BPA July News
From: Donald Greenwood CD (cdboardgamers.org)
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 06:12:07 -0700 (PDT)
TEAM TOURNAMENT: The first 47 horses are in the starting gate at 
http://boardgamers.org/wbc13/teamtour.htm. Get your team entered and study the 
early racing form for our annual Bracket Busting contest. Can you beat the 
Happy Handicapper this year? This year we have spiced up the competition with 
dueling oddsmakers as Jeff Cornett has provided a rival racing form packed full 
of data to guide you in your picks. See 
http://www.boardgamers.org/downloads/freeagents2013-0712.pdf. Don't 
procrastinate! Enter your team now by mailing in your pre-reg form or simply 
sending an email to CD [at] boardgamers.org. All pre-registrants will receive 
an email invitation to participate in the bracket busting contest with the 
final teams and odds shortly before WBC begins. Join the fun and win a free 
membership next year by picking the most Top Ten teams. 

AUCTION LOTS LISTED: The limit of 550 lots for this years Auction was filled in 
record time. No further items will be accepted for this year's auction. 
However, items are still being accepted for the Auction Store until Saturday, 
July 20 at midnight eastern time. Unregistered items will NOT be accepted. Get 
the details at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/auctionoverview.htm. A full list 
of this year's Auction lots can be found at 

WBC OPEN GAMING & PRE-CONS: Open Gaming space has been expanded again for WBC, 
but PLEASE be aware that NO OPEN GAMING SPACE is available prior to Monday. 
Those arriving early for the Pre-Cons should plan on other diversions. You may 
be able to find a free table during the Pre-Cons, but we cannot guarantee it. 
The space is not ours until Monday. Our Pre-Con space is reserved exclusively 
for tournaments. 

Similarly, those non-Tribune members whose plans have changed and will now be 
attending during the Pre-Cons should be aware that their badges will not be 
valid or available until the date specified. If you'd like to play early, 
PLEASE advise us at CD [at] boardgamers.org as soon as possible so that we can 
save you time and money by having your badge pre-printed accurately.

HOMECOMING: It is only fitting that in the year when WBC hosts Avalon Hill's 
15-year reunion following the sale of AH to Hasbro, that original Avaloncon and 
VIP GM Glenn Petroski makes his return to WBC. Welcome back the AREA head at 
this year's Rising Sun Pre-Con. 

BOARD ELECTION ENDING: This year's election of directors to three-year terms 
ends at midnight EST on July 15th so just hours remain to vote. The results 
will be announced on Tuesday at 3 PM in Lampeter Hall of the Lancaster Host 
during our Annual Meeting at WBC. 

LATE CHANGES: As they say, 10% never seem to get the memo. Or to misquote 
another famous line: "Deadlines? We don't need no stinkin' deadlines!" Be that 
as it may, these "better late than never" types beg your indulgence for their 
tardiness and ask you to direct your attention to their late event changes:
        • Battle Cry has posted its tournament scenarios at 
        • Napoleon has updated a link at 
        • Other events posting updates since the original previews went on line 
include: Medici, Maria, Superstar Baseball, History of the world, and Thurn & 
Taxis. If you are interested in these events and have not seen their previews 
since the initial posting, you may want to revisit them.
        • A number of demos have been added since our program went to press. 
You can note them in our rotating projected schedule in the Showroom and in the 
WBC Primer email sent to all pre-registrants the week before WBC.

WBC LODGING: Lancaster Host is sold out for most nights, but due to late 
cancellations has nine rooms to sell; four of which are handicap accesible with 
but one double bed. Inquire toll free at 1-800-233-0121. BPA also has group 
rates at the nearby Continental Inn across the street. The Continental offers 
bargain rates and free hot breakfasts when you ask for the World Boardgaming 
Championships group rate. Although the Continental deadline has passed, they 
still have limited rooms available. Get the details at 
http://www.boardgamers.org/hotellan.htm There are many other hotels in the area 
- some within walking distance - ranging in price from $48 to $259 on 
hotelroom.com. You can also check for roommates and rides at 

JUNIORS: In keeping with the family-friendly atmosphere of Lancaster  Host 
(which is adjacent to Dutch Wonderland amusement park), WBC again slates a full 
schedule of Junior events from Tuesday through Saturday and a great pool. View 
them at http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbkex/jnrpge.htm 

WBC MONSTERS: The usual "monster" game setups in the lobby will receive 
reinforcements this year as the huge Devil's Cauldron/Where Eagles Dare will 
make an appearance side by side with its marathon playing brothers - starting 
Sunday night and running through Saturday. Attendees are urged to step forward 
to assume commands for long or short periods. Players are reminded that setting 
up such long and huge games ad hoc for an extended period in the Open Gaming 
Showroom is not allowed and that permission must be gained before setting up 
for extended displays. To volunteer to take part, contact Matt Fagan at wayward 
[at] optonline.net. 

WBC PRE-REGISTRATION FORM: The 2013 WBC Pre-Reg form and accompanying 
information is now posted at http://www.boardgamers.org/downloads/prereg13.pdf. 
Current members who have already purchased Sustaining or higher level 
memberships need not pre-register UNLESS they want to register their team for 
the Team Tournament (the earlier the better please - especially if you have a 
new team name), upgrade to Tribune level to attend pre-cons, or order any of 
the numerous souvenir and apparel items. However, the four-page folder contains 
much information on WBC so be sure to check it out anyway. 

