The 4th Annual Japan Open

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The 4th Annual Japan Open

Post by Danguinius » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:12 am

Greetings (again),

We are now announcing that this year's Japan Open of WarmaHordes will again be held in Fukuyama. Last year we had 22 of Japan's finest players duke it out over 4 rounds of play. This year will be basically the same but there will be some slight changes (75 points, 2 lists, Divide & Conquer, etc.)...here are the details:

Event: The 4th Annual Japan Open - War Machine & Hordes Championship Tournament
Date: Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Time: 9:00 doors open, 9:15 registration begins; 9:45 tournament starts
Place: Fukuyama Civic Center (located just behind Fukuyama Castle, a 5-minute walk from Fukuyama station). Same place as the first three Japan Opens
Players: 16+ players can participate this year – but each year we have gotten more and more players.
Cost: 1500 yen per player. 1500 yen is for the tournament on Sunday, October 9th. There will also be free play on Monday, October 10th for 500 yen...yes, that is a national holiday. We will probably also have a "nomikai" on the evening of Sunday, October 9th, but I haven`t heard anything about the place, time, or cost of this yet.

Materials: The tournament organizer will provide mats, terrain, and zone markers. Players are responsible for their own materials as written in the 2016-17 Steamroller rule pack.
Rules: This will be a 4-round tournament played under the 2016-17 Steamroller rules. The tournament will follow the “Divide & Conquer” format (so, each list must be used at least once). Players must bring two 75-point lists from the same WarMachine or Hordes faction following the rules listed in the Steamroller rule pack (check these rules for free on the Privateer Press site). These lists must be submitted to the tournament organizer (Gannon) no later than October 3. This tournament has the Hardcore painting requirements (i.e. fully painted) and based, with the front arc of each model painted or otherwise marked.

Prizes: Pins/medals will be given to the top 3 finishers (to be determined according the 2016-17 Steamroller criteria). In addition, there may be a “booby prize” for one particularly unlucky player. Further, two more pins/medals will be warded to two players (who did not finish in the top 3) for "best painted army" and "best sportsmanship".
Contact: To register, or ask any questions, please contact:
Eric Perez - tournament organizer (vigilantecowboy@hotmail.com)
Daniel McCartney (rodserling@hotmail.com)
Keiichirou Yamada (eaac6185@mb.infoweb.ne.jp)
“Tetsu” Michiura (yfe56169@nifty.com)


This is meant to be a 4-round, one-day event. Last year, even with 22 players, we could crown a champion with 4 rounds of play. There will be only four rounds and a winner will be decided using the criteria in the Steamroller 2016-17 rules (even in the unlikely event of two undefeated players remaining after four rounds are completed).
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Each round is a maximum of two hours, 60 minutes and 60 minutes on each side of the deathclock. Model set-up is also done on this time. Each turn must be a minimum 15 seconds long. When both players have less than 5 minutes left on their deathclocks, a judge should be present to regulate time use.

First Round
9:45~11:45

Lunch
11:45~12:45

Second Round
12:45~14:45

Third Round
14:45~16:45

Fourth Round
16:45~18:45

Awards, Announcements, Clean-up
19:00~19:30


Last year, despite another increase in participation (22 players), we (sadly) had no players from Nagoya, as we have had in previous years. So, we hope some players from the Nagoya area are ready to step up to the plate and do battle. PM me or Gannon if you are interested in getting in on the action.

Danguinius

P.S. Some info updated on September 5th, 2016
We are the Blood Angels, and we fear not. We are proud sons of the Imperium and the protectors of mankind. We are the Angels of Death and the Emperor`s Wrath – D(S)anguinius

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Re: The 4th Annual Japan Open

Post by Danguinius » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:08 am

Bump!

Some info updated in the above post (number of rounds, cost of entry, list submission, etc.)


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Re: The 4th Annual Japan Open

Post by The Underdweller » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:43 pm

It's great that you continue getting lots of players every year!

I'd love to come down, but it is a bit expensive to get there, plus taking time off work is not always possible. If we ever get a group going down together from Nagoya and splitting the gas money I will probably join.

Anyway, hope you all have a fun time :)

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Re: The 4th Annual Japan Open

Post by Danguinius » Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:41 am

Just a follow up on the Japan Open 4...

We had a good turnout of 18 players, all with fully painted WMH armies. The current meta is pretty Warmachine heavy and that was visible in the turnout: 15 Warmachine armies, only 3 Hordes armies.

The Top 5 Ended up looking like this:

1. Trollbloods (Osaka player)
2. Convergence of Cyriss (Hiroshima player)
3. Cryx (Tokyo player)
4. Khador (Hiroshima player)
5. Trollbloods (a very tall player from Fukuyama)

We also gave out awards from painting and sportsmanship (the new Privateer Press trophies are actually medals!)

At the after-tourney "nomikai", we discussed about what to do with next year's Japan Open. We decided to try a team tournament! 5-person team tournaments (like the World Team Championships) are common, but we decided to go with 3-person teams next year. It should be a lot of fun! Our goal is to get 8 teams. Of course, we hope to see a Nagoya team there!

Danguinius
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