|BPA November 2019 Newsletter||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|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 ================================= 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 . ================================= Visit the BPA website at http://www.boardgamers.org If you are not already receiving our monthly newsletters, please subscribe by visiting http://lists.boardgamers.org/mailman/listinfo/bpamail to confirm your address. Subscribing is free, takes only a moment and ensures your privacy. We are unable to add you to our mailing list otherwise. ================================= 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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