BPA January 2019 Newsletter
From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:04:53 -0800 (PST)
January 2019 Newsletter

 

JIANG CAPTURES CAESAR AND CONSUL AWARDS: After finishing 11th in the Caesar
running in his first year at WBC in 2017, Allan Jiang reached the summit in
his 2018 sophomore year, capturing both the Caesar and Consul Awards.  Allan
received laurels in 8 events at WBC and 3 PBeM events.

 

The remaining top 6 finishers behind Allan were Haakon Monsen, Nick Henning,
James Pei, Trella Bromley, and Chris Trimmer.

 

For more details on Allan's accomplishments as well as the top 25 Caesar and
Top 10 Consul for 2018, please visit
http://www.boardgamers.org/history_caesar_2018.html .

 

MEMBERSHIP RATES INCREASE FEBRUARY 1: The BPA annual membership drive
continues but prices will increase on February 1, 2019.  If you still want
to get the lowest rates, you must complete and submit the online application
at http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/MemberForm.shtml and submit payment via
Paypal or check.  To receive the price before it increases, the form and the
payment must be submitted before February 1 (Paypal payment sent or check
postmarked before February 1, 2019).   

 

There are 50 people who have not completed either a form or sent in payment
as of January 25.  A list of the current members can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc19/prereg.html in order to check your
membership.

 

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.

 

 

TRIAL EVENT & SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD VOTING ENDS JANUARY 31: The voting for the
2018 Sportsman of the Year and the 2019 Trial Events ends with the
membership price increase on February 1.  This is the last chance to
influence events to be held at WBC 2019.  Sportsmanship nominees can be
found at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc18/sportsmannominees18.html and the
trial listing can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_pelorphans.html.

 

CALL FOR GM's FOR 2019: Now is the time to submit an event form
<http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/SubmitEvent.php>  for the WBC 2019 events.
Please complete the form carefully and completely since it will be used to
determine event location for WBC 2019.  Reminder that you must be a BPA
member for 2019 to GM an event.  The Orphans page has been updated as of
January 25 at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_pelorphans.html.

 

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

 

EURO EVENT COORDINATION:  Eric Freeman has agreed to coordinate the 2019
Euro events again in an attempt to minimize scheduling conflicts.  If you
are a Euro event GM and would like to be a part of this, please contact Eric
at freemaneric [at] comcast.net <mailto:freemaneric [at] comcast.net>  .

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS: All BPA members are hereby notified of their
right to nominate members for the three Board seats whose terms expire at
the next WBC. To appear on the ballot, a member must be nominated in writing
by at least three members; one of which must be the nominee. Nominations
must be signed and received at BPA, 7766 Valley View Court, Hickory, NC
28602 no later than February 28, 2019 to be eligible for election in that
year. NOTE: Email nominations are NOT acceptable, nor can a member nominate
more than one member for the Board. When contemplating nominations, members
should consider that the BPA conducts most of its business by email and
needs Board members who are able and willing to offer their time and skills
to the organization in a timely manner. Besides forwarding a signed
nomination, each nominee must submit a statement not to exceed 100 words
summarizing what they can contribute in service to the Board of Directors of
the BPA by February 28, 2019. The nomination form is on line at
http://www.boardgamers.org/bpanom.htm

 

 

PBeM NEWS:

 

MONSEN WINS 2018 ADEL VERPLICHTET: The final was a close, hotly contested
match settled by a tie on the final space -- with another player, with the
largest set, just one space behind the two front-runners.  Congratulations
to Haakon Monsen for prevailing!  The remaining laurelists, in order were
Allan Jiang, John Pack, Tom DeMarco, Lexi Shea, and Chris Trimmer.  Further
details can be found at:  <http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-adv.html>
http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-adv.html .

 

VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC:  The semi-finals are split, between sides and
between high and low seeds.  Tim Tow's IJN defeats Alan Applebaum's USN when
an all-out Pearl Harbor defense on Turn Two goes south.  After first round
attrition, the lone Hosho guards the invasion and sinks two BB setting up
massive USN surface losses in three night rounds to end the match.  In the
other game, Dennis Nicholson's USN, for which he bid 2.5 using the Menzel
options, prevails over Wayne Bonnett's Cinderella IJN by a half-POC after
all eight turns.  See all the action at
https://www.gameaholics.com/vitp_bpa/vitp_bpa_single_elim_17.htm!

 

 

BRASS TOURNAMENT SCHEDULED FOR MARCH START:  The first BPA Brass PBeM
tournament will start in March.  Allan Jiang will be the GM for the
tournament.  Format and sign-up instructions can be found at https://
<https://www.meepleleague.com/bpa-brass-tournament-2019>
www.meepleleague.com
<https://www.meepleleague.com/bpa-brass-tournament-2019>
/bpa-brass-tournament-2019
<https://www.meepleleague.com/bpa-brass-tournament-2019>  .

 

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.

 

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.  For more information and to sign up for the tournament, visit
https://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-2019-bpa-tourney/ .

 

TERRA MYSTICA TOURNAMENT STARTS IN FEBRUARY:  A Terra Mystica tournament,
run by Ryan Feathers, will begin in early February.  Sign-ups with the GM by
February 1st.  Visit the tournament webpage at
https://www.meepleleague.com/bpa-terra-mystica-pbem-tournament/ to view
tournament rules and format.

 

 

 

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 

 

          . Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2381468400/

 

          . Consimworld: http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX/?14@@.1dd15816

 

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