|BPA October News||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|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. NEST OF SPIES WINS WBC TEAM TOURNAMENT: A coalition of Card Driven 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. ====================== PBeM NEWS 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 http://www.panzerblitz.org/?form=tournament_1 EMPIRE OF THE SUN/FOR THE PEOPLE/WE THE PEOPLE: New PBem events getting 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 http://mysite.verizon.net/vze4bc94/wethepeople/ ============================== 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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