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The Season 11 Opening
Season 11 will open with three great opportunities to play Dip in just eight days.
We're going to start by once again trying to pull off an outdoors game at the Chess Pavilion at North Avenue Beach. Longtime readers will recall that we were close to finally realizing this longtime dream of mine last September but that my daughter, Jane, arrived the day before we were to play, a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. So now we're going to try again. If you're unfamiliar with the Chess Pavilion, check out this video. I've wanted to play Dip there since the first time I rode my bike past way back in 1994. Our game is scheduled for September 6, the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, starting at 11 a.m. I hope you can join us.
Last Updated (Monday, 24 August 2015 20:31)
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Last year, our game at the Chess Pavilion was scuttled by the early arrival of my daughter, Jane. Let's try again for Labor Day Weekend. Who's in?
Last Updated (Friday, 28 August 2015 13:20)
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If 10 years of Windy City Weasels Diplomacy has taught you anything, it's that tradition matters to us.
This fall, we'll renew the tradition of fielding a league game during the Weasel Royale club championship game. In past years, this Undercard Game has launched many a successful Royale bid for the following year, so if your campaign fell short this year, think about playing in the Undercard to give yourself a leg up on next year's competition.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 August 2015 22:12)
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For the 10th time, we gathered at Eric and Muy Leng Brown's beautiful home in bucolic Wayne to wrap up an exciting season of Windy City Weasel Diplomacy. This season, a total of 72 players competed on 28 boards. Eighteen of those players showed up for Weasel Pyle Ten, and 16 of them got to play on three boards throughout the day.
War Weasel Dan Burgess and I never got in a game. Instead, we played four other games, including Caverna, pictured above, and Clue. Yes, Clue.
But you don't care about that. You want to hear what happened in the games. So here goes.
Last Updated (Sunday, 16 August 2015 11:56)
Not the least of business to conduct on a busy day in Wayne was the annual Sneak election. Three seats were up this year: the ones held by Nate Cockerill, who is no longer living in the area and is therefore ineligible to serve on the Sneak per the club's by-laws; Don Glass; and Jim O'Kelley.
Both Glass and O'Kelley sought reelection and won in landslides. When the electronic ballots were distributed last week, there was no candidate for the third position. That quickly changed, however, as three candidates launched write-in campaigns: Kevin O'Kelly, a veteran of the First and Second Sneaks; Christian Kline, who has been playing with the club since Game No. 3 in January 2006; and newcomer Brian Beck.
The 2015 Bar Room Brawl Series ended last night at the Red Lion. A total of 48 players participated in the 16 games. The regular Red Wednesday event on the second Wednesday of every month certainly seemed to pay off.
The full standings are here. Scores are based on best three results. The top seven finishers, regardless of membership status, will now be invited to participate in the championship game, which will take place at the Red Lion on a date to be determined. They are:
Last Updated (Sunday, 16 August 2015 13:11)
Are you ready for some Diplomacy? And some football? New Weasel Brian Beck will host the first house game of Season 11 at his home in Morton Grove on Sunday, September 13. The Packers game will be on in every room. Fans of the other team are welcome, too! Brian will be grilling, too, so expect football fare.
When: September 13 at 11 a.m.
Where: Brian Beck's home in Morton Grove. Address will be provided to the players.
Last Updated (Friday, 28 August 2015 19:02)
At one point last night at the Red Lion, Ali Adib threw up his hands in disgust and said to his fellow Easterners, "We're obviously doing something wrong. None of us is gaining centers!"
It was that kind of night as we played Game No. 276, the final match of the 2015 Bar Room Brawl Series. Play ended by time limit after the Fall 1907 turn in the following center counts:
The 11th season of Windy City Weasels Diplomacy will kick off with a Red Wednesday at the Red Lion on September 9. Help us get our WDC year off to a great start by coming out for an evening of Dip and Drinks!
When: September 9 at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11.
Where: The Red Lion in Lincoln Square, 4749 N Rockwell.
Last Updated (Friday, 28 August 2015 19:03)