BPA February 2005 News
From: Don Greenwood (doncon99toad.net)
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 04:05:55 -0800 (PST)
FINAL BPA NEWSLETTER: This is the final email newsletter using the 
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WINTER ACTIVATION MEETING: WAM III set new participation records with all 
five events drawing over 16 players despite threatening weather on Sunday 
morning which cut some trips short. The winners were Marvin Birnbaum in 
Paths of Glory and We The People as the original Caesar got a legup on 
the 2005 standings, Tom Drueding in Wilderness War, James Pei in For the 
People, and Chris Byrd in Hannibal. The latter two successfully defended 
their WBC championships while adding to their laurels at WAM. For 
details, see http://www.boardgamers.org/specific/wam05.htm.

ENLIGHTENMENT VIII: The BPA's oldest mini-con is set for its eighth 
meeting of dedicated Age of Renaissance play at Marriott's Hunt Valley 
Inn March 18th - 20th. The action begins Friday night at 6 PM and 
continues with two more rounds on Saturday at 10 AM and 5 PM. A fourth 
round will be played Sunday morning. The winner for the weekend will be 
that player with the highest total for any three of the four rounds. 
Hotel Reservations for our group rate and pre-reg have been extended till 
March 4th so register now. See 
http://www.boardgamers.org/specific/aor05ann.htm for more details. 

ANNUAL GM CALL TO ARMS: The Orphans Page has been updated to reflect 
eligible events and current GM commitments with their initial requested 
times. There are 14 Century, 10 Trial, and 11 Junior event slots open; 
those events will be replaced by alternates with GM commitments unless a 
GM commits by Feb. 28th. GM commitments must be made by current members. 
See http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/orphans.htm for the full list. The WBC 
Eurogames discussion board has been created and several GMs have joined 
and begun cooperating.  All GMs and prospective GMs of Euros (those games 
in the genre of Puerto Rico, Al Hambre, Amun Re etc.) are invited to join 
the group at WBCEurogames [at] yahoogroups.com. This attempt to better 
co-ordinate scheduling for a Euros track to minimize conflicts with 
similar games is voluntary but encouraged. Those GMs who have already 
submitted event forms are free to change the requested times accordingly 
anytime before the Feb 28th deadline. 

LANCASTER RESERVATIONS: A new travel and accomodations page is available 
on our site pertaining to this year's WBC. Reservation information can be 
found at http://www.boardgamers.org/hotellan.htm

MEDALS COUNT: The BPA Medals page has been updated to include new photos 
and totals. Check out the virtual history tour of WBC at 
http://www.boardgamers.org/medals.htm. And for those who haven't yet 
broken into the Wood ranks yet, check out the new BPA Laurels listing at 

BoD NOMINATIONS: All BPA members are hereby notified of their right to 
nominate members for the three Board seats whose terms expire at the next 
WBC. To appear on the ballot, a member must be nominated in writing by at 
least three members; one of which must be himself/herself. Nominations 
must be signed and received at BPA, 1541 Redfield Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015 
no later than February 28th to be eligible for election in that year. 
When contemplating nominations, members are urged to consider that the 
BPA conducts most of its business by email and needs Board members who 
are able and willing to offer their time and skills to the organization 
in a timely manner. Board members should be considered more for their 
ability to contribute to the running of a successful company than for 
their attachment to any particular game or group. Besides forwarding a 
signed nomination for himself/herself, each nominee should submit by 
March 1st a statement not to exceed 100 words summarizing what they can 
contribute in service to the Board of Directors of the BPA. The 
nomination form is on line at http://www.boardgamers.org/bpanom.htm.



1776: Round 1 of this event has finished with the Tories holding a 6 to 4 
edge in play in the Tory and Indian war scenario. Round 2 is ongoing with 
the Montcalm and Wolfe scenario. 

BITTER WOODS: Phil Evans has won the latest Bitter Woods PBeM tournament. 
His Germans dispatch Mike Pacheco in the final round of the 27-player 
event. Also scoring laurels were Daniel Tierney, Randy Heller, Bob Ryan 
and Jim Tracy in 3rd thru 6th respectively. Details are available at 

CROSS OF IRON: The top two seeds have fallen as this event enters the 
Semi-Finals. #3 seed David VanBronkhorst (VA) opposes. #15 Chris Stewart 
(FL) while #9 Scott Powers (OR) meets #6 Michael Pacheco (CA) using 
scenario WG204 "Reinforceing Failure" featuring cavalry on both sides. 

NAPOLEONIC WARS: The 34th and final game of the PBeM tournament is 
underway with Steve Pleva as France, Pete Reese as Britain and Tasos 
Tsoufis as Austria-Russia. All three won their Semi-Final games as 
France. France has won 13, Britain 8 and Austria 12 of the games played 
thus far. The game (BPA34) can be viewed in progress on ACTS at 

PANZERBLITZ: Eduardo De Nucci, Fred Schwarz, Peter Bertram, Joe Avinger, 
and Randy MacInnis have advanced to the Semi-Finals of the first PBZ PBeM 
tournament. See http://www.panzerblitz.org/?form=tournament_1 for 


All BPA PBeM tournaments require current BPA membership when the event 
starts. All multi-day paid attendees to WBC are current BPA members for 
the balance of that calendar year. Associate Calendar year memberships 
enabling play in all PBeM events starting in that year cost only $10 and 
earn discounts for admission to all BPA gaming conferences. You need not 
keep your membership current in order to finish a PBeM event. Players may 
join the BPA throughout the year. Members are reminded they can upgrade 
their current memberships at any time by remitting the additional funds. 
See http://www.boardgamers.org/bpaterms.htm for details.
Visit the BPA website at http://www.boardgamers.org

Don Greenwood

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