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WBC Preliminary Events List/Orphans 2019
Last updated March 25, 2019.

Last day to submit event forms for Century, Legacy, and Trial Events for WBC 2019.

WBC is finalizing its 2019 event listing. The list below represents the WBC 2019 Century Group events based on its 2018 performance. In addition to these events, WBC 2019 will include the Trial events listed below based on the membership trial vote concluded January 31, Vendor/Sponsored events, and Junior events.

The alternate list is an alphabetical listing of those events that were on the trial ballot, had a GM form submitted, but failed to make Trial event status.

Century | Trial Ballot Entries |Sponsored Trials | Alternate Trials | Juniors

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Century Events

Century: These events compose the combined Century & Legacy Group of featured events that are supported by multiple prize levels, ranging from two to six plaques and a Centurion shirt, based on a formula using the most recent statistics of attendance and player hours. Slots were pre-determined by 2018 performance and Board vote under the Legacy rules (see BPA FAQs) and require only the commitment of a BPA member to GM the event between December 3, 2018 and the deadline of March 15.

Failure of a member GM to submit a suitable event form for the event by the deadline will drop it from eligibility. All events require a BPA member acting as GM to submit a satisfactory Event Form no later than March 15. Prospective GMs should review the GM Guidelines.

Events are not held for their prior GM but are awarded based on merit determined by past performance, timeliness of event submission and format. Events without a GM commitment at this time are OPEN to any current member who submits an acceptable event form.

 Event - Code Century/Legacy GM
7 WondersC-1Philip Shea
1775C-2Jeff Lange
18xxC-3Tom McCorry
AcquireC-4Cliff Ackman
Adel VerpflichtetC-5Tom DeMarco
Advanced CivilizationC-6Nathan Barhorst
Age of RenaissanceC-7Kevin Youells
AgricolaC-8Rob Murray
Air BaronC-9Max Jamelli
AlhambraC-10Charles Faella
Amun-ReC-11Robert St. Pierre
Atlantic StormC-12Ben Knight
AutomobileC-13Devin Smith
B17C-14Mark Yoshikawa
Battles of the American Revolution SeriesC-15Mark Miklos
Bitter WoodsC-16Bruno Sinigaglio
BrassC-17Bruce Hodgins
Breakout NormandyC-18Nels Thompson
BritanniaC-19James Jordan
Can't StopC-20Andrew Drummond
CarcassonneC-21Jennifer Visocnik
Castles of Mad King LudwigC-22John Corrado
Catan (Settlers of Catan)C-23Rich Shipley
Championship Formula Racing (Speed Circuit)C-24Chris Long
Circus MaximusC-25Josh Githens
Combat CommanderC-26Bryan Collars
Commands & Colors AncientsC-27Bill O'Neal
Commands & Colors NapoleonicsC-28John Kirk
ConcordiaC-29Craig Reece
Conquest of ParadiseC-30Kevin McPartland
DiplomacyC-31Tom Haver
DominionC-32Duncan McGregor
DuneC-33Brad Johnson
EgiziaC-34Andrew Emerick
El GrandeC-35Rob Flowers
Empire BuilderC-36Bob Stribula
Empire of the SunC-37Chris Crane
For the PeopleC-38James Pei
Formula DeC-39Josh Githens
Formula Motor RacingC-40Chris LeFevre
GettysburgC-41Ed Menzel
Great Campaigns of the American Civil WarC-42Dave Cross
Great Western TrailC-43Scott Saccenti
Hannibal: Rome vs CarthageC-44Stuart Tucker
Here I StandC-45Justin Rice
History of the WorldC-46Ty Hansen
IngeniousC-47Max DuBoff
InnovationC-48Robb Effinger
IvanhoeC-49Dagny Lytle
King Of TokyoC-50John Coussis
Las VegasC-51Adam Hurd
Liar's DiceC-52Nicole Reiff
Lords of WaterdeepC-53Robert St. Pierre
Lost CitiesC-54Roy Pettis
MediciC-55Jeff Cornett
Memoir '44C-56Sam Edelston
Merchant of VenusC-57Richard Irving
Napoleonic WarsC-58Gareth Williams
NavegadorC-59Anni Foasberg
OrleansC-60Andrew Drummond
Paths of GloryC-61Tom Gregorio
Pirate's CoveC-62Jason Fisher
Power GridC-63Jay Spencer
Puerto RicoC-64Richard Shay
Ra!C-65Steve Scott
Ra; The Dice GameC-66Sky Roy
Rail Baron (Boxcars)C-67Trella Bromley
Railways of the WorldC-68Pierre LeBoeuf
Robo RallyC-69Marc Houde
Russian RailroadsC-70Dan Farrow IV
Saint PetersburgC-71Amy Rule
San JuanC-72Lexi Shea
ScytheC-73David Vestal
SekigaharaC-74Dennis Mishler
SlapshotC-75Ashley Kilroy
SplendorC-76Duncan McGregor
Squad LeaderC-77Pete Pollard
Star Wars MiniaturesC-78Frank Sinigaglio
Star Wars Queen's GambitC-79Buddy Sinigaglio
Star Wars RebellionC-80Chris Kizer
Stone AgeC-81Rodney Bacigalupo
Terra MysticaC-82Hank Griffin
Terraforming MarsC-83Bill Crenshaw
The Russian CampaignC-84Gary Dickson
Through the AgesC-85Randy Buehler
Thurn & TaxisC-86Andy Latto
Ticket To RideC-87Claire Brosius
Time of CrisisC-88Wray Ferrell
TitanC-89Bruno Wolff
Twilight StruggleC-90George Young
Up FrontC-91Ken Whitesell
Vegas ShowdownC-92Eric Freeman
Victory in the PacificC-93John Sharp
Virgin QueenC-94Ed Beach
War At SeaC-95John Sharp
War of the RingC-96Kevin Wojtaszczyk
Washington's WarC-97Keith Wixson
WaterlooC-98Martin Musella
Wooden Ships & Iron MenC-99Tim Hitchings
World At WarC-100Mike Crowe
Afrika KorpsL-1Jonathan Lockwood
Attack SubL-2Steve Caler
AuctionL-3Bruce Reiff
Euphrat & TigrisL-4Craig Moffit
Facts In FiveL-5John Corrado
Football StrategyL-6Bert Schoose
KremlinL-7Steve Cuccaro
March MadnessL-8Carrie Lewis
Superstar BaseballL-9Roderick Lee
Titan The ArenaL-10Greg Crowe
TransamericaL-11Dave Bohnenberger

