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This Week in Europe
Issue 30 December 25, 2007
The goal of this section is to give you all the informations about diplomacy in Europe.

Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the last days of the Year 2007. You will find in this issue the first part of the summary about Diplomacy in Europe in 2007.

The EDA website

The EDA website was launched in September 2006 by the EDA-Board to promote diplomacy in Europe. You can find a lot of informations about Diplomacy in Europe (the charter of the EDA, the list of the affiliated countries, the link towars the official list Staaab, the European Calendar and the Grand Prix website). I continue to work on it to give you more informations. The EDA website hosted the World Diplomacy Database (the database of the results of event of Diplomacy) and the website of each circuit in Europe.
In April 2007, I decided to launch This week in Europe. It was imported from North America. Buz Eddy writes for the North American Federation of Diplomacy (NADF) This week in North America. We can find in it a lot of informations about Diplomacy in North America, like past results, upcoming events... This week in Europe gives you the last informations about Diplomacy in Europe, like a news letter. I try to make it once a week and you can follow what happen in Europe. If you miss a past issue, it isn't a problem. You can find all the past issues here.

European Grand Prix 2007 : A travel around Europe

The Grand Prix had 14 steps this year in 13 differents countries. Unfortunatly, the Irish step was canceled. But, the Danish NDC was back in the Grand Prix and we can hope to see another tournament the next year.
This year, the average size of the step was the smallest we ever saw, with 25 players per tournament. I was happy to see new travellers and a lot of great event around Europe.

DateCountryEventNb of playersWinner
April 7-8 Coupe de Bruxelles 24
Yann Clouet
April 20-21 FinDipCon 8
Juho Malin
May 12-13 San Marino Con 22
Alex Lebedev
June 9-10 Open du Génie de la Lampe 10
Christophe Borgeat
June 23-24 DomDipCup 18
Stefan Unger
July 22-23 Manorcon 20
Emeric Miszti
August 4-5 Felix Austria 28
Sebastian Beer
August 27-28 HessenCon 24
Davide Cleopadre
September 8-10 EuroDipCon 53
Fabien Grellier
October 6-7 MilanCon 23
Marco Ferrari
October 18-20 Danmarksmesterskabet i Diplomacy 11
Gwen Maggi
November 3-4 Borås Spelkonvent 28
Gwen Maggi
November 24 Norwegian NDC 6
Tor Magne Tonnesen
December 8-9 French NDC 75
Gwen Maggi

The winner of the Grand Prix is Gwen Maggi from far. He made a great job and won 3 steps. Emmanuel du Pontavice finished second and Stefan Unger third for with only 19 points between them! René Van Rooijen finished fourth with his very good results in Paris (4th of the tournament). Fabien Grellier (the European Champion and Second of the French NDC) and Jérôme Charon (Second of the EuroDipCon) finished at the fifth and sixth place. Alex Lebedev finished seventh.
Individual Competition
1stGwen Maggi7950 pts(Won the Danish NDC, Swedish NDC and French NDC, 2nd in Milan, 3rd in San Marino)
2ndEmmanuel du Pontavice4036 pts(3rd in Bruxelles and in Sweden)
3rdStefan Unger4017 pts(Won the DomDipCup, 2nd in th FAT)
4thRené Van Rooijen3100 pts(4th in Paris)
5thFabien Grellier2600 pts(Won the EDC, 3rd in Paris)
6thJérôme Charon2538 pts(2nd in the EDC, 4th in Bruxelles)
7thAlex Lebedev2500 pts(Won the San MarinoCon, 4th in Milan)
8thDavide Cleopadre2109 pts(Won rhe HessenCon)
9thYan Calibet2100 pts(2nd in Switzerland, 3rd of the EDC)
10thEmeric Miszti2050 pts(Won the manorcon)

"La vie est injuste!" won the Team Competition with 10845 points. Congratulations to Gwen Maggi (1st), Emmanuel du Pontavice (2nd) and Frédéric Coste (23th).
Team Competition
1st La vie est injuste! 10845 pts
Gwen Maggi (1st)
Emmanuel du Pontavice (2nd)
Frédéric Coste (23th)
2nd Pizza Mandolino Mamma 5952 pts
Giovanni Cesarini (11th)
Davide Cleopadre (8th)
Luca Pazzaglia (20th)
3rd Tri-Nations 5473 pts
Yann Clouet (24th)
André Ilievics (13th)
Alex Lebedev (7th)

Go on the GP website, to have the complete results and statistics.

