Jim O'Kelley

Jim O'Kelley

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
Saturday, 16 January 2016 00:32

Alternative Lodging for WDC

For the event, we've blocked dorm rooms right at the venue in the Wabash Building located at 425 S. Wabash. You can use this link to reserve your room. Including taxes, the rate is $87.30 per night.

For attendees who are on a tighter budget, the Chicago Hostel is less than a block from the venue, at 24 E Congress Parkway. Check the site, but it looks like you can get a bed there for under $40 per night. Use the site or call 312/360-0300 to reserve a room. Click here for more information. There is no block at the hostel.

Thursday, 14 January 2016 21:45

The kids are Brawl right

Through six games in the 2016 Bar Room Brawl Series, the leaderboard is nearly filled with fresh faces.

David Spanos continues to lead the pack with three tallies and a composite score of 59.91. In second is his new recruit Zach Eddy, who topped his first board ever last night. He has 48.32 points in just the one game. Jake Langenfeld, also on the the strength of last night's board-top, is in third with 44.72 points.

Friday, 08 January 2016 20:39

CODCon turns 10!

Well, actually, CODCon is turning 21. It's just the CODCon Open Diplomacy tournament that's turning 10! Make your plans to join us April 9-10 at the College of DuPage! You just never know who is going to show up. (That's former World Champ and three-time Alpha Weasel Chris Martin pictured above. He dropped by for the second round last year.)

When: April 9-10, 2016
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.)
Sunday, 13 November 2016 14:47

Five for Brawlin'

We're five games into the 2017 Bar Room Brawl Series. The 2016 championship game is Wednesday at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, and there's a possiblitly, albeit remote, that we'll field an Undercard game for our sixth matchup of 2017.  Through the first five games, we've had 24 players participate. The complete standings are here.

Join us on Wednesday for the championship game and a possible Undercard!

Sunday, 13 November 2016 14:32

2017 dues are due!

Your 2017 dues are due! Once again, membership in the Weasels will cost you $25, $10 if you're a student. Dues make you eligible for our annual awards and to participate in the Weasel Royale. In addition, you'll earn up to $10 back in registration discounts for our two tournaments. And you'll help us pay for Meetup, our website and said awards. Plus, it's just the right thing to do. 

Help us keep the club great. Pay your dues today.


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Not sure whether you've paid your dues? Check out the list of dues-paying Weasels here.

Sunday, 16 October 2016 23:42

Do you want to be free?

When we were negotiating or sitting alone at the table thinking about our moves, I used to get a kick out of singing Boston's song "Amanda" to Amanda Baumgartner, pictured here playing Pandemic with me and Kevin at this year's Weasel Pyle. I'm sure she hated it--I'm a terrible singer--but she was a good sport.

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