To make a GM Commitment, become a current BPA member of Sustaining level or higher and submit a completed Event Form between December 3 and March 15. Century events will be run within two hours of the requested time slot or the GM will be consulted for an acceptable alternate time.

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Trial Ballot Entries

The 25 Trial Events represent events receiving the most votes on the trial ballots submitted by members. These top 25 events, as voted on by those members who joined the BPA during the membership drive between December 3, 2018 and January 31, 2019, will be included at WBC 2019. Any vacancies in these 25 events due to lack of a GM commitment by March 15, 2018 will be filled based on other Alternate GM commitments on hand by March 15. Although we will try to honor requested timeslots, all GMs of Trial events must be willing to run their events when scheduled by the BPA. Failure to do so may disqualify the event.

WBC 2019 Trial Ballot Entries


7 Wonders DuelT-1Chris Yaure
878 VikingsT-2Scott Beall
Ace of AcesT-3Bill Burtless
Battle CryT-4Mike Stanley
Battle LineT-5Sean McCulloch
Castles of BurgundyT-6Richard Irving
ChurchillT-7Kirk Harris
EvolutionT-8Timothy O'Flynn
Five TribesT-9Allan Jiang
Gaia ProjectT-10Sceadeau D'Tela
Kaiser's PiratesT-11Tim Rogers
Love LetterT-12Antony Saccenti
Monsters Menace AmericaT-13Mark Love
Mr. Madison's WarT-14Dave Stiffler
Pro GolfT-15Bruce Monnin
Race For the GalaxyT-16Eric Guttag
Republic of RomeT-17Frank McNally
Roll For the GalaxyT-18Craig Trader
SagradaT-19Daron Schreier
Santa Fe RailsT-20Rob Kircher
Small WorldT-21Sarah Stewart
Space BaseT-22Bryan Collars
Union PacificT-23Jeff Jackson
Wilderness WarT-24Grant LaDue
Win, Place, & ShowT-25Craig Fox

Events are not held for their prior GM but are awarded based on merit determined by past performance, timeliness of event submission and format. All events require a BPA member acting as GM to submit a satisfactory event form no later than March 15. Prospective GMs should review the GM Guidelines. All requested event times are approximate and subject to change when the official schedule is released. Although we will try to honor requested timeslots, all GMs of Trial events must be willing to run their events when scheduled by BPA. Failure to do so may disqualify the event.

