Tuesday, 11 April 2017 15:46

CodCon 11, Round 1, Board 3

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Round 1, Board 3

This was the longest game of the tournament and featured the Best France and Best Russia of the tournament.

The game ended by draw vote during the Spring 1914 turn with the following center counts:

Austria (Reid Kanies): 0; 0.000 points.
England (Matt Sundstrom): 8; 21.769 points.
France (Brian Shelden): 6; 12.245 points. (Best France)
Germany (Kevin O'Kelly): 3; 3.061 points.
Italy (Ben DiPaola): 4; 5.442 points.
Russia (Bryan Pravel): 13; 57.483 points. (Best Russia)
Turkey (Chad Carson): 0; 0.000 points.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 15:24

CodCon 11, Round 1, Board 2

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Round 1, Board 2

The game ended by draw vote during the Spring 1909 turn with the following center counts:

Austria (Grant Smith): 0; 0.000 points.
England (Jim O'Kelley): 12; 43.636 points.
France (Christian Kline): 4; 4.848 points.
Germany (Don Glass): 0; 0.000 points.
Italy (Jacob Isaacson): 1; 0.303 points.
Russia (Jorge Zhang): 5; 7.576 points.
Turkey (Jerry Jagrowski): 12; 43.636 points.

*Jacob Isaacson was replaced by Ben DiPaola in Spring, 1906. 

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 12:04

CodCon 11 Results

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CodCon 11 is in the books!  The title was taken by our very own Grand Weasel Prime, Jim O'Kelley.  Despite the many laurels he's accumulated over the years, Jim had never won a tournament in Chicago.  He took CodCon 11 in style, soloing as Turkey in the third round.  It was the seventh solo in tournament history, the third for Turkey.

Finishing in second place was last year's champion, Jake Trotta, while third place was taken by Bryan Pravel, the clubhouse leader at the end of the first day.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 11:24

CodCon 11, Round 1, Board 1

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Round 1, Board 1

This game featured the eventual Icarus award winner, Jake Trotta, who reached 8 centers by the end of 1903, only to be eliminated in the final year, and three best country awards.

The game ended by draw vote during the Spring 1910 turn with the following center counts:

Austria (John Gramila): 11; 30.402 points. (Best Austria)
England (David Hafner): 14; 49.246 points. (Best England)
France (Nicole Campbell*): 0; 0.000 points.
Germany (Kevin O'Kelley): 0; 0.000 points.
Italy (Brad Harrington): 9; 20.352 points. (Best Italy)
Russia (Jake Trotta): 0; 0.000 points. (Icarus Award)
Turkey (Nick Rohn): 0; 0.000 points.

*Nicole Campbell was replaced by Grant Smith in Spring, 1905. 

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Saturday, 25 March 2017 21:55

Code red

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An early-morning cancellation sent the club's organizers into a frenzy today. We were on the verge, for the second time in two months, of fielding boards in two different locations, but now we were faced with having to pull the plug on one of them. In one location, we can play two boards with 12 or 13 players, but two locations requires 14 players to pull it off. 

So a few of us beat the bushes in a desperate search for a 14th while Prime Weasel Brian Shelden simultaneously scrambled to line up an alternative--hosting both boards in the hospitality room of his condo building. In the end, both efforts proved successful. We got a total of 14 players to show up at Brian's building for Games No. 336 and 337. And for once, the guys who drew the red blocks were glad they did.

Thursday, 16 March 2017 13:52

Toga party of three

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The club celebrated the hobby's most sacred day yesterday with a game of Diplomacy at Diversey River Bowl (2211 W Diversey Parkway), future home of Weasel Moot XI (June 23-25!). Fittingly for the Ides of March, there was lots of stabbing, plenty of blood, and a democratic solution for the final result. Game No. 335 (335!?!) ended by time limit after the Fall 1907 (No Adib. No Kline.) turn in the following center counts:

Austria (Jim O'Kelley): 7; 16.781 points.
England (Matt Sundstrom): 0; 0.000 points.
France (Chris Kelly): 9; 27.740 points.
Germany (Brandon Fogel): 9; 27.740 points.
Italy (Brian Shelden): 9; 27.740 points.
Russia (Chad Carson): 0; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Gus Spelman): 0; 0.000 points.

Check out the supply center chart here. Players, how about some endgame statements.

Thursday, 09 March 2017 19:45


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The Weasels dressed Wednesday up in red last night in honor of International Women's Day. A total of 15 players showed up for another Red Wednesday at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square , including Prime Weasel Brian Shelden, who was there strictly to play only if needed. (That's the dedication we've been looking for in a Prime Weasel. By comparison, recent occupants of the office have been, well, weasels.)

Both games started relatively close to on time, with the players divided roughly in the order they arrived at the bar.

Game No. 333

Game No. 333 featured three of the club's elder statesmen in the east and relative newcomers rounding out the rest of the board. One of those newcomers, Zane Blanton, was playing for just the second time ever. He guided France to a commanding, seemingly insurmountable two-center lead heading into the final year of the game. (Bar games are usually timed to end no later than 11 p.m.) His nice score turned into a monster result and near certain bid to the Weasel Royale club championship game (if he pays his dues) when, in yet another blow to the club's shrinking classicist wing, he was gifted four centers to finish with a massive six-center bulge. The final center counts were:

Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:11

John Gramila's beard

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On the fast and furious first board last night at Diversey River Bowl--a new location for the Weasels and the future home of Weasel Moot XI (June 23-25!)--the center counts were as capricious as John Gramila's beard. All three Westerners experienced wild and unruly growth only to have their leads vanish a year later.

Chris Kelly (France) climbed into the lead at six centers by 1902 but was back at three in 1903. Brian Shelden (England) nabbed three centers in 1903 to take the lead at seven but lost three the following year. And Matt Sundstrom (Germany) took two in 1904 and had the lead at eight, but was down to seven and tied for second by 1905.

Thursday, 09 February 2017 15:16

The Germans get freaky

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February was the new Oktober last night at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square...for the German players, anyway. On both boards, they played like the evening was a festival and the other players' supply centers, beer. 

We had fifteen show up for our monthly Red Wednesday event at the Red Lion (second Wednesday of every month. Plan to join us on March 8 and April 12!), including two who were specifically there to play only if needed. Chris Kelly won the coin toss to sit out, and games 329 and 330 started about 20 minutes apart. (Footnote: We had enough players to start Game No. 329 by 6:20, but since a couple of them were new, we delayed the start to give them a thorough introduction to Diplomacy.)

Game No. 329

This one started first and included a brand-new player, another playing for the first time since September 2015 and only the second time ever, as well as some grizzled vets from the earliest days of the club. It ended by time limit after the Fall 1906 turn in the following center counts: 

Sunday, 29 January 2017 16:08

McClelland, newcomer top twin boards

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For the second time in club history and first since July 2015, the Weasels fielded boards in two locations on the same day. The games took place yesterday on the New East Side and in Avondale.

Originally scheduled for Brian Shelden's condo on the swanky New East Side, Game No. 327 relocated to the bar Seven in his building due to construction in his unit. Readers will recall that Seven is the karaoke bar where we went after the welcome party for last summer's World Diplomacy Championship. Turns out it works pretty well for Dip, too.

The game ended by draw vote in Spring 1908. The final center counts were:

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