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Friday, 06 February 2015 22:03

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Feb. 2

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I'm way late and pressed for time, so this will be another brief one...

Plug Pulled
We couldn't get a seventh player (or even a firm commitment from a sixth) for tomorrow's scheduled game in Humboldt Park, so we pulled the plug on it earlier today. Looks like you'll have to wait another month for an opportunity to play a Saturday house game this season. Dan Burgess' Downers Grove game on March 7 is close to filling. We need one more to make it happen, and two more to free Dan for his preferred hosting duties.

Bar Games Keep Filling
Our Red Wednesday games continue to draw well. We have eight for next week's tilt at the Red Lion, including three more first-time Weasels. Four to six more, and we can field two boards. Who's in?
Monday, 26 January 2015 20:38

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Jan. 26

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It's a slow news week from the Weasels.
Players Needed
Sign-ups for our two February games have been sluggish. John Gramila will host our first Saturday house game of the season on February 7 at his home in Humboldt Park, beginning at 11 a.m. ... if we can find six more players. Then on the 11th, it's back to the Red Lion in Lincoln Square for another Red Wednesday. That one will start at 6:30 p.m. and go until no later than 11. We have four signed up.

Check your calendars, then sign up for one or both. CODCon is right around the corner, so now's the time to tune up.
Monday, 19 January 2015 16:18

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Jan. 19

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Here's the latest news from the Weasels.

Keep Calm and Top the Board
When I woke up last Wednesday morning, 14 people were signed up for Red Wednesday that evening. Players started jumping ship around Noon, and by 6:30, we were hoping a seventh would show. Fortunately, Edwin Kite, a British national and first-time Weasel, strolled into the Red Lion at around 7:15 to rescue the game. Better late than never.

Kite went on to top the board, which featured three other first-time Weasels, including Fred Townsend, a prolific player and writer from the 1980s postal hobby. The four new Weasels ran our Season 10 recruiting total to 20, just one short of the total for all of Season 9.

Check out the game summary.

Monday, 12 January 2015 21:25

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Jan. 12

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Here's the latest news from the Weasels.

Behold, the Saturday House Game!
Five months into Season 10, and we still haven't had a Saturday house game. So far, we've played seven bar games to only four house games. Three of those were on the Fridays of holiday weekends. The fourth was a hybrid house/bar game on a Thursday night. So, for those of you who prefer to play your Dip on Saturdays, it's been a long and lonely wait thus far. But fear not; that's about to change.

We posted two new house games over the weekend, and both are scheduled for Saturdays. First up is a game on February 7 at Alpha Weasel John Gramila's home in Humboldt Park. It will start at 11 a.m. Then a month later on March 7, we'll play at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove. That one will also begin at 11.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 21:54

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Jan. 5

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How did it get to be Wednesday? Oh, well, read on for the latest news from the Weasels.

That's What Brown Can Do for You
On a board bristling with Bull Weasels, Royale also-rans, and a brash new young gun, Founding Weasel Eric Brown showed what he can do for you, and to you, when he decides to play. Check out the game report from Game No. 262, played Friday at Matt Sundstrom's home in Glenview.

Get Your CODCon on!
Can you believe that this year's CODCon Open will be our ninth? And it's just three months away, so now's the time to mark your calendar and start earning your weekend pass. The 2015 CODCon Open will be April 11-12 at the Student Resource Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. Two rounds on Saturday with a hard ending at midnight, one on Sunday. Tournament will end no later than 4 p.m. Lots of prizes, plus the usual after parties in Oak Brook and/or Downers Grove. Don't miss it!

Monday, 29 December 2014 17:03

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Dec. 29

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There's a New Scourge in Town
It's a well known fact that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. And when the tree's laurels include the club's first Grand Slam and a signature opening, well, you can only hope that his daughters don't take to the game.

Game No. 261 was played Friday at Pete McNamara's home in Evanston. Check out whose scion whipped the field, sealed a nickname, and took over first place in the club standings for Season 10.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 17:21

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Dec. 22

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Brawl, Brittania!
Last week's Bar Room Brawl Championship Game started in low and then started to grow. By the time it was over, Chris Kelly's small British empire had grown three sizes that day. For the complete report, head over to the website.

Monday, 15 December 2014 21:13

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Dec. 15

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Thirteen Stabbers Stabbing
The Red Lion was decked with boughs of holly and broken promises last week for our third Red Wednesday event. Fortunately, the partridge in a pear tree was followed by a couple of walk-ups, which allowed us to field a second board. Yay!

The event featured three more new faces, plus an old one in an unfamiliar beard (Aash Anand). Check out the summary.
Monday, 08 December 2014 21:52

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Dec. 8

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Chasing the Second Board
Our third Red Wednesday at the Red Lion is this week, and once again, we're trying to run down a second board. We're currently sitting on eleven. One more, and we can make a go of it by tapping two to play on two boards. But three more would make life so much easier. And better. So, any takers? Why not join us for some Dip, drinks and holiday cheer this Wednesday at the Red Lion!
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 21:20

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Dec. 1

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We're back after a brief hiatus. For those who haven't heard, my nephew and Godson Cooper died early in the morning on November 23. Coop, 21, played Dip with us a couple of times in our first season and also played two rounds at our first CODCon. Shortly after that, he discovered soccer. And girls. I never did get him back to the table. Here's a link to a tribute video for him.

Anyway, read on for the latest news from the Weasels.

Black Jack Friday
Sundstrom was Sundstromed by a Sundstrom in last week's Black Friday game at his home in Glenview. Confused? Check out the game summary and reaction from the host.

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