The Weekly Weasel — Week of May 18

Here’s the latest news from the Weasels.

A Board too Far
We were sitting on two boards last week until the day of the game. Alas, the real world conspired against us. Two players dropped due to pressing deadlines at work, and another dropped out at the 11th hour to deal with a personal issue.

That left us with 11, the worst possible number — way too many for one board and one too few to force two. We’ve played with two players on both boards before but playing with three on both is a board too far. It would have disrupted both games, so we settled for one clean game while the rest of us enjoyed a night out at the Red Lion. For the game summary, go here.

Moot Happens
Gentle readers, Weasel Moot is nearly upon us. This year’s Moot will be June 13-14 in the Atrium at the University of Illinois-Chicago, 700 S Halsted. Preregistration will close on May 28 and is the only way to secure a room in the dorm. Singles will cost $41 per night; doubles, $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.

I hope you’ll join us!

Upcoming Games


  • June 3 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, beginning at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11. Have 8; shall we take another run at two boards?

Sign up for games here, on Meetup, or by emailing War Weasel Dan Burgess (

Important Dates

  • June 13-14: Weasel Moot IX!
  • Aug. 7-9: North American Diplomacy Championship at the Philadelphia Massacre.
  • June 24-26, 2016: World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot X!

Up Next on the Tournament Circuit

Help Needed!
Speaking of your support, the Sneak is looking for someone who can convert Matt Sundstrom’s rating system to a searchable, web-based database. Please email us at if you can help or have questions. And a shout out to John Gramila for tackling our Joomla project.

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 here or by giving cash to a member of the Sneak. Thank you to the 24 Weasels who have paid up so far. We appreciate your support.

That’s all for this week.


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