BPA March Newsletter
From: conventiondirector (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 20:20:29 -0700 (PDT)
March 2018 Newsletter


THE REIGN OF PEI HAS ENDED: 2017 Sportsman of the Year Michael Dauer earned
his second award of the year becoming the 2017 Caesar award winner also.
Mike leveraged his abilities in CDG games Here I Stand, The Napoleonic Wars,
and POG at both WBC and PBeM to win one of the closest races in history,
defeating Richard Meyer by 4 laurels.  Richard earned all of his laurels at
WBC and claimed the 2017 Consul award for best WBC performance.  The rest of
the top 6 Caesar finishers were Nick Henning, Bert Schoose, James Pei for an
eleventh straight top 25 appearance, and Ricky Boyes.  For more details on
Michael and Rich's performance as well as the Top 25 Caesar and Top 10
Consul finishers, please visit


MEMBERSHIP RATE INCREASE: The BPA annual membership drive continues but
prices will increase on April 1, 2018.  If you still want to get the lower
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 April 1 (Paypal payment sent or check
postmarked before April 1, 2018).  A list of the membership as of March 28,
2018 can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc18/prereg.html .  Only
those members who have completed the membership form and submitted payment
are on the list.  If you have any questions on the list, please contact the
Ken at conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org
<mailto:conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org>  .


NEED A FEW GM's FOR 2018: Thanks to everyone who submitted forms by March
15.  All Century, Legacy, and Trial events have GMs as of March 15.  We
still have a few vendor sponsored events that could use a volunteer to GM
their tournaments.  The games are Broadhorns (RGG), Conflict of Heroes
(Academy), Epoch (RGG), Quartermaster General (Griggling), Spearpoint 1943
(CEW), and Transatlantic (RGG).  If you are interested and willing to GM one
of these for our vendors, please contact me at
conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org
<mailto:conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org>  .  Crystal is still looking 
some GM's for the juniors room also.  If you are interested in GMing an
event for our juniors program, please contact Crystal at
juniors [at] boardgamers.org <mailto:juniors [at] boardgamers.org>  .The 
Orphans page
has been updated as of March 27 at http://boardgamers.org/wbc18/orphans.html


SEVEN SPRINGS RESERVATIONS:  Hotel Reservations now available for stays of 3
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


EVENT REPORTS:  The event reports for WBC 2017 have been completed and can
be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbook17/ .  Thirteen percent of
the associated laurel pages for each event are now complete.  The rest of
the laurel pages are in progress.  Further updates will be provided on the
home page and in future newsletters.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTING OPEN: Seven Members appear on the ballot for
election to a three year term on the BPA Board of Directors.  The slate
features three incumbents and four challengers.  The list of candidates and
their statement can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/about_election2017.html .  The voting for the
Board of Directors candidates is now opened.  Members are encouraged to vote
on who you believe would be the best candidates on your BPA Board of
Directors.  Voting will end on June 1, 2018 and winners will be announced at
the BPA Annual Meeting on Tuesday July 24 at 3pm in the Grand Ballroom at
Seven Springs.  Coting is easy with an online ballot which can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/BoardBallot.shtml .

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:


           . Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPA_WBC 


           . Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2381468400/


           . Consimworld: http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX/?14@@.1dd15816





MENZEL WINS WATERLOO TOURNAMENT: Ed Menzel defeated last year's champion,
Marty Musella. Ed took the PAA with a bid of 6 and Marty's French took heavy
losses on the 7am turn of the second day at which point Marty conceded.
There were 18 entrants in the tournament and the top six finishers in order
were Ed Menzel, Marty Musella, Joe Beard, Bert Schoose, Richard Beyma and
Gary Dickson. Further tournament details are available at

BPA MARCH MADNESS PBeM UPDATE: As the real NCAA tournament gets ready for
the Final Four, our March Madness tournament is in the last game of the
Sweet Sixteen.  Only one game remains unfinished in the third round, as Jeff
Finkeldey and Terry Coleman are battling for the final spot in the Sweet
Sixteen.  In Bracket A, 11th seeded Sean McCulloch, Cincinnati 2004, and
13th seeded Marvin Birnbaum, Kansas 2008, are already in the Elite Eight.
In Bracket B, top seeded Bob Hamel, Maryland 2002, and 25th seeded Max
Jamelli, Kansas 2010 are in the Elite Eight.  For the bracket for this year,
see http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/mm-brack-2018.htm 


PRO GOLF PBeM TO BEGIN APRIL 1:  The ninth BPA Pro Golf PBeM tournament will
start on April 1, 2018.  For more information visit
http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/pro_golf_pbem.html . To sign up, contact GM
Bruce Monnin at  <mailto:bdmonnin [at] mktelco.net> bdmonnin [at] mktelco.net .


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:



SIGN-UPS FOR NEXT WATERLOO PBeM OPEN:  The Waterloo 2018-19 email tournament
will start on June 1, 2018. Contact GM Ed Menzel at edmenzel [at] roadrunner.com
<mailto:edmenzel [at] roadrunner.com>  to sign up. It will be single elimination
with auction bidding for sides. Rules and rule clarifications will be the
same as the last two tournaments with one exception. The Wissel brigade's
arrival will be delayed until the 18-0700 turn in accordance with the change
for this year's WBC. Round lengths will be 10 weeks. All players must be
current members of the BPA. Details including past history are available on
the tournament web site - http://watgame.com/. 




For more information on all the BPA PBeM tournaments, visit


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 


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