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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.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011 21:24

Central Shuffle concludes at Carnage

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The final step to this year's Cental Shuffle minor circuit will be the DipCon at Carnage, Nov. 4-6 at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt.

My flight is booked, and I've reserved a couple of rooms at the resort. We have room for three more. If you're interested in going to DipCon, let me know by commenting here or emailing me.

Friday, 26 August 2011 22:19

WDC Awards

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We will present the following awards at the 2012 World Diplomacy Championship.

  • World Champion. The winner of the top board in the final round on Sunday will be the world champion.
  • North American Champion. The North American DipCon champion will be the player with the best composite score based on three out of five rounds.
  • Alpha Weasel zeta. The Weasel Moot champion will be the player with the best composite score based on three out of five rounds.
  • Second through seventh place. The tournament top board will be based on best composite score, three out of five rounds.
  • Best Country Awards. These will be awarded based on best single-game score. Dropped rounds will not count.
  • Team Tournament Champions. The winners of the Team Tournament in Round three will be recognized.
  • Best Lid. The player with the best hat on Hat Night will win a prize.
  • Special Awards. The Tournament Director and his committee may recognize other acts of derring-do, as they see fit.

Click here to check out the scoring system that will be used at the WDC.

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Friday, 26 August 2011 22:02

WDC Scoring System

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We will use the Sum of Squares scoring system at the 2012 World Diplomacy Championship. Sum of Squares is what’s called a divide-and-conquer system, meaning that in order to maximize your score, you have to not only conquer lots of centers, but also divide the rest evenly between the other players. The points are awarded like this:

For games ending in solos, the soloist will score 100 points. All other players will receive 0 points. 

All other games will be scored as follows:

  1. The total of scores from a drawn game is 100 points. Those points will be awarded to the players according to their share of the board value.
  2. To determine each player’s points, first their individual score is calculated by squaring the number of supply centers each player owns. (For example, 5 centers = 25, 15 centers = 225.)
  3. Then the total value of the board is calculated by adding all players’ individual scores on that board.
  4. Finally each player is awarded a percentage share of the 100 points equal to his percentage share of the overall board value.

 As a mathematical formula this means, to determine player 1’s points:

1.    Calculate player1’s individual score (P1):
P1 = (Number of supply centers) * (number of supply centers)

2.    calculate the board value as the sum of individual scores of all players (S)
S = P1 + P2 + P3 + P4 + P5 + P6 + P7
 

3.    Pro-rate the score, so that the value of the game is 100:
Points for player 1 = 100 * (P1 / S)

Examples

Power

Centers

Squared

Score

a)

 

 

 

Austria

12

144

50.35

England

0

0

0.00

France

3

9

3.15

Germany

6

36

12.59

Italy

9

81

28.32

Russia

0

0

0.00

Turkey

4

16

5.59

Total

34

286

100.00

 

 

 

 

b)

 

 

 

Austria

12

144

63.72

England

4

16

7.08

France

4

16

7.08

Germany

4

16

7.08

Italy

4

16

7.08

Russia

3

9

3.98

Turkey

3

9

3.98

Total

34

226

100.00

 

 

 

 

c)

 

 

 

Austria

18

100

100.00

England

3

0

0.00

France

4

0

0.00

Germany

0

0

0.00

Italy

0

0

0.00

Russia

9

0

0.00

Turkey

0

0

0.00

Total

34

100

100.00

Want to know what you're playing for? Click here.

 

Friday, 26 August 2011 21:37

WDC Lodging

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For the event, we've blocked rooms at the Congress Plaza Hotel, which is right on Michigan Avenue, across from Grant Park, the place where President Obama gave his acceptance speech in 2008. We've blocked a mix of singles and doubles, all for the competitive rate of $129 per night, plus tax, which is currently 15.4 percent.

The rooms are available Thursday, August 9, through Saturday, August 11. Checkout is Sunday, August 12. For interested guests, the hotel will extend our group rate for three days prior and three days after.

