|BPA August 2001 Newsletter||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: conventiondirector (conventiondirectorboardgamers.org)|
|Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 07:00:32 -0700 (PDT)|
August 2021 Newsletter BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTING RESULTS: We would like to thank all 4 candidates for their interest in BPA Board of Directors. Incumbents Rebecca Roppolo and Andy Lewis are joined by Peter Stein as your newly elected Board of Directors for the 2022 to 2024 term. For more information on the election results, please visit http://www.boardgamers.org/about_electionresults.html . As Don Greenwood's tenure on the Board comes to an end, we all owe Don our thanks for starting up the BPA, keeping the WBC going for 20+ years, and providing leadership throughout his twenty-three years on the Board. WBC 2022 EVENTS: The Board has determined that all Century and Legacy events scheduled for WBC 2020 and 2021 will be carried over to WBC 2022. This includes the 100th Century event of Splendor. Since most event submissions occurred in late 2019 or early 2020, GM's will be asked to resubmit a new version of the event submission form in the September/October 2021 timeframe. A new form will be created to take into account any changes to the tiebreaker rules that is currently being discussed by the board as well as updating the form for the Seven Springs layout. An announcement will be made in a future newsletter when the tiebreaker decision is made and when the form will be available. With the cancellation of WBC 2020 and 2021, the Board has decided to hold a trial ballot for 30 events. Due to the absence of a ballot since December 2019, the decision has been made to increase the trial event number from 25 to 30 for WBC 2022 only since there have been many new games published since the last trial ballot. Event forms for the trial ballot will be accepted from the date the new event submission form is available through October 15, 2021. Voting will be open from November 1, 2021, to November 30, 2021. The results of the Trial Ballot will be announced in December 2021. 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 SPECIAL RATE OFFER: Seven Springs will honor the WBC 2021 lodging rates for personal visits this summer. 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 hotel availability. PBeM NEWS: Completed Tournaments: WILDES WINS FIRST 7 WONDERS DUEL PBEM TOURNAMENT: The tournament featured 44 players completing a total of 88 games over 8 rounds. The event was played using a double elimination format with rounds continuing until only one player remained with fewer than two losses. Chris Wildes went undefeated over eight rounds to win the first 7 Wonders Duel PBeM tournament. The remaining laurelists, in order, were Derek Landel, Robb Effinger, Rob Flowers, Jon Senn, Goran Kero. For more details visit http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-7wd.html . LANDEL GOES UNDEFEATED IN HANNIBAL ROME VS CARTHAGE TOURNAMENT: In a field of 48 players, Derek Landel went undefeated to win the tournament. In the final game, Hannibal made his way to Southern Italy but then proceeded to lose a few battles leaving him vulnerable with very few troops. He was finished off in Rhegium by Nero on turn 3. Carthage soldiered on until turn 9 when with the Province count 10-8 in Rome's favor conceded. The remaining laurelists, in order, were Scott Burns, Chris Trimmer, Henry Rice, Dan Sirbu, and Michael Mitchell. Details can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-hrc.html . GUTERMUTH WINS PRO GOLF TOURNAMENT: 47 players signed up to contest the twelfth annual BPA Pro Golf PBeM tournament. All players first competed on the Augusta National course. The top 32 players who finished one over par and better survived the cut and moved on to contest the Muirfield Village course. The top 17 (those one under par and better) then advanced to contest the Pebble Beach course. The best cumulative score of the three rounds won the title. Ken rode a 6 under on the front nine at Pebble Beach to take the lead and then held on with 2 over on the back nine. The remaining laurelists, in order, were Bruce Monnin, Max Jamelli, Laurie Wojtaszczyk, Dennis Nicholson, and Nicole Reiff. For more details, visit <http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-pgf.html> http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-pgf.html . DENT WINS 1ST RUSSIAN RAILROAD PBEM TOURNAMENT: Keith Dent was the last man standing from a field of 32 players to capture the first BPA Russian Railroads PBeM Tournament defeating defending Caesar and Praetor Allan Jiang. The rest of the laurelists, in order were Michael Swinson, Dominic Blais, Sam Wolff, and Rob Kircher. For more details, visit http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-rrr.html . KYROLLOS WINS TWILIGHT STRUGGLE TOURNAMENT: Owen Kyrollos followed up on his WBC 2019 victory to claim the 2021 PBeM victory with an 11-1 record during the tournament. 78 players completed 237 games over the course of 1 year, 2 months and 11 days in this triple elimination event. Details can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-tws.html . SIRBU WINS WILDERNESS WAR TOURNAMENT: Congratulations to newcomer Dan Sirbu, who bested a field of 38 players, among them most of the top-rated players. The unseeded and unrated Sirbu compiled a 6-1 record, 4 of those victories against seeded players. He defeated eighth seeded Bruce Monnin, Dave Rubin and seventh seeded Ron Fedin in the first three Swiss rounds but lost to fourth seeded James "The Master" Pei in Round 4. He advanced to the elimination rounds on tiebreakers, however, and then defeated Michael Mandelberg in Round 5 and top seeded Keith Wixson in the Semifinals. In the Championship game he avenged is earlier loss to James Pei. For the tournament report, please visit