WEASEL MOOT XVI
Three Rounds on September 24th and 25th, 2022
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WEASEL MOOT XVI
Answers to frequently asked questions about the tournament.
Official FAQ!

let's get stabbin'

The 2022 edition of the Windy City Weasels’ signature tournament will be held back in person at the Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The-Loop, September 24th and 25th!

The Weasel Moot XVI champion will be given the coveted title of “Alpha Weasel” and join an elite cast of Alpha Weasels, replace reigning virtual champion Russ Dennis and most recent Face to Face champion Zachary Moore (2019). 

Schedule of events

Rounds 1 and 2 will be untimed. Round 3 will have a fixed end time, unknown to the players.

Welcome Social: Friday, September 23rd  – 8pm CDT

Round 1: Saturday, September 24th

  • 8:00am CDT: Check-In
  • 9:00am CDT: Game Start

Round 2: Saturday, September 24th

  • 5:00pm CDT: Check-In
  • 6:00pm CDT: Game Start

Round 3: Sunday, September 25th

  • 8:00am CDT: Check-In
  • 9:00am CDT: Game Start
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm CDT: Game End

Awards to be announced 15 minutes after the conclusion of Round 3.

Scoring and Rules

Game 405 actual results

Weasel Moot XVI will be played using the Open Tribute scoring system. This system is also used in the Virtual Diplomacy League (VDL). The incentives in Open 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.”

Technology

Weasel Moot XVI will be played on traditional gaming boards, however separate adjudications will be recorded using Backstabbr as a virtual tabletop for assistance with video coverage from the Diplomacy Broadcast Network.

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

Actual results for game 405 fall 1904 (option 3)

LODGING, PARKING, AND PUBLIC TRANSIT

VENUE

Weasel Moot XVI will be hosted at the Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop at 28 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60606. This hotel is in the heart of downtown Chicago near the Lyric Opera House, Willis (Sears) Tower, and Millennium Park. 

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK

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.

Click this link and type in your dates for the discounted rate to populate. Should you prefer calling to make a reservations, call 888-591-1234, say you are calling for the Chicago Weasels Group, and provide the group code which G-CW09.

PARKING

  • Hyatt Place Chicago offers “Self-Parking” with unlimited in-and-out privileges for $50 a day. There may be cheaper options through parking services such as SpotHero.
  • We recommend using Public Transportation when possible. The Washington/Wells CTA L Train stop is one block from the Hotel.  CTA buses run within blocks of the hotel.

PUBLIC TRANSIT

  • Directions from Chicago – O’Hare International Airport (ORD)Take the CTA Blue Line Train from O’Hare to the Washington Stop and walk west on Washington for 4 blocks.
  • Directions from Chicago Midway (MDW): Take the CTA Orange Line Train from Midway to the Washington/Wells Stop and walk west on Washington for 1 block.

REGISTER TODAY!

$40

Standard Registration (Before August 1st)

$20

Student Registration
(Before August 1st)

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

Frequently Asked Questions

We are collecting registrations though a Google Form. Click here or the button below to register

The sooner you can let us know the better as it makes it easier to plan. 

  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 vWDC Discord Server, 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! Former 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! 

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

Join the Windy City Weasels

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. Full Members can play in league games and qualify for the Weasel Royale championship game!