Frontline Gaming’s Independent Tournament Circuit

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2017 Season

February 2017

  • Sask Hammer RTT, Tramps Comics and Games, Saskatchewan, Canada, February 18th, 2017
  • MAJOR: Barrie Bash, Sir Games Alot, Barrie Ontario, Canada, February 25-26th, 2017

April 2017

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2015 ITC Champion: Alan Bajramovic

2015 ITC Results

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2014 ITC Champion: Paul McKelvey

2014 ITC Results

What is the Independent Tournament Circuit?

The ITC (Independent Tournament Circuit) is a coalition of tabletop gaming tournaments that have joined together to increase their mutual resources, exposure to the community and the prestige of their events. These events run through a season which runs one year, beginning and ending in February. The player that does the best overall through the year will be the Circuit Champion! Last year, that player won $3,000 cash! We also recognize the players that do the best with each specific faction, such as the best circuit Space Wolf Player, or best circuit Tau player, etc. as well as the best teams. The 2016 season is the third year for the ITC! The 2014 & 2015 seasons were huge hits and the ITC has now grown to be a global circuit!

How does the scoring system work? Download the Score Sheet, here!

We based our model off of the World Series of Poker. Each player will earn points for each event they participate in.

  • 3 Categories of events:
    • In order to qualify to be a Rogue Trader Tournament in the ITC (RTT), your event must meet BOTH of the following criteria:
      • Number of Rounds : Any (typically 4 or less rounds)
      • Number of Players: Any (typically under 28 players)
    • In order to qualify to be a Grand Tournament in the ITC (GT), your event must meet BOTH of the following criteria:
      • Number of Rounds : 5+
      • Number of Players : 28+
    • In order to qualify to be a Major in the ITC, your event must meet the following criteria:
      • Number of Rounds : 5+
      • Number of Players : 58+
  • A player’s ITC Championship Rankings Score is comprised of their top 5 scores from the following categories:
    • Up to 3 Rogue Trader Tournaments
    • Up to 4 Grand Tournaments
    • Up to 5 Major Tournaments

*Example #1 – Bobby Bojangles has earned 5 scores thus far this season. He has played in 3 RTTs, 1 GT and 1 Major. His scoring breakdown:

    • RTT #1 – 85 points
    • RTT #3 – 110 points
    • RTT #3 – 25 points
    • GT #1 – 50 points
    • Major #1 (BAO) – 165 points
  • TOTAL – 435 points

Bobby now wants to head to another Major event, the Las Vegas Open, but as he already has a score for a Major recorded from the BAO earlier that year, he is concerned that unless he scores more points at the LVO than at the BAO, his overall score will not improve. Fear not, Bobby Bojangles! The ITC scoring system is designed to incentivize players to keep attending those big GT’s and Major events.

Now let’s fast forward through to the end of the LVO and Bobby Bojangles did fairly well. He earned a very respectable 80 points. It was nowhere close to his 165 point finish at the BAO however, thus the 80 points would not replace his current Major score. But if you look at the rest of his breakdown, one of his scores would be replaced. In particular, we are looking at his RTT #3 score of 25 points. As his lowest score, this would be bumped out by the higher score.

    • RTT #1 – 85 points
    • RTT #2 – 110 points
    • GT #1 – 50 points
    • Major #1 (BAO) – 165 points
    • Major #2 – 80 points (This is the score he received from the LVO)
  • TOTAL – 490 points

Placing Points = Based on your overall finish

  • 1st place = 100 points
  • 2nd place = 90 points
  • 3rd place = 85 points
  • 4th place = 80 points
  • 5th place = 75 points
  • 6th place = 70 points
  • 7th place = 65 points
  • 8th place = 60 points
  • Top 10% of remaining field = 55 points
  • Next 20% of remaining field = 40 points
  • Next 30% of remaining field = 30 points
  • Last 40% of remaining field = 20 points

Example: Las Vegas Open 2014 had 193 players on day 1. The first 8 players receive their points. The remaining 185 players are then broken out:

  • Top 10% of remaining field = 19 players
  • Next 20% of remaining field = 37 players
  • Next 30% of remaining field = 55 players
  • Last 40% of remaining field = 74 players

Bonus Points for Games Undefeated

  • 3 Points for each win before first loss
  • 1 Point for each draw before first loss

Once you add your placing points to your bonus points, you multiple that by the…   Number of Players in Tournament Multiplier

  • Calculated by : 1 + (Number of players on day one x .0032)

That calculation will then give you how many ITC points you earned for that particular event! This allows for tournaments wanting to join the circuit to use their own scoring system. No special points are awarded for specific tournament missions and as the tournament organizer, you have the flexibility to incorporate composition / painting into the overall score and all that does is affect the final ranking. As long as the final battle ranking is clearly distinguished to Frontline Gaming, the results can be plugged into this calculation and we can start awarding ITC points for your event.

ITC Discussion

If you have any questions, comments, want to talk some good natured smack or just have a conversation with fellow circuit members, hop on the forums!

Do you want to join the Circuit?

Everyone is welcome to join! Your event can be in your store, at your clubhouse or a GT, it doesn’t matter. Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to use our format or FAQ if you do not want to, but it does make it easier for traveling players to attend as they will know what to expect. If you join the circuit, what do you get?

  • Frontline Gaming will help promote your event on our podcast and website and provide assistance with any advice on running or growingyour event.
  • Increased attendance from players looking to pick up more circuit points. We’ve been seeing many events sell out almost immediatelythat join the ITC!
  • In time, we could help with prize support, too! We are building a long term plan for the ITC, and member events will enjoy thesebenefits, too.

What does it cost you to join?

  • Nothing! It is 100% free to join the circuit.
  • All we ask is that you advertise that your event is a member of the ITC, and link back to this page so that those who want to learnmore about it, can do so!
  • You also submit your event scores using our spreadsheet to make it easy for us to update the ITC rankings, which you can download here. That’s it!

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