BPA November 2019 Newsletter
From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 04:18:57 -0800 (PST)
November 2019 Newsletter

 

WATERLOO GRANTED LEGACY STATUS: The Century Group is now set for 2020 with
Waterloo being added as a Legacy Event. The top 100 events along with 12
Legacy events make up the Century group for WBC 2020. For a complete list of
the Century group, visit
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_pelorphans.html .

 

DEADLINE FOR NEW EVENTS FOR 2020 ENDS NOVEMBER 25: The deadline for
submitting an event form <http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/SubmitEvent.php>
to get a new event into WBC 2020 is 7 days away. In order to have your event
appear on the annual membership form it must be submitted by a committed GM
before 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 on December 3rd.  Voting for trials will
end on January 31, 2020.

 

SUBMISSIONS FOR WBC HONORS ENDS NOVEMBER 25: 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. If you would like to nominate someone for the
Sportsmanship or GM of the Year Award, email the BPA at
conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org
<mailto:conventiondirector [at] boardgamers.org>  telling us why someone you
encountered should be considered.  There are only 7 days left to submit
nominations, the deadline is November 25, 2019.

 

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FOR 2020 WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 3RD: The BPA annual
membership drive will open on December 3, 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 EVENT REPORTS AND EVENT HISTORY & LAURELS PAGES IN PROGRESS: The Event
Reports and Event History & Laurels pages for the 2019 events are being
loaded.  Seventy Seven pages, the numbers, A's - K'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.  

 

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 15, 2020.
For more information, visit the lodging page on the BPA website at
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbclodging_7S.html . 

 

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.

 

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 .

 

WILDERNESS WAR TOURNAMENT TO START JANUARY 6: Keith Wixson will once again
GM a Wilderness War PBeM tournament.  To sign up, please email Keith at
<mailto:keithwixson [at] paulhastings.com> keithwixson [at] paulhastings.com .  
The
website for the tournament can be found at
<https://wildernesswar2016.weebly.com/>
https://wildernesswar2016.weebly.com/ . 

 

ONGOING TOURNAMENTS:

 

EMPIRE OF THE SUN IN ROUND 3:  The Empire of the Sun tournament has nearly
completed its first full year and it is projected to take up the next one
before it finishes. We're into Round 3 now with 24 players still in
competition from a starting 35. The matches are getting exciting as veteran
players are squaring off against veterans all pushing for the top brackets.
For all the details, including standings, check out:
https://sites.google.com/view/eots-pbem/home

 

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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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