The BJCP is organized into regions for administrative purposes per the BJCP Bylaws. Members within each region elect a Regional Representative to serve a three-year term on the BJCP Board of Directors. This page describes the current regional distribution, which is changed from time to time by the Board, as well as the regional election cycle.
In 2019, the BJCP Board voted to add three new international regions: Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA). These regions were created from the previous Northeast region that contained all international judges except western Canada. Canada will remain split between the North and Northeast regions. To further balance regions in North America, Nevada was moved from the Mountain/Northwest Region to the West Region.
Note: These maps and the following listing of states, countries, and dependent territories are for the purpose of providing a general approximation of BJCP regions. They are not meant to accurately depict any specific national, state, or political boundaries. The text listing is not comprehensive in nature and is limited to locations where BJCP members currently reside. Judges should refer to their online judge record to determine their assigned region. The first letter in the BJCP Judge ID (e.g. “A1234”) corresponds to the regions that existed when and where a judge took their first judging exam and does not change if regions change or a judge moves. In other words, a judge can move to a new state and change regions, but their BJCP ID number will never change.
BJCP Region Maps
Asia-Pacific and Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) Regions Map
Asia-Pacific Region List
Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Fiji, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan
Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) Region List
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, South Africa, Zambia
Latin America Region Map
Latin America Region List
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, El Salvador, Uruguay, Venezuela, US Virgin Islands
North American Regions Map
Mid-Atlantic Region List
Delaware, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia
Midwest Region List
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee
Mountain/Northwest Region List
Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
North Region List
U.S. States of Alaska, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Canadian Provinces and Territories of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.
Northeast Region List
U.S. States of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont; Canadian Provinces and Territories of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec.
South Region List
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, South Carolina
West Region List
California, Hawaii, Nevada
BJCP Election Schedule
Regional representative elections are conducted in each region every three years. The current election cycle is:
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Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA)
Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA)