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The Weekly Weasel -- Week of April 14

The Weekly Weasel

Here's the latest news from the Weasels.

Need One More for Wednesday's Game
We need one more player for Wednesday's Bar Room Brawl game at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. The game is set to begin at 6:30 until no later than 11.

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Youth Is Served

Tournament Game Reports

Hipster John Gramila is on a roll. In three league games this season, he's topped one board outright and shared another. At the North American Diplomacy Championship at WACCon in January, he finished seventh. And last weekend at our eighth annual CODCon Open at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, he posted two convincing board tops en route to his first tournament championship.

It was a great bounce-back year for CODCon. Last year, we managed just 15 players, five of whom traveled to the event. This year, 22 players participated on a total of seven boards. That number includes 20 local players, our best local turnout since the WDC in 2012.

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Prokes for Three...Swish

WCW Club Season 2014 Games

Our seventh annual March Madness campaign closed last Saturday with a fifth and final game at Matt Sundstrom's home in Glenview. Game No. 242 was a taut affair with four lead changes and four players finishing within two centers of one another. When the buzzer sounded in Spring 1907, Tony Prokes had topped his club-leading third board of the season. The final center counts were:

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A Fool and His Dots...

Current Games Signup

Join us as we renew the Bar Room Brawl Series after CODCon!

A Fool and His Dots...
When: April 16 at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11.
Where: The Red Lion in Lincoln Square, 4749 N Rockwell.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:08)

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Hipster Beatdown

WCW Club Season 2014 Games

Everything came up vegan for Hipster John.

Playing in just his third league game of the season and in the comfortable environs of Logan Square, Hipster John Gramila attacked yesterday's board as if it were an all-you-can-eat vegan buffet, a keg of ice cold Pabst Blue Ribbon, or a communal shower at an Arcade Fire concert. The hip son of a gun went after it. His Turkey rolled to a 13-center board top, launching Gramila into fourth place on the season.

Last Updated (Sunday, 23 March 2014 12:16)

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We'll leave the light on for you

WCW Club Season 2014 Games

Pictured: A four-peat was in the cards for the Italians early on. Here's a look at the board in 1904. What went wrong?

One of the great things about the Weasels is that regardless of how frequently you play with us, when you're ready for a game, you can usually find one. (Especially true during March Madness. Yesterday, we played our third game in three weekends!) Guys like Nate Cockerill and Don Glass and Matt Kade--while he lived here--deserve much of the credit for that.

Cockerill has played in 13 of 20 games this year. Glass has played in 11. Kade played in 10 before defecting to Berkeley.

The more guys we have like them who want to play Dip every chance they can, the easier it is to fill boards when guys like Craig Reges want to play.

Last Updated (Sunday, 16 March 2014 11:30)

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The Weasels need you!

Become a Member

The Weasels is your Diplomacy club, and the club needs your support to thrive. We hope you'll play in a game or two this year. We're certainly trying to offer a lot of opportunities. You can always find game openings right here at the website or on Meetup.

And we're always looking for hosts. Maybe it will be easier for you to make a game if it's in your family room on your schedule. If you're interested in hosting, let me know. You can email the Sneak at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated (Tuesday, 11 March 2014 18:21)

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Weasel Moot on the Magnificent Mile!

Club News
Moot: n a deliberative assembly primarily for the administration of justice.
Weasel: vb to escape from or evade a situation or obligation. n 1: small carnivorous mammal that is able to prey on animals larger than itself. n 2: cunning Diplomacy player indigenous to the Chicago area.

The hobby's best-named tournament is moving to the Magnificent Mile for its eighth installment!

Last Updated (Tuesday, 11 March 2014 14:32)

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2014 Dues-Paying Weasels

Club News

Thank you to the following club members who have paid dues for the 2014 calendar year. Dues are $25 in 2014, $10 for students. You may pay your dues by PayPaling to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by giving $25 to a Sneak member. Dues pay for our Meetup page, this website, our annual club awards, the Royale awards, a portion of the Brawl awards, and the Royale hosting expenses.

Last Updated (Monday, 14 April 2014 08:02)

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Great Brawl of Fire

Club News

Through last night's two-board action at the Red Lion, we've now played 10 games in the 2014 Bar Room Brawl Series with 30 players participating. Nate Cockerill continues to lead the pack on the strength of his solo in the Series opener. Matt Sundstrom closed to within 15 points in December, but since then, Cockerill has extended his lead. It's now at about 29 points.

Jim O'Kelley vaulted into third with last night's board top, and Don Glass also moved into the mix with his. He's in seventh. Rounding out the top seven are Chris Kelly (fourth), Ben DiPaola (fifth) and David St. John (sixth).

The complete standings are here. Each player's best three scores in bar games counts toward his or her composite score. At the end of the season, the top seven players, regardless of membership status, will be invited to participate in the second annual Bar Room Brawl Championship Game at the Red Lion.

Last Updated (Friday, 07 February 2014 07:51)


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