Jim O'Kelley

Jim O'Kelley

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 16:49

Pawns in the game of Diplomacy

If you've been thinking that the only thing missing from your life is the chance to play Diplomacy outdoors, then today is your lucky day! We're fielding a game in the Chess Pavilion at North Avenue Beach on Sept. 21, beginning at 11 a.m. Bring your picnic basket and your wits.

And you thought Diplomacy couldn't be just another day at the beach.

Pawns in the Game of Diplomacy
When: Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. until no later than 4:30 p.m.
Where: The Chess Pavilion at North Avenue Beach, North Avenue and the Lake.
Monday, 25 August 2014 13:59

Dip at Conception

Tony Prokes will once again try to evangelize at the Conception gaming convention at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

He plans to hold an intro round from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 27. He will then run a standard game at 2 p.m. with a hard ending of midnight. If there's sufficient interest, he may run a game of Colonial Dip as well.

The standard game at 2 p.m. will count as a regular Weasels league game. The into game and any variants will be treated as exhibition games, meaning they won't count in the Season 10 standings.

Conception charges $15 for a one-day pass, $13 if you preregister at http://concentricgamecons.com/.

Sunday, 17 August 2014 13:27

Join us for Opening Night!

The 10th season of Windy City Weasels Diplomacy will open Sept. 10 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. The game, which will start at 6:30 p.m. and end no later than 11, will also mark the start of the 2015 Bar Room Brawl Series.

In addition, the event will serve as our Prime Weasel's homecoming. As you may know, Nate Cockerill has been battling a serious illness. How serious? Well, Nate missed Moot and the Pyle. He never misses anything, and these were our two biggest events of the year. He is currently recovering from surgery and other procedures at his family's farm in Ohio. Let's give him the homecoming he deserves. (Open to interpretation.)

We're also hoping to see some new faces at this event, recruits from this weekend's Diplomacy tournament at GenCon. To give them a warm welcome, we'd like to field two boards.

But wait, there's more. Our club played its first game on Sept. 10 in 2005, so we'll also be celebrating the Weasels' ninth birthday.

Lots of reasons to join us for the opener. Pick one that works for you! Hope to see you there.

The Season Opener
When: Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11.
Where: The Red Lion in Lincoln Square, 4749 N. Rockwell.
Friday, 15 August 2014 22:37

The Undercard at the Weasel Royale

For the sixth straight year, we'll field an Undercard Game at our club championship, the Weasel Royale. While the varsity slugs it out upstairs, come play a casual game with the jv in Dan's spacious basement, complete with three beers on tap, or on his deck if weather permits! In four of the first five Undercards, the board-topper went on to qualify for the next Royale. So, added incentive.

The Undercard Game
When: Nov. 1 at 11 a.m.
Monday, 16 June 2014 16:11

Weasel Pyle Nine

Our club's happiest tradition is back for a ninth installment. Join us for our annual season-ending gala at Brown Manor in bucolic Wayne. At least two boards of Diplomacy, our annual club awards, the announcement of the Weasel Royale and Bar Room Brawl bids, plus the striking of the Regimental Choir. Good times!

Weasel Pyle Nine
When: Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. until no later than 10 p.m.
Where: Eric Brown's beautiful home in bucolic Wayne.
Sunday, 08 June 2014 11:56

Dude?!? It's Tuesday!

Remember that guy who would walk into your dorm room and ask if you wanted to party? You'd be like, "No, Man, I have to study."

Then he'd say, "Dude?!? It's Tuesday!"

Well, same thing only Diplomacy. Who's in?

Dude?!? It's Tuesday!
When: June 17 (a Tuesday!) at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11.
Where: The Red Lion in Lincoln Square, 4749 N Rockwell.
Saturday, 17 May 2014 12:45

Running with the Bull Weasel

Join Bull Weasel Josh Heffernan for a game of Dip at his home in Logan Square.

Running with the Bull Weasel
When: June 21 at Noon. (Note the later, Hipster-friendly start time.)
Where: Josh Hefferan's home in Logan Square. Address will be provided to the players.
Friday, 09 May 2014 23:06

Last Hurrah before WDC

Help send Prime Weasel Nate Cockerill off to the WDC at DixieCon with a tune-up at the Red Lion!

Last Hurrah before WDC
When: May 21 at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11.
Where: The Red Lion in Lincoln Square, 4749 N Rockwell.
Thursday, 17 April 2014 14:34

It's Cinco Somewhere!

Start your Cinco de Mayo celebration early with a Diplomacy game at Matt Sundstrom's home in Glenview.

It's Cinco Somewhere!
When: May 3 at 3 p.m.
Where: Matt Sundstrom's home in Glenview, address to be provided to players.
Monday, 31 March 2014 18:49

A Fool and His Dots...

Join us as we renew the Bar Room Brawl Series after CODCon!

A Fool and His Dots...
When: April 16 at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11.
Where: The Red Lion in Lincoln Square, 4749 N Rockwell.

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