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May 2018 PBEM Update Updated 5/16/2018.
MONSEN WINS ADVANCED CIVILIZATION TOURNAMENT: Haakon Monsen of Norway won the 2017 tournament in a photo finish over Dave Rubin, by 2 points, and Ed Coderre, by 16 points. The remaining top six finishers were Antonio Cataldo, Kevin Youells, and Jonas Lindqvist. For more details, visit the Advanced Civilization PBEM Event Report page.
GREGORIO WINS RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN TOURNAMENT: Tom Gregorio defeated Phil Watkins to capture the Russian Campaign title. The tournament featured a field of 24 players. The remaining top six finishers behind Tom and Phil were Ed O’Connor, Gary Dickson, Andy Choptiany, and Bert Schoose. For more details, visit the Russian Campaign PBEM Event Report page.
GABERSON WINS WILDERNESS WAR TOURNAMENT: Four time WBC champ, Paul Gaberson, bested a field of 49 players to capture the PBeM crown. Paul defeated Bill Peeck in the finals while going an impressive 7-0. The remaining top 6 finishers behind Paul and Bill were Filip Spacek, James Pei, Tom Wilcockson, and Keith Wixson. For more details, visit the Wilderness War PBEM Event Report page.
ADEL VERPFLICHTET PBeM UPDATE: The 5 preliminary rounds are in progress and end June 3. For further details on the status of the tournament, visit http://www.gameaholics.com/adv_bpa/adv_format.htm.
MARCH MADNESS PBeM UPDATE: Don Greenwood advances to the Finals. Sean McCulloch and Terry Coleman laying to make Final Four and face Marvin Birnbaum in the other semifinal game. For the bracket for this year, see http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/mm-brack-2018.htm.
PATHS OF GLORY PBeM UPDATE: Round 5 of Paths of Glory is well underway with 6 of the 15 matches complete. Six players entered the round undefeated with 24 others trying to stave off elimination. More details can be found at http://www.bitterwoods.net/paths-of-glory-bpa-tourney-page/.
VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC UPDATE: The second round sees both of the top seeds eliminated in their first games. The tops seed prefer the IJN 6-2 -- but the final results are dead-even with the USN winning four matches to equal the IJN's record. Four games use the Menzel options -- and see the USN prevail in three. Eight uses of now retired adjustments appear; those go tellingly 3-1 in favor of the Japanese. Wayne Bonnett becomes the tournament dark horse by flipping Singapore on Turn Five to defeat Michael Day (two-time finalist and four-time semi-finalist). John Sharp, whose 12th seed does not do his skill justice, sends Mike Kaye ashore; both have collided in the Top 10 Invitational before! Vince Meconi wins by establishing the Full Applebaum (see http://www.gameaholics.com/vitp_articles/vitp_terminology.htm) while Alan Applebaum wins an 8-turn marathon over Rob Drozd. Tim Tow wins an old-fashioned TKO -- by crushing the US Navy on Turn 3 so badly that it drew a surrender without isolating both Pearl Harbor and Samoa. See quarterfinal action at: http://www.gameaholics.com/vitp_bpa/vitp_bpa_single_elim_17.htm.
SIGN-UPS FOR NEXT WATERLOO PBeM OPEN: The Waterloo 2018-19 email tournament will start on June 1, 2018. Contact GM Ed Menzel at edmenzel@roadrunner.com to sign up. It will be single elimination with auction bidding for sides. Rules and rule clarifications will be the same as the last two tournaments with one exception. The Wissel brigade’s arrival will be delayed until the 18-0700 turn in accordance with the change for this year’s WBC. Round lengths will be 10 weeks. All players must be current members of the BPA. Details including past history are available on the tournament web site http://watgame.com/.
 
