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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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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.

Friday, 10 September 2010 09:06

Davis rises to power in bloodless coup

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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

Thursday, 09 September 2010 15:40

Seeking Grand Prix Administrator

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I'll be stepping down as the NADF's Grand Prix administrator at the end of this year, having served three years in that capacity. Three's enough. NADF President Conrad Woodring has asked me to put out a call for candidates.

Thursday, 09 September 2010 10:55

Weasel Moot Room Block Expires on Sunday!

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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.

Monday, 06 September 2010 12:10

A look back at Season 5

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By any measure, our fifth season of Windy City Diplomacy was our best yet.

  • We played 35 games of Diplomacy, nine more than our previous high, set the year before.
  • A total of 63 players participated, including 28 who were playing with us for the first time, and four who hadn't played with us in more than a year.
Monday, 06 September 2010 11:38

Update on Weasel Moot IV

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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

Sunday, 29 August 2010 22:14

Five Tips for Weasel Moot IV

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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).

  1. Negotiate support from your loved ones into Weasel Moot IV. If you don't have any loved ones, you're ahead of the game...although we feel for you.
  2. Obtain an awesome hat for Friday night's Hat Night. That's right, we're wearing hats for the first round on Friday night. And the best hat will win a prize, so go get a good one. No excuses. None of us is too cool to participate. This is a Diplomacy tournament, after all.
Sunday, 29 August 2010 21:38

Weasel Moot IV Attendees

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The following players have indicated that they'll be playing in at least one round at Weasel Moot IV, Sept. 24-26 at the Quality Inn in Burr Ridge, 300 S Frontage Road. If you're not on this list and intend to play, please either comment below or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Conversely, if you're on the list but your plans have changed, let us know that, too.

* Denotes that the player has preregistered. You can preregister here. (And be sure to check out these helpful tips for attendees.)

  1. Aash Anand*
  2. Adam Silverman*
  3. Alex Amann*
  4. Amanda Baumgartner*
Sunday, 22 August 2010 09:38

Weasels win bid for 2012 WDC!

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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.

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