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This Week in Europe
Issue 4 May 4, 2007
The goal of this section is to give you all the informations about diplomacy in Europe.

San Marino Con, the third step of the Grand Prix

In one week (May 11-13), Giancarlo Ceccoli will host you in San Marino for their step of the Grand Prix. This is also the first step of the Campionato Italiano San Marinese and the second step of Mediterranean Championship. After Leonardo Quirini (2006) and Edi Birsan (2005), who will win this year?
Probably, after this step, we will see some new competitors for the individual victory and the victory of team competition.
Contact : Giancarlo Ceccoli
Website : Official website
European GP : Official website

BerlinCon 007 - License to Stab

Julian Ziesing announced that 34 players have registered for the tournament (May 11-13) : you will be able to meet here Sob Schöne (New Zealand), Georg Kotschy (Austria) or René Van Rooijen (The Netherlands).
In between 3 rounds of diplomacy, one per day. Saturday afternoon and evening there will be time to play other games, why not a poker tournament or the freaking Werewolf game, or to go out and see Berlin and how it changes from daylight to night atmosphere. The tournament will be tough, but the main reason for everyone to come is the typical German con "family atmosphere".
Contact : Julian Ziesing
Website : Official website

How to make a drawing of lots in diplomacy

You will say that it isn't so difficult to draw the country for game, but you didn't see the game in Paris the last weekend. Players had some huge difficulties to do it. Forty minutes were needed to draw the countries!
What's the problem?
Nothing, I think only some players wanted to disturb the others and to laugh. They're too crazy these French players...
Emmanuel : "There won't be any problem if Philippe makes the drawing of lots."
Stéphane : "I agree with this manner to determinate the countries, but only if I trust the player who does it. I don't trust Philippe. I trust nobody..."
Emmanuel : "There are Stéphane and Lei who disturb us!"
After that, Stéphane asks to draw to know by which side of the sausage we must begin.
The results of this game

Open du Génie de la Lampe : the fourth step of the Grand Prix

The Swiss Championship, which is a round of the European Grand-Prix will take place in the Castle from Venthône (CH), near Sierre, next 9 and 10 june. All information relating to the situation, plan, and rules of tournament under www.geniedelalampe.org/Diplo. There are possibilities to sleep free near the Castle.
Pierre-Yves

Contact : Pierre-Yves Franzetti
Website : Official website

Our Friends from Europe are working for YOU

Since the beginning of the year, a lot of works are made to launch new Websites in Europe.
Each week on Friday, the EDA website informs you about the last news in Europe with This week. You can find all the announcements on the European list Staaab.
Dennis Andersson is working on a new webiste for the Scandinavian hobby : diplomacy.se. I invite you to look at it. It's a very good work.
The French hobby decided to launch a forum for talking about the face-to-face. This forum is open to everyone who is interested by the game in face-to-face. See it on forum.diplomacy.fr.
Davide announced us today a new webiste for the face-to-face in Italy : diplomacy.cleosolutions.com.
And I won't forget, the website created by the Dutch hobby at the end of the last year : diplom.nl.
Thanks to everybody for these great works.

GenCon Paris : Open de France 2007

The Open de France will take place during the Gencon Paris (May 25-26). This year, you will be able to play game with or without negociation.
You will have more informations in the next issue of this week.
Contact : Laurent Joly and Emmanuel du Pontavice
Website : Gencon Paris

Last news from Europe

EDC The EDC will take place in the Frioul Islands, near Marseilles in France. More informations are available on the website.
Austria Guenter Hopf waits you for the Felix Austria (August 2-5, in Hohe Wand). Don't hesitate any more!
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 searches a new tournament to host the step of the Grand Prix.
France Don' forget the French forum for the face to face.
The Gencon Paris will take place in May 25-26.
Germany Don't miss the first step of the Vier-Chancen : BerliCon 007 - License to Stab in Berlin (May 11-13).
Icleand Don't miss the first EDV which will take place in Icelande (June 7-14). If you will miss it, you can't miss the Swiss step of the Grand Prix!
Ireland Discussions took place about the next Borucon which could take place in September.
Italy The next board will take place on Friday, May 18.
The TerniCon will take place on September 15-16.
A new 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 could take place during the fall.
San Marino Everyone is invited to find itself for San Marino Con in May 11-13.
The Netherland Ronald is ready to host you for the DomDipCup (June 23-24) in Utrecht.
9 players are already registered for the 3rd Workshop of Diplomacy, in Houten (May 6). Contact Frank Oosterom.
The Switzerland Pierre-Yves invites you for the Swiss step of the Grand Prix in a beautiful place (June 9-10). He hope to see you here!

Written by Laurent Joly

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