Weasel Moot XVII!!!

The 17th edition of the Windy City Weasels’ signature tournament, the Weasel Moot, will take place Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1, 2023!

All details can be found on the Moot website.

Where to go
Weasel Moot XVII will be hosted at the Kimpton Gray, right in the middle of the Loop.

We recommend using Public Transportation when possible. The Monroe Blue Line and Red Line stops are a block or two awayCTA buses run within blocks of the hotel.

  • Directions from Chicago – O’Hare International Airport (ORD)Take the CTA Blue Line Train from O’Hare to the Monroe Stop and walk west on Washington for 1 block.
  • Directions from Chicago Midway (MDW): Take the CTA Orange Line Train from Midway to the Washington/Wells Stop and walk east on Madison for 2 blocks, then south on Clark St for 1 block..
  • Parking: There should be cheap options through parking services such as SpotHero.

Where to stay
Hotel: We have a room block at the gaming location. King and double queen rooms are $179/night. Breakfast is included. This is an extremely low price for downtown Chicago. Payment is due at check-in.  Contact an organizer for access to the block rate.

Some local Weasels may also have guest rooms available. Don’t let cost of lodging keep you away. Email us and we’ll find a way to house you!

How much
$40 for Pre-registration before August 1st
$45 for Pre-registration before September 1st
$50 for Registration after September 1st
Full Weasels get a $5 discount (click here for more info on dues)
Students pay half-price
Click HERE to Pay

If you plan to attend but don’t want to pay just yet, let us know at info@windycityweasels.org and we’ll add you to the list.
Please let us know in advance for space and food planning.

When to be there
Pre-Tournament Social: On Friday, September 20th at 8:00 PM we will meet up prior to gaming.  Details will be coming soon.

Round 1: Saturday, September 30th, 9:00am (registration closes at 8:45am). No end time. Lunch is likely provided. Yay!
Round 2: Saturday, September 30th, 6:00pm (registration closes at 5:45pm). No end time. No dinner will be provided.
Round 3: Sunday, October 1st, 9:00am (registration closes at 8:45am). Round will end between 2pm and 4pm. Lunch is likely provided. Yay!
Awards: Sunday, October 1st, 15 minutes after the end of Round 3 (followed by a group dinner at a local restaurant to be determined).

After Tournament Group Dinner: Sunday, October 1st we will have a group dinner for those with later flights or those not returning home on Sunday. Details will be coming soon.

How the tournament will work
All games will be scored using the Open Tribute scoring system, and players will be ranked by the sum of their scores.  Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers and the top single-game scorer for each country. The official rules will be posted on the Moot website.

What you don’t know can hurt you
Email info@windycityweasels.org with any questions. Also, the place to keep your finger on the pulse of the tournament is the Discord community. This is what most travelers will be using to coordinate travel planning, meals and between-round activities, and other social chatter. Don’t miss out!

Join the discussion!

Find out more about an upcoming event or article, talk smack before a game, brag about your board top, or most likely, ask what on earth your fellow Weasels were thinking!

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