The rooms are blocked under the name WDC. Reservations may be made by calling 312/427-3800, ext. 5025, or 800/635-1666, or online here. Callers must mention WDC to get the group rate. To check out the Congress, click here.

Dormitory-style housing is available at the University Center, just two blocks away. Players may contact the University Center on their own to book single rooms in four-bedroom apartments for $81.50 per night. Alternatively, for $63 per night, they can stay in a two-bedroom suite. Each bedroom in the suite has two beds, and the $63 price is based on double occupancy. Single occupancy is $103.50 per night. The two-bedroom suite option includes one meal per day in the University Center’s cafeteria. There’s a two-night minimum at the University Center. Reservations may be made by calling 312/924-8000. There is no room block here. Learn more here.

For attendees who are on a tighter budget, the Chicago Hostel is less than two blocks from the venue, at 24 E Congress Parkway. A room there can be had for $35 per night. Call 312/360-0300 to reserve a room. Click here for more information. There is no block at the hostel.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:34

Royale set for Nov. 12

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The 2011 Weasel Royale club championship game will be played November 12 at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove. This year's Royale features four new faces in John Gramila, Peter Lokken, Christopher M. Davis and Tony Prokes. They join Weasel of the Year Peter Yeargin, reigning Bull Weasel (Royale champion) Jim O'Kelley, and Nate Cockerill, all of whom competed in last year's Royale. The first and second alternates are Mark Weiskircher and Mike Morrison, respectively.The first is our Rookie of the Year; the second, a veteran of the second Royale.

Sunday, 14 August 2011 14:05

Sneak expands to meet big year for the Weasels

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Season 7 will be our biggest year yet, culminating in the World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot VI, Aug. 10-12. The Sneak figured it could use additional hands, so at last night's annual business meeting at the Weasel Pyle, the board proposed an amendment to the club charter that would add two at-large positions to the Sneak, increasing the size of the board to seven members from five. Ratification required 70 percent of the vote; the amendment passed 15-1.

Sunday, 14 August 2011 11:48

Yeargin captures second crown

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In the fall, Peter Yeargin will move back to D.C., from whence he came. Yesterday, he made his third and final season of regular Windy City Weasels play a memorable one by capturing his second Weasel of the Year award. The other Weasels went to:

 

Saturday, 06 August 2011 09:31

Game 147 postponed till the Pyle

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One of the Weasels scheduled to play in today's Game No. 147 has decided to have a baby instead, and another who was driving in from Madison has been hopelessly delayed, so this game is now off. Thanks, everyone, for your efforts to try to pull it off.

Game No. 147 now will take place at the Weasel Pyle on Aug. 13, along with Games No. 148, 149 and, hopefully, 150. See you there.

Saturday, 13 August 2011 11:57

Sneak election today!

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We're holding our Sneak election tonight at the Weasel Pyle. We'll be filling three seats from a pool of five candidates. They are:

Friday, 17 June 2011 09:03

Season Six marches on this weekend

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Season Six marches on this weekend with the Dad's day game at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove on Saturday. Game No. 142 is set to begin at 11 a.m. We can make room for one more if you'd like to play. Otherwise, Dan will be forced to be the seventh, meaning he'll have to shift his focus from serving his guests' beer to taking their centers. If necessary, we're confident that he's up to the challenge.

Saturday's game will be our 34th of the season and will feature two new Weasels, increasing the total number of unique players this year to 57.

After Game No. 142, we'll take a couple of weeks off, but we'll be back with a vengeance with three games the week of July 3. Check the Game Openings, and sign up. Also, remember that this year's Weasel Pyle will be Aug. 13 at Eric Brown's home in Wayne. And lurking around the corner is our fifth annual Weasel Moot, Sept. 9-10 at Days Inn Chicago. Hope to see you at one or more of these events!

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