BAO 2016


Event photos, here!

Event recap, here!

Paint Scores (out of 11 total points):

Name Score
Israel Sanchez 11
Lang Nelson 10
Vito Dettmers 10
Andrew Ford 9
Ben Vaughn 9
Mike Hancho 9
Trevor Van Cleave 9
Doc Dragon 9
Josh De Valle 9
Peter Stefancile 9
Vince Price 8
Colin Ward 8
Alexander Villagra 8
Vince Weibert 8
Domenic Grove 8
Evan Vandyke 8
Jody Mooney 8
Matt Evans 7

It’s back! The Bay Area Open is the event that started everything for Frontline Gaming, and we’re pleased to announce the 6th year of this premiere 40k tournament! We’re thrilled to announce a partnership with Game Kastle, and will be hosting the tournament in their new event center, located at 550 Showers Dr, Mountain View, CA 94040.

This venue has been built for large tournaments and due to the size, we will have room for 200 players, this year! This will be the largest BAO to date and qualifies as a large Major Event for the ITC, and will be generating a ton of points for those who attend! Make sure to grab your tickets early, as the event sold out in 2 weeks last year with a 30 person wait list. You can purchase those tickets, here. We look forward to hosting you for the biggest and best BAO to date. Oh, and as a nice bonus, as we were able to work out a good deal this year on the venue and were able to save a significant amount of money and are passing those savings on to you! So in addition to being the biggest BAO it will also be the most affordable as well. Winning!

What: A Warhammer 40k Tournament

When: July 16th and 17th

Where: Game Kastle: Mountain View, 550 Showers Dr., Mountain View, California 94040

Why: Because 40k tournaments are awesome!

We can’t wait to see who puts their name on the coveted Belt of Russ this year! Alan “P.J. Pants” Bajramovic was the champ last year, with the likes of InControl, Steve Sisk, Tomb King, JY2 and many other top notch players all in the hunt for the win! This year promises to provide more of the same exciting 40k action!

This will of course, be an ITC format tournament.



Saturday, July 16th

  • Registration: 8am to 10am.
  • Round 1: 10am
  • Lunch: 12:45pm
  • Round 2: 1:30pm
  • Round 3: 4:30pm
  • Day 1 Finished: 7:15pm

Sunday, July 17th

  • Round 4: 10am
  • Lunch: 12:45pm
  • Round 5: 1:30pm
  • Round 6: 4:30pm
  • Day 2 Finished: 7:15pm

Travel and Logistics:

Their are a ton of hotels near the event venue in every price range. Just Google “Hotels Mountain View California” and you’ll see the wide variety of options nearby.

For those of you flying in, the San Jose Airport is only 12 miles away and the San Francisco Airport and Oakland Airport are also close options, as well.

*Ticket Refund Policy: All tickets are fully refundable up until 30 days from the event, June 16th, 2016. After June 17th, 2016 all sales are final and refunds for ticket will not be issued. Tickets are transferable up until the day before the event, July 15th, 2016.