BPA October 2019 Newsletter
From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:15:47 -0700 (PDT)
October 2019 Newsletter

 

WBC 2020 CENTURY EVENTS REVEALED: Based on attendance and player hours at
WBC 2019, the Century group has been identified for the 2020 WBC.  The top
100 events along with 11 Legacy events will make up the Century group. For a
complete list of the Century group, visit
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_pelorphans.html .

 

CALL FOR NEW EVENTS FOR 2020: November is the time to submit an event form
<http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/SubmitEvent.php>  to get a new event into
WBC 2020. In order to have your event appear on the annual membership form
it must be submitted by a committed GM between November 1st and November
25th. This is the only way to get a new event onto the ballot for WBC 2020
Trial voting. Please complete the form carefully and completely since it
will be used to determine event location in 2020 if successfully voted in.
Event forms for the Century group may be submitted once the membership drive
starts in early December.  Voting for trials will end on January 31, 2020.

 

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FOR 2020 WILL OPEN IN EARLY DECEMBER: The BPA annual
membership drive will open in the first week of December 2019.  Online
membership will remain open until June 15, 2020.  Price increases will occur
on January 31st, March 31st, and June 15th, 2020.  To be eligible to vote
for the 25 Trial events, you must join by January 31st, 2020.  To receive a
price before it increases, you must submit the online membership application
which will be available on the BPA website and send payment by the date
listed (Paypal payment sent or check postmarked by the 3 dates listed).

 

WBC HONORS: The coming months will unveil our annual awards for
Sportsmanship and GM of the Year but we can't do them justice without your
input. Take a moment to tell us why someone you encountered should be
considered for the Sportsmanship or GM of the Year Award by emailing us at
conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org
<mailto:conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org>  by November 25, 2019.

 

WBC EVENT REPORTS AND EVENT HISTORY & LAURELS PAGES IN PROGRESS: The Event
Reports and Event History & Laurels pages for the 2019 events are being
loaded.  The pages for the numbers, A's - D's, and recently completed email
tournaments are posted and can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbook19/index.html.  The page shows the date
each game was updated so you can see the new events as they are added.  All
pages should be updated by mid-November.

 

PBeM NEWS:

 

TOURNAMENTS STARTING:

 

AGRICOLA TO START ON DECEMBER 1:  Randy Buehler will once again be GMing a
PBeM tournament of Agricola starting in December.  More information is
available on the tournament website at
<https://www.meepleleague.com/bpa-agricola-pbem-tournament-2019/>
https://www.meepleleague.com/bpa-agricola-pbem-tournament-2019/ .

 

DIPLOMACY 202 TOURNAMNET TO BEGIN JANUARY 7:  Start your year out with some
backstabbing fun! Diplomacy 2020 begins on January 7th, and signups are
underway. As in prior years, games will be played on playdiplomacy.com
<http://playdiplomacy.com> . Scoring will be done with the C-Diplo system,
and all games will be adjudicated at the end of Winter 1910. Each player
will participate in three games, and their top two results will count
towards tournament scoring.  Full details are at
https://diplomacywwi.weebly.com/. Please email the GM at
kevinyouells [at] gmail.com <mailto:kevinyouells [at] gmail.com>  prior to 
December
31st to secure your spot.

 

EGIZIA TOURNAMENT TO START IN NOVEMBER:  Rob Flowers will be GMing PBeM
tournament of Egizia starting in November.  Egizia has been a tournament at
WBC since 2011, now is your chance to join an online tournament of this
ancient Egyptian worker placement game.   The tournament will be played on
the Yucata online game portal and all entrants will play 4 simultaneous
games for a chance to advance to further rounds.  Visit
<https://epworthian.wordpress.com/egizia/tournament-format/>
https://epworthian.wordpress.com/egizia/tournament-format/ to view the
tournament format, and email Rob Flowers at  <mailto:epworthian1 [at] gmail.com>
epworthian1 [at] gmail.com by November 3 to sign up.

 

FOR THE PEOPLE 2020 WILL START ON JANUARY 10:  Michael day will once again
be running another For the People tournament starting the first of the year.
Start your year out reliving the Civil War.  The tournament starts on
January 10th and signups are underway.  Please email Michael at
Eggmode3 [at] gmail.com <mailto:Eggmode3 [at] gmail.com>  prior to January 1st 
to
secure your spot.  More details can be found at

https://forthepeople3.weebly.com/2020-2021-ftp.html .

 

MARCH MADNESS TOURNAMENT TO START DECEMBER 1: The 18th annual BPA March
Madness tournament will begin on December 1 under GM Sean McCulloch.  Teams
for this year's tournament will have ratings of 90 to 100.  For more details
visit  <http://go.owu.edu/~stmccull/mms/mms_home_page.html>
http://go.owu.edu/~stmccull/mms/mms_home_page.html .

 

ONGOING TOURNAMENTS:

 

FOR THE PEOPLE IN SEMINFINALS:  Fifty-six entrants played 92 games in the 4
Swiss rounds.  The 8 advancing to the quarterfinals were Tolga Corapuci,
Michael Day, David Sherwood, Jean-Louis Dirion, Robert Champer, Stephane
Chevallier, Mike Turian and Thomas Georgeos.  Michael Day defeated Louis
Dirion in the first semifinal and awaits the winner of Robert Champer and
Mike Turian.

 

GREAT CAMPAIGNS OF THE AMEERICAN CIVIL WAR ENTERS SINGLE ELIMINATION STAGE:
Out of 37 total entrants, 16 players have advanced to the single-elimination
portion of the tournament. Earning the top three seeds were the only
undefeated players in the three qualifying rounds: Ken Lee, Bruno
Passacantando (the defending champion), and Al Owen. More details on the
tournament can be found at http://gcacwpbem.blogspot.com
<http://gcacwpbem.blogspot.com/>  .

 

PATHS OF GLORY 2016 CONTINUES IN ROUND 9:  Nick Anner and eliminator Paul
Hubbard continue to duke it out, they're on turn 12 with heavy action,
likely to be decisive, on the Western Front.  Tom Gregorio awaits a
potential rematch with Nick for the Round 10 finals.  More details on the
tournament can be found at
http://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-bpa-tourney-page/ .

 

PATHS OF GLORY 2019 ROUND 2 ENDING:  Final participant count is 132 with
several round 2 latecomers added.  Round 2 bidding ranged from three CP bids
of 1 to three AP bids of 2.  The average bid was 0.72 for the AP. 44 of the
61 bids were 1VP for the AP (Giving the CP 1 VP at game end).  Round 2 ends
October 31, 2019.  More details on the tournament can be found at
https://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-2019-bpa-tourney/ .

 

WASHINGTON'S WAR ROUND 3 IS COMPLETE:  six players remain undefeated after 3
rounds of play.  Round 3 saw 9 British wins and 11 American victories.  This
brings 3 round totals to 33 British wins and 34 American victories.  More
details can be found at https://washingtonswartournament.wordpress.com.

 

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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 .

 

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