|BPA June News||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Don Greenwood (doncon99toad.net)|
|Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 14:31:02 -0700 (PDT)|
LANCASTER HOST SELLOUT: Due to the overwhelming response for the 2005 World Boardgaming Championships, the Lancaster Host Resort is currently sold-out. Reservations are being referred to the full-service America's Best Inn,located just next door from the Lancaster Host. Please call 717-393-5499 and ask for reservations and be sure to ask for the World Boardgamers group rate of $89 per room, nightly, subject to tax. However, if staying at the Host itself is important to you, call the hotel at 717-299-5500 weekdays between 8 AM and 7 PM EST and ask to be put on a waiting list for cancellations. AUCTION 05: The sequel to last year's very successful auction debut at WBC is already nearly half full. This year's auction will be expanded in both space and time but will again be limiting the number of lots accepted so as to finish prior to the start of official WBC gaming events. A heavy turnout is expected and Pre-Registration of lots is highly recommended. See the details at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/auction.htm ELECTION '05: This year's election of three members to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors is now at mid-point. Only four weeks remain to vote. The official postal ballot is printed on page 93 of the 2005 Program. Those wishing to vote by email may do so now by consulting the e-ballot at http://www.boardgamers.org/election.htm and e-mailing your votes to doncon99 [at] toad.net prior to July 15th, 2005. DAYS OF WONDER will be providing a free WBC Campaigns scenarios booklet to all entrants of its Memoir '44 tournament. In addition, designer Richard Borg and Eric Hautemont will be running giant-scale versions of Bastogne and Sword Beach on Thursday at 3 PM in Ballroom A. These games will each have four players per side and last about one hour. Make a note of it as these attractions were added too late to appear in your program. WBC REGISTRATION: Are you registered to attend our inaugural bash in our enlarged new site in Lancaster? Need a roommate? A carpool to/from the airport? Solve all three with a quick visit to our Pre-Reg page at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/prereg.htm RISK BONUS: This year's RISK tournament at WBC will feature an added bonus. The winner will receive free admission and lodging at the 17th Annual Risk Championships in Stroudsburg, PA on Oct 14th-16th with a chance to vie for a $500 cash prize. Our second and third place winners will also receive free admission. For more details, see www.Risktoc.org WBC SCHEDULE ON LINE: The 2005 version of the WBC schedule is now on line in glorious detail as only WBC does it. Start with the full color All-in-one schedule graphic at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/allin1.htm or download it all in pdf. Then move on to the Personal Scheduler to plot your week's schedule at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/sviewer/index.htm. And for more detailed information on the events of your choice, check out each event's individual Preview page at http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbook/index.htm ====================== BPA PBeM NEWS Hurry! There's still time to enter our latest PBeM tournaments scheduled to start on Wednesday ... MONTY'S GAMBLE: Hosted by Brian Youse of Multi-Man Publications and scheduled for a June 15th start. Get all the details at: http://www.multimanpublishing.com/pbemtournaments/mgmgpbem.html AFRIKA KORPS: The BPA's 2nd Email tournament for this venerable classic hosted by Bruno Sinigaglio is slated for a June 15th start. Sign up at http://www.bpaclassics.org/afrika_korps.htm PANZERGRUPPE GUDERIAN: Now scheduled for a July 15th start is our first email tournament for this SPI classic. Check it out at http://armchair-warrior.tripod.com/ GETTYSBURG PBeM has completed Round 2 and is now entering the quarterfinals. Advancing players are Ted Drozd, Bill Place, Mike Pacheco, Bill Thomson, Tom Grode, Barry Shoults, Ed Menzel, and Vince Meconi. Barry Shoults averted a Confederate shutout in Round 2 by managing a Union win in the last match to report. The quarterfinal round will end on August 30, 2005. ============================== 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. BPA members who would like to see an email tournament for their favorite game are encouraged to step forward as the GM of such an event. BPA does not run tournaments. Rather, we are an organization of gamers lending support to one another so such events can happen. No one cares as much about your hobby as you do. Get involved. See the requirements to host a BPA email tournament at http://www.abovethefields.com/top_pbem/ If you have not yet subscribed to our new mailing list, please do so as we are unable to add you ourselves. To receive our free monthly newsletters you MUST rejoin the BPA mailing list by visiting http://lists.boardgamers.org/mailman/listinfo/bpamail to confirm your address and your desire to be on this list. Subscribing takes only a moment, ensures your privacy, and increases likelihood of receipt. The newsletter will continue to be posted in the WBC folder in the Conventions section of Consimworld but will otherwise be unavailable to those who do not join the list in this fashion. Visit the BPA website at http://www.boardgamers.org
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