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Monday, 13 January 2014 21:12

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Jan. 13

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Have Dream, Will Host
Matt Sundstrom has a dream to play Diplomacy this weekend, and he's willing to host to make it happen. Dan Burgess had been scheduled to host a game on Sunday at his place in Downers Grove, but a conflict forced him to cancel. If there's sufficient interest, Matt will host at his home in Glenview instead. The game would start at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Matt says he will serve food and drink and that football will be on. If you want to play, speak up.We don't have much time to throw this one together.

Monday, 06 January 2014 19:22

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Jan. 6

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That Feeling You Get When Everything Goes Your Way
We had two guests of honor and a brand-new player for our rare Saturday night bar game at the Red Lion, but it was Matt Sundstrom who got the red-carpet treatment. The Germans opened to Holland; the Turks to Constantinople and Ankara; the Austrians to Trieste; and the Italians to Tyrolia and Venice. Guess which country Matt was playing...and who topped the board.

Monday, 30 December 2013 22:28

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Dec. 30

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One last time in 2013, here's the latest news from the Weasels.

The Year in Review
What's New Year's Eve Eve without a countdown? Relive five big moments from 2013.

Tony the Turkish Tiger
Tony Prokes made it two for two this season with his board top at Matt Sundstrom's on Saturday. Game No. 231 also marked the Season Nine debuts of Royale participant Brad Harrington and former Bull Weasel Paul Pignotti, and the return to the table of a player who first played with the Weasels in Game No. 2 but hadn't participated in a league game since March 2010. Check out the game summary.

Monday, 23 December 2013 20:21

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Dec. 23

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From our warren to yours, have a merry Christmas and a great New Year. And now, here's the latest news from the Weasels.

O Come, O Come, Eamonuel
Eamon Driscoll's return to the table last week at the Red Lion was both joyful and triumphant. He last played on Opening Night in Season Eight, pulling double duty in that two-board session. Shortly afterward, he left for the Ukraine, where he spent the past year teaching English.

He's back now for the holidays, and he wasted no time signing up for a game. His effort was one for the carols, as he guided Austria to a nine-center shared board-top. Check out the game summary here.

Monday, 16 December 2013 21:39

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Dec. 16

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It Takes Two More to Tango
Around 1 a.m. last week at the Red Lion, a couple of hours after Game No. 229 had ended, someone got the bright idea to open another game there for this Thursday. We now have five players. Two more and the game is on. Who's in?

Monday, 09 December 2013 20:34

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Dec. 9

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Vive le Kade
It's official: Matt Kade now has a board-topping streak. He topped his second straight in Game No. 228, played Saturday at Ted McClelland's home in Rogers Park, and this time, he nearly soloed.

Topping two games in a row may not sound like a big deal, but in our club, it is. In 179 eligible games since we began tracking board-tops in September 2008, only two other players have topped two in a row. Peter Yeargin did it in Games 126 and 127 in February 2011, but one of those was a shared top. Peter Lokken is the only other player to post two straight outright board-tops. He topped Games 138 and 139 in April and May of 2011.

No one has ever topped three in a row.

Check out the game summary and reaction from one of the players at the website.

Tuesday, 03 December 2013 14:31

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Dec. 2

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Ladies Night at the Lion
The Myth Chaser was at it again a couple of weeks ago at the Red Lion. This time, Nate Cockerill went in search of the fabled board of the Valkyries, and he nearly found it. While he fell short of the all-female board, Cockerill did establish a Weasels record by persuading three members of the fairer sex to play Dip with us. Two of them were playing for the first time, and they finished first and second in the center counts. Check out the game summary and reaction from one of the players.
Monday, 25 November 2013 20:51

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Nov. 25

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Rumors
According to rumor, there was a Diplomacy game Thursday night at the Red Lion. Rumor also has it that three women played. But as a reputable news organization, we deal in facts, not secondhand news, and the facts as we know them are that one player cancelled the night before and another failed to show up, which jeopardized the game. If you were there and can confirm that the game happened, please do so. And send along the chart. Until then, I'm just going to lie down in the tall grass.

(The results just came in. Thank you, Nate. Check out the game summary. Also, this article was much more clever in its first draft, when I thought Monday Morning was on the Rumors album.)

Monday, 18 November 2013 20:26

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Nov. 18

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Game on at the Lion
Thursday's game at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square is full. As always, standbys are welcome. If there's sufficient interest, perhaps we could start a second board. The game will start at 6:30 p.m. and end no later than 11.

Monday, 11 November 2013 12:14

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Nov. 11

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I hope you're all enjoying your Veterans Day, especially those of you who have served. Thank you. And now, here's the latest news from the Weasels.

More Witchcraft
The Wicked Witches were at it again in last week's Brawl game at the Red Lion. This time, they toiled and troubled to 28 centers, split evenly between them. Click here to see who they were and how the others did.

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