From 2017, we started trying something new in the region. And from this year, I’ll be writing a report to let you know what I did in for every three months. Of course, if you have any question, feel free to let me know!
1/1 and 7/1. Area within 10 judges will get RMB 500 for six months, and areas with more than 10 judges will get RMB 50 for each judges access 10. The budget for the first half of 2017 will be:
North：48 judges, RMB 2400
East：53 judges, RMB 2650
Mid：10 judges, RMB 500
South / HK：36 judges, RMB 1800
Northwest：3 judges, RMB 500
Southwest：9 judges, RMB 500
Taiwan： 51 judges, RMB 2550
Korea：49 judges, RMB 2450
The details of the judge fund for the first quarter of 2017 as following:
(See attached Excel)
4. Judge Development
From 2017, the level 1 candidate pre-test requirement will still be with the official one, which means every candidate had judged in 2 events will be able to take the written test, while the tester is still the final arbiter to pass the interview of the candidate or not. If the tester believe the candidate should not pass the L1 test, (s)he has to point it out in the review for the candidate to improve. If after the candidate pass the test, the tester believes the judge is not qualified to be a judge, he has to contact the RC immediately, RC will contact JCC to demote the judge to uncertified if needed.
In the first quarter of this year, we got 4 new L2 judges! HongQuan Zhao (Qingdao), Siyang Li (Hangzhou), Hao Cui (Nanjing) and Jungmin Park (Korea)! We appreciate for everything they did for the community, and we wish all the L2 candidates can make it in the coming future!
5. Exemplar Feedback
We collected everyone’s feedback at the beginning of the year (from Chinese only this time), and are still discussing about it. If you have any other feedback you’d like to talk about the Exemplar program, please feel free to let me know!
6. Judge Name Tag
All the Korean judges will get one name tag with thieir Korean name on it! If you need more than one, please let Woosuk know before this weekend. The tag is RMB 10.
7. Grand Prix Beijing
Grand Prix Beijing will be held on 5/5-7 in Beijing Technology University! No matter you will be coming as judges, as staff, as player, or just come looking around, welcome to have a talk with me 😃 The RC working hours will be 14400-1600 from Friday to Sunday (need reservation), so if you want to ask anything, know anything, suggest anything, please let me kn
1. Area development and representative
We started trying to use areas and have a rep to be in charge of the judge development and conferences in the area. If you have any question, just poke them 🙂
Northeast and North (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanxi, Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Helongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning)
Lei Zhou / email@example.com
East (Shanghai, Shandong, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi)
Yi Shen / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid (Henan, Hubei, Hunan)
South / HK (Guangxi, Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau)
Northwest (Shangxi, Ningxia, Gangsu, Qinghai, Xinjiang)
Guanghua Xu / email@example.com
Southwest (Chongqing, Quizhou, Shichuan, Yunnan, Tibet)
Xiaoping Peng / firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Horng / email@example.com
Woosuk Lee / firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Judge Conference
Thje first Chinese regional conference will be holding on 4/15-16 in Wuxi, and the first Korean regional conference was held on 3/25 in Seoul. In the second half of the year, each area will hold their own judge conference. We hope by doing this, all the judges will be able to join at least one judge conference every year and don’t need to worry about the expense.
3. Judge Fund and regional area sponsorship
From 2017, judge fund will be managed more in details. I’ll take care of the accounting by myself, and Haitao Jia will be responsible for the cashier. The main revenue will be the foil supports from WotC, and the balance after making judges goodies or organizing judge conferences. The budget in the first half of 2017 will be:
Regional Project Sponsorship (10%) (around RMB 4000)
Regional Judge Conference (30%) (around RMB 12000)
Area Development (30%) (around RMB 12000)
RC use (For regional things) (30%) (about RMB 12000)
Area sponsor will be in budget, which means all the rep can organize activities in their area, like holding judge conference, support judge development, area projects, etc. The budget will be assigned for every six months, based on the judge numbers onow!
If you have any other questions, please feel free to let me know! I’ll see you either in Grand Prix Beijing, or the RC report next time!
Regional Coordinator for China Region：
王恒 Hans Wang