BAO 2019 Registration is Now Open!

The Bay Area Open 2019 Registration is now open!

An Independent Warhammer Event, part of the KublaCon Convention

May 23rd through the 26th, 2019

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Burlingame, CA (right near SFO)

Registration Opens October 1st, 2018

BAO Facebook Page

The BAO is back and better than ever! Our first event and what started it all for us at Frontline Gaming is now a part of the KublaCon Convention! This means not only more space to accommodate all of those that miss out due to it filling up but also it means we can host Age of Sigmar events, and one day events, too! We are very excited to see who will earn their place on the coveted Belt of Russ and Shield of Sigmar this year. Will it be you?

All current GW rules material will be allowed so long as it was released prior to the 12th of May, 2019.

We recommend grabbing tickets quickly as this event (particularly the 40k Championships portion) tends to sell out VERY fast. We have more room this year but you don’t want to risk missing out.

Events:

BAO 2019 Warhammer 40,000 Championships: Tickets here. (Click on the General Admission tab)

  • A Warhammer 40,000 Championships Event.
  • At the Kublacon 2019 Convention.
  • $75 ticket, includes convention badge.
  • May 24th through the 26th, 2019
    • Sunday, May 26th will consist of the top 8 finalists only in a single elimination knockout round to determine the event champion! All other players will be done with the event on Saturday, May 25th.
  • Registration opens Thursday, May 23rd all day through Friday morning until 8:45am.
    • Day 1: 9am to 7pm, 3 rounds of play, 3 hours per round.
    • Day 2: 9am to 7pm, 3 rounds of play, 3 hours per round.
    • Day 3: (Top 8 players only) 9am to 7pm, 3 rounds of play, 3 hours per round.
    • Awards: 7:30pm on Sunday the 26th.
  • 2,000pts, Matched Play Rules.

BAO 2019 Warhammer 40,000 Sunday RTT: Purchase tickets on site, still room in the event.

  • Warhammer 40,000 RTT Event.
  • At the Kublacon 2019 Convention.
  • $20 event ticket, requires either a 4 day pass or event ticket that includes a 4 day pass.
  • May 26th, 2019.
  • 8 player heats, 3 rounds of play, 3 hours per round.
  • Registration opens Saturday, May 25th all day through Sunday Morning at 8am.
    • Day 1: 9am to 7pm.
    • Awards: 7:30pm on Sunday the 26th.

BAO 2019 Warhammer 40,000 Thursday RTT: Purchase tickets on site, still room in the event.

  • Warhammer 40,000 RTT Event.
  • At the Kublacon 2019 Convention.
  • $20 event ticket, requires either a 4 day pass or event ticket that includes a 4 day pass.
  • May 23rd, 2019.
  • 8 player heats, 3 rounds of play, 3 hours per round.
  • Registration opens Thursday morning at 8am.
    • Day 1: 9am to 7pm.
    • Awards: 7:30pm on Thursday the 23rd.

BAO 2019 Warhammer 40k Long War Doubles Tournament: Purchase tickets on site, still room in the event.

  • Warhammer 40,000 Doubles Event.
    • Doubles Format:
      • Each player brings a 1000 points “Battle Forged Army”. They combine their CP’s and form a single force on the table with a single Warlord.
    • Hobby Scores:
      • The event is roughly 50% battle score & 50% hobby score.
    • Modified ITC Missions:
      • We will use ITC missions with slight modification to points earned.
    • Rubrics
      • Easily found on The Long War Doubles facebook group in the coming months.
  • At the Kublacon 2019 Convention.
  • $35 event ticket (covers both players on the team), requires either a 4 day pass or event ticket that includes a 4 day pass.
  • May 26th, 2019.
  • Registration opens Saturday, May 25th all day through Sunday Morning at 8am.
    • Day 1: 9am to 7pm.
    • Awards: 7:30pm on Sunday the 26th.

