Weasel Moot on the Magnificent Mile!

Moot: n a deliberative assembly primarily for the administration of justice.
Weasel: vb to escape from or evade a situation or obligation. n 1: small carnivorous mammal that is able to prey on animals larger than itself. n 2: cunning Diplomacy player indigenous to the Chicago area.


The hobby’s best-named tournament is moving to the Magnificent Mile for its eighth installment!

When: July 26-27, 2014.
Where: Hampton Inn and Suites Chicago, 33 W. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60654.
What: A three-round Diplomacy tournament. Best two rounds count for score. It only takes one round to be eligible for awards.
Who: Click here to see who has answered the summons. Hroom, Hroom!
How much: The entry fee is $40. Preregistration fee is $35. ($20 for students and kids; $18 if they preregister.) You may preregister through July 22 using the link below. Paid-up Weasels save an additional $5.

Weasel Moot VIII registration type

Room Reservations: We’ve reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn, 33 W. Illinois in the heart of Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood and just two blocks from the famed Magnificent Mile. The room rate is $189 per night. To reserve your room, call 312-832-0330. Mention Weasel Moot 2014 to get our room rate. The cut-off for our block is April 28!

Alternative Housing: We are not on the hook for rooms at the Hampton, so if you can get a better rate elsewhere–or at the Hampton on your own–don’t hesitate. For travelers on a tight budget, consider the hostel at 24 E. Congress Parkway (hichicago.org/). It’s less than two miles from the venue and an easy commute by el, bus, or cab. You may also find a good deal here: stay.universitycenter.com/. University Center offers dorm-style living. It’s near the hostel and also a short commute from the Hampton Inn.

Airbnb (www.airbnb.com/s/Chicago) is another option for finding a good deal.

Rules, etc.: Click here for a PDF of the tournament rules.


Friday, July 25
Welcome Party: 7 p.m., venue to be determined. But the Blue Frog’s Local 22 karaoke bar is right by the hotel, so…
Saturday, July 26
Round 1 (The Team Round)
9 to 9:30 a.m.
Board Call: 9:45 a.m.
Round 2
5:15 to 5:45 p.m.
Board Call: 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 27
Round 3
9 to 9:30 a.m.
Board Call: 9:45 a.m.

The tournament will end at a predetermined time between 3 and 5 p.m. A brief awards ceremony will follow 15 minutes after the conclusion of the tournament.

Questions? Contact us at weaselmoot@gmail.com or visit our website at windycityweasels.org or our Meetup group at www.meetup.com/wcwdiplomacy/.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Jim O'Kelley

    Great news for the fashionably minded Weasel: We now have apparel available for purchase at [url]http://weasels.spreadshirt.com[/url]. For now, choose from two styles: A general Weasel Moot VIII t-shirt featuring our new club slogan on the back — “Don’t dot me, Bro.” — or a “warrior” t-shirt. A modest commission (so modest I don’t even know how much it is) from each sale goes back to the club. Hope to see a lot of you wearing these t-shirts at Moot!

  2. Jim O'Kelley

    [b]Just a quick note:[/b] I have four box seats to the Cubs-Cardinals game on Friday the 25th. I’m holding them for our travelers. Game is at 3:05 p.m. If you want one of the tix, let me know and plan your travel accordingly.

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