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WBC 2017 Orphans/Preliminary Events List
Last updated 2/21/2017.

WBC 2017 is NOW soliciting new events.

WBC is finalizing its 2017 schedule which will be announced in mid-May.
The list below is temporary and only identifies events eligible for inclusion based on 2016 performance,
the completed 2017 membership vote and the participation of GMs and sponsors.

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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 2016 performance and Board vote under the Legacy rules (see BPA FAQs) and require only the commitment of a BPA member to GM the event by the March 15 deadline.

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. All requested event times are approximate and subject to change when the final schedule is released.

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 - Demo Requested Century GM & Requested Start Time-
7 Wonders - 7WS - D: TBD C-1 Philip Shea; TBD
7 Wonders Duel - 7WD - C-2 OPEN
1775 - 775 - D:TBD C-3 Jeffrey Lange; Mu: FSu13, Mo10+
1830 - 8XX - D: FSa10 C-4 Tom McCorry; FSa11, FSa18, FSu9, FSu17; SF/F: Mo9
Acquire - ACQ - D: TBD C-5 Cliff Ackman; TBD
Adel Verpflichtet - ADV - C-6 OPEN
Advanced Civilization - ACV - D: TBD C-7 Nathan Barhorst; TBD
Afrika Korps - AFK - D: Tu17 L-1 Jon Lockwood; FSa10+; SF/F: Sa14
Agricola - AGR - C-8 OPEN
Air Baron - ABN - D: FSu18 C-9 Max Jamelli; FSu19, Mo9, Tu18, Th21; SF/F: Fr12
Alhambra - ALH - C-10 OPEN
Amun-Re - AMR - C-11 OPEN
Atlantic Storm - ACS - D: We18, Th18 C-12 Ben Knight; Tu18, We19, Th9, Fr13; SF/F: Fr15
Attack Sub - ATS - L-2 OPEN
Auction - AUC - L-3 OPEN
Automobile - AUT -  D: TBD C-13 Andrew Maly; TBD
Axis & Allies - A&A - C-14 Craig Yope; FSa13+
B17 - B17 - C-15 OPEN
BCY - Battle Cry -  C-16 OPEN
BAT - Battle Line - C-17 OPEN
Battles of the American Revolution Series (aka Saratoga) - BAR - C-18 OPEN
Brass - BRS - C-19 OPEN
Breakout Normandy - BKN - C-20 OPEN
Britannia - BRI - C-21 OPEN
Can't Stop - CNS -  C-22 Andrew Drummond; We23
Carcassonne - CAR - D: Mo9 C-23 Jennifer Visocnik; Mo10, We14, Fr11; QF/SF/F: Sa21
Castles of Burgundy - COB - D: FSu12 C-24 Richard Irving; FSu13. Mo21, We13; SF/F: Sa13
Castles of Mad King Ludwig - CMK - D: Fr17 C-25 John Corrado; We11, Fr18, Sa13, SF/F: Su9
Catan; Cities & Knights - C&K - D: TBD C-26 Chris Gnech; TBD
Churchill - CHL - C-27 Greg Schmittgens; TBD
Circus Maximus - CMS - D: We9 C-28 John Jacoby; Mo13, Tu18. We19, Fr9; SF: Sa10; F: Sa18
Combat Commander - CBC - D:TBD C-29 Bryan Collars: TBD
Commands & Colors Ancients - CCA - C-30 OPEN
Concordia - CNC - D: We11 C-31 Craig Reece; We13, Fr20, Sa11; SF/F: Sa13
Diplomacy - DIP - C-32 OPEN
Dominion - DOM -   C-33 OPEN
Dune - DUN - C-34 Brad Johnson; We13, Th13, Fr9; F: Sa9
Egizia - EGZ - C-35 OPEN
El Grande - ELG - D: We17 C-36 Rob Flowers; Tu18, We18. Th9; SF/F: Th13
Empire Builder - EPB - C-37 OPEN
Empire of the Sun - EOS - C-38 OPEN
Euphrat & Tigris - E&T - L-4 OPEN
Evolution - EVL - D: We11, Th9, Fr9 C-39 Luke Warren; Th11, Th21, Fr11, Fr21; SF/F: Sa11
Facts In Five - FI5 - L-5 John Corrado; Sa21
Five Tribes - 5TR - D: We19 C-40 Michael McKibbin; Mo17. We20, Th11; SF/F: Th19
