The Weekly Weasel — Week of Nov. 16

Quick turnaround this week due to the late publication of last week’s issue. Read on for the latest news from the Weasels.

One City, Lots of Games
Saturday is International Games Day at the library named for the mayor who once said, "Chicago is one city. We shall work as one people for our common good and our common goals."

The event will take place at Harold Washington Library (400 S. State St.) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. I’m thinking about taking my son Kevin there at around Noon to promote the Weasels. We’re happy to play other games, but if there are seven of us who want to go, perhaps we can get a short game in. Anyone interested?

Be the Shark
The 2015 Bar Room Brawl Championship Game will be held December 9 at 6 p.m. at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. That same night, we’ll field a regular bar game. That means we need 14 people to attend to make both games happen. So far, two are signed up for the regular game. Who else wants to play? As with the Undercard game, this will be a great opportunity to play in a game without some of the club’s sharks. In other words, it’s a great opportunity for YOU to be the shark. Who’s in?

WDC Reminders
Preregistration for the 2016 WDC (June 24-26!) is now open and will save you $10. Housing registration is open as well. You can find both links at the event page.

Hosts Still Needed
We’d love to line up some winter house games. If you can host this month or in December or January, please email me so we can get your game on the schedule.

Dues Still Due
We’re still working out the kinks on the appeal page, but that doesn’t change the fact that 2016 dues are now due. Once again, we’re charging $25 for members and $10 for students. Dues will get you a combined $15 off of our two tournaments–CODCon in April ($5) and the World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot X in June ($10)–plus eligibility for our season-ending awards and the Weasel Royale. And you’ll also help us maintain the website and keep our Meetup page.

You can PayPal your dues to Check out the web page below, too, but the PayPal button isn’t working yet. And please pay up soon. We depleted our treasury when we paid the first installment on the meeting space for WDC, and we have some bills to pay…

Upcoming Games


  • Dec. 9 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, beginning at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11. Have two; need five more.

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

Important Dates

  • Dec. 9: Bar Room Brawl Championship 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’s rating system to a searchable, web-based database. Please email us at if you can help or have questions. (Ben DiPaola has nibbled on this one…)

That’s all for this week.


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