WCW Club Season 2011 Games (66)

Friday, 31 December 2010 11:20

Warning: Please don't feed the Cockerill!

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Game No. 120, played Dec. 29 at Guthrie's Tavern, featured three players who were new to the Weasels. They learned something we all learned long ago: Nate Cockerill is a dangerous animal.

Rain. Heat. Gloom of night.

In his first five club games, Todd "The Mailman" Woodman saw it all as he took his lumps learning the game of Diplomacy. In those five games, he suffered three eliminations. In his two survivals, he accumulated a total of just five centers. But he learned his lessons well, showed an aptitude for the game, and last night at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove, the Mailman finally delivered.

Monday, 13 December 2010 11:26

Game Openings: Beat the cold with hot Dip action!

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We're pleased to announce four more house games for January and February. Take a look, check with your loved ones, and sign up!

Sunday, 12 December 2010 21:23

McClelland authors a French board top

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Ted McClelland topped Game No. 118, played Dec. 11 at Pete McNamara's home in Evanston, with a 13-center France. Mark Weiskircher, playing in his second Weasels game, finished with a 12-center England. The game ended after the Fall 1907 turn with the following center counts:

Thursday, 23 December 2010 14:17

Sundstrom tops balanced holiday board

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Reigning Weasel of the Year Matt Sundstrom topped Game No. 119, played last night at Guthrie's Tavern. Our annual holiday game at Guthrie's ended by time limit after the Fall 1908 turn in the following center counts:

Austria (Nate Cockerill): 3; 4.369 points.
England (Pete McNamara): 5; 12.136 points.
France (Matt Sundstrom): 8; 31.068 points.
Germany (Christopher M. Davis): 6; 17.476 points.
Italy (Christian MacDonald): 6; 17.476 points.
Russia (Peter Lokken): 0; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Aash Anand): 6; 17.476 points.

The supply center chart is here. Hopefully the players will fill in the gaps.

Next up, we'll return to Guthrie's on the 29th for more Dip and Drinks, followed by a rare Thursday night house game at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove on the 30th. Standbys welcome for both games!

Sunday, 05 December 2010 15:26

Deja Prokes

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For the second time in four weeks, Tony Prokes topped a board with a large England. Game No. 117, played yesterday at Matt Sundstrom's home in Glenview, ended after Fall 1911 in a four-way draw. The final center counts were:

Austria (Matt Sundstrom): 10; 26.455 points.
England (Tony Prokes): 14; 51.852 points.
France (Jeffrey Wood): 1; 0.265 points.
Germany (Nate Cockerill): 0; 0 points.
Italy (Peter Yeargin): 0; 0 points.
Russia (Mike Morrison): 0; 0 points.
Turkey (Aash Anand): 9; 21.429 points.

The supply center chart is here.

Next up is Game No. 118 this Saturday at Pete McNamara's home in Evanston. That one is full, but standbys are welcome. Then we'll celebrate the holidays and wrap up the calendar year with weeknight games on Dec. 22 and 29 at Guthrie's and 30 at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove. Hope to see you there!

Friday, 03 December 2010 00:03

Game Openings: Drink beer, play Diplomacy!

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We're pleased to announce three more opportunities to play Diplomacy before the calendar turns, and each one comes with a beer chaser.

Thursday, 18 November 2010 23:54

Y stands for board top

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Organized by founding Weasels and suburbanites Dan Burgess and Eric Brown, the club's first bar game at Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant in Downers Grove was a smashing success. Kevin O'Kelly topped Game No. 116 as Russia, the Ice Queen's (referring to Russia, not Kevin) second board top in as many nights. The game ended by draw vote during the Spring 1907 turn with the following center counts:

Thursday, 18 November 2010 10:04


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It's a toss-up as to which was more impressive last night: Nate Cockerill's stylish beret and disturbing Hangover t-shirt or the way he dominated Game No. 115 as Russia. For a second straight Wednesday, the Weasels were at Guthrie's Tavern for Diplomacy. This time eight of us showed up, including new player Lauren Norris, a co-worker of longtime Guthrie's players John Susoreny and Michael Martinez, both of whom hadn't played in a long time--since December and March, respectively. The odd, or rather even, number left your War Weasel to drink alone at the bar. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.

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Saturday, 13 November 2010 21:53

Prokes Brittania!

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Tony Prokes topped Game No. 114, played today at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove, and snagged Best England in the process. He's the third person to hold that honor in four days.

Earlier this morning, it looked like the players were going to settle for a six-player variant, as we had been unable to find a replacement for the fifth person to drop from the game this week. Fortunately, Dan's neighbor Chris Albert agreed to step in until I could spell him later in the day.

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