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.
It starts. The first travelers arrive today. Tournament Committee members Peter Yeargin, Kevin O'Kelly and Jim O'Kelley will be making airport runs the next two days as a total of 10 travelers fly into Chicago for Weasel Moot IV. Two others are driving in.
The Windy City Weasels Diplomacy club will hold its fourth annual Weasel Moot tournament this weekend at the Quality Inn and Conference Center in Burr Ridge (300 S. Frontage Rd.). Organizers are expecting 40 players for the three-round tournament, including players from Boston, D.C., Houston, Philadelphia and San Francisco. The event kicks off Friday night at 7 p.m. Rounds 2 and 3 will be Saturday, and the awards ceremony will be Sunday morning at 10 a.m.
In two weeks, the Windy City Weasels will hold Weasel Moot IV, our eighth tournament. In those eight tournaments, we have hosted traveling players from St. Louis, Milwaukee, D.C., the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Detroit, Ohio, Indiana, New York, New England, Houston and even Paris. We've been visited by players from every major hobby on the continent. Every major hobby, that is, except
As last night's meeting, the Sneak voted to adopt the Sum of Squares scoring system for our sixth season's league games. Note that Weasel Moot IV will use the Modified Whipping system. No word yet on which system will be used at the 2011 CODCon Open.
At last night's meeting at the Goose Island Brewery in Chicago, the new Sneak elected officers for the 2010-11 year. The new Prime Weasel is Christopher M. Davis. Long live the Prime Weasel.
As our Prime, Davis is responsible
If you plan to stay at the hotel for Weasel Moot IV (Sept. 24-26 at the Quality Inn in Burr Ridge, 300 S Frontage Rd), then book your room soon. We're running out of rooms in the block, although we may be able to get more, if necessary.
The room rate is $79, and that includes a free breakfast for up to four people. Parking is free. To reserve a room, call 630-325-2900 and mention that you're with Weasel Moot.
For more on the hotel, click here.
By any measure, our fifth season of Windy City Diplomacy was our best yet.
Weasel Moot IV is in just 18 days, and it's looking like it's going to be a good one.
So far, 30 players have confirmed, and we're still waiting to hear from others. We had 38 players at the first and thid Moots, and 35 at the second. We should be in that range again.
The 30 players include
Weasel Moot IV is less than four weeks away. Here are five helpful tips to prepare you for the big event (which will be held Sept. 24-26 at the Quality Inn in Burr Ridge, 300 S Frontage Road).
It's not exactly the Olympics, but in 2012, Chicago will host the World Diplomacy Championship!
At the 2010 installment on Aug. 20 in the Hague, Peter Yeargin, newly elected to the Sneak, presented the Weasels' bid to host the 2012 WDC at Weasel Moot VI. There were no rival submissions from Brazil or Japan. Ours was the only bid, and we won.
The WDC at Weasel Moot VI will be a four- or five-round tournament in June, August or September of 2012. The tournament will feature a central clock, drop-dead timing, a center-based scoring system (probably our Modified Whipping system), and a top board in the final round to determine the world champion. Per WDC tradition, there will also be a team round.
Weasel Moot IV is just about one month way (Sept. 24-26). After that, the WDC planning will start. So far, the 2012 WDC Planning Committee includes me, Peter and Chris Davis. If you'd like to help plan and host Chicago's first World Diplomacy Championship, please join us.
The World DipCon Society meeting will be held tonight at 9 p.m. local time. At the meeting Peter Yeargin will present the Weasels' bid to host the 2012 World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot VI.
We're proposing to host either a four- or five-round tournament in June, August or September of 2012. The tournament would feature a central clock, drop-dead timing, a center-based scoring system (probably our Modified Whipping system), and a top board in the final round to determine the world champion.
Last we heard, ours was the only bid up for consideration. Regardless, wish Peter luck. One way or the other, we should know in six hours or so whether the Weasels will be hosting WDC in 2012.