Rules for the 2021 California Champion Circuit

The California Championship Circuit (C3) is a region-specific Warhammer 40K event that is designed to foster additional competitive spirit for Warhammer 40K communities. While in normal ITC events you compete with everyone in the world, at C3 players will earn a chance to earn their glory among peers in California.

The California Championship Circuit covers the state of California. The inaugural season will run from January 1st to August 30th, 2021, ending the season with the Hammer of Wrath Grand Tournament. The top ranked 40K player in the circuit will be the California State Champion, as well as awarding those players in the top of their overall factions: Xenos, Chaos and Imperium, and an award for the top team in California. These scores are based on top scores for a single BCP faction. In addition, The California State Champion will earn a VIP ticket to the LVO 40K Champs, the largest 40K tournament in the world!

How do I earn points towards the circuit? How are events able to be a part of the circuit?

  • Each player will earn points for each C3 event they participate in, at their Friendly Local Game Store.
  • We follow the BCP scoring system, which is based off how you place in the tournament overall, how many wins you have, and how many players attended the event.
  • Any approved TO can schedule an event to count towards the circuit as long as it meets the following criteria:
    • Register your event with the ITC and utilize the ITC scoring system.
    • Utilize the Best Coast Pairings app for all score reporting
    • Use a California Championship Circuit token to submit score.
    • No more than 2 events per month at the same location.

How many points is each event worth? Who is awarded the California State Champion and faction titles?

  • Titles are awarded to the top player with 4 scores. One of those scores must be from a two-day tournament (GT or Major) registered with C3.
  • The best scoring player of the series will be crowned the California State Champion, and the faction leaders (Imperial, Xenos, & Chaos) will be best in their faction, but runner up to the state champion
  • Team Tournaments, private events, and leagues cannot participate in the Warmaster Series.
  • Due to the size of the events, and the number of players that travel from outside the region, BAO, SoCal Open, and LVO cannot participate.

I am attending an event and would like to add it to the circuit, how do I do that?

  • First contact your local organizer and ask if they participate in the circuit.
  • If they don’, contact the ITC Rep for California, Adam Solis, at