Jim O'Kelley

Jim O'Kelley

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 19:54

Get your CODCon on!

When: April 11-12, 2015
Where: College of Dupage's Student Resource Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. (We'll be in room SRC 1004, which is downstairs where the old student lounge used to be.)
What: A three-round Sum of Squares Diplomacy tournament. Best two rounds count for score. It only takes one round to be eligible for awards. Rounds will feature a central clock and drop-dead timing. The complete tournament rules are here.
How much: The entry fee is $15; $10 for students. Paid-up Weasels get a $5 discount. The CODCon convention charges an additional $5 for a one-day pass and $7 for two days. You can save a dollar on the convention fee by preregistering at www.codcon.com.
Who: Here's the list of confirmed attendees.
Awards: Players will compete for plaques for first through third place and Best Country plaques. We'll also have prizes for fourth through seventh place.
Monday, 15 December 2014 20:20

The Brawl thickens

Through last week's two-board session at the Red Lion, we've now played seven games in this year's Bar Room Brawl Series. Matt Sundstrom remains in first with 79.14 points in three games. Bunched behind him are Ali Adib (58.37 points, three games), Jim O'Kelley (52.85 points, three games), and David St. John (52.37 points, two games).

A bunch of players are stacked behind them with scores between 23 and 34 points. For the complete standings, click here. Next up is another Red Wednesday at the Red Lion on January 14. Two more boards already is looking like a possibility.


Saturday, 22 November 2014 10:40

Haver game on!

World Champion Thomas Haver of Columbus, Ohio, is in town this weekend for a Rummikub tournament at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair at Navy Pier. Tonight, we will honor him with a game of Diplomacy at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. The game will start at 7:30 p.m. and feature the following combatants:

Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:50

Bar Room Brawl Series heats up

Last night's game at the Red Lion was the fourth in this year's Bar Room Brawl Series, and with their shared board-top, Matt Sundstrom and Jim O'Kelley are back atop the standings. Chasing them, however, are a bunch of new faces. Check out the complete standings here.

A total of 19 players have participated in the four games. Next up is another Red Wednesday event, December 10 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. Make your plans to join us.

Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:16

It's Brawl set!

The 2014 Bar Room Brawl championship game will take place December 17 at the Red Lion. We'll try to start as close to 6 as we can and wrap up no later than 11. Feel free to come out for some drinks, dinner, and to watch seven of the top finishers in last season's Bar Room Brawl Series duke it out for the 2014 title. Who knows, if there's sufficient interest, maybe we can even field an Undercard game.

The seven combatants, in seed order, are:

Saturday, 01 November 2014 10:14


The Undercard is with the Undertaker, but the #WeaselRoyale starts in just about an hour. Follow along at @WindyCityWeasel.

As the sixth alternate, Ben DiPaola wasn’t expecting to play. He was cool with that. #ABullWeaselWillRise #WeaselRoyale

Will he who lives with a Glass name cast the first stone? #ABullWeaselWillRise #WeaselRoyale

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:22

Who's on seventh?

This year's Royale field is starting to resemble a comedy routine. First, David St. John, the fourth seed, had to  bow out because of a visit by his in-laws. First alternate Josh Heffernan wasn't available, so second alternate Mike Morrison slid into the seventh spot, while fifth, sixth and seventh seeds Tony Prokes, John Gramila and Matt Kade each moved up.

Then Gramila realized he had double booked for the weekend. He'll be out of town on a camping trip.

Earlier this year, Gramila completed a rare tournament sweep by winning Weasel Moot after taking CODCon. That trick had only been turned once before. Many of us wondered if he'd pull a full monty by winning the Royale, as well. Unfortunately, we'll never know. Gramila is out.

Monday, 13 October 2014 18:44

Royale flush

David St. John, who qualified for the Weasel Royale by posting a 17-center board-top on the final day of the season, regretfully has announced that he cannot participate in the club championship game, which is set for November 1. St. John, who finished fourth, has family in town that weekend.

First alternate Josh Heffernan, the reigning Bull Weasel, also is unavailable, so Mike Morrison, the second alternate, will round out the Royale field. Tony Prokes, John Gramila and Matt Kade, meanwhile, all move up a spot. The revised lineup for the 2014 club championship game, in seed order, is as follows:

Thursday, 11 September 2014 20:47

A Brawl new year

Season 10 opened last night with two games in the Bar Room Brawl Series. Scott Soren, playing in his second game with the club, seized the early lead with his top in Game No. 252. Newcomer John Konwinski, who shared the top in Game No. 253, is second. For the complete standings, click here.

The Series will pick up again next month on Oct. 8 at our first Red Wednesday at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. The Lion will welcome us on the second Wednesday of every month for Red Wednesday. Make your plans to join us on Oct. 8 and Nov. 12 and Dec. 10 and, you get the idea. See you there!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 21:59

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