BPA June 2018 Newsletter
From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2018 03:02:47 -0700 (PDT)



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


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


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


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 .  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


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>




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


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/ .


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.  Details are
available on the tournament web site -  <http://watgame.com/>




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