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Mullet, a Cabbie with a penchant for the
occasional “manly” game, rode his dominance
of Renaissance to the title
of Casear in 2006 by topping all eligible players
166 Laurels in the
2006 season. In all, Jeff banked 95 laurels
trading game—5 for a sixth in the email tournament,
a whopping 60 for
winning the Enlightenment mini-con tournament
another 30 for winning
the event at WBC. Finishing second was another
Cornett to be
precise, a mere 22 laurels behind, with 134—all
earned at WBC. Mullet
thus owes his overall BPA title to his well-travelled
presence at Euro
Quest, Enlightenment and the Block Party mini-cons
campaigns which augmented his laurel totals.
Cornett’s near miss
was made more bearable by handily winning
Award for most
laurels earned at WBC. Rounding out the top
2006 were Chris Byrd, Don Greenwood, Thomas
Ewan McNay in
DECEMBER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: Prospective
BPA members are
urged to renew
memberships for 2007 NOW through the end
of the year
both to save money
with our lowest rates and to vote for the
Trial events and the winner of our annual
Sportsmanship Award. Vote to
retain your favorite events or introduce
Give some deserving
player a free room at WBC 2007 by electing
of the Year. Your vote must be postmarked
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The Membership Application is
posted with the
2007 Ballot for
Trial events and Sportsmanship nominees. The
form needs to be
printed out and mailed with the appropriate
fee rather than
submitted on line. Note that while we again
line on prices in
2007, we no longer offer a Family membership
discount. Download a Word form version of the Membership Application.
2007 PRE-CONS: For those contemplating this
please note that due to space restrictions,
be no Saturday
Pre-Cons in 2007, although we do anticipate
a range of
similar to those of 2006 starting on Sunday
afternoon/evening. The good
news is that those who enjoy historical miniature
can get a double
dose of gaming this summer in one trip by
HMGS’s Historicon miniatures
convention which precedes us at Lancaster Host and
ends as we begin.
Two solid weeks of gaming! Never before has
opportunity and the planets may not align
in this lifetime.
Don’t miss the 2007 season. Stay tuned for
details on this
exciting Double Dip opportunity.
GM RESERVATIONS: All GMs are
reminded that their event "reservations” for
the WBC events they ran in 2006 expire on
Jan. 1. To retain GM status of your event, you must submit a new Event Form
Membership by the end of the year. Otherwise,
events will be
listed as OPEN on the Orphan’s
attempt to attract a
IV: A hearty “well done!” to Scott
Buckwalter and JP Roberts
and their many GCOM helpers for hosting Euro
on Nov. 9–12 in Timonium,
was a great success by any
standard with 200 gamers on hand, its
largest attendance to date.
Congratulations also to Arthur Field who
his reign as the
Euro top dog by winning the Harald Siegelman
the fourth year
running. Check out the winners.
D-DAY IX: Don
champion of the Breakout Normandy tournament
Euro Quest IV on Nov 10th-12th in Timonium,
the event for the
third time. Others receiving laurels were
Longest, Henry Jones,
Nick Anner, Chris Byrd and Andrew Cummins,
all of whom
finished in a
seven-way tie for second with 3-2 records.
attendance pledges to continue in 2007.
2006 PATRONS: The BPA’s list of 2006
inaccuracies to us no later than March 31
listing in the 2007 Yearbook.
MONTY’S GAMBLE: A second Single Elimination
tournament is scheduled to
start on Jan. 15 hosted by Tod Whitehust.
out the details at http://filebox.vt.edu/users/todw/mgm/pbem07/mgmgpbem.html.
Contact Tod Whitehurst at firstname.lastname@example.org to
(please include ’mgm’
in the subject of the email) to join the
BITTER WOODS: Cranking up for the 62nd anniversary
the battle, the
BPA Bitter Woods PBeM tournament will commence
Dec. 16 using
13 week rounds. The default scenario will
scenario, but players may agree to play the
Tournament or the
Patton’s Relief of Bastogne scenario instead.
details at http://members.aol.com/bobmryan/2006_pbem_Event.htm.
WAR AT SEA: The 2004 PBeM Tournament finished
summer with Andy
Gardner of Virginia topping Robert Drozd
in the 7th and
Final round. 44 Players participated with nearly half
of them starting
with a 5300 or higher AREA rating. The format was five
Swiss Rounds that
advanced the top six to the Single Elimination
Phase. The other
laurelists were Rob Day, Mark Gutfreund,
and Mike Kaye who
finished third through sixth, respectvely.
results of the
tournament can be found at http://www.geocities.com/kjlshewfelt/2004_was_bpa.html.
Anyone interested in running an email
tournament is invited to inquire. 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.abovethefields.com/top_pbem.
All BPA PBeM tournaments require current
BPA membership when the event
starts. All multi-day paid attendees to WBC
are current BPA members for
the balance of that calendar year. Associate
Calendar year memberships
enabling play in all PBeM events starting
in that year cost only $10.
You need not keep your membership current
in order to finish a PBeM
event. Players may join the BPA throughout
the year. Members are
reminded they can upgrade their current memberships
at any time by
remitting the additional funds. See http://www.boardgamers.org/bpaterms.htm for
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