by Our region has 10+ (mini) conferences each year, and because we are quite small geographically, they have a higher purpose than education and practice alone. They are the social glue that keeps us together and united, despite the fact that we speak so many languages, and experience cultural differences from time to time. My preparation for this conference was certainly not optimal, to say the least. I was not selected to present a topic which I found a bit sad but got to participate
Welcome, and thanks for joining us at the Benelux Blog, where once again we will be putting the spotlight on some of the many sights of exemplary behaviour that were shown by judges from our region. We missed the last wave, because of "cough" reasons, but we will try to make up for it with this one: We will start with a recognition that was given to by our very own : You have been presenting a couple of seminars for the last two mini-conferences. These seminars are of outstanding quality.
Dear Magic-enthusiast! As you may or may not know, the beautiful city of Ghent is our host for two big Magic: the Gathering events in the near future. CardMarket Series Ghent in April and Magic Fest Ghent in September. Now, most tourists who want to see a historic city center in Belgium go to Bruges. However, in the author's subjective opinion, Ghent is the more awesome destination of the two. To convince you of this here is a small guide of Ghent written by . It’s not all of Ghent, that would
What does it mean to be a leader? Well, definitions, semantics and philosophy aside, in the BeNeLux it means you are an L3 or have been appointed as ‘Leadership’ because you took on a particular responsibility. That responsibility was being an Area Captain up until now, where people would reign supreme over a part of the region the size of 2-5 provinces. When the call came for Area Captain applications it became clear that we would be running into a few problems. One was that the state of development
I want to share with you all the experiences I had up to and including the RPTQ on december 9th. I hope you find some cool takeaways for yourselves. Application process RPTQ’s were definitely on my ‘Judge bucket list’. With them moving out of organized play this would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. I blocked the day in my schedule and wrote this cover letter: I have not judged an RPTQ and would very much like to change that. As you probably remember from the last 2 Dutch Nationals
Hello everybody and welcome to the Benelux Blog, where we are once again putting a couple of Exemplar recognitions in the spotlight, this time for Exemplar Wave 14! We’ve chosen five entries that we would like to share with you, and asked the recognized judges to enlighten us a bit more on what was going on. Our first spotlight goes to , who got recognized for his behaviour at GP Brussels by multiple people (way to go!). We chose the one from from France as the best example for the bunch: Emilyen,
Since the beginning of October, the BeNeLux region has a new Regional Coordinator: . We took a moment to ask him some questions about himself and the region. For the people who don’t know you very well, let’s start off with the basics. Describe yourself in a couple of sentences. I am a level 3 judge that currently lives in Ghent, in Belgium. I have lived in Germany and the Netherlands when I was young. I became a judge in 2007, played competitively in 2009 and 2010, then started taking
Hello everybody and welcome to the Benelux Blog, where we are once again putting a couple of Exemplar recognitions in the spotlight, this time for Exemplar Wave 13! We’ve chosen five entries that we would like to share with you and asked the recognized judges to enlighten us a bit more about what was going on. We decided to start off with a very practical one, in this case, a recognition from for : I was impressed by the 'be the judge' posters you brought along during the last local pptq.
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