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The Flying cheese RTT-ITC 40k Event!!

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Hello All,

I recently caught up with Dineeth and Luke who are a pair of great fellas who are TO'ing the awesomely named The Flying Cheese RTT, which is an ITC one day event, being held at Mt Gravatt, on the 17th February 2018 from 900-1800. Any information you or to sign up need please contact the fellas at TheFlyingCheeseGaming@gmail.com.

 

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I asked the fellas a couple of questions about the event:

What kind of format are you using?

We’re running ITC Champions missions unmodified, 3 rounds, 20 players, 2000pts 3 detachments max, forgeworld allowed. It’s advertised as a competitive event (but please bring a good attitude)

Please see the ITC Champion's Missions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ltQMdeDqYRXOhvdYT3dtUSji3AISvZRM8gDlhOXDaF8/edit

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Do you have a copy of your players pack? Any call outs that the players need to be aware of?

Here is a link to our players pack:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/apozsj1i74367bl/The%20Flying%20Cheese%20RTT%20Player's%20Pack%20(PDF).pdf?dl=0

It’s pretty standard stuff, we’re trying to be as simple as possible. As it’s the first event of its type, and our first time running one, we limited it to a 1 day 20 person event. We will be using the BCP (Best Coast Pairings App)  Please download the App, create an account and register for our event. After registering  for the event, click “player details” in the app, and submit your list when ready.  List submissions are due by 11:59pm on Saturday February 10th 2018. Please note that this  will make your list visible to both the TO’s and other players –this is the intention here. Your major faction is the faction keyword of the largest detachment in your army. For example, if I have a 200pt Death Guard detachment, a 1100pt Emperor’s Children detachment and a 700pt Black Legion detachment, my major faction is <Emperor’s Children> in my <Chaos> army.

You can sign up here:

https://www.bestcoastpairings.com/
 

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Any modifications or rules that players need to be aware of? (banned minis, do armies need o be fully painted, etc?)

No modifications, but we did decide to keep the 32 Power Level cap for individual models, just as a bit of a safety net. We’re looking to remove it going forward. We will be enforcing the 3 colour minimum protocol as seen at SoCal Open and other events.

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What got you into the hobby? and whats your favorite army?

Dineeth- I’ve been painting on and off for years. Like many I started as a kid, and went in and out of the hobby as I got older. During university studies (college for all the Americans) I studied dentistry, and painting 40k was an amazing way to get my fine motor hand skills up. I was painting one day at the local store and I met Luke (the other TO of this event) who introduced me to the game - we’ve been mates ever since. We’re both massively competitive gamers, and 40k ticks all the boxes for us. As for favourite army, I’m a marines guy! I started with Blood Ravens and Blood Angels, but I’ve moved to Salamanders with 8th and am trying out some off-meta marines play for CanCon this weekend, Australia’s premier ITC event.

Luke- When I was a kid I wanted to play "warhammer 40k fire warrior" and was told games workshop sells the game. So I went in my local store, loved the models and idea of the game and had been hooked since! I was 10 at the time. I fell out of the game during high school due to money,  but during uni I picked it back up to get some stress relief during some hard semesters. The painting helped with my dexterity and the competitive gaming is what I loved also.  I personally love Eldar, they're delicate but also so versatile. I love that they spend years specializing is a discipline and the idea of Exarchs. Most of all I love the Ynnari, the idea of a last race banding together to survive despite differences is awesome!

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What do you like about running the events?

Dineeth- Honestly this is our first event. I want to run events the way I would want have run for me. The 40k scene in Brisbane has some amazing leaders and TO’s, who cultivate a great environment for players. I want to see more competitive events in the area, and ITC seems like the way to do it. We hope to grow our local community into better gamers, who may one day compete at higher levels around the world.

Luke- This is our first event, so I just would like to run a tournament that is well organized and gives Brisbane a competitive gaming scene, as there isn't really a local ITC scene. We hope to grow a larger competitive gaming scene that raises the skill level of some already incredible players, while also providing tournament rules that can separate players well during the event.

Well it sounds like it will be an amazing event, I wish you fellas all the best and hope everyone going has a blast!

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Part 7 - The Eightfold Path ITC 40k Tournament

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Recently I caught up with Dean "Sinny"' Sinnbeck to talk about his upcoming event Part 7 - The Eightfold Path an ITC 40k Tournament.

