BAO Tickets Now Up For Sale!

BAO 2018 is done and dusted!

Event Recap, here.

This will be an ITC formatted event, using the ITC Champion’s Missions. The tournament will be played over 6 rounds, Saturday and Sunday, July 28th and 29th at the Game Kastle store in  Mountain View, CA. 550 Showers Dr Suite 1, Mountain View, CA 94040.

The 3 colors and based modeling policy will be strictly enforced. Models that do not meet this requirement will be removed from the tables by a judge. If you plan on using a substitution model or a proxy that is not very close in size and shape to the model it is meant to represent, email the TOs at with a picture of the model in question and an explanation of which model it is supposed to represent for TO approval. If you do not do so, the model may be pulled from the table during the event by a judge if they feel it is not an appropriate substitution.

Chess clocks will be used for those players with a winning record starting day 2 of the event and made available at tables for those players who wish to use them so long as supplies last. Rules for their use can be found in the above ITC Format link.

All current Games Workshop 40k source materials will be allowed so long as it is published on or before July 22nd.

Event Schedule:

  • Saturday
    • Registration: 8am
    • Round 1: 9am
    • Lunch: Noon
    • Round 2: 1pm
    • Round 3: 4:15pm
    • Day ends: 7:30pm
  • Sunday
    • Round 4: 9am
    • Lunch: Noon
    • Round 5: 1pm
    • Round 6: 4:15pm
    • Awards: 7:30pm

Please leave any questions in the comments section below!

Will Brandon Grant continue his reign of domination and threepeat this year?

Refund Policy:

All tickets are fully refundable up until 30 days before the event begins, June 28th, 2018, at which point no refunds will be issued. Tickets are transferable up until July 26th, 2018 after which point tickets may not be transferred.

And remember, Frontline Gaming sells gaming products at a discount, every day in their webcart!



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24 Responses to “BAO Tickets Now Up For Sale!”

  1. Noah February 12, 2018 11:25 am #

    Hi, thanks for the update. I have a question:

    Will there be any limits on PL for models? For example, some tournaments have a rule like “no single model with a PL greater than 30” to exclude certain very expensive models like the Eldar Scorpion Tank (32 PL). Will BAO have a limit like this?


    • Reecius February 12, 2018 11:34 am #

      Nope. We’re going directly off of the ITC format and the PL restriction was removed with Chapter Approved.

      • Noah February 12, 2018 12:17 pm #


  2. iNcontroL February 12, 2018 1:45 pm #

    Already got mine! Can’t wait! The BAO is one of my absolute favorite tourneys each year.

    • Reecius February 12, 2018 2:14 pm #

      See you there, buddy!

  3. Dbiesto February 12, 2018 2:30 pm #

    My list is ready time to get to painting those three colors LOL

    • Reecius February 12, 2018 3:04 pm #

      Do it to it! See you there, buddy.

  4. mortetvie February 12, 2018 7:42 pm #

    Are you guys going to make the belt trophy safer this year? Last year Brandon got pricked by something sharp in it and it drew blood… Hate to have that happen to him again this year ;).

    • SaltyJohn February 12, 2018 8:12 pm #

      He’s a big boy, he can take it 😀

      • Reecius February 12, 2018 10:18 pm #

        That just means it has now been blessed by Khorne!

  5. SaltyJohn February 12, 2018 8:13 pm #

    I got mine. Now I need to figure out how to make either Custodes or Grey Knights work…

    • Reecius February 12, 2018 10:18 pm #

      See you there, buddy!

    • Mortetvie February 13, 2018 2:05 am #

      Why? Are they unemployed?

      • Ytook February 13, 2018 2:20 am #

        That made me laugh more than it should of

  6. Alex macdougall February 13, 2018 12:13 pm #

    Even though it’s a digital product it’s asking for a shipping method and there is no shipping method to Canada. Heeeeelp

  7. Austo February 23, 2018 8:54 am #

    Is the facebook event page a closed group? When I click the link I get:

    “The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you’re not in.”

  8. Kevin Lantz February 28, 2018 3:21 am #

    Sold out? damnit, anyone want to sell me theirs?

    • Kevin Lantz February 28, 2018 3:41 am #

      Need to increase the capacity imo!

    • abusepuppy February 28, 2018 4:40 am #

      I guarantee you that before BAO rolls around, many people will drop (prompting FLG to open up those spots to others) and lots of folks will post to Facebook and other sites trying to sell off their tickets for one reason or another. Have a little patience.

      Also, the reason they limit size is typically because the venue only has so much room in it and they only have so much terrain. Scaling upwards further requires a lot of work on their part.

      • Kevin Lantz March 8, 2018 4:18 am #

        I completely understand, and I was one who sold mine last year, hoping someone is selling this year so I can go, no issues should stop me this time.

        • Reecius March 29, 2018 3:49 pm #

          We’d LOVE to increase capacity but unfortunately the venue can only fit so many people. =/

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