March 2018 PBEM Update Updated 3/30/2018.
MENZEL WINS WATERLOO TOURNAMENT: Ed Menzel defeated last year’s champion, Marty Musella. Ed took the PAA with a bid of 6 and Marty’s French took heavy losses on the 7am turn of the second day at which point Marty conceded. There were 18 entrants in the tournament and the top six finishers in order were Ed Menzel, Marty Musella, Joe Beard, Bert Schoose, Richard Beyma and Gary Dickson. Further tournament details are available at http://watgame.com/
BPA MARCH MADNESS PBeM UPDATE: As the real NCAA tournament gets ready for the Final Four, our March Madness tournament is in the last game of the Sweet Sixteen. Only one game remains unfinished in the third round, as Jeff Finkeldey and Terry Coleman are battling for the final spot in the Sweet Sixteen. In Bracket A, 11th seeded Sean McCulloch, Cincinnati 2004, and 13th seeded Marvin Birnbaum, Kansas 2008, are already in the Elite Eight. In Bracket B, top seeded Bob Hamel, Maryland 2002, and 25th seeded Max Jamelli, Kansas 2010 are in the Elite Eight. For the bracket for this year, see http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/mm-brack-2018.htm
PRO GOLF TO BEGIN APRIL 1: The ninth BPA Pro Golf PBeM tournament will start on April 1, 2018. For more information visit http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/pro_golf_pbem.html. To sign up, contact GM Bruce Monnin at bdmonnin@mktelco.net.
ANNOUNCING ADEL VERPFLICHTET START: All exhibitors, thieves, detectives, and auctioneers are invited to show their art at castles and palaces around Europe in 2018 starting April Fools' Day. Sign up by March 31, 2018 to demonstrate your talent at collecting, bluffing, heists, and security whether you call it Hoity Toity, Noblesse Oblige, By Hook or By Crook, or Adel Verpflichtet! Get all the details on the tournament at: http://www.gameaholics.com/adv_bpa/adv_format.htm.
SIGN-UPS FOR NEXT WATERLOO PBeM OPEN: The Waterloo 2018-19 email tournament will start on June 1, 2018. Contact GM Ed Menzel at edmenzel@roadrunner.com to sign up. It will be single elimination with auction bidding for sides. Rules and rule clarifications will be the same as the last two tournaments with one exception. The Wissel brigade’s arrival will be delayed until the 18-0700 turn in accordance with the change for this year’s WBC. Round lengths will be 10 weeks. All players must be current members of the BPA. Details including past history are available on the tournament web site http://watgame.com/.
 
February 2018 PBEM Update Updated 2/22/2018.
SHERWOOD WINS THE NAPOLEONIC WARS TOURNAMENT: David Sherwood defeated Michael Day and Michael Dauer to capture the Napoleonic Wars PBeM Tournament. The tournament drew 35 players playing a total of 34 games. The top six Laurelists were David Sherwood, Michael Day, Michael Dauer, Lance Roberts, Pat Duffy, and Gareth Williams. For details, visit https://tnwars.weebly.com.
PRO GOLF TO BEGIN APRIL 1: The ninth BPA Pro Golf PBeM tournament will start on April 1, 2018. For more information visit http://user.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/pro_golf_pbem.html. To sign up, contact GM Bruce Monnin at bdmonnin@mktelco.net.
   
ANNOUNCING 2018 DIPLOMACY TOURNAMENT: The 2018 BPA Diplomacy PBeM tournament will begin on March 27, 2018. Please visit https://diplomacywwi.weebly.com for more details and to sign up.
   
ANNOUNCING ADEL VERPFLICHTET START: All exhibitors, thieves, detectives, and auctioneers are invited to show their art at castles and palaces around Europe in 2018 starting April Fools' Day. Sign up by March 31, 2018 to demonstrate your talent at collecting, bluffing, heists, and security whether you call it Hoity Toity, Noblesse Oblige, By Hook or By Crook, or Adel Verpflichtet! Get all the details on the tournament at: http://www.gameaholics.com/adv_bpa/adv_format.htm.
   
January 2018 PBEM Update Updated 1/27/2018.
HAMMOND WINS BREAKOUT NORMANDY TOURNAMENT: Kevin Hammond’s Allies have defeated Jim Eliason’s Germans to capture the 10th BPA Breakout: Normandy PBeM Tournament. The tournament drew 36 players playing a total of 35 games. The top six Laurelists were Kevin Hammond, followed by Jim Eliason, Larry Meyers, Kevin Wojtaszczyk, Ron Fedin, and Mike Kaye. For more information, visit http://boardgamers.org/pbem/2018/bkn.html.
NEXT BREAKOUT NORMANDY TO BEGIN: The eleventh BPA Breakout Normandy PBeM tournament will start on February 15, 2018. For more information visithttps://sites.google.com/site/breakoutnormandytournament . To sign up, contact GM Mark Gutfreund at gutfreund15@yahoo.com.
   
ADVANCED CIVILIZATION BEGINS FEBRUARY 23: The 2018 Advanced Civilization PBeM tournament will begin on Feb. 23, 2018. Tournament information can be found at http://bpa-civ.rol-play.com
   
ANNOUNCING 2018 DIPLOMACY TOURNAMENT: The 2018 BPA Diplomacy PBeM tournament will begin on March 27, 2018. Please visit https://diplomacywwi.weebly.com for more details and to sign up.
   
ANNOUNCING ADEL VERPFLICHTET START: All exhibitors, thieves, detectives, and auctioneers are invited to show their art at castles and palaces around Europe in 2018 starting April Fools' Day. Sign up by March 31, 2018 to demonstrate your talent at collecting, bluffing, heists, and security whether you call it Hoity Toity, Noblesse Oblige, By Hook or By Crook, or Adel Verpflichtet! Get all the details on the tournament at: http://www.gameaholics.com/adv_bpa/adv_format.htm.
   
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.