The Weekly Weasel — Week of Sept. 14

Here’s the latest news from the Weasels!

New Season off to Fast Start
The 11th season of Windy City Weasels Diplomacy opened last week with a couple of games. A total of 14 players participated in the two games.

We got the blood flowing last Wednesday with our Opening Night at the Red Lion. We had a total of 11, although two arrived late and one was just there to watch — though that may change in the future.The first game of the 2016 Bar Room Brawl Series ended in a three-way tie at the top among Matt Sundstrom, Jake Trotta and newcomer Ryan Yates. (And speaking of the Brawl Series, we’ve yet to set a date for this year’s championship game. Lining up seven schedules is a bit like herding cats.)

Then on Sunday, new Sneak member Brian Beck, one of last year’s prized recruits, hosted a football-themed game at his home in Morton Grove. Cutler was sacked once; Rome, twice; and by all accounts, Brian was a great host … despite topping the board.

Check out the coverage of both games.

The next scheduled game is just about a month away — a Red Wednesday at the Red Lion on October 14. So, unless we try to do something at Conception (Oct. 3 or 4 at the College of Dupage) or squeeze in a Chess Pavilion game, things will settle down a bit over the next few weeks.

Upcoming Games


  • October 14 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, beginning at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11. Have three.
  • October 24 at Dan Burgess’ home in Downers Grove, beginning at 11 a.m. Have five.

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

Important Dates

  • Oct. 24: The Weasel Royale and Undercard Game.
  • June 24-26, 2016: World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot X!

Up Next on the Tournament Circuit

Help Needed!

  • Database. We still are 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.

That’s all for this week.


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