WCW Club Season 2011 Games (66)

Sunday, 06 March 2011 10:13

Beware the Ides of Ted!

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March Madness rolls on with round two on Saturday at Ted McClelland's home in Rogers Park. It will be our fifth straight weekend with a Diplomacy game. But we're still two players short. We've been trying to get one of the five current players into the fold since he relocated here from North Carolina last summer, so it would be great if we could make this game happen. Here are the details. Please sign up if you're interested and available.

Saturday, 05 March 2011 18:40

Game 131 goes to McSundstrom

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Final positions in Game No. 131.

March Madness tipped off today with a classic East vs. West tilt at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove. Sharing the board top were the East's champion, Matt Sundstrom, and the West's, Ted McClelland. The game ended after the Fall 1908 turn in the following center counts:

Sunday, 27 February 2011 19:48

Where in the world is John Gramila?

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Game No. 130, played Saturday at Peter Yeargin's home in Lakeview, started 90 minutes late due to the mysterious, unexplained disappearance of John Gramila. Fortunately, Nate Cockerill, this season's leader in games played, was able to recruit one of his many contacts to round out the board. 

The seven proceeded to play another marathon game. This one ended at around 11 p.m. after the Fall 1913 turn with the host narrowly topping the board over his ally and fellow-named Peter, Peter Lokken. (Their alliance is being called the Peter Pact.) The final center counts were:


Friday, 25 February 2011 11:08

The 12 deadly Cinner's

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We had 12 for Diplomacy last night at a great, and aptly named, venue in Lincoln Square: Cinner's Chili Parlour & Cocktail Lounge. With help from Christian Kline and Nate Cockerill, who played on both, we managed two boards. But first, a few words about the venue.

Sunday, 20 February 2011 23:23

A game to end all games

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Saturday at Nate Cockerill's home in Lincoln Square, six of this season's regulars, along with an old new face, played a game to end all games. It ended around 1 a.m. after the Fall 1918--yes, 1918--turn in the following center counts:

Saturday, 12 February 2011 22:31

Peter's Cup, or God save the Yeargin

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Playing England today in Dan Burgess' annual hockey day in Downers Grove event, Peter Yeargin netted the board top he needed to not only retake the lead in the league standings for Season 6 but also to potentially ice the Weasel of the Year award. Yeargin now has a lead of more than 20 points over Nate Cockerill.

The game ended after the Fall 1908 turn with the following center counts:


Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:05

Bonus Game: Sinning at Cinner's!

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What's better than one bonus game opening? How about two bonus game openings? Wahoo! Join us for a Guthrie's-style game at a new venue, Cinner's in Lincoln Square.

Sinning at Cinner's!
When: February 24 at 6:15 p.m. until no later than 11.
Where: Cinner's Chili Parlour and Cocktail Lounge, 4757 North Talman Ave near the Rockwell Stop on the brown line in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood.
What: At least one board of Diplomacy featuring a visit from old friend Marc Peters of Madison, Wisc.
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:49

Bonus Game: Cock(erill)fight in Lincoln Square

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The blizzard of the century isn't the only thing heading this way. Here's another February game.

Cock(erill)fight in Lincoln Square
When: Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.
Where: Nate Cockerill's home, 5032 North Washtenaw Ave  Apt 3. in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago.
What: One board of Diplomacy, plus wildlife fun.
Friday, 28 January 2011 16:16

The Downers Grove witch trials

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With apologies to Shakespeare, here's a brief account of Game No. 125, played last night at Ballydoyle Irish Pub in Downers Grove.

The confessional in the backroom at Ballydoyle. On the table in the middle, a caldron boiling. Thunder.

Enter the two Witches.

Saturday, 22 January 2011 22:35

Lokken tops board; climbs into fourth

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Peter Lokken topped Game No. 123, played today at my home in Oak Brook, with an 11-center Austria. Finishing second with nine centers apiece were Chris Davis and fellow member of the class of Game No. 39, Ben Morof. Whereas Davis went on to join the Sneak and eventually lead the club, Morof was playing for the first time since that game in May 2008 and for only the third time ever.

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