BAO 2019 Warhammer 40k Narrative Event: Tickets here. (Click on the General Admission tab)

  • In the Bay Area Open 2019 Narrative Event players will join a faction fighting to determine the destiny of a planet in the Gandus System in the Segmentum Obscurus, a system on the brink of total collapse as the forces of Chaos fight to open a new warp rift within the sector. Working together, players will participate in a series of games based on a narrative crafted by the victories and defeats of the factions at the event. Unique scenarios will be provided with special twists and effects based on the setting. Ultimately, one faction will reign supreme, but there is always a cost, and nothing is ever as it seems in the Gandus System… (This will be a continuation of the general storyline followed in the Las Vegas Open and SoCal Open Events.)
  • Warhammer 40,000 Narrative Event
  • At the KublaCon 2019 Convention.
  • $65 event ticket, includes convention badge.
  • May 25th and 26th, 2019 – 2 games per day.
    • Event begins at 10am through 5pm.
  • Gameplay: 1v1 and Team Games with custom scenarios
  • List Building Basics: Two Lists at 75 and 100 Power Level following standard Matched Play rules (Lords of War okay, but only one per team in team games) – all armies okay
  • Registration opens Friday, May 24th all day through Saturday at 8am.

BAO 2019 Kill Team Event: Purchase tickets on site, still room in the event.

  • In the Bay Area Open 2019 Kill Team event players choose a Kill Team for fast paced 40k Skirmish action!
  • At the KublaCon 2019 Convention.
  • May 25th and 26th.

BAO 2019 Age of Sigmar Doubles Tournament: The Twin Tailed Comet: Purchase tickets on site, still room in the event.

  • Age of Sigmar Doubles Tournament
    • Player Pack, here.
    • Players will form two person teams. Each person will have their own 1000pt Army.
    • 1000pt point list using the rules and restrictions provided in the Pitched Battle section from the General’s Handbook. Each player will have two lists. Both lists must be the same faction (Alliance), and have the same General.
    • In each round, the teams will face off versus another pair of players. Each team will place one of their lists forward face down. Each team will simultaneously reveal their lists. These two players will play versus each other.
    • The remaining player from each team then puts one of their lists forward, face down. Again, the two teams simultaneously reveal their list and those two players play versus each other.
  • At the KublaCon 2019 Convention
  • $30 event ticket (covers both players on the team), requires either a 4 day pass or event ticket that includes a 4 day pass.
  • May 24th, 2019
  • Begins at 2pm through 7pm. 2 hour and 15 minute rounds, 3 rounds of play.
  • Registration opens at 1pm, Friday the 24th of May.

BAO 2019 Age of Sigmar Championships: Tickets here. (Click on the General Admission tab)

  • Age of Sigmar Championships
  • At the KublaCon 2019 Convention
  • $65 event ticket, includes 4 day convention badge.
  • May 25th and 26th, 2019
  • 5 rounds of play: 3 rounds Saturday and 2 on Sunday. 3:00 hour rounds.
  • Registration opens Friday at 1pm through Saturday morning until 9am.
  • Sunday late start 12:00pm
  • Sunday final round ends at 6:15pm.

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6 Responses to “BAO 2019 Registration is Now Open!”

  1. Kevin Lantz October 2, 2018 3:58 am #

    For those confused like I was, click on the General admission tab after going to the tickets here link… Tournaments link just takes you to the doubles and rtt

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 2, 2018 6:27 am #

      Yeah, the site is a bit non-intuitive to navigate.

  2. JimboV October 2, 2018 8:52 am #

    Got my tickets to both RTT’s and GT, ahhh so much warhammer!

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 2, 2018 8:53 am #

      Awesome, see you there!

  3. Ashton March 30, 2019 3:19 pm #

    Is this event big enough to attract some Games Workshop coverage?? Have there been any exclusive models for sale at previous events?

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 25, 2019 10:50 am #

      Hey Ashton,

      Sorry for the late reply I missed this one. But no, we don’t have event exclusive models at the BAO but GW is aware of it. They only go to three USA events per year as an FYI, Adepticon, NOVA and LVO.

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