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This Week in Europe
Issue 20 September 1, 2007
The goal of this section is to give you all the informations about diplomacy in Europe.

HuskyCon : Emmanuel du Pontavice Second

The HuskyCon took place the week after the WorldDipCon. It was a great event. During the weekend, we played to diplomacy, but to other game too (like Ticket to Ride, War in Terror (hope that is the good name), Imperial, Magnacarta...). Some people decided to go to swimm in the sea and it was a very good moment. But probably, the best moment was each lunch!! Good Food! Good vine! How to explain??? Come the next year to discover that!.
35 players participated to the tournament and 13 boards were played. David Malestky won the tournament with a lot of points, followed by Emmanuel du Pontavice and Christopher Mann. David Norman finished at the 6th place.
You can find the results of the tournament here.
You can find the results and pictures on the website of the HuskyCon.

HessenCon : Davide Cleopadre won

24 players played the HessenCon and there were 10 boards on 3 rounds. Davide Cleopadre won the tournament followed by Jan Badurczik and Markys Paeuser. Stefan Unger took the 9th place followed by Emmanuel du Pontavice (10th).
See the results
For the Grand Prix, Stefan Unger remained in first position followed by Emmanuel du Pontavice and Rene Van Rooijen. Davide Cleopadre tool the 9th place, but he can hope a best results. For the team competition, La vie est injuste! is still first followed by Tri-Nations and Schnarchnasen. Everything is possible!
See the website of the Grand Prix
For the Vier-Chancen, Stefan Unger remained in first position followed by André Ilievics and Rene Van Rooijen. For the team competition, uiesce beatha is still first followed by Die Unbesieglosen. The two next step will be very Important : Metz (September 1-2) and Waldkappel (November 16-18).
See the website of the Vier-Chancen

EuroDipCon 2007 : The next weekend

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

Danish NDC : October 18-21

The convention hosting the GP is Hyggecon in Hobro (no homepage yet), on the 18.- 21. oktober. The timeschedule will be something like this:
Thursday: Round one
Friday late evening: Round two
Saturday day: Round three
Saturday evening: Banquet (great food, dancing, girls in fancy dresses...)
Sunday day: Round four, and then awards

Hyggecon was originally a larp-convention, but in the recent years rpg, warhammer battle and boardgames have been a part of the convention.
Hyggecon takes place in Østerskov Efterskole there is a very special boardingschool. It its probably the only school (in the world?), where we use gaming (larp, rpg, card and boardgames) as the fundamental educational tool.
Bonus: I have been in contact with VikingCon in Copenhagen. And we have planned a round zero on that convention. Se the schedule for VC on their website when ready.
On the final note, I can say I have made a danish website http://diplomacy-dk.blogspot.com/, where news about the grand prix and Diplomacy in Denmark will be postet.

Jakob Bavnshøj

WorldDipCon 2008 : Burg Lockenhaus, Austria

August 14th-17th 2008
http://www.wdc2008.org/en/
Play diplomacy in the astonishing medieval surroundings of Lockenhaus Castle; enjoy the Service of our shuttle from Vienna to Lockenhaus and back again; choose between three different Luxury-Types of accommodation.
In a word : join us at WDC 2008 in Burg Lockenhaus/Austria 14th-17th August.

Norwegian NDC : November 23-25

The Norwegian NDC will take place on November 23-25 and organised by Simen Fure Jorgensen. More informations will be available soon.
Finally, after a long and exciting wait, the new format of the Norwegian Diplomacy Championship is ready. The event is moved from Arcon to early winter, and to a new location.
The event will last from Friday to Sunday (last round to end at 1600), with 4 rounds of c-diplo games played.

Contact : Simen Fure Jorgensen
Website : Website

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 The WDC will take place in a medieval castle, in Burg Lockenhaus in Austria. 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 take place in Hobro on October 18-21.
France Don' forget the French forum for the face to face.
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 was won by Davide Cleopadre. The next step of the Vier-Chancen takes place this Weekend in Metz. The final step will take place in Waldkappel on November 16-18.
Ireland Discussions took place about the next Borucon which take place on September 21-23, in Cork. For more informations contact Mike or see the website.
Italy 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 on November 23-25.
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 next Joker Dip, in Utrecht, will take place on Saturday, September 15. More informations on the Joker webiste.
The Utrech Diplomacy Tournament will take place on July 5-6, 2008 in Utrecht. More informations on the webiste.

Written by Laurent Joly

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