November 2018 BPA Newsletter
From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:42:07 -0800 (PST)
November 2018 Newsletter

 

 

DEADLINE FOR NEW EVENTS FOR 2019 ENDS NOVEMBER 25: The deadline for
submitting an event form <http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/SubmitEvent.php>
to get a new event into WBC 2019 is 6 days away. In order to have your event
appear on the annual membership form it must be submitted by a committed GM
before 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.

 

WBC HONORS DEADLINE APPROACHING: 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. If you would like to nominate someone for the
Sportsmanship or GM of the Year Award, email the BPA at
conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org
<mailto:conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org>  telling us why someone you
encountered should be considered.  There are only 6 days left to submit
nominations, the deadline is November 25th.

 

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 15st, 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 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.  117 pages 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 will
be updated by the end of November.

 

SEVEN SPRINGS RESERVATIONS:  Remember that Reservations at Seven Springs for
Condos/Townhouses, Chalets, and Cabins can be booked now.  Hotel
Reservations for stays of 5 nights or more will open on January 14, 2019.
For more information, visit the lodging page on the BPA website at
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbclodging_7S.html . 

 

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:

 

PEI WINS FOR THE PEOPLE:  Pei wins the 2018 For the People PBeM tournament
but not the one you all assumed.  A new champion is crowned, with Nick Pei
climbing to the top for the first time. A total of 42 participants entered,
each playing two games at a time for a total of four games. After that, the
top eight players engaged in single elimination. When the dust settled, only
2 elites remained standing.  The championship features a Top 5 Player in
Nick Pei against Robert Champer, a newcomer who has only been playing for a
few years and now climbed all the way to the top.  The remaining laurelists,
in order, were David Sherwood, Joshua Lowe, Michael Day and Mike Turian.
For more details, visit http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-ftp.html .

 

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 .

 

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 STARTS IN JANUARY:  A Terra Mystica tournament, run
by Ryan Feathers, will begin in early January.  Sign-ups with the GM by
January 1st.  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.

 

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 .

 

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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