Well, I am back from Grand Prix Pittsburgh. It was a great event. I am glad that I was a part of the staff serving 1400 plus players in the main event. But let’s back up. I arrived in Pittsburgh Friday morning and left Sunday evening. Here is a brief overview of some of the experience.
On Friday I herded players to the correct location for registration.
Saturday was a different story. I was on the paper team for the main event. The most interesting ruling I had was well I didn’t have any of the cool ones. That does not mean that the event did not need judges, it just means the players have a good understanding of standard. My favorite ruling of the weekend has to be: A player with 0 cards in hand casts preordain. Instead of scrying 2, he makes puts both cards in hand and plays one of them, a land. The other remains in hand as he passes the turn. Ouch! Drawing Extra Cards, nope the card is easily identifiable. It was downgraded to a GRV and the card was returned to the top of the library.
Sunday, is never as busy as day 2. I worked side events. I floated around the floor as much as possible. I was fortunate enough to HJ 4 of the events. I think that is a fair amount considering we had divide the events up amongst about 20 judges. The Limited PTQ had an amazing 379 players. That is awesome
Special thanks to Mike Guptil, The Head Judges (Erik, and Kevin)all of the team leads, Wizards of the Coast, and all of the players.