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Tuesday, 15 October 2013 20:48

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Oct. 14

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If the Moniker Fits...
Nate Cockerill is a man of many monikers. Nate the Snake. Cock. The Myth Chaser. Beefy. The Big Oozy.

Now we can add one more: The North American Champion.

Monday, 07 October 2013 19:37

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Oct. 7

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Slow news week, so we'll keep this one extra brief.

A Champion Will Be Crowned
The 2013 North American Diplomacy Championship will be this weekend at Tempest in a Teapot in Silver Spring, Maryland. My son Kevin and I will be driving out for the event, and it looks like Nate Cockerill and/or Dan Burgess will be joining us for the road trip. Watch @windycityweasel for my tweets from the road and the con.

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 20:09

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Sept. 30

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Brawl Opener a Knockout for Cockerill
It may be lights out for the competition after just one game in the 2014 Bar Room Brawl Series. Beefy Nate Cockerill landed a knockout punch with the club's first ever Bar Game Solo. Click here for photographic evidence, the supply center chart, and the stunned reaction of one of the players. Legends do exist. Nate both proved that and is proof of that.

Monday, 23 September 2013 19:53

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Sept. 23

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Here's the latest news from the Weasels. It will be a brief one, as it's a light news week and Meghan and I are busy binge-watching Orphan Black.

Brawl Roars into the Lion
The 2014 Bar Room Brawl Series opens Wednesday night at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, proud sponsor of the championship game. We currently have eight players signed up. Five or six more and we can field two boards. Who's in? (Note that we can take one more for the first board, as we have two players willing to drop if we fall short of two boards.)

Monday, 16 September 2013 11:21

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Sept. 16

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I'm home with Patrick today and he's sleeping, so you get an early (and quick) edition of the Weekly Weasel.

Strange Start to Season Nine
After a false start two weeks ago, Season Nine finally opened Friday night in Little Italy. It was Friday the 13th, and we knew we were in for an odd night when Mike Morrison showed up with a box of creampuffs.
"Creampuffs for the creampuffs," he said with a sneer, and then he proved it so. Check out the game summary and reaction from a couple of the players.

Monday, 09 September 2013 19:19

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Sept. 9

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Opening Night, Take Two
We fell short of a full board for last week's Opening Night game at the Red Lion, so we'll try again this week. This time, the game is scheduled for Friday night at my place in Little Italy. We'll start at 6:30 and play till midnight. Help us get this ninth season going by signing up.

Monday, 02 September 2013 20:47

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Sept. 2

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Our brief off-season, much like the long holiday weekend, has come to an end. Season Nine starts Wednesday.

Handicapping the Brawl
As you know, we launched the Bar Room Brawl Series, a subset of our league, last year. In addition to counting toward the regular season standings, all our bar games counted toward the Brawl Series. We tracked each player's best three scores and published a separate standings for the Brawl after each game.

A total of 38 players competed in the inaugural brawl, playing in 12 games: Nine at the Red Lion (the Brawl sponsor) and three at Guthries' Tavern. Check out the final standings here.

On Wednesday night, the top seven will gather at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square for the championship game. Here's a look at the Brawlers.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 20:37

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Aug. 26

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Black Sea Bounces and Other Superstitions
If you believe that Diplomacy is a game without luck, then it shouldn't bother you that we've scheduled our first house game of Season Nine for Friday the 13th. Make your plans to join us for a time-limited game in Little Italy. Only three spots remain.

Monday, 19 August 2013 21:33

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Aug. 19

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Season Nine Is Coming
If you're Facebook feed is anything like mine, then it's been lighting up with lamentations from your teacher friends who are heading back to school. Well, not unlike those poor bastards, we'll be returning to the Dip table soon, so I hope you're making the most of our brief off-season. We've already scheduled two tilts for Season Nine, and more games are coming, so keep your eyes open.

Monday, 12 August 2013 21:47

The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Aug. 12

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This week's edition is chock full of Pyle coverage. Enjoy!

Opening Night and the Bar Room Brawl
But before we get to the Pyle coverage, here's an important announcement. Opening Night for Season Nine will be Sept. 4 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. In addition, we'll hold the Bar Room Brawl championship game that night. So far, the top six finishers in the Bar Room Brawl Series have confirmed for the championship game. We're still waiting on Christian Kline. We've also got five players lined up for the first board on Opening Night, so how about signing up to help us get Season Nine off to a great start.

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