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The Weekly Weasel Grows Wiser -- Week of 9/21

The Weekly Weasel

What's up guys? Lots of fun news this week, had an excellent start to our brawl season with 5 newbies attending.

Da roof. Da Bears. Daaaaaplomacy.

Sunday at 11 your writer is hosting a house game in Lakeshore East. There will be gorgeous views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, a case of 312, and all sorts of stabbing and general merriment. It's going to be awesome. 

We are currently at 9, if we get to 12 we can play 2 boards. Sign up here.

 

Last Updated (Wednesday, 21 September 2016 18:53)

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Red Wednesday - Oct. 12

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We had two boards for Opening Night of the 2017 Bar Room Brawl Series. Can we do it again in October?

Red Wednesday
When: October 12 at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11.
Where: The Red Lion in Lincoln Square, 4749 Rockwell.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 20 September 2016 18:22)

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Goose eggs and gander

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Great opening night last night at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square for the 2017 Bar Room Brawl Series. We had 14 players on the nose, including five first-time Weasels. (Plus David St. John dropped in for a few minutes to say hello.)

We put the newcomers on a board with Matt Sundstrom and Brandon Fogel. Matt recruited two of them and Brandon, a third, plus Brandon taught and/or reviewed the rules for all five. The rest of us retired to Red Lion's back room, a space underutilized by us and with easy outdoor access. It was a beautiful late summer evening in Chicago, so there was a lot of negotiating outside.

Anyway, here are the game summaries.

Last Updated (Friday, 16 September 2016 14:16)

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Point of no return

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Changing of the Guard?

The point of no return. That title could refer to a lot of things.

For starters, we kicked off our 12th season of Windy City Weasels Diplomacy last night at Brian Shelden's home on the New East Side. No turning back now. (Incidentally, today marks the 11th anniversary of our club's founding. We played our first game at my old home in Old Irving Park on September 10, 2005. Read about it here.)

It could also refer to committing so thoroughly to your alliance and its campaign that you seemingly no longer have the option of working with the target to turn the tables on your ally, who's getting the better of the deal. That might have happened to Bryan Pravel, whose Russia helped eliminate Davis Spanos in Turkey...to the benefit of Weasel of the Year Brandon Fogel in Austria and no one else.

Last Updated (Saturday, 10 September 2016 15:50)

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Dip in the Sky

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Join Bryan Pravel for a game of Diplomacy at his River North penthouse apartment.

Dip in the Sky
When: Nov. 12 at 1 p.m.
Where: Bryan Pravel's River North penthouse apartment. Exact address and other commuting tips will be provided to the players.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 13 September 2016 08:42)

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The 2016 Bar Room Brawl Championship

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Exactly one month after its ninth annual Weasel Royale club championship game, the club will hold its fourth annual Bar Room Brawl Championship. The Brawl championship will be November 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, 4749 N Rockwell. Spectators are welcome, and if there's sufficient interest, we'll field an Undercard game.

This year, the seven contestants will vie for the new Cockerill Cup. Named for the late Nate Cockerill, our friend and former Prime Weasel, the Cockerill Cup will list every Brawl champion and will be on permanent display at the Red Lion. Nate was a Lion regular and introduced his home away from home to the Weasels in June 2012. The bar has been the official home of our popular Dip and Drinks events ever since. We introduced a standing Red Wednesday game on the second Wednesday of every month in September 2014.

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A look at last year's players

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Season 12 opens Friday night at Brian Shelden's home near Millennium Park and will keep rolling with our first Red Wednesday of the year at the Red Lion on the 14th.

As we all look forward to another exciting season of Windy City Weasel Diplomacy, let's take a quick glance back at last year. Specifically, let's look at the distribution of last season's 58 players by the season they joined the club.

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Undercard at the Weasel Royale

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Our ninth annual Weasel Royale club championship game will be October 16 at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove. We'll once again field an Undercard game, which will count as a regular league game. Last year's shared board-toppers in the Undercard both went on to qualify for this year's Royale, so it's a great opportunity to steal a march while the heavyweights duke it out in the Royale. Plus, it's hella fun. Who's in?

Undercard at the Weasel Royale
When: October 16 at 10 a.m.
Where: Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove.

Last Updated (Monday, 29 August 2016 15:59)

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Look good while supporting the Weasels!

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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!

 

A Bull Weasel will rise

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With regular season play completed for the 11th season of Windy City Weasels Diplomacy, the field is now set for the club's ninth annual Weasel Royale club championship game, October 16 at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove. The game will begin at 10 a.m. The seven combatants, in seed order, will be:

Last Updated (Friday, 26 August 2016 21:13)

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