By any measure, our fifth season of Windy City Diplomacy was our best yet.
Last Updated (Thursday, 09 September 2010 09:14)
Weasel Moot IV is in just 18 days, and it's looking like it's going to be a good one.
So far, 30 players have confirmed, and we're still waiting to hear from others. We had 38 players at the first and thid Moots, and 35 at the second. We should be in that range again.
The 30 players include
Last Updated (Monday, 20 September 2010 10:36)
Weasel Moot IV is less than four weeks away. Here are five helpful tips to prepare you for the big event (which will be held Sept. 24-26 at the Quality Inn in Burr Ridge, 300 S Frontage Road).
Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 September 2010 15:36)
Last Updated (Thursday, 23 September 2010 15:43)
It's not exactly the Olympics, but in 2012, Chicago will host the World Diplomacy Championship!
At the 2010 installment on Aug. 20 in the Hague, Peter Yeargin, newly elected to the Sneak, presented the Weasels' bid to host the 2012 WDC at Weasel Moot VI. There were no rival submissions from Brazil or Japan. Ours was the only bid, and we won.
The WDC at Weasel Moot VI will be a four- or five-round tournament in June, August or September of 2012. The tournament will feature a central clock, drop-dead timing, a center-based scoring system (probably our Modified Whipping system), and a top board in the final round to determine the world champion. Per WDC tradition, there will also be a team round.
Weasel Moot IV is just about one month way (Sept. 24-26). After that, the WDC planning will start. So far, the 2012 WDC Planning Committee includes me, Peter and Chris Davis. If you'd like to help plan and host Chicago's first World Diplomacy Championship, please join us.
Last Updated (Sunday, 11 September 2011 19:32)
The World DipCon Society meeting will be held tonight at 9 p.m. local time. At the meeting Peter Yeargin will present the Weasels' bid to host the 2012 World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot VI.
We're proposing to host either a four- or five-round tournament in June, August or September of 2012. The tournament would feature a central clock, drop-dead timing, a center-based scoring system (probably our Modified Whipping system), and a top board in the final round to determine the world champion.
Last we heard, ours was the only bid up for consideration. Regardless, wish Peter luck. One way or the other, we should know in six hours or so whether the Weasels will be hosting WDC in 2012.
Last Updated (Sunday, 22 August 2010 08:38)
Sometime tomorrow, Peter Yeargin will leave O'Hare en route to the Hague. No, he's not going there to answer for war crimes, although the way he's played Diplomacy with us the past 19 months, he probably should be. He's actually going there to compete in the World Diplomacy Championship this weekend.
And also to present our bid to host the 2012 WDC right here in Chicago at Weasel Moot VI. Please join me in wishing him luck in both endeavors.
After the WDC, Peter will work his way to Paris for the European Diplomacy Championship the following weekend. If he decides to tweet from Europe, we'll set up a newsfeed here at windycityweasels.org.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 September 2010 15:35)
The fifth annual Weasel Pyle, held Aug. 14 at Eric Brown's home in Wayne, wrapped up our fifth season of Windy City Weasels Diplomacy. After the smoke cleared from the last of the four boards, we held our season five awards ceremony. The Weasels went to...
Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 September 2010 15:39)
Starting next month, the air around here will be clearer but also less colorful. That's because our good friend Greg Duenow is moving to Ann Arbor. At the Weasel Pyle on Aug. 14, the Sneak honored Greg by naming a new club service award after him and presenting the first one to him.
Duenow was recognized for his Herculean contributions to the club during its pre-Sneak formative years (2005 to 2008). Specifically, he was cited for the following contributions.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 September 2010 15:37)
Candidates Dan Burgess and Peter Yeargin captured the two open seats in the Sneak election conducted at yesterday's fifth annual Weasel Pyle in Wayne, beating out Pete McNamara and Sam Bassett. Including absentee ballots, 54 percent of the paid membership (19 of 35) voted in the election.
All the candidates ran clean campaigns -- though Burgess did raise a few eyebrows with his "Vote for Dan" buttons and the keg of beer he brought to the Pyle -- and even the two who fell short received multiple votes.
The new Sneak will attempt to meet before Weasel Moot to form their government for the year and set the agenda.
Thanks again to the candidates and everyone who voted.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 September 2010 15:40)
This message is posted on behalf of Weasel Pyle host Eric Brown.
Take note: due to road closures and other issues, you may need to take a different route this year.
I recommend that no matter where you are coming from, come to our home by way of a certain waypoint along your journey, namely the intersection of IL 59 (Sutton Rd) and Army Trail Rd. IL- 59 runs north and south and can be reached along I-90 in the north (head south on 59) and I-88 in the south (head north on 59). Alternately, Army Trail can be picked up off I-355 just south of its merge into I-290 (in which case head west on Army Trail).
The reasons I suggest that all routes pass through this way point is that Mapquest will likely send many of you through the closed IL-25/Dunham Rd interchange (massive road construction which has an EIGHT MILE detour) or at least past the Equestrian Center north of me along Dunham Rd which is hosting a massive equestrian event that will ensure choked roads and police traffic management.
From the prescribed waypoint, head west on Army Trail until you reach the traffic light at Dunham Rd, head north about 1 mile, but in any case right before the rail road tracks turn left into the “North Country” development on its road, Brewster Creek Circle. Pass the landscape island and turn left onto subtly-marked Ashley Lane. Take this to the very end--warning there are four speed bumps.
Park on rd, preferably western or southern edge, ON THE PAVEMENT. A common impulse is to pull off onto the grass a bit to be considerate to those passing by, but this instead greatly disturbs my otherwise very congenial neighbor.
Our phone is 630-497-9350.
Street address is 33W590 Ashley Lane, Wayne, IL 60184. 11 AM.
Last Updated (Sunday, 15 August 2010 21:02)
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