|BPA January Newsletter||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)|
|Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:10:53 -0800 (PST)|
January 2018 Newsletter MEMBERSHIP RATES INCREASE FEBRUARY 1: The BPA annual membership drive continues but prices will increase on February 1, 2018. If you still want to get the lowest rates, you must complete and submit the online application at http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/MemberForm.shtml and submit payment via Paypal or check. To receive the price before it increases, the form and the payment must be submitted before February 1 (Paypal payment sent or check postmarked before February 1, 2018). TRIAL EVENT & SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD VOTING ENDS JANUARY 31: The voting for the 2017 Sportsman of the Year and the 2018 Trial Events ends with the membership price increase on February 1. This is the last chance to influence events to be held at WBC 2018. Sportsmanship nominees can be found at http://boardgamers.org/wbc17/sportmanNominees.html and the trial listing can be found at http://boardgamers.org/wbc18/orphans.html 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. The Orphans page has been updated as of January 28 at http://boardgamers.org/wbc18/orphans.html . SEVEN SPRINGS RESERVATIONS: Hotel Reservations opened on January 16 for stays of 5 nights or more. Remember that Reservations at Seven Springs for Condos/Townhouses, Chalets, and Cabins can also be booked at this time. For more information, visit the lodging page on the BPA website at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbclodging_7S.html EVENT REPORTS: Good progress is being made on the event reports which are overdue for posting. Look for them to be available on the website in February. JUNIORS PROGRAM CHANGES: After a long reign as our Juniors coordinator, Laurie Wojtaszczyk will be stepping down as our Juniors Program lead. Please join me in thanking Laurie for her hard work and dedication when you see her at WBC this year. Joanna Melton has decided to retire as a Juniors Room monitor also. Thanks to Joanna for her years of service. Crystal Shipley, our other Juniors Room monitor, has agreed to step up and become our new Juniors Coordinator. I am glad to have a capable replacement agree to continue our Juniors Program. Joining Crystal as a Juniors Room monitor in 2018 will be Megan Byrd. We are still in need of another monitor for the Juniors Room. If you are interested, please contact Ken Gutermuth at conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org <mailto:conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org> . EURO EVENT COORDINATION: Eric Freeman has agreed to coordinate the 2018 Euro events again in an attempt to minimize scheduling conflicts. If you are a Euro event GM and would like to be a part of this, please contact Eric at freemaneric [at] comcast.net <mailto:freemaneric [at] comcast.net> . BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS: All BPA members are hereby notified of their right to nominate members for the three Board seats whose terms expire at the next WBC. To appear on the ballot, a member must be nominated in writing by at least three members; one of which must be the nominee. Nominations must be signed and received at BPA, 7766 Valley View Court, Hickory, NC 28602 no later than February 28, 2018 to be eligible for election in that year. NOTE: Email nominations are NOT acceptable, nor can a member nominate more than one member for the Board. When contemplating nominations, members should consider that the BPA conducts most of its business by email and needs Board members who are able and willing to offer their time and skills to the organization in a timely manner. Besides forwarding a signed nomination, each nominee must submit a statement not to exceed 100 words summarizing what they can contribute in service to the Board of Directors of the BPA by February 28, 2018. The nomination form is on line at http://www.boardgamers.org/bpanom.htm 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: HAMMOND WINS BREAKOUT NORMANDY TOURNAMENT: Kevin Hammond's Allies have defeated Jim Eliason's Germans to capture the 10th BPA Breakout: Normandy PBeM Tournament. The tournament drew 36 players playing a total of 35 games. The top six Laurelists were Kevin Hammond, followed by Jim Eliason, Larry Meyers, Kevin Wojtaszczyk, Ron Fedin, and Mike Kaye. For more information, visit http://boardgamers.org/pbem/2018/bkn.html . NEXT BREAKOUT NORMANDY TO BEGIN: The eleventh BPA Breakout Normandy PBeM tournament will start on February 15, 2018. For more information visit https://sites.google.com/site/breakoutnormandytournament . To sign up, contact GM Mark Gutfreund at <mailto:gutfreund15 [at] yahoo.com> gutfreund15 [at] yahoo.com . ADVANCED CIVILIZATION BEGINS FEBRUARY 23: The 2018 Advanced Civilization PBeM tournament will begin on February 23, 2018. Tournament information can be found at http://bpa-civ.rol-play.com. ANNOUNCING 2018 DIPLOMACY TOURNAMENT: The 2018 BPA Diplomacy PBeM tournament will begin on March 27, 2018. Please visit https://diplomacywwi.weebly.com for more details and to sign up. ANNOUNCING ADEL VERPFLICHTET START: All exhibitors, thieves, detectives, and auctioneers are invited to show their art at castles and palaces around Europe in 2018 starting April Fools' Day. Sign up by March 31, 2018 to demonstrate your talent at collecting, bluffing, heists, and security whether you call it Hoity Toity, Noblesse Oblige, By Hook or By Crook, or Adel Verpflichtet! Get all the details on the tournament at: <http://www.gameaholics.com/adv_bpa/adv_format.htm> http://www.gameaholics.com/adv_bpa/adv_format.htm. For more information on all the BPA PBeM tournaments, visit http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem.html 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.boardgamers.org/pbem_guidelines.html Visit the BPA website at http://www.boardgamers.org If you are not already receiving our monthly newsletters, please subscribe by visiting http://lists.boardgamers.org/mailman/listinfo/bpamail to confirm your address. Subscribing is free, takes only a moment and ensures your privacy. We are unable to add you to our mailing list otherwise.
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- BPA January Newsletter Ken Gutermuth, January 29 2018
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