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WBC Preliminary Events List/Orphans 2020
Last updated May 9, 2020.
 

WBC 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The Board is discussing the impact on events for WBC 2021. Updates will be provided in our monthly newsletter.

Final list of WBC 2020 Events except for Sponsor/Vendor Adds.

WBC 2020 Century and Trial Events are set. The list below represents the WBC 2020 Century Group events based on its 2019 performance. In addition to these events, WBC 2020 will include the 25 Trial events listed below that were selected by the members in the December-January Membership Drive. Any Trial Ballot event which did not get voted in and had a GM form submitted is listed in the alternates section below in case a Vendor/Sponsor wants to include them.

Century Events | Trial Events |Sponsored Trial Events | Alternate Events | Juniors Events

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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 2019 performance and Board vote under the Legacy rules (see BPA FAQs) and required only the commitment of a BPA member to GM the event between December 1, 2019 and the deadline of February 28, 2020.

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 February 28, 2020. 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 Century/Legacy GM
7 WondersC-1Shea, Philip
1775C-2Lange, Jeff
18xxC-3McCorry, Tom
AcquireC-4Ackman, Cliff
Advanced CivilizationC-5Barhorst, Nathan
AgricolaC-6Murray, Rob
Air BaronC-7Jamelli, Max
AlhambraC-8Gutermuth, Debbie
Amun-ReC-9Bove, Alex
ASL Starter KitC-10Cocke, Perry
Atlantic StormC-11Heidman, Jeff
AutomobileC-12Smith, Devin
B-17C-13Yoshikawa, Mark
Battles of the American Revolution SeriesC-14Miklos, Mark
Bitter WoodsC-15Sinigaglio, Bruno
BoxcarsC-16Bromley, Trella
BrassC-17Hodgins, Bruce
Breakout NormandyC-18Thompson, Nels
BritanniaC-19Jordan, James
Can't StopC-20Drummond, Andrew
CarcassonneC-21Visocnik, Jennifer
Castles of BurgundyC-22Irving, Richard
Castles of Mad King LudwigC-23Corrado, John
CatanC-24Shipley, Rich
Championship Formula RacingC-25Long, Chris
Circus MaximusC-26Githens, Josh
Combat CommanderC-27Collars, Bryan
Commands & Colors AncientsC-28Ottoman, Greg
Commands & Colors NapoleonicsC-29Kirk, John
ConcordiaC-30Armstrong, Carl
DiplomacyC-31Haver, Tom
DominionC-32Bielefeldt, Russ
DuneC-33Johnson, Brad
EgiziaC-34Emerick, Andrew
El GrandeC-35Flowers, Rob
Empire BuilderC-36Stribula, Bob
Empire of the SunC-37Crane, Chris
For the PeopleC-38Pei, James
Formula DeC-39Caton, Carolyn
Formula Motor RacingC-40LeFevre, Chris
Gaia ProjectC-41D'Tela, Scceadeau
Great Campaigns of the American Civil WarC-42Cross, David
Great Western TrailC-43Saccenti, Scott
Hannibal: Rome vs CarthageC-44Tucker, Stuart
Here I StandC-45Rice, Justin
History of the WorldC-46Hansen, Ty
IngeniousC-47DuBoff, Max
InnovationC-48Effinger, Robb
IvanhoeC-49Lytle, Dagny
Las VegasC-50Hurd, Adam
Liar's DiceC-51Reiff, Nicole
Lords of WaterdeepC-52St. Pierre, Robert
Lost CitiesC-53Pettis, Roy
MediciC-54Cornett, Jeff
Memoir '44C-55Edelston, Sam
Merchant of VenusC-56Irving, Richard
NavegadorC-57Foasburg, Anni
OrleansC-58Drummond, Andrew
PanzerblitzC-59Northey, Rick
Paths of GloryC-60Gregorio, Tom
PaydirtC-61Pisarz, Ron
Pirate's CoveC-62Fisher, Jason
Power GridC-63Savarick, Jim
Puerto RicoC-64Shay, Richard
Ra!C-65Scott, Steve
Ra: The Dice GameC-66Kilroy, Ashley
Robo RallyC-67Houde, Marc
Russian RailroadsC-68Spencer, Jay
SagradaC-69Schreier, Daron
Saint PetersburgC-70Amy Rule
San JuanC-71Shea, Lexi
ScytheC-72LeWinter, Steve
SekigaharaC-73Mishler, Dennis
SlapshotC-74Wojtaszczyk, Laurie
Small WorldC-75Berk, Samantha
Space BaseC-76Eno, Rob
Squad LeaderC-78Pollard, Pete
Star Wars Queen's GambitC-79Sinigaglio, Buddy
Star Wars RebellionC-80Kizer, Chris
Stone AgeC-81Bacigalupo, Rodney
Terraforming MarsC-82Crenshaw, Bill
The Napoleonic WarsC-83Williams, Gareth
The Russian CampaignC-84Dickson, Gary
Through the AgesC-85Buehler, Randy
Thurn & TaxisC-86Latto, Andy
Ticket To RideC-87Brosius, Claire
Time of CrisisC-88Ferrell, Wray
TitanC-89Wolff, Bruno
Twilight StruggleC-90Young, George
Up FrontC-91Whitesell, Ken
Vegas ShowdownC-92Freeman, Eric
Victory in the PacificC-93Drozd, Ted
Virgin QueenC-94Beach, Ed
War At SeaC-95Meconi, Vince
War of the RingC-96Trimmer, Chris
Washington's WarC-97Wixson, Keith
Wilderness WarC-98LaDue, Grant
Wooden Ships & Iron MenC-99Hitchings, Tim
World At WarC-100Scheers, Randy
Afrika KorpsL-1Lockwood, Jonathan
Attack SubL-2Caler, Steve
AuctionL-3Reiff, Bruce
Euphrat & TigrisL-4Moffitt, Craig
Facts In FiveL-5Corrado, John
Football StrategyL-6Schoose, Bert
KremlinL-7Cuccaro, Steve
March MadnessL-8Lewis, Carrie
Superstar BaseballL-9Lee, Roderick
Titan The ArenaL-10Crowe, Greg
TransamericaL-11Bohnenberger, David
WaterlooL-12Menzel, Ed

