Euro Quest VIII Announcement
Oct. 14, 2010

The Boardgame Players Association and Games Club of Maryland proudly present

Euro Quest VIII
A European-Style Gaming Conference

Nov. 4-7, 2010
Hilton Pikesville
1726 Reisterstown Rd., Pikesville, Maryland 21208

Registration | 2009 Event | Hotel Information

       

What? Euro Quest is a unique blend of tournaments and open gaming.

Tournaments: Up to 12 different main event tournaments will run from 3 pm Thurs., Nov. 4, through 3 pm on Sun., Nov. 7. Tournaments are expected to include (subject to GM commitment) Agricola, Dominion, Power Grid, Princes of Florence, Puerto Rico, Ra, Race for the Galaxy, St. Petersburg, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Thurn and Taxis, and a HOT new game to be announced during summer 2010. BPA plaques will be awarded for each event and best overall individual performance, providing plenty of laurel opportunities for those who want to improve their standings in BPA's annual Caesar competition.

The new main event tournament for 2010 will be Stone Age.  For details, see the tournament preview at http://euroquest.gamesclubofmd.org/EQ_T13.aspx.

The schedule and formats of main event tournaments has been posted at http://euroquest.gamesclubofmd.org/EQ_Schedule.aspx. Please note that the formats of many tournaments has been changed to allow for semifinals without regard to the number of two-game winners.  Decisions on this have been left to the discretion of the GMs, so please check the event preview for specific game(s) in which you are interested.  To view the event formats, go to the main website where it says tournaments to access the drop-down menu which lists the 12 specific main event tournaments and the Wild Card tournament.

Wild Card Event:  Five games have been added to the Wild Card menu. New games for 2010 will be Automobile, Dungeon Lords, Hansa Teutonica and Vasco Da Gama. The "comeback" game, back after a two-year hiatus, is Carcassone. This does not include the "hot New Essen game" that will be named by October 30.  The list of Wild Card games is at
http://euroquest.gamesclubofmd.org/default.aspx. See also http://euroquest.gamesclubofmd.org/EQ_T12.aspx for more details about this unique event. A Hot New Essen game to be named by Oct. 30, 2010
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EssenFest: This year we will have an expanded presence for Essen games through a new feature we call "EssenFest at EuroQuest," where we bring the hottest of the hot new Essen games to you. Convention attendees can learn the new games, rate the games, and have a chance of winning copies of some of the new Essen games at a prize drawing. Details are at http://euroquest.gamesclubofmd.org/EQ_EssenFest.aspx.

Demonstrations: Anyone wishing to demo a new game at EuroQuest has until Oct. 22 to submit information.  For details and descriptions of games being demoed, see the demo page at http://euroquest.gamesclubofmd.org/EQ_Demo.aspx.

Team Tournament: Eastern Pennsylvania Gaming Society (EPGS) is sponsoring a team tournament.  Please note that will NOT be an official BPA event.  For more information about the team tournament rules, prizes, and how to sign up, see http://euroquest.gamesclubofmd.org/EQ_TeamComp.aspx.

Open Gaming: Due to our spacious new location, more dedicated space will be provided for open gaming in the main gaming hall during the entire duration of  the convention from noon on Thurs., Nov. 4, through 10 pm on Sun., Nov. 7.

Vendors: Vendors at EuroQuest this year will be Canton Games, Z-Man Games and Our Game Table. They will be on hand Friday through Sunday. For more information, see
http://euroquest.gamesclubofmd.org/EQ_Vendor.aspx
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Where? Euro Quest moves to the Hilton Pikesville, 1726 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD. 21208. Phone: 800-283-0333. It is off I-695 Exit 20, Reisterstown Rd. Route 140 East. Accessible to Baltimore Metro Subway, Old Court Station.  Hotel shuttle to subway station available.  A special rate of $99 per night has been obtained for Euro Quest Attendees. Rates are $109 for triple occupancy and $119 for quad. Please mention “Euro Quest” to obtain the special rate and to add to our group’s room count. Room options include one king or two double beds. Non Group room rates are $139.00 or more plus tax. Room reservations must be received by Fri., Oct. 22, 2010, to obtain the special rate.

The Pikesville Hilton is offering a number of amenities to both EuroQuest convention attendees and hotel guests during EuroQuest 8. All EQ attendees with a valid badge will receive a 10% discount on all purchases at the hotel restaurant. Guests staying at the hotel during EuroQuest will receive free use of the Baltimore Fitness and Tennis Club, which is attached to the hotel. Finally, specific times, prices and menu items have been posted for the hotel's food and beverage service that will be available during convention hours. Details are posted at http://euroquest.gamesclubofmd.org/EQ_LocalInfo.aspx.

When? Open Gaming starts at noon on Thurs., Nov. 4 and runs through 10 pm on Sun., Nov. 7, 2010. Tournaments run from 3 pm on Thurs., Nov. 4 through 3 pm on Sun., Nov. 7.

Concessions:  Free food and beverages (beyond water stations) will not be provided by GCOM. The Hilton will be offering food and beverage concession service during convention hours.

Pre-Registration? Pre-registration is due by Fri., Oct. 22, 2010. Cost for four days is $40; any one day costs $15. Children 12 and under may play in the open gaming area for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Admission is not refundable and non-transferrable. Submit the preregistration form and a check to BPA, 1541 Redfield Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015.

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

Registration at the Door? Price for all four days is $50. For any one day, the price is $20. Children 12 and under may play in the open gaming area for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For More Information: Visit the Euro Quest website or contact John Weber jcw222@comcast.net , Michele Mazzola gcom.president@gmail.com, or Don Greenwood CD@boardgamers.org.

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