October 2017 BPEM Update Last updated 11/8/2017.
PATHS OF GLORY ENTERS ROUND FOUR: Paths of Glory 2016 has crossed the one-year mark; though their ranks are thinned, their competitive spirits and gaming energies are not flagging. The fourth round officially started on Oct. 27 with 26 matches. The completion target for Round 4 is Feb. 28. No extensions are anticipated, plan for (and use) the upcoming holiday season wisely! 51 players and an eliminator with Maurizio G serving double duty this round. There are 12 people in the A-pool, some familiar names, some not, and 39 players in the B-pool. For 19 or 20 of these folks, this will be their last round. For more information, visit the tournament website at http://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-bpa-tourney-page .
MARCH MADNESS ACCEPTING SIGN-UPS UNTIL NOV. 30: The sixteenth annual BPA March Madness PBeM tournament will start with the draft on Friday, Dec. 1. All players receive two teams, so are guaranteed at least two games in the event. The format is single elimination until a champion is crowned, usually in late spring. If you have played March Madness before but are worried about using ACTS to play the game through email, Harry Flawd and Mark Yoshikawa are standing by ready to show you how easily it can be done. Visit http://www.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/mms_home_page.html.
ANNOUNCING 9th BITTERWOODS PBEM TOURNAMENT: The next Bitterwoods PBeM tournament will begin on Dec. 16, 2017. The tournament will be single elimination. The length of each round will be 13 weeks. The GM will be Bruno Sinigaglio. If you have any questions or wish to sign up, email Bruno at brunofjs@hotmail.com. For more information on the tournament, visit the tournament website at http://www.bitterwoods.net/bpa-pbem-2017

All PBeM fun is free to current BPA members. (All multi-day paid attendees to WBC are current BPA members for the balance of that calendar year.) 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 offer their services as GM of such an event. BPA does not run tournaments. Rather, we are an organization of gamers lending support to one another. No one cares as much about your hobby as you do. Get involved. See the guidelines for hosting a BPA email tournament.