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1776 at the 2008 WBC


Jul 28, 2008


1776 will be played at the World Boardgaming Championships to be held from August 5th to 10th, 2008 at the Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

1776 will be part of Grognardcon and will be free form format this year.


Join the BPA and play in the tournament.


Please mark your calendars and join us at the 2008 WBC!

Tournament Format

A continuous, single elimination tournament featuring the first 9 months of the Campaign Game. Players will bid strategic towns to play the British side. Pairings for the first round of play will be random. The number of rounds played will be determined by the number of entries. All players, regardless of experience, are welcome to play, but the game will only be taught at the beginner's session.



Schedule



Note that the final will occur at the time listed on the BPA website unless both finalists agree to a different time.




Tournament Officials

Matt Burkins will be GM again this year. An assistant GM will adjudicate any disputes involving any games the GM is playing.


Feel free to write to the GM with any questions about the tournament. E-mail is mattburkins@aol.com and conventional mail address is 2917 Smithson Drive, Forest Hill, MD 21050-1901.



Special Tournament Rules

All rounds will be the first 9 months of the Campaign Game. The players will bid for the British side. Both players roll one die and the player with the higher die roll starts the bidding. If the die rolls are tied, re-roll until one player gets a higher roll. The winner of the die roll then bids the number of strategic towns he will control as the British side to obtain victory. The opposing player must then beat that bid if he wants to play the British side. The players continue to bid in turn until one of the players no longer wants to bid. The player with the high bid then takes command of the British units. The British player wins by controlling the number of strategic towns bid at the end of the September 1776 American turn; the American player wins if the British player controls fewer towns than the bid. For victory conditions only, Montreal and Quebec both count as strategic towns for a total of 24 possible strategic towns in the game. All optional rules except inverted and decoy counters will be used.



Bidding History for the 9 Month Campaign Game at the WBC (2002-2007):



British

Bid

British

Wins

British

Losses

7

1

0

11

1

0

12

10

3

13

13

4

14

10

9

15

4

5




Rules Interpretations

The 2nd edition rules will be used. Click here for an upgrade kit to convert 1st Edition Rules to 2nd Edition Rules.

Ignore Basic Game Rule VI.E. on page 6 of the 2nd edition rules. There is no movement point cost to place units on the board.

The ports of Quebec, Philadelphia, and Wilmington (Delaware) are considered frozen during Winter months.

The Continental Navy cannot act as a troop transport or a ferry.


Late Arrivals, Long Games and Byes

GMs are strongly encouraged to keep to the schedule. Please be on time. Late arrivals will only be accommodated to facilitate the filling of a match to the desired number of players. A player is considered late if he has not submitted his badge to the GM before the GM has finished the pairings for all the players who are already present and waiting to start.

Once again, due to scheduling concerns, the GM will (with the utmost reluctance) adjudicate a game that exceeds the time limit. The GM will provide notice at one hour, thirty minutes, and fifteen minutes prior to the end of the round.


Byes will be avoided or postponed whenever possible. A first round bye will be given to the most recent past champion present. If additional byes are necessary, they will be given in order of past champions until all past champions have a bye. Any additional byes will be given to players with a copy of the game, followed by players without a copy of the game. No person will receive a second bye until all remaining players have received one. A bye counts as a full win.



Changes from Last Year

Chess clocks will be provided and used. Each player will begin the game with 90 minutes on the clock to use for movement. The clocks are not used for initial set up and the combat phases. Once the time has run out, a player can no longer move, although he may still attack. When the red flag drops at 12:00, time has run out.


Other

Anyone who brings a copy of the 2nd edition of the game is assured a place in Round 1. However, every effort will be made to accommodate those persons who wish to play but do not have a copy of the game.




Prior Champions



2007

Steve Packwood

11

2006

Steve Packwood

11

2005

Steve Packwood

18

2004

Steve Packwood

15

2003

Steve Packwood

10

2002

Rob Beyma

16

2001

Steve Packwood

10

2000

Steve Packwood

9

1999

Steve Packwood

8

1998

Rob Beyma

12

1997

Steve Packwood

8

1996

Rod Coffey

9

1995

Steve Packwood

12

1994

Steve Packwood

12

1993

Mark Miklos

16


Links

WBC and BPA Web site -Main tournament site

Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center -Reservations and Directions


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