BAO Live Blog: BAO Round 4 Pairings!

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Check this post for ongoing updates on the BAO! All the prep and planning is about to pay off! The BAO is getting ready to kick off!

The 5th annual BAO is going to be a blast! We’ve got the crew working early in the morning to get everything set up, and the hall is really coming together. We can’t wait to see everyone at the event, it’s going to be a blast. Who’s going to win it all in the 40k Champs?! We’ll keep you all updated with all the fun for 40k, Warmachine, Malifaux, DzC, Warzone, and the hobby seminars!

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Round 1

And we’re off! BAO is well underway and running smoothly! We started on time even with 22 people turning up at the door the day of! WOW! We had our typical 10% no show ratio (like clockwork) and with some hustle, were able to accommodate every player and get them a space to play on. 134 players day 1, not bad, considering we only started with room for 128! We had folks come in from as far away as the Midwest and Hawaii just hoping to grab a spot. That’s pretty cool.

Space Marines are out in FORCE! Battle Companies are quite popular and there are a ton of Annihilation forces, too. Knights are all over the place, along with a surprising amount of Tau, which is awesome. There’s also a strong presence of Eldar and Daemonkin, whom have proven to be very popular among the tournament crowd. The field is chalk full of dick kicker lists piloted by expert players, most of the best of the west coast are here. We’ve also been treated to a beautifier display of competition miniatures, too! Really, a great event so far, it is packed to the gills. A little warm on this summer day, but that is the only complaint.

We had a number of excellent players draw each other round 1, which is always a bummer, but it will encourage a very diverse field. We have a lot of the usual suspects out in front so far with perfect scores, but it’s early days yet. We’ll give more detailed information as the field begins to stratify.

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Round 3

And the event is heating up! We’re starting to narrow down the field and it’s looking interesting! We’ve got Daemons, Daemonkin, Nids, Battle Companies, Knights, Astra Militarum, and Taudar still in the running to win it all!

We’ve got some great paint classes going on, too, and some demo games of Infinity in full effect! Going to be interesting to see who survives the next round of elimination!

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Round 4

Wow, we’ve got a great looking final two rounds wrapping up! Here are the pairings for round 4!

