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Date/Time (America/Vancouver)
Date(s) - 2022 Jun 19
11:00 am - 04:00 pm

MTG: Booster Draft

Judge Conference

About the Event

Welcome to the June 2022 Vancouver Mock Tournament! This event is a foil-supported, in-person mock tournament with a cap of 35 attendees, with the aim of increasing judges’ preparedness for upcoming Regional Championship Qualifier and F2F Tour events.

This event will be held in-person at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. Due to the logistics of holding a mock tournament, there will not be a hybrid option.

Eligibility and Foil Support

Foil support is available for presenters and all Judge Academy certified judge (Level 1, 2, or 3) attendees. Attendees residing in BC and Canada will be prioritized if the number of applications exceeds the attendee cap.

Due to the in-person focused nature of this conference, please only apply if you are able and willing to travel to the conference location in Vancouver, BC.

As an in-person conference, packs will contain the following cards: Parallel Lives; Stranglehold; Zacama, Primal Calamity; Morophon, The Boundless.

Foils will be distributed at the end of the conference day.

Event Format and Rules Enforcement Level

This mock tournament will be a Phantom Booster Draft (draft product and basic lands will be supplied by the organizers, and you are expected to return them at the end of the tournament). Please bring your own draft sleeves. If you have pre-sleeved basic lands, that will save you some deckbuilding time.

This mock tournament will generally be held at Competitive REL. Obtaining the Competitive REL Policy badge (earned by either passing the Competitive REL Policy Test, or being L2) before the event is recommended, but not required. If you do not feel comfortable working with Competitive REL, please indicate this in your application, and we will do our best to accommodate.

Application Deadline

Applications for attendees will close Sunday, May 29 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Sample guiding questions for your cover letter: What do you want to learn from this event? What would you like to see in this event?

This cover letter does not need to be terribly long, but tell us why you want to be here!

Call for Presenters

Presenters will serve as the Head Judge for one of the four rounds of the mock tournament. Presenters will be responsible for designing scenarios (e.g. infractions such as “player accidentally draws two cards for the turn instead of one”) to be acted out by Players during the round.

A total of four presenters will be needed for this mock tournament. The presenter application deadline is Sunday, May 15 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Event Roles

Head Judges (Presenters) will design short scenarios for the round, which will be acted out by Players. Head Judges will support Floor Judges with handling the calls if they are stuck, and will be involved in debriefing the scenarios at the end of each round.

Floor Judges (Attendees) will take calls in small teams (one leads the call, the rest will shadow), and will drive the debriefs at the end of each round. They will provide support to other Floor Judges in their team.

Players (Attendees) will be provided with scenarios, and will perform them during the round. They may provide feedback to Floor Judges that took their calls during the round during the debriefs.

Attendees will be assigned a role for each round, and will rotate through Floor Judge and Player roles in each of the four rounds. Roles will be assigned prior to the event; applications will ask for your preference in roles.

Event Safety Guidelines

In accordance with UBC’s latest COVID-19 Campus Rules update, masks (covering nose and mouth) are mandatory in order to attend, as the event is held in an indoor public space on campus.


This conference will be held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus. Due to the nature of finding empty classrooms in universities, the exact location of the conference will be announced on the morning of the conference, but it is expected to be inside the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Public transit to UBC is generally fast and reliable. For those staying near the F2F Tour tournament location in Burnaby, the 25 bus has a stop near the hotel and goes directly to UBC in a little over an hour (cash or “tap to pay” fares are $3.05 each way).

For those who are driving, the closest parking lot is the North Parkade (6115 Student Union Boulevard) — weekend parking rate is $10 for the entire day.

There is no venue fee for this conference.


All times below are in Pacific Time

11:00 AM — Welcome and opening remarks

11:10 AM — Draft

11:35 AM — Deckbuilding

12:00 PM — Round 1

12:40 PM — Round 1 Debrief

12:55 PM — Break

1:00 PM — Round 2

1:40 PM — Round 2 Debrief

1:55 PM — Break

2:00 PM — Round 3

2:40 PM — Round 3 Debrief

2:55 PM — Break

3:00 PM — Round 4

3:40 PM — Round 4 Debrief

3:55 PM — Closing remarks and foil distribution

Conference and Presenter Feedback

Conference feedback (for both the overall conference and presenters) is optional. If you choose to provide feedback, it will be tied to your name. Please keep your feedback constructive and actionable.

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