This is a five-round two-day 40k ITC Major tournament. We use ITC Champion missions, with 2.5 hour rounds. Overall placing in the event is determined by both battle points, and a fixed painting rubric.
This tournament takes “beer and pretzels” seriously. Gaming requires food, so included in the price of your ticket is a pizza lunch. We provide the food on Saturday, and you can provide your own beverage by purchasing from Guardian Games. All drinks (including alcohol) must be purchased from the store. So no water bottles, or liquid of any kind is permitted due to regulation. In addition, we have a mass reservation for 50+ at Bunk Bar, which is down the street from Guardian. We will gather there for drinks and hanging out after the end of the third round on Saturday - roughly 8:00pm.
With 64 player spots, this event will qualify as a major tournament for ITC purposes. Also, as an ITC event, players are required to use the Best Coast Pairings app. All lists must be uploaded into the app in standardized format, with a list submission deadline of November 1, 2019. Late submission will result in an ITC yellow card.
Unlike traditional ITC events, battle points alone WILL NOT be what determines who wins the event. Instead, this event incorporates soft scores. As a result, the final placements for the event will depend on a combination of battle scores and painting scores. We will be using the Warzone Atlanta painting rubric, available here. There is a maximum of 33 paint points available. Your paint score will be applied to each of the five rounds. And under ITC Champion missions, there are 42 potential maximum battle points in each round. Combined with paint score, this yields a maximum of 75 points possible in each round.
2000 pts, all current books and legal armies allowed. Rules cutoff is November 1, 2019. No rules changes enacted after November 1, 2019 will be in effect.
3 color minimum and basing required. Models not conforming will be removed from play. Appearance will be judged by a panel of experienced painters, judging on technique, theme, all according to the standard rubric. Painting score WILL be a factor in determining who wins the event. Display boards encouraged.
ITC Champion missions will be used.
Each round is 2.5 hours. Players are encouraged to keep an eye on the clock and try to complete their turns quickly. If time is called at the 2.5-hour mark, and the players have not mutually agreed on the points won in the game, it will be up to the sole discretion of the tournament organizer to either call the game for one person or the other, or to declare no winner. This ruling may be arbitrary and subjective, and is not appealable. Players who do not want their games determined by arbitrary ruling should play quickly and efficiently. Chess clocks will be available upon request from any player. The top 4 tables of day 2 will be REQUIRED to use chess clocks according to the ITC chess clock rules.
Date & Time
The event is November 16th and November 17th, 2019.
CHECK-IN- Saturday 10:00-11:00
ROUND ONE -Saturday 11:00 - 1:30
LUNCH PROVIDED 1:30-2:00
ROUND TWO - Saturday 2:00-4:30
ROUND THREE - Saturday 5:00-7:30
RESERVATIONS AT BUNK BAR 8:00-10:00
CHECK-IN - Sunday 12:00-12:30
ROUND FOUR - Sunday 12:30-3:00
ROUND FIVE - 3:30-6:00
AWARDS - 6:00-6:30
The ITC Code fo Conduct will be strictly enforced, with all yellow and red cards reported to the ITC and other Tournament Organizers. This is a fun event. We roll dice, eat good food, and have a beer (Guardian Games serves beer). The goal is to have fun, and to give fun games to an opponent. All players will be expected to conduct themselves in a sportsman-like manner.
The cost to play in this tournament will be $55.00, this includes lunch on Saturday.
There will be awards for:
Best overall (combination of battle points and paint score)
Best battle score
As well as raffle prizes