Apparently hosting a game is still the best way to garner a board top here in the Windy City Weasels.  Peter Yeargin not only board topped, but also produced the club's first solo of the 2011 WCW Club season.  A big thanks to everyone who came together to play at the last second.  As of 5pm on Friday afternoon, we only had four confirmed players.  Nate Cockerill was able to play at the last second though and helped round out the board of seven.

Everyone had arrived by 10:45am and the stage was set for a wild and entertaining game marked by solid early play by all players involved and a 1902 season in which the only build came from England picking up a neutral Sweden.  All hell broke loose in 1903 and the fun and craziness didn't stop until the solo was completed in 1915.

End of game statements from as many players as have time would be great to hear as the dynamics on the board were in constant flux and at the same time, total stalemate at various points of the game.  I'll try to get an EoG statement in there tomorrow sometime.

In the meantime, here are the results and a link to the final center counts.

Austria (Mike Morrison): 0; 0 points.
England (Amanda Baumgartner): 0; 0 points.
France (Sam Bassett): 15; 0 points.
Germany (Nate Cockerill ): 0; 0 points.
Italy (Kevin O'Kelly): 0; 0 points.
Russia (Peter Yeargin): 18; 100 points.
Turkey (Aash Anand): 1; 0 points.
Supply center chart is here.  Let's hear from the players now.  This should be a good one.
Thursday, 28 October 2010 16:24

Halloween Eve Game anyone?

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Hey guys...I've decided to attempt to host a last minute game at my place in Lakeview on Saturday morning at 11am.  It's hit or miss and it may not come together, but I'm going to give it a shot!  As of this writing, we are up to three and need four more to round the game out.

We will be using shorter deadlines as Kevin has a hard stop at 6pm.  The game likely will end before that and should give everyone time to get back to whatever Halloween stuff they would like to attend to back home.

Feel free to either e-mail the alias or add a comment below to indicate you'd like to play.

  1. Peter Yeargin
  2. Kevin O'Kelly
  3. Sam Bassett
  4. Mike Morrisson
  5. Aash Anand
  6. Amanda Baumgartner
  7. Nate Cockerill


Monday, 15 November 2010 09:05

This week's Guthrie's game moves to Wednesday!

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Due to scheduling conflicts at Guthrie's and an early Friday morning flight for the War Weasel, this week's Guthrie's game is moving to Wednesday night. The Ballydoyle game in Downers Grove remains on Thursday night.

Friday, 22 October 2010 12:33

Reigning WotY tops his first board of Season 6

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It was a new year with a new scoring system, but the same old Matt Sundstrom topped the board last night in Game 111, played at Guthrie's Tavern in Wrigleyville. The game, which also featured Weasel expat Greg "The Cockpuncher" Duenow and former Sneak member Jeremiah Peterson, ended in a five-way, A/E/F/R/T draw during the Spring 1908 turn. The final center counts were:

Saturday, 16 October 2010 21:39

Lokken tops Game 110

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Peter Lokken topped his first board with the Weasels in Game No. 110, played today at John Gramila's home in Logan Square. The game ended in Spring 1909 in a six-way draw. The final center counts were:

Austria (Ted McClelland): 7; 21.121 points.
England (Dan Burgess): 3; 3.879 points.
France (Peter Lokken): 9; 34.914 points.
Germany (Sam Bassett): 8; 27.586 points.
Italy (John Gramila): 0; 0 points.
Russia (Christian Kline): 2; 1.724 points.
Turkey (Jim O'Kelley): 5; 10.776 points.

Check out the supply center chart here. Now let's hear from the players.

Next up for the Weasels is another Dip and Drinks event at Guthrie's Tavern on Oct. 21. We currently have two boards guaranteed and are pushing for a third. Make your plans to join us!

Sunday, 10 October 2010 21:47

Game Openings: Dip in a Northern Town

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Cue Dream Academy...

A Salvation Army band played
And the children drank lemonade
And the morning lasted all day,
All day.

The holidays can be such a busy time a year that we've decided to give you your choice of back-to-back opportunities to play Dip in a Northern suburb.

Sunday, 10 October 2010 21:38

Game Openings: Two Bars, One Club

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Make your plans to join us on Thursday, Nov. 18, as we attempt to play multiple boards in different locations for the first time. One of those locations is familiar: Guthrie's Tavern, our club's favorite haunt. We'll play at least one board of Diplomacy there that night. The other location is new, but it should feel familiar. We're taking our Guthrie's act on the road to Ballydoyle in Downers Grove. Two bars, one club. Sign up below.

Update: Due to a scheduling conflict at Guthrie's and an early Friday morning flight for the War Weasel the Guthrie's game is moving to Wednesday night, Nov. 17! 

Sunday, 10 October 2010 21:28

Game Opening: Armistice at Guthrie's

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On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the guns of Europe fell silent and World War I came to an end. At 11 p.m. this Wednesday night, we'll commemorate that moment by dropping our pens to end a Diplomacy game at Guthrie's Tavern. Originally scheduled for Chicagoland Games, we changed venues to take advantage of the holiday on Thursday.

Armistice at Guthrie's
When: Nov. 10 at 6:15 p.m.
Where: Guthrie's Tavern, 1300 W. Addison in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago.
What: One board of Diplomacy.
  1. Sam Bassett
  2. Jim O'Kelley
  3. Peter Yeargin
  4. Pete McNamara
  5. Peter Lokken
  6. John Duca
  7. John Gramila


Monday, 27 September 2010 10:25

Game Openings: Life after Moot

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Tuesday, 14 September 2010 11:48

Game Openings: Conception 2010

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Hey guys...this just in!  Windy City Weasels will be sponsoring two Diplomacy boards at the Conception 2010 Gaming Convention, to be held in Glen Ellyn, IL!  If three rounds of bloody tournament diplomacy at this year's Weasel Moot just isn't enough, take the short 30-minute drive up to College of DuPage and jump in on a Sunday afternoon round at Conception.

Club Member Tony Prokes will be your host at the event.  We will have a special Introductory game for newbies which will be GM'd by Tony, along with a second game open on a first come, first serve basis to all. The regular game will start up @ 12pm, while the Introductory game is scheduled to kick off @ 1pm.

If you would like to be a part of the festivities, please e-mail Tony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to signup or you can also add a comment to this article indicating your interest.  Either way, please let us know which of the two games you would like to sign up for.  

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