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This Week in Europe
Issue 41 October 29, 2009
The goal of this section is to give you all the informations about diplomacy in Europe.

A Few words

In this issue, you will have a report on about what happened in Bonn, during the EuroDipCon. I delayed this issue, I was waiting for many informations. Like in Bonn, I invite all the people who wants to work for this week and/or for the Association to contact me : jolylaur1 at hotmail.com.
In this issue :
Part I : EuroDipCon 2009 : André the master of Europe
Part II : EuroDipCon 2009 : The Annual General Meeting
Part III : Felix Austria 2009 : Fabian Straub won
Part IV : MosCon 2009 : The first Russian tournament
Part V : Coupe du Dragon 2009 : The belgian step is over and the champion is ...
Part VI : Somewhere in Europe, we've played to Diplomacy
Part VII : The French Championship of Diplomacy 2009 : The final of the Grand Prix 2009
Part VIII : The upcoming tounaments of Diplomacy
Part IX : The future of the World Diplomacy Database
Part X : The statistics of 2008

EuroDipCon 2009 : André the master of Europe

PART 1: By Laurent Joly

The EuroDipCon 2009 took place the last weekend in Bonn, in a very beautiful place. I had a lot of fun there, like during my whole trip which brings me from Stockhom to Bonn, via Bonn and Verona :)
First, the balticon. I want to thank Dennis for the huge work he done to organise and run the BaltiCon. We had a lot of fun during the whole cruise (including in my game, even if I got no points at all!!). For people who missed it, you cannot imagine how great was that weekend. In fact, some people said that there was a tournament of diplomacy won by Niclas Perez. Reality or not? Did I really finished last with no points? Did we really dance during a huge part of the night? Did we really drink some really strange thing? Did we really see the sun at 3am? A lot of good question, isn't it?
Now, the EDC. I want to thanks all the people who involved in the organisation : André Ilievics, Stefan Unger, Daniel Leinich, Dirk Brüggemann. (If I forgot someone, please don't blame me. 29 players attended and, finally the winner was André Ilievics (after his 3rd place in Como and his 2nd place in Utrecht).
The whole weekend was perfect (excluding the rain the last day, but that wasn't a problem).
A lot of people attended to the Hobby meeting and we had a lot of discussion about the hobby and we can do for it. I invited all the people who wants to write a report or an article about the last tournaments they attended, to contact me. If someone wants to write an article about : "what is a convention / tournament of Diplomacy. How funny it can be", to contact me. I wanted to add it to the European website : http://eurodip.nuxit.net
Finally, I'm really happy to announce that the next EuroDipCon will take place in Paris (I'm working to find the exact location) at the end of august or 1st weekend of september, during the WAC Paris. More details soon.
The committee of this tournament is : Nathan barnes, Mark Zoffel, Daniel Lester, Cyrille Sevin, Xavier Blanchot, Laurent Joly.
I hope that everyone went back to home safely and I wish a good tournament to all the people who goes in Austria this weekend for the Felix Austria Tournament.
Laurent

The results of the EuroDipCon 2009


(President of the European Diplomacy Association)

“Mmmmm, nice beer!”

PART 2: By Toby Harris


Frank Bacher: “anyone want a taxi?”
Getting to Bonn was not easy; a drive of 300km from Cornwall (where I was staying beforehand) to Birmingham airport for 5am meant no sleep. Then two flights, two trains, three tram rides and a “Frank Bacher” taxi meant that by the time I’d arrived I was totally knackered.

And all that only to be attacked from all sides in the first game. (?But you are Toby Harris ? I have to attack?)
But this is what Diplomacy is like, and I?ve learned to accept it. So a five centre finish in round one wasn?t so bad. And I still managed to be the second last person to bed ... last man standing was (obviously!) Igor Kurt.
Round two was much better: 14 centres as Germany. And after a poor result from the third round I sneaked into the final in 7th place.

