BPA June 2019 Newsletter
From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 13:16:06 -0700 (PDT)
June 2019 Newsletter


EDELSTON NAMED GM OF THE YEAR: Sam Edelston prevailed in a very close vote
taking top GM honors with Greg Crowe finishing a close second. Sam, our 2018
GM of the Year, ran Memoir '44 and also continued to run 5 multiplayer demos
of Memoir '44 after the tournament was completed.  For additional
information, please visit  <http://www.boardgamers.org/history_topgm.html>
http://www.boardgamers.org/history_topgm.html .  The remaining top six
finishers for 2018, in order, were, Greg Crowe, Keith Wixson, Steve Cuccaro,
Marc Houde, and Jim Burnett.


ONLY 10 DAYS 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 .


SCHEDULING TOOLS: The WBC Schedule is now listed on the website.  Scheduling
Aids currently available includes Preview Pages, Spreadsheet Schedule,
Calendar, Power' Custom Scheduler, and WBC iOS App.  The WBC Android App
will be available shortly. Check the Schedule page for all of these updated
scheduling tools at  <http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc19/schedule.html>


28th TEAM TOURNAMENT NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES:  The team tournament is now
officially open for submission for the 2019 tournament.  Remember: All team
members must be pre-registered.  Full details about the team tournament can
be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_teams.html .  The deadline for
submissions or team tournament changes is July 1st.  Shortly after July 1st,
an announcement will open up the WBC Bracket Busting Contest with a chance
to win a free membership for 2020.


OPEN GAMING AND LIBRARY: Details on Open Gaming in the Exhibit Hall and the
current listing of the games in the BPA Game Library have been updated.  New
this year, the game library will be available starting at noon on the First
Saturday, six hours earlier than last year.  Details on Open Gaming and the
Library can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_opengaming.html .  A listing of
the contents of the game library can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_gamelibrary.html .  There is a link on the
library page that allows you to download the game library excel spreadsheet.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION CONCLUDED:  The 2019 Board of Directors election
has concluded.  Attend the BPA annual meeting on Tuesday July 23 in the
Grand Ballroom to see your newly elected Board members. 


AUCTION AND AUCTION STORE ARE FULL: The Auction and Auction Store have
reached their maximum capacity and are no longer accepting submission.  As
soon as the auction staff has completed their review of the auction
submission, a listing of the auction items will be posted on the website. 


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






BORER WINS 2019 AGRICOLA:  45 gamers signed up to play the first-ever BPA
PBEM tournament for Agricola, and the field was stacked: Nineteen of the
competitors had already won laurels in this game in its 11-year history,
including 7 of the 10 different players who have ever claimed 1st place
laurels. However, when the dust settled it was a newcomer who claimed the
crown. Terry Borer had cut his teeth primarily in online games of Agricola
at boiteajeux.net (including but by no means limited to Meeple Leagues), but
he was able to parlay that knowledge and experience into a victory over all
the tabletop titans who had assembled.


The remaining laurelists, in order, were Allan Jiang, Riley Kimminau, Randy
Buehler, John Corrado, and David Kristensen.


The complete event report can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-agr.html .


GM MONNIN WINS 2019 MARCH MADNESS: ACTS must like Bruce as he became a four
time PBeM champion in March Madness.  44 players participated in this year's
sixteenth rendition of the BPA March Madness PBeM tournament.  We have had
thirteen different champions in this event, but GM Bruce Monnin bucked that
trend by triumphing for the fourth time, his first championship since 2012. 


The remaining laurelists, in order, were Ron Emch, Derek Landel, Doug
Galullo, Allan Jiang, and Paul Risner.


The complete event report can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-mms.html . 


installment of the Victory in the Pacific tournament is open.  John Pack
will once again be the GM.  Tournament format can be found at


Adel Verpflichtet/Hoity Toity preliminary round, the current status of all
completed games is posted at

Allan Jiang, with 19 points, is the only one to have a guaranteed semi-final
spot so far -- and Allan still has a game to go!  All players but one have
finished at least one game.  Two players, Sean McCulloch and Michael
McKibbin, earn the Speedy Gonzalez Award for finishing all of their games
quickly!  Sean is on the cusp of the semi-final with 16 points and 8 spaces.


PRO GOLF PBeM TOURNAMENT UPDATE:  The players have finished Round 2 at
Muirfield Village with 18 players making the cut at -1.  Bob Hamel and Grant
Ladue were atop the leader board after 2 rounds.  The golfers are at Pebble
Beach for the last round.  For more information visit
http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/pro_golf_pbem.html . 



BPA PBeM REMINDER: ... all of the above PBeM fun is free to current BPA

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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