Quirky Quarks BPA Tournament

This is the home page for the 2024 Boardgame Players Association “Play By Email”  tournament for Quirky Quarks. It is open only to members of the Boardgame Players Association (BPA). If you attend the World Boardgaming Championship (WBC), and are up to date on your registration fees for 2024, then you are already a member. If not, you can purchase an “Associate Membership” (PBEM only) for $10 from this website: www.boardgamers.org.
If 24+ players sign up, this tournament will award laurels and contribute to the annual Caesar award, all of which is tracked through that same website.
If we get less players, then we may run this as an unofficial tournament.

GM: Allan Jiang


Tournament Format

This tournament will be played on BoardGameArena. The goal of this tournament is to introduce the game to BPA members to help prepare them for the tournament at this year’s WBC.
You can learn the rules of the game at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pcRUmHIGyI I recommend playing one or more games on BGA before the tournament starts to get familiar with the game and the interface.
Stages: There will be 2 stages in the tournament: heats and finals.
Heats: All players will play 2 simultaneous asynchronous games in the heats. We will try to  have all players play a 3-player game and a 4-player game, but this will depend on the exact number of signups.
Heats Standings: You will earn points as described below:
Win = 1000 points + one-tenth of your score / 2nd place score
Second = 100 points + your score / winner’s score
Third = 10 points + your score / winner’s score
Fourth = 1 point + your score / winner’s score


-1 to 5 double winners: Top 4 advance directly to the finals in a winner-take all game to determine the top 4 places in the tournament. The game will be asynchronous by default, but the finalists may choose to play it live if they are able to schedule it.

-6 to 10 double winners: Top 9 players each play a single 3p semifinal game, each consisting of a player in the top 3, middle 3, and bottom 3 in the standings. Winners plus the closest second place by % will advance to the finals.

Pace of Play: You are expected to check your games and take your turns (at least) once per day.


Registration Opens: March 21, 2024

Registration Closes: May 15, 2024

Heats Start: May 22, 2024

Finals Start: Upon Completion of Heats

Sign Ups

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