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skcuzzlebumm
Tue Sep 21 2010, 10:49AM
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What is this all about?

Unhappy with the changes to the GW Throne of Skulls Grand Tournament?

Wish someone would organise an event like the old GW GT’s?

With the change in format to the GW Throne of Skulls Grand Tournament we feel that there is now a demand for a player driven Grand Tournament, where the focus is on a players gaming prowess.

Announcing the UK 40K GT. This is an event organised by a number of well known tournament players and members of the UK gaming club community with the aim of providing a non comp, no holds barred event for gamers.

We hope the UK 40K GT will expand over the years to become one of the UK's premier 40k tournaments. However as with all things we must start small and realistic, therefore for its first year we are holding a single tournament at Maelstrom Games Eye of the Storm venue on the 26th and 27th March 2011. We envisage this event will prove so successful that we are able to hold regional heats across the UK with a percentage of top finishers qualifying for a Grand Final to decide the UK’s ultimate 40K champion. A number of potential venues across the UK have already pledged their future support and we need your help to make this happen! Yes, this year will be only a single event, but the more popular it proves the greater our scope becomes to expand for the future. Therefore this really is going to be a truly player driven event as its increased size, scope and success will depend upon the support you give.

As we have said this year’s inaugural tournament is being held at Maelstrom Games Eye of the Storm venue on the 26th and 27th March 2011. Tickets will be £35 which includes a hot/cold buffet lunch on both days, and an evening meal on Saturday. Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis and can be purchased on www.uk40kgt.co.uk from Monday 4th October 2010 at 6pm GMT.

The event will consist of 6 games at 1750pts over 2 days with no composition restrictions beyond you may only use current and official Games Workshop Warhammer 40,000 Codices (so no Forge World) with the standard force organisation chart. The first round will be a random draw, with subsequent rounds being drawn on a swiss system because if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best!

For full details of the event please download the RULES PACK

There will be a minimum painting standard to be adhered to, similar to that employed over the years at the GW Throne of Skulls Grand Tournaments. This is because all of us prefer to face painted armies across professional built boards and terrain. There will be awards for the best painted army at the event, but there will be no soft scores to speak of. Your final ranking at the event will be based solely upon your gaming prowess. We understand that this may not appeal to everyone, but we feel there are plenty of excellent events across the UK with a stronger hobby over gaming focus; such as Games Workshops own Throne of Skulls Grand Tournament. That is not to say however, that we will tolerate poor sportsmanship (WAACer's) at our events, as we believe that it is entirely possible to play both tough and fair. Winning and having fun are not mutually exclusive and we hope to prove that with this event.

We have also set up a small forum; http://independentukgrandtournaments.freeforums.org. This is intended to be a venue for people to discuss the particulars of the UK 40K GT, whether that be submitting a rules question for the FAQ team, discussing travel arrangements, army lists, or even just laying down some smack talk.

Hopefully this has whetted your appetite for the event and you are already ear marking you calendars for the 26th and 27th March 2011. As we have mentioned above tickets can be purchased direct from www.uk40kgt.co.uk on Monday 4th October 2010 at 6pm GMT.

Until then however, "Stay Frosty"

Regards

The UK 40K GT Committee: Bunny, Kong, Lash Machine, Lord Flashheart, Mattrs, MJayC50, Nature Boy and Skcuzzlebumm

[ Edited Thu Oct 07 2010, 08:21PM ]
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skcuzzlebumm
Tue Sep 21 2010, 10:49AM
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ENTRANTS LIST

N.B If you see you name down multiple times this means you need to email: uk40kgt©gmail.com and confirm who is coming please.

1 Gaz Jones
2 Chris Green
3 Filippo Cipriani
4 Chris Penfold
5 Gordon Wilson
6 John Jasinski
7 David Richardson
8 James Karch
9 Simon Ellis
10 Pete Ganderton
11 Andrew Bampton
12 Tim King
13 Graham White
14 James Meikle
15 Alex Harrison
16 Gary Marsh
17 Robert Kancidrowski
18 Alex West
19 Michael Bolton
20 Neil Gibbons
21 Rob Cullen
22 Craig Green
23 Mark Burstall
24 Josh Roberts
25 Mike Newman
26 Allen El-Sour
27 Gareth Donnelly
28 Gareth Donnelly
29 Adam Smith
30 James Le Grys
31 Jake Wilstrop
32 Matthew Tennant
33 Stu Dickson
34 Lee Ridgeway
35 Harry Allen
36 Andrew Lane
37 Simon Thorne
38 James Ramsay
39 Matthew Robertson
40 Martin Ramsden
41 Graham Apperley
42 Nathan Roberts
43 Kiran Reddy
44 Sharan Reddy
45 Nick Simmerson
46 Andy Oakham
47 Walter Simpson
48 Biggs Hancock
49 Matt Gough
50 Steve Peters
51 Chris Bowbrick
52 Peter Sidaway
53 Jack Rawcliffe-Foo
54 Karl Bickley
55 Andrew Rutter
56 Gary Percival
57 Alessandro Azzone
58 S R Smith
59 Simon Edwards
60 Nicholas Hyland
61 Rob Peck
62 James Duguid
63 Callum Duguid
64 Ben Harris
65 Andrew Taylor
66 Nicola Taylor
67 Sean Gill
68 Steve Hedges
69 Oliver Hedges
70 Martin Barrow
71 John Holland
72 Chris Cook
73 Thomas Jackson
74 Piers Barrow
75 Michael Simpson
76 Paul Turner
77 Roy Finch-Spencer
78 Rob Duck
79 Richard Woods
80 Karl Darley
81 Steve Revis
82 Phil Maclean
83 Nick Tydesley
84 Joby Davis
85 Douglas Lang
86 Richard Simms
87 Liam Royle
88 Scott Mills
89 Peter Cooke
90 Michael Purvis
91 A Roberts
92 Andy Garrard
93 Brian Crew
94 Geoff Hamilton
95 Rob Simms
96 Paul Burke
97 Andy Smith
98 Jason Annette
99 Bob Wolstencroft
100 Chris Dickinson
101 Sam Dickinson
102 Lefteris Gavalas
103 Iain Miller
104 Mark Dickinson
105 Gaz Taylor
106 Timothy Smith
107 Michael Smith
108 Graham Simpson
109 Justin Read
110 Darren Dougan
111 Dan Fortnum
112 Charlie Smith
113 Dan Fortnum
114 Scott Nichols
115 Maurice Peachey
116 Maurice Peachey
117 Paul Croghan
118 COMMITTEE
119 COMMITTEE
120 COMMITTEE

