Bay Area Open 2017

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The Bay Area Open is a pedigreed event and the one that started everything for Frontline Gaming. We’re pleased to announce the 7th year of this premiere 40k tournament! We’ll be at Game Kastle again this year, and will be hosting the tournament in their event center, located at 550 Showers Dr, Mountain View, CA 94040.

  • What: A Warhammer 40k Tournament
  • When: July 29th and 30th
  • Where: Game Kastle: Mountain View, 550 Showers Dr., Mountain View, California 94040
  • Why: Because 40k tournaments are awesome!


  • 8th edition Warhammer 40k Tournament
  • ITC Formated Event
  • No models with a Power Level of 31 or greater will be allowed for this event.
  • Armies may only be constructed using current 8th ed Indexes for this event.
  • All models must be painted to a tabletop standard, with at least 3 colors per model and fully based.
  • Ruins: For this event, the bottom level walls of all ruins are considered to block LoS even if they do not actually do so. This means existing openings in them such as those created by windows, doors, bullet holes, etc. block LoS. This rule does not mean the players create walls where none existed. If in doubt as to where to define these barriers, clarify with your opponent before the game begins.
  • Missions:

Belt of Brandon

We can’t wait to see who puts their name on the coveted Belt of Russ this year! Brandon Grant was the champ last year, who will don the belt this year?!

Schedule: Saturday, July 29th

  • Registration: 8am to 10am
  • Round 1: 10am
  • Lunch: 12:30pm
  • Round 2: 1:30pm
  • Round 3: 4:15pm
  • Day 1 Finished: 6:45pm

Schedule: Sunday, July 30th

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

  • Travel and Logistics: There 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 29th, 2017. After June 29th, 2017 all sales are final and refunds for ticket will not be issued. Tickets are transferable up until the day before the event, July 28th, 2017.