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This Week in Europe
Issue 37 April 24, 2008
The goal of this section is to give you all the informations about diplomacy in Europe.

EuroDipCon 2008 : April 11-13

28 players participated to the EuroDipCon, over the lake of Como (Italy). They could enjoy of the beautiful sight and the Italian Food.
After 3 rounds, we known the seven players qualified for the top board : Frank Oschmiansky, Davide Cleopadre, Igor Kurt, Cyrille Sevin, Luca Pazzaglia, Gwen Maggi and Toby Harris. Luca Pazzaglia became the new European Champion, with his victory in top board (10 centers as Italy), followed by Igor Kurt and Gwen Maggi.
See the results
It was the second step of the European Grand Prix. Emmanuel du Pontavice is still first. 5 teams are now registered for the competition, leaded by Emmanuel du Pontavice, FrÚdÚric Coste and Gwen Maggi.
The next step will take place in Link÷ping (Sweden) on May 1-4.
See the website.
It was the first step of the Campionato Italiano San Marinese. The next step will take place in San Marino on May 16-18.
It was the second step of the Mediterranean Championship. The next step will take place in Marseille on September 13-14.
Finally, I want to thank Marco for hosting us to Brunate. It was a real pleasure to come again there.

The Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting took place during the EuroDipCon (April 11-13). A new board was elected : Laurent Joly (president), David Norman (Secretary), Emmanuel du Pontavice (Treasurer), Julian Ziesing, Marco Noseda Pedraglio and Gwen Maggi. Severals motions was voted (included the affiliation of the Russia and the Turkey to the EDA). A complete report will be available soon.
The Germany will host the EuroDipCon 2009 in Frankfurt during the summer 2009. More informations will be available soon.

LinCon 2008, Swedish NDC : May 1-4

What: NDC 2008. The major diplomacy event in Sweden this year is held at the LinCon games convention. Also a step of the European GP. The scoring system used will be C-diplo and times for each round will start on Thurday evening. The intention is to plan the rounds to allow the players to take part in some of the many other activities at the convention or do some sightseeing, nightclubbing or whatever they like between the rounds.
Where: Link÷ping, Sweden
When: May 1-4
Cost: 200 SEK for preregistered players or foreigners (approx Ç20). 300 for late registered swedes.
How to get there by flight: Stockholm/Skavsta (NYO) is the nearest RyanAir airport with direct bus links to Link÷ping. Or of course the Linkoping airport (LPI) which has regular connections to Amsterdam and Copenhagen. You can also go via Stockholm airport (ARN) or Copenhagen airport (CPH) and then take the train bound for Linkoping, but that's often a more expensive solution.
How to get there by train: From Copenhagen or Malmo is quite cheap if buy the ticket early on www.sj.se. Train is bound for Stockholm.
How to get there by car: You are probably coming via Denmark, so either take the ferry from Helsingor (in Denmark) to Helsingborg (in Sweden) or take the bridge from Copenhagen to Malmo (easier but more expensive). From there head towards Helsingborg and there enter highway road E4 from Helsingborg towards Stockholm. (You can probably follow the signs to Stockholm all the way from Denmark). You can't miss Linkoping, it's on the way from Europe to Stockholm.

From Dennis Andersson.
Website : Swedish Website.

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 (Italy) was won by Luca Pazzaglia. See the website.
The next EDC will take place in Germany during the summer 2009
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.
The DiploNam will take place on May 10. For more information, contact Jean-Louis Delattre.
Denmark Like the previous year, the Danish NDC will take place in Hobro on October 17-19. For more informations contact Jakob Bavnsh°j
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.
The Open de Paris will take place in Paris on April 26. For more information, contact Laurent Joly or JÚr˘me Charon.
Germany The Vier-Chancen Tournee will have 6 steps. The next step will take place in Hannover (Germany) on May 16-18.
The Germany will host the EDC 2009.
The GermanDipCon will take place in Berlin, on August 8-10. For more informations, contact Julian Ziesing.
Italy The Campionato Italo San Marinese will have 6 steps in Italy. The First took place in Como. The next step will take place in San Marino.
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 April 26. More informations on the webiste.
The Utrech Diplomacy Tournament will take place on July 5-6, 2008 in Utrecht. More informations on the webiste.
Russia The Russia is now affiliated to the EDA.
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 Link÷ping on May 1-4. For more informations, contact Dennis Andersson.
Switzerland L'Open du GÚnie 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 The Turkey is now affiliated to the EDA.

If you want to publish any information in this week, feel free to contact me at jolylaur1 at hotmail.com. Every help will be welcome.
Written by Laurent Joly

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