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The Weekly Weasel -- Week of April 21

The Weekly Weasel

Here's the latest news from the Weasels.

Reserve Your Weasel Moot Room While It's Cheap...
...Relatively speaking. Our room block at the Hampton Inn and Suites, along with the discounted room rate, for the July 26-27 Weasel Moot expires next Monday. To reserve your room, call 312-832-0330. Mention Weasel Moot 2014 to get our room rate of $189 per night. On the 29th, that rate will go up as much as $20 per night. Of course, you're welcome to search for other housing options. There are plenty in the city, and we're not on the hook for any of the rooms in our block at the Hampton Inn. Airbnb is one good option for finding housing. There are others on the website, so check it out.

The dates again are July 26-27. The Hampton Inn is in the heart of River North. It's a great location, and it should be a fun event. You can find all the info you need on the website, but briefly, it will be a three-round tournament with the best two rounds counting for score. We'll have two rounds on Saturday and one on Sunday. On Friday, we plan to organize a social event -- perhaps an outing to the Blue Frog's Local 22 karaoke bar, which is right by the Hampton Inn.

Check out the site and go ahead and preregister. You'll save $5.

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It's Cinco Somewhere!

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Start your Cinco de Mayo celebration early with a Diplomacy game at Matt Sundstrom's home in Glenview.

It's Cinco Somewhere!
When: May 3 at 3 p.m.
Where: Matt Sundstrom's home in Glenview, address to be provided to players.

Last Updated (Friday, 18 April 2014 07:00)

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Take me out to the Brawl Game

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Through last night's action in the 2014 Bar Room Brawl Series, we've now played 12 games with 31 players participating.

Nate Cockerill remains firmly ensconced in first place. He's been squatting there since his solo in the first game of the series. Matt Sundstrom and Jim O'Kelley are next, separated by less than half a point, about 30 points behind the Big Oozy. David St. John is in fourth, trailing them by 50 points. Behind him, the competition is tighter. A pack of players is in pursuit, each with a realistic shot at capturing a spot in the championship game.  

The complete standings are here. Each player's best three scores in bar games counts toward his or her composite score. At the end of the season, the top seven players, regardless of membership status, will be invited to participate in the second annual Bar Room Brawl Championship Game at the Red Lion.
 

Leader of the Pack or a Wheelie Good Exit

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David St. John has style, and style is everything.

After topping his first board with the Weasels last night at the Red Lion, St. John bought a round of drinks, then mounted his motorcycle and peeled off in a cloud of dust. If I could do it all over again, that's the exclamation point I would put on my first Weasels board top. ... I'd be riding a Harley instead of a Honda, but still, the man knows how to make an exit.

Last Updated (Saturday, 19 April 2014 18:10)

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Youth Is Served

Tournament Game Reports

Hipster John Gramila is on a roll. In three league games this season, he's topped one board outright and shared another. At the North American Diplomacy Championship at WACCon in January, he finished seventh. And last weekend at our eighth annual CODCon Open at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, he posted two convincing board tops en route to his first tournament championship.

It was a great bounce-back year for CODCon. Last year, we managed just 15 players, five of whom traveled to the event. This year, 22 players participated on a total of seven boards. That number includes 20 local players, our best local turnout since the WDC in 2012.

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Prokes for Three...Swish

WCW Club Season 2014 Games

Our seventh annual March Madness campaign closed last Saturday with a fifth and final game at Matt Sundstrom's home in Glenview. Game No. 242 was a taut affair with four lead changes and four players finishing within two centers of one another. When the buzzer sounded in Spring 1907, Tony Prokes had topped his club-leading third board of the season. The final center counts were:

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Hipster Beatdown

WCW Club Season 2014 Games

Everything came up vegan for Hipster John.

Playing in just his third league game of the season and in the comfortable environs of Logan Square, Hipster John Gramila attacked yesterday's board as if it were an all-you-can-eat vegan buffet, a keg of ice cold Pabst Blue Ribbon, or a communal shower at an Arcade Fire concert. The hip son of a gun went after it. His Turkey rolled to a 13-center board top, launching Gramila into fourth place on the season.

Last Updated (Sunday, 23 March 2014 12:16)

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The Weasels need you!

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The Weasels is your Diplomacy club, and the club needs your support to thrive. We hope you'll play in a game or two this year. We're certainly trying to offer a lot of opportunities. You can always find game openings right here at the website or on Meetup.

And we're always looking for hosts. Maybe it will be easier for you to make a game if it's in your family room on your schedule. If you're interested in hosting, let me know. You can email the Sneak at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated (Tuesday, 11 March 2014 18:21)

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2014 Dues-Paying Weasels

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Thank you to the following club members who have paid dues for the 2014 calendar year. Dues are $25 in 2014, $10 for students. You may pay your dues by PayPaling to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by giving $25 to a Sneak member. Dues pay for our Meetup page, this website, our annual club awards, the Royale awards, a portion of the Brawl awards, and the Royale hosting expenses.

Last Updated (Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:58)

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Weasel Moot on the Magnificent Mile!

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Moot: n a deliberative assembly primarily for the administration of justice.
Weasel: vb to escape from or evade a situation or obligation. n 1: small carnivorous mammal that is able to prey on animals larger than itself. n 2: cunning Diplomacy player indigenous to the Chicago area.

The hobby's best-named tournament is moving to the Magnificent Mile for its eighth installment!

Last Updated (Friday, 18 April 2014 12:32)

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