"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't be stabbed!"
Pete McNamara has his Evanston home to himself on Friday, Nov. 2. Join him for a game of Diplomacy starting at 6:30 p.m. (We learned our lesson from last year's Friday night marathon. This one will have a hard ending of 1 or 2 a.m., to be agreed upon by the players before the start of play.)
Season Eight opened Thursday night with two boards at Guthrie's Tavern. Thirteen players turned out for Opening Night, including four new Weasels and guest of honor Peter McNamara, the Australian national who was visiting from the Bay Area.
Nate Cockerill picked up right where he left off last season. The Season Seven leader with five board tops picked up another one in Game No. 195, edging McNamara 12 to 10. Chris Kelly, meanwhile, took the board top in Game No. 194, his second top with the Weasels in six games played.
Australian transplant Peter McNamara had so much fun playing Diplomacy with us at World Dip Con that he's coming back for more. Help us welcome him back with a game at Guthrie's Tavern.
Join us for the fourth annual Undercard game at the Weasel Royale club championship. The Undercard will take place in the basement at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove, scant steps from his draft beer system, or on his deck if the weather cooperates. It will count as a regular Season Eight league game.
Each of the past three years, the Undercard board-topper went on to qualify for the next year's Royale. Pete McNamara topped in 2009. While he was playing in the 2010 Royale, John Gramila topped the Undercard. Last year, Ben DiPaola continued the tradition, topping the Undercard while Gramila played in the Royale. DiPaola will be the sixth seed in this year's Royale.