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Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018
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Author:  hawca [ Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:31 am ]
Post subject:  Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

The Welsh Open will return for its 9th showing.

This year I have secured the late opening of the venue for board games, food and drinking. The will stay open as per pubs in town, will serve food as ordered and Drink.
We will have a team to give away to a lucky Raffle winner at the Welsh open.

Malpas Court is a Tudor style mansion building built between 1836 and 1838 for Thomas Prothero, agent to the Morgan family of Tredegar House.

Malpas Court
Oliphant Circle
Malpas
Newport
NP20 6AD

so what are you getting for your money?

• Projector and screen that will display the current standings and round draws etc.

• Free WiFi access

• Disabled access

• Bus stop opposite – number 19 bus from City Centre (we are 2 miles walk from Newport Train Station)

• Refreshments and catering available

• Exclusive Car Parking for all Blood Bowl Coaches, safe away from the roads and public

• 6 Great games of Blood Bowl to kick Start your 2018 Blood Bowl calendars.


Dinner will be served as promised, on the Saturday we will feast on Curry, Chilli, Rice and Chips. and Sunday will see us enjoy your traditional Welsh Open Sunday Dinner.

Tea and Coffee for both days on arrival, and a Café / Bar next to the Main hall.


At a Cost of £25/£31 (depending on NAF registration) including food both days

Paypal nafwales@gmail.com with your Name, NAF Name and NAF Number

Introduction
Welcome to the Welsh Open! This is the player pack, which contains all the important information you require to compete at the Welsh Open. Important dates, tournament rules and other details can all be found in this document. I hope your entire experience with the Welsh Open is both enjoyable and successful. I look forward to the tournament immensely and hope we can all strive to make the Welsh Open a wonderful event.

History
Previous Winners
I. Hawca - Norse
II. Cracol - Wood Elf
III. DiamondJoeQuimbey - Undead
IV. Headstrong - Chaos Dwarf
V. AndyDavo - Dark Elf
VI. AndyDavo - Wood Elf
VII. Straume - Chaos Dwarf
VIII. Itchen - Norse

Previous Stunty Cup Winners
I. Sfisher91 - Ogre
II. Sfisher91 - Ogre
III. Sfisher91 - Ogre
IV. Loki - Ogre
V. Itchen - Goblins
VI. Itchen - Goblins
VII. Hobnail - Goblins
VIII.




The Players
All the players that attend the Tournament are expected to conduct themselves appropriately throughout the tournament. That includes playing the game in the right spirit, making sure they have everything they need (dice, templates, clear team rosters and their team!) and in general contributing to a friendly environment where everyone can enjoy both their games and the time spent in between rounds with their peers. The tournament organizers will do their best to ensure that the tournament runs smoothly and everything is provided to enable the players to get as much enjoyment as possible from the event, and likewise the players should do their utmost to hold up their end of the bargain. Most important of all, enjoy yourself!

The Officials
The officials for the tournament are 100% committed to ensuring that your Welsh Open experience is the best it can possibly be. Our job is to make sure everything runs smoothly and that you can concentrate solely on your task at hand and that is to play the best you can for 2 days against likeminded people that share your love of the Bloodbowl hobby. We would like to state we are looking forward to the event as much as the players and pledge to do our best to run the event as smoothly and professionally as possible.

The Tournament
Tournament Officials: Hawca, Dapiranha
Head Referee: Dapiranha
When: 27th & 28th January 2018
Where: Malpus Court Manor House


General Format
Team Size: 110000 Rounds: 6
The Welsh Open is being run using the latest Bloodbowl competition rules.
All teams may be used including Slann, Chaos Pact & Underworld.
The Welsh open will use the two new additional races Khorne and Bretonian's
Coaches have a maximum of 1,100,000 to build their team and teams must consist of a minimum of 11 players. Star Players and Mercs are allowed only after the minimum 11 players has been purchased.
Your team must be painted with a minimum of three colours and based. The all models must be numbered as per the roster.
All models must be WYSIWYG and proxies are not allowed.

Players have 48 star player points to distribute to your players after your team has been bought. Stunty teams will get 52 spp

A maximum of 16 spp per player. Doubles are allowed, but only on the second skill a player has. No additional spp will be earned.

A maximum of 4 duplicate skills are permitted, i.e.: 4 players with block, 4 with guard, not 5 with block.
There will be a stunty cup for Ogres, Goblins, Halflings and Underworld with no Skaven.

Illegal procedures will not be called throughout the tournament.
The 4 minute turn limit will not be specifically enforced throughout the tournament. There is however a strict 2 hour time limit for each game. If an official believes that a game will not be completed within the allotted time they may enforce the 4 minute rule.
All inducements except for wizards and random cards can be used.
All players will be healed back to full starting strength before each match

Tournament Scoring
Points for the games will be awarded accordingly:
3 points for a win
1 points for a draw
0 point for a loss
-15 points for conceding

Head to Head result will be used in the event of a tiebreaker situation followed by the toughness of schedule and Touchdowns.

Prizes
Trophies/prizes will be awarded for the following:
Welsh Open Winner
Wesh Open Runner Up
Most Touchdowns
Most Casualties
Stunty Cup Winner

Ticket Prices
Ticket Price is £25 for NAF members and £31 for non-members for the weekend, this cost includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Final Word
As we mentioned at the start we hope everybody has fun during our
tournament. If you have any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate
to contact us

Saturday
9-30 Breakfast & Registration
10-00 Game 1
12.00 to 13-00 Lunch
13-00 Game 2
15-15 Game 3
17-30 Day 1 close
18-00 Social at the venue

Sunday
9-30 Breakfast & Registration
10-00 Game 1
12.00 to 13-00 Lunch
13-00 Game 2
15-15 Game 3
17-30 Day 2 close

1. CeeTee
2. Twelfman
3. Hawca
4. Mr.Frodo
5. Lycos
6. Loki
7. Angry Hobbit
8. Glowworm
9. Canteloup
10. Duffins
11. Wobert
12. Grmir
13. Raban
14. dionysian
15. Thatasianguy
16. ZerosGiven
17. JBone
18. Nightwing
19. Landrover
20. Eski

Author:  lunchmoney [ Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

Will be part of the SWTC 2018, once announced, and is usually the first full weekend of the series.

Author:  nonumber [ Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

If I'm not there avenge my death

Author:  nightwing [ Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

Interested!

Author:  frogboy [ Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

Nice idea opening the venue up on the evening after the games. Gutted I missed this year...

Author:  AllyRdr [ Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

I'll be there again

Author:  hawca [ Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

good to hear already, always looking to improve frogboy

Author:  DaPiranha [ Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

hawca wrote:
good to hear already, always looking to improve frogboy


I think we've all been trying to improve frogboy...

Author:  Hobnail [ Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

DaPiranha wrote:
hawca wrote:
good to hear already, always looking to improve frogboy


I think we've all been trying to improve frogboy...


You're wasting your time...I've been trying for ages.

Author:  Angry Hobbit [ Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

Interested.

Author:  MSJavaid [ Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

I hope to be there again this year. Hopefully i will do better this time round, but i plan on bringing Nurgle so should be fun.

Author:  frogboy [ Thu May 11, 2017 2:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

Just to be sure i get a place, im interested. Gutted i missed this year.

Author:  hawca [ Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

I will be ordering gifts soon, show your interest and or get your tickets :D

Author:  ceetee [ Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

I'm in, just need to wait for the july paypacket!

Author:  frogboy [ Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Welsh Open IX - 27th & 28th January 2018

Any changes planned for the rule pack regarding inducements?

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