Judge Regional Coordinators

Posted in NEWS on March 21, 2008

Do you want more information about the judge program or in becoming a judge? Do you need to find judges to help at your events? Or are you a judge that wants to find out about judging opportunities? Do you need advice on best practices when running events or want to improve the events that you are already running? The judge program has Regional Coordinators covering the globe that are there to help with all areas of tournament Magic.

To contact the appropriate Regional Coordinator click the link by their name below. You will need your membership number and password to login for the redirect to the Judge Center.

    North America


Regional Coordinator: Gavin Duggan
Countries: Canada


Regional Coordinator: Riki Hayashi
States: Alaska, Colorado (effective Jan. 1, 2013), Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming


Regional Coordinator: Sean Catanese
States: Arizona, California, Nevada


Regional Coordinator: Steven Briggs
States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Wisconsin


Regional Coordinator: Kevin Binswanger
States: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas


Regional Coordinator: Shawn Doherty
States: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont


Regional Coordinator: Nicholas Sabin
States: District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia


Regional Coordinator: Justin Turner
States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina Countries: Barbados, Puerto Rico (shared with Damian Hiller)

    Central and South America

Latin America-Spanish

Regional Coordinator: Damian Hiller
Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela


Regional Coordinator: Thales Bittencourt
Countries: Brazil



Regional Coordinator: Richard Drijvers
Countries: Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands

German speaking countries

Regional Coordinator: Michael Wiese
Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland


Regional Coordinator: George Trichopoulos
Countries: Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey


Regional Coordinator: Sebastian Pekala
Countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic


Regional Coordinator: Johanna Virtanen
Countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden


Regional Coordinator: Guillaume Beuzelin
Countries: France

Italy amp; Malta

Regional Coordinator: Cristiana Dionisio
Countries: Italy, Malta

Russia amp; Russian speaking countries

Regional Coordinator: Eugene Bazhenov
Countries: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine

Spain amp; Portugal

Regional Coordinator: Alfonso Bueno
Countries: Portugal, Spain

United Kingdom amp; South Africa

Regional Coordinator: David Lyford-Smith
Countries: Great Britain, Ireland, South Africa


China amp; Korea

Regional Coordinator: Edwin Zhang
Countries amp; regions: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea


Regional Coordinator: Makino Mitsunori
Countries: Japan

South East Asia

Regional Coordinator: Wearn Chong
Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand


