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Tuesday, 27 August 2013 20:37

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Aug. 26

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Black Sea Bounces and Other Superstitions
If you believe that Diplomacy is a game without luck, then it shouldn't bother you that we've scheduled our first house game of Season Nine for Friday the 13th. Make your plans to join us for a time-limited game in Little Italy. Only three spots remain.

Monday, 19 August 2013 21:33

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Aug. 19

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Season Nine Is Coming
If you're Facebook feed is anything like mine, then it's been lighting up with lamentations from your teacher friends who are heading back to school. Well, not unlike those poor bastards, we'll be returning to the Dip table soon, so I hope you're making the most of our brief off-season. We've already scheduled two tilts for Season Nine, and more games are coming, so keep your eyes open.

Monday, 12 August 2013 21:47

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Aug. 12

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This week's edition is chock full of Pyle coverage. Enjoy!

Opening Night and the Bar Room Brawl
But before we get to the Pyle coverage, here's an important announcement. Opening Night for Season Nine will be Sept. 4 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. In addition, we'll hold the Bar Room Brawl championship game that night. So far, the top six finishers in the Bar Room Brawl Series have confirmed for the championship game. We're still waiting on Christian Kline. We've also got five players lined up for the first board on Opening Night, so how about signing up to help us get Season Nine off to a great start.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 21:25

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Aug. 5

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It all Comes down to This
Season Eight tipped off way back in September with a two-board session at Guthrie's Tavern. Nate Cockerill and Chris Kelly grabbed the board tops on Opening Night, while our special guest -- the Australian Peter McNamara, who was in town for a conference – settled for a strong second. (On his return for CODCon in April, McNamara was second to none.)
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 21:36

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of July 29

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Two Weasels, Seven Points
Heading into the final event of Season Eight, a mere 7 points separates the top two contenders in the race for the Weasel of the Year. Having won the honor twice before, Matt Sundstrom has grown fond, even covetous, of the title. On July 17 in Game No. 217, the season's penultimate event, Sundstrom showed us just how much he wants to win again, posting his third outright board top of the season and the highest scoring one of the bunch.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 20:15

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of July 22

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We're back with another edition of the Weekly Weasel after a two-week scheduled hiatus. Read on for the latest news.

Games On
The Weasels played some games while I was away. On July 13, seven players gathered at Peter Lokken's home in Old Town for Game No. 216. It ended in Spring 1908 in a somewhat unusual five-way draw. Check out the game summary and endgame statement from the board-topper.

Monday, 08 July 2013 20:37

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of July 8

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Here's another brief edition of the Weekly Weasel, and it will have to tide you over till the week of the 22nd. I'm taking next week off, as I'll be in the middle of a 10-day trip to beautiful Reno, Nevada.

Need Two for Saturday
We're at five for Saturday's game at Peter Lokken's home in Old Town. Can we find two more to make a game? If so, it will start at 11 a.m. and end when it ends.

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 19:01

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of July 1

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Here's an abbreviated holiday edition of the Weekly Weasel.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Belgium
In honor of Independence Day and freedom in general, we've opened two Dip games.
Thursday, 27 June 2013 20:46

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of June 24

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It's Martin in a Photo Finish
We've had close finishes before. Back in 2008, Mike French edged Matt Sundstrom by 2 points--the difference that year between a six-way draw and a five-way--to win his second straight CODCon title. In 2011, the CODCon and Weasel Moot titles were decided by fewer than 9 points combined. But the finish at this year's Weasel Moot tops them all.

Two-time champion Chris Martin of the Potomac Tea & Knife Society recorded the only solo on the first day of play and carried a hefty lead into Sunday's third and final round. But young Jarred Potter, a rising college freshman from Greenfield, Indiana, playing in his first tournament, soloed on Martin's board to throw the outcome in doubt.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 22:42

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of June 17

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It's Time to Moot
The countdown is just about over. Our seventh annual Weasel Moot tournament tips off Saturday morning at 9:45 a.m. Registration for the first round is from 9 to 9:30.

This year's event will be held at the Holiday Inn in Willowbrook, 7800 S. Kingery Highway. Round 2 will be Saturday evening, starting at 6 p.m., with registration from 5:15 to 5:45. The tournament will wrap up with the third and final round on Sunday, beginning at 9:45 a.m. and ending sometime between 3 and 5 p.m. A short awards ceremony will follow. Registration for the third round will be from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

 

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