REGISTRATION PAGE OPENED: WBC's Pre-Registration page is open for business at 
http://boardgamers.org/wbc/prereg.htm with the first 1,000 attendee commitments 
logged in. Use this page to check the status of your registration, troll for 
teammates, rides or  roommates, or even Open Gaming matches or baby sitting 
gigs. Send your requests to ACD [at] boardgamers.org

SOUVENIR SHIRTS: The widest assortment of WBC Souvenirs and apparel ever 
offered with the BPA embroidered logo was available to order at 
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/souvenirs.htm for pickup at WBC. The men's and 
ladies jackets and duffle bags are no longer available since they had to be 
pre-ordered by June 15th, but the WBC official silk-screened T-shirts and 
special Tie-Dye versions are still available for pre-order through July 20th. 
Supplies of these items for sale on site will be extremely limited so if you 
want one, better email us to hold one for you COD at CD [at] boardgamers.org.

ALLIANCE DISTRIBUTOR'S SAMPLER SHOWCASE: Three more games have been added to 
Alliance Distributors' Sampler Showcase demonstrations of the latest game 
offerings the industry has to offer in Wheatland on Tuesday. Village, Tzolk'in 
and Lords of Water Deep have joined the previously announced caste of Bora 
Bora, Cinque Terre, Island Fortress, Keyflower, Kings of Air & Steam, Terra 
Mystica, Yedo and CO2. The mentors will be Tom McCorry's merry crew of 
'splainers John Corrado, Jim Vroom, Keith Levy  and Mike Fitzgerald. We could 
use more 'splainers so if you'd like to teach a game on Tuesday, let us know. 
See the details at http://boardgamers.org/wbc13/sampler.htm.

LIBRARY INVENTORY UPDATING: Donations of new games are pouring into the BPA 
Game Library. The center piece of the Showroom's 13,000 sq ft Open Gaming 
Dinner Theatre made over 1400 recorded game loans during WBC Week in 2013 and 
an even bigger assortment  of the latest games is expected in 2013. See the 
continually updated inventory as it grows ever larger at 

TEXAS ROADHOUSE NIGHT: The popular steakhouse located directly across Route 30 
will again be hosting a fundraiser night to benefit the BPA Gaming Library on 
Tuesday, July 30th from 3 to 10:30 PM. So, if you're not an Auction follower, 
plan on eating early Tuesday with their $7.99 specials (before 5 PM) and enjoy 
your best meal of the week before the tournaments start again on Tuesday night. 
 Check out the menu at 
Submit the Texas Roadhouse ad from your program and 10% of your bill will 
benefit the upkeep of the Game library.

WBC PROGRAM ON LINE: A colorized version of the 2013 program containing the 
complete alphabetical  and chronological schedule is now posted on line. Unlike 
the black & white print version distributed at WBC, the various categories of 
events are color coded as an aid to quick recognition and is worth downloading 
and printing for the easiest reference.  It can be found at 
http://boardgamers.org/wbc13/schedule.htm in both color and black & white 
versions. An assortment of other versions for applications such as Google 
Calendar will be up soon. View the details of your favorite events and then 
plan your schedule using Steve Okonski's Personal Scheduler at 
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/sviewer/  in an improved format. You can also 
find additional scheduling aids by Steve at 
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/schedule.htm -  for the ultimate in planning 
your week at WBC.

2012-2013 YEARBOOK: The most recent version of the WBC Yearbook is posted 
online for download athttp://www.boardgamers.org/yearbook12/print/. Qualifying 
members who renewed their Sustaining or Tribune memberships by the required 
deadline may pick up a copy at WBC registration in New Holland. A limited 
number of additional copies will be available for sale on site for $10. 


YOUELLS WINS ADVANCED CIVILIZATION: Kevin Youells overtook defending champion 
Mads Lunau in the closing turns to win the second ACV PBeM title over a field 
of 28. Eight 7-player preliminary games qualified eight finalists for their 
third and final game. Other laurelists were Kevin Worth, James Gundy, Romain 
Jacques and Gregory Kulp. See the details and updated laurel totals at 

NICHOLSON WINS PRO GOLF: Dennis Nicholson has won the most recent Pro Golf 
lottery .... er, tournament, over a field of 48 dice rollers, besting last 
year's defending champ, Mark Yoshikawa. Who says  there's no skill in Pro Golf? 
Oh yeah, me. Debbie Gutermuth, Mike Pacheco, Grant LaDue and Sean McCulloch 
also added to their laurels in the latest dicefest. Anyway, all the details and 
updated laurel totals are available at 

BAR UPDATE: The BPA Battles of the American Revolution (BAR) PBeM Tournament 
that began in late 2012 has completed two rounds and begun a third. Brandywine 
was played in the first round by 22 participants with woeful results for the 
Continentals as the Brits won all 11 contests. 18 refought the battle of 
Germantown in the second round and the results were much different with the 
Americans winning 5. The third round is underway at Oriskany where the 
Americans are holding Fort Stanwix and awaiting relief as the Brits, Joseph 
Brant and many Indian tribes besiege the garrison. So far, 14 have entered all 
three rounds. The first six rounds are open rounds, which means open to all 
without regard to prior performance. BAR designs are rich with historical 
“chrome.” Join in.  Go to http://www.ohiovalleygamers.org/boarpbem.html 

WAR AT SEA X TO START: GM Bruce Monnin has scheduled a five-round Swiss 
Tournament with 2-month rounds to commence September 1st. Six finalists will 
then advance to SE play. Get the details at 

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