In battle, it's always best to have a buddy. Someone there to watch your back and make sure the battle goes as according to plan (as "according to plan" as it can, anyway, considering battle). Next month, Games Workshop is running a Doubles Weekend. And you don't even have to win to get something.
The event isn't really a tournament, but more of a structured play sort of day. Prizes are going to be given out for such things as painting and sportsmanship. So yeah, you don't actually have to win any games to get something. These, by the way, are generally my favorite types of events to attend and run. It's more about coming and having a good time than it is "gotta win at all costs!" I like that.
Anyway, the event is November 14-15 and tickets are on sale now.