D-DAY VIII

BREAKOUT NORMANDY WEEKEND
November 18th - 20th, 2005
Days Hotel, Timonium, MD

The designer/developer will once again be hosting a dedicated gaming weekend for fans of Breakout Normandy at the Days Hotel in Timonium, MD on November 18th - 20th as a wargaming alternative adjunct to Euro Quest III. Like the first seven events, this one will be dedicated solely to the play of that game in five Swiss rounds using a format similar to that used at WBC. You may play in as many rounds as you like, but since there will be no other wargames to lure you away, it is hoped most will compete in all five, win or lose. First round begins Friday at 6 PM with late arrivals paired as they arrive thereafter. Alternately, those unable to arrive Friday evening may substitute a game played prior to that weekend either live or by email for the first round provided both players are pre-registered and will attend. Second round begins at 9 AM Saturday and the final at 8 AM Sunday. Play will be restricted to the first 32 pre-registrants.

This year we will continue using the banked supply bidding system introduced in 1999. Instead of bidding VPs for sides, all games will be played to 9.6 VC. Players desiring the same side will instead auction bid the number of extra supplies they will grant the Allied player at start for the privilige of playing the Germans. The player bidding the highest gets the Germans; his opponent starts the game with that many supplies banked in reserve which can be used ONLY to buy extra impulses. A player wanting to play the Allies can bid negative supply if necessary. If players desire opposite sides, they will play their preference with no bid.

As all players are expected to play in all five rounds, strength of schedule (number of opponent's wins) will be used as a tie breaker followed by AREA ratings if necessary.

Admission is $30 for BPA members who pre-register by November 1st. At-the door price will be $40. WBC plaques will be provided for first through sixth place. Send your check to BPA, 1541 Redfield Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015. The event will run concurrently with Euroquest but will be housed in a separate room. Those arriving early or having spare time between rounds may avail themselves of the Euro competitions at no extra charge.


Past D-Day Champs

 1998

Don Greenwood, MD

1999

Alan Applebaum, MA

2000

Bryan Eshleman, NC

2001, 2004

Andrew Cummins, UK 

2002

Marvin Birnbaum, NY

2003

David Wong, NJ


Where:
Days Hotel
9615 Deerco Road, Baltimore, MD. 21093
1-800-235-3297, 410-560-1000, Fax: 410-561-3918.
http://www.dayshoteltimonium.com/
Off I-83 Exit 17, Padonia Road. About 3 miles south of Hunt Valley. See map.
Accessible to Light Rail, 4 blocks from Timonium Fairgrounds station.
BWI Airport Shuttle available.

D-Day VIII offers a convention special discounted rate of $75 per night plus applicable taxes until November 1st or our room block sells out, whichever occurs first. Mention "D-Day or Euro Quest" when reserving your room. Room options include one king or two queen size beds. Reservations must be received no later than November 1st. Room rate includes daily continental breakfast served from 6:30AM-9:30AM on second floor. Regular weekend rates are $99 per night plus applicable taxes. (www.dayshoteltimonium.com) Chili's restaurant is attached to the hotel and is opened for lunch and dinner.

The Day's Hotel is a half-mile walk from the Light Rail connection to BWI Airport. For a map and more hotel information, see http://www.boardgamers.org/hotel.htm

Those seeking roommates or carpools may notify me at cd@boardgamers.org to email that information to all attendees.

Registration: Admission for D-Day VIII will be $40 at the door. However, all current BPA members and/or Sustaining Members of GCOM will be eligible for a $10 discount if they have pre-registered by November 1st, 2005. To pre-register, print out this page, complete the form, and send it wih your check made payable to BPA to BPA, 1541 Redfield Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015.

Name ___________________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________________

City __________________________________ State ____________ ZIP _____

Email ___________________________________________________________

[    ] GCOM Supporting Member or BPA Member*: $30 if paid by November 1st

[    ] Non-member Admission: $40

* All multi-day paid attendees of WBC 2005 are current BPA members. You can become a current BPA Associate member for $10 and thereby qualify for reduced Admission to all BPA conventions and free Email tournaments begun during the year of your membership.

Refunds: The D-Day pre-registration fee is a discounted rate extended in exchange for a guarantee to attend. As such, no refunds are allowed.