|BPA November 2020 Newsletter||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|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. . 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 ================================= 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.
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