October 2018 BPA Newsletter
From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 03:56:31 -0700 (PDT)
October 2018 Newsletter

 

WBC 2019 CENTURY EVENTS REVEALED: Based on attendance and player hours at
WBC 2018, the Century group has been identified for the 2019 WBC.  The top
100 events along with 11 Legacy events will make up the Century group. For a
complete list of the Century group, visit
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_pelorphans.html .

 

CALL FOR NEW EVENTS FOR 2019: November is the time to submit an event form
<http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/SubmitEvent.php>  to get a new event into
WBC 2019. In order to have your event appear on the annual membership form
it must be submitted by a committed GM between November 1st and November
25th. This is the only way to get a new event onto the ballot for WBC 2019
Trial voting. Please complete the form carefully and completely since it
will be used to determine event location in 2019 if successfully voted in.
Event forms for the Century group may be submitted once the membership drive
starts on December 3rd.  Voting for trials will end on January 31, 2019.

 

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FOR 2019 WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 3rd: The BPA annual
membership drive will open on December 3, 2018.  Online membership will
remain open until June 15, 2019.  Price increases will occur on January
31st, March 31st, and June 15th, 2019.  To be eligible to vote for the 25
Trial events, you must join by January 31st, 2019.  To receive a price
before it increases, you must submit the online membership application which
will be available on the BPA website and send payment by the date listed
(Paypal payment sent or check postmarked by the 3 dates listed).

 

WBC HONORS: The coming months will unveil our annual awards for
Sportsmanship and GM of the Year but we can't do them justice without your
input. Take a moment to tell us why someone you encountered should be
considered for the Sportsmanship or GM of the Year Award by emailing us at
conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org
<mailto:conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org>  by November 25, 2018.

 

WBC EVENT REPORTS, EVENT HISTORY & LAURELS, AND WINNERS PAGES IN PROGRESS:
The Event Reports, Event History & Laurels, and Winners pages for the 2018
events are being loaded.  The pages for the numbers, A's, B's, and recently
completed email tournaments are posted and can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbook18/ .  The page shows the date each game
was updated so you can see the new events as they are added.  All pages
should be updated by mid-November.

 

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:

 

WARSZAWSKI TRIUMPHANT IN TWILIGHT STRUGGLE TOURNAMENT: Aran Warszawski was
victorious in the Cold War as his Russians defeated David Schneider's
Americans to capture the Twilight Struggle PBeM Title.  The remaining
laurelists, in order, were Mike Turian, Anthony Shaeen, Antero Kuusi, and
Jean-Louis Dirion. For a more detailed report, visit the Twilight Struggle
PBeM Event Report page at http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-tws.html .

 

THROUGH THE AGES TITLE GOES TO JOHN CORRADO: John Corrado defeated Allan
Jiang, Andreas Kroll, and Aran Warszawski in the final to claim the first
Through The Ages PBeM Title.  The laurelists were, in order, John Corrado,
Allan Jiang, Andreas Kroll, Aran Warsawski, Robb Effinger, and Haim
Hochboim. For a more detailed report, visit the Through the Ages PBeM Event
Report page at http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-age.html . 

 

PACHECO CAPTURES WAR AT SEA TITLE: Mike Pacheco defeated Mike Brophy to
capture the War at Sea PBeM Tournament.  The remaining laurelists, in order,
were Jonathan Lockwood, Karl Bodenheimer, Tim Tow, and Don Greenwood.  For a
more detailed report, visit the War at Sea PBeM Event Report page at
http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-was.html .

 

PATHS OF GLORY ENTERS ROUND FOUR: The leaves are falling; as are the POG
tournament competitors.   Five of our nine matches have completed, seven of
our eleven participants for the next round have been identified. For more
information, visit the tournament website at
http://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-bpa-tourney-page .

