BAO 2020 Event Information

Today is the last day to get the lower priced ticket!

The venerable event is back for it’s 10th anniversary this May 22nd through the 24th, 2020!

Buy Tickets, Here!

As a reminder, Event Ticket which include many events such as the Long War Doubles, Kill Team, and AoS Soubles, go up for sale in mid-March. If you do not a con badge, you need one to purchase these tickets.

The event that started it all for us here at Frontline Gaming, the Bay Area Open is now in its 10th year having come a long way from the days out in “The Barn” as we affectionately referred to the Antioch County Fairgrounds.

BAO 2, in the Barn! We’ve come a long way since then.

Now, the BAO is at the lovely Marriott Waterfront just minutes from the San Francisco airport.

As a part of the large KublaCon which offers loads of fun gaming activities, there’s so much to do at the BAO now!

For GW games we have some awesome offerings as well. Multiple 40k, AoS & Kill Team events!

Join the ranks of the esteemed BAO alumnus!

This year, the 40k Champs will be a true Super Major as well, with room for 256 players and a true champion with a top 8 on Sunday just as with the LVO. This means the event will be one of the highest ITC scoring events of the season! Come on out and get those points. We also have 40k Sunday RTT events to pick up some extra tournament points and the chance for great prizes, as well as a AoS laid back doubles event and Championships event in addition to some great Kill Team action as well. Many main event tickets include your con badge as well, making this a very affordable event for the size!

Come and join the fun in a lovely location. Bring the family who can enjoy a weekend in the city of San Francisco or participate in the fun and games of KublaCon while you battle for glory in the 10th annual BAO!

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



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15 Responses to “BAO 2020 Event Information”

  1. Jeff Poole February 4, 2020 3:13 pm #


    Just to confirm the event will be in the Marriott NOT the Crown Plaza where it was last year.


    • JimV February 4, 2020 5:14 pm #

      See Reece, I am not the only one wondering!

      • Reecius February 5, 2020 5:42 pm #

        As it says in the article it is at the Marriott Waterfront.

        Reading is fundamental! =P

        • Jeff Poole February 6, 2020 9:28 am #

          There is a difference between reading and questioning whether what was read is correct.

          I read it was at the Marriott. What I was asking was, is this information that I read correct?

          • Reecius February 6, 2020 9:46 am

            Lol, OK Mr. Lawyer =P

            Yes, I wrote the correct information as it has been related to me.

  2. Casey H February 4, 2020 5:17 pm #

    Barn + pairings delay* + Reece doing PR-damage control = Pabst

    From these elements, make your own joke, folks.


    *(on lap tops, BCP didn’t exist at that time)

    • Reecius February 5, 2020 5:42 pm #

      haha, we can always play spin the bottle for pairings =)

  3. SaltyJohn February 14, 2020 9:07 am #

    I bought my ticket! No double Castellan this year though. That was… a big mistake…

  4. Jarrod February 27, 2020 2:19 am #

    Might be an excessively noob question, but what exactly is an RTT (re: 40k) event?

    • Mike March 6, 2020 8:21 pm #

      Rogue Trader Tournament (RTT) 40K

  5. Fernando February 27, 2020 10:57 pm #

    No doubles this year?

    • Reecius February 28, 2020 9:29 am #

      Those tickets go up for sale mid-March.

  6. George March 6, 2020 9:05 pm #

    Where can I find the schedule for the 40k championship?

  7. Brian April 28, 2020 2:52 pm #

    Sad news, Kubla Con is canceled due to the ‘Rona…

    • Reecius April 28, 2020 2:56 pm #

      Yes, that announcement went out quite a while ago.

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