War at Sea


2010 Double Elimination Tournament



Boardgame Players Association
2010-2011 War At Sea
PBeM Championship Tournament




The 8th BPA War At Sea PBeM tournament (2010-2011) will start on February 15, 2010.

The tournament format will be double elimination. You will not be eliminated from the tournament until you lose two games.

This year's bracket is posted at the 2010-11 Was PBeM Bracket Page.


Check the sign-up list to see if you are entered. If you're not on the list, you're not in the tourney! So email me if there is a problem.
I will try to update the list every couple of days.

For tournament info and other incredibly valuable stuff, check out Markevich's WaS Ladder and Tournament Index.

For event history, check out the BPA PBeM Tournament Page.

All entrants are required to be a member of the Boardgame Players Association. See the BPA Website for details about joining.

Players will initially be seeded by their current number of BPA Laurels earned in War At Sea. Players currently without any Laurels will be randomly placed in the bracket and any necessary first round byes will also be randomly determined.

At the start of each game, bidding for sides will be used. The lower player in each bracket pair will make the first bid. That player emails how many (if any) POC he is willing to give up to play the preferred side. The other player can then accept the non preferred side or bid a higher amount of POC. This continues until one of the players accepts the POC and the non preferred side. Bidding must be in no finer than 1/2 POC increments.

After the final bid is determined, please report the bid results to Dick Jarvinen .

After the game is resolved, the winner will report the match results to Dick Jarvinen.

In the case of a tie, the Axis player will advance in the bracket.

A time limit of 3 months will be set for each game. If a game runs past the time limit, I will have the four assistant GM's and myself adjudicate the game. Each player's speed of play will be considered in the adjudication decision. I do not expect to need to do this as long as everyone plays at a reasonable speed.

If there is a disputed die roll, my procedure is to encourage players to resolve their problems themselves. If they can not, I will rule in the following manners:

1) If too few dice are rolled, those rolls are kept and additional rolls are ordered.
2) If too many dice are rolled, the excess rolls are ignored.
3) If the format of the die rolls are wrong (such as it is not possible to definitely tell which were the hit rolls and which were the damage rolls), the die rolls are rerolled using the correct format.
4) It is suggested that everyone use the newdice@dartmouth.east.sun.com die roller, though the final decision is up to the two players.

Any games exceeding the time limit will be adjudicated by GM Dick Jarvinen and/or assistant GMs Bruce Monnin, Jonathan Lockwood, Vince Meconi and John Pack.

War At Sea rules clarifications to be used are found on the Rules Clarifications page.

To sign up, email the GM (Dick Jarvinen).