"Mage" is about as specific as "AD", so it's hard to give advice for that many champions. Most of them are at least playable on Dominion. The mages that really excel are either strong pushers in bot lane (Morgana, Soraka, Cass, Malz, Heimer), or powerful nukers in top lane (Kassadin, LeBlanc, Ahri), or ones that are OP in some other unique way (Ryze).
But other mages can do really well too. I've had gold medal games with Karma, Nunu, Amumu, Janna, Sona and others. You just need to find a build that works, and play sensibly. Exploit your strengths. Don't run in and expect to facetank Lee Sin in a 1v1 if you're building full squishy. Pick up Rylai's/Sweeper/ROA/Veil if you need some health.
If you named a couple of mages in particular, it would be easier to give some tips.