”I have a coin you can use ?”
((Yann Clouet and Andre Ilievics share the Best Diplomat award. The prize is awarded on the toss of a coin.))
The Final

“Tobby, I am your friend so do not come north with army Moscow”.
((Gwen Maggi ? always my friend))
The final table was a good mix of nationalities; one each from the Netherlands, the UK, Russia, Italy and France, with two from Germany. Drawing Russia, I played my favourite opening: A(War) does not move to Galicia. And with Andre agreeing the same as Austria, I explored the other wondrous options:
With the hungry Gwen Maggi as England, War-Ukr, Mos-StP was very tempting. Very tempting indeed!
And War-Sil was also very tempting; sometimes you just know you won’t get Sweden even when Germany (Marco Ferrari) says “all is cool”!
With crazyman Frank Oschmiansky as Turkey, the final thought was War-Ukr, Mos-Sev and Sev-Rum.
In the end A(War) just held. This gave every neighbour a chance to prove themselves worthy. All did.
That was until the Fall when Germany did indeed bounce me in Sweden, let me in for Spring 1902 and supported England (Gwen) there in the Fall of 1902.
This G/E alliance was quite foreseeable and I did make clear at this point to both Gwen and Marco that if I lost Sweden then they may not like what would follow. Not just in 1903, but the natural fallout for the rest of the game. (Pascal’s Triangle!)
Germany and England stayed allied and put pressure on Rene’s France, along with the Italian (Alex Lebedev) who joined in the three-way assault. So by 1904 / 1905 Gwen was flying.
In fact Gwen looked sure to win, because at one point there were no German fleets (disbanded after my fleet sneaked into Kiel by way of retaliation) and the closest French fleet was in the West Med, defending against Italy.
All that was left to stop the run-away Gwen was my sole fleet in Kiel.

“Tobby, it iz not fair! You always attack me to stop me from winning!”
But then something went wrong for Gwen; Marco started to defend properly, Rene pulled back a little, and I kept the pressure up with armies in Northern Russia.
And to top it all Andre?s Austria went for the kill, stealing Naples and Venice from Italy and taking Munich to make a 3-centre GRAB! A great stab.
It was now 1906 with 4 turns to play. Andre had become a clear favourite. Rather than throw all I had against Andre, I tried to race him instead. Sneaking into Armenia and stealing Norway from Gwen was a good start. And in the final year I moved (for the first time in the game) an army into Rumania to steal Serbia from Andre at the end.
Because Andre was a few centres clear, he was ok for me to take Serbia. What he didn?t spot was that I only needed to order F(BLA) ? Bul in the final turn to steal the championship! However, I didn?t spot it until after the game either.
So Andre topped the board and becomes the new European Champion. Looking back at the game, the moves, the negotiations and everything else ... he was without any doubt in my mind the best player on the day. Congratulations.

PART 3: By Yann Clouet

One of my favorite moments for this EDC happened in the Sunday morning round which I skipped to rest a bit. I was watching the Fall resolution from a game, Daniel L. was visibly happy after winning the guessing game which eliminated Stefan U. So much that he high-fived Frank B. loudly. Then Daniel, as if he suddenly realised Stefan was still on the board turned toward him and gave him a pity dog look and served him a so natural "sorry". Stefan answered : "oh yes, you really look sorry !". So I skipped in and asked : "Can I be sorry with you ?" and then high-fived myself Daniel and Frank. Later we played a short board game including a chance element (dice throwing) with Frank and Stefan and Stefan kept on taking risks and being greedy. So every time the dices didn't end his way we said "Sorry" and high fived loudly again ! :)
Here's another one : in the first game I played, James Hardy kept on talking to me about "Dirk", but I knew there was no "Dirk" on our board. Then I finally realised that "Dirk" was in fact Stefan U. (him again). So I agreed with James every time we would talk to "Stefan" we would call him "Dirk". I sticked to the plan ((it’s “stuck”, Yann!)), but it raised questions from the other players. So I explained to "Ronald" (in fact Rene V.R.), "Sasha" (in fact Igor K.), "Gabriel" (in fact Vincent D.), "Davide" (in fact Giussepe) not to worry, it was just a little game between "Toby" (errr James ?) and me (you know, "Cyrille" !) . After that, I fear the game became a bit messy all sort of first names flying around.
((... and all because tele-tubby Hardy got one name wrong?))

“... and Munich makes threeeee!”
From the Dutch Fungus - Issue 1
Edited and directed by Toby Harris
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EuroDipCon 2009 : The results


A pleasure to play Diplomacy outside

29 players were in Bonn for the European Diplomacy Championship : 15 German, 6 French, 3 Italian, 2 Dutch, 2 English, 1 Russian.
14 boards were played during 4 rounds. André Ilievics became the new European Champion. Yann Clouet, Alex Lebedev and René Van Rooijen won the title of European Champion by team.
André Ilievics and Yann Clouet shared the price of Best Diplomat. The Best Tactician was Toby Harris. The most funniest was Nicolas Sahuguet, a very funny player! Manuela Lienich was the Best New Player.

