|BPA June 2018 Newsletter||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)|
|Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2018 03:02:47 -0700 (PDT)|
BPA JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER WBC PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED: Pre-registration for WBC 2018 is closed. If you still wish to attend, registration is available at WBC in the registration room found in Stag Pass in Seven Springs's Convention Center. Registration will be open Friday, July 20 from 7M to 9PM, daily from 8AM to 8PM from Saturday July 21 to Friday July 27, 8AM to 10PM Saturday July 28, and 8AM to 2PM Sunday July 29. On-site registration rates are $30/day or $130 for the all 9 days. A list of those pre-registered for WBC 2018 can be found at <http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc18/prereg.html> http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc18/prereg.html . 27th TEAM TOURNAMENT: Yes, it is almost time for the 28th run for the slivers, so enter your team now by emailing <mailto:conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org> conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org and join the eleven early entrants that have already sent in their teams. Remember, your teams must be composed of four pre-registered players - each vying in a different event. Once again, the Happy Handicapper challenges one and all to best his predictions and win fame, fortune and glory in the Annual Bracket Bustin' Contest. Early prognostications will come soon. Details of the Team Tournament and Bracket Busting Contest can be found at <http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_teams.html> http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_teams.html. BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION CONCLUDED: The 2018 Board of Directors election has concluded. Come to the BPA annual meeting on Thursday July 24 in the Grand Ballroom to see who your newly elected Board members are. AUCTION: The WBC AUCTION sold out in record time again this year and is no longer accepting lots. Auction lots have been sent to those members participating in the auction. The lots available in the 2018 WBC Auction can be found at <http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_auction_lots.html> http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_auction_lots.html. Don't forget to complete the auction item sheets and attach them to your games with painters tape prior to checking them in on Monday July 23 from 12 PM to 10PM in the Grand Ballroom at Seven Springs. Unregistered items will NOT be accepted on site. Auction Item sheets can be found at <http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_auction_overview.html> http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_auction_overview.html. AUCTION STORE: The Auction Store is closed. Lot numbers will be sent out next week to those that registered items for the Auction Store. Don't forget to complete the auction store item sheets and attach them to your games with painters tape prior to checking them in on Monday July 23 from 12 PM to 10PM in the Grand Ballroom at Seven Springs. Unregistered items will NOT be accepted on site. Auction Store Item sheets can be found at <http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_auction_overview.html> http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_auction_overview.html. SCHEDULING TOOLS: An ever increasing array of scheduling aids including Preview Pages, Spreadsheet Schedule, Calendar, Power' Custom Scheduler, WBC Android App, and WBC iOS App are now on line. Check the Schedule page for all of these updated scheduling tools at <http://boardgamers.org/wbc18/schedule.html> http://boardgamers.org/wbc18/schedule.html . The Program and WBC Amazon Kindle App will soon be available. OPEN GAMING LIBRARY: The list of Games in the Game Library will be updated soon. The BPA is in the process of updating our Game Library with some of the new hot games including Terraforming Mars, Scythe, Great Western Trail, etc. In order to accommodate this, the library will no longer be carrying significant copies of games to support the tournaments. If you wish to play in the tournaments, please remember to bring a copy of the game if possible. The library listing will be updated prior to the WBC. Those wishing to add to the offerings can contact the convention director at the Registration Desk in Stag Pass or email Ken at <mailto:conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org> conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org . WBC LODGING UPDATE: Seven Springs is now accepting reservations for Single night stays (hotel rooms only). The common perception for some time has been that Seven Springs is sold out for WBC - and while that is true for certain types of lodging and dates, there are many vacancies to be had during the nine-day conference if one is open to other options. Our room block has expired and rooms will be available to the general public. Seven Springs will continue to honor the WBC room rates however anytime up until conference based on availability. There are still rooms, chalets and condos available during WBC. Please keep in mind that all units may not be available for all dates so call and speak with a Reservation Agent for help with reservations. The office is open Monday through Saturday from 8 AM till 9 PM and on Sunday's from 8 AM till 7 PM and they can be reached directly toll free 1-866-437-1300. HIDDEN VALLEY: Seven Springs also offers both hotel and condo reservations in the neighboring property of Hidden Valley 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. 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> http://www.boardgamegeek.com/forum/970241/boardgamegeek/wbc . Twitter: <https://twitter.com/BPA_WBC> https://twitter.com/BPA_WBC . Facebook: <https://www.facebook.com/groups/2381468400/> https://www.facebook.com/groups/2381468400/ . Consimworld: <http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX/?14@@.1dd15816> http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX/?14@@.1dd15816 PBeM NEWS: ADEL VERPFLICHTET SEMIFINAL IN PROGRESS: Adel Verpflichtet has entered the semifinals with the top 10 participants competing in two simultaneous games. Visit <http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem.html> http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem.html for more information on the status of the tournament MARCH MADNESS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME UNDERWAY: Marvin Birnbaum's 13th seeded Kansas 2008 team is taking on Don Greenwood's 37th seeded Cincinnati 1959 team as both survived 1 point wins in the Final Four to reach the championship game. PATHS OF GLORY WRAPPING UP ROUND 5: Thirteen of the fifteen matches for round 5 are complete with the AP having won seven of those. Six players entered the round undefeated while twenty-four are trying to stave off elimination. Current standings can be found at <http://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-tournament-standings/> http://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-tournament-standings/ . PRO GOLF FINAL ROUND COMING TO A CLOSE: The Final round is scheduled to end on June 30th. Thomas Browne and defending PBeM champion Pete Stein are in the clubhouse tied at -8 and look destined to head into a playoff. Only one player remains on the course and doesn't have a great shot at catching either of these players. WATERLOO 2018 TOURNAMENT UNDERWAY: The Waterloo 2018 email tournament began on June 1 with 20 players vying for this year's championship. 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