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This Week in Europe
Issue 17 August 3, 2007
The goal of this section is to give you all the informations about diplomacy in Europe.

WorldDipCon 17 : August 9-12, Vancouver

Live from the airport of Oakland, California.
I'm waiting for my flight for Seattle. The WorldDipCon is now in only one week! In the next issue, you will have a special this week from the WorldDipCon. We can find a lot of informations at and you can contact Nathan Barnes too.
If you come for the WDC, I suggest you to try to play one or two other tournaments.
The DragonFlight (Buz Eddy) will take place this weekend in Seattle (August 4-5). You will have a small report of this preCon in the next issue.
The HuskyCon (Website) will take place the weekend after the WDC in New York (August 18-19). A good step before to come back in Europe!
I hope to see you in one or two of this two events!

Tu Felix Austria : This weekend

As each year, the organizing team of the FAT prepares one of the most enjoyable tournaments for YOU. Come in Hohe Wand on August 2-5, to play to diplomacy and some others games, to eat and drink and ... to spend a very good time.
30 players is registered with a lot of new austrian players, ready to fight.
So try this year and you will be happy to come again the next year for the WorldDipCon in Austria!
Website : Website
Contact : Sebastian Beer

EuroDipCon 2008 : Italian BID

we are working hard to finalize a bid to have EDC 2008 in Italy. We are in the final part of the agreements and, I hope, we will have all the contracts signed before the end of august.
The place will be the Como's Lake, the organizer will be the people from the Milan tournament (I, Giovanni,Marco F., Riccardo....) + the hero organizer of Como (Marco Noseda).
The dates 11 - 12 e 13 April 2008, 5 games.
I will keep you informed and I hope that you may take into account also our bid in Marseille.
Como is a beautiful place and the tournament was very pleasing this year. I will put all the pictures online soon. You will be able to see that!

Lega dell'Estate 2007 : Summer league in Milan

Last Tuesday we began a 4 evening League called "Lega dell'Estate 2007", planning to play each July Tuesday. We are going to evaluate games with "Milano-Cleopadre" (otherwise he would complain :) ).
Giovanni Cesarini

The last game occured on Tuesday, July 31. It was a very closed game won by Roberto Perego (E) followed by Riccardo Castellani (F) and Nicola Bajona (I). You can see the complete results here.
In spite of his 2 centers in this game, Riccardo Savini won this summer league. Andrea Tracanella, a new player, finished second followed by Giovanni Cesarini.
Complete results

French NDC : December 8-9 inside Paris

This year, the French NDC will take place in Paris downtown, in the hotel "La Louisiane". Xavier Blanchot gives the third floor for the tournament and 15 rooms available for travelers who want to come to Paris.
On Friday night, you're able to come to the hotel to meet us and to play to several games (Diplomacy is forbidden).
The tournament will have 3 qualifying rounds (Sat 10h, Sat 15, Sun 9h30). You must only play two of it. You will have some free time to visit Paris and/or to relax!
On Saturday night, you will be happy to show you some very good restaurants and bars very closed of the hotel. And if you want to play, it's possible in the area of the tournament (3rd floor of the hotel), but diplomacy is forbidden.
On Sunday afternoon, the final round will take place with a top board. Everybody will be allowed to play, of course!
So come in Paris to spend a good time and not only to play to diplomacy!
Website : (updated soon)
Contact : Laurent Joly & Emmanuel du Pontavice

EuroDipCon 2007 : September 8-10 in Marseilles

This year, the EuroDipCon will take place in South of France, near Marseilles. For the first time, you will be allowed to convoy an army from Marseilles to the Gulf of Lion! You can find a lot of informations about the tournament and what you will be able to do on the official website.
For example, on Saturday, you will have 2 important events : the match of Rugby in Marseilles between Italy and New Zealand and the match of soccer between France and Italy in Italy. This night will be very hot!!
You're now able to register online. So go on the official website!
Website :
Contact : Gwen Maggi

European Grand Prix : the last news

I've some very good news for everywhere in Europe.
1. Irish NDC will take place on September 21-23, in Cork.
2. Danish NDC will take place, probably, on October 18-21, in Hobro.
3. Norwegian NDC will probably take place in November.
4. Czech step of the Grand Prix is scheduled in Praha during the MSO, on September 28.
Probably, you will be able to have a step in each country affiliated (without Israel). Congratulations to all the tournament directors for their efforts.

Latest News from around Europe

EDC The EDC will take place in the Frioul Islands, near Marseilles in France. More informations are available on the website.
Austria Guenter Hopf waits you for the Felix Austria (August 2-5, in Hohe Wand). Don't hesitate any more!
Belgium The first Tour de Belgique is now launched. The next step will be "La coupe du Dragon" in Mons (October 6-7).
Denmark Jakob said that the Danish NDC will probably take place in Hobro on October 18-21.
France Don' forget the French forum for the face to face.
The next tournament in France is Odyssée, in Metz, the week before the EuroDipCon (September 1-2). For more informations, contact David Thomae.
The French NDC will take place inside Paris on December 7-9. For more informations, contact Emmanuel du Pontavice & Laurent Joly.
Germany The next step of the Vier-Chancen Tournee will take place in Vienna (August 2-5).
The German DipCon will take place in Frankfurt (August 24-26). André Ilievics will be happy to meet you there.
Ireland Discussions took place about the next Borucon which take place on September 21-23, in Cork. For more informations contact Mike.
Italy A board were played on July 24. You can see the results here.
Italian organizers work on a BID for EuroDipCon 2008.
A webiste is available for the face-to-face in Italy :
Norway Simen Fure Jorgensen works to the organisation of the Norwegian NDC (Step of the Grand Prix). It will take place during November.
Sweden The step of the Grand Prix will be in Borås (November 2-4). If you want more informations, contact Dennis Andersson.
The Netherland The last Joker Dip, in Utrecht, took place on Saturday, July 21. More informations on the Joker webiste.
A group of Dutch will go to the HessenCon 2007 (August 24-26) in Frankfurt.
The United Kingdom The step of the Grand Prix took in Birmingham during the Manorcon (July 20-23). 20 players were there and 6 boards were played.

Written by Laurent Joly

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