BPA November Newsletter
From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 21:15:31 -0800 (PST)
November 2017 Newsletter


MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FOR 2018 NOW OPEN: The BPA annual membership drive is now
open.  Join now through January 31st to get the best rates for 2018 as well
as voting for the Trial events to be run at WBC 2018 and the 2017 Sportsman
of the Year.  To join, fill out the membership application found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/MemberForm.shtml and submit payment via
Paypal or check.  To receive this price before it increases, you must submit
the online membership application and send payment by the date listed
(Paypal payment sent or check postmarked by January 31, 2018).


CALL FOR GM's FOR 2018: Now is the time to submit an event form
<http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/SubmitEvent.php>  for the WBC 2018 events.
Please complete the form carefully and completely since it will be used to
determine event location for WBC 2018.  Reminder that you must be a BPA
member for 2018 to GM an event.  For a complete list of the Century group,
visit http://boardgamers.org/wbc18/orphans.html .


SEVEN SPRINGS RESERVATIONS:  Remember that Reservations at Seven Springs for
Condos/Townhouses, Chalets, and Cabins can be booked now.  Hotel
Reservations for stays of 5 nights or more will open on January 16, 2018.
For more information, visit the lodging page on the BPA website at


VENDOR CHANGES:  Based on feedback from our 2017 vendors, the vendor's room
hours will change from 2017.  In 2018, the vendor's room will be open from
10AM to 6PM Thursday through Saturday.  With many of our attendees departing
early Sunday morning, attendees will have more opportunities to visit the
vendor's room with the change of days.  For more information on becoming a
vendor at WBC, visit the vendor page on the BPA website at


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






Young Rob Doane bested game designer Mark Miklos in Pensacola to win the
wood with 32 players playing a total of 67 games.  The tournament featured
an anthology of the BoAR series. During the opening rounds, the battles
played in historical order were Brandywine, Germantown, Oriskany, Saratoga,
Monmouth and Newtown. The first playoff round pitted the top 12 opponents in
four games of three-player Savannah. The quarter finals were played at
Guilford Courthouse and the semifinal and final featured Pensacola. The top
six Laurelists were Rob Doane, followed by Mark Miklos, Bruno Sinigaglio,
Chris Easter, Jim Tracy III, and Andy Maly.


MARCH MADNESS DRAFT BEGINS:  The sixteenth annual BPA March Madness PBeM
tournament started with the draft on Saturday, December 2nd.  All players
receive two teams, so you are guaranteed at least two games in the event.
The format is single elimination until a champion is crowned, usually in
late spring.  Details of how the draft is proceeding can be found at



gamemaster for the newest BPA PBeM tournament "Through the Ages" which will
start January 15, 2018.  Details for the tournament can be found at
http://www.new.meepleleague.com/bpa-through-the-ages-pbem-tournament/ .  To
join visit the tournament website and click on the sign up link.


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. 




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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