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Weasel Moot 101

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 going to school for its ninth installment!

When: June 13-14.
Where: The Atrium in Student Center East at the University of Illinois-Chicago, 700 S Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607. (Click here for info on public transporation, where to park, how to find us, and more.)
What: A three-round Diplomacy tournament. Best two rounds count for score. It only takes one round to be eligible for awards.
Who: Look who has answered the summons of the trumpet. Hroom! Hroom!
How much: The entry fee at the door will be $40, $20 for students. You’ll save $5 if you preregister, $2 if you’re a student. Paid-up Weasels save an additional $5. Preregistration is now open and includes the option to secure housing in the dorm for $30 per night, $41 for a single. If you don’t want to preregister with PayPal, you may send a check, payable to Jim O’Kelley, to 1401 W Fillmore St, Unit A, Chicago, IL 60607.

Room Reservations: You can reserve a spot in the dorm attached to the venue by preregistering with us. A single will cost you $41 per night; you can split a double for $30. In either case, you’ll be sharing a bathroom with another room.  Please note that if you want to stay in the dorm, you must preregister. Preregistration has been extended and now will close on June 10. Rooms will not be available to walk-ups. 

Alternative Housing: These three hotels are within a mile of the venue.

Airbnb ( is another option for finding a good deal.

Rules, etc.: The tournament rules are here.

Tips and Things to Do: Check out these hot tips.


Friday, June 12
Welcome Party: 7 p.m., venue to be determined, but it will probably be in Greek Town or Little Italy, both of which are within a mile of the venue.
Saturday, June 13
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, June 14
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 or visit our website at or our Meetup group at

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