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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)

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 20:56

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Monday, 23 May 2011 23:07

Sliced bread, the Weasels and this

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If you haven't already, check out, the new podcast hosted by Seattle Diplomacy players Nathan Barnes and Eric Mead. It's the coolest thing to hit the hobby since, well, us. They've just posted their fourth episode, featuring special guest Matt Shields of Oregon. You can also listen to the first three episodes, the second of which featured yours truly.

The venerable DixieCon is this weekend in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Weasels will be represented by Peter Yeargin, Christian MacDonald and newcomer Tyler Mollenkopf. (In fairness, though, Tyler is heading home. He's been playing at DixieCon since his early teens and only recently moved to the Chicago area.) Join me in wishing our delegation well.

Saturday, 21 May 2011 00:59

Shake-Up on the Sneak

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A Message from the Prime Weasel...


It is with regret that I inform you that two of our own are leaving the nest to test the diplomatic waters of other cities. Christian MacDonald (C-Mac), CODCON Open 2011 Champion, is headed to Seattle, Washington in the next several weeks. Peter Yeargin, defending North American Grand Prix champion, is headed in a few months to Washington, D.C. Losing these two means not only losing two strong diplomacy players, but it also means losing two of your elected Sneak officers. Christian was a founding member of the Sneak and has served as our treasurer for three years. During his leadership, we have never run a deficit or had a negative audit finding. Peter provided the leadership in launching our new web site and actively maintaining it. It is with great regret that I inform you that I have accepted the immediate resignations of both Christian and Peter. I would like to thank both of them for their service to the club.

Saturday, 02 April 2011 09:37

No fooling! March was our busiest month yet

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Our fourth annual March Madness extravaganza was our best yet in terms of games played. We played seven games in March, one more than the previous record set in August 2009 and matched in March 2010. Despite the additional game, we had one fewer player than last year. We also attracted two fewer recruits. This table compares all four March Madness promotions based on three metrics.

Sunday, 27 March 2011 11:36

March Madness wraps up this week!

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We've had four good house games this month, one each weekend. Our March Madness extravaganza will conclude with bar games at Cinner's in Lincoln Square on Wednesday and Ballydolyle in Downers Grove on Thursday. We're on target to match our club record for games played in a month at six, set in August 2009 and matched in March 2010. If we can manage a second board at either venue or hold another game somewhere, we can establish an all-time high...

Monday, 21 March 2011 10:06

New look Central Shuffle kicks off at CODCon

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Now in its fourth year, the Central Shuffle minor circuit will have a new look when it kicks off at CODCon next month. For starters, it will feature only three events.

Sunday, 06 March 2011 10:21

Look who's coming to CODCon!

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Our fifth annual CODCon Open Diplomacy Tournament (April 16-17) is less than six weeks away. We're thrilled that Laurent Joly is returning to help us celebrate the landmark event. Look who else is coming!

Sunday, 27 February 2011 20:52

February is for lovers...and Yeargin

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March Madness starts on Saturday, but can the month be any madder than February was? The shortest month of the year  saw our longest game ever, a 36-turn slugfest on February 19. And that was just one of five games. Nineteen players participated, and although two of the games were on the same night at a great new venue in Lincoln Square called Cinner's, Nate Cockerill managed to play in all five.

Peter Yeargin had a great month, playing in four games and posting 2 1/2 board tops, including two near solos. Good thing this isn't a leap year. Who knows what he might have done with an additional day.

There are still openings in a few of our March Madness games, and we'll announce another round of bar games soon, so stay tuned. Hope to see you at a game next month!

Wednesday, 02 February 2011 14:49

More Stats: Elimination Frequencies

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Here's a look at elimination frequencies for the powers in all 125 games played. For this purpose, surviving in a game that ends in a solo counts as an elimination.

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