Rising Sun Pre-Con
The Rising Sun Pre-Con is seperate from WBC and requires
its own registration fee. See the Pre-Con
for pricing information. Tribune level members may attend any and all Pre-Cons AND
WBC free of charge.
This year VIP will again use Chess Clocks courtesy of Alan
Applebaum and John Sharp - one of the few events at WBC so furnished.
In 2008, the event moves downstairs to the Marietta room.
The event remains a Pre-Con slot as well as we trade one weekend
for another with seven swiss rounds starting on the Sunday before
WBC and ending Tuesday afternoon before WBC and all of its distractions
gets underway. It is hoped that the pre-Con status will enable
not only new players to take part but also allow more of the
field to stay for all seven rounds so as to enjoy the full ramifications
of a true swiss format.
Tribune level members may again freely partake in any and
all of BPA's six Pre-Cons during the three days preceding WBC.
For details see http://www.boardgamers.org/bpaterms.htm
Otherwise, play at Rising Sun for non-Tribune/Sponsor level
members requires a separate registration fee of $30 for BPA members
pre-registered by July 21st, 2008, or $40 for all others, payable
to the BPA, 1541 Redfield Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015. This fee can
be paid separately or in addition to other WBC fees noted on
the WBC pre-registration form.