BPA October Newsletter
From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017 13:04:23 -0800 (PST)
October 2017 Newsletter

 

WBC 2018 CENTURY EVENTS REVEALED: Based on attendance and player hours at WBC 
2017, the Century group has been identified for the 2018 WBC.  The top 100 
events along with 11 Legacy events will make up the Century group.  
Transamerica was added to the Legacy event list by the Board.  For a complete 
list of the Century group, visit http://boardgamers.org/wbc18/orphans.html .

 

CALL FOR NEW EVENTS FOR 2018: NOW is the time to submit an event form 
<http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/SubmitEvent.php>  to get a new event into WBC 
2018. In order to have your event appear on the annual membership form it must 
be submitted by a committed GM no later than November 30th. This is the only 
way to get a new event onto the ballot for WBC 2018 Trial voting. Please 
complete the form carefully and completely since it will be used to determine 
event location in 2018 if successfully voted in.   Event forms for the Century 
group may be submitted once the membership drive starts on December 5th.  
Voting for trials will end on January 31, 2018.

 

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FOR 2018 WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 5th: The BPA annual membership 
drive will open on December 5, 2017.  Online membership will remain open until 
June 15, 2018.  Price increases will occur on January 31st, March 31st, and 
June 15th, 2018.  To be eligible to vote for the 25 Trial events, you must join 
by January 31st, 2018.  To receive a price before it increases, you must submit 
the online membership application which will be available on the BPA website 
and send payment by the date listed (Paypal payment sent or check postmarked by 
the 3 dates listed).

 

WBC HONORS: The coming months will unveil our annual awards for Sportsmanship 
and GM of the Year but we can’t do them justice without your input. Take a 
moment to tell us why someone you encountered should be considered for the 
Sportsmanship or GM of the Year Award by emailing us at conventiondirector [at] 
boardgamers.org <mailto:conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org>  by November 
30, 2017.

 

WBC EVENT REPORTS IN PROGRESS & WINNERS REVEALED: Event Reports have been 
received and Event pages are being updated.  Stay tuned for a notice as to when 
the website has been updated.  In the meantime, check out the winners for all 
the events at http://boardgamers.org/wbc17/champslist.html .

 

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 and Consimworld under Conventions.

 

          • 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:

 

PATHS OF GLORY ENTERS ROUND FOUR: Paths of Glory 2016 has crossed the one-year 
mark; though their ranks are thinned, their competitive spirits and gaming 
energies are not flagging.​  The fourth round officially started on October 
27th with 26 matches.  The completion target for Round 4 is February 28th.  No 
extensions are anticipated, plan for (and use) the upcoming holiday season 
wisely! 51 players and an eliminator with Maurizio G serving double duty this 
round.  There are 12 people in the A-pool, some familiar names, some not, and 
39 players in the B-pool.  For 19 or 20 of these folks, this will be their last 
round.  For more information, visit the tournament website at 
http://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-bpa-tourney-page .

 

MARCH MADNESS STILL ACCEPTING SIGN-UPS UNTIL NOVEMBER 30th:  The sixteenth 
annual BPA March Madness PBeM tournament will start with the draft on Friday, 
December 1st.  All players receive two teams, so are guaranteed at least two 
games in the event.  The format is single elimination until a champion is 
crowned, usually in late spring.  If you have played March Madness before but 
are worried about using ACTS to play the game through email, Harry Flawd and 
Mark Yoshikawa are standing by ready to show you how easily it can be done.  
Visit http://www.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/mms_home_page.html

 

ANNOUNCING 9th BITTERWOODS PBEM TOURNAMENT: The next Bitterwoods PBeM 
tournament will begin on December 16th, 2017.  The tournament will be single 
elimination. The length of each round will be 13 weeks. The GM will be Bruno 
Sinigaglio. If you have any questions or wish to sign up, email Bruno at 
brunofjs [at] hotmail.com <mailto:brunofjs [at] hotmail.com> . For more 
information on the tournament, visit the tournament website at 
http://www.bitterwoods.net/bpa-pbem-2017 

 

 

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. 

 

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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/

 

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