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Wed 8 Jul 6:30pm
Venue: The Red Lion (Lincoln Square)

Sat 25 Jul 11:00am
Venue: Dan Burgess' Home

Wed 12 Aug 6:30pm
Venue: The Red Lion (Lincoln Square)

Sat 15 Aug 11:00am
Venue: Eric' Brown's Home

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Dan, Dip and Mexican Soccer

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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.

Dan, Dip and Mexican Soccer
When: July 25 at 11 a.m.
Where: Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove, 5409 N Benton.

Last Updated (Sunday, 28 June 2015 19:05)

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Red Wednesday -- August 12

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Join us for one last game in this year's Bar Room Brawl Series!

Red Wednesday -- August 12
When: August 12 at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11.
Where: The Red Lion in Lincoln Square, 4749 N. Rockwell.

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The Weekly Weasel -- Week of June 22

The Weekly Weasel

Here's the latest news from the Weasels. It will be a brief one.

Deja Moot
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.

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Deja Moot! WDC at Weasel Moot X

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

Yes, yes, we just hosted the thing 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.
Hroom! Hroom! All the details you need are right here, so make your plans to join us! 

Last Updated (Saturday, 20 June 2015 19:55)

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Throwing Weasels on the Barbie

Tournament Game Reports

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.

Top Board
  1. Australian Peter McNamara
  2. Christian Kline
  3. Jorge Zhang
  4. Brian Beck
  5. Kevin O'Kelly
  6. Eric Grinnell
  7. Mark Weiskircher

Red Wednesday -- July 8

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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?

Red Wednesday
When: July 8 at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11 p.m.
Where: The Red Lion in Lincoln Square, 4749 N Rockwell.

Last Updated (Monday, 29 June 2015 19:30)

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A matter of time

WCW Club Season 2015 Games

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)

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Brawl the King's Horses

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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)


A board too far

WCW Club Season 2015 Games

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)

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Weasel Pyle Ten: Our club's happiest tradition!

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Come now, Weasels, start your scheming! Our club's happiest tradition is back for a 10th installment.

Join us for our annual season-ending gala at Castle Brown in bucolic Wayne. At least two boards of Diplomacy, our annual club awards, the announcement of the Weasel Royale and Bar Room Brawl bids, plus the striking of the Regimental Choir. Good times!

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)

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Every man has his Preece

WCW Club Season 2015 Games

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.

Until today.

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