March 2018 Newsletter
THE REIGN OF PEI HAS ENDED: 2017 Sportsman of the Year Michael Dauer earned his second award of the year becoming the 2017 Caesar award winner also. Mike leveraged his abilities in CDG games Here I Stand, The Napoleonic Wars, and POG at both WBC and PBeM to win one of the closest races in history, defeating Richard Meyer by 4 laurels. Richard earned all of his laurels at WBC and claimed the 2017 Consul award for best WBC performance. The rest of the top 6 Caesar finishers were Nick Henning, Bert Schoose, James Pei for an eleventh straight top 25 appearance, and Ricky Boyes. For more details on Michael and Rich’s performance as well as the Top 25 Caesar and Top 10 Consul finishers, please visit http://www.boardgamers.org/history_caesar_2017.html
MEMBERSHIP RATE INCREASE: The BPA annual membership drive continues but prices will increase on April 1, 2018. If you still want to get the lower rates, you must complete and submit the online application at http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/MemberForm.shtml and submit payment via Paypal or check. To receive the price before it increases, the form and the payment must be submitted before April 1 (Paypal payment sent or check postmarked before April 1, 2018). A list of the membership as of March 28, 2018 can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc18/prereg.html . Only those members who have completed the membership form and submitted payment are on the list. If you have any questions on the list, please contact the Ken at email@example.com .
NEED A FEW GM’s FOR 2018: Thanks to everyone who submitted forms by March 15. All Century, Legacy, and Trial events have GMs as of March 15. We still have a few vendor sponsored events that could use a volunteer to GM their tournaments. The games are Broadhorns (RGG), Conflict of Heroes (Academy), Epoch (RGG), Quartermaster General (Griggling), Spearpoint 1943 (CEW), and Transatlantic (RGG). If you are interested and willing to GM one of these for our vendors, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Crystal is still looking for some GM’s for the juniors room also. If you are interested in GMing an event for our juniors program, please contact Crystal at email@example.com .The Orphans page has been updated as of March 27 at http://boardgamers.org/wbc18/orphans.html .
SEVEN SPRINGS RESERVATIONS: Hotel Reservations now available for stays of 3 nights or more. Remember that Reservations at Seven Springs for Condos/Townhouses, Chalets, and Cabins can also be booked at this time. For more information, visit the lodging page on the BPA website at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbclodging_7S.html
EVENT REPORTS: The event reports for WBC 2017 have been completed and can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbook17/ . Thirteen percent of the associated laurel pages for each event are now complete. The rest of the laurel pages are in progress. Further updates will be provided on the home page and in future newsletters.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTING OPEN: Seven Members appear on the ballot for election to a three year term on the BPA Board of Directors. The slate features three incumbents and four 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 1, 2018 and winners will be announced at the BPA Annual Meeting on Tuesday July 24 at 3pm in the Grand Ballroom at Seven Springs. Coting is easy with an online ballot which can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/BoardBallot.shtml .
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
MENZEL WINS WATERLOO TOURNAMENT: Ed Menzel defeated last year’s champion, Marty Musella. Ed took the PAA with a bid of 6 and Marty’s French took heavy losses on the 7am turn of the second day at which point Marty conceded. There were 18 entrants in the tournament and the top six finishers in order were Ed Menzel, Marty Musella, Joe Beard, Bert Schoose, Richard Beyma and Gary Dickson. Further tournament details are available at http://watgame.com/.
BPA MARCH MADNESS PBeM UPDATE: As the real NCAA tournament gets ready for the Final Four, our March Madness tournament is in the last game of the Sweet Sixteen. Only one game remains unfinished in the third round, as Jeff Finkeldey and Terry Coleman are battling for the final spot in the Sweet Sixteen. In Bracket A, 11th seeded Sean McCulloch, Cincinnati 2004, and 13th seeded Marvin Birnbaum, Kansas 2008, are already in the Elite Eight. In Bracket B, top seeded Bob Hamel, Maryland 2002, and 25th seeded Max Jamelli, Kansas 2010 are in the Elite Eight. For the bracket for this year, see http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/mm-brack-2018.htm
PRO GOLF PBeM TO BEGIN APRIL 1: The ninth BPA Pro Golf PBeM tournament will start on April 1, 2018. For more information visit http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/pro_golf_pbem.html . To sign up, contact GM Bruce Monnin at firstname.lastname@example.org .
ANNOUNCING ADEL VERPFLICHTET START: All exhibitors, thieves, detectives, and auctioneers are invited to show their art at castles and palaces around Europe in 2018 starting April Fools' Day. Sign up by March 31, 2018 to demonstrate your talent at collecting, bluffing, heists, and security whether you call it Hoity Toity, Noblesse Oblige, By Hook or By Crook, or Adel Verpflichtet! Get all the details on the tournament at:
SIGN-UPS FOR NEXT WATERLOO PBeM OPEN: The Waterloo 2018-19 email tournament will start on June 1, 2018. Contact GM Ed Menzel at email@example.com to sign up. It will be single elimination with auction bidding for sides. Rules and rule clarifications will be the same as the last two tournaments with one exception. The Wissel brigade’s arrival will be delayed until the 18-0700 turn in accordance with the change for this year’s WBC. Round lengths will be 10 weeks. All players must be current members of the BPA. Details including past history are available on the tournament web site - http://watgame.com/.
For more information on all the BPA PBeM tournaments, visit http://www.boardgamers.org/pbem.html
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.
All multi-day paid attendees to WBC are current BPA members for the balance of that calendar year.
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_guidelines.html
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