Football Strategy Tournament

I am pleased to announce the 2024 BPA "Play By Email" tournament for Football Strategy. 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 2023, then you are already a member. If not, you can purchase an “Associate Membership” (PBEM only) for $10 from this website:

NOTE: The tournament has started. Registration is closed. You can follow the progress of the tournament on the Results page.

Tournament Registration: To register for the tournament, you must do two things.

  • Have an account on the mpge web site. (See "Playing FBS Online" below)
  • Send an email to to let me know you're interested.
Tournament Format: For this to be an official BPA tournament, we must have at least 16 participants. This tournament will be run as a "League" format. All participants will play a fixed number of games, with no more than half the number of participants advancing to a single-elimination playoff. (See the details page)

Tournament Length: Individual games are usually played "live" and should take less than 2 hours to complete. (However, the game engine does allow a game to be suspended and resumed at a later time.)

The total length of the tournament will depend upon the number of participants, but will take roughly one week per participant. (If there are 20 participants then the entire tournament will last approximately 5 months.)

Playing FBS online: This tournament will be run using my "Multi-Player Game Engine". See the notes on the instructions pages. Contact me if you have any questions. All games must be played on-line.

GM: Ken Whitesell
I will not be playing in the tournament, no official assistant GMs are assigned.