|Train Gamers Association (TGA)
|Updated: June 2015
The ongoing purpose of the Train Gamers Association (TGA) is to facilitate and promote the play of train games. We sanction and run Puffing Billy Tournaments at large and small conventions throughout the year. Our National Championship is held at Railcon each year over Labor Day weekend in Denver CO, and our other two major conventions each year are held at Origins and Gen Con.
<<< Debbie Gutermuth,
Reigning National Champion
Railcon National Championship 2014
Congratulations to Debbie Gutermuth for winning the Puffing Billy National Championship at Railcon 2014. As it often does, it came down to the Eurorails final Monday monrning, with any of the four players at the head table having a chance to win the big prize. Ed Hewlett won the game, but Debbie did not cooperate by finishing last, so she is the official target for the 2015! Top five were Debbie, Ed, Jeff Jackson, Michael Cheng, and Trella Bromley.
Origins Results 2015
Michael Cheng won Puffing Blly at Origins, with one of the highest scores ever recorded and a huge margin of victory. Charles Hooks won the Iron man competition. Janet Bromley took home the Challenger plaque and became the youngest person ever to win one of our weekend-long tournaments. Congratulations to all our winners, and thanks to everyone who participated.
2015 Puffing Billy Major Tournaments
Origins June 3-7 2015, Columbus Ohio
Gen Con July 30 - Aug 2 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana
2015 tournament info for both:
Railcon Sept 3 - 7, 2015 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Short Line tournament Thursday evening 6pm - midnight
Railcon begins Friday at 9am and runs until Monday PM (one day longer than the host convention Tacticon)
Newly renovated hotel! $79 rooms! Free Airport Shuttle!
- Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast
Register directly for Tacticon at gamersforvets.org
Other Upcoming TGA-Sanctioned Tournaments
Ticket to Ride World Championship 2014
The TGA was pleased to be part of last year's Ticket to Ride World Championship, sponsored by Days of Wonder to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the popular train game. Congratulations to TGA members Cheryl Orosz, Michael Cheng, Jeff Jackson, Trella Bromley, David Belew, and Phil Cottrell who were among the 24 finalists in the North American Championship. None of them won the trip to Paris but the TGA was well represented in the competition and we are proud of their efforts.