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Title: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Rathstar on February 6, 2013, 09:25:41 AM
Hi,

After missing last year's tournament, which looked like another excellent event from the forum posts, I wanted to get dates (and a pass from the other half) sorted early, but I haven't been able to find any early details.

Is the tournament happening this year ?  My big concern is that Triple Helix has decided to stop being a gaming centre and had stopping taking bookings for events.  Will the tournament return to Bracknell ?

Rathstar

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Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Shas'Oink on February 6, 2013, 09:41:24 AM
You hit the nail on the head.

THW are seemingly no longer taking bookings for their hall. Confusing considering it sounds like it will otherwise be left sitting unused. I am awaiting further communnication from Steve there though.

In the mean time however, I've been looking around for other potential venues. Unfortunately the only further one I've found that sounds like it can meet our needs is Tabletop Nation... but this is right the way over in South End - on the east coast which is exactly on the wrong side of the country for most of our line-up which tends to hail from around the west side of the country.

An alternative is to head back to ye olde bracknell forest gamers but I still need to contact Dan about this. A secodn alternative is to speak with the Bristol Vanguard...
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Chuckles, The Space Marine Clown on February 6, 2013, 10:04:18 AM
Bristol Vanguard seems the most sensible (as long as it doesn't clash with one of their events of course) to me. After all Bristol and Westbury are about 30 miles apart, and Bristol has the M5, M4 and Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, so I suspect it's much easier for people to get to Bristol than it is to Westbury.

Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Shas'Oink on February 6, 2013, 10:08:01 AM
Bristol Vanguard seems the most sensible (as long as it doesn't clash with one of their events of course) to me. After all Bristol and Westbury are about 30 miles apart, and Bristol has the M5, M4 and Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, so I suspect it's much easier for people to get to Bristol than it is to Westbury.

Agreed, I'm trying to get the ball rolling on this avenue. If anyone knows of any other venues that may be able to cater for our needs then do feel free to chime in.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Killing Time on February 6, 2013, 10:22:04 AM
Hymirl and I have spoken at length about trying to get the tournament over to Bristol.
I'm pretty sure we could make this happen through the Vanguard, although there are a couple of issues that would need to be resolved.
Firstly we'd need to clear it with Vanguard committee to get access to their tables and scenery.
Secondly we'd need to find a good venue, such as a school or church hall. The Vangurd do this a lot so I suspect the avenues are already there.

Let's wait for Hymirl to stick his nose onto the boards to offer the Vanguard perspective.
But yes, I'd certainly be keen to help host this year if Bristol gets the nod.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Chuckles, The Space Marine Clown on February 6, 2013, 10:24:26 AM
Man if this is the first year I bring a proper competitive army and I get drawn against g00gle in the final round I am going to be irritated.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Shas'Oink on February 6, 2013, 10:35:57 AM
I've sent Hymirl a PM about things so I'll be able to keep you guys updated as things get organised.

I'm also waiting for more information from Steve of Triple Helix Wargames.

As I've already mentioned, I looked at some alternatives but want to ensure that the final venue is close to the majority of our existing attendees! Tehre's no use me finding somewhere that's close to me for my own convenience when it means that most people will be making a dog of a journey!

Just for that Chuckles... we'll make sure that you get to play him in the first round instead!
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Killing Time on February 6, 2013, 10:36:42 AM
We'll also need a date ASAP.

Man if this is the first year I bring a proper competitive army and I get drawn against g00gle in the final round I am going to be irritated.

We'll put you together in round 1 instead.

Or we can give you to Tarrin...
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Shas'Oink on February 6, 2013, 10:37:46 AM
Or we can give you to Tarrin...

seconded...




Yes, my primary goal is to secure a date somewhere... details following this can be ironed out after the fact but its important people know well in advance in order to be able to secure time off work and make arrangements etc.

Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Rathstar on February 6, 2013, 10:47:58 AM

Bracknell is closest for me, but I think Triple Helix was the most central for everyone.

Hopefully as they're still doing the booked tournaments for the rest of this year (and therefore can't use the space for anything else) I'm hoping that Steve will allow another tournament in.

Bristol is doable for me, but it makes it an overnighter, where as I could just do Triple Helix and back in the same day.  Depending on the date it'll make it harder to get a pass from the other half with friends (and more importantly my son's & daughter's) birthdays being in August.

