This 64 player Masters event is a sanctioned Privateer Press tournament which will earn participants points towards the invitational championship. This is the only PP sanctioned event in Ireland.
This event is a social one and we aim to deliver the same kind of Irish welcome that the WTC did in Killarney. A BBQ and buffet is included in the ticket price.
We have been lucky enough to secure the private hire of the fantastic Malahide Rugby Club and Bar which means a private and fully equipped venue and a very reasonably priced pint!
Ease of Travel
The venue is near Dublin Airport and a Dart Station as well as Bus routes making it very easy to get to and there are lots of accommodation options locally.
Event Time TableSaturday & Sunday time lines
- Reg: 9.00 – 9.30
- Game 1: 9.30 -11.30
- Game 2: 12.00 – 2.00.
- Lunch: 2.00 – 3.00.
- Game 3: 3.00 – 5.00,
- BBQ: 5.00
- Open Gaming & Drinks:
Once you have finished your food, we have use of the venue for the entire evening for pickup games, board games & a few drinks!
- Game 4: 9.30 – 11.30,
- Game 5 12.00 – 2.00.
- Lunch 2.00 – 3.00
- Game 6: 3.00 – 5.00
- Awards: 5.00
The Irish Gauntlet is delighted to announce the full details of our Painting Competition at this years event. Follow the link for the details and why not paint along with us during the year and post on the Irish Gauntlet page with your progress.
2018 Attendee List
Find out who you are up against at this years Gauntlet and the faction break down. We can also confirm the event will be 2 List D&C0.
Key Event LocationsVenue, accommodation and travel links
Malahide Rugby Club
The Malahide Rugby Club is located on Estuary Road in Malahide on the road to Swords. The venue is located on the very scenic walk along the estuary. The venue has ample parking and attendees can leave there cars over night at the venue. Transport to the venue from both Swords central and Malahide central can be arrange for attendees that require it.
With the close proximity of the venue to Dublin airport international attendees will find it very convenient and minimize travel time. The venue is not directly on any transport links, however there is a Dublin Bus stop & an express bus service stop within a 15 minute walk, a train station just 20 minutes walk and easy access driving via the M1.
There are over a dozen hotels near Dublin Airport and in the Swords/Malahide area to choose from. We will be posting details of a preferred option over the coming weeks but attendees can safely look for there own accommodation in the area which suits their price range. Options below ranging from expensive to cheap.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT
Top Class Tables
Terrain and Mats
All 32 tables will have a gaming mat and quality 2d terrain along with 3d obstructions. Every table will have a chess clock on it too. Each table will have a minimum of 8 terrain pieces on the board. Each table will have a full set of scenario zones, flags and objectives. There will be space provide both around the table itself and on it to store your bags and sundries.
Prize Support & Costs
The event is very much set up for the love of the game & community. As such we aim to deliver an event that puts 100% of the ticket price into the event and more besides. The cost of the event is being kept as low as is reasonable while allowing us to do nice things for attendees which will be announced over the coming weeks.
Bright, Cool and Clean
The venue was chosen for its bright and airy hall. With balcony access on one side to allow players step out for air or smoke. The toilets are clean and modern and the venue in general is in top class condition. Players can relax at the main bar in the hall or the smaller private bar just outside the door. There is ample parking and on site catering will ensure fast service for meals.
Press Gangers & Support
We are lucky enough to have a very experienced team involved in this event, with three members of the WTC 2015 Ireland team involved in the setup and running of the event. The event is the first of what we hope to be many we run in Ireland. Our aim is to make this IG a stand out event on your calendar.
Buffet & BBQ
Gamers are happier when you feed them, I know I am. So with this in mind we will be providing a lunch buffet and evening BBQ on the Saturday of the event. You will be well feed with quality hot food to keep you gaming and the excellent bar will provide great Guinness to wash it all down. We will also provide tea / coffee and snacks both healthy & sweet on both days. Full Menu come.
Best of Irish & International
We are keen to get more people in Ireland playing and a marquee event like this is how we want to encourage people to join in. By having the best of Ireland and International players showcase the game we hope to grow our meta and increase our player base for the future.
If you have any questions or issues, please get in contact with us via the form here and we will get back to you as soon as we can.