|Train Gamers Association (TGA)
|Updated: April 2016
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 (usually in September or October), and our other two annual major conventions are held at Origins and Gen Con.
<<< Roger Jarrett,
Reigning National Champion
Railcon National Championship 2015
Congratulations to Roger Jarrett for winning the Puffing Billy National Championship at Railcon 2015. A record 17 people achieved five category wins, with several people making it into six finals. Should have been a hard fought battle but Roger blew everyone else away in the finals to become the official target for 2016. It wasn't even close.
In another first, the rest of the top ten were all former Puffing Billy or Challenger class winners. Following Roger were Anthony Carver, Trella Bromley, Ken Gutermuth, Chris Meyer, Ken Bachman, Michael Cheng, Jeff Jackson, Charles Hooks, and Raechel Sanger.Railcon 2016 Announcement
The TGA is pleased to announce that the 22nd annual Puffing Billy National Championship at Railcon will be held October 13-16, 2016 in Schaumburg IL. Details and registration information will be published soon.
2016 Puffing Billy Major Tournaments
Origins June 15-19 2016, Columbus Ohio
The TGA 2016 Origins Club Code is TGA16fTs
Your TGA membership must be current (paid in 2015)
for this code to be honored by Origins
Gen Con August 4-7 2016, Indianapolis, Indiana
2016 Initial Train Game Schedule for Origins and Gen Con:
Train Game Schedule 2016 (pdf)
2015 tournament info is below. Updates for 2016 will be
posted when available:
Railcon 2016 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
October 13-16, 2016 Schaumburg IL
This year's National Championship at Railcon will be held
in Schaumburg IL (20 minutes from O'Hare airport)
October 13-16, 2016
Registration and hotel booking information will be
announced and posted in May
Other Upcoming TGA-Sanctioned Tournaments
Ticket to Ride World Championship
The TGA was 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. 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.