*** Please note this is updated manually so please give us a little time ****

RESERVES LIST

Please email uk40kgt©gmail.com if you wish to be added to the reserve list.

1 Nigel King
2 Alan Banebridge

[ Edited Thu Oct 07 2010, 08:22PM ]
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spikydavid
Tue Sep 21 2010, 12:51PM
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Typo in your post - you've written 1750 when you meant 1500
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skcuzzlebumm
Tue Sep 21 2010, 01:03PM
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Nope it is defo meant to be 1750 - didn't you hear that is what all the cool kids are playing now
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spikyjames
Tue Sep 21 2010, 03:42PM
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Nah, that's what all the sheep are playing now!

oh, and the americans......

More seriously, good to see you've got this off the ground mate, will have to see if i can attend.
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spikydavid
Tue Sep 21 2010, 04:47PM
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skcuzzlebumm wrote ...

Nope it is defo meant to be 1750 - didn't you hear that is what all the cool kids are playing now


Let's face it, playing at 1750 is just an admission you can't get the job done at 1500
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marshalzion
Tue Sep 21 2010, 05:23PM
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Sounds really cool. Could well be up for that.
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skcuzzlebumm
Tue Sep 21 2010, 06:37PM
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@ James: I don't get this 'following the yanks thing'. I've been going to 1750 tourneys in the UK for close to 10 years now. The yanks used to play 1850 but for the past 5 years 2k has pretty much being their exclusive points size.

@ David: I feel that 1750 is a different game to 1500, no less or more tactical. Some armies get a little better, some get a little worse. Same as playing at 1,000. So I have to ask if you can get it done at 1500 why aint you at Vapnartak playing 1k or is that too hard for you

Either way I am sure we are all going to be argueing about this over pints at Starsmash - very excited about coming down again.
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spikyjames
Tue Sep 21 2010, 09:51PM
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Looking forward to it aswell mate
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spikydavid
Wed Sep 22 2010, 07:59AM
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skcuzzlebumm wrote ...

@ David: I feel that 1750 is a different game to 1500, no less or more tactical. Some armies get a little better, some get a little worse. Same as playing at 1,000. So I have to ask if you can get it done at 1500 why aint you at Vapnartak playing 1k or is that too hard for you

Either way I am sure we are all going to be argueing about this over pints at Starsmash - very excited about coming down again.


1750 is a similar game to 1750, if you're playing on a 7'x4' board. Adding extra points, but not increasing the table size, makes for a different game. The same is true for going down to 1000 - that should really be played on a 4'x4' board.

As for 1000 points - far too easy. Like you said, some armies get better, some get worse - Orks get a *lot* better at 1000 points. At the last 1000 point tournament I went to, I tabled two of my opponents, and the third opponent only had a single model left

Like you say, something to argue about over beer...
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nosferatu1001
Wed Sep 22 2010, 04:52PM

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Nah, rum or whisky, beer just isnt getting it done

Sounds good, whereabouts is the venue? Could organise a spiky trip there, show our faces. Unless we get humiliated, in which case we'll pretend we're from BFG...
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skcuzzlebumm
Wed Sep 22 2010, 08:04PM
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Maelstrom Games Eye of the Storm venue is in Mansfield, only 1 junction north from Nottingham and 10-15mins by train.
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SpikyJohn
Sun Oct 03 2010, 12:00PM
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I am definately up for this one so can give people a lift if some other spiky lads want to head up!

Well assuming we get tickets etc.

Neil, I read that tickets are being announced on the 4th October (tomorrow) is that still the case?
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nosferatu1001
Sun Oct 03 2010, 02:39PM

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If myself and Moz go we would have 2 car spaces as well, we're always happy to give lifts
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spikyjames
Sun Oct 03 2010, 03:36PM
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This means i'll probably end up getting a ticket myself now!

We're getting quite good a going to events as a club

James
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MJayC50
Sun Oct 03 2010, 07:54PM
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hopefully all the OGC reg's will be coming along as well so we can have a good piss up with our spiky mates
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skcuzzlebumm
Sun Oct 03 2010, 08:30PM
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JohnJ wrote ...

Neil, I read that tickets are being announced on the 4th October (tomorrow) is that still the case?



The website is all ready along with the webstore, all I am waiting on is the transfer to a .co.uk address to be completed and then I will turn it all on live tomorrow evening.
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spikyjames
Sun Oct 03 2010, 08:31PM
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Cool, hopefully i'll be able to get a couple of tickets off of you tomorrow night then.

James

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SpikyJohn
Sun Oct 03 2010, 08:42PM
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Nice...I am sure we can figure it out then.

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babychaos
Mon Oct 04 2010, 07:17AM

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Hmm...I was going to be busy that weekend, but I've had a cancellation.

Would it be possible to blag a lift with someone? Don't fancy the 3-hour motorbike trip back!
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