Bushiroad Judge Program

Bushiroad Judge Program

Bushiroad Judge Program

As the tournament scene for Bushiroad’s Trading Card Games grows larger worldwide, we are seeking to gather fans who would love to assist in ensuring tournaments are professional and enjoyable.

The Bushiroad Judge Program aims to improve the quality of our tournaments by gathering judges who not only have an in-depth knowledge about the games and tournament organization, but are also willing to assist in providing the best experience for our players.


Anyone who is 18 years old and above, familiar with game rules of any Bushiroad Trading Card Game, willing to learn about organizing tournaments and is passionate about growing the community may apply for the Bushiroad Judge Program.


Online Test: August 30th, 2018 ~ September 19th, 2018 (Pacific Time)
Online Test Result Notification: By end of September 2018
Written Test & Interview: Bushiroad Championship Series 2018 location

Online Test

Interested parties may attempt the online judge test for an evaluation of their knowledge on Bushiroad’s trading card games. Candidates will also be evaluated based on their knowledge of the floor rules and game rulings of the selected game. Online tests for Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight are available.

The tests can be accessed here:
Cardfight!! Vanguard
Future Card Buddyfight
Weiss Schwarz

Written Test & Interview

Candidates who have passed the online test will have to undergo a second selection process, consisting of a written test and interview, at a Bushiroad Championship Series 2018 location. A field test as an event staff may be applicable to determine the candidate’s ability.

Officially Certified

Candidates who successfully pass the online test, written test, interview and field test (if applicable) will be certified as an official Bushiroad judge.

Rewards and Benefits

Official Bushiroad judges will receive an official judge shirt and are eligible to judge at any official Bushiroad tournament, which includes sanctioned events at shop and regional level.

*Compensation will be provided for any judge/judging appointments at official tournaments. Please check with the tournament organizer for details.

For official Bushiroad Judges who judge at Regional-level events, they will receive a hot-stamped PR card specific to their game, unique to each tournament circuit.

As this is the first time we’re introducing the hot-stamped Judge PR cards, applicants who successfully pass the BCS2018 Judge Program will receive the hot-stamped Judge PR cards at the Regional itself as well. For future circuits, only judges who were certified in previous circuits will receive the Judge PR cards.

Bushiroad Championship Series 2018 Judge PR Cards

Cardfight!! Vanguard Weiss Schwarz Future Card Buddyfight
VGE-V-BT02 is legal for use in tournament from 19th Oct, 2018 onwards KS/W55-E082R is legal for use in tournament from 30th Nov, 2018 onwards  

Frequently Asked Question

Q. I attempted the previous online test or interview but did not pass, am I able to try again this time?
A. Yes, you may try again this time.

Q. I attempted the previous test but did not receive any reply, what should I do?
A. You most likely did not make it past the previous test. We would suggest you try again with the current test.

Q. I have passed the online test but was not able to attend any interview in the previous test, what should I do?
A. Please participate in the current test.

Q. What should I do if I cannot attend an interview at any BCS2018 location?
A. Please kindly contact us to arrange for a timing convenient for all parties.

Q. Will there be another online test later in year 2019?
A. We are planning to run the Judge Program for every major tournament circuit. Please stay tuned for more information.

Q. I passed the previous test before 2018, do I need to retake the test?
A. For this first run of the Judge Program PR, we will allow previous successful candidates to obtain the Judge PR. However, we strongly recommend that judges who have passed the test in 2017 and before to retake the test, so as to keep their knowledge up to date as the game develops.

Q. How long does my judge certification last?
A. As we require our judges to be kept up-to-date with changes in the game & floor rules, judges will be required to retake the Judge Program every two years. A judge who passes the Judge Program in the Spring 2018 circuit will be eligible to judge up to and including the Spring 2020 circuit.

*Judges may be required to retake the Judge Program tests in the event of major changes to the game rules.

For inquiries, contact us at sg_support@bushiroad.com.