WCW Club Season 2012 Games (70)

Sunday, 18 September 2011 19:41

Intro game at the Red Lion

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This Wednesday night, we'll break in another new venue, and hopefully lots of new players, as we host an introduction to Diplomacy game at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. If there's sufficient interest, we'll also field a board of regulars. If you're in the neighborhood, come out to help us sell the Weasels to a fresh bacth of recruits.
Friday, 26 August 2011 23:53

Season 7 kicks off at Conception

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Season 6 isn't even cold, and already, we're looking ahead to next year. Season 7 league play will officially kick off the weekend of Sept. 24 at the Conception gaming convention at the College of Dupage. Tony Prokes will be our master of ceremonies for a fun weekend of Diplomacy.

Monday, 16 July 2012 20:58

Weasels Pyle on despite loss of players

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The bleeding of players for this year's Weasel Pyle started on Wednesday, when Milwaukee Mafiaman Michael Bartlein bowed out due to logistical problems. By Friday, we were hemorrhaging.

Ryan Whalen dropped out due to illness. Eamon Driscoll had car problems. Newcomers Laura Kliman and Dave Koob made other plans.

Monday, 09 July 2012 18:32

Better late than never

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And finally, we have the results from Game No. 188, which was played June 27 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. The game ended by time limit after the Fall 1907 turn in the following center counts:

 

Sunday, 08 July 2012 20:24

Che Otero!

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You can't blame Carlos Otero if his first impression was that Diplomacy was a piece of cake. He learned the game way back in September in our second game of the season, and he promptly topped the board.

Reality quickly set in, however. In his next five games, he was eliminated three times and managed a total of seven supply centers. But in Game No. 189 played yesterday at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove, the Venezuelan native who was naturalized in March once again had his cake and ate it, too. The game ended by draw vote in Spring 1907 with Otero's England topping at 10 centers. The final center counts were:

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 23:59

Two for Tuesday

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On a Tuesday night at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, 15 players showed up to get in another game of Diplomacy before the season ends next month. Aaron Bernhardt graciously agreed to sit out to make 14.

Monday, 18 June 2012 18:36

Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee

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The Queen in question is either Elizabeth or Nate Cockerill, our host for the evening. In either case, we're getting together for more Diplomacy at the Red Lion.

Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee
When: June 27 at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11:15 p.m.
Saturday, 16 June 2012 20:35

Absence makes the Pignotti grow stronger

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Tanned, rested and ready, Paul Pignotti returned to the table for the first time in nearly two years today at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove. The break served him well as he roared to an 11-center board top.

Game No. 185 ended in Spring 1908 in the following center counts:
Monday, 11 June 2012 20:54

Dip, Ships, Fish and Chips

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Who's up for some Tuesday night Diplomacy at the Red Lion?

Dip, Ships, Fish and Chips
When: June 19 at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11.
Saturday, 02 June 2012 20:32

A dot too far

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One supply center. A single, measly supply center. That's all that now separates Peter Lokken and Mike Morrison atop the Season Seven standings.

Morrison pulled off his third board top of the season today at Ted McClelland's home in Rogers Park to reclaim second place--which he had lost Thursday night--and close to within two points of front-runner Peter Lokken. But it was a small board top, by his standards.

The Sum of Squares scoring system is all about separation, and in this game, the margin between first and second was as thin as could be. Had he topped by two centers instead of one, Morrison would be in first place now. Instead, he must settle for second.

Game No. 184 ended by draw vote in Spring 1907 with Morrison's Germans at nine centers. The final center counts were:

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