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This Week in Europe
Issue 35 March 3, 2008
The goal of this section is to give you all the informations about diplomacy in Europe.

GothCon 2008 : March 21-23

GothCon is a games convention hosting a two-faced diplomacy event in Gothenburg (Sweden) taking place on March 21-23. Two-faced you ask? Well, the first "face" is the beginner's event where the main intention is to attract newcomers to the hobby. The idea is to before every round explain the rules and then give some tactical and strategical advice. Afterwards they will be allowed to play under supervision by one or more experienced players who will merely provide the level of support that the players ask for. This is intended to give them a slow-paced game that they are able to explore on their own, hopefully boosting interest enough to let them come back to the game.
The other "face" is the experienced players event which will be mainly a social event - playing gunboat diplomacy or any interesting variant chosen on site depending on interest just for fun. There will not be an official tournament unless agreed by the players there. Any player who feels up for it may also sign up as a coach for the beginners.
Dennis Andersson

Website : Website
Contact : Dennis Andersson

EuroDipCon 2008 : April 11-13

The EDC 2008 will take place on April 11-13 in Brunate, near Como (Italy). It will be the second step of the Grand Prix and the first step of the Campionato Italiano San Marinese.
We will be hosted in a really nice house in Brunate with a beautiful sight on the lake. You can see some pictures of the last tournaments. You find it really nice, but it's only picture. Come there, you will never forget it!
Website : Website
Contact : Marco Noseda Pedraglio

The Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will take place during the EuroDipCon (April 11-13). This year a new board (included 7 persons) will be elected. I (Laurent Joly) will candidate as president.

Several motion will be voted during the AGM. If you want to propose a motion, send it to the secretary, Emmanuel du Pontavice, before March 11.
Motion 1 :
The Turkey is affiliated to the EDA with Conrad Woodring as National Contact.
Since his birth at the end of August 2007, four games were organised with a total of 12 players. This new hobby has a team in the National Diplomacy World Cup, played on stabbeurfou.
Motion 2 :
In Article 7.6 (Voting by the Members at an AGM), after "For each affiliated member country [...] 0.5 for B)." add :
"For the other countries, the votes will count as a single country. If three or less members vote, then each member gets one vote. If more than three members vote, then the number of votes is decreased pro-rata to a total of three votes. No rounding is applied (e.g. if for a given country, 5 persons vote for A and 1 for B, the vote for this country becomes 2.5 for A and 0.5 for B)."
Motion 3 :
In Article 10.4 (Voting Procedure), after "For each affiliated member country [...] 1.5 for B)." add :
"For the other countries, the votes will count as a single country. If five or less members vote, then each member gets one vote. If more than five members vote, then the number of votes is decreased pro-rata to a total of five votes. No rounding is applied (e.g. if for a given country, 7 persons vote for A and 3 for B, the vote for this country becomes 3.5 for A and 1.5 for B)."

Leprecon, Irish NDC : The results

13 players were in Dublin for the Irish NDC, which took place during the Leprecon. Two boards were played (one on Friday night and another one on saturday). Emmanuel du Pontavice and Troy O'Donoghue won the tournament followed by Cian O'Rathaille. Unfortunatly, the name of some players are missing.
Mike hope to improve the number of players for the next edition.
This tournament was the opening step of the Grand Prix.
See the results

Odyssée Tournament : The complete results

David Thomae organised the Odysée Tournament in Metz (France). 19 players were there from 3 countries (Belgium, France and Germany) for the first step of the Vier-Chancen and the second step of the Tour de France. Gwen Maggi won it followed by Gabriel Lecointre and Alexandre Pignon. Gwen Maggi won 4 tournaments consecutively (Lyon, Paris, Cannes, Metz).
See the results

Anjou Feu : The results

The Anjou Feu took place on March 1-2 in Avrillé, near Angers (France). 19 players were there (including Joseph Bouvet and Gabriel Lecointre who didn't play). Alexandre Pignon won the tournament followed by Emmanuel Bernard and Cyril Cottet.
See the results

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 next EDC will take place in Como (Italy), on April 11-13, 2008. See 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 tour de Belgique will have 3 steps this year : Mons, Namur and Bruxelles. More informations will be available soon.
Denmark Like the previous year, the Danish NDC will take place in Hobro on October 17-19. For more informations contact Jakob Bavnshøj
Finland There won't be a GP step in Finland this year. Juho Malin decided to organise severals games which will qualify 7 players for a final board. The winner of this board will be the Finnish Champion.
France The French NDC will take place inside Paris on December 13-14, 2008. 75 players from 7 countries came for the previous NDC. For more informations, contact Laurent Joly, Emmanuel du Pontavice, Xavier Blanchot.
Anjou Feu will tooke place in Avrillé (near Angers) on March 1-2. Alexandre Pignon won the tournament.
La convention Odysée was won by Gwen Maggi in Metz on February 23-24. See the results.
Germany The Vier-Chancen Tournee will have 6 steps. The next step will take place in Hannover (Germany) on May 16-18.
The GermanDipCon will take place in Berlin, on August 8-10. For more informations, contact Julian Ziesing.
Ireland The Irish NDC took place on February 29-March 2 in Dublin. 13 players were there.
Italy The Campionato Italo San Marinese will have 4 steps in Italy. The First step will be the EuroDipCon in Como.
A webiste is available for the face-to-face in Italy : diplomacy.cleosolutions.com
Norway We are waiting for news from Norway.
The Netherland Each month, Diplomacy's game are organised in the Joker in Utrecht. The next game will be on March 24. More informations on the webiste.
The Utrech Diplomacy Tournament will take place on July 5-6, 2008 in Utrecht. More informations on the webiste.
San Marino The San Marino Con will take place on May 16-18, in San Marino. For more informations, contact Giancarlo Ceccoli.
Sweden The Swedish NDC will take place in Linköping on May 1-4. For more informations, contact Dennis Andersson.
Another tournament will take place in Gothenburg during the Gothcon on March 20-24.
Switzerland L'Open du Génie de la Lampe will take place again this year, but we don't know the date yet.
United Kingdom The Manorcon will take place on July 25-27 in Leicester. For more informations, contact David Norman.
Turkey* There are two games of diplomacy in February organised by Conrad Woodring. See the results.

Written by Laurent Joly

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