Australia amp; New Zealand

Regional Coordinator: Nathan Brewer
Countries: Australia, New Zealand

    Countries alphabetically
Albania Europe-East George Trichopoulos
Argentina Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
Australia Australia amp; New Zealand Nathan Brewer
Austria German speaking countries Michael Wiese
BarbadosRussia amp; Russian speaking countries Eugene Bazhenov
Belarus USA-SouthEast Justin Turner
Belgium BeNeLux Richard Drijvers
Bolivia Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
Bosnia Europe-East George Trichopoulos
Brazil Brazil Thales Bittencourt
Bulgaria Europe-East George Trichopoulos
Canada Canada Gavin Duggan
Chile Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
China China Edwin Zhang
Colombia Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
Costa Rica Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
Croatia Europe-East George Trichopoulos
Cyprus Europe-East George Trichopoulos
Czech Republic Europe-Mid-East Sebastian Pekala
Denmark Europe-North Johanna Virtanen
Dominican Republic Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
Ecuador Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
El Salvador Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
Estonia Europe-North Johanne Virtanen
Finland Europe-North Johanna Virtanen
France France Alexis Rassel
Germany German speaking countries Michael Wiese
Greece Europe-East George Trichopoulos
Guatemala Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
Honduras Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
Hong Kong China Edwin Zhang
Hungary Europe-Mid-East Sebastian Pekala
Iceland Europe-North Johanna Virtanen
Indonesia South East Asia Wearn Chong
Ireland United Kingdom amp; South Africa Kim Warren
Israel Europe-East George Trichopoulos
Italy Italy amp; Malta Cristiana Dionisio
Japan Japan amp; Korea Mitsunori Makino
Kazakhstan Russia amp; Russian speaking countries Eugene Bazhenov
Korea Japan amp; Korea Mitsunori Makino
Latvia Europe-North Johanna Virtanen
Lithuania Europe-North Johanna Virtanen
Luxembourg BeNeLux Richard Drijvers
Macedonia Europe-East George Trichopoulos
Malaysia South East Asia Wearn Chong
Malta Italy amp; Malta Cristiana Dionisio
Mexico Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
Montenegro Europe-East George Trichopoulos
Netherlands BeNeLux Richard Drijvers
New Zealand Australia amp; New Zealand Nathan Brewer
Nicaragua Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
Norway Europe-North Johanna Virtanen
Panama Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
Peru Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
PhillipinesSouth East Asia Wearn Chong
Poland Europe-Mid-East Sebastian Pekala
Portugal Spain amp; Portugal Alfonso Bueno
Puerto Rico Latin America-Spanish / USA-SouthEast Damian Hiller and Justin Turner
Romania Europe-East George Trichopoulos
Russia Russia amp; Russian speaking countries Eugene Bazhenov
Serbia Europe-East George Trichopoulos
Singapore South East Asia Wearn Chong
Slovak Republic Europe-Mid-East Sebastian Pekala
Slovenia Europe-East George Trichopoulos
South Africa United Kingdom amp; South Africa Kim Warren
Spain Spain amp; Portugal Alfonso Bueno
Sweden Europe-North Johanna Virtanen
Switzerland German speaking countries Michael Wiese
Taiwan China Edwin Zhang
Thailand South East Asia Wearn Chong
Turkey Europe-East George Trichopoulos
Ukraine Russia amp; Russian speaking countries Eugene Bazhenov
United Kingdom United Kingdom amp; South Africa Kim Warren
Unites States see below various
Uruguay Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
Venezuela Latin America-Spanish Damian Hiller
    US states

See also the map.

State/Territory Region Coordinator
Alabama SouthEast Justin Turner
Alaska NorthWest Riki Hayashi
Arizona SouthWest Sean Catanese
Arkansas South Kevin Binswanger
California SouthWest Sean Catanese
Colorado South Riki Hayashi
Connecticut NorthEast Shawn Doherty
Delaware NorthEast Shawn Doherty
District of Columbia MidAtlantic Nicholas Sabin
Florida SouthEast Justin Turner
Georgia SouthEast Justin Turner
Guam NorthWest Riki Hayashi
Hawaii NorthWest Riki Hayashi
Idaho NorthWest Riki Hayashi
Illinois Central Steven Briggs
Indiana Central Steven Briggs
Iowa MidWest Steven Briggs
Kansas South Kevin Binswanger
Kentucky MidAtlantic Steven Briggs
Louisiana South Kevin Binswanger
Maine NorthEast Shawn Doherty
Maryland MidAtlantic Nicholas Sabin
Massachusetts NorthEast Shawn Doherty
Michigan MidWest Steven Briggs
Minnesota MidWest Steven Briggs
Mississippi SouthEast Justin Turner
Missouri South Steven Briggs
Montana NorthWest Riki Hayashi
Nebraska MidWest Steven Briggs
Nevada SouthWest Sean Catanese
New Hampshire NorthEast Shawn Doherty
New Jersey NorthEast Shawn Doherty
New Mexico South Kevin Binswanger
New York NorthEast Shawn Doherty
North Carolina SouthEast Nicholas Sabin
North Dakota MidWest Steven Briggs
Ohio Central Steven Briggs
Oklahoma South Kevin Binswanger
Oregon NorthWest Riki Hayashi
Pennsylvania MidAtlantic Steven Briggs
Rhode Island NorthEast Shawn Doherty
South Carolina SouthEast Justin Turner
South Dakota MidWest Steven Briggs
Tennessee MidAtlantic Nicholas Sabin
Texas South Kevin Binswanger
Utah SouthWest Riki Hayashi
Vermont NorthEast Shawn Doherty
Virginia MidAtlantic Nicholas Sabin
Washington NorthWest Riki Hayashi
West Virginia MidAtlantic Nicholas Sabin
Wisconsin MidWest Steven Briggs
Wyoming South Riki Hayashi

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