To make a GM Commitment, become a current BPA member of Sustaining level or higher and submit a completed Event Form between December 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020. 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

The Trial Events represent events which were voted in to WBC 2020 by members who joined the BPA during the membership drive between December 3, 2019 and January 31, 2020. These were the Top 25 vote getters that will be included at WBC 2020. Any vacancies in these 25 events due to lack of a GM commitment by February 28, 2020 may be filled based on other Alternate GM commitments on hand by February 28, 2020. 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 Trial Events

Trial

GM
7 Wonders DuelT-1Yaure, Chris
878 VikingsT-2Beall, Scott
Ace of AcesT-3Drummond, Andrew
Adel VerpflichtetT-4Bender, Angela
Age of RenaissanceT-5Spencer, Jay
AzulT-6Klayder, Paul
Battle CryT-7Stanley, Mike
Battle LineT-8McCulloch, Sean
Enemy in SightT-9Evinger, Matt
EvolutionT-10O'Flynn, Tim
Five TribesT-11McKibbin, Michael
King of TokyoT-12Coussis, John
Leaping LemmingsT-13Powers, Bill
Love LetterT-14Saccenti, Antony
Monsters Menace AmericaT-15Love, Mark
Mr. Madison's WarT-16Stifler, Dave
Naval WarT-17Kramer, James
Pro GolfT-18Monnin, Bruce
Race For the GalaxyT-19Glenn, Derek
Republic of RomeT-20Frank McNally
Santa Fe RailsT-21Roy, Sky
Underwater CitiesT-22Saccenti, Donte
Union PacificT-23Meyer, Chris
Win, Place, & ShowT-24Reiff, Bruce
WingspanT-25Mullet, Jeff

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 February 28, 2020. 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, 2020. Such New Trials will automatically fall into Century or Continuing Trial classifications the following year based on their 2020 performance. These events must be for games which are in print by the March 15, 2020 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 Sponsored by Vendors/Sponsors Vendor/Sponsor GM
Command & Colors: MedievalCCMGeoffrey Heintzelman
Conquest of ParadiseCQPMcPartland, Kevin
GalaxyGXYCameron, Steve
Kaiser's PiratesKPRDay, Jim
SpaceCorpSPCButterfield, John
ChurchillCHLHarris, Kirk
Metacheckers: Battle 4MCKBond, Ed
American Bomber: Evil QueenAMBSmith, Greg
WWII Cammander: Battle of the BulgeW2CButterfield, John
Hands in the SeaHNSDrueding, Tom
GandhiGANvon Knorring, Bjorn
MBTMBTSchoenen, Rob
Mage Wars ArenaMGWCannon, Tom
Voyages of Marco PoloVMPWildes, Chris
Star Wars: Outer RimSORLong, Dave
Thunder AlleyTHABurdett, Jeff
SplendorSPDKilroy, Ashley

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 February 28, 2020 deadline. Alternate events are occasionally upgraded by Sponsors.

WBC Alternate Events

Alternates

GM
1914: Quartermaster GeneralA-1Birnbaum, Marvin
A Feast for OdinA-2Feathers, Ryan
Catan: Cities & KnightsA-3Gnech, Chris
Clans of CaledoniaA-4Martin, Chad
ColosseumA-5Shea, Jessica
Crusade and RevolutionA-6Tucker, Stuart
Die MacherA-7Wood, Jeff
Flamme RougeA-8Schneeberger, Rob
Galaxy TruckerA-9Finberg, David
HamilcarA-10Tucker, Stuart
IstanbulA-11Feathers, Ryan
Last SpikeA-12Sosa, Michael
Mage KnightA-13Pustilnik, Michael
Nations: DynastiesA-14Leggett, Jason
OgreA-15Porterfield, Doug
Railways of the WorldA-16LeBeouf, Pierre
Roll for the GalaxyA-17Trader, Craig
TapestryA-18Hewitt, David
Tin GooseA-19Morgal, Bill
Western LegendsA-20Lingle, Larry

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 held at WBC 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 conventiondirector@boardgamers.org or Megan Byrd at juniors@boardgamers.org.

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