1.André ILIEVICS
2.René VAN ROOIJEN
3.Moritz AM ENDE

See the results


The podium

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EuroDipCon 2009 : The Annual General Meeting

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Felix Austria 2009 : Fabian Straub won


19 players were in Hohe Wand (a really beautiful place) for the Austrian step of the Grand Prix : 9 Austrian, 8 German, 1 French, 1 Dutch.
7 boards were played during 4 rounds. Fabian Straub won the tournament, with the best Italy and the best Russia. Igor Kurt finished second with the best England and Stefan Hagemann was third with the best France.

From the Austrian website:
It was very beautiful, it made us very happy ... Unfortunately, the FAT in 2009 is already over. The organizing team would like to thank all the visitors from near and far. We congratulate the new Austrian Champion of Diplomacy Fabian Straub. Very briefly, he pointed his team-mate Igor Kurt on position 2, Stefan Hagemann also managed to place 3rd and came onto the podium. The Best team was Fabian and Igor Kurt Straub as a "Masters of disaster". Once again, our congratulations!


The podium
1.Fabian STRAUB
2.Igor KURT
3.Stefan HAGEMANN
See the results

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MosCon 2009 : The first Russian tournament

For the first tournament in Russia, 15 players were there, most of them were Russian (10). Some foreigners did the trip for the event (Gwen Maggi, Edi Birsan, Alex Lebedev).
6 boards were played during 3 rounds, and a solo was done by Edi Birsan with the Germany.
Edi Birsan became the first Russian Champion of Diplomacy, followed by Gwen Maggi and Alex Lebedev. The Ukrainian player, Viktor Krivizjuk, took the fourth place and the russian player, Jurij Tvardovskij, finished fifth.
Edi Birsan won the players' Choice and the Best Strategist award. Gwen Maggi was the best Tactician and Alex Lebedev the best Strategist.

1.Edi BIRSAN
2.Gwen MAGGI
3.Alex LEBEDEV

See the results

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Coupe du Dragon 2009 : The belgian step is over and the champion is ...


The winner, Philippe Dumay

21 players were in Mons for the Belgian Championship : 11 Belgian, 6 French, 3 German, 1 Dutch. 7 boards were played during 3 rounds.
Philippe Dumay became the Belgian Champion, with the same score as René Van Rooijen, but the best single score. René was second, for the second time this year. It was the case during the EuroDipCon. With only one point less, Jérôme Charon finished third! Nicolas Ianiri was the best Belgium with his fourth place and Fabian Straub, the best German with his fifth place.
The most infamous traitor was the so sweet Philippe Dumay... Pay Attention to the Bear! The Best Tactician and the Best Diplomat was the Fabian Straub. Geoffroy Hallaux was the most pleasant player, the one with which everyone wants to play.

1.Philippe DUMAY
2.René VAN ROOIJEN
3.Jérôme CHARON

See the results


The best German of the tournament (5th), Fabian Straub

The beautiful city of Mons, Belgium.

Our poor tournament director, is playing!

The organisation team with Laurent Dumont (without voice), Nicolas Ianiri (who repeated everything loudly) and Benjamin Grenier (drinking).

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Somewhere in Europe, we've played to Diplomacy

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The French Championship of Diplomacy 2009 : The final of the Grand Prix 2009

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The upcoming tounaments of Diplomacy

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The future of the World Diplomacy Database

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The statistics of 2008

EuroDipCon 2009 : We are waiting for YOU

The EuroDipCon 2009 will take place in Bonn from July 31 to August 2nd. As usual, the German hobby will organise one of the most enjoyable event of the year, so don't miss it and register as soon as possible.

From André Ilievics :
We will play four rounds at a house called "Haus Annaberg" near Bonn, which is cosy and friendly place. You can see some pictures of it at http://www.annaberg.de/bilder.htm. It's definitely a great place to create a friendly and good atmosphere.
We offer packages starting from 66 € (6-bed-dorm) up to 109€ (single room) including tournament fees, free internet access, dinner on Friday evening, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning.
The convention begins Friday, 31/07/2009 and ends Sunday, 02/08/2009. The first round starts Friday at about 4 p.m. and the last rounds is sunday morning at about 10 a.m. You can check in Friady starting from about noon. Sunday's round will have a top board, and it will be possible to get through it even if you miss Friday's round.
We will have plenty of time for other games, hanging around or for visiting Bonn or Cologne. And I'm sure the will be some guys going out for night life as well. ;-)
The best place to fly to is Cologne/Bonn airport. But it might also possible for a limited number of people to give you a lift from Frankfurt to the venue. If you prefer to fly to Hahn, the low cost airlines airport, there is a bus shuttle to cologne and from the you will have a connections to Annaberg, but this will be very time consuming.
If you have an questions write us an email at edc@diplomacy-bund.de; we will be lucky to help you.

