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Updated: December 2013

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.

 <<< Ken Gutermuth,
        Reigning National Champion


  2013 Major Tournament Results

Ken Gutermuth ran away with the big prize at Railcon.  There were some cries of foul as the top four rounded out with Debbie Gutermuth, Jeff Jackson, and Trella Bromley, but we can assure you the scores were entered correctly.  Ken also won the PBT at Gen Con, and Ed Hewlett won at Origins.

We broke the attendance record we set in 2012.  For the first time, we had over 1000 participants total in those three major Puffing Billy tournaments.

Ticket to Ride National Championship

The TGA is pleased to be part of the Ticket to Ride World Championship, sponsored by Days of Wonder to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the popular train game.  We will be running five of the qualifying tournaments for the North American Championship as noted below.  General information about those qualifiers is available here.  For additional information send an email to tgagameinfo@traingamers.com.

  • Upcoming Puffing Billy Major Tournaments
        Origins June 11-15 2014,  Columbus Ohio
       Origins 2014 includes a Ticket to Ride National Championship Qualifier
         Gen Con Aug 14-17 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana
                  Gen Con 2014 includes a Ticket to Ride National Championship Qualifier

               Games begin Thursday at 8am for Origins and Gen Con.
                2013 info is below, which generally applies to both Origins                     and Gen Con.  2014 updates will available later:

 
      Railcon  Aug 28 - Sept 1, 2014  NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
                   Denver, Colorado
               Short Line tournament Thursday evening
               Other games begin Friday morning at 9am
               2014 details will be available later.

        
Other Upcoming TGA-Sanctioned Tournaments 
  • Chattanooga (TN) Rail Gaming Challenge  Jan 17-19, 2014
    • Puffing Billy Tournament
    • Ticket to Ride National Championship Qualifier
  • Genghis Con Denver CO  Feb 15-17, 2014
    • Puffing Billy Tournament
    • Ticket to Ride National Championship Qualifier
  • Total Confusion Mansfield MA  Feb 20-23, 2014
    • Puffing Billy Tournament
    • Ticket to Ride National Championship Qualifier
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