Pyle caps another record-breaking year

Twenty-three people turned out for yesterday’s Weasel Pyle, our club’s happiest tradition, to play Diplomacy and celebrate another great year for the Weasels. With Sub-Prime Weasel Dan Burgess and War Weasel Jim O’Kelley sitting out, we fielded three boards, bringing our final totals for the year to 41 boards and 64 unique players. Both are records for us. The previous highs were 35 boards and 63 players, set in Season 5 last year. Here’s how the boards went:



Game No. 147 ended in Spring 1910 in the following center counts:

Austria (Rob Clare): 6; 12.414 points.
England (Christopher M. Davis): 12; 49.655 points.
France (Amanda Baumgartner): 2; 1.379 points.
Germany (Ben DiPaola): 0; 0.000 points.
Italy (Don Glass): 5; 8.621 points.
Russia (Nathan Kos): 0; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Laurent Joly): 9; 27.931 points.

Game No. 148 also ended in Spring 1910 in the following center counts:

Austria (Zak Dagonheart): 0; 0.000 points.
England (Eric Brown): 8; 19.876 points.
France (Mark Weiskircher): 8; 19.876 points.
Germany (Sam Bassett): 0; 0.000 points.
Italy (Paul Namie): 0; 0.000 points.
Russia (Matt Sundstrom): 5; 7.764 points.
Turkey (Peter Lokken): 13; 52.484 points.

Game No. 149 ended in Fall 1912 in the following center counts:

Austria (Tony Prokes): 0; 0.000 points.
England (Dave Martin; Zak Dagonheart in 1907): 3; 0.000 points.
France (Mike Morrison): 8; 21.477 points.
Germany (Christian Kline): 0; 0.000 points.
Italy (Nate Cockerill): 11; 40.604 points.
Russia (Kevin O’Kelly): 10; 33.57 points.
Turkey (Peter Yeargin): 2; 1.342 points.

Check out the supply center charts here.

Thanks to our generous host, Eric Brown, each guest left with a commemorative Rosewood pen. In addition, we awarded the following special pens, marking various feats at the Pyle:

Best Austria: Rob Clare
Best England: Christopher M. Davis
Best France: Mike Morrison
Best Germany (grossly misnamed this year): Christian Kline
Best Italy: Nate Cockerill
Best Russia: Kevin O’Kelly
Best Turkey: Peter Lokken
Kit of the Litter: Ben DiPaola
Most Ruthless: Christopher M. Davis
Most Tenacious: Nathan Kos, who so tenaciously fought on with one center that he annoyed even himself.
Most Mercurial (hereafter to be known as the Sam Bassett Award): Sam Bassett, for the second straight year.
Most Dominant: Peter Lokken

And special thanks to Muyleng, Eric’s wife. We have no special award for her, but we’re all grateful to her and Eric for allowing us to celebrate in their home for a sixth straight year.

So, what’s in store for Season 7? Well, it will start with a bang with Weasel Moot V on Sept. 9-10. League play will kick off at Conception, a small gaming convention at the College of Dupage, the weekend of Sept. 24. Exact date and time to be determined. Stay tuned.

The Royale is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 22, although we may try to move that date to accommodate the host and a couple of the competitors. Whenever we play it, the Royale will feature an Undercard game for the third straight year. The past two years, the guy who topped the Undercard qualified for the Royale, so if you didn’t make the Royale, think about signing up for the Undercard.

Both O’Kell(e)ys will host games at their new homes in the city in the Fall. And we’ll be back at our favorite bars soon enough.

We’ll also be back at CODCon in April for a sixth straight year. And we’ll wrap up league play a month early in July with our seventh Weasel Pyle at Brown Manor. That’s to accommodate the World Diplomacy Championship, which is coming to Chicago and Weasel Moot VI Aug. 10-12, 2012. Mark your calendars, and watch for details, which we hope to finalize in time for the next issue of Diplomacy World.

Seven is a magical number for Diplomacy, and Season 7 is going to be a great year for the Weasels. We look forward to seeing you over a board soon.

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  1. Peter Lokken

    Dan, what is the link for your realtime online game updates that you were making for us. And can we view the turn-by-turn changes still?

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