Jim O'Kelley

Jim O'Kelley

Thursday, 16 June 2016 20:46

It begins

Former world champ and three-time Alpha Weasel Chris Martin has launched a video series handicapping the WDC hopefuls. Check it out.


Saturday, 11 June 2016 10:47

Brawl over?

Brandon Fogel has posted a shared or outright board-top in the past three games in the Bar Room Brawl Series, overtaking Jake Trotta for the series lead with at least two dates remaining (July 13 and August 10). Fogel sits at 114.60; Trotta, 97.93.

Rounding out the top seven are: Christian Kline, 95.92; Jim O'Kelley, 79.90 points; David Spanos 72.93; Geoff Serednesky, 60.78; and Matt Sundstrom 51.03. Serednesky finished second in Wednesday's game to crack the top seven and knock Zach Eddy (48.32) into eighth place. Serednesdky has scored two games; Eddy, one; and the others all have scored three.

Friday, 13 May 2016 21:51

Brawl in

"And coming in hot on the outside lane, it's Matt Sundstrom..."

It was probably only a matter of time, but Matt Sundstrom finally made a move in the Brawl standings Wednesday night. The decorated vet netted 15 points, climbing into the top seven for, I believe, the first time all year. He's in sixth, with 51.03 points.

Brandon Fogel shared the board-top and netted about six points to improve his score to 94.41 points. He's still in third.

Saturday, 30 April 2016 20:02

Take me out to the Brawl game

The Bar Room Brawl standings are now current through Wednesday's action at the Red Lion.  Jake Trotta and Christian Kline still hold the top two spots, despite not playing on Wednesday. Trotta has 97.73 points; Kline, 95.92.

Brandon Fogel's shared board-top vaulted him into third place from seventh, at 88.06. Jim O'Kelley (79.90 points),  David Spanos (72.93), and Zach Eddy (48.32) each fell down a spot. Rounding out the top seven, also on the strength of the shared board-top, is Brian Shelden at 45.92. 

Saturday, 02 April 2016 15:02

CODCon Calling

With WDC at Weasel Moot X less than three months out, it's pretty easy to overlook next weekend's little tournament at the College of DuPage. Don't.

Though it has always taken a backseat to Weasel Moot, our CODCon Open is actually the event that put Chicago back on the hobby map. Once again, we're expecting two to three boards per round. Come on out and join the following players who've committed to CODCon. (To add your name to the list, comment below or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

Saturday, 26 March 2016 09:25

The Parade of Tributes

The attendee list for the World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot X is impressive (and growing). It includes world champions, North American champions, Grand Prix champions, Weasel Moot champions, winners of numerous other tournaments, and lots of people who have a chance to win this year's world championship. In fact, the only players who don't have a shot are the ones who aren't on the list.

The following players have told me they're coming. To add your name, comment below or send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

An asterisk indicates that the player has saved money by preregistering, which you can do here.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 19:50

It's Brawl right now

We've updated the Bar Room Brawl standings through last night's action at the Red Lion, and it turns out we misrepresented Christian Kline's score last week. Therefore, Jake Trotta is back in first where he belongs. ... For now.

It's still tight between them, however. Trotta has 97.73 points; Kline, 95.92 (2 fewer than we reported last week). Jim O'Kelley climbed into third place with 79.90 points, and David Spanos improved his score slightly to 72.93 but fell into fourth. 

Thursday, 10 March 2016 19:30

Brawl in a night's work

Last night's game at the Red Lion shook up the leader board yet again. This time it was Christian Kline vaulting into first with his monster board-top. Previous leader Jake Trotta fell into second, but still padded his composite score with his strong second. The difference between the two is razor thin. Kline has 97.92 points; Trotta, 97.73. Both have scored three games. 

David Spanos fell to third place at 71.48 points in three games. Jim O'Kelley is in fourth with 54.38 points in three games. Rounding out the top seven are Zach Eddy, 48.32 points in just one game; Jake Langenfeld, with 44.72 points in one game; and Brandon Fogel, 43.99 in three games.

Friday, 19 February 2016 20:24

The Brawl thickens

Jake Trotta surged into first place in the Bar Room Brawl standings after Wednesday's board top at the Red Lion. Through seven games in the 2016 Bar Room Brawl Series, he leads the pack with a composite score of 74.78 in three games. David Spanos, the previous leader, dropped into second place at 71.48 points in three games. Despite falling out of the lead, he still improved his composite score by more than 11 points.

Jim O'Kelley is in third with 54.38 points in two games. Rounding out the top seven are Zach Eddy, 48.32 points in just one game; Jake Langenfeld, with 44.72 points in one game; Brandon Fogel, 43.99 in three games; and Ali Adib, 43.34 in two games.


Monday, 25 January 2016 20:45

Your dues-paying Weasels

Special thanks to the following Weasels for paying their dues. Dues help cover the costs of running our club, including this website, the Meetup page, and our annual club awards.

  1. Ali Adib
  2. Brad Harrington
  3. Brandon Fogel

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