Football Strategy - L-6 OPEN
For the People - FTP - C-41 OPEN
Formula De - FDE - C-42 OPEN
Formula Motor Racing - FMR - C-43 OPEN
Gettysburg - GBG - D: Tu9 C-44 Ed Menzel; FSa10+, SF/F: Sa9
Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage - HRC - C-45 Stuart Tucker; Tu19+; F: Su9
Here I Stand - HIS - C-46 OPEN
History of the World - HWD - C-47 OPEN
Ingenious - ING - C-48 OPEN
Ivanhoe - IVH - C-49 OPEN
Julius Caesar - JUC - C-50 OPEN
Kaiser's Pirates - KPR - D: We18, Fr11 C-51 Tim Rogers; Fr13, Fr16, Sa10; SF/F: Sa13
Kremlin - KRM - L-7 OPEN
Liar's Dice - LID - C-52 OPEN
Lords of Waterdeep - LWD - D: Tu17 C-53 Robert St. Pierre; Tu22, We16, Th17; SF/F: Fr20
Lost Cities - LST - C-54 OPEN
March Madness - MMS - L-8 OPEN
Memoir '44 - M44 - D: Th20 C-55 Sam Edelston; Mu: Th21, Fr9+
Merchant of Venus - MOV - D: Mo14 C-56 Richard Irving; Mo16, We9, Fr13; SF/F: Sa9
Mister Madison's War - MMW - C-57 OPEN
Monsters Menace America - MMA -  C-58 Mark Love; TBD
Napoleonic Wars 5-Player - NW5 - C-59 OPEN
Navegador - NVG - C-60 OPEN
Paths of Glory - POG - C-61 Tom Gregorio; Mu: FSa14, FSu10+
Pirate's Cove - PRC - C-62 OPEN
Power Grid - PGD - C-63 OPEN
Puerto Rico - PRO - D: We11 C-64 Richard Shay; Th17, Fr20, Sa9; SF: Sa15; F: Sa22
Ra! - RA! - D: Tu20 C-65 Steve Scott; FSa21, Mo21, Tu21, We9; SF/F: Th21
Ra; The Dice Game - RDG - C-66 OPEN
Rail Baron - RBN - C-67 OPEN
Robo Rally - RRY - D: TBD C-68 Marc Houde; TBD
the Russian Campaign - TRC - C-69 OPEN
Russian Railoads - RRR - C-70 OPEN
Saint Petersburg - SPG - C-71 OPEN
San Juan - SJN - D: FSu9 C-72 Lexi Shea; FSu10
Santa Fe Rails - SFR - C-73 OPEN
Sekigahara - SKG - C-74 OPEN
Settlers of Catan - SET - C-75 OPEN
Slapshot - SLS - C-76 OPEN
Small World - SMW - D: FSa12 C-77 Jay Spencer; TBD
Speed Circuit - SCT - D: Th13 C-78 Chris Long; Th15; Fr?, Sa?; F:Su9
Splendor - SPD  - C-79 OPEN
Squad Leader - SQL - D: TBD C-80 Peter Pollard; Sa10+; SF/F: Sa9
Star Wars Miniatures - SWM - D: TBD C-81 Frank Sinigaglio: Tu18, We9, Th18, Fr18; QF: Sa12+
Star Wars; Queen's Gambit - QGB C-82 Buddy Sinigaglio; Mo19, Tu20, We21, Th9; Fr12+
Stone Age - STA - D: Tu20 C-83 Rodney Bacigalupo: Mo15, We13, Fr13; QFSF/F: Sa9
Superstar Baseball - SSB - D:Mo20 L-9 Roderick Lee; Draft: Tu19. Tu20,We20, Th20; SF/F: sa20
Through the Ages - AGE - C-84 OPEN
Thurn & Taxis - T&T - D: Mo21 C-85 Andy Latto; Mo23, Tu18. Th15; QF/SF/F: Fr9
Ticket To Ride - TTR - D: We9 C-86 Claire Brosius; Mo17, We11, Th20, Fr9; QF: Sa15; SF/F: Su9
Tin Goose - T_G - C-87 OPEN
Titan - TTN - C-88 OPEN
Titan The Arena - TTA - D: Tu17 L-10 Greg Crowe; We17, Th21, Sa14; SF/F: Sa16
Twilight Struggle - TWS - C-89 OPEN
Up Front - UPF - C-90 OPEN
Vegas Showdown - VSD - D:Mo14 C-91 Eric Freeman; FSu16, Mo17, We9; SF/F: Th15
Victory in the Pacific - VIP - C-92 OPEN
Virgin Queen - VGQ - C-93 OPEN
War At Sea - WAS - C-94 Vincent Meconi; Th9+
War of the Ring - WOR - C-95 OPEN
Washington's War - WWR - formerly WTP (We The People) - D: Th18 C-96 Keith Wixson; Sa9+
Waterloo - WAT -  C-97 Martin Musella; FSa10+; SF/F: Sa9
Wilderness War - WNW - C-98 Keith Wixson; FSa13+
Win, Place & Show C-99 OPEN
World At War - WAW - D:FSu13 C-100 Mike Crowe; Mo10+

