Ten Yard Fight – Dreadball Tournament – 13th September



Ten Yard Fight is a 5 game, one day Dreadball event happening at the Dark Sphere store near Waterloo in London on 13th September. Starting with registration at 10am & ending around 6pm with 5 games lasting 60 minutes each. There will be a prize for the overall winner, as well as some other bits up for grabs. Tickets are available from Dark Sphere online and in store for £7. You can find the event on Facebook here.


An explanation

We’ve not really spoke about the futuristic sports game here on Corehammer, so it may seem a little odd to be running a tournament. Well, after a quick introduction to Dreadball from Matt Beech one afternoon, a game turned into 3 games and from there, a little bit of an obsession has grown. A quick and easy ruleset to learn, cheap to start (£15 for a team and £10 for a Season One rulebook or go two’s up with a mate on the starter box, about £50 if you go with a FLGS that offers a discount). A game that’s immediately accessible and playable out of the box with no meta to try and learn, this is definitely a game and a tournament open to new players.

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The event will be using using Mantic’s tournament pack with the following changes:

  • Points available per game
    Win + 3 TP (no landslide victory bonus)
    Draw + 1 TP
    Lose + 0 TP
  • Soft scores points available once per tournament
    Numbered team (on player or visible on the top of the base) + 1 TP
    Fully Painted team + 1 TP
    Bring a pitch, counters, dice & cards + 1 TP
  • The overall winner is determined by tournament points and any tie breakers will be worked out by goal difference, then fan points.
  • If you are using a Season Two/Three team, please bring your Season Two/Three book.


Registration 10:00
Game 1 prep 10:30 – 10.40
Game 1 10:40 – 11:40
Game 2 prep 11:50 – 12:00
Game 2 12:00 – 13:00
Lunch 13:00 – 13:50
Game 3 prep 13:50 – 14:00
Game 3 14:00 – 15:00
Break 15:00 – 15:20
Game 4 prep 15:20 – 15:30
Game 4 15:30 – 16:30
Game 5 prep 16:30 – 16:40
Game 5 16:40 – 17:40
Results & prize giving 17:50


This is not a catered event, there is a reasonably priced cafe next door, as well as a Costa, Tesco, various independent places, as well as all the food you can ever want in Waterloo Station.


Dark Sphere
Arch 186 Hercules Road

The nearest tube station is Lambeth North on the Bakerloo line or Waterloo for Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and the Waterloo & City lines. Parking is limited to the street and is metered, I would recommend jumping on the train or bus for this one.


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About Stevie

Stevie Boxall currently lives in South London. He has experimented with putting shows on, doing a zine and being in a band, he was pretty crap at all of them. He redeemed some of his punk credibility by doing a semi-well received distro while living in Bournemouth. He is currently playing Bolt Action, Warhammer Fantasy, Dreadball, X-Wing, is presently running mangaworthreading.co