Two Irish Blood Bowl Tournaments Announced

We're getting totally spoiled here. After all my quiet hoping, we've got two Blood Bowl tournaments in the first quarter of the year. I'm liking you, 2013, keep this up.

Chubby Bowl I (Galway 19/20 January)
This is shaping up to be a well-sized tournament with a strong local scene likely to push numbers into the double digits/ mid teens. It's a two day event which is fairly unprecedented and I'm quietly optimistic about it.

The rules set is very interesting, based on the White Isle Star Bowl system. The game doesn't change but the weaker teams get more starting perks to even out the odds. The mandatory inclusion of Star Players and higher starting gold make for some unique starting teams. I also feel the rules level the playing field between the teams as some Blood Bowl races (Amazons...) can field starting teams that outclass most of their counterparts.

Check the details here.

All-Ireland Blood Bowl Championship (Bangor, 17 March)
 I know, I know, it's on Paddy's Day but that just means you probably won't be working that day. It's a NAF-approved event which means that those funky custom block dice and memberships will be available on the day. The North may seem far away but it's also very very cheap. There are sixteen tickets available and it looks like almost half are gone at this point.

The rules set is standard NAF which means that your normal starting team will work just fine. I'm also going to take the chance to point our Nordie brethren at NIBBLE, a forum for Blood Bowlers in Northern Ireland. I believe the tournament idea was spawned over there.

Check the details here.

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