|December 2018 BPA Newsletter||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)|
|Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2018 08:54:44 -0800 (PST)|
December 2018 Newsletter MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FOR 2019 IS NOW OPEN: The BPA annual membership drive has begun. From now until January 31, 2019, get the lowest membership rates of the year. Complete the membership application found at http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/MemberForm.shtml to take advantage of these rates. To be eligible to vote for the 25 Trial events to be held at WBC 2019 as well as the Sportsman of the Year, you must join by January 31st, 2019. Online membership will remain open until June 15, 2019. Price increases will occur on February 1st, and April 1st, and June 15th, 2019. To receive a price before it increases, you must submit the online membership application which is available on the BPA website and send payment by the date listed (Paypal payment sent or check postmarked by the 3 dates listed). For details on the different levels of membership, visit the BPA Membership Terms and Conditions Page at http://www.boardgamers.org/about_terms.html . WBC 2018 SPORTSMANSHIP NOMINEES: The ten nominees, along with a description of their effort that earned them the nomination can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc18/sportsmannominees18.html . Join the BPA between now and January 31st and vote for which nominee you feel is most deserving of this year's honor. WBC 2019 TRIAL EVENT BALLOT REVEALED: 25 Trial events will become part of WBC 2019. The selection of the 25 is determined by those individuals that become members by January 31st. Join the BPA now to cast your vote for up to ten events that are listed on the ballot. A total of 66 events are on this year's trial vote ballot. The complete listing of those events can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_pelorphans.html . WBC EVENT REPORTS, EVENT HISTORY & LAURELS, AND WINNERS PAGES COMPLETED: Remember WBC 2018 through our Event Reports, Event History & Laurels, and Winners pages. All of the 2018 events are posted and can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbook18/ . 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: 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 . 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 . PATHS OF GLORY TO START NEXT TOURNAMENT IN FEBRUARY 2019: The next edition of the BPA PBeM Paths of Glory tournament will start in February 2019. Tom Gregorio will once again be the GM. The format will once again be double elimination. Details on the tournament can be found at https://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-2019-bpa-tourney/ . 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. ================================= 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. 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