::: August 8, 2015 - 1,250 point Bolt Action Tournament :::
Online Registration is CLOSED this event has already been held
To register for the August 8th tournament, simply fill out the form below to submit your info...the tournament organizer will confirm your pre-registration via email.
Download the Tournament Guide
DATE: August 8, 2015
The event will be held at:
- Game store opens at 10:00am
- Registration at the door is from 10:00am to 10:30am
- Pairing and pre-event briefing from 10:30am to 11:00
- Dice drop at 11:00am sharp
Mid South Hobbies and Games
5130 Old Summer Road
Memphis, TN 38122
Registration for the event is $10 (payable the day of the event)
Pre-register at Mid South Hobbies or online using the form at the top of this page.
Lunch is NOT included in the registration fee. There are local restaurants (fast food) within easy walking distance. A 45 minute break will be provided at the conclusion of game one for lunch.
Players must use a 1,250 requisition point force, consisting of up to (2) Reinforced Platoons, as presented in the “Armies of…” Bolt Action country supplements. These forces must be selected using the generic platoon selector. NOTE: Theatre selectors are NOT allowed. Also a -3 point TP penalty will be enforced for any army lists selected using the theatre selectors. If your army or unit has a special rule that allows units above the generic selector limits, they will be allowed.
NOTE: Armored platoons are not allowed.
The players must write down the army list they are going to use for the duration of the entire tournament. Each player must submit a copy of their list to the tournament organizer before the start of the tournament. The force list is public and your opponent can always look at it and ask you questions about your force. Unless otherwise noted by the tournament organizer, the same list must be used for all of the games played during the event.
The scenarios to be played will be provided by the tournament organizer. They will either be the basic scenarios as described in the Bolt Action rulebook or custom scenarios provided by the tournament organizer. Games will be played on tables with terrain that has been pre-set by the organizers or set up as part of the “Best Table” competition (if players have registered to set up a table in advance). The tournament organizers reserve the right to substitute the missions from the Bolt Action rulebook with custom scenarios.
The match-ups of Game 1 will be random and every attempt will be made to pair Axis versus Allied players. For Games 2 and 3, players will be matched using Tournament Points (TP) and Casualty points (CP), as explained below. (In rounds 2 and 3, there is no guarantee you will play opposite factions.)
From the second round, players will be paired using a Swiss system (i.e. matching players based on the same amount of TPs, in descending order). In case of more than two players with the same number of TPs, players will be matched in descending ‘Casualty points’ total (see below). If they have the same TP and Casualty points total, players will be paired in alphabetic order.
When two players that have already met in a previous turn are matched to play each other again, their opponent will be randomly selected from the players on the next table down. This rule does not apply on the top five tables during the last turn of the tournament.
The time limit for each game will be two (2) hours. When this time limit is reached, players must finish the current turn, and then the game ends automatically. Do not start a turn unless you believe you can finish it in the allotted time before the round ends.
(Schedule is subject to change)
- Store opens at 10:00am
- Registration 10:00am to 10:30am (30 minutes)
- Game 1 Pairings and Tournament Briefing 10:30am to 11:00am (30 minutes)
- Dice drop on Game 1 at 11:00am
- Game 1 from 11:00am to 1:00pm (2 hours)
- Lunch break, Standings Calculations and Game 2 Pairings from 1:00 to 1:45pm (45 minutes)
- Game 2 from 1:45pm to 3:45pm (2 hours)
- Break, Standings Calculations and Game 3 Pairings from 3:45pm to 4:15pm (30 minutes)
- Game 3 from 4:15pm to 6:15pm (2 hours)
- Tournament Results Calculations from 6:15pm to 6:45pm (30 minutes)
- Prize awards, photos and tournament wrap-up from 6:45 to 7:00pm (15 minutes)
Victory is calculated as described in the Scenarios being played and Tournament points are awarded for victories, defeats and draws as shown below:
In addition, players must also record how many enemy units they destroy during their games. These destroyed enemies units (‘Casualty points’) will be added together in a running total across all games and are used as a tiebreaker to pair players that are on the same level of Tournament points.
- Victory = 3 TP
- Draw = 1 PT
- Loss = 0 TP
Bonus tournament points will be awarded for the following:
* See the "Fully Painted Force" section below for additional rules and clarification on this topic.
- 1 point for pre-registering for the event
- 1 point for bringing four legible copies of your list to the event
- 1 point for a fully painted force *
WINNING THE TOURNAMENT
The winner is determined at the end of the last round, according to the following criteria:
- The player with the highest Tournament Points total is the winner
- In case of two players tying for number of TPs, the winner will be the player with the highest Casualty points total
- In case of same Casualty points total, if the tied players have played each other during the course of the tournament, then the winner will be the winner of such match
- If the players never met in the tournament, the tournament ends with a joint victory and the players share the first prize
Although it is not about the winning in these events it is always nice to give some rewards for those that do well (or, in some cases, spectacularly badly!). Depending on the number of participants and the registration fees collected, the following prizes may be awarded:
- Overall Champion
- 2nd place
- 3rd place
Bolt Action uses a true Line of Sight system for its games. This relies on the terrain being of suitable type or density to provide cover. Depending on the type of terrain you have available you may wish to use ‘area’ terrain rules that help with this. Area terrain means that you designate a particular pre-agreed area (usually with a piece of felt or card) to mark the limits of its boundaries. Any rules affecting movement, shooting or line of sight are true for the whole of this area. As with all things try to keep it simple and remember the core principle of 50% of a unit needs to be in cover for it to count.
Fully Painted Force Definition
In order to receive the 1 point tournament bonus for a fully painted force, all models in your army must be painted to a table standard, defined as a minimum of three colors and all based to match. (Vehicles do not require basing.)
WHAT TO BRING
UPDATED: July 24, 2015
- Your 1,250 point army
- Bolt Action Rulebook
- Copy of your “Armies of…” book
- 4 legible copies of your army list (1 for the TO and a copy for each of your opponents)
- Order dice
- Six sided dice
- Pin markers (or some way to note pins on units)
- Measuring tape
- $10 entry fee
- Pack a lunch or bring money to buy lunch