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Lincoln Square is known for its German heritage. Even at the Red Lion, a quaint British pub, we occasionally have to share the space with German cultural groups wearing customary garb, drinking dark beer, and chanting ritualistically.

There were no odd German clubs at the Lion on Wednesday. Nevertheless, the krauts and their close kin in Austria were goose-stepping all over the place.

Last Updated (Friday, 29 April 2016 23:26)

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The Weekly Weasel -- Week of April 25

The Weekly Weasel

Here's the latest news from the Weasels.

League Play Resumes Tomorrow Night
After a six-week break due to CODCon, league play resumes tomorrow night with another Red Wednesday at the Red Lion. The game will be our club's 299th.

Our 300th will take place just two weeks later at the Lion on May 11. We already have nine signed up for that one, so two boards is a real possibility. Come on out, shake the rust off in advance of WDC, and help us celebrate another landmark for the Weasels.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 26 April 2016 19:04)

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Red Wednesday - May 11

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Rednesdays are back on their regular schedule next month. Join us on May 11 for an evening of Dip and Drinks at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square!

Red Wednesday
When: May 11 at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11.
Where: The Red Lion in Lincoln Square, 4749 N Rockwell.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 26 April 2016 18:42)

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Big Jake

Tournament Game Reports

Dan Burgess (left) and Kevin O'Kelley discuss their Christian Kline problem in Spring 1902 of the first round at CODCon.

Jake Trotta is a quick study. After learnng the game last July, he's been fighting for the club lead all season. Last weekend, in his first tournament ever, he set the bar pretty high, winning the CODCon Open championship with a strong board-top as France in the first round and a close third in the second.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 12 April 2016 22:45)

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The Parade of Tributes

Club News

The attendee list for the World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot X is impressive (and growing). It includes world champions, North American champions, Grand Prix champions, Weasel Moot champions, winners of numerous other tournaments, and lots of people who have a chance to win this year's world championship. In fact, the only players who don't have a shot are the ones who aren't on the list.

The following players have told me they're coming. To add your name, comment below or send me an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

An asterisk indicates that the player has preregistered, which you can do here.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 26 April 2016 16:10)

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It's Brawl right now

Club News

We've updated the Bar Room Brawl standings through last night's action at the Red Lion, and it turns out we misrepresented Christian Kline's score last week. Therefore, Jake Trotta is back in first where he belongs. ... For now.

It's still tight between them, however. Trotta has 97.73 points; Kline, 95.92 (2 fewer than we reported last week). Jim O'Kelley climbed into third place with 79.90 points, and David Spanos improved his score slightly to 72.93 but fell into fourth. 

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Toeing the toga party line

WCW Club Season 2016 Games

Someone on Facebook suggested that we wear togas to last night's Ides of March game at the Red Lion. In keeping with the spirit of the day, if not the style, we chose to do the talking with our knives rather than our knees. (Most will agree that the choice was wise.)

Old Julius was stabbed 23 times that day in 44 B.C. No one got it quite that bad last night--possibly because the game ended by a rare bar-game draw vote in Spring 1905 with more than an hour of play left on the clock--but there were plenty of wild stabbings to go around. Game No. 298 was a short, brutish affair. The final center counts were:

Last Updated (Thursday, 24 March 2016 12:41)

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Onward, Christian soldier!

WCW Club Season 2016 Games

Last night at the Red Lion, on a board stocked with guys who have joined the club in the past two years, cagey vet Christian Kline turned in a vintage performance, the kind where he goes from three to board-top in a cloud of dust.

Kline has been playing with the Weasels since our third game, way back in January 2006, so most of the vets have experienced whiplash from watching him accelerate to one of his monster board-tops. For the five guys who weren't me, however, it was a new experience, as it had been nearly three years to the day since he burned rubber in a league game.

Last Updated (Thursday, 10 March 2016 16:39)

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Help us for 2016 by paying dues!

Club News

 Another season has passed, and an epic new year of the Windy City Weasels is underway, culminating in our hosting of the World Diplomacy Championships in June 2016!

You can proudly support the Weasels by becoming a dues-paying member. In addition to the joy and happiness that comes from paying dues, you'll get $5 off of your registration fee fo the CODCon Open in April and $10 off at the World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot X in June; the right to vote in our annual election for our governing body, The Sneak; and eligibility to compete in our annual club championship game, the Weasel Royale, held at my house in Downers Grove each auturmn.

Below are buttons you can use to pay your dues for 2016. They remain at $25 for a regular membership, and $10 for students without a proper income. Click now to support Diplomacy in Chicago!

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 08 December 2015 23:30)

 

Your dues-paying Weasels

Club News

Special thanks to the following Weasels for paying their dues. Dues help cover the costs of running our club, including this website, the Meetup page, and our annual club awards.

  1. Ali Adib
  2. Brandon Fogel
  3. Brian Shelden

Last Updated (Monday, 11 April 2016 23:15)

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Deja Moot! WDC at Weasel Moot X

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#DejaMoot!

Come now, Weasels, start your scheming, and mark your calendars while you're at it. The World Diplomacy Championship and the North American Championship are coming back to Chicago!

Yes, yes, we just hosted them in 2012, but that was so much fun that we're doing it again in 2016. The 10th installment of the hobby's best-named tournament will play host to the 26th annual World Diplomacy Championship and the 49th(?) North American Championship.
 
Hroom! Hroom! All the details you need are right here, so make your plans to join us! 

Last Updated (Friday, 01 April 2016 14:15)

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