Re: BPA May News
From: Donald Greenwood CD (
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 08:26:09 -0700 (PDT)
Thanx - 

but I’m at a loss to reproduce this result. Not sure how you are accessing the 
pgaes to get this result as when I view the previews the correct boxart shows 
each time. 

Perhaps as simple as freshing your browser …

or Something else??? 

IOW … I don’t see the same problem you are experiencing. 

> On May 24, 2016, at 11:06 AM, Christopher Yaure <cyaure [at]> wrote:
> Don/Max,
> Max - I included both emails - I am not sure which you currently use.
> I am looking at the event previews on my iPhone. A large number of the events 
> have a picture for the wrong game over them (e.g., 1989 Dawn of 
> Freedom/Wilderness War, Aces (sic) of Aces/World at War, Adel 
> Verpflichtet/Virgin Queen). A spot check of the links shows they connect to 
> the preview for written game, not the pictured game.
> Christopher Yaure
> cyaure [at]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Donald Greenwood CD <cd [at]>
> To: Christopher Yaure <cyaure [at]>
> Cc: BPA Monthly Newsletter <bpamail [at]>
> Sent: Tue, May 17, 2016 11:52 am
> Subject: [Bpamail] BPA May News
> WBC 2017 DATES ANNOUNCED: The BPA has reached agreement with Seven Springs 
> Mountain Resort to extend its current contract for hosting WBC to 2017 by 
> exercising their option for the 2017 convention. The nine day conference will 
> be held July 22 through July 30 with our group rates extended to the 
> preceding Friday and following Monday as well. Further details pertaining to 
> rates and reservation procedures will be announced at a later date. The BPA 
> Board has been impressed with the efforts made by Seven Springs management to 
> host an outstanding conference and decided to show its commitment to Seven 
> Springs as the future home of WBC without further delay. BPA UNVEILS NEW 
> WEBSITE WITH 2016 EVENT PREVIEWS: April passed without our usual monthly 
> newsletter as we attempted the gargantuan task of updating the extensive BPA 
> website with a new look to coincide with the WBC venue change to Seven 
> Springs. It remains a work in progress but like our new WBC site, promises 
> big improvements to come. Join us in giving Max Jamelli a big hand for a 
> terrific effort with our new look. WBC 2016 EVENT PREVIEWS: Each of our 155 
> tournaments are reviewed in detail as only WBC does them at 
> <> 
> < 
> <>>. Check out the formats for your 
> favorite events and get an early look at the WBC schedule. PERSONAL SCHEDULER 
> UP & RUNNING: View the details of your favorite events and then plan your 
> schedule using Steve Okonski's Personal Scheduler at 
> <> 
> < 
> <>>. Check the Schedule page for all 
> of the updated scheduling tools, as they are posted, including the iPad and 
> android apps at 
> <> < 
> WBC Pre-Reg form for General membership (allowing WBC attendance for less 
> than the full nine days) and accompanying information is now posted at 
> <> 
> < 
> <>>. 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) or 
> upgrade to Tribune level to snag the free premiums (hat or t-shirt, yearbook, 
> and $20 gift card). However, the four-page folder contains much information 
> on the new evolving WBC so be sure to check it out anyways. Remember that WBC 
> Pre-registration ends earlier this year (June 22) and walk-on rates are 
> higher, so plan accordingly now. Deadlines are even earlier to order the WBC 
> duffel bag with its new larger embroidered WBC logo that spells out its 
> affiliation with the World Boardgaming Championships. WBC CONFIRMATION PAGE 
