Nexus Golden Brush Awards 2020

January 4, 2020 - February 1, 2020
All Day
Cost:
$5.00
Organizer:
Michael Wibberley

In January, we will be having year 4 of our miniature painting contest!  Starting January 4th (or anytime thereafter), bring in an unpainted miniature as evidence that it is, indeed, unpainted.  (It can be glued, modded, and/or primed, if you want.)  We will photograph it for posterity!  Then, it must be completely painted by February 1st in order to be entered into our painting contest, which will be judged over the next two weeks by three different panels:

  • A panel of experts at Nexus,
  • You, the people, and
  • Staff at Games Workshop!!

You can enter as many times, in as many categories as you want, but it’s a $5 fee per entry, all of which is converted into prize support.  Winners will be announced on February 22nd!

Note: we do have different categories you can enter your model in (i.e. small base, unit, large base) but we reserve the right to modify the categories after we’ve received all submissions. That way we don’t have one category with 20 entries in it and another category with just 2. We want to ensure that all categories are equally competitive!

Event Format

Pairings

Pairing system used: n/a
What are the pairing systems?
Swiss

A Swiss-system tournament is a non-eliminating tournament format that features a set number of rounds of competition, but considerably fewer than that of a round-robin tournament. In a Swiss tournament, each competitor (team or individual) does not necessarily play all other entrants. Competitors meet one-on-one in each round and are paired using a set of rules designed to ensure that each competitor plays opponents with a similar running score, but not the same opponent more than once. The winner is the competitor with the highest aggregate points earned in all rounds. All competitors play in each round unless there is an odd number of players.

Prizes

Prizes awarded: n/a
What is your prize policy?
Door Prizes

We strive to ensure that all participants find our tournaments enjoyable. We believe that this means an egalitarian prize distribution structure. That means that no matter how well or poorly you do at one of our tournaments, you’ll still have an equal chance to walk home with a prize!

At the end of each tournament, participants are all given some draw tickets, which they can put in the corresponding box for a prize they would like to win. Depending on the amount of prize support and the number of participants, we may have 5-10 prizes, ranging in price and variety. We will randomly draw one ticket to win each prize! However, it’s up to you how you want to allocate your tickets – you may have a harder chance winning the prize that everyone else wants. Note that prizes are not eligible for exchange or a cash refund – we suggest you put tickets in the box of something you actually hope to win.

Prize Support

Our philosophy at Kingston Nexus is that we want to run excellent tournaments with great prize support. We don’t have any costs associated with renting a venue, therefore, we are able to turn 100% of the ticket price into prize support. For example, if we run a Warhammer 40K tournament with 20 attendees and each attendee pays $20, that’s $400 of prize support. Actual prizes will be chosen by the tournament organizer from Nexus’ available inventory. For special prize requests, the tournament organizer should be in touch with Kingston Nexus well in advance of the tournament to ensure that they are available for the tournament.

Some tournaments already have prize support built in (eg. X-Wing tournament kits, Magic: The Gathering prereleases). The cost of any such tournament kits or supplies will be deducted from the total prize pool available for door prizes. So for example, if $400 were taken in from entry fees but there is a $50 tournament kit being used, the remaining $350 would be available for door prizes.

Location

Kingston Gaming Nexus
270 Bagot St.
Kingston Ontario K7L 3G5
(613) 546-2565
kingstonnexus@gmail.com

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Bookings

100
total spaces
35
booked spaces
65
available spaces
What's your policy on registration?

For the majority of our events, we have enough space for everyone who wants to play! That being said, we appreciate it when people register in advance, so we know how many people to expect, which helps us ensure that we have enough prize support, staffing, and tables for the event.

Insufficient Interest

If there aren’t enough people who have expressed interest in an event in advance, the event may be cancelled if it is not viable to run. The exact number of participants required may vary with the event (for example, if there is a $50 prize kit, we would need to sell at least $50 worth of tickets for the event to be viable), but for most tournaments, our minimum number of participants is 6. In the event of insufficient interest, the event will be cancelled with at least 24 hours notice given to all participants, and full refunds will be issued to all who have prepaid.

Sold Out Events

We do have a limited amount of space, and sometimes we don’t have enough room for everyone who would like to attend. In these cases, spaces will be given, in order, to those who have prepaid for the event. In other words, if you want to guarantee yourself a spot, you will need to pay in advance. If you register in advance but do not prepay, your spot will be reserved until 15 minutes before the event, at which point (if you have not showed up for the event and still have not paid) you could lose your spot in the event.

Refunds

If you register for an event and prepay in advance, but later find out you cannot attend, if you give us at least 24 hours notice before the start of the event, we are happy to give you a refund in the form of store credit equal to the value of the ticket price. However, except in special circumstances, we are unable to issue refunds if you simply miss the event.

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Attendees

Confirmed Attendees
  • Matt Morton
  • Ben Carver
  • Michael White
  • Kevin Wakelam
  • Jonathan Machnee
  • Chris McDonnell
  • Nicholas Deslandes
  • Lance Eves
  • Erin Forbes
  • Thomas Tyers
  • Todd Webber
  • Cory Tokay
  • Neil Gower
  • Alex Balanescu
  • Kaelon Brown
  • Trevor Lockington
  • KENNETH MCBRIEN
  • Connor Bresee
  • Kaelon Brown
  • Erica Wessell
  • Rob Eves
Unconfirmed Attendees
  • Heather van Tol