The BoLS Open

BoLS Invites you to an all new tabletop event. Join us for three days of gaming and camaraderie in Austin TX. Registration is now open!

We are so happy to bring you an all new BoLS event in the city that keeps it weird. Whether you’re looking for a competitive event or something more casual and narrative, we’ve got it on our schedule – including all of the big games from Games Workshop, Privateer Press, and more. We’ll also have hobby and painting competitions for all skill levels, and goofy prizes for in game accomplishments, cosplay, trivia and more. Our cart is now open, and the the hotel block is open.

The BoLS Open

JUNE 12-14TH 2020 – AUSTIN, TX

Our Events

Warhammer 40k ITC GT – REGISTER HERE

“The strongest are strongest alone” ~The Tyrant of Badab.

Welcome Grimdark Generals! Come battle it out in a Warhammer 40,000 ITC, 5 round, 2 day tournament. Bring your best 2000 point army and prepare to fight across 4 varied warzones to achieve ultimate victory against all comers. The event will use the 2020 ITC missions and rules.

Age of Sigmar GT – REGISTER HERE

“This night brothers, we bring war!” ~Vandus Hammerhand

Welcome Generals of the Mortal Realms! Come battle it out in an Age of Sigmar, 5 round, 2 day, AoS tournament. Bring your best 2000 point army and prepare to battle your way to ultimate glory. The event will use the current General’s Handbook missions and rules. Malign Sorcery and Realm Artifacts are allowed. All battles will be fought in the realm of Ghyran, but standard terrain rules will be in effect.

Weekend with The Narrative Guys – REGISTER HERE

A fun event for Warhammer 40K players that recreates the type of events that happen in the 40K fiction. The Narrative Guys set the stage with awesome terrain and give the players the background. The dice and the players make the story happen on the table. Come roll dice and have fun!

Warmachine Events – REGISTER HERE

Champions Tournament – Friday
In Champions tournaments, players prove their skill in a limited format. Armies can only be created using warcasters/warlocks and theme forces found on the Active Duty Roster, making Champions a rapidly changing arena of battle that allows players to outwit and plan against a known list of potential enemies.

Masters Tournament – Saturday Qualifier, Sunday Top 8
Players will battle it out in a Steamroller Qualifier event on Saturday. The Top 8 players from the Steamroller will face off in a Masters event on Sunday to determine the winner of the first BoLS Open Warmachine Masters!

2 vs 2 Doubles Event – Sunday
Grab a teammate and combine forces! Each player brings a 25pt army led by 1 warcaster/warlock, character restrictions apply across both armies. Teammates do not need to play the same faction.

Single Day Events – REGISTER HERE

Age of Sigmar Wardogs (Casual Tournament) – Friday
Need that last bit of prep? Want to make sure troops know the order of battle? Does your quest for skulls for the skull throne never truly stop? Join us for a more relaxed 1 day 3 round AoS tournament using battleplans from the 2020 General Handbook. Players will be placed into 8 man pods. Players will use 2000 point armies.

Warcry – Friday
“I thought I knew true savagery until I came to this cursed place”
The Bloodwind Spoil Beckons! Come battle it out in a Warcry, multi-round, 1 (long) day tournament. Bring your best 1000 point Warband and prepare to fight across the blasted corners of the Bloodwind Spoil to gain glory and earn the notice of your gods and patrons. The event will use the Warcry Pitched Battle Battleplans and rules.

Warhammer Underworlds – Friday
“The longer I look into the shadeglass, the more of myself I see.”
Claim the Mirrored City! Come battle it out in a Warhammer Underworlds, 4-round, 1 day tournament. Bring your best warbands, deck, boards and prepare to fight across the haunted vaults of Shadespire to gain glory and gold. The event will use the Warhammer Underworlds Grand Clash rules and list of permitted products. Each round is played in a best-of-three 90 minute format.

Monster Crush Hour – Friday
Bring your monsters and robots for a stompfest of epic proportions! Players will face off in a series of Monsterpocalypse games across several rounds to determine who will emerge victorious.

40k Rogue Trader (Casual Tournament) – Sunday
Did the 40k GT not turn out the way you envisioned? Did the enemy pull too many dirty tricks? Pray to the wrong dice god? Come join us for a more relaxed 1 day 3 round ITC Warhammer 40,000 tournament using swiss pairing. Players will be placed into 8 man pods. We will be using the 2020 ITC missions and rules. Players will use 2000 point armies.

Kill Team – Sunday
“Lay your plans carefully, and consider every move, lest it prove your last.”
Welcome Grimdark Operatives! Come battle it out in a Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team, 4 round, 1 day tournament in sunny Austin TX. Bring your best 100 point Matched Play Battle-forged Kill Team and prepare to fight across 4 rounds of missions to achieve total victory against all comers. The event will use the Kill Team ARENA missions and rules.

Knight Joust Charity Event – Sunday
Enter a Grand Knight Joust and prove your worth! With up to a dozen Knights per round, bring a single Dominus or Questoris, or pair of Armigers and battle to the finish with a set of modified fast-moving rules to keep the joust fast and furious. Rounds should take under an hour and it’s all for charity. Play as many rounds as you want and earn the coveted Golden Knight to take home!

Holiday Inn Midtown

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The Holiday Inn Midtown is a five-minute drive from downtown and offers free parking and wifi, and buffet breakfast. These great restaurant options are within walking distance:

Vendors, Partners and More

We have fantastic partners, a vendor area and are signing up more every day. Here’s just a few:

  • Privateer Press
  • Army Builder
  • Best Coast Pairings
  • Black Site Studio
  • Red Republic Games
  • Dragon’s Lair Austin

and many more…

Gaming for a Good Cause

The open isn’t just about gaming – it’s about building and helping our community. The BoLS Open is a not-for-profit organization and 100% of our profits will be donated to the Dell Children’s Medical Center via Extra Life. You can give directly on our team page, and we’ll be running charity raffles, trivia contests, and more during the event. You can add a pack of charity tickets when you register and they’ll be available for purchase at the event.

BoLS Open Homepage

Register Today!

~We hope to see you there!

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2 Responses to “The BoLS Open”

  1. Michael Corr September 4, 2019 11:19 pm #

    Sounds like a fun event, but your title is a bit subdued for BoLS.

    “You won’t believe what is happening at this tournament!!!!!! The whole meta is up for grabs!!!!!!! Click here to find out more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”.

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