Weasel Moot IV

Former World Champ Doug Moore (left) accepts the Best England award from Tournament Director Jeremiah Peterson at Weasel Moot III, as President Obama looks on.

President Obama, the Blackhawks and the Windy City Weasels cordially invite you to the cozy southwestern suburb of Burr Ridge for the fourth installment of the Diplomacy hobby’s best-named tournament, Weasel Moot IV, to be held Sept. 24 to 26 at the Quality Inn. Preregistration is now open. All the details you need are right here.

What: Weasel Moot IV, the Windy City Weasels’ premier Diplomacy tournament. The three-round tournament is the ninth step of the 2010 Grand Prix and the third step of the Central Shuffle.

Where: The Quality Inn in Burr Ridge, 300 S. Frontage Road, Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

When: September 24 to 26. Here’s the schedule:

Friday, September 24
Round 1–Hat Night! Wear your finest and/or funniest hat. Best lid wins an award!
Registration: 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.
Board Call: 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 25
Round 2–Team Round! Recruit two friends, craft a clever name, and compete for top team honors. Best team name also wins a prize!
Registration: 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Board Call: 9:45 a.m.
Round 3–Movie Night! Come for the Diplomacy, stay for the finest films in Tournament Director Jim O’Kelley’s collection!
Registration: 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.
Board Call: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 26
Awards Ceremony: 10 a.m.
Group lunch off site: 11 a.m. (Pay your own way.)

How Much: The registration fee is $40, $20 for students. However, you’ll save $5 if you preregister, $2 if you’re a student. And if you’re a paid-up Weasel, you get a discount of $5! Preregistration is now open and will be through Sept. 21. To preregister, kindly fill out the information below to PayPal your fee to wcwsneak@gmail.com

Lodging: Here’s the best part: A room at the Quality Inn is only $79 per night, and that includes breakfast! To reserve your room, please call 630-325-2900 and mention that you are with Weasel Moot. Check out this flier for more on the hotel!

Awards: Yep, we’ll have them, and it only takes one round to qualify. You’ll compete for first- through seventh-place plaques, plus the coolest Best Country awards on the circuit. Plus, we’ll have awards for the best team in the Team Round, and other fun prizes.

Scoring: We’ll be using our tried-and-true Modified Whipping scoring system. Your best two of three rounds will count for score. For details, tournament rules and the like, click here.

Questions, Comments, Concerns: Email weaselmoot@gmail.com.

Check out these tips for attendees. And here’s the current list of attendees.


Weasel Moot IV Registration Payment

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Jim O'Kelley

    [u][b]Frequently Asked Question No. 1:[/b][/u][b]
    Which airport should I fly into?[/b]
    Great question. The venue is really close to both. It’s no more than 15 minutes from Midway and no more than 20 minutes from O’Hare. Choose the best flight for you, and we’ll pick you up and drop you off at either airport. We’re cool like that.

  2. Jim O'Kelley

    [u][b]Frequently Asked Question No. 2:[/b][/u]
    [b]Dudes, why are you leaving the city? The old venue was in a great spot![/b]
    Yah, that was a tough decision for us. But, the new venue gives us more space, which we need, and it’s a great value for travelers and locals who want to stay at the hotel. The room rate is only $79 per night. And parking is free, so that will save commuting players up to $44. And there’s a bar in the hotel. Plus, I know of a 24-hour diner within a 10-minute drive of the hotel, and we can go there without being beaten up by drunk girls, which actually happened last year. And if you fly in on Thursday or stay till Monday, we’ll find a local to put you up for that extra night, and we’ll show you around the city at no extra charge. šŸ™‚

  3. Jim O'Kelley

    [u][b]Frequently Asked Question No. 3:[/b][/u]
    [b]What about public transportation?[/b]
    Take the Metra to the Hinsdale stop on the Burlington Northern line. We’ll pick you up there. The Willow Springs stop on the Heritage Corridor line could also work, but that line runs on weekdays only, so it will work for Friday night only. Both the Hinsdale and Willow Springs stops are only five minutes from the hotel.

  4. Thom Comstock

    Yeah. PayPal link. Totally awesome. Consider if you haven’t (again I’m not a computer web guy, so I’m not sure how much work I am suggesting) a permanent link for Donations and Dues.


  5. Jim O'Kelley

    [u][b]Frequently Asked Question No. 4:[/b][/u]
    [b]When should I fly home?[/b]
    There’s no round scheduled for Sunday. The awards ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. unless a round 3 game is still going then. šŸ˜„ After the awards ceremony, we’ll go somewhere for lunch and to rehash the weekend. That will be it.

    But for the Tournament Committee, Weasel Moot IV doesn’t end till the last traveler leaves town. Find a flight for any time after 2:30 p.m. or so, and we’ll entertain you right up to the point where we drop you off at the airport. Then you’re on your own.

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