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This Week in Europe
Issue 21 September 15, 2007
The goal of this section is to give you all the informations about diplomacy in Europe.

EuroDipCon 2007 : Report

The EuroDipCon took place in the Frioul Island, in Marseilles. The boat Edmond Dantes convoy us from Marseille to the Island. 53 people played the tournaments, but some other were here. We spent some good moment to play to diplomacy and to a lot of other games. The weather was beautiful and we went to the beach. The water was colder than Long Island, but fine (even at 3am ;-) ).
During the Three games, there 4 rounds and 35 boards. After 3 rounds, the 7 best players were qualified for the top boards : Edi Birsan, Vincent Carry, Jérôme Charon, Alexandre Godfroy, Fabien Grellier, Lionel Luthin et Frank Oosterom. You can see the detail of the top board on stabbeurfou.
And the winner of the top board, so the winner of the top board, is Fabien Grellier. Jérôme Charon finished second of the tournament and Yan Calibet third, after a beautiful game during the last round.
The second round was the team round. The European Champion by team are Fabrice Essner, Fabien Grellier and Lionel Luthin (French Connection) followed by André Ilievics, Igor Kurt and Frank Oosterom (A HOL S A MUN-BER).
I don't have the name of the winner of the Belote's tournament, but probably some players have it!
You can find the results of the tournament here.
The tournament was a step of the Grand Prix and of the mediterranean Championship.
During the EuroDipCon, we gave the trophies of the European Grand Prix 2006 (individual and by team) and we made the AGM of the EDA. Davide Cleopadre is elected as a new member of the Board, we are now 6 in the board.
The next EuroDipCon will take place in Como, near Milan, on April 2008. I was in Como this year and I can say that this is a beautiful place and it was a pleasure to be there.

A new group of players in Turkey

Conrad Woodring, who lived now in Turkey, worked to create a group of players in Turkey. A first game was played and you can find the results in the WDD. His goal is to be able to create a tournament of diplomacy in Istanbul.
See the results

BoruCon : September 21-23

The Irish NDC will take place in Cork on September 21-23. This year, Mike Cosgrave organised it and this is a step of the European Grand Prix.
Contact : Mike Cosgrave

MilanCon : October 6-7

The event will be held on www.galvanotecnicabugatti.it in Milan and it will be part of the European Diplomacy Grand Prix tournament event for the 2007, It will be also part of the CISD and Med Regatta.
And remember that Milan is a fashion capital so you can arrange also a shopping day for your woman.
There are no entrance fees, the tournament is free for all foreigners.
Still looking for an hotel to host the players.
The booking is encouraged in order to make table arrangements easier and faster.
May be some free accommodations for players, look at the accommodations page.
Qualifications will be played on Saturday at 10.30am.
The final match will start on Sunday at 9.30 am.
There will be a prize for the three best players, last year we've given games and prizes until the 20th or so player.
Power assignment will be performed using a semi-random system.
Reaching Milan from everywhere in Europe is very easy both by train than by plane ( Milan has three airports, Linate and Malpensa, and Bergamo Orio al Serio is 30 minutes away).
There are many low cost airlines that coves Milan from everywhere in Europe . (www.ryanair.com, www.transavia.com, www.easyjet.com, www.airberlin.com, www.skyeurope.com).
The tournament directors will be Davide Cleopadre and Giovanni Cesarini
We'll be waiting for you.
For any request, information, doubts or to have a suggestion to book your place please feel free to send a mail to milano.
dip@gmail.com.

Website : Website

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.

Latest News from around Europe

EDC The EDC will tooke place in the Frioul Islands, near Marseilles in France. Fabien Grellier won followed by Jérôme Charon and Yan Calibet.
The next EDC will take place in Como, on April 2008
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 last step of the Vier-Chancen will take place in Waldkappel on November 16-18.
Ireland The Borucon will take place on September 21-23, in Cork. For more informations contact Mike or see the website.
Italy Italian organizers won the BID for EuroDipCon 2008.
The Italian NDC will take place in Milan on October 6-7. For more informations, see the Italian website.
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 Björn Westling.
The Netherland The Joker Dip, in Utrecht, organised a game 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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