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One month from today, we'll be gathering at a yet-to-be-determined spot in the Loop to welcome our out-of-town guests to the 2016 World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot X. The tournament committee hopes to wrap up the details for the welcome party on June 23 in two or three weeks. In the meantime, 79 people--26 locals, 53 from out of town--have told us that they plan to attend the tournament.
Remember, if you're not on the list but plan to attend, let us know. The tournament will be held in Roosevelt University's vertical campus at 425 South Wabash Avenue. The school has a pretty strict guest policy, so we need to get you on our master list.
"And coming in hot on the outside lane, it's Matt Sundstrom..."
It was probably only a matter of time, but Matt Sundstrom finally made a move in the Brawl standings Wednesday night. The decorated vet netted 15 points, climbing into the top seven for, I believe, the first time all year. He's in sixth, with 51.03 points.
Brandon Fogel shared the board-top and netted about six points to improve his score to 94.41 points. He's still in third.
Last Updated (Friday, 13 May 2016 20:52)
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Intimidated by the prospect of playing in a world championship? Unsure of what to expect? Come on out for a rare Saturday bar game. We'll play with our tournament timing structure, and a club vet or two will be on hand to answer your questions about WDC.
Last Updated (Monday, 16 May 2016 18:43)
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I fear your humble scribe is ill equipped to tell the tale of Wednesday night's Diplomacy game at the Red Lion. Game No. 300 was worthy of Homer.
Perhaps, after more than 10 1/2 years and 300 games of Dip, we're finally starting to get it, because once again, we played a time-limited game in which three players had a chance to top on the final turn, and two others had long shots. It truly was a game for the ages.
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We're going to turn Pete McNamara's home in Evanston into a giant mud pit! Okay, not really, but we are going to get together for a rare Sunday game of Diplomacy. Come on out and shake the rust off in advance of WDC!
Last Updated (Monday, 09 May 2016 19:16)
The attendee list for the World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot X is impressive (and growing). It includes world champions, North American champions, Grand Prix champions, Weasel Moot champions, winners of numerous other tournaments, and lots of people who have a chance to win this year's world championship. In fact, the only players who don't have a shot are the ones who aren't on the list.
An asterisk indicates that the player has preregistered, which you can do here.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:08)
Come now, Weasels, start your scheming, and mark your calendars while you're at it. The World Diplomacy Championship and the North American Championship are coming back to Chicago!
Yes, yes, we just hosted them 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 and the 49th(?) North American Championship.
Hroom! Hroom! All the details you need are right here, so make your plans to join us!
Last Updated (Monday, 23 May 2016 10:49)
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 (Tuesday, 08 December 2015 23:30)
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!