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Monday, 10 December 2012 17:21

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Dec. 10

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The Weasels were back in action yesterday. Read on. 
 
Master of the House
Every Weasel knows that Prime Weasel Dan Burgess would rather stir chili in a pot than trouble on a Dipomacy board. He typically hosts at least five games per year, not counting the Royale, but he only plays in those games when absolutely necessary. Such was the case yesterday when hipster John Gramila went AWOL.
Monday, 03 December 2012 14:06

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Dec. 3

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The holiday season is here, and we're offering several opportunities to roast nuts over an open fire of hot Diplomacy action. 
 
Game on for Sunday
We have a firm seven for Sunday's game at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove, which will be our club's 199th game. Check out the lineup. Burgess currently is our seventh, but we expect to replace him soon to free him for hosting duties, which in his house involves live-blogging the game. Watch the website on Sunday to follow the action.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:26

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Nov. 26

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Here we are--a day late but totally worth the wait--with all the latest news from the Weasels.
 
'Twas the Day before New Year's
Punctuated by the World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot VI, 2012 has been a memorable year for us, and we're not quite ready to give it up. Matt Sundstrom will host one final 2012 game on Dec. 30 at his home in Glenview. Help us close the book on a great year by signing up.
 
Monday, 19 November 2012 19:56

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Nov. 19

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Here's the latest news from the Weasels.

Four New Faces, Same Old Board-Topper
Our first bring-a-friend event was a hit last week at the Red Lion. Ten people showed up, and we initiated four new Weasels. The board-topper, however, was a familiar face. See who it was and check out the game summary.
Monday, 12 November 2012 20:19

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Nov. 12

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Bring a Friend to the Red Lion
It looks like we're certain to have one board for Wednesday's bring-a-friend event at the Red Lion, but we're shooting for two. We have two first-time players signed up and another beginner, so while you don't HAVE to bring a friend, it's a good opportunity to do so. If we can get to 14, we'll put the new players on one board to break them in gently. Make your plans to join us.
Monday, 05 November 2012 20:40

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Nov. 5

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And it's Doc by a Nose!
For the first time since the Grand Prix started in 1999, the final event actually mattered.

Now, certainly in the past, Grand Prix hopefuls have done battle in the final event and even have had a chance--however remote--to win. Never before, though, had a pursuer actually capitalized on that chance. Until now.

 

Monday, 29 October 2012 21:23

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Oct. 29

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Here's the latest news from the Weasels.
 
Cockerill Gets 'em All
Just like the old Weasel proverb, Nate Cockerill got 'em all in Season 7. He led the league with five board-tops en route to a fourth-place finish and a third straight berth in the Weasel Royale club championship, which took place last Saturday at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove. And he topped that board, too, to win his first Chicago title. Congrats to Beefy Nate Cockerill, our 2012 club champion and Bull Weasel.
Monday, 22 October 2012 20:53

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Oct. 22

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Here's the latest news from the Weasels.
 
One, Two, Three Times a Weasel
Christmas came early. We're happy to announce three new games over the next seven weeks: A Friday night game in Evanston on Nov. 2, a Wednesday evening of Dip & Drinks in Downers Grove on Nov. 28, and a Sunday kickoff to the holiday season at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove on Dec. 9. Check out the schedule.

Monday, 15 October 2012 23:29

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Oct. 15

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Here's the latest news from the Weasels.
 
The Pac-Man Topeth
Wocka, wocka, wocka. Pete McNamara -- a.k.a. Regular Pete McNamara, a.k.a. P-Mac, a.k.a. the dot-gobbling Pac-Man -- cruised to a 14-center Russian board top in Game No. 196, played Saturday in Little Italy. Check out the game summary and Pete's perspective here. Wocka, wocka, wocka.
Monday, 08 October 2012 21:03

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Oct. 8

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Here's the latest news from the Weasels.
 
Slow Start to Season Eight
After fielding two boards on Opening Night at Guthrie's on Sept. 13, we've run into some trouble filling games. We pulled the plug on the Sept. 26 Red Lion game, and last weekend at Conception, no one listened as Tony Prokes tried to spread the Gospel.

We should have better luck this week. We're currently at four for the Guthrie's game on Wednesday, beginning at 6:45 p.m. It will end no later than 11 p.m. And we already have nine for the birthday game at my place in Little Italy on Saturday. We need five more for two boards. We'll start at 11 a.m. on Saturday.