To make a GM Commitment, become a current BPA member of Sustaining level or higher and submit a completed Event Form before 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 Events

Top 25 Trials are the top 25 selected by members casting their votes on the Membership ballot between Dec. 1, 2016, and Jan. 31, 2017. Any vacancies in these 25 due to lack of a GM commitment will be filled by BPA based on other Alternate GM commitments on hand by March 15, 2017. 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.

Events selected by Membership Vote

GM - Requested Starting Times
Ace of Aces - AOA -  T-1 OPEN
Bitter Woods - BWD - D: TBD T-2 Bruno Sinigaglio; FSa10+; SF/F: Sa9
Commands & Colors Napoleonics - CCN - D: We9 T-3 John Kirk; We10+
Elchfest - ELC - D: Mo21 T-4 Alex Bell; Mo22+
Enemy In Sight - EIS - T-5 OPEN
Fire in the Lake - FIL -  T-6 Eric Guttag; Th13, Fr13;SF/F: Sa9
Innovation - IOV - T-7 OPEN
King of Tokyo - KOT - T-8 OPEN
Las Vegas -LAS -  T-9 OPEN
Love Letters - L_L - D: TBD T-10 Scott Saccenti; TBD
Medici - MED - T-11 OPEN
Naval War - NVW - T-12 OPEN
Orleans - ORL - D: TBD T-13 Andrew Drummond; TBD
Panzerblitz - PZB - T-14 Rick Northey; FSa10+; SF/F: Sa9
Princes of Florence - POF - T-15 OPEN
Pro Golf - PGF - D: TBD T-16 Bruce Monnin; Th23+
Race For the Galaxy - RFG -   T-17 OPEN
Roll For the Galaxy - RGD - T-18 OPEN
Scythe - SCY - D: TBD T-19 Nicholas Henning; FSa, FSu TBD
Star Wars Rebellion - D: FSu12, We17 T-20 Chris Kizer; Mu: FSu13, We19+
Terra Mystica - D: Tu18 T-21 Hank Griffin; To20; We13; SF: Th9; F: Fr9
Terraforming Mars - TFM - D: TBD T-22 Bill Crenhaw; TBD
Trans America - TAM - T-23 OPEN
Union Pacific - UNP - T-24 OPEN
Wooden Ships & Iron Men - WSM - D: We10 T-25 Tim Hitchings; Fsa10+; SF/F: Sa18

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 Continuing Trials must be willing to run their events when scheduled by BPA. Failure to do so may disqualify the event.

Vendor/Sponsor Introductory (New) Trials: Anytime prior to March 15, each vendor and/or Sponsor may add one new Trial event above and beyond the Top 25 Trials determined by the membership vote. Such New Trials will automatically fall into Century or Continuing Trial classifications the following year based on their 2017 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 CD from the Alternates List to replace otherwise qualifying events without GM commitments are also listed below.

Sponsored Trial Events by Vendors/Sponsors Vendor Events  Game Master
Age of Renaissance - AOR - D: Fsa17, Mo17 VS-1 Eric Monte; FSa18, FSu20, Mo18; F: Tu9
Coal Country - C_C VS-2 OPEN:
Conquest of Paradise - CQP - D: Th19 VS-3 Kevin McPartland; Th21, Fr15, Sa9; SF/F: Sa12
Dominant Species - DSP -  VS-4 OPEN:
Falling Sky - F_S - D: TBD VS-5 Joel Tamburo; TBD
Galaxy - GXY -  VS-6 OPEN:
Leaping Lemmings - LLM - VS-7 OPEN:
Mage Wars - MGW -  VS-8 OPEN:
Maneuveur - MAN - VS-9 OPEN:
Orient Express - O_E - VS-10 OPEN:
Power Grid:the Card Game - PGC - VS-11 OPEN:
Talon - TLN - VS-12 OPEN:
Tigers in the Mist - TIM - D: We18 VS-13 Ray Freeman; Fr9+

Alternate Events

Alternate Events are those that were submitted too late for the annual Trial ballot or that failed in the voting but are submitted with a completed event form by a willing GMs. Alternate events for which a satisfactory event form has been submitted are used as replacements for any qualifying Century or Continuing Trial; event without a GM commitment by the deadline. Alternate events are occasionally upgraded by Sponsors.

