|Boardgame Players Association
Terms and Conditions of Membership 2016
Sept. 3, 2015
|Terms and Conditions of Membership in the Boardgame Players
Association (BPA or the “Company”) for the year 2016. Membership in the BPA secures voting rights. Also,
different levels of membership provide the specified number of votes. Membership is required for participation in Play By e-Mail (PBeM)
tournaments. Certain levels of membership provide admission to the World Boardgaming Championships and a
listing in the annual BPA Yearbook. Multi-day General Admission to WBC grants General Membership in the BPA.
Those who attend via Guest Pass are not BPA members. Membership is not refundable.
The Cost and Benefits of each membership level are set forth in the following chart:
*Yearbooks documenting the previous year are available separately for $10 while supplies last. WBC souvenir t-shirt included in membership are sizes S, M, L, or XL. Larger sizes are available for $5 additional. WBC souvenir t-shirts and hats are available separately for $15 (2XL and 3XL t-shirts cost $20) until 6/22/16. Tribune members will receive a $20 Seven Springs Gift Card.
Explanation of Some Chart Columns
Add Event – Members who purchase a membership level that allows them to add an event may designate a Sponsored Trial to be added to WBC. Such an event will only be run provided a Game Master volunteers to run it by the established deadline.
PROGRAM: Members attending WBC will receive a small printed program upon arrival dealing solely with the current schedule. This program will not be mailed in advance. For advance information on the WBC schedule and events, members are urged to consult online scheduling tools located on the BPA Website.
YEARBOOK: The full color WBC Yearbook dealing solely with the 2015 WBC and BPA calendar year events will be distributed at WBC only to Tribune or higher level members of record as of June 22, 2016, for Tribune level members. Anyone else desiring a Yearbook may purchase it separately for $10 while supplies last. NOTE: Yearbooks may or may not be mailed in advance to those living in the United States at the sole discretion of the BPA. Those not yet enrolled at the time of the mailing will not receive a Yearbook by mail. If not mailed, they may be picked up at WBC registration while supplies last, so those joining late in the process may not receive a Yearbook. The BPA reserves the right to cancel publication of the Yearbook at any time.
Tribune and Sponsor members paid by June 22, 2016 will receive a free WBC 2016 souvenir t-shirt or hat provided they indicate same on their membership form. Sizes larger than XL require a $5 surcharge.
If you do not wish to become a BPA member, you can still participate in the World Boardgaming Championships as a Guest. A Guest Pass may be purchased for $20 prior to July 22 by citing the day requested. A Guest Pass is available at the door for $30 and is valid for that day only. A Guest Pass entitles the bearer to participate in events and open gaming during the designated day, but it does not entitle the bearer to any other membership benefits. Guest passes may be granted, withdrawn, or withheld at the discretion of the convention director.
These terms and conditions may be changed by the Board of Directors at any time, provided that the Company shall honor the benefits of any membership which were in effect at the time such membership was issued. Members are accepted at the discretion of the Board of Directors pursuant to the by-laws of the Company. Members who join between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31 may participate in the selection of Trial Events for WBC. Members who join between Dec. 1 and July 15 may participate in the election of the BPA Board of Directors for that year. All members who join between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31 are entitled to participate in BPA PBeM tournaments begun in the year of their membership for the duration of that tournament. A printed copy of the BPA bylaws are available upon request from the Secretary of the Corporation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BPA Membership or a WBC Guest Pass is required for participation in WBC events, play in open gaming areas, or use of any playing surface (table). Spectators are admitted for free. Children ages 12 or younger may participate for free in special Juniors events in the specified Juniors Room only, provided they are accompanied by a BPA member. BPA Membership is required for participation in BPA-sponsored PBeM tournaments.
Memberships are valid from the time of purchase through Dec. 31, 2016. Unless otherwise stated, convention admissions are not transferable to other members, nor deferable to future years. BPA membership is non-refundable. Anyone who attends WBC without purchasing admission (e.g., via purchasing a Guest Pass, attending as a Junior, or using a tranferable admission) does not gain any of the rights of membership in the BPA.
The Applicant acknowledges and understands that the BPA is a South Carolina nonprofit corporation with its principal office at 935 South Main St., Suite 203, Greenville, South Carolina. Do NOT mail payments to the Greenville address. All payments should be sent to 1541 Redfield Road, Bel Air, MD 21015. In applying for membership in the Association, the Member agrees that Greenville, South Carolina, shall be the exclusive jurisdiction for any litigation between the Member and the BPA.
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