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Jim OKelley
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The Windy City Weasels, Prime Weasel Jim O'Kelley, War Weasel Jeremiah Peterson (and his tournament committee) and reigning Alpha Weasel Nick Rohn, are proud to invite you to attend:

WEASEL MOOT III: The Search for Kevin O'Kelly

That's right! America's critically acclaimed, crowd-pleasing, best named and most attractive Diplomacy tournament returns to the Days Inn at Lincoln Park in Chicago for their third annual weekend of stabby action. Sadly, our Sub-Prime Weasel, Kevin O'Kelly, has been lost off the island of Matrimonos and we hope that he will return in time for the event. We would like to have a large crowd on hand for his eventual return.

September 18-19, 2009.

Day's Inn Chicago, 644 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60614.

What: A three-round Diplomacy tournament. Best two rounds count for score. It only takes one round to be eligible for awards.

How much: $35 before the tournament, $40 at the door. ($20 for students and kids; $18 if they preregister.) You may preregister through September 11 by PayPaling to (NOTE: If you're a $25 paid-up member of the Weasels, we'll knock $5 off your registration fee. What a deal!)

Room Reservations: Call (888) LPN-Days or (773) 525-7010. The group code is DPTM. We encourage our suburban players and out-of-town travelers to group up and reserve together! More info at

Highlights: Jim O'Kelley has been busy scribing hand-written invitations to several members of the ol' Diplomacy Postal hobby (when players would actually take out pen and paper and stamps and WRITE to each other. By hand. How quaint.) We anticipate that several of these luminaries of a bygone time will appear at Weasel Moot III! We also hope to welcome a bumper crop of national travelers to Chicago for a late-summer gathering.

I'm new to your group, can I play too?:
We WELCOME new players! We're a friendly bunch of people who play hard and enjoy themselves immensely while doing it. If you're local to Chicago and new to the game of Diplomacy, consider joining us at one of our many gatherings before tournament weekend as well.

I'm a Scoring System Addict and must know what scoring system you use:
Our scoring system will closely resemble that used during Weasel Moot II; it's a center-based system with an additional pot of points distributed to those who settle in a draw. We'll be happy to divulge more details in a future message.


Round 1 - Fri. Sept. 18
5:45 to 6:15 p.m.
Board Call: 6:30 p.m.

Round 2 - Sat. Sept. 19
9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Board Call: 9:45 a.m.

Round 3 - Sat. Sept. 19
5:15 to 5:45 p.m.
Board Call: 6 p.m.

The tournament will end at a predetermined time between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20. A brief (but rousing) awards ceremony will follow within 15 minutes of the completion of the last game.

Questions? Contact us at or visit our Yahoo group at or our website at or our Meetup group at


Your Weasel Moot III Tournament Committee

Jeremiah Peterson, War Weasel
Jim O'Kelley, Prime Weasel
Kevin O'Kelly, Sub-Prime Weasel (currently lost at sea)
Christopher M. Davis, Secretary
Christian MacDonald, Treasurer
Paul J. Pignotti, Verbose Weasel
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