 Event Proposals on Hand for use as replacements for vacancies GM Commitments with requested timeslots
13 Days - D: FSu9, We13 Kaarin Engelmann; FSa12, FSu10, We14, Th16
1989 - 989 - OPEN:
Arctic Scavangers - A_S - OPEN:
Automobiles - D: TBD Nicholas Henning TBD
Colt Express - D: TBD Samantha Berk; TBD
Conflict of Heroes - COH - OPEN:
Feast For Odin - D: TBD Sceadeau D'Tela; TBD
Founding Fathers - D: TBD Stephen Scott: TBD
Galaxy Trucker - GXT -  OPEN:
Goa - GOA D: TBD Alex Bove; TBD
Great Campaigns of ACW - GCA - OPEN:
Hands in the Sea Tom Drueding; TBD
Indonesia - D: Fr17 Devin Smith; Fr18, Sa9; SF: Sa14; F: Su9
La Granja - D: TBD Doug Faust; TBD
Labyrinth - LBY - &  Labyrinth: The Awakening - OPEN
Moto Grand Prix John Welage; TBD
Metacheckers - MCK - OPEN:
Nations - D: We17 Bill Crenshaw; Mo19, We19; F: Fr19
Origins of World War II Roy Pettis; TBD
Paydirt - PDT -  OPEN:
Quartermaster General - D:FSu15, Tu17 Marc Nelson Jr; FSa 18, FSu16, Tu18; SF/F: Fr17
Republic of Rome - ROR -  OPEN:
Rommel in the Desert James Kramer; We10+
Stockcar Championship Racing - SCC - TBD Ralph Gleaton; TBD
Tikal - TKL - D:TBD Daniel Broh-Kahn; TBD
Titan Two - TT2 - D: TBD Rich Atwater; FSu20+
Tyranno Ex - D: We11 Tom DeMarco; We12, Fr14; SF?F: Sa9
Tzolkin - TZK - OPEN:
Victory in Europe - VIE - OPEN:
Wellington - WLL - OPEN:
Yaspahan - YSP - OPEN:

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 Laurie Wojtaszczyk at

Events for Children 12 & under Event # Day Time GM
Las Vegas J-1 Mon9amAndrew Drummond
Augustus J-2 Mon11amAndrew Drummond
Settlers of Catan J-3 Mon2pmJanice Laird
King Of Tokyo J-4 Mon6pmJohn Coussis
Lost Cities J-5 Tue9amMegan Byrd
Sushi Go! J-6 Tue11amScott Saccenti
Trans America J-7 Tue2pmCrystal Shipley
Wits & Wagers Family J-8 Tue6pmEric Freeman
Ingenious J-9 Wed9amJoe Yaure
Love Letter J-10 Wed11amLyman Moquin
Guillotine J-11 Wed2pmRay Stakenas
Alhambra J-12 Wed6pmOPEN
Fill The Barn J-13 Thur9amCharlie Hoopes
Formula Motor Racing J-14 Thur11amJames Parauda
Ra! Dice J-15 Thur2pmOPEN
Incan Gold J-16 Thur6pmLucas Heinz
Blokus J-17 Fri9amDaniel Broh-Kahn
7 Wonders J-18 Fri11amOPEN
Splendor J-19 Fri2pmAndrew Drummond
Carcassonne J-20 Fri6pmRich Shipley
Apples to Apples J-21 Sat9amJoanna Melton
Can't Stop J-22 Sat 11amTom Parauda
Ticket to Ride J-23 Sat2pmEric Freeman
Slapshot (7pm!!) J-24 Sat7pmMark Yoshikowa

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); PC - times listed in red are Pre-Cons which commence the preceding weekend; Mu: Mulligan, QF: Quarter Final, SF: Semi-Final, F: Final; +: Continuous Rounds to conclusion or posted SF or F. BBB
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