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Join Dan Burgess on July 25 for a day of Diplomacy and fringe sports (Mexican soccer. The Cubs.) in Downers Grove.
Last Updated (Sunday, 28 June 2015 19:05)
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Here's the latest news from the Weasels. It will be a brief one.
As promised in the last issue, the website and Facebook event page for next year's World Championship at Weasel Moot X are now up. Check them out. The event will take place June 24-26, 2016, in Roosevelt University's vertical campus at Wabash and Congress.
Preregistration for the con is now open. We're still working out the process for reserving a room in the vertical dorm. Stay tuned for that.
Come now, Weasels, start your scheming, and mark your calendars while you're at it. The World Diplomacy Championship is coming back to Chicago!
Last Updated (Saturday, 20 June 2015 19:55)
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Congrats to the Australian Peter McNamara on winning Weasel Moot IX. Peter is only the third player (joining Matt Sundstrom and John Gramila) to capture both of our tournament titles.
- Australian Peter McNamara
- Christian Kline
- Jorge Zhang
- Brian Beck
- Kevin O'Kelly
- Eric Grinnell
- Mark Weiskircher
Last Updated (Thursday, 18 June 2015 23:11)
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Who's ready to celebrate 239 years and four days of independence with an evening of Dip and Drinks at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square?
Last Updated (Monday, 29 June 2015 19:30)
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This week's Red Wednesday at the Red Lion was one of those rare Dip and Drinks nights when we had exactly the right amount of players for the game. And once again, that wasn't the case the day of.
We were sitting on 10 early Wednesday morning, and I was trying hard to find two others so we could force two boards. One of them, Jason "The Dude" Raynovich, a Founding Weasel, showed up, but instead of 11, he turned out to be No. 7. Two players cancelled and two others didn't show, so for once, I didn't have to sit out. I actually got to play.
And wouldn't you know it, the Blackhawks were playing, too.
Last Updated (Saturday, 06 June 2015 08:43)
This Wednesday, we'll clash for the 14th (and perhaps 15th) time in this year's Bar Room Brawl Series. Newcomer Ali Adib continues to lead the pack with 88.04 points. Right on his tail is Matt Sundstrom at 84.39 points. Both players are scheduled to play in Wednesday's match.
Rounding out the current top seven are Christian Kline, 72.52 points; Scott Soren, 70.24 points; Nathaniel Olson, 62.81 points; Jim O'Kelley, 52.85 points; and David St. John, 52.37 points.
For the complete standings, click here.
Last Updated (Saturday, 06 June 2015 09:28)
Once before in our club history--at the first CODCon back in 2007--we asked three people to play on two boards to make numbers work. Since then, our threshold has been two. Any more than that, and it just gets too disruptive.
So, after a third cancellation on Wednesday night left us with just 11 players, we decided it would be better to sit four and field one solid board than stretch for two and disrupt both. The short straws went to Matt Sundstrom, John Gramila, Sam Bassett and me, although Sam sat in for the first few turns for a late-arriving Nathaniel Olson.
Last Updated (Friday, 15 May 2015 12:48)
Come now, Weasels, start your scheming! Our club's happiest tradition is back for a 10th installment.
Weasel Pyle Ten
When: August 15 from 11 a.m. until no later than 10 p.m.
Where: Castle Brown (Founding Weasel Eric Brown's home in bucolic Wayne)
Last Updated (Sunday, 28 June 2015 19:04)
When we last saw Barry Preece (center), he was guiding Turkey to a monster board-top at Ballydoyle Irish Pub in Downers Grove. Remember when we used to do bar games in Downers Grove? Yah, that's how long ago it was--March 2011.
Back then, Barry was playing in only his second game. His first came in a recruiting game that Chris Davis ran for the Chicago Game Lovers Meetup, also in March 2011, I believe. That recruiting game was off the grid--we didn't count it. On his own, Chris arranged to teach the game to seven novices. (Coincidentally, they played that game on the same block where we played the first five games in our club's history.)
Of the seven, only Barry wanted to play again, but one out of seven isn't bad for a recruiting game, and when he topped that next board at Ballydoyle, we figured we had a solid new member for the club. We figured wrong. Despite our best outreach efforts, we couldn't get him back to the table.