> OPENED: Confirmations have already been updated twice at 
> <> 
> < 
> <>> with the first 837 
> attendee commitments logged in - a record for this early in the year. 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] <mailto:ACD [at]> 
> <mailto:ACD [at] <mailto:ACD [at]>> or use 
> the various social media links on our home page. 2015-16 YEARBOOKS: The 
> newest WBC Yearbook - and probably the last - will be mailed to all 
> qualifying members in the United States next week. Only one book per 
> household will be mailed. Other qualifying family members and foreign 
> attendees may get their books at WBC check-in. If your postal address has 
> changed since your membership was purchased, please advise the change of 
> address at once to CD [at] <mailto:CD [at]> 
> <mailto:CD [at] <mailto:CD [at]>>. We assume 
> no responsibility for books lost in the mail. Those wanting to see the 
> on-line version can download it now at 
> <> 
> < 
> <>> AUCTION LOTS: The opening 
> bell has sounded for this year's auction as gamers take to their closets to 
> see what they will part with in the annual flurry to register items for the 
> WBC Auction and Auction Store. As the former is limited to 550 items and 
> always sells out, it is not wise to procrastinate. You snooze, you lose. Once 
> again, all items must be pre-registered for both the Auction and Auction 
> Store. The latter is also capping what it will accept this year at a much 
> lower 1500 items so don't delay. Unregistered items will NOT be accepted. To 
> help cope with the ever increasing paperwork burden for our staff, Auction 
> submissions must have a minimum of five lots; Auction Store submissions must 
> have a minimum of ten lots and Unsold Auction Store lots will have a 50 cents 
> handling charge deducted from the Sellers proceeds for each unsold item. Get 
> the details at 
> <> 
> < 
> <>>. Send submissions to 
> KG33327 [at] <mailto:KG33327 [at]> <mailto:KG33327 [at] 
> <mailto:KG33327 [at]>>       ELECTION: It may be tame 
> compared to Trump vs Clinton but it is once again time to elect three members 
> to three-year terms on the BPA Board of Directors. This year's slate features 
> three incumbents and two challengers vying for three seats. Get all the 
> information at 
> <> 
> < 
> <>>. As usual, voting is effortless 
> and takes only a moment thanks to the electronic ballot at 
> <> 
> < 
> <>>. Voting will remain open 
> until June 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. APP PREPARATIONS: Kevin Broh-Kahn's WBC 
> APP for the android platform and Michael Kiefte’s IOS version were big hits 
> last year. They will be coordinating to share similar features and 
> interfaces, but be tailored to each platform. Those interested in testing, 
> making comments about last year's version or requesting new features should 
> contact dev [at] <mailto:dev [at]> 
> <mailto:dev [at] <mailto:dev [at]>>. THE 
> SCHEDULE: Releasing the schedule in its myriad forms is an increasingly 
> challenging task given the competing desires of members who want it all NOW 
> and those who wait to the last minute and beyond to commit to anything. Every 
> year I field requests from attendees who cannot understand why it is too late 
> to schedule their request into the schedule. All this procrastination comes 
> to a crashing halt on June 1st. Seminars, Demos, Previews, and Scheduled Open 
> Gaming requests can still be included until then. So contact us now at CD 
> [at] <mailto:CD [at]> <mailto:CD [at] 
> <mailto:CD [at]>> or wait till next year. 
