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Venue: Dan Burgess' Home

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Venue: UIC Atrium

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The Weekly Weasel -- Week of May 4

The Weekly Weasel

Here's the latest news from the Weasels.

Seis de Mayo
Seven of the most interesting men in the world will gather on Wednesday at the Red Lion for a bonus Diplomacy bar game. The guest of honor is Charlie Sweet from Milwaukee, an active player on webdiplomacy.net who is in town for a technology conference. (Ex-pat Peter Yeargin is here for the same conference and may make a cameo.) If you're around on Wednesday, stop by the Lion for a bite and a beer. Interesting men prefer to play Dip in front of an audience.

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Dip with Dan

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Join Dan Burgess for another game of Diplomacy at his lair in Downers Grove.

Dip with Dan
When: May 9 at 11 a.m.
Where: Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove, 5409 Benton Ave.

Last Updated (Monday, 04 May 2015 18:33)

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Seis de Mayo!

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Join us for a bonus night of Dip and Drinks at the Red Lion! This time, we're welcoming a webdiplomacy.net player from Milwaukee, MKECHARLIE. Let's show him why we love to play this game face to face.

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

Last Updated (Monday, 04 May 2015 12:34)

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Matt's Con

Tournament Game Reports

Here's a hot tip: Place your money down now on Matt Sundstrom to win the 2018 CODCon Open. He's as reliable as a comet, or maybe a locust. For the third time in nine years--each time on a multiple of three--Matt won the CODCon Open. And this time, he crushed it.

In his first round, Matt soloed as Turkey. Again. That's his fourth solo as Turkey with the club, and the second one at CODCon. He probably could have skipped the rest of the con at that point. Instead, he showed up for Round 2 to take his beating. So, we pummeled him into a nine-center French board-top.

That turned out to be his #DropRound, because on Sunday, he nearly soloed again as Germany, finishing with 16 centers and more than 74 points. It was quite a performance.

The top seven, along with their best country awards, were:

Last Updated (Tuesday, 14 April 2015 21:07)

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A tale of two Lokkens

WCW Club Season 2015 Games

For Jeff Lokken, in town from Buffalo to visit his brother, Game No. 268, played Saturday at Peter's home in Logan Square, was the best of times. But for brother Peter, it was the worst of times. Jeff's France finished second with eight centers, while Peter in Germany was eliminated in 1904. Nevertheless, a bad game of Diplomacy is still a pretty good time.

"We all had fun," Peter said afterward. "It didn't go well for me, though. I blame alcohol."

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Red Wednesday -- May 13

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Red Wednesday moves back to its usual night in May, the second Wednesday. See you on the 13th for an evening of Dip and Drinks!

Red Wednesday
When: May 13 at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11.
Where: The Red Lion in Lincoln Square, 4749 N. Rockwell.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 21 April 2015 21:34)

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Nathaniel and the Fat Lady

WCW Club Season 2015 Games

If opera singer and new Weasel Nathaniel Olson had brought a fat lady with him to last night's game at the Red Lion, she would have belted her tune in 1904. That's when Olson's Germany jumped from eight to 11 centers to take control of the game.

Fellow newcomer Korey Enright, our latest playdiplomacy.com recruit, gave Olson a run for his money over the final two game years as Italy but ultimately fell short. David Spanos, the third newcomer on this night, had a tougher go of it in England, finishing with two centers...which were two more than vets Mike Morrison and John Gramila managed to muster

The game ended by time limit after the Fall 1906 turn in the following center counts:

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Brawl-i, Bomaye!

Club News

With his board-top in Wednesday's game, Ali Abib seized the lead in this year's Bar Room Brawl Series. He now has 88.040 points. Just behind him with 84.030 is previous leader Matt Sundstrom. Both have scored three games.

We've now played nine games in the series. Rounding out the top seven are Jim O'Kelley (52.85 points, three games), David St. John (52.37 points, two games), Scott Soren (33.470 points, one game), John Konwinski (32.870 points, three games), and Mike Esposito (31.770 points, three games).

For the complete standings, click here. The next game in the series will be in April. Stay tuned for the date. We're trying to decide whether we want to move Red Wednesday next month from its normal second Wednesday so it's not the same week as CODCon.

Last Updated (Saturday, 14 March 2015 08:34)


Ali and the Red Wednesday Miracle

WCW Club Season 2015 Games

After a down year for recruiting in Season 9 in which only 21 first-time Weasels played with us, we redoubled our recruitment efforts this season. Our work is paying off.

Last night at the Red Lion, two more first-time Weasels played with us, running our total for the year to 24 in just 15 games. But they weren't the only newcomers. Four of the other five players joined our ranks this season. (The fifth played with us way back in Game No. 5 nine years ago but has come out only three times since then.) Game No. 266 was the first board we fielded since October, and only the second of the year, without either me or Matt Sundstrom on it. When we can fill boards without tapping hard-core regulars, that's good news for the club. 

Last Updated (Thursday, 12 March 2015 13:31)

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Pre-register now for Weasel Moot IX!

Club News

Please consider pre-registering for Weasel Moot IX. New this year we have secured inexpensive lodging in a dormitory directly connected to the tournament site. Prepaying for lodging will help our club prepare for your visit. Thanks!

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Last Updated (Thursday, 12 March 2015 19:10)


Weasel Moot 101

Club News
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 going to school for its ninth installment!

Last Updated (Friday, 13 March 2015 12:39)

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