EuroDipCon 2007 : Dip on the Beach

53 players participated to the EuroDipCon, on the Frioul Island near Marseilles. Two players came from outside Europe for this event : Rob Schone (from New Zealand) and Edi Birsan (from United States). We had a beautiful weather and we were able to do a lot of activities. It smelled like holidays. We will be able to see all the pictures in the report section of the World Diplomacy Database (WDD).
On Monday morning, the top board decided of the winner of this EuroDipCon. Fabien Grellier won it with 10 centers as England. You can see the top board on stabbeurfou and the complete results in the WDD.

Individual Competition
1stFabien Grellier206.8 pts
2ndJérôme Charon178.75 pts
3rdYan Calibet170 pts
4thLionel Luthin162.25 pts
5thCyrille Sevin160.5 pts
6thGwen Maggi157.3 pts
7thVincent Carry147.95 pts
8thAlexandre Godfroy141.9 pts
9thFrank Oosterom136.4 pts
10thLudovic Legrand128.75 pts
Team Competition
1st French Connection 190 pts Fabrice Essner
Fabien Grellier
Lionel Luthin
2nd A HOL S A MUN-MAR 170 pts André Ilievics
Igor Kurt
Frank Oosterom
3rd French Foreign Legion 108 pts Edi Birsan
Davide Cleopadre
David Norman

The Annual General Meeting took place during this weekend. Davide Cleopadre was elected as member of the Board and all the trophies of the Grand Prix 2006 was given.
The next EuroDipCon will take place in Italy, in Brunate, near Como, on April 11-13. I went there this year and you can be sure that it will be a beautiful event in a beautiful place. You can see all the pictures taken there in the report section of the WDD.

The first EuroDip Vacation (EDV)

This first EDV took place on June 7-14 in Reykjavík.
On Friday and Saturday, there were 7 players : David Norman, Julian Ziesling, Rob Schone, Vincent Carry and 3 Icelanders (Victor Kiernan, Jon Thor and Jón Þór Sturluson).
Sunday, there're 9 players : the 4 non-Icelanders and 5 Icelanders. A game was organised : Julian, Mike Frigge (an American living in Iceland), David, Vincent, David Frigge, Einar Jon Masson and Victor Kiernan. Paul Frigge watched the game.
From Monday to Wednesday, they went and saw a lot various stuff around Iceland.
Everybody was very happy.

About the atmosphere:
It was very casual and relaxed. People in Iceland don't get easily upset. In fact, as long as there is no life-threatening volcanic eruption with lava running towards their houses, it seems like they hardly show any emotions at all. We are very grateful for Mike's invitation for dinner one night, for Jón's family connections to a good hotel where we could sleep and play, as well as for everybody's hospitality. We hope there will be another FTF in Iceland next year so we can recommend it to all those who could not make it this year!
Julian

Tour de France 2007 : Final results

This year, there were 7 steps in France, Belgium and Switzerland. 169 players of 10 differents nationalities participated to the Tour de France 2007. You can find the complete results on the website.

DateCountryEventNb of playersWinner
March 24-25 Tournoi du Dauphiné 20
Yann Clouet
June 9-10 Open du Génie de la Lampe 10
Christophe Borgeat
July 6-8 Parthenay 21
Emmanuel du Pontavice
September 8-10 EuroDipCon 53
Fabien Grellier
October 6-7 Coupe du Dragon 19
Emmanuel du Pontavice
November 24-25 Coupe de France 27
Bud Wiser
December 8-9 Championnat de France 75
Gwen Maggi
Individual Competition
1stGwen Maggi1969 pts(Won the French NDC)
2ndEmmanuel du Pontavice1926 pts(Won in Mons and Parthenay)
3rdJérôme Charon1888 pts(2nd in the EuroDipCon and Mons)
4thYan Calibet1812 pts(2nd in Grenoble and Sierre, 3rd in the EuroDipCon)
5thFabien Grellier1594 pts(Won the EuroDipCon, 3rd in Paris)
6thVincent Carry1340 pts
7thRené Van Rooijen1239 pts(4th in the French NDC)
8thCyrille Sevin1175 pts
9thFabrice Essner1149 pts
10thAlexandre Godfroy1112 pts

Vier-Chancen Tournee 2007 : Final results

This year, there were 6 steps in Germany, Austria, Holland and France. 87 players of 7 differents nationalities participated to Vier-Chancen 2007. Stefan Unger, third of the Grand Prix, won it. You can find the complete results on the website.

