There was a topic overhere were someone got the answer of POP that a not grandfathered judge was not allowed to judge at a CC. I asked POP if there has to be a Prof as judge or headjudge at a premier event. And also why a prof is not allowed overhere to start/run a league. Again the answer showed me that POP is baked air. International OP is based on who shuts up is allowed to organize a CC or prerelease, NO MATTER if you are skilled. NO equalty, and for me this means any winner of the coming worlds will be not the World Champion. (which World are we talking about?) If really good players not getting the change to participate in league, CC or anything else, because the distributor is not willing to let a professor organize a CC in their region, then you can't compare your skills. If you can't play against other real good players, the status of National Champion or World Champion is baked air. This is the answer. So Canada, just juse your ex-prof as judge. Professors are NOT required as judges or organizers at events. We merely recommend their use, per the organizer’s discretion, as an excellent resource of rules and tournament knowledge. Professors are NOT granted any special privileges simply through their status. Some professors in the US are allowed to run leagues at non-retail locations that have been pre-approved by POP. International distributors are not required to do the same. Professors show their value to organizers by working with them, by being helpful at tournaments and other events. If a particular organizer does not feel that a Professor is qualified, or has other reasons that they do not want the Professor representing their events, that is their prerogative.