BPA September News
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.



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 

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: 

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 


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/
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