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Our Diplomacy league is the most active in North America. We average more than two league games per month in addition to Tournament play. We score all of our games using the Sum of Squares scoring system, and each player's best three scores count toward the season standings. We are known for our fierce competition, strong traditions, upstanding character and trustworthiness, and the propensity for Turkey to open to Armenia.

 

Club News (279)

Thursday, 13 August 2015 16:33

It's Brawl over

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The 2015 Bar Room Brawl Series ended last night at the Red Lion. A total of 48 players participated in the 16 games. The regular Red Wednesday event on the second Wednesday of every month certainly seemed to pay off.

The full standings are here. Scores are based on best three results. The top seven finishers, regardless of membership status, will now be invited to participate in the championship game, which will take place at the Red Lion on a date to be determined. They are:

Monday, 03 August 2015 21:12

Seeking candidates for the Sneak

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Hear ye, hear ye! We will elect three members to the Sneak at the Weasel Pyle on August 15. The seats currently occupied by Nate Cockerill, Don Glass and me are up for election. Don and I plan to rerun; Nate no longer lives in the area and is therefore ineligible to run per the club's charter.

All paid-up members who live in the area defined by the charter are eligible to seek election. Self-nominations are now being accepted by Chief of Public Information John Gramila, our clerk of election. If you wish to run, please notify him by Friday at 5 p.m. You may email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Once we have our candidates, we will solicit votes via email. Paper ballots will also be available at the Pyle. All paid-up members may vote.

Monday, 13 July 2015 18:27

Royale date set

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Mark your calendars, Royale hopefuls this year and next: The 2015 Weasel Royale Championship and Undercard Game will be October 24 at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove. The fun will start at 11 a.m. with power selection for the Royale. The Undercard Game will begin immediately following the start of the Royale.

To check your current spot in the club standings, click here. Remember, only paid-up members are eligible to participate in the Royale. To see a current list of paid-up members, click here. Players have until the start of play at the Weasel Pyle on August 15 to pay their dues.

We will once again attempt to field an Undercard Game this year. Often in the past, the board-topper in the Undercard Game has gone on to qualify for the Royale, so if you fall short of this year's Royale, consider playing in the Undercard.

Sunday, 12 July 2015 10:13

Brawl the marbles

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Through Wednesday's action, we've now played 15 games in the Bar Room Brawl Series. Newcomer Ali Adib continues to lead the pack with 96.02 points. Matt Sundstrom continues to hound him. Matt has 84.39 points. Christian Kline is also in the mix with 81.33.

Rounding out the current top seven are Scott Soren, 70.24 points; Nathaniel Olson, 62.81 points; Jim O'Kelley, 52.85 points; and David St. John, 52.37 points. Note that Olson is moving to Indonesia, which likely knocks him out of contention. And the current player in eighth place, Charlie Sweet, lives in Milwaukee. The Brawl championship field could go nine or 10 places deep this year.

For the complete standings, click here. One final date in the series remains. It will be August 12 at the Red Lion, and it will be for all the marbles.

Saturday, 20 June 2015 20:54

Getting to the Wabash Campus

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For those of you flying into Chicago for World Dip Con (June 24-26 at Roosevelt University's Wabash Building in Chicago), taking the L train couldn't be easier.

Saturday, 20 June 2015 09:57

Deja Moot! WDC at Weasel Moot X

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#DejaMoot!

Come now, Weasels, start your scheming, and mark your calendars while you're at it. The World Diplomacy Championship and the North American Championship are coming back to Chicago!

Yes, yes, we just hosted them in 2012, but that was so much fun that we're doing it again in 2016. The 10th installment of the hobby's best-named tournament will play host to the 26th annual World Diplomacy Championship and the 49th(?) North American Championship.
 
Hroom! Hroom! All the details you need are right here, so make your plans to join us! 
Sunday, 07 June 2015 21:08

All roads lead to Moot

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Weasel Moot IX is next weekend (June 13-14). We'll post helpful info here, like how to find us and where to park. Stay tuned for additional updates.

Location, Location, Location
This year's Moot will be in the Atrium at UIC's Student Residence & Commons-South. The Atrium is located at 700 S. Halsted St., but you can also get there via Student Center East, which is at 750 S. Halsted. The two buildings are connected by a bridge on the second floor. The Atrium is at the north end of the structure.
 
Public Transportation
The UIC Halsted stop on the blue line el will put you about two blocks north of the Atrium. The Halsted bus (No. 8) will also get you there, as will the Blue Island bus (No. 60). I'm not sure what's going on with the Harrison bus (No. 7) given all the construction on Harrison.
Sunday, 31 May 2015 10:23

Brawl the King's Horses

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This Wednesday, we'll clash for the 14th (and perhaps 15th) time in this year's Bar Room Brawl Series. Newcomer Ali Adib continues to lead the pack with 88.04 points. Right on his tail is Matt Sundstrom at 84.39 points. Both players are scheduled to play in Wednesday's match.

Rounding out the current top seven are Christian Kline, 72.52 points; Scott Soren, 70.24 points; Nathaniel Olson, 62.81 points; Jim O'Kelley, 52.85 points; and David St. John, 52.37 points.

For the complete standings, click here.

Sunday, 31 May 2015 09:40

Moot: The Summons of the Trumpet

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Hroom! Hroom! The following players have answered the summons of the trumpet and will be playing at Weasel Moot IX (June 13-14 in the Atrium at UIC, 700 S. Halsted). An asterisk (*) denotes that the player has preregistered, which you may do through June 4. Preregistration will save you $5 on the tournament fee, $2 if you're a student.

Monday, 23 March 2015 20:55

Look who's coming to CODCon

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Looks like we're going to have a pretty good turnout for CODCon. Here's the list of confirmed attendees so far. Quite a few regulars aren't on it yet...

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