Rathstar
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Killing Time on February 6, 2013, 10:53:35 AM
I'm surprised you find Triple Helix easier than Bristol.
It might be closer, but we're right off the M4. THW is in the middle of nowhere.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Chuckles, The Space Marine Clown on February 6, 2013, 10:55:07 AM
I agree with Killing Time, I too am surprised that THW would be easier to get to than Reading. According to Google Maps Reading to Bristol actually takes ten minutes longer than to Westbury. Are you no longer based in Reading?
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Rathstar on February 6, 2013, 11:05:53 AM

No, I'm still in Reading.

I could be wrong on the journey, I just remember that Bristol was a bit of a journey from my mates house who lived near THW.  I'll check out a route planner, if it's only 10 mins difference it wouldn't make a difference for me which venue we had.

I suppose it'll just depend on which venue is easiest for the TOs

Rathstar
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Chuckles, The Space Marine Clown on February 6, 2013, 11:09:47 AM
I presume you drive? As Killing Time says, to get to Bristol you just get on the M4 and drive until Bristol happens to you, THW involves lots of fannying about on back roads. That's probably what caused the issue actually, if you add the time it takes to get from Reading to THW to the time it takes to get from THW to Bristol it will come out as a lot more than if you're just trying to get to Bristol directly from Reading.

EDIT: my post count is now a palindrome. I can never post again :'(
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Guildmage Arcas on February 6, 2013, 12:15:21 PM
In theory, it should be fine to sort out a tournament in bristol. I will investigate!

Edit: Progress is progressing!
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: 666_Mutley_666 on February 25, 2013, 10:28:01 AM
In theory, it should be fine to sort out a tournament in bristol. I will investigate!

Edit: Progress is progressing!

any luck yet?
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Benis on February 25, 2013, 12:36:58 PM
I'm mildly interested this year too so it would be good to know what dates are set. Not so surprisingly I have little input on location though Bristol would mean one less step on the journey.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Koval, Master Verispex on February 25, 2013, 02:29:41 PM
I'll give Hymirl a poke around Vanquish time if we've not heard anything by then. :P
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Shas'Oink on February 25, 2013, 03:46:12 PM
Yes, there has been some progress. This years event WILL be held in bristol and in partnership with the bristol vanguard club. I gor one am very much looking forward to this prospect! Once more details have been ironed out we will be able to set up a brand new tournament thread with everything we need
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Killing Time on February 25, 2013, 05:15:34 PM
I'm currently working on the new rules pack.
We still need to confirm the venue, but we'll have it up as soon as everything is rubber stamped.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Guildmage Arcas on February 25, 2013, 07:50:52 PM
I'm currently working on the new rules pack.
We still need to confirm the venue, but we'll have it up as soon as everything is rubber stamped.


Everything is under control.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Shas'Oink on February 26, 2013, 09:48:51 AM
Let me know if you want any information from the previous pack(s) and I can send things over to you.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Oliver009 on March 7, 2013, 12:46:37 PM
If it's in my fair city, I might try and sneak to it. So long as it doesn't clash with other things of course.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Killing Time on March 7, 2013, 04:58:00 PM
We're having venue issues.
We'll let people know as soon as something concrete has been sorted out.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Zilverscale on March 7, 2013, 07:40:02 PM
As long as the date is known soon...have to apply for time off ;)

(love comming to Bristol :P )
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Lorizael on March 27, 2013, 06:54:50 PM
Wooooo! Bristol!
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Zilverscale on March 30, 2013, 06:56:01 PM
Date already known???
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Killing Time on March 31, 2013, 07:05:33 AM
Just finishing the final details with the hall booking. Dates should be up by the middle of next week, once the Easter break is out of the way.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Plastikente on April 2, 2013, 12:47:13 PM
I've only just stumbled across this thread - should wander the boards more often.  I'm definitely up for another 40ko UK tournament.  Bristol and Westbury are equally inaccessible to me (will probably be begging for a lift from London/Reading again) unless I go home to my parents and borrow their car.

I was planning to bring along the Evil Space Elves this year, but you might get my Tau again instead, as they're about to have a shiny new codex.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: raven#j on April 4, 2013, 03:24:25 AM
any news?  who or what are we waiting on?
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - It is happening this year.
Post by: Killing Time on April 4, 2013, 08:18:28 AM
Sorted.
The date to put in your diaries is Saturday 24th August.
The place is Bristol Grammar School.

Everyone should say thank you to Hymirl for faffing around trying to find an affordable venue, large enough for 20+ gaming tables, during wedding season.
Also, for convincing the management that "all day" doesn't mean 10am til 4pm.

Rules pack will be up soon-ish.
Suffice to say it will be 4 games @ 1750points.
All legal codices plus forgeworld.