http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem/pbem-wnw.html . Tournaments Starting: CAN'T STOP TO JOIN THE PBEM TOURNAMENT LIST: Chris Wildes will be the GM for the first Can't Stop tournament to begin in late September. Registration Deadline is September 15. To register, please email Chris at chriswildes [at] gmail.com <mailto:chriswildes [at] gmail.com> . More details can be found at https://bgtournament.wordpress.com/cant-stop/ . DIPLOMACY 2021 REGISTRATION BEGINS: Get ready to stab your friends and enemies alike! With some substantial changes, the 2021 Diplomacy PBeM tournament is now open for signups. Players will be entered into two concurrent games, with the top seven overall advancing into the final. The tournament will utilize <http://www.playdiplomacy.com> www.playdiplomacy.com . To sign up, email GM Kevin Youells at <mailto:kevinyouells [at] gmail.com> kevinyouells [at] gmail.com prior to August 28th. Play is scheduled to begin on September 1st. Full details are available at <https://bpadiplomacy.weebly.com/> https://bpadiplomacy.weebly.com/ . GREAT CAMPAIGNS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR TO START IN OCTOBER: Mark Booth will GM the next Great Campaigns of the American Civil War Tournament. The tournament will start on October 1. To sign email GCACW.GM [at] gmail.com <mailto:GCACW.GM [at] gmail.com> by September 22. For more details, please visit the tournament website at https://gcacwgm.wixsite.com/gcacw-pbem . RUSSIAN RAILROADS 2021 PBEM SET TO START IN DECEMBER: With the 2020 tournament concluded, GM Jay Spencer is set to start the next tournament. Players may register, please email Jay at jay.spencer [at] ymail.com <mailto:jay.spencer [at] ymail.com> . Deadline for Registration is November 30. Additional details can be found at https://russianrailroadstournament.wordpress.com/updates-during-tournament/ . TWILIGHT STRUGGLE TOURNAMENT SET TO RESTART IN OCTOBER: With the current tournament set to end on September 1, GM Ron Jacobsen is set to start the next tournament on October 1. Sign up by September 30th , 20201 by sending an email to the GM at <mailto:twilightstrugglegm [at] gmail.com> twilightstrugglegm [at] gmail.com. Entries must include your real name (necessary for eligibility verification by BPA), your PlayDek handle and the email address at which the GM and your opponents can contact you. Further details can be found at <https://twstourney.wordpress.com/2020-tournament-format-and-play/> https://twstourney.wordpress.com/2020-tournament-format-and-play/ . UNDERWATER CITIES PBEM SIGNUPS END NEXT WEEK: GM Jay Spencer will be beginning an Underwater Cities PBeM tournament utilizing the Yucata program. Registration deadline is August 29. To register, please email Jay at <mailto:jay.spencer [at] ymail.com> jay.spencer [at] ymail.com. Additional details can be found at <https://russianrailroadstournament.wordpress.com/blog/underwater-cities/> https://russianrailroadstournament.wordpress.com/blog/underwater-cities/ . VOYAGES OF MARCO POLO TOURNAMENT TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER: GM Chris Wildes will be starting another tournament of Voyages. Registration will be open until October 1. Please email Chris at chriswildes [at] gmail.com <mailto:chriswildes [at] gmail.com> to register. Additional details about the tournament can be found at https://bgtournament.wordpress.com/voyages-of-marco-polo/ . WASHINGTON'S WAR PBEM SCHEDULED TO START IN OCTOBER: GM Bill Peeck will be starting the next Washington's War tournament on October. Sign-ups are due by September 30. Contact Bill at wpeeck [at] rochester.rr.com <mailto:wpeeck [at] rochester.rr.com> to sign up. The games will be played via ACTs system. Players may swap files via Vassal or Cyberboard if they wish but the record of action has to be recorded on ACTS. Rules and tournament structure will be similar to the 2019 PBeM tournament. Additional details can be found at https://washingtonswartournament.wordpress.com <https://washingtonswartournament.wordpress.com/> Ongoing Tournaments: BATTLES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ENTERS SEMIFINALS: The Battles of the American Revolution tournament has entered the semifinal round. Continuing with the siege theme for the playoffs, this round will see players facing off on the battlefield of Oriskany. The pairings are George Young vs. Rob McCracken and Mark Miklos vs. Todd Carter. Follow the action by visiting the tournament website at https://rfdoane98.wixsite.com/boar2020 . EMPIRE OF THE SUN FINAL UNDERWAY: The Final match started in late May and our two finalists are Jay Meyers as the Allies and Greg Waldeck as the Japanese. The game is proceeding nicely and they are currently in Turn 9 (May-Aug 1944). I expect this final match will be decided by the end of summer/early fall and we will have our top 6 players for this tournament! FOR THE PEOPLE ENTERS QUARTERFINALS: The final 8 have entered the quarterfinals, 4 Americans and 4 Europeans. Games are scheduled to be completed by September 18. The bracket can be found at https://ftp-tournament.wixsite.com/forthepeople/bracket . LAS VEGAS FINISHES FIRST ROUND: The first round saw 21 different winners. It took a win and a second to advance, which leaves out six single winners, including our esteemed Convention Director, his wife, and your GM Jay Spencer (we each had a win and 2 or 3 thirds). Fortunately, my Assistant GM, Adam Hurd, squeaked into the semifinal with a win and a second, so the GM team will be represented. MR. MADISON'S WAR STARTING PLAYOFF ROUNDS: After Round 4, the six players with the best records have advanced to the elimination round. The top two players, Erin Weir and Ron Fedin will get a bye into the semifinals. Gilbert Collins will face Pat Duffy and Dave Stiffler will face Chris Trimmer to see who joins them in the semifinals. 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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