The Goonhammer Open US

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The Goonhammer Open is Goonhammer’s own tournament brand, coming to a city near you!

We have a number of different events planned, so keep checking back to find out about new ones as they’re launched. We’ll also post links to results for each event here as well as galleries from the weekend showing off the games, Best Armies, and the prize winners.

UPDATE 8/22/2021: We have updated the tournament pack to include terrain layouts and the event’s COVID policy. Please read the packet carefully as we will be requiring both that masks be worn at the event and that attendees show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result. We have also extended the date to request a refund to August 27th and extended the list submission date to tomorrow, August 23rd. Players who register after this date will be allowed to submit by September 2nd.

Additionally, many of you have asked questions about rulings for the event. You can find our specific Event FAQ and rulings here. Note that these rulings also apply to the Narrative event.

Finally, while we do not address this in the FAQ formally, we will be using the current rules from the 2021 Codex: Orks, though players will not be allowed to bring any units for which there is not an officially released Games Workshop model.

 

Upcoming Events

The Goonhammer Open 2021 GT – Rockville, MD

When: September 4th and 5th, 2021
Where: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center – 5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Players: 50
Points: 
2,000
Rounds: 
6
How to Buy: Tickets available on Eventbrite
Rulespack: Goonhammer Open US player pack, version 8.22 (updated 22 August 2021)
Terrain maps:GHO Map Pack 1.0 (updated 22 August 2021)
FAQ:GHO Event FAQ 1.1 (updated 27 August 2021)

The inaugural Goonhammer Open US GT is taking place in Rockville, MD over Labor Day weekend, with 6 games over two days to crown a winner – all played on Vanguard Tactics terrain and mats provided by Tablewar, with games on top tables to be streamed. We’ll have a great variety of prizes on offer, with  awards for:

  • Best General – 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Best Painted Army

Additionally, the winner of the Grand Tournament will receive the Goonhammer US Open GT Title Belt, a custom belt made by Undisputed Belts.

You can find the event link for the US Goonhammer Open GT in Best Coast Pairings.

 

The Goonhammer Narrative Crusade 2021 – Rockville, MD

When: September 4th and 5th, 2021
Where: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center – 5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Players: 24
Points: 
varies by game, though attendees are required to bring 125 PL Orders of Battle for the event
Rounds: 
6
How to Buy: Tickets available on Eventbrite
Rulespack: Goonhammer Open Narrative Crusade Player Pack, version 1
Terrain maps: tbd

The inaugural Goonhammer Open US GT is taking place in Rockville, MD over Labor Day weekend, with 6 games over two days to crown a winner – all played on custom terrain with mats provided by Tablewar. We’ll have a great variety of prizes on offer, with  awards for:

  • Wisest of All Generals
  • Knows the True Meaning of Suffering
  • As Beautiful as They are Deadly

 

There are a whole bunch of amazing sponsors helping to put this event on and offering prize support or pitching in with the logistics for the event (or often both). We’d like to extend a massive “thank you” to all of:

Tablewar

Creators of the F.A.T. mat and other wonderful gaming supplies, Tablewar are supplying mats for the event as well as prizes for winners in the GT. We’re also partnering with Tablewar Charities – participants in the narrative will be able to purchase additional benefits for their armies, with all proceeds going to Tablewar Charities.

Skirmish Mats

 

Also providing prize support are Skirmish mats, who are providing a series of beautiful mats that will be provided as prizes for winners in the Narrative event.

Vanguard Tactics

Vanguard Tactics have supplied the terrain for the Goonhammer Open GT, and their high-quality MDF terrain is some of the best in the industry, designed with an eye toward competitive play.

Koyo

Koyo are the makers of lovely licensed merchandise for 40k and other brands, including some incredible faction mystery pins. Each participant in the Goonhammer GT and the Narrative Crusade event will receive a mystery pin, while winners in the GT and Narrative events will receive artificer pins.

Tinkerturf

Makers of beautiful, high-quality card terrain, Tinkerturf have provided a number of their wonderful terrain starter kits as prize support. Winners in the GT and Narrative events will receive these kits.

The 40k Badcast

The 40k Badcast.

Last but not least, the badboys of 40k – Dan and SRM – have pitched in to sponsor the event with a set of lovely custom objective markers on every table. Players will be welcome to take some home with them after the event has concluded.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Refunds policy: Refunds are available for individuals unable to attend until 1 month prior to the event. After this date no refunds will be issued (though ticket transfers are still allowed if a replacement player can be found). Refunds will be issued net of the non-refundable Eventbrite fee.