> facilities at Seven Springs allow us to expand this feature in a big way with 
> emphasis on individual demos and scheduled Open Gaming opportunities all week 
> long. If you've ever bemoaned the difficulty of finding like-minded gamers to 
> play what YOU want to play, this is your chance. Merely commit to providing 
> the game in question and playing at a specified time in the designated Demo 
> area in the Exhibit Annex and we will reserve your table plus advertise your 
> game on the printed, web, android and rotating schedules for all to see and 
> even provide signage for your "game event". The catch? You must commit to it 
> in a timely fashion; i.e., NOW Requirements: • Must be a Sustaining or 
> Tribune member before June 1st. • Must submit details to CD [at] 
> <mailto:CD [at]> <mailto:CD [at] 
> <mailto:CD [at]>> before June 1st to 
> include: • Name of published game (limit one game); non-published games must 
> be handled as Commercial Demos • Start Time and length of game (even hours 
> only; no half-hour starts; i.e., 7 PM, not 7:15 or 7:30) • Type of table; 6' 
> rectangular or 5' round (or if either is acceptable, indicate so) • Rate your 
> game as A (expert), B (played previously or read rules) or C (will coach) 
> insofar as experience level of players sought • The table must be surrendered 
> promptly to the next registered user before the next reserved time slot 
> Limits: • Multi-player games only - must accommodate a minimum of three 
> players • One reservation slot per person. Second requests will be honored on 
> a space available basis only after all other primary requests have been 
> fulfilled. • All requests are based on availability. First come, first 
> served. Suggestions: • Submit multiple start times in case your first choice 
> is unavailable • The longer your requested time slot, the less your chances 
> of getting a reservation. • Avoid high usage time slots. Slots on Tuesday 
> evening have less chance of acceptance. LAST CALL FOR COMMERCIAL DEMOS & 
> PLAYTESTS: To alleviate crowding in Open Gaming, unauthorized exhibit tables 
> will NOT be allowed to monopolize tables. Monitors will be tasked with strict 
> 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 Exhibit Annex demonstration area. 
> To be included in the schedule, you must be a current Sustaining level or 
> higher member and register your demo before June 1st. Multiple or long 
> demonstrations are allowed on a space available basis. Contact CD [at] 
> <mailto:CD [at]> <mailto:CD [at] 
> <mailto:CD [at]>> for additional 
> information. Include alternate times and type of table desired (either 5' 
> rounds or 6' x 30" rectangulars) as well as boxart files containing the title 
> of the game for display signage. Reservations will be made on a first come, 
> first served basis. Submit requests to 
> <> 
> < 
> <>>. WBC LODGING: Seven Springs is 
> now accepting reservations for stays of two days or more. As happens every 
> year, the hotel is sold out for most prolonged stays. There are exceptions. 
> If you come early for a short stay, there are still vacancies to be had and 
> cancellations occur all the time because people reserve early and worry about 
> attending later. That is why we are considering a No Cancellation policy in 
> the future. However, there are alternatives. Start by calling the hotel at 
> 1-866-437-1300 <x-msg://139/#> and checking the dates you are interested in. 
> If currently unavailable, ask to be put on the callback list for the 
> inevitable cancellations. See 
> <> 
> < 
> <>> for more information. However, the 
> availability of condominiums, chalets and cabins on property as well as rooms 
> in nearby Hidden Valley and elsewhere means that there is still lodging to be 
> had even for stays as short as two days. The reservationist can direct you to 
> it. We encourage those who would benefit from the enhanced accommodations of 
> a condo to make the switch (especially if you will have access to a car). The 
> reservationist at 1-866-437-1300 <x-msg://139/#> can give you more details on 
> the various options available including nearby offsite lodging. HIDDEN 
> VALLEY: We are pleased to provide both hotel and condo reservations in the 
> neighboring property of Hidden Valley at a special discounted rate as 
> overflow housing through the same Seven Springs reservation system. Since 
