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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, 17 August 2010 11:39

Russia Surprises; Italy Surges; Austria Lags

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The Season 5 numbers are in, and if one thing is clear, it's that Russia doesn't deserve its bad reputation. Take a look at this chart.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:04

Mr. Yeargin Goes to Europe

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Sometime tomorrow, Peter Yeargin will leave O'Hare en route to the Hague. No, he's not going there to answer for war crimes, although the way he's played Diplomacy with us the past 19 months, he probably should be. He's actually going there to compete in the World Diplomacy Championship this weekend.

And also to present our bid to host the 2012 WDC right here in Chicago at Weasel Moot VI. Please join me in wishing him luck in both endeavors.

After the WDC, Peter will work his way to Paris for the European Diplomacy Championship the following weekend. If he decides to tweet from Europe, we'll set up a newsfeed here at

Sunday, 15 August 2010 23:28

And the Weasel Goes to...

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The fifth annual Weasel Pyle, held Aug. 14 at Eric Brown's home in Wayne, wrapped up our fifth season of Windy City Weasels Diplomacy. After the smoke cleared from the last of the four boards, we held our season five awards ceremony. The Weasels went to...


Starting next month, the air around here will be clearer but also less colorful. That's because our good friend Greg Duenow is moving to Ann Arbor. At the Weasel Pyle on Aug. 14, the Sneak honored Greg by naming a new club service award after him and presenting the first one to him.

Duenow was recognized for his Herculean contributions to the club during its pre-Sneak formative years (2005 to 2008). Specifically, he was cited for the following contributions.

Sunday, 15 August 2010 22:38

Burgess, Yeargin Win Sneak Seats

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Candidates Dan Burgess and Peter Yeargin captured the two open seats in the Sneak election conducted at yesterday's fifth annual Weasel Pyle in Wayne, beating out Pete McNamara and Sam Bassett. Including absentee ballots, 54 percent of the paid membership (19 of 35) voted in the election.

All the candidates ran clean campaigns -- though Burgess did raise a few eyebrows with his "Vote for Dan" buttons and the keg of beer he brought to the Pyle -- and even the two who fell short received multiple votes.

The new Sneak will attempt to meet before Weasel Moot to form their government for the year and set the agenda.

Thanks again to the candidates and everyone who voted.

This message is posted on behalf of Weasel Pyle host Eric Brown.

Take note: due to road closures and other issues, you may need to take a different route this year.

I recommend that no matter where you are coming from, come to our home by way of a certain waypoint along your journey, namely the intersection of IL 59 (Sutton Rd) and Army Trail Rd. IL- 59 runs north and south and can be reached along I-90 in the north (head south on 59) and I-88 in the south (head north on 59). Alternately, Army Trail can be picked up off I-355 just south of its merge into I-290 (in which case head west on Army Trail).

The reasons I suggest that all routes pass through this way point is that Mapquest will likely send many of you through the closed IL-25/Dunham Rd interchange (massive road construction which has an EIGHT MILE detour) or at least past the Equestrian Center north of me along Dunham Rd which is hosting a massive equestrian event that will ensure choked roads and police traffic management.

From the prescribed waypoint, head west on Army Trail until you reach the traffic light at Dunham Rd, head north about 1 mile, but in any case right before the rail road tracks turn left into the “North Country” development on its road, Brewster Creek Circle. Pass the landscape island and turn left onto subtly-marked Ashley Lane. Take this to the very end--warning there are four speed bumps.

Park on rd, preferably western or southern edge, ON THE PAVEMENT. A common impulse is to pull off onto the grass a bit to be considerate to those passing by, but this instead greatly disturbs my otherwise very congenial neighbor.

Our phone is 630-497-9350.

Street address is 33W590 Ashley Lane, Wayne, IL 60184. 11 AM.

Thursday, 22 July 2010 12:28

Game 104 to be live-blogged on Saturday!

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This Saturday, July 24, Game 104 of the Weasels will take place in Downers Grove.  The game will be live-blogged on our Live Game Reports page beginning at 11am.  Tune in to follow the action!

Monday, 02 August 2010 13:56

Meet the Sneak Candidates

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For the second straight year, we'll have a contested election for the open spots on the Sneak. And once again, the paid-up Weasels are faced with a difficult decision. We have four great candidates for only two open seats. Each seat is for two years.

Absentee balloting is now open and will remain so until 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 13. We encourage paid-up Weasels who will be attending the Weasel Pyle on Aug. 14 to cast a paper ballot there. But if you won't be attending, then feel free to email your vote for up to two candidates to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I am serving as the clerk of election, and I will keep all votes confidential. I'll only announce the winners at the Pyle. The actual vote count, I'll take with me to my grave. ... Unless I'm overserved at the Pyle.

If you're not a paid-up Weasel but would like to participate in the election process, then get $25 to me or Christian MacDonald before the start of play at the Weasel Pyle. (Reminder: you must also pay your dues before the start of play at the Pyle if you wish to be eligible for club awards and the Weasel Royale.)

And now, the Candidates. I'll present them in alphabetical order, by last name. Remember, you may vote for zero, one or two of them. The two Weasels who garner the most votes will win the election. If there is a tie, we will hold a run-off election.


Wednesday, 28 July 2010 08:51

Weasels Launch Handy Calendar of Events

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Admit it. With Chicago having become a major hub of Diplomacy activity, it can sometimes be hard to keep all the dates and events straight. There are league games to remember, tournaments here and abroad, other gaming conventions. What's a Weasel to do?

Well, thanks to your hard-working Information and Technology Committee, the website now has a handy--not to mention nifty--calendar of events to help you manage your Diplomacy calendar. Check it out here! You can also access the calendar from the top menu bar, and there's a calendar overview on the side menu bar. Pretty cool, huh?

Sunday, 18 July 2010 16:43

Husky Mushes Yeargin into Grand Prix Lead

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(Look at that headline. God damn, I'm good.)

Peter Yeargin's victory at HuskyCon gave him 170 Grand Prix points and a commanding lead over Steve Cooley, the Massacre champion, 337.56 points to 262.58. Yeargin is the second Weasel to hold the lead this year, following Christopher M. Davis who lead for a week on the strength of his CODCon championship.

For the top 10 Grand Prix contenders, check out the new NADF website.

Next up in the Grand Prix is Conquest in the Bay Area, Sept. 3-6, followed by Weasel Moot, Sept. 24-26; the Buckeye Game Fest in Columbus, Ohio; Oct. 1-3; and Tempest in a Teapot in D.C., Oct. 15 to 17. The 2010 Grand Prix will end at Carnage in Fairlee, Vt., Nov. 5-7.

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