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The Weekly Weasel — Week of April 1

Here’s the latest news from the Weasels.
DiplomacyCast Double-Play
Our friends at DiplomacyCast, the hardest working Podcast in the Diplomacy hobby, produced two episodes in the past week. The first, Episode 22, is a tribute to Allan Calhamer. The second is a wide-ranging installment that reviews a new tournament in Los Angeles, shares some rare but effective openings, and empties a mailbag filled with well written and thought-provoking emails. Check out DiplomacyCast online or at iTunes.

Let’s Play Two
We closed our sixth March Madness extravaganza last Wednesday with two boards at the Red Lion. Matt Sundstrom and Season Eight newcomer Ted Phillips shared the board top in the first game. The second went to one of our club’s cagiest vets, who was making his Season Eight debut. See who here.

CODCon Is Coming, and Quickly
Our seventh annual CODCon Open Diplomacy tournament tips off at the College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn in 18 days. Please make your plans to join us, and if you already know your plans, please share. We need to get a handle on our numbers so we know where to concentrate our arm-twisting efforts to make multiples of seven. 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.

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.

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. Eighteen Weasels have paid up so far!

Upcoming Games

  • None. Guess you better join us for CODCon.

Sign up for games at the website, on Meetup, or by emailing your faithful War Weasel (which is now Nate Cockerill, nathancockerill@yahoo.com).

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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