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WBC Preliminary Events List/Orphans 2019
Last updated May 29, 2019.

Final Event Listing for WBC 2019.

WBC has finalized 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
1775C-2Jeff Lange
18xxC-3Tom McCorry
AcquireC-4Cliff Ackman
Adel VerpflichtetC-5Tom DeMarco
Advanced CivilizationC-6Nathan Barhorst
Age of RenaissanceC-7Kevin Youells
AgricolaC-8Rob Murray
Air BaronC-9Max Jamelli
AlhambraC-10Charles Faella
Amun-ReC-11Robert St. Pierre
Atlantic StormC-12Ben Knight
AutomobileC-13Devin Smith
B17C-14Mark Yoshikawa
Battles of the American Revolution SeriesC-15Mark Miklos
Bitter WoodsC-16Bruno Sinigaglio
Boxcars (formerly Rail Baron)C-17Trella Bromley
BrassC-18Bruce Hodgins
Breakout NormandyC-19Nels Thompson
BritanniaC-20James Jordan
Can't StopC-21Andrew Drummond
CarcassonneC-22Jennifer Visocnik
Castles of Mad King LudwigC-23John Corrado
CatanC-24Rich Shipley
Championship Formula RacingC-25Chris Long
Circus MaximusC-26Josh Githens
Combat CommanderC-27Bryan Collars
Commands & Colors AncientsC-28Bill O'Neal
Commands & Colors NapoleonicsC-29John Kirk
ConcordiaC-30Craig Reece
Conquest of ParadiseC-31Kevin McPartland
DiplomacyC-32Tom Haver
DominionC-33Duncan McGregor
DuneC-34Brad Johnson
EgiziaC-35Andrew Emerick
El GrandeC-36Rob Flowers
Empire BuilderC-37Bob Stribula
Empire of the SunC-38Chris Crane
For the PeopleC-39James Pei
Formula DeC-40Josh Githens
Formula Motor RacingC-41Chris LeFevre
GettysburgC-42Ed Menzel
Great Campaigns of the American Civil WarC-43Dave Cross
Great Western TrailC-44Scott Saccenti
Hannibal: Rome vs CarthageC-45Stuart Tucker
Here I StandC-46Justin Rice
History of the WorldC-47Ty Hansen
IngeniousC-48Max DuBoff
InnovationC-49Robb Effinger
IvanhoeC-50Dagny Lytle
King Of TokyoC-51John Coussis
Las VegasC-52Adam Hurd
Liar's DiceC-53Nicole Reiff
Lords of WaterdeepC-54Robert St. Pierre
Lost CitiesC-55Roy Pettis
MediciC-56Jeff Cornett
Memoir '44C-57Sam Edelston
Merchant of VenusC-58Richard Irving
Napoleonic WarsC-59Gareth Williams
NavegadorC-60Anni Foasberg
OrleansC-61Andrew Drummond
Paths of GloryC-62Tom Gregorio
Pirate's CoveC-63Jason Fisher
Power GridC-64Jay Spencer
Puerto RicoC-65Richard Shay
Ra!C-66Steve Scott
Ra: The Dice GameC-67Sky Roy
Railways of the WorldC-68Pierre LeBoeuf
Robo RallyC-69Marc Houde
Russian RailroadsC-70Dan Farrow IV
Saint PetersburgC-71Amy Rule
San JuanC-72Lexi Shea
ScytheC-73David Vestal
SekigaharaC-74Dennis Mishler
SlapshotC-75Ashley Kilroy
SplendorC-76Duncan McGregor
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
Terra MysticaC-82Hank Griffin
Terraforming MarsC-83Bill Crenshaw
The Russian CampaignC-84Gary Dickson
Through the AgesC-85Randy Buehler
Thurn & TaxisC-86Andy Latto
Ticket To RideC-87Claire Brosius
Time of CrisisC-88Wray Ferrell
TitanC-89Bruno Wolff
Twilight StruggleC-90George Young
Up FrontC-91Ken Whitesell
Vegas ShowdownC-92Eric Freeman
Victory in the PacificC-93John Sharp
Virgin QueenC-94Ed Beach
War At SeaC-95John Sharp
War of the RingC-96Kevin Wojtaszczyk
Washington's WarC-97Keith Wixson
WaterlooC-98Martin Musella
Wooden Ships & Iron MenC-99Tim Hitchings
World At WarC-100Mike Crowe
Afrika KorpsL-1Jonathan Lockwood
Attack SubL-2Steve Caler
AuctionL-3Bruce Reiff
Euphrat & TigrisL-4Craig Moffit
Facts In FiveL-5John Corrado
Football StrategyL-6Bert Schoose
KremlinL-7Steve Cuccaro
March MadnessL-8Carrie Lewis
Superstar BaseballL-9Roderick Lee
Titan The ArenaL-10Greg Crowe
TransamericaL-11Dave Bohnenberger

