The Weekly Weasel — Week of April 21

Here’s the latest news from the Weasels.

Reserve Your Weasel Moot Room While It’s Cheap…
…Relatively speaking. Our room block at the Hampton Inn and Suites, along with the discounted room rate, for the July 26-27 Weasel Moot expires next Monday. To reserve your room, call 312-832-0330. Mention Weasel Moot 2014 to get our room rate of $189 per night. On the 29th, that rate will go up as much as $20 per night. Of course, you’re welcome to search for other housing options. There are plenty in the city, and we’re not on the hook for any of the rooms in our block at the Hampton Inn. Airbnb is one good option for finding housing. There are others on the website, so check it out.

The dates again are July 26-27. The Hampton Inn is in the heart of River North. It’s a great location, and it should be a fun event. You can find all the info you need on the website, but briefly, it will be a three-round tournament with the best two rounds counting for score. We’ll have two rounds on Saturday and one on Sunday. On Friday, we plan to organize a social event — perhaps an outing to the Blue Frog’s Local 22 karaoke bar, which is right by the Hampton Inn.

Check out the site and go ahead and preregister. You’ll save $5.

It’s Cinco Somewhere
Matt Sundstrom will host his third game of the season on May 3 at his home in Glenview. This one will have a rare 3 p.m. start. (Did you hear that, Lokken and Gramila? It’s not often that we schedule games on Hipster time.) We have three, so we need four more to make it happen. Who’s in?

Leader of the Pack
After topping his first board with the Weasels at the Red Lion last week, one player bought a round of drinks then mounted his motorcycle and peeled off in a cloud of dust. Who was that helmeted rider? Check out the game summary to find out.

Take Me out to the Brawl Game
We’ve updated the Brawl standings through last Wednesday’s game, the 12th in the series. The top three spots appear to be locked up, and the player in fourth also looks to be on solid ground. But there’s a whole pack of Weasels in the hunt for those final three spots.

Upcoming Games


  • May 3 at Matt Sundstrom’s home in Glenview, starting at 3 p.m. Have three. Need four more.

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

Important Dates

  • May 23-25: World Diplomacy Championship at DixieCon in Chapel Hill.
  • July 4-6: Philadelphia Massacre in Philadelphia.
  • July 26-27: Weasel Moot VIII at the Hampton Inn and Suites downtown.

Dues are due. Check out the Prime’s message, then use the convenient PayPal link to pay your 2014 dues. We’re once again charging $25, $10 if you’re a student. Twenty people have paid up already, including Mike Whitty. Thanks, Mike!

Remember, your dues pay for our website, the Meetup site, our annual club awards, and the awards for both the Royale and the Brawl, among other things.

That’s all for this week.


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