|BPA March 2020 Newsletter||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ken Gutermuth (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)|
|Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2020 10:40:43 -0800 (PST)|
March 2020 Newsletter FINAL LIST OF EVENT GM'S: Thanks to everyone who stepped up to fill all but one (Splendor) of the open GM slots as the deadline approached. The final list of GMs can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_pelorphans.html . MEMBERSHIP RATES INCREASE ON APRIL 1: The BPA annual membership drive continues but prices will increase on April 1, 2020. If you still want to get the lower rates, you must complete and submit the online application at http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/MemberForm.shtml and submit payment via Paypal or check. To receive the price before it increases, the form and the payment must be submitted before April 1 (Paypal payment sent or check postmarked before April 1, 2019). A list of the current members as of March 5, 2020 can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_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> . Online membership will remain open until June 15, 2020. Price increases will occur on April 1st, and June 15th, 2020. To receive a price before it increases, you must submit the online membership application which is available on the BPA website and send payment by the date listed (Paypal payment sent or check postmarked by the dates listed). 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 OPEN: Five Members appear on the ballot for election to a three year term on the BPA Board of Directors. The slate features two incumbents and three challengers. The list of candidates and their statement can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/about_election2017.html . The voting for the Board of Directors candidates is now opened. 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, 2020 and winners will be announced at the BPA Annual Meeting on Tuesday July 28, 2020 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 . SEVEN SPRINGS RESERVATIONS: Hotel Reservations opened on January 15 for stays of 5 nights or more. 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: Completed Tournaments: Tournaments Starting: ADVANCED CIVILIZATION 2020 TOURNAMENT STARTING IN MARCH: GM Nathan Barhorst is now accepting sign-ups for the 2020 Advanced Civilization PBeM tournament. If you would like to pre-register for the 2020 tournament, please do so at http://bpa-civ.rol-play.com/ PRO GOLF 2020 TO BEGIN IN APRIL: Pro Golf will commence its eleventh annual BPA PBeM rendition in April 2020. The tournament will once again play Augusta during April, the month of the Masters. Round two in May will play feature Muirfield Village, as the Memorial is played then. Finally, the third round in June shall play Pebble Beach in honor of the U.S. Open. The Pro Golf webpage can be found at <http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/pro_golf_pbem.html> http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/pro_golf_pbem.html If you want to play this year, you need to email BM Bruce Monnin ( <mailto:bdmonnin [at] nktelco.net> bdmonnin [at] nktelco.net) to sign up. Ongoing Tournaments: PATHS OF GLORY 2016 FINAL CONTINUES: Tom Gregorio and Nick Anner continue to duel it out. They are on Turn 17 and fully expect this game to go down to the bitter end. PATHS OF GLORY 2019: There is a little less than a month left in this round with 30 of 45 matches being complete. Of the 15 open matches, six of them are not on track to complete unless they pick up the pace. TWILIGHT STRUGGLE GETTING READY FOR ROUND 9: The final game of round 9 is concluding and round 10 is about to begin. It looks like the tournament will conclude with Round 11. The GM is planning on starting another Twilight Struggle PBeM tournament at the conclusion of this tournament. Watch for more details in future newsletters. WASHINGTON'S WAR QUARTERFINALS ARE UNDERWAY: The quarterfinals are under way, with two quarterfinal games finished as of now. Derek Landel's British defeated William Bentley's Americans in Game 1, James Pei's British defeated Bill Peeck's Americans in Game 3, Game 2 and 4 are still under way. The round deadline in April 17th. In the Preliminary rounds 48 players played 86 games, resulting in 38 British and 48 American Wins, 55.8% for the Americans. There were 6 games where Washington was captured, and 2 of those were still American victories, so it pays for the Americans to keep trying even if Washington is gone. It is hard to win after Washington's loss, but not impossible. In the "I could have been a contender category", I had to pair Mike Lucey vs Robert Frisby in round 4. Robert was the unlucky guy at the head of the one win two loss bracket, vs Mike in the 2-1 bracket. This was due to the uneven # of players in each bracket. The dice "qualified" Robert to play Mike. If Mike won he would have been in the top 8, but Robert stuck it out and played well and won the match. BPA PBeM Remember: ... 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/ . 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