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-1Chris Yaure
878 VikingsT-2Scott Beall
Ace of AcesT-3Bill Burtless
Battle CryT-4Mike Stanley
Battle LineT-5Sean McCulloch
Castles of BurgundyT-6Richard Irving
ChurchillT-7Kirk Harris
EvolutionT-8Timothy O'Flynn
Five TribesT-9Allan Jiang
Gaia ProjectT-10Sceadeau D'Tela
Kaiser's PiratesT-11Tim Rogers
Love LetterT-12Antony Saccenti
Monsters Menace AmericaT-13Mark Love
Mr. Madison's WarT-14Dave Stiffler
Pro GolfT-15Bruce Monnin
Race For the GalaxyT-16Eric Guttag
Republic of RomeT-17Frank McNally
Roll For the GalaxyT-18Craig Trader
SagradaT-19Daron Schreier
Santa Fe RailsT-20Rob Kircher
Small WorldT-21Sarah Stewart
Space BaseT-22Bryan Collars
Union PacificT-23Jeff Jackson
Wilderness WarT-24Grant LaDue
Win, Place, & ShowT-25Craig Fox

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
ASL Starter KitV-1Perry Cocke
Dunkirk: France 1940V-2Doug Bryant
Hitler's ReichV-3Fred Schachter
LabyrinthV-4Trevor Bender
Leaping LemmingsV-5Bill Powers
ManuevoreV-6Andy Lewis
MetaCheckersV-7Ed Bond
PaydirtV-8Ron Pisarz
Space CorpsV-9John Butterfield
Thunder AlleyV-10Jeff Horger
Tigers in the MistV-11Ray Freeman
Wild Blue YonderV-12Chris Janiec
1776E-13Steve Packwood
Beta ColonyE-14Melody Loder
New FrontiersE-15Jeremy Billones
TransatlanticE-16Melody Loder
Underwater CitiesE-17Brandon Buchanan
Blood BowlS-18Connie Vogelmann
Enemy in SightS-19Matt Evinger
Falling SkyS-20Joel Tamburo
Galaxy TruckerS-21Dave Finberg
Mage Wars ArenaS-22Tom Cannon
MBTS-23Rob Schoenen
PanzerblitzS-24Rick Northey
Tin GooseS-25Bill Herbst
Titan 2-PlayerS-26David desJardins
Voyages of Marco PoloS-27Chris Wildes

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 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
MetacheckersA-18Ed Bond
Naval WarA-19James Kramer
Normandy '44A-20Jeff Lange
Origins of World War IIA-21Roy Pettis
SantoriniA-23Kevin Warrender
Sidereal ConfluenceA-24Nick Henning
Tyranno ExA-25Tom DeMarco
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
CatanJ-1Rich Shipley
Ra: The Dice GameJ-2Ashley Kilroy
Las VegasJ-3John Coussis
King of TokyoJ-4Janice Laird
MetacheckersJ-5Ed Bond
Sushi Go!J-6Scott Saccenti
Wits and Wagers FamilyJ-7Eeric Freeman
Facts in Five FamilyJ-8Andrew Drummond
AugustusJ-9Dan Boyle
Love LetterJ-10Jarett Weintraub
GuillotineJ-11Ray Stakenas
SplendorJ-12Andrew Drummond
BlokusJ-13Philip Shea
IngeniousJ-14Steve LeWinter
Last SpikeJ-15Michael Sosa
Incan GoldJ-16Lucas Heinz
TransamericaJ-17Darlene Gormly
CarcassonneJ-18Rebecca Roppolo
Sleeping QueensJ-19Samantha Berk
IvanhoeJ-20Kirk Harris
Apples to ApplesJ-21Alan Applebaum
Can't StopJ-22Tim Evinger
Lost CitiesJ-23Devin Gallagher
SlapshotJ-24Mark Yoshikawa

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.