BPA October News
From: Don Greenwood (doncon99toad.net)
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 09:12:19 -0700 (PDT)
NEW CENTURY LINEUP: 90% of the 2006 Century lineup is now set and listed 
on the Orphans Page at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/orphans.htm for 
your inspection. The remaining ten Century and 25 Continuing Trial slots 
will be filled following the annual membership event ballot in December. 
Please DO NOT submit 2006 memberships now. You will be notified when to 
do so after the 2006 Membership Form has been updated with all qualifying 
events for the 2006 event ballot. However, now IS the time to step 
forward and either claim an open event on the Orphan List or propose a 
new event for membership consideration on the annual ballot. To add your 
favorite game to the membership's choices, submit the GM event form at 
http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/eventfor.htm before November 30th. Be 
sure to read the newly updated GM Guidelines linked from the form before 
event submission.

Wargamers from four different states justified their high ranking by the 
odds makers as the 6th ranked team took top honors in the 2005 Team 
Tournament over a field of 77 four-member squads. They were also the only 
team to display quality throughout the lineup by scoring at every 
position, led by Ron Fedin's remarkable come from behind exploits in 
Wilderness War to back up Mr. Automatic's (James Pei) annual win in For 
the People. James' brother Nick added four points by winning the aborted 
Barbarossa to Berlin event while Dave Dockter chipped in two for serving 
as the opposition to Steve Packwood's ninth wood in 1776. Finishing 
second with 19 points (and EPGS's second straight Top 3 finish) was Beam 
Us Up Scotty led by nine points each from Rob Sohn (Air Baron) and Alex 
Bove (RA). EPGS also led in number of teams registered with five. The 
2003 Team Champs and #1 rated squad at 22-1, Manly Men, finished well 
back in third with 15 points from the plaque collector, Bruce Reiff 
(Football Strategy,) and Dave Metzger (War of 1812), but the other three 
CABS squads could muster no better than 24th. Full details are available 
at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc05/teamtour.htm

WBC EVENT REPORTS: All the details and photos of WBC past are now on line 
in the form of event reports at 
http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbook/index.htm in all their glory complete 
with new laurel totals and an updated format featuring the photos of this 
years Laurelists. Your Board of Directors has been in session for nearly 
two months and is hard at work on some exciting new format changes ... 
stay tuned for big announcements in the next BPA newsletter. 

IT'S NAPPY TIME: 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. 

NEXT CONFERENCE: The next chance for gaming laurels will be the twin 
mini-cons of Euro Quest and D-Day at Days Hotel in Timonium, MD Nov 
18th-20th. D-Day is the 8th running of a dedicated, five round swiss 
tournament for fans of Breakout Normandy hosted by the designer. Euro 
Quest features tournaments in Carcassonne, Puerto Rico, Ra, Settlers of 
Catan, Goa, Alhambra, Ticket To Ride, Saint Petersburg and Louis XIV plus 
a popular Wild Card event covering such games as Attika, Euphrat & 
Tigris, Lost Cities, Medici, Power Grid, San Juan, Tikal, Taj Mahal, 
Transamerica and others. One admission fee covers both conventions and 
all events. The Days Hotel offers a convention special discounted rate of 
$75 per night plus applicable taxes until November 1st or our room block 
sells out, whichever occurs first. Mention "Euro Quest" when reserving 
your room. See our website at 
http://www.boardgamers.org/specific/euroq3.htm for more details.



THE NAPOLEONIC WARS BEGINS: The four-player PBeM event using ACTs started 
on October 15th with a burgeoning 68-member field. Follow along wih the 
action at: http://www.kilfara.dsl.pipex.com/TNW.htm 

PANZERBLITZ ABOUT TO START: The second BPA Panzernlitz email tournament 
is scheduled for a November 1st start using a new Double Elimination 
format. Check out the details at 

ready to start in the near future but not yet cleared for our calendar 
are in the offing. For a sneak preview check out 
http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/gmtom/FTPtournament.htm and 


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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