Although contests are not insanely popular, judges are still an important part of the URPG in order for Contests to function properly. Contests are a good source of income, both coordinators- and judges-wise. In fact, judging is considered as the easiest out of the four jobs in URPG (referee, grader, and ranger), and is generally considered the second fastest job to complete. Also, as a judge, you would be able to claim your pay immediately after you have finished judging a contest and posted your log. Talk about immediate rewards. This post will detail the steps to become a judge.
Note: Judges should be reasonably fast, accurate, have all the information in front of them, ready to answer any question, and most importantly, respectful of the contest. There is no favoring one coordinator over the other - that is cheating.
You should have a general understanding of how contests work in the URPG. Having experience of how Contest work in R/S/E, D/P/P and B/W contests in the games is a plus point.
You should familiarize yourself with the information in All About Contests
and the Judging Encyclopedia
. You should be able to use your resources. Use the Contest Moves List (R/S/E Mode)
or the Contest Moves List (D/P/P Mode)
Contest Moves List (B/W Mode)[
when you need to know how each move works when appealed.
Familiarize yourself with the judging formulas, move type compatibility, crowd meter/judge voltage, appeal orders, and contest terms. Most judges know the following, or at least the crux of these so they can judge accurately and at a relatively fast speed.
Try practice judging by looking at forum contests and see if you can get the same results as the judge. You can also see if you get the same thing as the judge in your own contests.
Take the Judge Quiz.
After you pass the Judge Quiz, you can take the RSE|DPP Judge Test. In the Judge Test, you will have judge a contest given by a Judge Tester. All you have to do is contact any Ref Tester on AIM to be tested. If you fail the Judge Test, you must wait at least one week (168 hours) before taking it again.
If you want to take the B/W Judge Test you must have passed the Judge Quiz first and be a ref. Contact any Ref Tester on AIM to be tested. If you fail the Judge Test, you must wait at least one week (168 hours) before taking it again.
If you have any questions about anything about judging or becoming a judge, feel free to contact the Head Judge or any of the Senior Judges.