BPA March News
From: Donald Greenwood CD (cdboardgamers.org)
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:14:59 -0700 (PDT)
ELECTION TIME: It is once again time to elect three members to three-year terms 
on the BPA Board of Directors. This year's election features two incumbents and 
two past Board members vying for three seats. Cast your vote to determine the 
odd man out. Get all the information at 
http://boardgamers.org/election2014.htm. As usual, voting is effortless and 
takes only a moment thanks to the electronic ballot at 
http://boardgamers.org/forms/BoardBallot.shtml.  Voting will remain open until 
July 15th. All members (any paid attendee of  WBC for more than one day is 
considered a member) are urged to vote  since validation requires sufficient 
membership participation. 

ONLY TWO DAYS REMAIN FOR GM COMMITMENTS: GMs are reminded to make their 
memberships current AND submit an event form by March 15th. At that time, 
events without a satisfactory GM claim may be replaced by those events from the 
Alternate list for whom we have a satisfactory event form on file with a 
current GM commitment. You can now claim any qualifying OPEN event by 
completing 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. Nothing happens at WBC 
without a willing GM behind it. Check the current GM commitments and requested 
start times at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc14/orphans.htm.

Century Events currently without a 2014 GM commitment include: • Commands & 
Colors Ancients • Diplomacy • Goa • Ivanhoe • Ra; The Dice Game • Settlers of 
Catan  

Eligible Trial events lacking a 2014 GM commitment include: • A Few Acres of 
Snow • Manoeuvre • Medici • Rebel Raiders • Pinata • Cinque Terre • Last Will • 
Concordia

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP STATUS: Those wishing to check their current membership 
levels may do so at http://boardgamers.org/wbc14/prereg.htm#already. Note that 
only Sustaining level members and above will be listed until General 
memberships become available with the appearance of the Pre-Reg form in May.  
Tribune-level members can still earn free Yearbooks and/or T/Shirts/Hats by 
joining before May. 

WBC SCHEDULING APP FOR ANDROID: We are currently working on a WBC App for the 
Android platform with lots of positive feedback and once tested and bug free we 
will look to expand to the IOS/Apple platform. The app is in the beginning 
stages but the plan is to allow a completely customizable scheduler for each 
user with room maps and other goodies. If you are interested in being a tester 
please reach out to Scott Nerney (nernman [at] gmail.com) as he is coordinating 
the process with our build team.

KICK STARTER DEMOS: In an effort to alleviate crowding in the Open Gaming 
theatre, exhibit tables will again NOT be allowed in the Showroom in 2014. 
Monitors will be tasked with stricter policing of commercial efforts including 
prospective game designers who set up displays to troll for P500 backing. While 
you are free to Open Game anything you like, you will not be allowed to 
monopolize tables with displays that are not being actively played. Instead, 
designers/publishers are urged to register for FREE scheduled demos in the 
Paradise Assembly demonstration area. To be included in the printed schedule, 
you must be a current Sustaining level or higher member and register your demo 
no later than June 1st. Demonstrations are limited to one hour duration unless 
longer periods are requested in advance. Multiple or longer demonstrations are 
allowed on a space available basis. Contact  CD [at] boardgamers.org for 
additional information. Include alternate times and type of table desired 
(either 6' rounds or 8' x 30" rectangulars) as well as boxart files for display 
signage. Reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis.  Submit 
requests to http://boardgamers.org/forms/DemoForm.htm. 

PBeM NEWS:

PRO GOLF: Appropriately enough, on April 1st, 2014, one week before the 2014 
Masters, BPA will kick off its Fifth Annual Pro Golf PBeM tournament. For those 
who just can't get enough dice rolling and giggles in their life, we bring the 
silliness to you year 'round. See the event details at 
http://www.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/pro_golf_PBeM_2014.html and enter this 
monumental test of skill by emailing GM Bruce Monnin at bdmonnin [at] 
nktelco.net. 

BREAKOUT NORMANDY: Also commencing April 1st with a decidedly different skill 
set will be the Ninth BPA PBeM tournament for Breakout Normandy in a Single 
Elimination format. Both the Avalon Hill and L2 versions will be accommodated 
in 5-month rounds. See 
https://sites.google.com/site/breakoutnormandytournament/ for details and 
contact GM Mark Gutfreund at gutfreund15 [at] yahoo.com to enter. 

MARCH MADNESS: Only 14 teams remain in the hunt for this year's title. Aran 
Warszawski’s 35 seeded Oklahoma State 2005 has become our first team to earn a 
spot in the Final Four. Follow the action at 
http://www.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/mm-brack-2013.htm.

FOR THE PEOPLE: While the 2013-2014 FtP tournament continues in its single 
elimination phase, the 2014-2015 FtP tournament is now accepting players for 
the Swiss phase.  Sign up now for the round starting May 1, 2014.  Everyone 
plays six games in the Swiss phase, advancing 8 players to Single Elimination.  
Check out the tournament format at 
http://forthepeopleqa.wordpress.com/ftp1415/.  Sign up with your email and ACTS 
ID by posting a comment at that site. If you have any questions, email GM Tim 
Tow at towtim [at] Hotmail.com.




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