Three years of talking and planning and organizing culminated in last weekend's smashing 22nd annual World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot VI. So, now what?
For me, mostly just a lot of busy work...
Dan Burgess was the first to arrive at my home for the Windy City Weasels’ first Diplomacy game on Sept. 10, 2005. He was half an hour early. We talked about a lot of things while we waited for the other players to arrive. (In what would become something of a tradition for our club, they were all late.)
It's late, I'm late, so this will be brief.
When Bar Games Were Bar Games
Remember when we use to routinely field two boards at our bar games? Those were the days. Well, guess what? We currently have eight for next Wednesday's game at the Red Lion. Six more gives us a taste of the good old days. Who's in?
When September Ends
We pulled the plug on last Saturday's game at Peter Lokken's home as we only had five players. I read on Facebook that the Davismen showed up for the Wilsonian game at Conception. Not sure how that one turned out.
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When We Say It's Over
September Diplomacy is over when we say it's over. We squeezed in a third game last night in Peter Lokken's backyard in Logan Square. Check out the game coverage. And take a look at these September numbers:
Season 11 is off to a great start.
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New Season off to Fast Start
The 11th season of Windy City Weasels Diplomacy opened last week with a couple of games. A total of 14 players participated in the two games.
We got the blood flowing last Wednesday with our Opening Night at the Red Lion. We had a total of 11, although two arrived late and one was just there to watch -- though that may change in the future.The first game of the 2016 Bar Room Brawl Series ended in a three-way tie at the top among Matt Sundstrom, Jake Trotta and newcomer Ryan Yates. (And speaking of the Brawl Series, we've yet to set a date for this year's championship game. Lining up seven schedules is a bit like herding cats.)
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Season 11 to Open Wednesday
We're closing in on two boards for opening night Wednesday at the Red Lion. Our current count is 12, including five new faces. Please join us if you can.
Pavilion Game Check Mated
The careful reader will wonder why the season didn't open yesterday with the scheduled game at the Chess Pavilion at North Avenue Beach. Unfortunately, we could only muster five players. We'll try again in the fall.
A slow news week for the Weasels as it's the calm before the storm of opening week.
Are You Ready for Some Diplomacy?
Ready or not, Season 11 will open next week. Perhaps as soon as Sunday, if we can scrounge up three more players for the scheduled game at the Chess Pavilion at North Avenue Beach. We knew it wouldn't be easy to fill a board on Labor Day Weekend. If we don't have seven by Friday, we'll pull the plug and try to reschedule for a Saturday or Sunday in October.
Regardless, there will be Diplomacy next Wednesday at the Red Lion. We currently have a full board.
Our first house game of Season 11 is scheduled for Sept. 13 to coincide with the NFL's big opening day. We need two more to make that happen, so why don't you check your calendar and make plans to join host Brian Beck. He plans to fire up the grill and will have football on in every room in his Morton Grove house.
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The Season 11 Opening
Season 11 will open with three great opportunities to play Dip in just eight days.
We're going to start by once again trying to pull off an outdoors game at the Chess Pavilion at North Avenue Beach. Longtime readers will recall that we were close to finally realizing this longtime dream of mine last September but that my daughter, Jane, arrived the day before we were to play, a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. So now we're going to try again. If you're unfamiliar with the Chess Pavilion, check out this video. I've wanted to play Dip there since the first time I rode my bike past way back in 1994. Our game is scheduled for September 6, the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, starting at 11 a.m. I hope you can join us.