Pawns in the game of Diplomacy

If you’ve been thinking that the only thing missing from your life is the chance to play Diplomacy outdoors, then today is your lucky day! We’re fielding a game in the Chess Pavilion at North Avenue Beach on Sept. 21, beginning at 11 a.m. Bring your picnic basket and your wits.

And you thought Diplomacy couldn’t be just another day at the beach.

Pawns in the Game of Diplomacy
When: Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. until no later than 4:30 p.m.
Where: The Chess Pavilion at North Avenue Beach, North Avenue and the Lake.
What: One game of Diplomacy, plus wildlife fun. Check out this short film (7 minutes) for more on the historic Chess Pavilion.
  1. Jim O’Kelley
  2. Ben DiPaola
  3. John Gramila
  4. Dan Burgess
  5. John Konwinski
  6. Mike Morrison
  7. Ali Adib

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Jim O'Kelley

    Nate, you suck. I’ve wanted to do this for a long, long time, and you went and scheduled it for a day filled with conflicts for me. I’ll see what I can do.

    Also, while an 11 a.m. start time undoubtedly is better for you and the other degenerates likely to play in this game, I think you’re better off with an earlier start to ensure that you get a good spot in the pavilion.

  2. Jim O'Kelley

    Turns out Nate can’t play on Saturday the 20th, so we’re moving this to Sunday the 21st. Meghan did say that if she goes into labor, I’ll have to leave early. I told her that depends on how I’m doing.

  3. Jim O'Kelley

    When I first moved to the city in 1994, I was also reading Richard Sharp’s [i]The Game of Diplomacy[/i]. I can recall riding my bike past the Chess Pavilion and thinking, “It would be pretty cool to play Dip there.” Twenty years later, and I’ll finally get the chance. Who’s in?

    For more on the Chess Pavilion, check out this short seven-minute film: [url][/url].

  4. Jim O'Kelley

    Just took that pic today on our lakefront ride. Beautiful day and a lovely spot for a game of Diplomacy. Can’t wait!

  5. Jim O'Kelley

    We’re full now; standbys/spectators wanted. Forecast says it [i]could[/i] be 80 on Sunday…

  6. Jim O'Kelley

    Back down to six. Who wants to round out the board?

  7. Jim O'Kelley

    We’re back at seven, and the number includes two of the new Weasels from last week, so that’s a good sign. They like us, they really, really like us.

  8. Jim O'Kelley

    We could use one more player as a potential standby, and if you come and we have eight, we can get you in. Someone will certainly sit out. The baby is due in two weeks, but we’re expecting her to come sooner than that, and Meghan is thinking tonight could be the night…

  9. Jim O'Kelley

    We are going to reschedule this game, as the early arrival of Baby Jane knocked out our seventh player. šŸ˜³

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