Its a 2000 point, 1 day Tournament, comprised of 3 games of 40k. The event is held at House of War, 52 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood, VIC. Registration will kick off at 1000, with games starting at 1030 on the 13th January 2018

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I asked Sinny a few questions about the event:

What Format do you use?

The Eightfold Path uses standard Matched Play format from the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook. There are no restrictions or modifications to worry about. We have no minimum paint requirement and allow Proxy and stand ins, however we do award points for presentation and have several hobby awards.

Anything different that players should be aware of?

The thing that sets The Eightfold Path apart from other events is it is a monthly series where every dollar from the entry fee goes into a pool which is divided amongst the 3 players who score the highest over the course of the series.

Can players still attend if they haven't been to previous events?

Yes! Each event is run fully self contained, you dont need to attend more than one! (Remeber each events still gets you ITC points!)

What got you personally into the Hobby?

I have been a fanatical World Eaters collector for 15 years, I have nearly 40 thousand points worth of Khorne daemons and marines. After years of gaming and attending events I have decided to take a step back and give back to the community by organizing regular events and helping players develop their skills and refine their lists.

 

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What do you like about running Events?

Watching our local META evolve and the players evolve with it is one of the most satisfying experiences i have been involved with in my years in the hobby

Its sounds like an awesome event! For any information please check out the follow links:

Players Pack (one of the best layouts I have ever seen!)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ahh…/Player%20Pack%20Part%207.pdf…

To register please email BlogForTheBloodGod@hotmail.com entry is $20, good luck, I hope you all have a blast!

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Frontline Gaming Australia- ITC Upcoming Events

Welcome to FLG Aus 2018 ITC Tournament Information.

Upcoming 40K events include:

January 2018

Part 7 – The Eightfold Path, Melbourne Australia, January 13th, 2018

Warhammer 40K ITC 2017 South Pacific Championships, Canberra, ACT, Australia, January 12-14th, 2018

February 2018

Community Tournament – The Flying Cheese RTT, Queensland Australia, February 17th, 2018

Part 8 – The Eightfold Path, Melbourne Australia, February 17th, 2018

We will continue to add events as they Happen! Tuned in to FLG Aus in the future for more 40k and AOS ITC information!

 

What is the Independent Tournament Circuit?

The ITC (Independent Tournament Circuit) is a coalition of tabletop gaming tournaments that have joined together to increase their mutual resources, exposure to the community and the prestige of their events. These events run through a season which runs one year, beginning and ending in February. The player that does the best overall through the year will be the Circuit Champion. Last year, that player won $3,500 cash! We also recognize the players that do the best with each specific faction, such as the best circuit Space Wolf Player, or best circuit Tau player, etc. as well as the best teams. The 2017 season is the fourth year for the ITC! The previous seasons were huge hits and the ITC has now grown to be a global circuit. In partnership with Best Coast Pairings, we’ve also developed an app that facilitates running events.

All ITC events must be run at a minimum of 1,500pts for 40k and Age of Sigmar or 75 Power Level for 40k. We do this to avoid players “farming” points with very small events.

League Play

The ITC encourages organized play of all varieties, including leagues! If you would like your local league to count for ITC points that is fine. The scores are calculated the same way as with an ITC tournament with the exception that we do not apply a round bonus as leagues tend to run over long periods of time and would create relatively unfair amounts of points when compared to other events. Lastly, these events only ever count as an RTT score, regardless of the number of participatns. We look forward to making your next league even more exciting by generating ITC points!

How does the scoring system work?

We based our model off of the World Series of Poker. Each player will earn points for each event they participate in.

  • 3 Categories of events:
    • In order to qualify to be a Rogue Trader Tournament in the ITC (RTT), your event must meet BOTH of the following criteria:
      • Number of Rounds : Any (typically 4 or less rounds)
      • Number of Players: Any (typically under 28 players)
    • In order to qualify to be a Grand Tournament in the ITC (GT), your event must meet BOTH of the following criteria:
      • Number of Rounds : 5+
      • Number of Players : 28+
    • In order to qualify to be a Major in the ITC, your event must meet the following criteria:
      • Number of Rounds : 5+
      • Number of Players : 58+
  • A player’s ITC Championship Rankings Score is comprised of their top 5 scores from the following categories:
    • Up to 3 Rogue Trader Tournaments
    • Up to 4 Grand Tournaments
    • Up to 5 Major Tournaments

