Just prior to the start of the final round at Weasel Moot V, we moved one of the tables onto the meeting room's dance floor to create more space. As fate would have it, Chris Martin, who has a PhD in dance, landed on that board.
The former world champ sparkled in his natural habitat, twisting and turning and spinning his way to a resounding 17-center board top. The 75.26 points were enough to vault him past our own John Gramila, who posted the only solo of the tournament, and become the Moot's first two-time winner. Congratulations to our Alpha Weasel alpha, who is now our Alpha Weasel epsilon, as well.
Want to know who else is going? Here's the current list of attendees.
Finally, if you want to stay at the Days Inn, you may still be able to get the group rate. Go here for more info.
See you next weekend!
Come now, Weasels, start your scheming, and mark your calendars while you're at it. The 22nd annual World Diplomacy Championship and the 45th North American Diplomacy Championship are coming to Chicago!
Don't look now, but Weasel Moot V is just two weeks away. Have you secured a weekend pass from your loved ones yet?
Our club's premier tournament is set for Sept. 9-10 at the Day's Inn Chicago, 644 W. Diversey Parkway. We're expecting at least five boards per round. For a list of confirmed attendees, go here.
The Friday night round at Weasel Moot V (Sept. 9-10) will once again be Hat Night. The best hat, as voted by the attendees, will receive a prize.
It's Friday night, and you're playing Diplomacy. You're not too cool to participate, so find a funny hat, and bring it to the con. (But leave your spear at home.) In the meantime, check out the growing list of attendees.
Players can also look forward to a team tournament in the Saturday morning round. Teams of three, each member playing on a separate board, will compete for top honors, with the winners receiving a prize.
The fifth annual mustering of the Weasels will take place Sept. 9-10 at the Day's Inn Chicago, 644 W. Diversey Parkway. There will be a brief awards ceremony Sunday morning, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. For the tournament schedule and other relevant information, go here. The room block expires on Aug. 9, so if you want to stay at the hotel, contact the Day's Inn now.
If you're planning to stay at the Days Inn for Weasel Moot V (Sept. 9-10), act soon. Our room block expires on the 9th. You can reserve your room by calling 888-LPN-DAYS. Our group code is DITO. The rooms are being held under the name Diplomacy Tournament.
The rates range from $137 for a single room with one full bed to $182 for an executive room with two queen beds. For more information about the Moot, go here.
Christian MacDonald won the 2011 CODCon Open, climbing from the middle of the pack to the top on the strength of an 11-center board top in the final round. He vaulted past both Peter Yeargin and Matt Sundstrom, who were on his board and in first and second place, respectively, going into the final round.
The tournament featured seven boards and 24 players. The final standings and supply center charts are located here.
Round 2 of the 2011 CODCon Open tournament is underway at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. We had three boards in Round 1 and currently two boards are being played in Round 2. A third round will take place Sunday morning.
Final results will be posted here shortly after the ending of the tournament on Sunday afternoon.
If you have no plans on Sunday, please consider joining us!
The hobby's best-named tournament is back for a fifth installment and a final tune-up before we host the world championship in 2012!
Only one Chicagoan cracked the top 10 at Weasel Moot IV, but he did so in convincing fashion. Peter Yeargin posted large board tops in the first and third rounds to win the Moot and become our new Alpha Weasel. He's the third straight Weasel to win the Moot and also the first player to capture two best-country awards since Matt Sundstrom and Don Williams turned the trick in Moot I.
We had four boards in each of the three rounds and a total of 37 players at the tournament, which was played Sept. 24-25, with an awards ceremony on the 26th. The numbers included 13 travelers, an all-time high for us. Seven of the travelers were playing at the Moot for the first time.
Here are the final standings:
Here are the names of the nine teams that competed in the team round. Feel free to vote on your favorite by commenting below.
Tony Loves Matt but Not Peter
Who is Ferret?
Here are the matchups:
Weasel Moot IV - Heat 3 - Game 1
Austria: Todd Woodman
England: Don Glass
France: Chris Glassburn
Germany: Christopher M. Davis
Italy: Dirk Knemeyer
Russia: Christian Kline
Turkey: Grant Smith
Weasel Moot IV - Heat 3 - Game 2
Austria: Eric Brown
England: Dave Maletsky
France: Matt Sundstrom
Germany: Aash Anand
Italy: Josh Kanto
Russia: Roland Cooke
Turkey: Kevin O'Kelly
Weasel Moot IV - Heat 3 - Game 3
Austria: Pete McNamara
England: Amanda Baumgartner
France: Conrad Woodring
Germany: Dan Burgess
Italy: Peter Lokken
Russia: Peter Yeargin
Turkey: Mike French
Weasel Moot IV - Heat 3 - Game 4
Austria: Andy Bartalone
England: Nick Rohn
France: John Gramila
Germany: Nathan Cockerill
Italy: Ted McClelland
Russia: Jonathan Hill
Turkey: Adam Silverman
Unofficially, we had 36 players and 12 boards.