 

VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC: The USN adds to its dominance with a 3-1 showing in
the quarterfinals.  Three of the top four seeds are also eliminated as none
of the games go past Turn Six.  Vince Meconi, the top seed, is eliminated by
a surprise British win in Indonesia on Turn Two followed by a crushing
Allied LBA win to save Pearl Harbor on Turn Three.  Alan Applebaum is the
highest seed remaining followed by Dennis Nicholson, Tim Tow, and Wayne
Bonnett.  Wayne keeps his dark horse status moving forward by having more
aircraft carriers alive as the USN at the end of Turn Five than the IJN.
See the semi-final action at
<http://www.gameaholics.com/vitp_tournament.htm>
http://www.gameaholics.com/vitp_tournament.htm.

 

DIPLOMACY TOURNAMENT TO START IN JANUARY: The next Diplomacy email
tournament is scheduled to start January 10, 2019.  Kevin Youells will be
the GM this year.  For more information, visit the tournament website at
https://diplomacywwi.weebly.com/ .

 

EMPIRE OF THE SUN TO START IN DECEMBER: Chris Crane will be GMing an Empire
of the Sun tournament to begin December 7, 2018.  Details of the tournament
can be found at  <https://sites.google.com/view/eots-pbem/home>
https://sites.google.com/view/eots-pbem/home .

 

NEXT FOR THE PEOPLE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER: The next for the
People tournament will begin on December 1, 2018.  Michael Day will once
again be the GM.  For more information on the tournament, visit
https://forthepeople3.weebly.com/2019-ftp--players.html .

 

GREAT CAMPAIGNS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR TOURNAMENT TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER:
Mark Booth will be running an email tournament for Great Campaigns to begin
on November 15, 2018.  Visit the tournament website for rules and format of
the tournament at www.gcacwpbem.blogspot.com
<http://www.gcacwpbem.blogspot.com>  .

 

TIME FOR ANOTHER MARCH MADNESS COMPETITION:  The 17th annual BPA March
Madness PBeM tournament will start with the draft on November 24, 2018.  All
players receive two teams, so are guaranteed at least two games in the
event.  The format is single elimination until a champion is crowned,
usually in late spring.  Visit
http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/mms_home_page.html .

 

NAPOLEONIC WARS TO START IN JANUARY: The next Napoleonic wars tournament
will start on January 5, 2019.  WBC GM Gareth Williams will be GMing this
tournament.   The format will be 2 player double elimination.  For more
information visit the tournament website at
https://sites.google.com/site/wilphe/tnw-pbem/2018 .

 

TERRA MYSTICA TOURNAMENT SET FOR NOVEMBER START:  A Terra Mystica
tournament, run by Ryan Feathers, will begin in mid-November.  Visit the
tournament webpage at
https://www.meepleleague.com/bpa-terra-mystica-pbem-tournament/ to view
tournament rules and format.

 

2ND THROUGH THE AGES TOURNAMENT TO BEGIN IN JANUARY: Having just finished
the 2018 tournament, GM Randy Buehler is set to run the 2019 tournament
beginning in January, 2019.  Visit the tournament website at
https://www.meepleleague.com/bpa-through-the-ages-pbem-tournament-2019/ for
more details.

 

NEXT TZOLKIN TOURNAMENT TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER:  Rob Flowers will once again
be GMing the next Tzolkin tournament scheduled to begin on November 11,
2018.  Details on the tournament are at
https://epworthian.wordpress.com/tournament-format/ .

 

WASHINGTON'S WAR TO BEGIN IN JANUARY:  Washington's War Ladder leader Bill
Peeck will begin the next Washington's War PBeM tournament on January 1,
2019.  The tournament will begin with a four round swiss advancing the top 8
to the next round.  More details can be found at
https://washingtonswartournament.wordpress.com .

 

SURVEY FOR POTENTIAL HANNIBAL TOURNAMENT: One of our members has created a
survey to determine if there is enough interest for a Hannibal PBeM
tournament.  The survey is at  <https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/62X5SZ8>
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/62X5SZ8 and will close on November 15, 2018.

 

 

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. 

 

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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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