BPA May Newsletter
From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)
Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 07:49:55 -0700 (PDT)
May 2019 Newsletter

 

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE POSTED: The preliminary schedule for WBC 2019 has been
posted at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc19/schedule.html.  Preview pages are
being updated with the schedule and 2019 information and will be available
shortly.  As you plan your schedule, please remember that the BPA does not
provide copies of the games for use at the tournaments.  All tournaments
require participants, for both adult and junior events, to bring a copy of
the game to be guaranteed a spot.

 

The listing of all tournaments to be run at WBC 2019 can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_pelorphans.html.

 

JUNIORS EVENTS: There are still four slots open in the junior schedule: TH9,
FR9, FR18, and SA14.  If you would like to volunteer to GM an event at one
of these times, please contact the Juniors Coordinator at
juniors [at] boardgamers.org <mailto:juniors [at] boardgamers.org> . 

 

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SCHEDULED POSTED: Shuttle times for 2019 will remain the
same as last year.  The website has been updated for the 2019 dates.  For a
full list of shuttle times and how to book them, please visit
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_gettingthere.html 

 

ONLY 4 WEEKS LEFT TO PRE-REGISTRATION:  Pre-registration for WBC 2019 will
close on June 15.  In order to pre-register by then, both the membership
application, found at http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/MemberForm.shtml ,
and payment must be submitted by that date.  For payment to be submitted,
checks must be postmarked by June 15 and paypal payments must be received by
June 15.  A list of members who are currently registered can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc19/prereg.html .  Only those members who have
completed the membership form and submitted payment are on the list.  If you
have any questions on the list, please contact the convention director at
conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org
<mailto:conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org>  .

 

After June 15, Registration will only be accepted onsite at WBC.

 

For details on the different levels of membership, visit the BPA Membership
Terms and Conditions Page at http://www.boardgamers.org/about_terms.html .

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTING CLOSES JUNE 1: Six Members appear on the ballot
for election to a three year term on the BPA Board of Directors.  The slate
features two incumbents and four challengers.  The list of candidates and
their statement can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/about_election2017.html .  Members are encouraged
to vote on who you believe would be the best candidates on your BPA Board of
Directors.  Voting will end on June 1, 2019 and winners will be announced at
the BPA Annual Meeting on Tuesday July 23, 2019 at 3pm in the Grand Ballroom
at Seven Springs.  Voting is easy with an online ballot which can be found
at http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/BoardBallot.shtml . 

 

AUCTION AND AUCTION STORE NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS: Submissions are now
being accepted for the 2019 WBC Auction and Auction Store.  Remember that
space is limited so both will fill up quickly, especially the Auction.  A
reminder that the minimum number of lots for the auction and auction store
is 10.  Details on the Auction can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_auction.html and the Auction Store at
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_auctionstore.html .  Please make sure you
submit your lots using the current forms which can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_auction_overview.html as the forms have
changed slightly over the years. 

 

 

SEVEN SPRINGS RESERVATIONS:  Hotel Reservations now available for single
night stays.    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 

 

 

 

PBeM NEWS:

 

PRAST WINS 2019 DIPLOMACY:  Congratulations to Richard Prast for outscoring
a field of 28 to win the 2019 Diplomacy tournament. 

 

This year's event used the C-Diplo scoring system which splits a total of
100 points among all the participants in the game. Each person played three
concurrent games, and dropped their lowest score. With solos as Germany and
Russia, Richard achieved a perfect score of 200. However, Jeff Hayman also
scored a perfect 200 points with Turkish and Italian solos. Therefore, we
were forced to use the third game as a tiebreaker, where Richard's 17 point
France topped Jeff's 3 point France and gained him the championship. 

 

Powered by a German solo, third place went to Jesus Zamora with 105. 2018
champion Doug Ilioff used an English solo to score 102 for fourth. Fifth
went to John Stevens at 101 based on a solo with England. Two-time champion
Chris Lee rounded out our top six with a score of 75.

 

Top nations were France, Turkey, Russia, Germany, England, Italy, and
Austria.

 

Full tournament results can be found at
https://diplomacywwi.weebly.com/2019.html. Keep an eye out for the 2020
announcement near the end of this year.

 

NICHOLSON WINS 2019 VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC: Thirty-one becomes two.  Tim Tow
took the Japanese for 1.5 POC and took six aircraft carriers to Pearl Harbor
to catch Dennis Nicholson by surprise -- using the West Coast Escape version
of the Menzel options.  By the end of Turn 6, the IJN score had dwindled to
9, and the emperor order capitulation.  Two became one, and Dennis Nicholson
was crowned champion of the fleets!  Over-all, the IJN prevailed in 10
matches while the USN dominated by winning 18 games.  The power to shift the
balance of the Menzel and Open Turn Two options is evident in the first
tournament to be dominated by the USN in over two decades.  Unadjusted games
saw bidding up to 8 POC; while these two adjustments saw balanced bidding
for both sides (with Tim's 1.5 being the highest for the IJN).  Laurelists,
in order of finish, Dennis Nicholson, Tim Tow, Wayne Bonnett,  Alan
Applebaum, Vince Meconi, and Bryan Eshleman.

 

VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC 2019 STARTS IN SEPTEMBER:  Sign-ups for the next
installment of the Victory in the Pacific tournament is open.  John Pack
will once again be the GM.  Tournament format can be found at
http://www.gameaholics.com/vitp_format/vitp_bpa_format.htm.

 

PATHS OF GLORY 2016 TOURNAMENT UPDATE:  The tournament has about a month
left to finish Round 8 of the event that started in 2016.  One of three
matches has completed with Tom Gregorio moving on to Round 9.  Keep up to
date on the 2016 Tournament Page which can be found at
http://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-bpa-tourney-page/ . 

 

PATHS OF GLORY 2019 TOURNAMENT UPDATE:  Thirty seven of the sixty four
matches are complete with 18 CP wins and 19 AP wins.  The bids went from -1
to 2.  One game went to Turn 20 and the average length of completed games
was Turn 11.  There is 5 weeks left in Round 1.  Keep up to date on the 2019
Tournament Page at
https://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-2019-bpa-tourney/.

 

PRO GOLF PBeM TOURNAMENT UPDATE:  The players have finished Round 1 at
Augusta National with 31 players making the cut at +1.  Bob Hamel and Mike
Lembke both shot a first round score of 66 to take the lead after round one.
The golfers are currently on Muirfield Village for round 2.  For more
information visit  <http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/pro_golf_pbem.html>
http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/pro_golf_pbem.html . 

 

 

BPA PBeM REMINDER: ... 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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