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This Week in Europe
Issue 18 August 10, 2007
The goal of this section is to give you all the informations about diplomacy in Europe.

WorldDipCon 17 : live from Vancouver

I'm in the room where takes place this WorldDipCon. 9 boards were played yesterday evening and 9 boards are played at that time, around me.
On yesterday evening, Mike Hall won my board with his Russia (I was England, eliminated before the end). Edi Birsan played a great game and decided to ask for the end of the game when he had 15 centers with his Russia.
At that time, were on Fall 1906. Edi Birsan played behind me and had only 10 centers with his England. On another board, Doug Moore (Germany) has 11 centers and Jim O'Kelley (France) has 8 centers. On the board of Mike Hall, Grant Smith (Turkey) makes a great job with 10 centers, Len Tennant (Germany) and Mike Hall (England) have 10 and 8 centers.
Now, it's time to read the orders of Fall 1906...

The good results of Edi isn't a surprise for me, because he made a great tournament during the dragonflight. He won it, followed by Chris Brand and Laurent Joly (me ;-) ). We were only 14 players with 4 boards, but we spent a great time together and made some very good game.

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 : The results

As each year, the FAT was a very enjoyable tournaments. You can see all the pictures of the tournament on the following url : http://www.schmerbach.de/FAT_2007/
28 players were here with several new Austrian players. Sebastian Beer won the tournament followed by Stefan Unger (Winner of the DomDipCup this year) and Fabian Straub.
With his good results, Stefan Unger is now the leader of the European Grand Prix and the Vier-Chancen. René Van Roijen takes the second place of the Vier-Chancen and the third place of the Grand Prix. Well done guys!
Website
Results
European Grand Prix
Vier-Chancen Tournee

EuroDipCon 2008 : Italian BID

Hello,
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.
C U
Davide
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!

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 : http://cdf.diplomacy.fr/ (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 : http://diplomed.free.fr/
Contact : Gwen Maggi

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.
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 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 : diplomacy.cleosolutions.com
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.

Written by Laurent Joly

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