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Sat 7 Mar 11:00am
Venue: Dan Burgess' Home

Wed 11 Mar 6:30pm
Venue: The Red Lion (Lincoln Square)

Sat 11 Apr 9:15am
Venue: College of DuPage - Student Resource Center

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The Weekly Weasel -- Week of Feb. 16

The Weekly Weasel

We're back after an unscheduled, work-induced hiatus. Read on for the latest news from the Weasels.

As mentioned in recent issues, one of Matt Sundstrom's resolutions for the New Year was to develop a ratings system for the Weasels. His work is complete and very impressive. We're still figuring out the best way to house and display his work, which begins with the adoption of the Sum of Square system for league play in Season Six (2010-11). In the meantime, I thought I'd share some of the ancillary analysis made possible by the project.

Let's start with our top five board-toppers in terms of topping percentage, based on a minimum of seven games played. They are:

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Your dues-paying Weasels

Club News

Shout out and special thanks to these Weasels for paying their 2015 dues, something you can do now by going here.

Last Updated (Sunday, 22 February 2015 21:00)

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Red Wednesday -- March 11

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Who's up for another Red Wednesday at the Red Lion? This one wil be March 11.

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

Last Updated (Friday, 20 February 2015 09:58)

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Support the Weasels in 2015!

Club News

 Once again we have flipped our calendars to a new year, and once again your favorite board game club needs your support.

In the past I have made a list of reasons to join, including how many people played on how many boards, what our tournament head counts were, and the like. But most of you know well by now who we are, what we do, and why you should financially support us.

I will tell you that members get first crack at game openings, $5 off tournament entry fees, the ability to serve on our board called The Sneak, the ability to vote in our Sneak election, and eligibility for our annual club championship game, the Weasel Royale, held at my home in Downers Grove every autumn.

Click on the link below to be taken to our PayPal page to make payment there, or save $25 cash ($10 if you're a student without a real job) and give the money to Jim or Dan the next time you see one of them.

Also included with membership is peace of mind and tranquility associated with giving us your financial support. Thanks.



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Keep calm and top the board

WCW Club Season 2015 Games

Last night's game at the Red Lion featured four newcomers, and one of them, late-arriving British national Edwin Kite, topped the board. Where do you go from there?

Game No. 263 ended by time limit after the Fall 1906 turn in the following center counts:

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Dip in Downers Grove

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Join Founding Weasel Dan Burgess for a game of Diplomacy at his home in Downers Grove.

Dip in Downers Grove
When: March 7 at 11 a.m.
Where: Dan Burgess' home, 5409 N Benton Ave in Downers Grove.

Last Updated (Saturday, 21 February 2015 11:21)

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Get your CODCon on!

Club News
When: April 11-12, 2015
Where: College of Dupage's Student Resource Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. (We'll be in room SRC 1004, which is downstairs where the old student lounge used to be.)
What: A three-round Sum of Squares Diplomacy tournament. Best two rounds count for score. It only takes one round to be eligible for awards. Rounds will feature a central clock and drop-dead timing. The complete tournament rules will be posted shortly.
How much: The entry fee is $15; $10 for students. Paid-up Weasels get a $5 discount. The CODCon convention charges an additional $5 for a one-day pass and $7 for two days. You can save a dollar on the convention fee by preregistering at www.codcon.com.
Who: Watch for a list of confirmed attendees.
Awards: Players will compete for plaques for first through third place and Best Country plaques. We'll also have prizes for fourth through seventh place.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 07 January 2015 09:26)

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That's what Brown can do for you

WCW Club Season 2015 Games

On a board bristling with three of this year's Royale contestants, including the Bull Weasel; a former Bull Weasel; and one of the club's rising young guns, cagey vet and Founding Weasel Eric Brown showed what he can do for you, and to you, when he decides to play.

The Weasels rang in the New Year with Game No. 262, played yesterday at Matt Sundstrom's home in Glenview. It was the second game Matt hosted this season, and like the other, it went 11 years. This one ended by draw vote in Spring 1912 in the following center counts:

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Brawl, Brittania!

Tournament Game Reports

If there's a pattern to these things--and let's be honest, there probably is--then one of the Kevins O'Kell(e)y ought to be feeling pretty good about his chances in next year's Bar Room Brawl Championship game. (Of course, as the old joke goes, you can't win without buying a ticket.)

Last year's inaugural Brawl Championship went to Jim O'Kelley. Last night at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, Chris Kelly kept the title in the sort-of family by storming to a five-center lead as England. In fact, Kelly's dominance was so convincing that the players voted to concede the Brawl Star title with more than an hour of play left on the clock.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 24 December 2014 13:00)

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Black Jack Sundstrom, Scourge of the Steppes

WCW Club Season 2015 Games

It's official: When it comes to apples, they don't fall far from the tree. And when the tree is a scourge, that portends calamity for the club.

Black Jack Sundstrom, Bull Weasel Matt's son, posted his second board top of the season in just two games, and this one was a doozy. His 13-center Germany nets him more than 61 points and sole possession of first place in the standings. Game No. 261, played Friday at Pete McNamara's home in Evanston, ended after the Fall 1908 turn in the following center counts:

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The Brawl thickens

Club News

Through last week's two-board session at the Red Lion, we've now played seven games in this year's Bar Room Brawl Series. Matt Sundstrom remains in first with 79.14 points in three games. Bunched behind him are Ali Adib (58.37 points, three games), Jim O'Kelley (52.85 points, three games), and David St. John (52.37 points, two games).

A bunch of players are stacked behind them with scores between 23 and 34 points. For the complete standings, click here. Next up is another Red Wednesday at the Red Lion on January 14. Two more boards already is looking like a possibility.


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