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The Weekly Weasel — Week of March 11

Here’s the latest news from the Weasels.
 
The Madness Continues Saturday
We need one more for Saturday’s game at Tony Prokes’ home in Des Plaines. The game will begin at 11 a.m. and end by 4 p.m. Who’s in? Check out the March Madness schedule.

More Calhamer Coverage
Here are links to two more stories about Allan Calhamer. The first is a wonderfully written obituary from the New York Times. It was shared by several people on Facebook last week. The second is from the Atlantic Cities website. It was brought to our attention by club newcomer Josh Heffernan.

Sympathy for the Don(vil)
By the end of last week’s game at the Red Lion, our club’s 206th contest, most of the board was on Team Don. Check out the game summary.

The Bar Room Brawl
Through last week’s game, the top seven players in the inaugural Bar Room Brawl are Matt Sundstrom, Nate Cockerill, Josh Heffernan, Jim O’Kelley, Don Glass, Peter Lokken and Chris Kelly. Learn more about the Brawl and check out the complete standings at the website.

Weasel Moot VII
Preregistration is now open for Weasel Moot VII. You can preregister through PayPal via a link on the website. The tournament will be June 22-23 at the Holiday Inn in the western suburb of Willowbrook.

CODCon Is Coming
Our seventh annual CODCon Open Diplomacy tournament tips off at the College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn in five weeks. Please make your plans to join us. The dates are April 20-21, and the format will be the same as in past years, with the exception that there will be a hard ending of midnight for play on Saturday. We’ll be making a change to the published start time for the Saturday evening round. Stay tuned for that.

Dues Are Due
Your 2013 membership dues are now due. Once again, we’re charging $25 for the calendar year, $10 for students. Paid-up members receive a discount at CODCon and Weasel Moot, get first crack at all our game openings, and are eligible for our annual Weasels club awards and to compete in the Weasel Royale club championship game. Your dues help pay for our annual club awards, the Meetup site, our website, and other club activities. Help us out by paying your dues today.

Upcoming Games

  • March 16 at Tony Prokes’ home in Des Plaines, beginning at 11 a.m. Have six.
  • March 19 at the Village Inn in Skokie, beginning at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11. Have three.
  • March 23 at Jim O’Kelley’s home in Little Italy, beginning at 11 a.m. Have three.
  • March 27 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, beginning at 6:30 until no later than 11. Have nine.
Sign up for games at the website, on Meetup, or by emailing your faithful War Weasel (which is now Nate Cockerill, nathancockerill@yahoo.com).

We hope you’ll sign up for one or more games. Take advantage of these opportunities to tune up for CODCon.

Important Dates

  • April 20-21: The seventh annual CODCon Open.
  • June 22-23: The seventh annual Weasel Moot. Hroom, hroom.
That’s all for this week. See you next week.

Jim

 

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