WDC at Weasel Moot VI


Come now, Weasels, start your scheming, and mark your calendars while you’re at it. The 22nd annual World Diplomacy Championship and the 45th North American Diplomacy Championship are coming to Chicago!

That’s right, the Windy City Weasels will host the WDC and DipCon at the hobby’s best-named tournament, their sixth annual Weasel Moot. Hroom, hroom! All the details you need are right here, so make your plans to join us! 
When: August 10-12, 2012.
Where: The Florentine Room at Chicago’s historic Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605. For information on getting to the Congress, click here. The Florentine Room is on the third floor.
What: A five-round Diplomacy tournament to crown the world champion. After the fourth round, the players will be ranked by their top three scores. The seven best will compete on a top board in the final round for the world championship. All players, including those on the top board, also will vie for the titles of North American Champion and Alpha Weasel zeta, the Weasel Moot VI champion. Those two titles, as well as the official Grand Prix ranking, will be based on best three of five rounds.
Who: Check out the growing list of attendees.
Things You Should Know: Check out this link for the tournament rules as well as tips on places to eat and things to do during your trip to Chicago.
Scoring System: Want more info about the scoring system? Click here.
Awards: Oh, we’ll have ’em. Click here for a list.
How much: The entry fee is $70, $35 for students. Preregistration will open Nov. 1. Players may preregister through August 8 for a fee of $60, $30 for students. (Weasels who have paid their 2012 dues are entitled to an additional discount of $10.)

Entry fee

Room Reservations and Other Lodging: We’ve blocked rooms at the Congress. In addition, there are a couple of other low-cost alternatives within two blocks. For more information, click here.
Travel: Chicago offers two major airports, O’Hare and Midway. Midway is closer to the venue, but both airports work. Send your itinerary to weaselmoot@gmail.com. Once we work out the logistics, we’ll let you know whether a smiling Weasel will greet you at the airport or we want you to take the L train, which is super easy from either airport. For more on the L, click here.

Driving to the con? Here are some parking tips from our Tournament Director, Dan Burgess.

Tournament Director and Committee: Dan Burgess will serve as Tournament Director. He is one of four Weasels with experience running Grand Prix events. Burgess will have at least one assistant. We expect at least 10 Weasels to serve on the Tournament Committee. The TD will not be eligible for awards and will not play for score. Preferably, he will not play at all. The assistant TD(s), as well as other members of the tournament committee, will be eligible for awards.
Tournament Management: The Weasels will use software to manage the tournament. All boards except the top board will be seeded randomly.
Thursday, August 9
Welcome Party: 8 to 10 p.m. at Exchequer Restaurant and Pub, 226 S Wabash. Click here for details.
Friday, August 10
Round 1
Registration: 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Board Call: 9:45 a.m.
Round 2
Registration: 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.
Board Call: 7 p.m.
The Friday night round will be Hat Night. Best lid wins a prize.
Saturday, August 11
Round 3
Registration: 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Board Call: 9:45 a.m.
The Saturday morning round will be the team tournament. The best team will be recognized.
Special Appearance: 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Allan B. Calhamer, the creator of Diplomacy, will drop by for a visit.
Round 4
Registration: 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.
Board Call: 7 p.m.

Sunday, August 12

World Dip Con Society Meeting: 8:30 a.m.
Round 5
Registration: 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Board Call: 9:45 a.m.
The final round will feature a top board, with seven players competing for the world championship. Anyone in the field, however, can win the North American and Weasel Moot titles.
The tournament will end at a predetermined time between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The awards ceremony will follow within 30 minutes of the end of the tournament.

Questions? Contact us at weaselmoot@gmail.com or visit our website at windycityweasels.org.

Hope to see you there!

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Jim O'Kelley

    We added a facebook page here [url]http://www.facebook.com/events/237129306368896/#!/events/237129306368896/[/url]. Check it out to see who’s coming.

  2. Jim O'Kelley

    If you don’t like PayPal, mail a check, payable to me, to:

    1401 W Fillmore St Unit A
    Chicago Il 60607

  3. Michael Whitty

    [b]Just created on PlayDiplomacy.com: [/b]
    New classic game,
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    Promoting World & N Am Dip Championships at WeaselMoot VI Chicago August 10-12 2012 http://www.windycityweasels.org/wdc

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