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Date(s) - 2022 Mar 18
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Thank you for your interest in applying for a Keystone position at SCG CON Indianapolis. Keystone judges form the backbone of the floor staff and are more likely to be use in team lead roles on larger tournaments. Keystone judges have longer shifts, receive additional compensation, and are eligible for, but not guaranteed, a hotel sponsorship.
NOTE: Floor Judge applications for SCG CON Indianapolis will open on January 24th, 2022.
Below, you will find all the information you’ll need to apply for a Keystone position. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at We look forward to working with you!
SCG CON Indianapolis will take place on March 18-20, 2022 at the Indianapolis Convention Center
  • Team $25K Head Judge: Steven Zwanger
  • The Calling Head Judge: Amanda Coots
  • Magic Side Events Leads: Abraham Corson
  • Flesh and Blood Side Events Lead: TBD
  • Additional Head Judges: Michael Arrowsmith, Minh Vu, Elliot Raff, Niccolo Paqueo
Judges selected for Keystone will arrive when the doors open, receive a 1-hour lunch break, and are expected to stay through the end of all events. Keystone judges are experienced and will often be used in Judge Leadership positions throughout the weekend. Judges selected for Keystone may be considered for a hotel sponsorship.
Approximate shift times:
  • Friday – 11:30 am – approximately 9:30 pm
  • Saturday – 8:00 am – approximately 8:00 pm
  • Sunday – 8:00 am – approximately 7:00 pm
Judges will receive $275 for each Keystone Shift. To apply to be a Keystone Judge at SCG CON Indianapolis, you should be confident in your ability to be a leader on the floor and support both Regular and Competitive REL events.
Judges may apply for Keystone at SCG CON Indianapolis and SCG CON Dallas through this Application Form. If you anticipate being unable to arrive on time or are requesting special accommodation for the beginning or end of your shifts, please contact us at
Judges at Star City Games events are expected to positively contribute to the atmosphere of the event. They should behave in a professional manner at all times and constructively engage with players and other staff to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all attendees. Judges are expected to arrive on time and in appropriate attire to begin judging at the start of their assigned shifts.
Magic focused Judges at Star City Games events are expected to prepare for each event by reviewing the Magic Tournament Rules, Comprehensive Rules, Infraction Procedure Guide, and Judging at Regular REL documents. These documents can be found at the Magic Judges Document Center.
Flesh and Blood focused Judges at Star City Games events are expected to prepare for each event by reviewing the Tournament Rules and Policy, Comprehensive Rules, and Penalty Guidelines. These documents can be found at the Flesh and Blood Rules and Policy Center.
Judges at SCG CON Indianapolis will be provided a blue judge shirt, which is expected to be returned at the conclusion of the event. The Judge should arrive with black professional attire and black, comfortable shoes. During breaks, or any other time that a judge is off duty, judges should remove or cover their judge shirt.
Judges are independent contractors and will be required to sign an event contract for their work at a SCG CON Indianapolis. Compensation will be provided in the form of a check at the conclusion of your final shift of the weekend or mailed to your address following the event. International judges may elect to receive their compensation in the form of a PayPal payment sent the week following the event instead. All Judges are required to submit a valid US tax form (W-9 or W-8 BEN) to Star City Games, in order to receive compensation.
To Apply, we ask all applicants for Keystone at SCG CON Indianapolis and SCG CON Dallas to complete this Application Form. Please complete all questions to the best of your ability. The application window for this event will close at 11:59 PM Pacific time on Monday, January 24th, 2022.
We will be utilizing the SCG Judge Discord for event information and updates as well providing more direct access to our staff before, during, and after events. If you are interested in applying for this event, or any future Star City Games events, we invite you to join the Discord server here.
To ensure the health and safety of our players, vendors, guests, and staff, all SCG CON Indianapolis attendees will be required to wear masks while inside any of our event halls (except for when eating or drinking) and provide either a) proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or b) a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event date. Please note that we reserve the right to modify our Health and Safety Policies as new information becomes available.
As per the Wizards Play Network (WPN) policy posted in the Magic Rules and Documents, Star City Games is required to perform background checks on all public facing staff, including judges, contracted to work at our events. All judges may be asked to provide necessary information and consent required for Star City Games to engage a third-party organization to conduct a background check. Please note that these forms must be completed and returned by their respective deadline(s) if you wish to be considered for a contracted judge position at a Star City Games event.
Judges wishing to apply for this event after the application window has closed should email Please note that late applications will be considered at a lower priority than those received during the official application window.
The Application Form for SCG CON Indianapolis Keystone will close at 11:59 PM (Pacific) on Monday, January 24th, 2022.
Selections for SCG CON Indianapolis Keystone will be announced on or before Friday, January 28th, 2022.
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