> these are outside shuttle service range, they are not recommended for those 
> without their own transportation. RESERVATION SCHEDULE: WBC has a long 
> history of early sellouts, even though our room block at Seven Springs is 
> substantially larger than past guarantees. Nevertheless, to ensure that our 
> guests have adequate opportunity to make reservations, rooms will be reserved 
> only on the following schedule. as of May 15, 2016: Stays of 2 nights or more 
> as of June 15, 2016: Single Night stays (hotel rooms only) CONDOMINIUMS: A 
> wonderful feature of Seven Springs is the availability of nearby condominiums 
> on the property that can be rented for stays of two days or more once 
> reservations are accepted for stays of that duration as per the above 
> schedule. These are available in varying sizes of one-, two-, three- and 
> four-bedroom units for the daily rate of $129 per bedroom. Those who can 
> group together with friends and family to cohabit these units will find these 
> accommodations most welcome given their inclusion of fully equipped kitchens, 
> dining and common living room areas that can enhance your visit - especially 
> for those considering extended stays. While having access to a car is 
> recommended for condo rentals, it is not required as free shuttle service is 
> available on property around the clock. Even when the hotel website lists no 
> vacancies, condo/chalet/cabin rentals are available. Call 1-866-437-1300 
> <x-msg://139/#> to speak to a reservationist about the options. The 
> reservationists are available to answer your questions and will even 
> recommend nearby unaffiliated housing. For those willing to orchestrate their 
> groups into multi-bedroom condo units, this represents a great opportunity 
> for group bonding and sharing that could enhance your convention experience 
> more than the typical hotel room stay and was a major reason we chose to have 
> WBC here. Multi-bedroom condos are rented to one individual who is 
> responsible for payment for all bedrooms in that unit. Individuals getting 
> together to share a condo, need to elect one amongst themselves to handle the 
> payment for the entire group. PBeM NEWS: Part and parcel of our new look is a 
> new page for PBeM news. Check it out at 
> <> < 
> <>>. BEARD WINS WATERLOO: After 23 replays of 
> the famous battle, Joe Beard has defeated Richard Beyma in an exciting match 
> of multi-year WBC champs in the 2016 Waterloo email tournament. Joe’s bid of 
> 10 to play the PAA was accepted. His PAA forces were able to rebuff Richard’s 
> threat to the Braine Le Compte road sector during the first day. But the 
> French made progress by pushing into the Quatre Bras gap and launching a 
> successful surprise 1-2 versus Pirch II on the heights. On his 17-0700 turn, 
> the French, led by the Imperial Guard Ft Artillery, killed the Prussian 
> infantry defending the Thil River. The fighting continued during the second 
> day with the French pushing west toward the town of Genappe. Late on the 
> second day, a fierce series of attacks and counterattacks broke out at 
> Nivelles with the French taking substantial losses. The French then launched 
> several low odds attacks in an attempt to recover but came up short and 
> resigned. Also claiming laurels in the 24-player field were Ed Menzel, John 
> Clarke, Greg Sith and Jim Tracy who finished third through sixth 
> respectively. The latest laurel totals can be found at 
> <> 
> < 
> <>>. The next Waterloo 
> email tournament will start June 1st. Rounds will be 3 ½ months long matching 
> the top ½ versus the bottom ½. Eliminators will be used as necessary for any 
> odd number of players. Details are at 
> <> < <>>. Enter by 
> contactingedmenzel [at] <mailto:edmenzel [at]> 
> <mailto:edmenzel [at] <mailto:edmenzel [at]>>. 
> PASSACANTANDO WINS GREAT CAMPAIGNS: Some 2.5 years and 60 games after it 
> started, Bruno Passacantando emerged from a field of 28 to claim the fourth 
> BPA PBeM tournament for Great Campaigns of the American Civil war by besting 
> Patrick Pence in the Final. They played From the Rappahannock to Bull Run 
> from SJW II. Patrick's yanks were in a hole early on but managed to encircle 
> Longstreet around Warrenton. Bruno, true to form, fought his way out of the 
> trap, and Patrick graciously offered his sword on the last turn when it 
> became apparent that the Union didn't have enough left for the counterattack. 
