The Weekly Weasel — Week of Dec. 9

Here’s the latest news from the Weasels.

Vive le Kade
It’s official: Matt Kade now has a board-topping streak. He topped his second straight in Game No. 228, played Saturday at Ted McClelland’s home in Rogers Park, and this time, he nearly soloed.

Topping two games in a row may not sound like a big deal, but in our club, it is. In 179 eligible games since we began tracking board-tops in September 2008, only two other players have topped two in a row. Peter Yeargin did it in Games 126 and 127 in February 2011, but one of those was a shared top. Peter Lokken is the only other player to post two straight outright board-tops. He topped Games 138 and 139 in April and May of 2011.

No one has ever topped three in a row.

Check out the game summary and reaction from one of the players at the website.

One Needed for Wednesday’s Game at the Red Lion
Assuming we can find one more player–and we’re optimistic that we can–Kade will go for three in a row Wednesday night at the Red Lion. How about joining us for an evening of Dip and Drinks? The game will start at 7 p.m. and end no later than 11.

Stab away the Post-Holiday Blues
Who doesn’t love a holiday tradition? One of ours is to stab away the post-holiday blues with a game of Dip at Matt Sundstrom’s home in Glenview. This year, we’ll gather on Dec. 28, starting at 11 a.m. Who’s in?

Upcoming Games


  • Dec. 11 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, starting at 7 p.m. until no later than 11. Have six.
  • Dec. 28 at Matt Sundstrom’s home in Glenview, starting at 11 a.m. Have two.
  • Jan. 11 at Matt Kade’s home in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, starting at 11 a.m. Have five.
  • Jan. 19 at Dan Burgess’ home in Downers Grove, starting at 11 a.m. Need seven.

Sign up for games at the website, on Meetup, or by emailing your faithful War Weasel (which is now Dan Burgess,

Get the Vote Out
If you played in a Grand Prix tournament during this past year, then you’re eligible to vote in the North American Diplomacy Federation’s election for the two at-large positions on the DipCon Society’s Administrative Committee. Both CODCon and Weasel Moot were Grand Prix events. You may cast your vote here. You must have a Yahoo, Google or Facebook account to participate.

We hope to send out our annual e-appeal for 2014 dues in the next month or two. In the meantime, you can use the PayPal link we set up for 2013 to pay your 2014 dues. We’re still charging $25, $10 if you’re a student. Ten people have already paid their dues, including Matt Kade. Thanks, Matt!

That’s all for this week.


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