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|From: conventiondirector (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)|
|Date: Sun, 2 May 2021 14:35:56 -0700 (PDT)|
WBC 2021 STATUS: The Board is continuing to monitor CDC Guidelines, Pennsylvania Covid restrictions, Vaccine status, and Seven Springs capacity restrictions as we still prepare for WBC 2021. The Board is in the final discussion concerning the WBC go/no go decision and a special newsletter will be sent as soon as a decision is made. BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTING OPEN: Four Members appear on the ballot for election to a three-year term on the BPA Board of Directors. The slate features two incumbents and two 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 30, 2021 and winners will be announced at the BPA Annual Meeting on Tuesday July 27, 2021 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 WBC 2021 CURRENT EVENT LISTING: There are currently 3 orphan events, Battle Cry, Saint Petersburg, and Titan the Arena. For a listing of the Century Group and Trial events included in WBC 2021, please visit http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_pelorphans.html. 2021 PREREGISTRATION LIST UPDATED: The Preregistration Page for BPA 2021 Memberships has been updated. For the latest list of members, visit http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_preparation_prereg.html. SEVEN SPRINGS RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2 OR MORE NIGHT STAYS: Reservations for stays of 2 nights or more are now available at Seven Springs for WBC 2021. Reservations for 1 night or more are available on 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 . PBeM NEWS: Completed Tournaments: WOLFF WINS 1ST CASTLES OF BURGUNDY PBEM TOURNAMENT: The two top 2019 WBC winners change places! Ray Wollf captures the first Castles of Burgundy PBeM tournament with defending WBC champion finishing second. The remaining laurelists, in order, were Dominic Blais, Michael Swinson, Steve LeWinter, and Robb Effinger. Full details can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-cob.html BEARD WINS WATERLOO PBEM TOURNAMENT: Joe Beard wins the 2020 Waterloo email tournament. Eighteen players entered the tournament with a total of seventeen games played. The top six finishers were in order: Joe Beard, Richard Beyma, Kevin Brown, Marty Musella, Bert Schoose, and Gary Dickson. See the details of the tournament at http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-wat.html . Tournaments Starting: BREAKOUT NORMANDY TOURNAMENT TO START IN MAY: Mark Gutfreund will be starting the next PBeM Tournament for Breakout: Normandy, #13 in the series in May. It will feature single elimination rounds of 4 months length. For further information, contact Mark Gutfreund at <mailto:gutfreund15 [at] yahoo.com> gutfreund15 [at] yahoo.com or visit the website home page at <https://sites.google.com/site/breakoutnormandytournament> https://sites.google.com/site/breakoutnormandytournament for more information. SAINT PETERSBURG 2021 PBEM TOPURNAMENT TO BEGIN IN JUNE: Registration is now open for the 2021 BPA PBeM Saint Petersburg tournament. Please email GM Chris Wildes at <mailto:chriswildes [at] gmail.com> chriswildes [at] gmail.com to register. Registration will close on June 15. For more details on the tournament, visit <https://bgtournament.wordpress.com/saint-petersburg/> https://bgtournament.wordpress.com/saint-petersburg/ . 1ST SEKIGAHARA PBEM TOURNAMENT TO START IN JUNE: Dennis Mishler will be GMing the first BPA PBeM tournament for Sekigahara starting June 1, 2021. For additional information on the tournament and to sign up, please visit the tournament website at https://sites.google.com/view/sekigahara/home. WATERLOO 2021 PBEM TO BEGIN IN MAY: GM Ed Menzel will be starting the next Waterloo PBeM tournament in May. It will be single elimination with auction bidding for sides. Round lengths will be 10 weeks with the same rules as at WBC. Contact GM Ed Menzel (edmenzel [at] roadrunner.com <mailto:edmenzel [at] roadrunner.com> ) to sign up. Details including past history are available on the tournament web site at http://watgame.com/ . Ongoing Tournaments: MARCH MADNESS DOWN TO 4 PLAYERS: In bracket A, the last elite 8 game between Jared Smith and David Schneider is scheduled to end on May 7. The winner will face Kirk Harris in the Final Four. In bracket B, in a battle of UCLA teams in the Final Four, Harry Flawd's 1973 team defeated Dennis Nicholson's 1970 team to advance to the Title game. Bracket details can be found at http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/mm-brack-2021.htm . PATHS OF GLORY IN ROUND 7: Thirteen players remain in round 7 with Jukka Hintikka and Scott Burns as the two remaining undefeated players. The other players remaining with 1 loss are Ted Torgerson, Tom Drueding, Michael Dauer, Andy Allison, Pierre Jaraudias, Bill Pettus, Tom Gregorio, Johannes Nordstrom, Paul Hubbard, Richard Beyma, and Alex Gregorio. Stay up to date on this event at the BPA VIII PBEM website at https://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-2019-bpa-tourney/ . 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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