Alan Bajramovic (Daemons) Jim Yeh 1
Jim Yeh (Tyranids) Alan Bajramovic 1
Brett Perkins (Eldar/Tau) James Carmona 2
James Carmona (Daemonkin) Brett Perkins 2
Jonathon Ciscon (Battle Company) Steve Sisk 3
Steve Sisk (Battle Company) Jonathon Ciscon 3
Doug Johnson (Renegades/Daemonkin) Geoff Robinson 4
Geoff Robinson (War Convocation) Doug Johnson 4
Carlos Kaiser (Renegades/Tau) Israel Sanchez 5
Israel Sanchez (Tau) Carlos Kaiser 5
Jesse Morales Mark Arambula 6
Mark Arambula Jesse Morales 6
Alexander Gonzalez Karl Payne 7
Karl Payne Alexander Gonzalez 7
Justin Takemoto Michael Fox 8
Michael Fox Justin Takemoto 8
Ben Schimmoller Travis Simpson 9
Travis Simpson Ben Schimmoller 9
Jon Costa Nick Card 10
Nick Card Jon Costa 10
Ben Vaughan Kyle Watson 11
Kyle Watson Ben Vaughan 11
Adam Merlic Don Hooson 12
Don Hooson Adam Merlic 12
John Feuerhelm Michael Kriegler 13
Michael Kriegler John Feuerhelm 13
John McCool Mason Vasquez 14
Mason Vasquez John McCool 14
Jeremy Veysseire Vincent Price 15
Vincent Price Jeremy Veysseire 15
Ben Vizcarra Steve Berndt 16
Steve Berndt Ben Vizcarra 16
Phil Tracy Todd Kinkaide 17
Todd Kinkaide Phil Tracy 17
Garye Lawerence Justin Whitton 18
Justin Whitton Garye Lawerence 18
Paul McKelvey Sean Morgan 19
Sean Morgan Paul McKelvey 19
Jamie Mcdaniel Josh Rosenstein 20
Josh Rosenstein Jamie Mcdaniel 20
Jared Searl Michael Schwartz 21
Michael Schwartz Jared Searl 21
Chris Jones Ryan Burg 22
Ryan Burg Chris Jones 22
Peter Kelly Trevor Van Cleave 23
Trevor Van Cleave Peter Kelly 23
Andrew Helland John Weyermueller 24
John Weyermueller Andrew Helland 24
Chuck Arnett John Dyer 25
John Dyer Chuck Arnett 25
Maxwell Hall Trevor Sandoval 26
Trevor Sandoval Maxwell Hall 26
Adam Solis Bill Durrett 27
Bill Durrett Adam Solis 27
Ian Wilson Ryan Mead 28
Ryan Mead Ian Wilson 28
Timothy Smith Vince Weibert 29
Vince Weibert Timothy Smith 29
Cameron Mcglasson Daniel Garcia 30
Daniel Garcia Cameron Mcglasson 30
Chuck Marshall Willow Ryder 31
Willow Ryder Chuck Marshall 31
Aaron Albert Loren Walker 32
Loren Walker Aaron Albert 32
Alan Dehesa Derrick Stenson 33
Derrick Stenson Alan Dehesa 33
Marcus Chavez Mike Larson 34
Mike Larson Marcus Chavez 34
Jeremy Ecklin Tim Hosker 35
Tim Hosker Jeremy Ecklin 35
Grant Vandenbosch Lang Nelson 36
Lang Nelson Grant Vandenbosch 36
Garrett Mulroney Julio Rodriguez 37
Julio Rodriguez Garrett Mulroney 37
Andrew DeDios Elizabeth Foster 38
Elizabeth Foster Andrew DeDios 38
Chris Cole Mike Benton 39
Mike Benton Chris Cole 39
Dawson Davis Paul Cornelius 40
Paul Cornelius Dawson Davis 40
Doc Glenboski Jason McCurry 41
Jason McCurry Doc Glenboski 41
Derek Page Han Rockhill 42
Han Rockhill Derek Page 42
Andrew Whitehead David Hetherington 43
David Hetherington Andrew Whitehead 43
Daniel Leblanc Michael Aldenbrook 44
Michael Aldenbrook Daniel Leblanc 44
Christopher Talley Doug Cole 45
Doug Cole Christopher Talley 45
Adrian Phillips Gordy Danke 46
Gordy Danke Adrian Phillips 46
David Cutts Ryan Murphy 47
Ryan Murphy David Cutts 47
Casey Dunn Nick Geye 48
Nick Geye Casey Dunn 48
Chad Thornton Matthew Tracy 49
Matthew Tracy Chad Thornton 49
Anthony D’Amore Ryan Creer 50
Ryan Creer Anthony D’Amore 50
Alan Avendano Shane Finley 51
Shane Finley Alan Avendano 51
Adam Todd Darrell Cash 52
Darrell Cash Adam Todd 52
Christian McClellan Orin Mcbride 53
Orin Mcbride Christian McClellan 53
Casey Herbst Shayne Rucki 54
Shayne Rucki Casey Herbst 54
Garret Acord Jason Rockhill 55
Jason Rockhill Garret Acord 55
Ben Nelson Nate Creer 56
Nate Creer Ben Nelson 56
Denny Page Tim Schneider 57
Tim Schneider Denny Page 57
Joe Schmidt Samual Bonin 58
Samual Bonin Joe Schmidt 58
Logan Mulroney Scott Reed 59
Scott Reed Logan Mulroney 59
Devon Madera Pablo Caballelo 60
Pablo Caballelo Devon Madera 60
Farzad Mehdipour Noah Small 61
Noah Small Farzad Mehdipour 61
Jacob Ballard Matt Barlow 62
Matt Barlow Jacob Ballard 62
Eric Drues Hunter Cole 63
Hunter Cole Eric Drues 63
Paul Lai Timothy Dierdorff 64
Timothy Dierdorff Paul Lai 64
Benjamin Gabbert James Brandetsas 65
James Brandetsas Benjamin Gabbert 65
Eric Anderton Michael Trebino 66
Michael Trebino Eric Anderton 66
Jim Morrissey Joe Love 67
Joe Love Jim Morrissey 67

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27 Responses to “BAO Live Blog: BAO Round 4 Pairings!”