> Also earning laurels were Mike Metcalf, John Cissel, Rob Doane and Scott 
> Spurgeon for finishing 3rd through 6th respectively. Updated laurel totals 
> are posted at 
> <> 
> < 
> ADVANCED CIVILIZATION: The preliminary round has ended, yielding eight 
> finalists from six different nations. Our contenders are led by three-time 
> Danish email champion Mads Lunau, who won both of his qualifying games this 
> year. Other game winners advancing are Pete Staab, Norwegian Haakon Monson, 
> Canadian Ed Coderre, Shantanu Saha, Swede Jonas Lundguist, Dan Morris, and 
> UK’s Nils Brokkbak. Midway through the Late Bronze Age, Monson's Illyria 
> holds a 28-point lead over Coderre's Thrace, but you can never count any of 
> these players out. MARCH MADNESS ENTERS MAY: Seven of our Eight Elite Eight 
> teams have been determined so far. John Coussis and Chris Bauch are competing 
> for the final open spot. Bryan Collars still has the only team to advance to 
> the Final Four thus far with his, #1 seeded Louisville 2014 squad. The big 
> question remains, will we have a champion before WBC? The teams in the 
> tournament can be found at 
> <> 
> < 
> <>> and the bracket can be 
> seen at 
> <> 
> < 
> have had a rough start to the second round at Muirfield. Of the 20 players 
> who started the course, only four are under par, highlighted by Marshall 
> Collins who finished three under par with John Daly to be seven under par 
> overall. Nine players, however, are over par for the course at the moment. We 
> even had one contestant playing Pebble Beach all by myself for a couple of 
> holes before noticing that he was all alone there. Good thing for him we were 
> at Muirfield, as he was finding all kinds of trouble at our third round 
> course. Due to the difficulty of play so far, the cut line has dropped to 
> even par at the moment. The deadline, as always, is the beginning of the next 
> month, 12:01 EDT on June 1st. For the scorecard, see: 
> <> 
> < 
> REVOLUTION QUARTERFINALS: The 32-player field has been narrowed to four as 
> the Quarterfinals have concluded. Chris Easter won an American Marginal at 
> Guilford Courthouse over Jeff Lange. Jeff ignored the northern road and 
> advanced all forces along the Hillsborough Road to the southern objective 
> hex. There the Americans made their first defensive effort with the NC 
> Independent Volunteer rifles conducting a gradual withdrawal using the NC 
> Militia to block and delay along the roads. Jeff sent Cornwallis and 600 
> troops to take the western objective hex. The balance of the British advanced 
> toward Guilford Courthouse. The British destroyed the NC Militia combat units 
> but were unable to capture the courthouse for a final score of 3.5 British 
> VPs vs 1.0 American VP. Mark Miklos also scored an American Marginal win over 
> Andrew Maly by a 5 to 4.5 VP margin. Andy split his British advance along 
> both axis, sending the greater weight along the traditional approach. The 
> Americans massed against the weaker British column in the south, committing 
> the Maryland Continentals and General Greene himself, while using their NC 
> militia to delay in the north. Nevertheless, British play in that sector was 
> aggressive and the British 33rd regiment actually penetrated adjacent to 
> Guilford Courthouse where for two turns it denied that VP to the Americans. 
> The 33rd was unsupported, however, and eventually was surrounded and 
> captured. The rest of the British column was swarming up the heights west of 
> the Courthouse as time expired. The Americans continued their string of 
> Marginal Victories with Rob Doane taking the measure of Jim Tracy’s Redcoats. 
> Jim enjoyed a 3.5VP advantage as the last turn began and was adjacent to 
> Guilford Courthouse but Rob disrupted Jim’s artillery and his following 
> counterattack secured the close victory. Bruno Sinigaglio broke the mold for 
> American success in the last game with a Substantial British victory over Rod 
> Coffey. Bruno split his British forces, sending an equal number of combat 
> factors both north and south. Rod set up a masterful defense at the Little 
> Horsepen Creek with every hex defended and the swamp covering the American 
> right flank. Bruno was outmaneuvered and forced into a frontal attack with 
> two British stacks against four American stacks all across the creek. The 
> most important attack Bruno could muster on Turn 11 was at 1-2 odds vs the VP 
> hex. Bruno again proved that luck trumps skill, with a roll that disrupted 
> Kirkwood. Things then went south for the rebels with a British double move 
> annihilating Rod’s northern force The semifinals are now underway with Miklos 
> commanding the Spanish vs Easter in Pensacola while Señor Sinigaglio faces 
> Mister Doane. Remember ... all of the above PBeM fun is free to current BPA 
> members. Others may qualify with a $10 Email 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 at 
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