BPA March 2020 Newsletter
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





Completed Tournaments:


Tournaments Starting:


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


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.


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

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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