*Example #1 – Bobby Bojangles has earned 5 scores thus far this season. He has played in 3 RTTs, 1 GT and 1 Major. His scoring breakdown:

    • RTT #1 – 85 points
    • RTT #3 – 110 points
    • RTT #3 – 25 points
    • GT #1 – 50 points
    • Major #1 (BAO) – 165 points
  • TOTAL – 435 points

Bobby now wants to head to another Major event, the Las Vegas Open, but as he already has a score for a Major recorded from the BAO earlier that year, he is concerned that unless he scores more points at the LVO than at the BAO, his overall score will not improve. Fear not, Bobby Bojangles! The ITC scoring system is designed to incentivize players to keep attending those big GT’s and Major events.

Now let’s fast forward through to the end of the LVO and Bobby Bojangles did fairly well. He earned a very respectable 80 points. It was nowhere close to his 165 point finish at the BAO however, thus the 80 points would not replace his current Major score. But if you look at the rest of his breakdown, one of his scores would be replaced. In particular, we are looking at his RTT #3 score of 25 points. As his lowest score, this would be bumped out by the higher score.

    • RTT #1 – 85 points
    • RTT #2 – 110 points
    • GT #1 – 50 points
    • Major #1 (BAO) – 165 points
    • Major #2 – 80 points (This is the score he received from the LVO)
  • TOTAL – 490 points

Placing Points = Based on your overall finish

  • 1st place = 100 points
  • 2nd place = 90 points
  • 3rd place = 85 points
  • 4th place = 80 points
  • 5th place = 75 points
  • 6th place = 70 points
  • 7th place = 65 points
  • 8th place = 60 points
  • Top 10% of remaining field = 55 points
  • Next 20% of remaining field = 40 points
  • Next 30% of remaining field = 30 points
  • Last 40% of remaining field = 20 points

Example: Las Vegas Open 2014 had 193 players on day 1. The first 8 players receive their points. The remaining 185 players are then broken out:

  • Top 10% of remaining field = 19 players
  • Next 20% of remaining field = 37 players
  • Next 30% of remaining field = 55 players
  • Last 40% of remaining field = 74 players

Bonus Points for Games Undefeated

  • 3 Points for each win before first loss
  • 1 Point for each draw before first loss

Once you add your placing points to your bonus points, you multiple that by the…   Number of Players in Tournament Multiplier

  • Calculated by : 1 + (Number of players on day one x .0032)

That calculation will then give you how many ITC points you earned for that particular event! This allows for tournaments wanting to join the circuit to use their own scoring system. No special points are awarded for specific tournament missions and as the tournament organizer, you have the flexibility to incorporate composition / painting into the overall score and all that does is affect the final ranking. As long as the final battle ranking is clearly distinguished to Frontline Gaming, the results can be plugged into this calculation and we can start awarding ITC points for your event.

Score Falsification

It is strictly prohibited in the ITC to falsify an event score or for an event organizer to falsify the results of an event through changing player scores or by adding players to an event who were not there. Any ITC participants violating this condition will be immediately removed from the ITC, their scores erased and they will be banned from future participation in the ITC for a year at a minimum. If it is discovered that a player won any prize support or event organizer gave any prize support that came from the ITC or Frontline Gaming as a result of a score falsification, they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

In other words: don’t be a jerk! Let’s all compete and have fun within the scope of the rules.

Do you want to join the Circuit?

Everyone is welcome to join! Your event can be in your store, at your clubhouse or a GT, it doesn’t matter. Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to use our format or FAQ if you do not want to, but it does make it easier for traveling players to attend as they will know what to expect. If you join the circuit, what do you get?

  • Frontline Gaming will help promote your event on our podcast and website and provide assistance with any advice on running or growingyour event.
  • Increased attendance from players looking to pick up more circuit points. We’ve been seeing many events sell out almost immediatelythat join the ITC!
  • In time, we could help with prize support, too! We are building a long term plan for the ITC, and member events will enjoy thesebenefits, too.

What does it cost you to join?

  • Nothing! It is 100% free to join the circuit.
  • All we ask is that you advertise that your event is a member of the ITC, and link back to this page so that those who want to learnmore about it, can do so!
  • You also submit your event scores using our spreadsheet to make it easy for us to update the ITC rankings, which you can download here. That’s it!

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