Get painting. :)

Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Chuckles, The Space Marine Clown on April 4, 2013, 08:44:27 AM
Top stuff Hymirl et al, thanks!
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Changeyname on April 4, 2013, 08:58:05 AM
Awesomesauce :)
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: raven#j on April 4, 2013, 11:16:18 AM
sweet  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Benis on April 4, 2013, 11:52:09 AM
Great work!

Now to see if I am free from work...
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Lorizael on April 4, 2013, 04:46:58 PM
Wooooooooo!

Nice one Hymril and Killing Time :D

Now to book some time off. :D
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: -V- on April 5, 2013, 05:37:26 AM
Going!! Cheers everyone involved for organising this.

Now off to paint some orks!
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Guildmage Arcas on April 5, 2013, 04:57:04 PM
Yey me
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Shas'Oink on April 6, 2013, 05:36:38 AM
Yey me

well done chaps...
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Irisado on April 7, 2013, 06:07:28 AM
Thanks to everyone involved for organising this, and ensuring that this happens this year.  I hope that it's another successful, and well attended, tournament.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Benis on April 7, 2013, 09:20:03 AM
Thanks to everyone involved for organising this, and ensuring that this happens this year.  I hope that it's another successful, and well attended, tournament.

Does this mean you are coming this year?
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Irisado on April 7, 2013, 09:34:16 AM
Does this mean you are coming this year?

I'll be finishing my PhD this summer, so I sadly won't be able to attend.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Killing Time on April 7, 2013, 01:47:28 PM
I'll be finishing my PhD this summer, so I sadly won't be able to attend.

Lame excuse!
Finishing a PhD is the best time to take a day off to play with toy soldiers. Trust me. You'll need the break.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Irisado on April 7, 2013, 02:02:07 PM
Lame excuse!
Finishing a PhD is the best time to take a day off to play with toy soldiers. Trust me. You'll need the break.

If I'm far enough ahead with the write up, I might be able to do it, but it would be really bad form, and unfair to you guys who are organising it, for me to say yes, and then have to go back on it, owing to my own inefficiency :(.  If you need more Eldar player, I can line of the electric cattle prod in the Eldar boards to get more 'volunteers' though :D.

Besides, it's easier just to award me with the wooden spoon now, as it would be a battle between me and Arquarian over who claims that ;).
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Lorizael on April 7, 2013, 02:12:08 PM
Thanks to everyone involved for organising this, and ensuring that this happens this year.  I hope that it's another successful, and well attended, tournament.

You coming this time?
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Irisado on April 7, 2013, 02:32:43 PM
You coming this time?

Lor, I think that you've missed a few posts above you ;).
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Lorizael on April 7, 2013, 06:38:24 PM
You coming this time?

Lor, I think that you've missed a few posts above you ;).

Apparently I chose to ignore page 3 of this thread...
I have been losing many internets recently...
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Erand on April 9, 2013, 06:26:52 PM
I'm in chaps :)

It's a shame about THW, it was a great venue but then I wasn't the one driving that weekend so that may have been why. I'm moving back down south in August so it won't be such a slog, even to Bristol.

E
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Oliver009 on April 14, 2013, 09:50:32 AM
I'll see what I can do to make it. (Dad's Bday is the 23rd so not sure what we're doing that weekend.)
The Grammar school eh? Parkings a bit meh, and a little too far for me to use my free parking at the Council House.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Killing Time on April 14, 2013, 10:26:52 AM
The Grammar school eh? Parkings a bit meh, and a little too far for me to use my free parking at the Council House.

That's too far for you?
I'd hate to be your heart.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Oliver009 on April 14, 2013, 11:24:03 AM
Well not too far for an ordinary walk, but whilst lugging a case or two up Park Street in British Summer Weather it'll be an unwanted chore.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Koval, Master Verispex on April 14, 2013, 11:33:28 AM
Yeah, you need a spare hand to carry the umbrella...

Have you considered one of KR Multicase's backpacks?
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Oliver009 on April 14, 2013, 11:48:20 AM
One of my cases doubles as a backpack, so don't worry about that. Though I might need to grab a new case for some new Tau models.
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Guildmage Arcas on April 14, 2013, 01:53:18 PM
Before you all get upset I should point out we have negotiated permission to use the schools own car park. No you don't have to pay extra... ::)
Title: Re: 2013 40k Online Tournament - Is it happening this year ??
Post by: Oliver009 on April 14, 2013, 02:21:08 PM
Before you all get upset I should point out we have negotiated permission to use the schools own car park. No you don't have to pay extra... ::)

Excellent, though I wouldn't have to have paid for using the Council House anyway.  :P