|The Weekly Weasel|
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?
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The next Red Wednesday will be on December 9. Please note that the third annual Bar Room Brawl Championship Game will also take place that night, and several of the regulars will be playing in that. That means we need a really good turnout to make this game happen.
Come on out. This will be a great opportunity to play in a game where the sharks are otherwise occupied. Be the Shark!
Last Updated (Wednesday, 25 November 2015 15:40)
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When plague and work thundered through the Trotta household, flattening Jake's two recruits for Game No. 285 at the Red Lion last night, organizer Matt Sundstrom was all set to settle for a six-player teaching game. Cancelling wasn't an option, as we still had two new recruits, including one playing her first game ever. A six-player game was better than turning them away.
But then a mysterious stranger named Mike darkened the doorway at the Red Lion. Instead of a good piece of hickory, he was carrying a pen. We let that slide because the game was saved.
Last Updated (Thursday, 12 November 2015 13:21)
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In the first seven Weasel Royale club championship games, we had seven different winners. Perhaps it's fitting, then, that we opened the next set of seven by recycling them.
Jim O'Kelley was the first to inscribe his name a second time in the permanent plaque at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove. Playing Russia, the country he won with in 2010 as well, O'Kelley seized control of yesterday's game with three decisive stabs of his Eastern neighbors -- Austria in Fall 1902, Turkey in Spring 1903, and Italy in Fall 1905.
After that, it was just a matter of hanging on--with help from a true janissary in the Turk, Black Jack Sundstrom, and from his inner Chris Martin (the three-time Alpha Weasel and former world champ, not the frontman for Coldplay)--against a furious counter-attack from the Grand Alliance.
Last Updated (Sunday, 25 October 2015 16:57)
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Surely a better title exists for the recap of yesterday's Undercard game at the Weasel Royale club championship, but as your faithful correspondent had his hands full trying to win the Royale, this one will have to do.
The Kevins are for the two Kevin O'Kell(e)ys, who for the first time ever played on the same board. That would have been far more enteraining for onlookers Sam Bassett and Warren "Goz" Goesle if more people referred to the other players by name instead of country. Alas.
Double alas, the game went much better for Kevin the Elder. On the car ride to Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove--where, for the eighth straight year, the Royale took place--Kevin the Younger confessed that he had been watching the HBO series Oz.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 28 October 2015 20:27)
Another season has passed, and an epic new year of the Windy City Weasels is underway, culminating in our hosting of the World Diplomacy Championships in June 2016!
You can proudly support the Weasels by becoming a dues-paying member. In addition to the joy and happiness that comes from paying dues, you'll get $5 off of your registration fee fo the CODCon Open in April and $10 off at the World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot X in June; the right to vote in our annual election for our governing body, The Sneak; and eligibility to compete in our annual club championship game, the Weasel Royale, held at my house in Downers Grove each auturmn.
Below are buttons you can use to pay your dues for 2016. They remain at $25 for a regular membership, and $10 for students without a proper income. Click now to support Diplomacy in Chicago!
Last Updated (Wednesday, 28 October 2015 06:25)
Come now, Weasels, start your scheming, and mark your calendars while you're at it. The World Diplomacy Championship is coming back to Chicago!
Yes, yes, we just hosted the thing in 2012, but that was so much fun that we're doing it again in 2016. The 10th installment of the hobby's best-named tournament will play host to the 26th annual World Diplomacy Championship.
Hroom! Hroom! All the details you need are right here, so make your plans to join us!
Last Updated (Tuesday, 03 November 2015 20:53)
Great news for all the fashionably minded Weasels out there. We've set up a shop at spreadshirt.com where you can now order club t-shirts. A modest commission from each sale will go to the club.
Currently you can choose from one of two styles: A simple Weasel Moot VIII shirt sporting our new club slogan ("Don't dot me, Bro.") on the back or a "warrior" shirt. Check them out at weasels.spreadshirt.com and order yours today!