Friday Night - March to Mount Doom
Do you have the will to make the journey all the way to Mount Doom? Come find out as we are proud to present the March to Mount Doom Madness Tournament as part of the 2010 Gathering in the Desert Lord of the Rings Grand Tournament. This event is being run by my good friend and last years Overall Champion Brent Sinclair.
The March to Mount Doom tournament will feature a unique “bracket-style” pairing system and players will play their way trough a single elimination tournament during the course of the evening. This event is being offered as a "free" add-on event for the Gathering in the Desert tournament. So even if you are not planning on attend GitD (God only knows why you wouldn't!) will be free on Friday night for anyone to attend.
The March to Mount Doom will be played on Friday, February 19th at Empire Games. Registration will start at 5 PM. All games will be limited to 50 minutes in length so prompt play is required. Registration on site will start at 5pm with the first round games starting at 5:30pm. The winner should be crowned no later than 9:30pm.
Army Requirements for this event are the same as those for the Gathering in the Desert Main event (e.g., armies assembled using Legions of Middle Earth, etc) with two exceptions. The maximum points allowed for an army is 500 points. In addition, following the MAXIMUM model count is 15. So this means you can bring out those heroes that you wouldn't dream of using in a larger scale event! So bring out your best for this clash as you fight your way to the top of Mount Doom.
Army lists will be checked for accuracy the evening of the event so be prepared with extra copies of your army list. All models must be painted to a minimum three-color tournament standard.
In addition to crowning "Best Overall" Champion of the tournament, and "Best Army Theme" award will be given out. This award will be voted by players choice using a blind ballot system. Since this event is a single elimination tournament, half the field will be eliminated in each round. So while the tournament field will get smaller, it is the hopes of the organizers that those eliminated players will enjoy the opportunity to play "pick-up" games for the rest of the evening.
Saturday & Sunday - Gathering in the Desert