BPA Newsletter
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

 

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