BPA November 2020 Newsletter
From: conventiondirector (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2020 16:12:44 -0800 (PST)
November 2020 Newsletter

 

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR WBC 2021 NEW TRIAL EVENTS:  

Two New Trial events will be added to WBC 2021 based on a limited Membership
voting.  Submissions are being accepted from December 7, 2020 through
December 28, 2020 for inclusion in the January Trial ballot.  Remember, the
only games that can be included on this ballot are games that have never
appeared on a Trial ballot in the past.  The event form can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/SubmitEvent.php .

 

BPA Members will be able to vote for 2 games on the ballot between January
1, 2021 and January 31, 2021.

 

For a listing of the Century Group and Trial events included in WBC 2021,
please visit http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_pelorphans.html.
The Convention Director will be confirming with each GM during December if
they still plan to run their event in 2021.  If any events become orphans
due to the GM listed not being able to run the event in 2021, the list will
be updated to show the event as an orphan.

 

TENTH SEAT ARCHIVES RETURNS:  The Tenth Seat Archives has returned to
provide insight into BPA board of directors' decisions and answers to
Frequently Asked Questions.  Board terms cover the period from WBC to WBC.
Therefore, the new page, which can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/about_newsletters.html , covers the 2019-2020
meetings which ran from WBC 2019 through August 2020.

 

SEVEN SPRINGS SPECIAL RATE OFFER:  Seven Springs will honor the WBC 2020
lodging rates for personal visits during 2020, including the condo special
of pay for five nights and get two free nights (seven consecutive night
stay).  BPA Members can call the Seven Springs reservations team directly at
866-437-1300 and ask for the WBC rates.  Rooms and reservations are subject
to availability.

 

PBeM NEWS:

 

Completed Tournaments:

 

JIANG WINS HIS FIRST AGRICOLA TITLE:  Reigning Caesar won all four of his
final round games to earn his first title in Agricola.  The remaining
laurelists were Keith Dent, DJ Borton, Jon Senn, Sam Wolff, and Ray Wolff.
Further details can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-agr.html 

 

LORAM WINS THROUGH THE AGES TOURNAMENT:  Galen Loram, a relative newcomer to
Through the Ages tournaments, finishes first among 45 participants in this
year's tournament.  Defending champion and reigning Caesar Allan Jiang
finished second.  The rest of the laurelists, in order, were Ricky Boyes,
Jason Leggett, Michael Thiessen, and Andrew Norgren.  Further details can be
found at http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-age.html. 

 

LOCKWOOD WINS WAR AT SEA TOURNAMENT:  Jonathan Lockwood won a closely fought
battle over Jim Kramer to win his third PBeM War at Sea title.  Remaining
laurelists include Karl Bodenheimer, Tim Tow, Greg Hultgren, and Dennis
Nicholson. Further details can be found at
http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-was.html .

 

Tournaments Starting:

 

7 WONDERS DUEL TOURNAMENT TO BEGIN IN MARCH:  Chris Wildes will be GMing a 7
Wonders Duel PBeM tournament beginning in March.  To register for the
tournament, please contact Chris at chriswildes [at] gmail.com
<mailto:chriswildes [at] gmail.com>  by March 1.  More details on the tournament
can be found at https://bgtournament.wordpress.com/7wonders-duel/.

 

ADVANCED CIVILIZATION 2021 TO START IN FEBRUARY:  Nathan Barhorst will once
again be GMing the annual Advanced Civilization PBeM tournament.  The
deadline for signing-up for the tournament is January 31 with the tournament
starting in early February.  To sign up, please visit
http://bpa-civ.rol-play.com/ .

 

EGIZIA 2021 BEGINS IN JANUARY:  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/ to view the
tournament format, and email Rob Flowers at epworthian1 [at] gmail.com
<https://mail.tigertech.net/src/compose.php?send_to=epworthian1 [at] gmail.com>
by January 15 to sign up.

 

FOR THE PEOPLE 2021 TO START IN DECEMBER:  Start your new year out with
reliving the Civil War. New GM Stephane Chevallier will host the 2021 FTP
BPA Tournament beginning on December 19th and signups are underway. Please
take your seat by going on the web site and filling the form and reading
about the new tournament format at
https://ftp-tournament.wixsite.com/forthepeople .

 

GETTYSBURG TOURNAMENT TO BEGIN IN JANUARY: Vince Meconi will be GMing the
5th BPA PBeM tournament for Gettysburg.  He plans to start the tournament in
early January.  To sign up for the tournament, please email Vince at
vmeconi [at] verizon.net <mailto:vmeconi [at] verizon.net> .  More details on 
the
tournament can be found at http://gbg88game.com/default.html .

THURN & TAXIS 2020 PBEM TOURNAMENT STILL ACCEPTING SIGN-UPS:  GM Jay Spencer
is still accepting sign-ups for Thurn & Taxis through December 31.  To
register for the tournament, send an email to
<mailto:jay.spencer [at] ymail.com> jay.spencer [at] ymail.com with your Yucata 
user
name.  For more information, go to the tournament website
at.https://www.meepleleague.com/bpa-thurn-taxis-pbem-2020-tournament/ which
includes a list of players currently registered for the tournament .

Ongoing Tournaments:

 

EMPIRE OF THE SUN IN ROUND 6:  Round 6 is moving to conclusion with Jay
Meyers and Frank Riepenhausen the only zero-loss players remaining in the
tournament.  With only 5 players left, the tournament is expected to end in
the Summer of 2021.

 

NAVEGADOR ENTERS FINAL ROUND:  Navegador PBEM proceeds to the final round
with seven players remaining to compete for laurels.   Allan Jiang led the
second-round standings with three wins and a second-place finish.   Robert
Woodson and Ray Wolff had two wins each.   They are joined by DJ Borton,
Mike Kaltman, Ian Vanderhorst, and Anthony Lainesse.

 

PATHS OF GLORY ENTERS ROUND 6:  As the fall ends, so does Round 5 of the
2019 BPA POG tournament.  By dint of some vigorous card playing, things
wrapped up early, thank you to all participants!  We started with 133 and,
halfway through the tournament, we are now down to 22 weary veterans.
Highlights of Round 5 include:  19 matches of which the CP won 12 games,
Bids ranged from -2 for the AP (which the AP won!) to +1 for the CP (with
the CP winning 9 of 10 matches with this bid.), AND Somewhat surprisingly,
only one match went the full 20 turns.  Numerous matches featured early AP
and CP resignations.

 

RUSSIAN RAILROADS NEARING COMPLETION OF ROUND 1:  The last of the 32
first-round games has entered its next-to-last turn. We are on track to
start the semifinal round sometime around mid-December."

 

TWILIGHT STRUGGLE ENTERS ROUND 5:  After the first four rounds of this
triple-elimination tournament, 150 games have been completed and the field
has been culled from 78 players down to 51.  The USSR has bested the US by a
margin of 80-70 (two games of which ended in a tie, which counts as a US win
for tournament purposes).  The average bid has been 1.97 IP given to the US.

Among the 5 remaining undefeated players are last tournament's 3rd place
Laurelist, Tony Russo, and Champion, reigning Consul and Caesar, Allan
Jiang.  Allan is on a 12-game winning streak going back to round 3 of last
year.  Also doing well is last year's runner-up, Aran Warszawski, who has
one loss (to Allan) in the face of a blistering line-up of strong players
that have been dealt to him by random assignments.

Follow the tournament at https://twstourney.wordpress.com/ . 

 

 

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.


 

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.

 

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