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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
With his board-top in Wednesday's game, Ali Abib seized the lead in this year's Bar Room Brawl Series. He now has 88.040 points. Just behind him with 84.030 is previous leader Matt Sundstrom. Both have scored three games.
We've now played nine games in the series. Rounding out the top seven are Jim O'Kelley (52.85 points, three games), David St. John (52.37 points, two games), Scott Soren (33.470 points, one game), John Konwinski (32.870 points, three games), and Mike Esposito (31.770 points, three games).
For the complete standings, click here. The next game in the series will be in April. Stay tuned for the date. We're trying to decide whether we want to move Red Wednesday next month from its normal second Wednesday so it's not the same week as CODCon.
Please consider pre-registering for Weasel Moot IX. New this year we have secured inexpensive lodging in a dormitory directly connected to the tournament site. Prepaying for lodging will help our club prepare for your visit. Thanks!
The hobby's best-named tournament is going to school for its ninth installment!