Deja Moot! WDC at Weasel Moot X


Come now, Weasels, start your scheming, and mark your calendars while you’re at it. The World Diplomacy Championship and the North American Championship are coming back to Chicago!

Yes, yes, we just hosted them in 2012, but that was so much fun that we’re doing it again in 2016. The 10th installment of the hobby’s best-named tournament will play host to the 26th annual World Diplomacy Championship and the 49th(?) North American Championship.
Hroom! Hroom! All the details you need are right here, so make your plans to join us! 
When: June 24-26, 2016.
Where: Roosevelt University’s vertical campus, 425 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605. We will be in Room 418.
What: A five-round Diplomacy tournament to crown the world champion and North American champion. After the fourth round, the players will be ranked by their top three scores. The seven best will compete on a top board in the final round for the world and North American championships. The winner of the top board will be the tournament champion. All subsequent positions will be ranked based on their best three out of five scores.
Who: Check out the Parade of Tributes. We’ll update it frequently. Please note: We’re playing on a vertical college campus in an urban environment. To protect its students, Roosevelt University has a strict guest policy. We have to provide a list of attendees to the university, so if you’re planning on coming, let us know by emailing or
Things You Should Know: Check out the tournament rules. (When your ally stabs you, it’s his fault. Or hers. If the tournament stabs you, it’s your fault.)
Scoring System: We’ll be using Sum of Squares. Want more info about the scoring system? Click here.
Awards: Oh, we’ll have ’em. The world champion will receive one, of course, as will the players who finish second through seventh in the tournament, the ones who post the best results for each country, and the winners of the team tournament. We may even offer additional awards to repair your self-esteem and/or amuse ourselves.
How much: The entry fee is $80, $40 for students. Preregistration is now open. Players may preregister through June 20, 2016, for a fee of $70, $35 for students. (Weasels who have paid their 2016 dues are entitled to an additional discount of $10. All overseas players will receive the member discount.) If you’d prefer to send a check, email me at for my address.

Entry fee

Room Reservations and Other Lodging: We will be staying in Roosevelt’s dorm, which begins on the 15th floor and goes up to the 31st. But this ain’t your daddy’s dorm. The campus will be just four years old this summer. It’s a glass building that zig-zags up 31 stories. For just $87.30 per night (that price includes the tax), you’ll get a single dorm room with a floor-to-ceiling window that looks out on Lake Michigan, Grant Park, the skyline, or a combination of the three. The dorm rooms are clustered in suites. You’ll share a bathroom with one to three other dorm rooms — no more — and many of the suites have common sitting areas. (Because of the building’s unique architecture, no floor has the same plan.)
Also, when you reserve your room, which you will do directly through Roosevelt, you will have the option to purchase breakfast, lunch and dinner meal plans. (There are plenty of dining options in the neighborhood, though, but if you like the idea of never leaving the building, this meal plan is for you.)
Use this link to reserve your room! As noted above, you may choose meal plans as well, but you can also eat "a la carte" in the cafeteria. In addition, you will have the option to select additional nights on the front and back ends of the tournament in case you want to extend your stay in Chicago.
Please note that the deadline for reserving a room at the dorm is June 15 at 11 p.m.
Questions? Ask at For alternative housing options, click here.
Travel: Chicago offers two major airports, O’Hare and Midway. Midway is closer to the venue, but both airports work. Send your itinerary to Once we work out the logistics, we’ll let you know whether a smiling Weasel will greet you at the airport or we want you to take the L train, which is super easy from either airport. For more on the L, click here. Note that we will try extra hard to not only provide airport service for all former WDC champions who attend, but we’ll carry your bags as well. Anyone else, well, we’ll do what we can. (Not a former champ? Hey, you should have played better.)

Driving to the con? Click here for parking tips. (And also info about the train.)

Tournament Management: The Weasels will use software to manage the tournament. All boards except the top board will be seeded randomly.

Thursday, June 23
Welcome Party: 8 to 10 p.m. at Bar Louie, 47 W. Polk.
Friday, June 24
Round 1
Registration: 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Board Call: 9:45 a.m.
Round 2
Registration: 5:15 to 5:45 p.m.
Board Call: 6 p.m.
The Friday night round will be Hat Night. Best lid wins a prize.
Saturday, June 25
World Dip Con Society Meeting: 8:30 a.m.
Round 3
Registration: 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Board Call: 9:45 a.m.
In remembrance of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the Saturday morning round will be the team tournament. The best team will be recognized. Maybe the best team name, too.

Round 4

Registration: 5:15 to 5:45 p.m.
Board Call: 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 26

Round 5

Registration: 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Board Call: 8:45 a.m.
The final round will feature a top board, with seven players competing for the world championship.
The tournament will end at a predetermined time between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The awards ceremony will follow within 30 minutes of the end of the tournament.

Questions? Contact us at or visit our website at

Hope to see you there!

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Jim O'Kelley

    Breaking! We’ve won our bid to combine the world championship with the North American championship. Translation: World DipCon [i]and[/i] the North American DipCon are coming to Chicago!

  2. Jim O'Kelley

    A couple of people asked for clarification on the rooms at the venue, so I cleaned up the language a bit. Hopefully it’s more clear now.

    One person per dorm room. All dorm rooms are singles, so the price above is per person, per night. Each dorm room is part of a suite, and each suite will have one bathroom for between two and four dorm rooms. Also, many of the suites have common areas.

    Still not clear? Then keep asking. 🙂

  3. Jim O'Kelley

    Please note a couple of schedule changes for the weekend.

    First, we’ve moved the World DipCon Society meeting to Saturday morning at 8:30. If WDC 2018 takes place in someone’s basement, it’s your fault for not showing up to cast a vote.

    Second, we’ve bumped up the Sunday schedule by an hour. Board call will be 8:45 a.m. The tournament will end between 2 and 4 p.m.

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