Cakebowl 9 will be on June 8th – 9th 2019

Mike (sann0638) is running the tournament again after his successful debut with it in 2018!

In Summary

Six games of NAF Blood Bowl, lots of skills, in a lovely hotel, with nice lunches on both days and evening meal included, right by the hotel, gaming until late on Saturday evening.  What’s not to like?  Parking’s £5 a day this year, sorry about that.

These lovely people are all coming!

Also part of the South West Tournament Championship 2019!

The Details


The Great Western Hotel
73 Station Road, Swindon, SN1 1DH
Accommodation available – ask for Gavin, book early!  It’s £50 per room per night, including an excellent breakfast.


£32, which includes six games of Blood Bowl, plus lunch both days (Saturday ploughman’s and then Sunday) AND Saturday evening BBQ buffet.

How to Pay

Cash to Mike, or PayPal



Sign in 8:30 to 10:00 and breakfast (Price to be confirmed but it was £5 buffet all you can eat last year)
game 1: 10:00-12:00
game 2: 13:00-15:00
game 3: 15:30-17:30
17:30 onwards evening meal and gaming in bar


Breakfast begins: 9:00
game 1: 10:00 – 12:00
game 2: 13:00 – 15:00
game 3: 15:15 – 17:15


1,150,000 to build your team (115 TV)
Each day you have 6 Skill points to allocate
A normal skill is 1 point
A double is 2 points
A stat increase is 3 points
On day 2 you can use your points to put an extra skill on any players who already have skills (stacking). If you do this, it costs an extra point. There is a total limit of 2 skills per player.You can use any of the 26 NAF teams.

All skills to be chosen before Day 1 please, and clearly marked on a roster to be handed in.


Halflings may hire a Master Chef for 100K and Goblins may take 0-3 Bribes at 50K each. All other teams pay full prices.  Any team can hire 0-2 Bloodweiser Babes, Mercs or CRP Wizard at normal prices.
Stunty teams can also take 2 star players and all other teams 1.
Your roster must have 11 players before stars.


All stars from published GW rulebooks are allowed, as per NAF guidelines, up to and including Undead.  At the time of writing these rules I said only the inducements from DZ2, so will stick with that.  Please don’t surprise me on the day with a silly roster!


CAKES!  For 1st, 2nd, 3rd.  Glowworm award for 4th place if the man (the myth) is in attendance.  Certificates and small prizes for Stunty Cup (3 main, plus non-Skaven Underworld, plus non-Saurus Skinks), though it’s not traditionally a strong stunty tournament.  We’ll also have a Best Painted (chosen by me!) and Spoony McSpoonface, as well as Most TD and Most Cas.  Prize-tastic!

There will be also be a painted team for the best newcomer (U16 or 4 or fewer NAF tournaments).


Similar to previous Cakebowls – 20 for a win, 10 for a draw, 0 for a loss, then up to 3 bonus points each for Touchdowns and Casualties (those that cause SPP only).

You can express your interest and get involved at the Facebook event.