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The UK 40K GT is.... SOLD OUT!

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
 

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ENTRANTS LIST

N.B If you see you name down multiple times this means you need to email: [email protected] 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 [email protected] if you wish to be added to the reserve list.

1 Nigel King
2 Alan Banebridge
3 Ian Sturrock
4 Stuart Robinson
5 Mike Clark
6 Courtney Rhodes
7 Lee Brown
8 John Humphries
9 Michael Pike
10 Kevin Weaver
11 Mike Clark
12 Daniel Whitten
13 Ben Turnbull
14 Richard Arnold

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

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Where is Maelstrom Games Eye of the Storm venue? Just want to see how far it is to travel.
 

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Where is Maelstrom Games Eye of the Storm venue? Just want to see how far it is to travel.
Its in Mansfield (see front page of rules pack), which is only 1 junction north on the M1 from Nottingham.

If you google it you shall find sir ;)
 

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I am certainly interested. Sounds interesting, just because I like going to tournaments.
 

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So as you all should be aware tickets go on sale at 6pm GMT this evening (that is Monday 4th October).

What you all want to know is where...... the new UK 40K GT website is now up and can be found at www.uk40kgt.co.uk

For now this site is pretty spartan but it will expand into a one stop shop for all the rules packs, house rules (coming soon - we are still sorting through lots of quesions), news, results and updates for the UK 40K GT. For now though what you are all interested in is how to buy tickets, the webstore will be 'turned on' at 6pm this evening on the UK 40K GT site. So bookmark the webpage and set your alarms ladies and gentlemen. N.B. if you are buying multiple tickets then please remember to email the Uk 40K GT committee details of all the players (names, addresses, emails etc etc) on uk40kgt[at]gmail[dot]com

:D

"Stay Frosty"

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

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There is a maximum of 120 tickets available and hopefully judging from the interest levels on most of the 40k and UK club forums we have posted on its going to prove to be a popular event.
 

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My question is... are you doing a warhammer one? Is it in the pipeline?
 

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My question is... are you doing a warhammer one? Is it in the pipeline?
Nothing to do with me or the rest of the committee I'm afraid. Back when GW announced their changes to ToS and we got together, we also approached a number of WFB T/O's who were discussing something similar for square based battles and offered to work together under the same umbrella. Our offer was declined for various reasons, the main one being that a lot of WFB tourney goers feel the calendar is already quite full enough as it is.

Maybe something will pop up once they see what we are doing and once our event proves to be a success growing into a regional heats system. But for now I am only involved in 40k (which tbh is where my expertise lies anyway).

6 minutes to go.... ;)
 

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IMPORTANT

There is only 3 tickets left to the UK 40K GT, at the current rate of sales that means they will sell out in the next few hours. So if you have yet to buy your ticket(s) I suggest you do so now to avoid any disappointment.

To those who have already bought tickets myself and the rest of the organising committee salute you for supporting the UK 40K GT so whole heartedly in its first ever outing!
 

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We are now sold out! Actually we sold out earlier this afternoon but I have been away from my laptop busy with other important things.

If you wish to be included on the reserve list then please email: [email protected]

Anyway well done and thankyou once again to everyone who bought tickets to support the UK 40K GT. Here's to seeing you all in March!
 

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Some of you may have noticed the http://www.uk40kgt.co.uk website went down this weekend. It turns out this is due to someone/persons deciding to conduct a denial of service (DoS) attack on our website with the sole purpose of getting it shut down. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack

A very sad turn of events indeed.

We are working with our resident web guru and the server hosts to get everything back online but until then do not worry, we have a back up of all the information hosted there so your entry details and the like have not been lost.
 
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