Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:51

THE WEEKLY WEASEL PREPARES FOR PYLE

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THE WEEKLY WEASEL PREPS FOR PYLE

Election email going out this evening, 3 days til college football, 4 days til we strike the regimental, 5 days til celebration of Labor. It’s a great week to be a Weasel. 

COME NOW WEASELS…
Our club’s most revered tradition, the Weasel Pyle, is this Sunday at Casa O’Kelley. We have 22 24 players signed up, including a sizeable Old Guard Contingent. Come play Diplomacy -- the fun starts at 11, but if we have 6 willing players at 320ish, your writer will actually get to play in the late game. Awards to follow.

Monday, 25 September 2017 17:07

2017 Weasel Royale Board Pics

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2017 Weasel Royale Board Pics

A:Mick Johnson
E:Jim O'Kelley
F:Jake Trotta
G:Brian Shelden
I:Christian Kline
R:Brandon Fogel
T:Matt Sundstrom

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 16:58

THE WEEKLY WEASEL AIN'T DEAD YET

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THE WEEKLY WEASEL AIN’T DEAD YET

Featured this week: terrible, terrible puns. Yes, they're worse than usual.

 

A ROARing Finish

Our last game of the Bar Room Brawl is this evening, meaning that this is your last chance to qualify for the BAR ROOM BRAWL TITLE BOUT (and a chance at winning your name on Cockerill’s Orb)! Swing by the Red Lion at 6:30 for the festivities.

 

A raging election

It’s that time of year, folks. Sneak elections occur at the Pyle. Any paid up members can vote, any paid up members can run. 3 spots are open, we have 1 incumbent and a couple other candidates who have indicated interest. If you are interested in running for the Sneak, send an email to Jake, your Chief of Public Information, by 8/16. Also reach out if you have any questions.

 

Newsflash: Jim O’Kelley does not suck at Diplomacy

It seems reports of the club founder’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Jim dropped a sizeable German board top at last week’s reunion bar game, where we welcomed back ex-pat Christian MacDonald. After spending the majority of the season outside the Top 7, Jim’s top has secured him a place in the Royale and continues his momentum since winning CODCON.  This development is particularly painful to hear because we here at the Weekly Weasel had a joke prepared for Pyle had Jim failed to make the top 7.

“Jim said he needed to take a step back this year for his marriage, and he did an excellent job at that, missing the Weasel Royale for the first time.”

We’ll be here all week, folks. For a recap and other jokes straight from the comedy cemetery, hit up the recap here.

Thursday, 03 August 2017 14:44

Always a Weasel

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Over the years, two boards' worth of dedicated, active players have stabbed the club by leaving town. Some are now playing with other clubs, others show up on the tournament circuit now and again. None of them are former Weasels. No, we call them ex-pats, because our club will always be their home. 

Last night, we welcomed back Christian MacDonald, who now lives in Vancouver. MacDonald joined the Weasels late in our third season and quickly took the club by storm. In our fourth season, the first one that featured a league with running standings, he finished third. He also ran for and was elected to the charter Sneak that year, tied for second in games played, and won the first tournament he ever attended (the Buckeye Game Fest).

MacDonald is a good guy, a great player, and a visionary. While serving on the Sneak, he drafted a statement that still serves as an excellent guide for what the North American hobby could and should be. So when he moved away in 2011, it stung.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:52

THE WEEKLY WEASEL EMBRACES THE INEVITABLE

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THE WEEKLY WEASEL EMBRACES THE INEVITABLE

Oh hey folks. Been a while. How are things, what’s new? Let me just check the league standings real quick and…

BREAKING NEWS: FOGEL DOMINATES LEAGUE 

This month’s bar game had a not-so-friendly reminder that diplomacy is a game where 7 players push blocks around a map of Europe for a few hours and in the end Brandon wins. Except this time it was by 75. Not a score of 75, his margin was 75. This vaults the Biggest Threat on Any Board to 198 points on the year, first in the league by a whopping 30 points. Game recaps incoming here.

Now, we have to give some credit where credit is due. Jim called the game a “batting practice fastball,” but herding cats for four hours is a damn tough job, even if they’re just kittens. Herding kittens to the highest non-solo score in league history is even more impressive. In fact, why don’t we make a list of all the impressive things BTOABrandon has accomplished this year:

Sunday, 23 July 2017 10:11

Walk off?

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Reigning Weasel of the Year Brandon Fogel knocked a batting-practice fastball out of the park earlier this month on Red Wednesday at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square to snatch the league lead from rival Jake Trotta. Fogel drew a Germany bordered by inexperienced players, and he teed off on them, posting the largest non-solo score in the club's Sum of Squares era, a whopping 82.571. With only two scheduled dates remaining--August 9 at the Red Lion and the Weasel Pyle on September 2--this ballgame appears to be over.

Played July 12, Game No. 345 ended by time limit after the Fall 1906 turn in the following center counts:

Monday, 10 July 2017 21:07

A pack of rats

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We played a hastily arranged game of Diplomacy yesterday at the Red Lion in honor of visiting Weasel ex-pat Peter Lokken. Sporting a Rambo-style headband, Lokken drew Austria and proceeded to organize his fellow Eastern hipsters into a formidable and efficient RAT triple alliance. Ultimately, though, the RAT tilted in favor of Josh Heffernan, who now owns the season's Best Russia.

Game No. 344 ended by time limit after the Fall 1908 turn in the following center counts:

Sunday, 25 June 2017 12:14

Moot XI, Round 4, Board 1

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Round 4, Board 1

The game ended by time limit after Fall, 1908.

Austria:
Jim O'Kelley
(4)
6.612
 
England:
Mike French
(6)
14.876
 
France:
Mick Johnson
(12)
59.504
(Best France)
Germany:
Siobhan Nolen
(1)
0.413
 
Italy:
Chris Kelly
(2)
1.653
 
Russia:
Jorge Zhang
(4)
6.612
 
Turkey:
Ali Adib
(5)
10.331
 
A:Jim O'Kelley
E:Mike French
F:Mick Johnson
G:Siobhan Nolen
I:Chris Kelly
R:Jorge Zhang
T:Ali Adib

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 12:13

Moot XI, Round 4, Board 2

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Round 4, Board 2

The game ended by time limit after Fall, 1908.

Austria:
John Gramila
(0)
0.000
England:
Chris Glassburn
(2)
1.504
France:
Eric Grinnell
(10)
37.594
Germany:
Jake Trotta
(2)
1.504
Italy:
Bryan Pravel
(3)
3.383
Russia:
Matt Sundstrom
(7)
18.421
Turkey:
Brian Shelden
(10)
37.594
A:John Gramila
E:Chris Glassburn
F:Eric Grinnell
G:Jake Trotta
I:Bryan Pravel 
R:Matt Sundstrom
T:Brian Shelden 

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 12:13

Moot XI, Round 4, Board 3

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Round 4, Board 3

The game ended by draw vote in Spring, 1908.

Austria:
Melinda Holley
(1)
0.463
 
England:
Jeff Goss
(5)
11.574
 
France:
Kevin O'Kelley
(4)
7.407
(Lazarus Award)
Germany:
Guy Loftin
(2)
1.852
 
Italy:
Brad Harrington
(5)
11.574
 
Russia:
Gus Spelman
(8)
29.630
 
Turkey:
Gudrun Juffer
(9)
37.500
 
A:Melinda Holley
E:Jeff Goss
F:Kevin O'Kelley 
G:Guy Loftin
I:Brad Harrington
R:Gus Spelman
T:Gudrun Juffer

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