WCW Club Season 2011 Games (66)

Sunday, 14 August 2011 13:06

Pyle caps another record-breaking year

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Twenty-three people turned out for yesterday's Weasel Pyle, our club's happiest tradition, to play Diplomacy and celebrate another great year for the Weasels. With Sub-Prime Weasel Dan Burgess and War Weasel Jim O'Kelley sitting out, we fielded three boards, bringing our final totals for the year to 41 boards and 64 unique players. Both are records for us. The previous highs were 35 boards and 63 players, set in Season 5 last year. Here's how the boards went:


Saturday, 13 August 2011 12:01

Pyle 6 is under way

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Weasel Pyle VI, our longest running Diplomacy event, is under way at Eric Brown's home in Wayne. We've got three boards.

Exchange of the day so far:
Thursday, 04 August 2011 08:38

Game 147 may change dates

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We're considering a change to Friday night for Game No. 147, which is currently scheduled for noon on Saturday at John Gramila's home in Logan Square. A Friday night game would take place at 7 p.m. at either John's home or my home in University Village. We now have seven potential participants for a Friday game, but two are reluctant and one is tentative. If you can play either time, please sign up in the comments section below. Not only do we want to save this game, but it we can pull it off, we'll ensure that Game No. 150 will be played next week at the Weasel Pyle. Totally worth it, right?

Saturday, 30 July 2011 22:15

Evil Przyburgess hybrid tops Game 146

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If the Cubs had a closer like Dan Burgess, maybe they wouldn't suck. Burgess took over England for Gary Przybocki in 1905. Przybocki had carved out a nice position, and Burgess romped with it to an 11-center board top. Of course, per our house rules, neither Przybocki nor Burgess scored points for the game, which ended in Spring 1909 with the following center counts:


Tuesday, 26 July 2011 10:14

Game Opening: Last Call!

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Here's your last call for Diplomacy before the season-ending Weasel Pyle on Aug. 13. John Gramila will host the game at his place in Logan Square on Aug. 6. It's a short drive from the highway, and there's plenty of street parking available. We'll reveal the secret location in a separate email to the players.

Sunday, 10 July 2011 11:42

I needed more windows!

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Seven of us gathered at Peter Lokken's home in Old Towne to play some Diplomacy.  Peter had literally just moved into his new apartment the night before.  Luckily it was only two doors down from his last place.  Presumably, Peter gave the reason for the move as wanting more space.  However, when pressed more, he let on that he just felt like he needed more windows.  We all love some light, right?  It wasn't until later in the day that he happily pointed out that the apartment directly across the courtyard from his wall full of windows is more than likely a porn studio.  We all should have a wall of windows like that!

Friday, 08 July 2011 07:58

Game Opening: Dip at Dan's

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Can't get enough Diplomacy? Well, you're in luck, 'cause we just opened another game on July 30.

Thursday, 07 July 2011 17:54

Liar's Dip

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Last night at Guthrie's Tavern, the Windy City Weasels set a new club record for games played in a season, as seven of us gathered to match wits over a Diplomacy board for the 36th time. The record will climb as we race down the stretch to the Weasel Pyle at Brown Manor on Aug. 13.

This Guthrie's game was a particularly rollicking affair, with shifting alliances and double-dealing in both theaters. Remarked a frustrated Peter Lokken at one point, "I hate games like this. There's no strategy. It's just a bunch of lying."

Tuesday, 05 July 2011 17:09

Britain strikes back!

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While the rest of the country celebrated America's independence from Britain, John Gramila was busy subjugating Europe as England in Game No. 143, played July 3 at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove. The solo was the third for England in club history and the eighth overall. The victory also punched Gramila's ticket to the Weasel Royale club championship game.

Gramila grabbed his 18th dot in Fall 1914. The final center counts were:


Friday, 24 June 2011 16:05

Pyle on!

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Center board in Eric's two-story library.

The Weasel Pyle, Chicago's longest running Diplomacy event, is back for a sixth installment, and here's your invitation to join the fun! Please join us at Brown Manor in beautiful, bucolic Wayne at 11 a.m. on August 13 for Weasel Pyle VI. Sign up by commenting below, emailing me, or responding to the Meetup invitation. You won't be sorry. Host Eric Brown is pulling out all the stops for the season-ending event.

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