The BobCon St. Patty's Day Texas Hold'em tournament was again a success!
We had 8 players and brought in $110 for BobCon ($200 in buy-ins and 2 re-buys for $230, minus the $120 payout). We had a great time playing with old friends, and all played around a single large table this time. This year 10,000 in chips were available at the beginning, and because of this rebuys also garnered 10,000 more chips. The final four where Terry Eldred, Jeff Gilbert, Bob Iliff, and Brad Kelley. In the end Terry's calm and collected playing style carried the day for first place, with Bob Iliff coming in second, followed by Jeff Gilbert third.
Once again, the level of play is getting better. Rebuys are again down, as folks are staying in longer than usual before losing their stash. This is a good thing, though, as everyone wins when the calibre of players is higher.
Our next tournament will be this summer, probably in August or September again since BobCon is in October.
And thanks to everyone who participated... you help make BobCon happen!
Mark your calendars... BobCon 2013 is scheduled for October 25-27! The doors will open at noon Friday and close at 2pm Sunday. By popular demand the event will once again be held at The Coves Clubhouse in North Kansas City! Watch for more information throughout the year! Add a comment
BobCon is holding a St. Patty's Day Texas Hold 'em Tournament to help us raise funds for this year's convention. We will not be having a poker tournament at BobCon, so these satellite events are meant to fill our needs. Here's the basics:
This event is open to anyone who wants to play or learn Texas Hold 'em. Invite your friends, co-workers, etc. The only caveats are that we will need an RSVP by March 12 in order to ensure we are properly prepared and, due to its nature, this will be an adults-only event.
Check the BobCon Texas Hold 'em Tournament event page for more information!Add a comment
Less than two weeks until BobCon 2012!
October 26 - 28
DGS Games Demos
We want to call special attention to local miniatures shop DGS Games who will be showing their wares and demoing their skirmish system throughout the con. No sign-up is required for the demos, and they don't show up on the event list, so heads up!
From DGS Games: Fortune has smiled on you. The high lord has granted your wish. You hold a Freeblade warrant for the first time. With your Freeband assembled, you go forth to pursue adventure, plunder and profit on behalf of king and country. Join DGS Games and play Freeblades, a unique 32mm fantasy skirmish miniatures game. Bring friends and experience our amazing Tiered Dice©game system. Players will command a Freeband of 6-8 miniatures pitted head-to-head against an opposing Freeband. No experience needed. Rules taught. All miniatures and materials to play provided.
A new marquee event has been added Saturday night that we wanted to call attention to!
From the description: A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals. You will explore new star systems, research technologies, and build spaceships to wage war with. There are many potential paths to victory, so you need to plan your strategy according to the strengths and weaknesses of your species, while paying attention to the other civilizations' endeavors. Which faction will emerge victorious and lead the galaxy under its rule? The shadows of the great civilizations are about to eclipse the galaxy. Lead your people to victory!
There are a few key things everyone should know about Registration. Hopefully these will help you jump into some of the cool events we have available this year.
Relax, Socialize and Have Fun
BobCon is about getting together with friends and having a good time. THAT IS ITS PURPOSE. We know that everyone's schedule is hectic. There are kid's sporting events/tournaments, school activities, weddings, etc. We hold BobCon because many of us simply cannot take the time to go off to a convention. This is local (for most) and laid back. It gives us an opportunity to see friends. Please consider coming even if it is only for one evening during your busy weekend. After a long day at a sports tournament, it might be nice to relax with friends. We definitely want to see you. And do NOT feel that money is an issue, we will not turn away anyone if they can't pay or it just doen't make sense for them to (they are coming by to socialize). WE WANT YOU THERE!Add a comment
Four weeks until BobCon 2012 – October 26-28!
Event Registration is live and ready for you to begin making your schedule and signing up for the events in which you want to participate! There is still time to Submit an Event in order to make sure the games you want to play are offered. It is easy to do and BobCon will be the better for it.
The Event Schedule is Live
The initial 2012 Event Schedule is now online and ready for your planning perusal. Our event coordinator, Dave Phillips, has done another great job of lining up events for the weekend. But the list isn’t final – we can always use more events. That is where you come in! Run an adventure in your favorite role-playing system or simply make sure there is a game of <insert favorite game here> on the schedule. This convention is about playing the games you want to play. Check out the BobCon Game Library to see what we have available if you need any ideas. You can Submit Events right now! Event submission will be taken through October 12, but don’t wait.
Register a User Name
In order to sign up for events, each attendee will need to login to the site. The first time you do so, you will need to register for a user name. If you signed up last year your information will still be there. Once you do, you will be sent an email with a link to follow in order to validate your new user name (this keeps the bots out). Once that is done, you are ready to load up your schedule. The great thing this new systems does is keep all of your event choices readily available. That way if you login later to add or change an event, your current choices are already pre-populated.
Don't Miss Out
Most of the events have limits on the number of players it can support. Register early so you do not get left out of the games you really want to play. Alternates will be taken, of course, just in case someone doesn't show or gets delayed in another event. We will also try to run a second table if we have enough players and additional copies of the game. But don't take the chance – Register NOW! Remember, you can always add to your Event List later.
Some Awesome Events are Lined Up
Here are just of a taste of what we will have this year. Check out the Event List for the current offerings.
We are getting excited and hope you are too!
--The BobCon StaffAdd a comment
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