Vendor/Sponsor Introductory (New) Trials:Each vendor and/or Sponsor may add one new Trial event above and beyond the 25 Trial events voted in by the membership anytime prior to March 15. Such New Trials will automatically fall into Century or Continuing Trial classifications the following year based on their 2018 performance. These events must be for games which are in print by the March 15 deadline and for which BPA has received an Event Form from a willing GM. Publisher must submit a copy of the game at the time of the event submission. Events chosen by the Convention Director from the Alternates List to replace otherwise qualifying events without GM commitments are also listed below.

Events Sponsored by Vendors/Sponsors Vendor/Sponsor GM
Hitler's ReichV-1Fred Schachter
LabyrinthV-2Trevor Bender
Leaping LemmingsV-3Bill Powers
ManuevoreV-4Andy Lewis
PaydirtV-5Ron Pisarz
Space CorpsV-6John Butterfield
Thunder AlleyV-7Jeff Horger
Tigers in the MistV-8Ray Freeman
Wild Blue YonderV-9Chris Janiec
MetaCheckersV-10Ed Bond
ASL Starter KitV-11Perry Cocke
1776E-12Steve Packwood
Beta ColonyE-13
New FrontiersE-14
Underwater CitiesE-15
Blood BowlS-16Connie Vogelmann
Falling SkyS-17Joel Tamburo
Mage Wars ArenaS-18Tom Cannon
MBTS-19Rob Schoenen
PanzerblitzS-20Rick Northey
Tin GooseS-21Bill Herbst
Voyages of Marco PoloS-22Chris Wildes

Alternate Events are those which fail in the December/January Membership Drive vote or are submitted too late for the annual Trial ballot but are submitted with a completed event form by willing GMs. Alternate events for which a satisfactory event form has been submitted are used as replacements for any qualifying Century or Trial event without a GM commitment by the March 15 deadline. Alternate events are occasionally upgraded by Sponsors.

WBC 2018 Alternate Events


5th FleetA-1Jeff Lange
A Feast of OdinA-2Ryan Feathers
A House DividedA-3Brad Raszewski
Age of Empires IIIA-4Eric Engelmann
AuZtraliaA-5Kevin Youells
Axis & AlliesA-6Craig Yope
Blood RageA-8Joel Tamburo
Catan: Cities & KnightsA-9Chris Gnech
Dice ForgeA-10Jeff Senley
ElchfestA-11Alex Bell
Enemy in SightA-12Matt Evinger
Exodus: Moses vs PharoahA-13Michael Day
Food Chain MagnateA-14Devin Smith
GangsterA-15Doug Galullo
IstanbulA-16Ryan Feathers
MetacheckersA-18Ed Bond
Naval WarA-19James Kramer
Normandy '44A-20Jeff Lange
Origins of World War IIA-21Roy Pettis
SantoriniA-23Kevin Warrender
Sidereal ConfluenceA-24Nick Henning
Tyranno ExA-25Tom DeMarco
Wings of the BaronA-27Kaarin Engelmann
Wizard's QuestA-28Verity Hitchings
YokohamaA-29Doug Faust

Juniors Events

Juniors Events: Volunteer GMs are always needed to run free events for children aged 12 & under in the WBC Juniors room. Any game is eligible provided it is suitable for children of that age group and available in sufficient numbers to allow all children present to play. You cannot assume children will bring their own copies of the game. The GM should come prepared to instruct children how to play the game. A BPA Room Monitor is always present to help maintain order but is not always available to assist children in playing the game. Recruitment of assistants to aid you is strongly advised. Volunteer Assistants are very much needed. To volunteer, contact Ken Gutermuth at or Crystal Shipley at

Events for Children 12 & under Junior Events GM

KEY: FSa = First Saturday, FSu = First Sunday, Mo = Monday, Tu = Tuesday, We = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday; TBD = To Be Determined (GM conferring to maximize facility use); Mu: Mulligan, QF: Quarter Final, SF: Semi-Final, F: Final; +: Continuous Rounds to conclusion or posted SF or F.