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The Weekly Weasel — Week of April 20

Here’s the latest news from the Weasels.

Help Needed!
The Sneak is looking for someone with expertise in Joomla to help with some updates to the back end of our website. Also, we need help converting Matt’s rating system to a searchable, web-based database. Please email us at wcwsneak@gmail.com if you can help with or have questions about either project.

Last Friendly House Game
Dan Burgess will host the last friendly house game before Moot on May 9 at his home in Downers Grove. The game will start at 11 a.m. and end when it ends. As always, Dan would prefer not to play so he can focus on serving you food and drink. Let’s keep him happy and fill this board.

Bonus Diplomacy
We’ve scheduled a bonus night of Dip and Drinks at the Red Lion. Join us May 6 starting at 6:30 until no later than 11 as we entertain a visiting webdiplomacy.net player from Milwaukee. Let’s show him why we all love the face-to-face hobby. We need three more players to make this game happen.

Let’s Play Two
In honor of Ernie Banks, who died earlier this year, we’re pushing hard for two boards at May’s Red Wednesday on the 13th. So far we have nine signed up. Who else wants to play? The games will start at 6:30 and end no later than 11.

Moot Preregistration Is Now Open
With CODCon behind us, our focus shifts to Weasel Moot, which this year is just 7 1/2 weeks away. Yikes! Weasel Moot IX will be June 13-14 in the Atrium at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Housing is available in a dorm attached to the Atrium, but only if you preregister, which you may do now. You can get a single room at the dorm for $41 per night or share a double for $30. (In either case, you’ll be sharing a bathroom with another room.) The website lists other housing options for those who are done with dorm-style living.

Dues Are Due
Dues for 2015 are now due. We’ve kept our rates the same. A regular membership will cost you $25; the student rate is just $10. Dues will get you $5 off at Weasel Moot, eligibility for club awards and the Weasel Royale championship game, and–when we think of it–first crack at our house games. Dues pay for our club awards, the Meetup group, our website, and the Royale award and hosting subsidy. Please consider paying dues today. You may do so via PayPal at the website or by giving cash to a member of the Sneak. Thank you to the 24 Weasels who have paid up so far, including Tony Prokes, whom I forgot to recognize last week. We appreciate your support.

Upcoming Games

 

  • May 6 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, beginning at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11. Have four; need three more!
  • May 9 at Dan Burgess’ home in Downers Grove, beginning at 11 a.m. Need seven!
  • May 13 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, beginning at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11. Have nine; need five more for a second board!

Sign up for games here, on Meetup, or by emailing War Weasel Dan Burgess (danburgess67@gmail.com).

Important Dates

  • June 13-14: Weasel Moot IX!

Up Next on the Tournament Circuit

That’s all for this week.

Jim

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