|BPA Newsletter - December Holiday||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)|
|Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2018 10:16:28 -0800 (PST)|
December 2018 Holiday Newsletter On behalf of the BPA, I would like to wish each of you a happy holiday season. 2019 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE STARTS STRONG: The BPA annual membership drive began December 2, 2019 and there are 242 members so far. A list of the current members can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc19/prereg.html. >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 . A reminder that the membership process is not complete until both the membership application and the funds are received. ORPHANS LIST UPDATED WITH GM SUBMISSIONS: With the membership drive starting, GM's have begun submitting event forms for WBC 2019. The complete listing of those events can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_pelorphans.html . 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 . 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/ . HANNIBAL TO START IN FEBRUARY: The third Hannibal PBeM tournament will be run by Tim Tow and will start on February 1, 2019. Sign up by January 28, 2019 to participate. Guidelines and format are here: <https://hrctourney.wordpress.com/hrc2019/> https://hrctourney.wordpress.com/hrc2019/. To sign up, post a message with your ACTS (Automatic Card Tracking System) ID here: <https://hrctourney.wordpress.com/hrc2019/> https://hrctourney.wordpress.com/hrc2019/. This tournament will use the Phalanx rules, which will are equivalent to the 2nd edition rules. Optional cards may be used upon mutual agreement. Special thanks to Phalanx, who will be providing gift certificates to the top 3 finishers. 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: 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. 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 . BPA PBeM 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. See the requirements to host a BPA email tournament at http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem.html on the BPA website at http://www.boardgamers.org . 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 . 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