|BPA September News||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Don Greenwood (doncon99toad.net)|
|Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 09:05:40 -0700 (PDT)|
WBC SITE: BPA recently selected Lancaster Host as the site for the World Boardgaming Championships for the next five years. The choice was made following an auspicious debut for WBC in the land of the Pennsylvania Dutch this past August after 12 straight years at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, MD. BPA cited more meeting space and amenities at the Host coupled with affordability as being the key ingredients in exercising their option to remain at the Host through 2010. The convention calendar is now posted at www.boardgamers.org. Further details will be made available in the coming weeks. BOD ELECTION: All three incumbents were returned to the BPA Board of Directors in the annual election preceding WBC. The referendum to amend the by-laws to eliminate term limits also passed by a wide margin. Details are available at http://www.boardgamers.org/board/boardpag.htm SERVICE AWARDS: BPA unveiled its Service to the Hobby Awards at this summer's WBC. Six recipients (one each for each year of WBC) were selected based on their services to the boardgaming hobby based on the length, quality and degree of sacrifice of their service to the World Boardgaming Championships. The first six honorees were Stuart Tucker, Kathy Stroh, Steve Okonski, Mark McLaughlin, Vincent Meconi and Ken Whitesell. Each received a BPA jacket and commemorative clock. More details are available at http://www.boardgamers.org/service.htm NEXT CONFERENCE: The next BPA convention is Waterloo III for fans of The Napoleonic Wars which returns to the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, MD on October 28th - 30th. Both 2- and 5-player tournaments will be held with the usual Best Country wood as special prizes. The Wellington designer/developer team of Mark McLaughlin and Fred Schachter will also be present running a side competition in GMT's sequel and newest card driven game with large demo boards. See http://www.boardgamers.org/specific/wat05ann.htm for details. BPA has obtained a very favorable group room rate of $99 per night plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 13%). To obtain this rate you must identify your affiliation with the BPA's WATERLOO gaming conference and make your reservation before September 28th, 2005 (or when our roomblock sells out, whichever occurs first) at 410-785-7000 weekdays between 8 AM and 7 PM EST. After September 28thh, reservations will be accepted on a space or rate available basis. ====================== PBeM NEWS VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC: The fourth bi-annual BPA tournament will begin September 15th! Don't let that day be your "day of infamy," sign up today by contacting John Pack at john [at] gameaholics.com before 6 PM MDT on the 15th. Check out the format at http://www.gameaholics.com/vitp_format/vitp_bpa_format.htm as well as the universal PBEM format at http://www.gameaholics.com/vitp_format/vitp_format.htm. You can also see the previous tournament's results at http://www.gameaholics.com/vitp_bpa/vitp_bpa_single_elim_03.htm! THE NAPOLEONIC WARS: A four-player PBeM event using ACTs will start on October 15th with registration due no loater than October 10th. Over 50 players have already committed. The official format and regulations can be found at: http://www.kilfara.dsl.pipex.com/TNW.htm To enter or volunteer to play as a substitute player, e-mail Darren kilfara at kilfara [at] dsl.pipex.com PANZERGRUPPE GUDERIAN: We have 18 players for a September 15th start of our first email tournament for this SPI classic. We could use a few more. Still time to join. Check it out at http://armchair-warrior.tripod.com/ MARCH MADNESS: The third annual BPA March Madness PBeM Tournament is scheduled to begin October 15th. Join the fun in this quick and easy play by email tournament. All entrants in this event will receive two teams, one in each bracket. That ensures that each player gets to play at least two games. The brackets are set up so a player who drafts low in one bracket gets to draft high in the other bracket. For details, see the event webpage at: http://www.bright.net/~monninb/mms_home_page.html To inspect the teams to be used, see the teams page at: http://www.bright.net/~monninb/mms_2005.html HAMMER OF THE SCOTS: This event is entering the third of five swiss rounds. 31 players started and 20 remain to contest the third round. The English hold a one-game win advantage. Check the standings at www.geocities.com/firstbse19/hospbem.html Hank Burkhalter's excellent site enables play - check it out at http://www.abovethefields.com/gaming/login.aspx ============================== 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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