August 29th, September 5-6.
Register Here!
Important information for registered players.
Player's Guide!
Official tournament standings and statistics.
Official Results!
Answers to frequently asked questions about the tournament.
Official FAQ!


Instead of the typical tournament fees, we're asking the Diplomacy community to make a donation to our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, through our Extra Life campaign.

DOuble The MOOT. Double The Fun.

Two weekends. Two chances to qualify for the championship game. The 2020 edition of the Windy City Weasel’s signature tournament will be held virtually! Qualifying games will be held on August 29th and September 5th. The tournament championship game will be held on September 6th. All games will be played online using Backstabbr and live streamed on the Diplomacy Broadcast Network

Please Note: All times CST. Check back for additional details closer to the event. 

Player's Guide

Here is what you need to know if you are playing in Weasel Moot XIV! Please review the tournament rules and code of conduct before playing. 

Qualifying: Saturday August 29th and September 5th

  1. Make sure you have completed the Attendance Confirmation Form. This will help the organizers know who to expect on which qualifying rounds. 
  2. Download and install the Discord App and join the official Weasel Moot Channel. Make sure you have a Backstabbr account set up and are familiar with the interface. 
  3. Official check-in begins at 3:00 PM CDT. On game day, let the tournament staff know you are here by posting in the #moot-check-in text channel. After check-in, introduce yourself to your competition in the #moot-general text channel, test out your microphone in the Moot General Voice channel, and be friendly! 
  4. Board call and opening ceremonies will begin promptly at 3:30 PM CDT. Make sure you have checked in before Board Call starts! Join the Moot Board Call Voice Channel to listen to the opening ceremonies and receive your board assignments. 
  5. Once you receive your board assignments, find the #board-chat text channel and Game Table voice channel for your game board, introduce yourself to your players and your GM, and enjoy your game!

Tournament Championship: Sunday, September 6th

At the end of both qualifying rounds, the seven players with the highest combined scores will be invited to play in the championship game. If one of those players is unable to attend, the player with the next highest score will be invited to play until the championship board has been filled. Championship game instructions including instructions for the Paris Method for selecting powers will be sent to the players who accept the invitation for the top board. 

Important Documents

Brandon Fogel, David Hood, and Tanya Gil analyze a game of Virtual Diplomacy

Schedule of Events

Qualifying games will be held on August 29th and September 5th. The tournament championship game will be held on September 6th. At the end of both qualifying rounds, the seven players with the highest combined scores will play in the championship game. The winner of this game will be named the tournament champion and be given the coveted title “Alpha Weasel.”  

All games will be untimed. 

Qualifying: Saturday August 29th and September 5th

  • 3:00 PM CDT: Check-In
  • 3:30 PM CDT: Board Call
  • 4:00 PM CDT: Game Start
  • 7:00 PM CDT: Live Stream Start

Tournament Championship: Sunday, September 6th

  • 2:00 PM CDT: Check-In
  • 2:30 PM CDT: Board Call / Selection of Powers
  • 3:00 PM CDT: Championship Game Start
  • 7:00 PM CDT: Championship Game Live Stream Start CDT


Weasel Moot XIV will be played using the Tribute scoring system. This will be the first North American Diplomacy Federation (NADF) tournament to use this scoring system. The incentives in Tribute scoring can be summarized as “top the board if possible, with as many supply centers as possible, otherwise survive and keep the board-topper as small as possible.”

Game 405 actual results
Actual results for game 405 fall 1904 (option 3)


Weasel Moot XIV will be played using Backstabbr as a virtual tabletop. Negotiations will be handled using the Discord app. For this event, we will have channels set up on the Virtual Diplomacy League’s Discord ServerAll games will be live-streamed on the Diplomacy Broadcast Network with commentary from hobby legends such as the North American Diplomacy Federation President Sioban Nolan, World Champions Doug Moore and Chris Brand, and our own War Weasel Brandon Fogel. Refer to Chris Martin’s Diplomacy Academy video on how to use Backstabbr. Check out the Legendary Tactics Diplomacy Tournament Guide for an example of what to expect at this tournament. 

Additional details and instructions will be posted here closer to the event. 

Frequently Asked Questions

No! If you can’t play in one of the qualifying games, that is completely okay. Just let us know which weekend you are able to play!

Yes! Both qualifying games count for score so it may be more difficult, but as long as one qualifying game score is high enough to place you in the top 7, you will be allowed to play in the championship game. All qualifying games count towards awards such as best country awards so don’t be afraid to sign up if you can’t play both weekends!

The players with the 7 highest combined scores from the qualifying rounds will be invited to play in the championship game. If one of these players is unable to play, the player with the next highest score will be invited to participate. This process will continue until the championship board is filled. 

The sooner you can let us know the better as it makes it easier to plan. That being said, we want to be flexible. If you are unexpectedly able to play all the way up to the time that board call starts, just reach out to us on Discord and we’ll see if we can fit you in. We can’t promise you a game, but we’ll do our best. 

We have channels set up for Weasel Moot on the Virtual Diplomacy League Discord Server. Click here for the invite

  1. Watch the Legendary Tactics Diplomacy Tournament Guide for an overview of what to expect. 
  2. Download and install the Discord app. Installing the app is required as it helps avoid many audio issues. 
  3. Join the VDL Discord channel, introduce yourself, test switching between voice channels, and test out your microphone. Get to know your competition, they are a welcoming community!
  4. Familiarize yourself with Backstabbr. Pay special attention to convoys, supports, and territories with multiple coasts. The interface is pretty easy to use but can sometimes trip people up. Chris Martin’s Diplomacy Academy video helps explain Backstabbr pretty well. 
  5. If you are new to the game of Diplomacy, welcome! Windy City Weasel Jorge Zhang has created a Diplomacy Resources website with some great resources for newer players to help get them started from a strategic standpoint. Also, feel free to ask questions or for advice in Discord! 

No! The Windy City Weasels club is covering all expenses related to the tournament including awards. They are asking all attendees to make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network hospital system through Extra Life. Donate here!

Register for Weasel Moot XIV Today!

Registration for Weasel Moot XIV is free! To help give us time to prepare, please sign-up before Sunday, August 23rd. 

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Founded in 2006, the Windy City Weasels are one of the most active Diplomacy leagues in North America. We are known for our fierce competition, strong traditions, upstanding character, and the propensity for Turkey to open to Armenia. Members can play in league games and qualify for the Weasel Royale championship game!