BLUD Bowl 2055


Chamption: Tim Gould

Friday's Winners Tim Gould, Pete Alberts

Saturday's Winners: Darrin Marquez, Doug Lange

Advancement Rankings:

1482Kevin Handling
2 (tie)413Julian Kuleck
2 (tie)413Rema Casprowiak
4343Jim Beecher
5280Meric England
6203Michael Parker
7141Lloyd Unger
8120Chris Congdon


The Qualifiers are lower-division duels that are a test of all aspects of dueling. As such, they will have targets and checkpoints for additional scoring opportunities.
  • Event Time: Qualifiers will start by 12:10 and end at 3:50 (if not before). We should be there by 11:45 to set up; arrive early for first pick of the vehicles and miniatures.
  • Vehicles: Pre-generated vehicles only.
  • Duel Scoring: Mobility and Completed kills are each worth 20 points. Checkpoints and Targets are each worth 10 points. Being Mobility or Complete Killed is worth -20 points each.
  • Winners: Determined as specified in the CWRQ, with the thresholds raised to 120 points (3 full kills) to win and 100 points (2.5 full kills) to start the timer.
  • Advancement: The winner of each table advances to the finals. All other duelists earn advancement scoring based on position and the number of people at their duel. For example, if you place third out of 6 you would earn 400 points (6 players - 2 positions back * 100 points). This is added to your duel points (ignoring death penalties). Scores in both qualifiers are added together and used to fill in the remaining slots. In the event someone doesn't show at the finals, the next highest scoring duelist will be admitted and so on until we have a full table or run out of duelists.
  • Score Postings: Should be available at the front desk of the Miniatures hall and (hopefully) at the Steve Jackson Games booth in the exhibit hall. If possible, they will also be posted here, at the Steve Jackson Games Forums, and at Dueling Debate.
  • First-Day Winners: Friday's winners should not play in the Saturday qualifier. You can return those tickets to the GenCon ticket personnel for a refund.
  • Adding Tables - If there is extraordinary turnout, we can add a third table for the qualifiers. (This is highly unlikely.)


The Finals are pure dueling action. High scorer wins!
  • Event Time: The Finals will begin as soon as possible after 10 and will stop at 3:50 if no winner is determined earlier.
  • Vehicles: You are highly encouraged to design your own vehicle for the Finals. Pre-generated vehicles will be available.
  • Duel Scoring: Mobility and Completed kills are each worth 20 points. Being Mobility or Complete Killed is worth -20 points each.
  • Winner: Determined as specified in the CWRQ.
  • Invitational Byes - We are extending invitations to three people, giving them a bye to the finals should they wish to use it. They are the reigning BLUD Bowl Champion Jim Watson, the last CWC AADA Dueling Champion John Blaylock, and Steve Jackson.

General Rules

  • Using Home-Built Vehicles - You are encouraged to design your own vehicle for the Finals. If possible, submit your designs to Michael Miller before August 14th; otherwise bring them to any BLUD Bowl event for checking. Vehicle designs must follow the AADA rules and information included in the CWRQ and ODQ unless these rules say otherwise. We recommend using the CWVD or MADHAT design spreadsheets to double-check and print your designs.
  • Overdrive - Allowed on vehicles with gas engines to equalize HTMs. (This overrides the CWRQ/ODQ.)
  • Start Speed - You start at 30, and you may accelerate before movement in T1P1. You may have any legal combination of accessories enabled (HTMs turned on), and you have accelerated last turn for the purposes of Turbo lag.
  • Checkpoints and Targets - The Qualifiers will feature targets and checkpoints. You may score each target or checkpoint only once. Targets are targeted at -2 and must be hit by a direct-fire weapon for at least one point of vehicular damage. Checkpoints are scored by touching the counter with your vehicle while on the ground.


There will be trophies for the Qualifier winners and the top three in the Finals, as well as small prize packs for the top finishers in the Finals. More on this as we get closer to August.


There will be a variety of pregen vehicles for all three events. Sample pregens will be posted here as they become available. You can see some likely candidates on the Vehicles page.

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