BPA October News
From: Donald Greenwood CD (cdboardgamers.org)
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 08:16:17 -0700 (PDT)
YOUNG TURKS SLIP BY FINNS TO WIN TEAM TOURNAMENT: In one of the closest WBC 
Team tournaments ever, Nathan's Nuggets, a team of next generation gamers, 
slipped by the Finnish Ski Patrol squad by the thinnest of margins on a Total 
Players tiebreaker. The Nuggets used a pair of bonus points earned by Nathan 
Hill and Kevin Lewis for laurels in events they had yet to win to draw even 
with the Finns at 22 points each. The Finns had won three events to the 
Nuggets' two, but were repeat winners in each so did not score any bonus 
points. The Nuggets overtook them thanks to contributions from all four members 
- one of six teams to score points at every position. More details including a 
summary of the Top 25 Teams in this year's 94-team field can be found at 
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc13/teamtournamentresults.htm.

MEYAARD WINS BRACKET BUSTING CONTEST: Dave Meyaard tied the prognostication 
record by correctly identifying six of the Top Ten teams in this years contest. 
No one even came close as the next best attempt correctly listed only four 
teams. Dave wins a free 2014 Sustaining Membership for his efforts. Check out 
all the details at the link in the preceding paragraph. 

WBC EVENT REPORTS IN PROGRESS: 30 days after WBC, Event After Action Reports 
are being collected now and used to update 156 Event pages on our website for a 
scheduled November unveiling. The GMs who have yet to fulfill that part of 
their obligation have been notified that the clock is ticking and that prize 
level and eligibility penalties will apply for those events whose GMs do not 
comply. WBC is unique among all gaming conventions for providing not only this 
coverage but also archiving such reports for posterity. Check out the BPA 
Archives section of our home page to check out the progress of your favorite 
event over the past 15 years.

WBC 2014 EVENT SUBMISSIONS: It's never too early to begin planning for next 
year - especially if you want to muster support for a new event by getting it 
on the membership ballot or move an event into the Pre-Con. There is a limited 
amount of space available for early starts so if you contemplate moving your 
event to Monday or sooner, you need to start the process now by getting 
approval early enough for us to acquire the required space. Such moves to or 
from Pre-Con or Monday status should be discussed asap with cd [at] 
boardgamers.org. Those merely wishing to get an event on the membership ballot 
who are willing to GM that event should complete the required event form at 
http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/SubmitEvent.php after reading the GM 
Guidelines linked from the start of that event form. The deadline for inclusion 
on the December ballot has been moved up to November 24th this year so don't 
wait too long. Note that all qualifying events from the 2013 WBC that fail to 
make the Century cut will automatically be listed on the ballot and those that 
do make the Century cut need not be so listed. 

Every year, prospective GMs come forward wanting to get new events on the 
ballot after the voting has already started. By then, it is too late. Be 
proactive and take care of that now. 

WBC DEMONSTRATIONS: An aspect of WBC that grows more popular every year are the 
numerous "how to play" demonstrations that precede tournaments. Last year we 
added "kickstarter" demonstrations for other games - not tournament fare - but 
feedback opportunities for prospective designers getting their games into shape 
for publication. These scheduled Open Gaming opportunities proved popular for 
players and designers alike who could dispense with hours of trolling for 
players in Open Gaming with scheduled playing sessions and reserved tables. If 
you'd like to take advantage of this opportunity, submit the Demonstration form 
found at: http://boardgamers.org/forms/DemoForm.htm. Likewise, the Juniors 
program can always use volunteers and early commitments are appreciated. 
Contact juniors [at] boardgamers.org to help. 

SOCIAL NETWORKING: Keep up with WBC electronically by joining the World 
Boardgaming Championships (WBC) Facebook group and the BPA_WBC Twitter Page. 
You can also easily find us in the Boardgame Geek Forums  under Gaming Related, 
Conventions, WBC.
        • BGG: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/forum/970241/boardgamegeek/wbc
        • Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPA_WBC
        • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2381468400/
        • Consimworld: http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX/?14@@.1dd15816

PBeM NEWS:

GREAT CAMPAIGNS BEGINS NOVEMBER 1st: The 2013 GCACW PBeM tournament is now 
accepting entries. This tournament will feature scenarios exclusively from the 
newest entry in the series, Stonewall Jackson’s Way II, so you need not own any 
of the earlier games. We will play four preliminary rounds after which the top 
eight players will advance to the playoffs. You may play in as many preliminary 
rounds as you wish regardless of your record. The first round begins 11/1/13. 
Check out the details at 
http://www.wargamereplays.com/gcacw/tournament/gcacw13pbem1.html. If 
interested, send an email to Rob Doane at gcacw2013 [at] gmail.com.

GETTYSBURG GETS UNDERWAY NOVEMBER 15th:  The fourth BPA PBeM Gettysburg 
tournament will get underway in mind-November. The event will be Single 
elimination with four-month rounds. Check out the details at 
http://wargameacademy.org/G88/G88-BPA-PBEM-IV/.
Those interested should contact GM Vincent Meconi at vmeconi [at] verizon.net.

MARCH MADNESS IN NOVEMBER: As Halloween comes and goes it can mean only one 
thing ... it's time for more Hoops! Join the 11th Annual BPA PBeM tournament 
now for a November 15th start.  Checkout all the details at 
http://www.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/mms_home_page.html.

Remember ... all of the above PBeM fun is free to current BPA members. Others 
may qualify with a $10 Associate membership in the year the event starts. All 
multi-day paid attendees to WBC are current BPA members for the balance of that 
calendar year. You need not keep your membership current in order to finish a 
PBeM event. Players may join the BPA throughout the year. See the BPA Terms 
page 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 
athttp://www.abovethefields.com/top_pbem/

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