  1. RoockieBoy July 11, 2015 10:53 am #

    Good luck everyone! Keep us informed!

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 11, 2015 4:08 pm #

      It’s been a great event, so far!

  2. Nova star July 11, 2015 11:39 am #

    Does this live blog track score or what?

  3. Mike July 11, 2015 12:26 pm #

    If there are any battle co’s there, I’d like to know if they actually finish a game, especially against decuri-crons.

    Also how many peeps are in this one?

  4. thecactusman17 July 11, 2015 3:55 pm #

    Darn, was hoping to get more consistant updates from here with my buddy trying to go for the win.

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 11, 2015 6:43 pm #

      Our first commitment is to the attendees here, we update the blog when we can.

  5. Samuel Sanchez July 11, 2015 4:21 pm #

    So if elder don’t do as well. Do you think the itc will slowly unnerf some of the str d changes such as allowing str d count as str 10 for insta death purposes.

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 11, 2015 6:34 pm #

      Strength D is not only about Eldar, though, there are a ton of LoW’s that slang the dirty D.

      • Sam July 11, 2015 7:25 pm #

        Ya I understand that the only change I felt was off for it was the fact it didn’t count as str10 for insta death making str d slightly worse then str 10 ap2 weapons in certain instances.

        • Reecius
          Reecius July 12, 2015 7:24 am #

          If enough people feel that way, we can revisit that, of course. The ITC is a very flexible format.

          • Mike July 12, 2015 10:23 am
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            I vote to revisit “toe-in-cover” monstrous creatures while we’re there. :p

  6. westrider July 11, 2015 6:10 pm #

    Having just won a small local tournament with Daemonkin a few weeks ago, I’m really curious to see how they work out in a tougher environment. They’ve definitely got some good tools, but they’ve also got some gaps. Glad to hear at least some are still doing well three Games in.

    • Chosen of Khorne July 11, 2015 6:29 pm #

      I just used my daemonkin to play a dark angel list with 3 units of dark knights and like 5 units of scouts plus a Demi company. That twin linked plasma with reroll jink, str 5 rend in melee, and hit and run chewed me up. I would be interested to know how to counter those little devils with a low shooting army.

      • Reecius
        Reecius July 12, 2015 7:27 am #

        Daemonkin are doing well! We’ve got one on table 2 playing Eldar coming down the home stretch, here.

  7. Bugpig July 11, 2015 8:05 pm #

    Great fun. You guys are the best. Wonderful events. Now come biy me a beer 😉

  8. Mike July 11, 2015 10:02 pm #

    Man, I see Alan is going strong. Is he still running the orks + daemon summoning list from wgc?

    • Julnlecs July 11, 2015 10:30 pm #

      All Daemons. Played him Round 1 and he straight out tabled my Eldar.

  9. Will Grant July 12, 2015 7:09 am #

    Are the 3 “chaos space marines” in the top ten after day one in fact Khorne Daemonkin?

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 12, 2015 7:27 am #

      Daemonkin, and 2 Renegades.

      • Will Grant July 12, 2015 7:37 am #

        Renegades, nice

  10. Kwodd July 12, 2015 8:27 am #

    What did JY bring to the party? Always love seeing nids at the top.

    • Devido July 12, 2015 10:47 am #

      5 Flyrants and 2 crones.

      • Kwodd July 12, 2015 1:08 pm #

        Wow, be interesting to see how he makes that work with so little on the ground for scoring.

  11. Mike July 12, 2015 4:22 pm #

    It seems free points are the name of the game this event. According to petey’s top 8 list, half the top 8 are getting free stuff in their armies.

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