PBEM News Archive  
November 2017 PBEM Update Updated 12/4/2017.
DOANE WINS BATTLES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION TOURNAMENT: Young Rob Doane bested game designer Mark Miklos in Pensacola to win the wood with 32 players playing a total of 67 games. The tournament featured an anthology of the BoAR series. During the opening rounds, the battles played in historical order were Brandywine, Germantown, Oriskany, Saratoga, Monmouth and Newtown. The first playoff round pitted the top 12 opponents in four games of three-player Savannah. The quarter finals were played at Guilford Courthouse and the semifinal and final featured Pensacola. The top six Laurelists were Rob Doane, followed by Mark Miklos, Bruno Sinigaglio, Chris Easter, Jim Tracy III, and Andy Maly.. More details can be found at http://boardgamers.org/pbem/2017/afk.html.
MARCH MADNESS DRAFT BEGINS: The sixteenth annual BPA March Madness PBeM tournament started with the draft on Saturday, December 2nd. 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. Details of how the draft is proceeding can be found at http://www.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/mms_home_page.html
ANNOUNCING NEW THROUGH THE AGES TOURNAMENT: Randy Buehler will be the gamemaster for the newest BPA PBeM tournament Through the Ages which will start Jan. 15, 2018. Details for the tournament can be found at http://www.new.meepleleague.com/bpa-through-the-ages-pbem-tournament/ . To join visit the tournament website and click on the sign up link.
September 2017 PBEM Update Updated 11/7/2017.
SCHOOSE WINS AFRIKA KORPS: Bert Schoose defeats Ed Menzel to win the Afrika Korps email Tournament. Thirty two players entered the tournament with 29 games played. The top six finishers were Bert Schoose, Ed Menzel, Joe Beard, Randy Heller, Gregory Hultgen and Joe Harkins. More details can be found at http://boardgamers.org/pbem/2017/afk.html.
PEI CONTINUES DOMINANCE IN FOR THE PEOPLE & NEXT TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2016-2017 For The People tournament garnered 52 entrants who played a total of 181 games. Participants played two games at a time for a total of four games. After that the top eight players engaged in single elimination. In the end, perennial powerhouse James Pei's Confederates captured Washington DC at the end of turn two for an early and decisive victory over Warren Day's Union. See details at http://boardgamers.org/pbem/2017/ftp.html.
DRAGAN WINS VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC: The Two Years of the Dragan have ended in the Victory in the Pacific tournament. Joe Dragan has defeated all comers in six rounds over two years. 34 contestants entered the tournament. For more details visit http://boardgamers.org/pbem/2017/vip.html.
THE NAPOLEONIC WARS '16 ENTERS SEMIFINALS: After 90 games played by 33 players in The Napoleonic Wars that started November 2016, the nine semifinalists will be Darren Kilfarra, Michael Day, David Sherwood, Michael Dauer, Scott Burns, Keith Wixson, Pat Duffy, Lance Roberts, & Gareth Williams. For more details visit https://tnwars.weebly.com/
JOIN FOR THE PEOPLE PBeM: The next For the People PBeM tournament will begin on November 15. Details can be found at http://forthepeople3.weebly.com/2017-2018-ftp.html
MARCH MADNESS BEGINS DECEMBER 1: The sixteenth annual BPA March Madness PBeM tournament will start with the draft on Friday, December 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.
TWILIGHT STRUGGLE PBeM TOURNAMENT TO COMMENCE SOON: The next Twilight Struggle tournament will start by November 1. This is a Swiss-elimination tournament using the optional cards and +2 influence for the US. Rounds are expected to be 45 days in length. If you want to participate, post a comment at https://twilightstruggletourney.wordpress.com/. Players will be matched randomly in round 1 and then by tournament record afterwards. The Steam/Playdek app will be the default tool used. ACTS and Wargameroom games can be accommodated if enough players desire to use those tools. For questions, contact the GM Tim Tow at towtim@hotmail.com.
TZOLKIN TOURNAMENT BEGINS SOON: The next Tzolkin PBeM will begin November 1. To sign up, please visit https://epworthian.wordpress.com/tournament-format/.
VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC SIGN-UPS ENDING SOON: The next Victory in the Pacific tournament sign-ups will end on October 19. To sign up, please visit http://www.gameaholics.com/vitp_bpa/vitp_bpa_single_elim_17.htm
July 2017 PBEM Update Updated 7/13/2017
STEIN SURVIVES TO WIN PRO GOLF: First round leader Peter Stein lived on the edge to claim his first BPA Green Jacket.  Peter ROLLED ONE DIE! 7 times during the round, and never once went out of bounds or in the water.  While five times he flirted with disaster and survived, two of those rolls were 50-50 chances to pitch in for eagles, and he made both rolls, finishing at 10 under par.  This left runner-up Ken Gutermuth one stroke behind.  Rounding out the top six were Scott Nerney, John Coussis, Jeff Finkeldey, and Bob Hamel.
SENN WINS TZOLKIN: Jon Senn’s second half monument building propels him to win over Moon Sultana despite scoring negative temple points.  Rounding out the laurelists were Steve LeWinter, David Borton, Eric Freeman, and Jeff Meyer.  Summary and more information on the tournament can be found at https://epworthian.wordpress.com/ .
FOR THE PEOPLE ENTERS SEMIFINALS: The 2016 For the People BPA Tournament has reached the Final 4. The tournament started with 52 players, and now we are down to the 4 finalists, who will play for the title in single elimination format. They are James Pei, Tim Tow, Nick Pei, and Warren Day.  Check out the details at   http://forthepeople3.weebly.com
POG ENTERS THIRD ROUND: Round 2 successfully concluded and tournament results can be found at http://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-bpa-tourney-page/ .  The good news is that we had ZERO adjudications—there were numerous cases of good sportsmanship displayed in getting to equitable resolutions to games that were not going to finish.  The bad news is, of course, there is no rest for the weary—Round 3 has begun with only 23 participants at 2-0.