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|From: conventiondirector (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)|
|Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 09:36:57 -0800 (PST)|
January 2021 Newsletter THREE NEW TRIAL EVENTS ADDED TO WBC 2021 LINE-UP: There were only three games submitted for the WBC 2021 trial ballot, so the Board decided to forego the voting and to just add all three events. The new events are Chakra, Isle of Cats, and The Shores of Tripoli. 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 to determine 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. There are 2 current orphans on the list, 7 Wonders Duel and St. Petersburg. The deadline for submitting event forms for the orphan games is February 28, 2021. 2021 PREREGISTRATION LIST UPDATED: The Preregistration Page for BPA 2021 Memberships has been updated. Visit http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_prereg.html for the latest list of members. SEVEN SPRINGS RESERVATIONS OPEN MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2021: Reservations for WBC 2021 open on January 18, 2021 at 9AM for stays of 5 nights or more. Similar to prior years, reservations will start for stays of five nights or more. Four nights of more become available February 16, 3 nights or more March 15, two nights or more April 15, and 1 night or more May 13. The rate for WBC 2021 will remain at $139 per night plus applicable taxes. King Jr. Suites will remain at $149 per night plus applicable taxes, and Cottages and Chalets at regular published Seven Springs Rates. Please use reservation Code 8BM5V9 when booking your reservations or mention WBC 2021. Seven Springs will be offering the Condo, Cottage, and Chalet special once again this year where a stay of 7 consecutive nights will get the last two nights for free. For more details on the hotel and how to make your reservations, visit our lodging page at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbclodging_7S.html . LAUREL LEVELS FOR BPA PBEM TOURNAMENTS: With the addition of the Praetor Award in 2020 for the player that earns the most laurels in PBeM Tournaments in a calendar year, the Board has decided that the maximum laurel level of a PBeM tournament will be the laurel level achieved by that title at the last completed WBC event of the same title. PBeM NEWS: Completed Tournaments: APPLEBAUM WINS VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC TOURNAMENT: Top Seed Alan Applebaum defeated Greg Smith to capture wood in the 2019-2021 tournament. The remaining laurelists were Wayne Bonnett, Mike Kaye, Bob Hamel, and David Sherwood. Further details can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-vip.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. Ongoing Tournaments: ADVANCED CIVILIZATION 2020 ENTERS FINAL: All finalists have one at least one of their 2 heat games, and 2 finalists were able to pull off wins from both games! As a reminder, if there are more than 8 players that have won a game, then they are ranked as a percentage of their second (usually non-winning) game. There were 10 individuals that met the requirement with the top 8 advancing to the final. TWILIGHT STRUGGLE ENTERS ROUND 6: After the fifth round of this triple-elimination tournament, 176 games have been completed. 11 more players were eliminated, and one withdrew cutting the field down to 39. The USSR had the upper hand again winning 14 of 25 games. The overall balance of results is 94-81. Three players remain undefeated. Allan Jiang notched his 13th straight win in BPA tournament play and faces reigning WBC champion Owen Kyrollos in Round 6. Meanwhile 2-time WBC champion Tony Russo goes up against last year's PBEM 7th place finisher David Stengle (chosen randomly from the pool of 1-loss players). Follow the tournament at https://twstourney.wordpress.com/ . VOYAGES OF MARCO POLO ENTER FINAL ROUND: After fifteen semifinal games, 7 players have advanced to the final round of the Voyages of Marco Polo tournament. Allan Jiang led the way with 3 wins again while three other players earned 2 wins each: Peter Ran, Connie Vogelmann, and Dominic Blais. The remaining finalists are Robb Effinger, Michael Swinson, and David Vestal. 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/ . 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