DateCountryEventNb of playersWinner
May 11-13 BerliCon 35
Ahmet Alagun
June 23-24 DomDipCup 18
Stefan Unger
August 4-5 Felix Austria 28
Sebastian Beer
August 27-28 HessenCon 24
Davide Cleopadre
September 1-2 Sommet Franco-Allemand 14
David Thomae
November 17-18 Waldkappel 19
Frank Oschmiansky
Individual Competition
1stStefan Unger3658 pts
2ndRené Van Rooijen3070 pts
3rdAndré Ilievics2844 pts
4thFrank Oschmiansky2729 pts
5thJulian Ziesling2571 pts
6thAhmet Alagun2550 pts
7thFabian Straub2361 pts
8thEmmanuel du Pontavice2187 pts
9thJan Badurczik1987 pts
10thMarkus Paeuser1858 pts
Team Competition
1st Die Unbesieglosen 5895 pts Stefan Unger
Julian Ziesling
2nd uiesce beatha 5804 pts René Van Rooijen
André Ilievics
3rd Abteilung Jever 3699 pts Stefan Hagemann
Frank Oschmiansky
4th snowballs 832 pts Frank Oosterom
Antoine de Schipper

Campionato Italo San Marinese 2007 : Final results

This year, there were 5 steps in Italy and San Marino. 55 players of 6 differents nationalities participated to CISD 2007. Alex Lebedev won it after the final fight in Fossombrone. In spite of his 2 victories (Milan and Fossombrone), Marco Ferrari finished only second. You can find the complete results on the website.

DateCountryEventNb of playersWinner
May 11-13 San Marino Con 22
Alex Lebedev
June 2-3 Diplomacy Over the Lake 15
Riccardo Savini
September 15-16 Terni 17
Luca Pazzaglia
October 6-7 MilanCon 23
Marco Ferrari
November 10-11 Fossombrone 13
Marco Ferrari

Individual Competition
1stAlex Lebedev5700 pts
2ndMarco Ferrari5500 pts
3rdGiovanni Cesarini5100 pts
4thGwen Maggi4900 pts
5thDaniele Belardinelli4700 pts
6thLuca Pazzaglia4300 pts
7thRiccardo Savini3200 pts
8thLeonardo Quirini2200 pts
9thDavide Cleopadre1572 pts
10thFulvio De Persio1200 pts

Mediterranean Championship 2007 : Final results

This year, there were 4 steps around the Mediterranean Sea (France, Italy and San Marino). 91 players of 11 differents nationalities participated to the Mediterranean Championship 2007. You can find the complete results on the website.

DateCountryEventNb of playersWinner
February 24-25 Coppa Garibaldi 27
Gwen Maggi
May 11-13 San Marino Con 22
Alex Lebedev
September 8-10 EuroDipCon 53
Fabien Grellier
October 6-7 MilanCon 23
Marco Ferrari

Individual Competition
1stGwen Maggi2150 pts
2ndMarco Ferrari1409 pts
3rdAlex Lebedev1300 pts
4thDaniele Belardinelli1101 pts
5thFrédéric Coste1087 pts
6thGiovanni Cesarini1085 pts
7thDavide Cleopadre1048 pts
8thFabien Grellier1000 pts
9thFrank Oosterom900 pts
10thEmmanuel du Pontavice834 pts

Tour de Belgique 2007 : Final results

The first Tour de Belgique had 3 steps (Namur, Mons and Bruxelles). 35 players of 3 differents nationalities participated to the Tour de Belgique 2007. You can find the complete results on the website.

DateCountryEventNb of playersWinner
April 7-8 Coupe de Bruxelles 24
Yann Clouet
October 6-7 Coupe du Dragon 19
Emmanuel du Pontavice
November 10-11 DiploNam 14
Laurent Dumont
Individual Competition
1stEmmanuel du Pontavice222 pts
2ndLaurent Dumont165 pts
3rdYann Clouet164 pts
4thBenjamin Grenier92 pts
5thJérôme Charon82 pts
6thJean-Louis Delattre76 pts
7thNicolas Ianiri75 pts
8thBertrand Lelangue62 pts
9thBernard Mohymont56 pts
10thRené Van Rooijen51 pts

Written by Laurent Joly

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