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WBC Preliminary Events List/Orphans 2019
Last updated February 13, 2019.

See the Trial Events voted in by the membership below.

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
Adel VerpflichtetC-5
Advanced CivilizationC-6
Afrika KorpsL-1Jonathan Lockwood
Age of RenaissanceC-7Kevin Youells
Air BaronC-9Max Jamelli
Atlantic StormC-12
Attack SubL-2
Battles of the American Revolution SeriesC-15
Bitter WoodsC-16Bruno Sinigaglio
BrassC-17Bruce Hodgins
Breakout NormandyC-18
BritanniaC-19James Jordan
Can't StopC-20Andrew Drummond
Castles of Mad King LudwigC-22John Corrado
Catan (Settlers of Catan)C-23
Championship Formula Racing (Speed Circuit)C-24
Circus MaximusC-25
Combat CommanderC-26Bryan Collars
Commands & Colors AncientsC-27
Commands & Colors NapoleonicsC-28
ConcordiaC-29Craig Reece
Conquest of ParadiseC-30Kevin McPartland
DuneC-33Brad Johnson
El GrandeC-35
Empire BuilderC-36
Empire of the SunC-37Chris Crane
Euphrat & TigrisL-4
Facts In FiveL-5John Corrado
Football StrategyL-6
For the PeopleC-38James Pei
Formula DeC-39
Formula Motor RacingC-40Chris LeFevre
Great Campaigns of the American Civil WarC-42
Great Western TrailC-43
Hannibal: Rome vs CarthageC-44Stuart Tucker
Here I StandC-45Justin Rice
History of the WorldC-46
King Of TokyoC-50
KremlinL-7Steve Cuccaro
Las VegasC-51
Liar's DiceC-52
Lords of WaterdeepC-53Robert St. Pierre
Lost CitiesC-54Roy Pettis
March MadnessL-8
MediciC-55Jeff Cornett
Memoir '44C-56Sam Edelston
Merchant of VenusC-57
Napoleonic WarsC-58
OrleansC-60Andrew Drummond
Paths of GloryC-61
Pirate's CoveC-62
Power GridC-63Jay Spencer
Puerto RicoC-64
Ra!C-65Steve Scott
Ra; The Dice GameC-66
Rail Baron (Boxcars)C-67
Railways of the WorldC-68Pierre LeBoeuf
Robo RallyC-69Marc Houde
Russian RailroadsC-70Dan Farrow IV
Saint PetersburgC-71
San JuanC-72
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
Superstar BaseballL-9Roderick Lee
Terra MysticaC-82
Terraforming MarsC-83Bill Crenshaw
The Russian CampaignC-84
Through the AgesC-85
Thurn & TaxisC-86Andy Latto
Ticket To RideC-87Claire Brosius
Time of CrisisC-88Wray Ferrell
Titan The ArenaL-10Greg Crowe
Twilight StruggleC-90
Up FrontC-91Ken Whitesell
Vegas ShowdownC-92Eric Freeman
Victory in the PacificC-93John Sharp
Virgin QueenC-94Ed Beach
War At SeaC-95
War of the RingC-96
Washington's WarC-97Keith Wixson
Wooden Ships & Iron MenC-99Tim Hitchings
World At WarC-100

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-1
878 VikingsT-2Scott Beall
Ace of AcesT-3
Battle CryT-4Mike Stanley
Battle LineT-5
Castles of BurgundyT-6
EvolutionT-8Nicole Marino
Five TribesT-9
Gaia ProjectT-10Sceadeau D'Tela
Kaiser's PiratesT-11
Love LetterT-12
Monsters Menace AmericaT-13
Mr. Madison's WarT-14Dave Stiffler
Pro GolfT-15Bruce Monnin
Race For the GalaxyT-16Eric Guttag
Republic of RomeT-17
Roll For the GalaxyT-18Craig Trader
SagradaT-19Daron Schreier
Santa Fe RailsT-20
Small WorldT-21
Space BaseT-22Bryan Collars
Union PacificT-23
Wilderness WarT-24Randall MacInnis
Win, Place, & ShowT-25

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
Thunder AlleyVS-1Jeff Horger
Tigers in the MistVS-2Ray Freeman

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 BowlA-7Connie Vogelmann
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
MBTA-17Rob Schoenen
MetacheckersA-18Ed Bond
Naval WarA-19James Kramer
Normandy '44A-20Jeff Lange
Origins of World War IIA-21Roy Pettis
PanzerblitzA-22Rick Northey
SantoriniA-23Kevin Warrender
Sidereal ConfluenceA-24Nick Henning
Tyranno ExA-25Tom DeMarco
Voyages of Marco PoloA-26Chris Wildes
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.