Andre Ilievics and the other: Stefan Unger, Julian Ziesing, Dirk Brüggemann, Daniel Leinich, Holger Schmalle, Frank Bacher

Website : Website in English
Location : Haus Annaberg, Annaberger Str. 400, 53175 Bonn, Germany.
Date : Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2
PreCon : BaltiCon (July 24-26)
AfterCon : Felix Austria (August 7-9)

WorldDipCon 2009 : Andrew Goff is the new World Champion


The winner : Andrew Goff

The WorldDipCon 2009 took place in Columbus, Ohio. 53 players attended to the event, including 2 Australian, 1 English, 1 French and 49 North American. There were 7 solos for 23 boards played during the whole tournament. Andrew Goff won with 3 wins, followed by the Dan "Small Dog" Lester with ONLY 2 wins. Jim O'Kelley took the third place with one win followed by Adam Sigal with one win too. The second European who did the trip (Me : Laurent Joly) finished at the 34th place (Yes, I know that is pretty poor!).
That is the third vitory of an Australian in a WorldDipCon and the first out of Australia!.
Andy Bartalone, Dan Lester and Mark "Washingon" Zoffel won the team competition.

See the results

The Next WorldDipCon will take place in Den Haag (The Hague) in the Netherlands at the end of July or beginning of August. More informations will be available soon.
The following WorldDipCon will take place in Sydney in Australia during the World Cup of Rugby at the end of September 2011. More informations will be available soon.


The second : Dan "Small Dog" Lester

The last results in Europe are...

The results
Utrecht Diplomacy Tournament 2009 (July 10-12)
Manorcon 2009 (July 17-19)
Balticon 2009 (July 24-26)

The next tournaments are...

To come...
EuroDipCon 2009 (July 31-August 2)
Felix Austria 2009 (August 6-9)
Moscow Tournament 2009 (August 15-16)
Tournoi de Marseille 2009 (September 19-20)
Pisa 2009 (September)
Championnat d'Ile de France 2009 (October 10)
Coupe du Dragon 2009 (October 17-18)
Waldkappel 2009 (November 13-15)
Championnat de France 2009 (December 18-20)

News about circuit in 2009

News about circuit
Grand Prix 2009 Vier-Chancen Tournee 2009 Tour de France 2009
Campionato Italo San Marinese 2009

Results of Circuit in 2008

Results of circuit
Grand Prix 2008 Vier-Chancen Tournee 2008 Tour de France 2008
Tour de Belgique 2008 Campionato Italo San Marinese 2008 Mediterranean Championship 2008

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The last results in Europe are...

Utrecht Diplomacy Tournament 2009 : Gwen Maggi is Back


The tournament's mascot

9 foreigners did the trip to play the Dutch step of the Grand Prix : 3 German, 3 Italian, 2 French, 1 Russian.
It was a really great weekend in Utrecht : play Diplomacy, drink and eat, have fun and night life for some of us.
But, like in Como, we are still looking for the girls!
Gwen Maggi won the tournament for his great return. André, Stefan and me did also a great tournament but not as good as Gwen.
Davide "Calimero" Cleopadre won the Calimero Prize... Is it a surprise? Did his reputation follow him?

1.Gwen MAGGI
2.André ILIEVICS
3.Stefan UNGER

See the results


The podium

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ManorCon 2009 : Small event this year

8 players participated to the tournament, including the French, from the Frioul Island, Gwen Maggi. There was 3 rounds of 1 board. Finally, Emeric Miszti won followed by Graeme Murphy and Gwen Maggi.

1.Emeric MISZTI
2.Graeme MURPHY
3.Gwen MAGGI

See the results

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BaltiCon 2009 : Niclas Perez is the new Swedish Champion


On left, Niclas Perez, the new Swedish Champion
Tallinn

14 players (1 Russian, 3 French, 10 Swedish) were there for the cruise between Stockholm and Tallinn. 4 Swedish champions : Emmanuel du Pontavice (2008), Gwen Maggi (2007), Simon Fagerstedt (2005), Jens Persson (1997).

During the trip between Stockholm and Tallinn, we've played the first round. Niclas Perez and Gwen Maggi topped their board. We had a great buffet the evening and we wasn't able to eat everything, so sad! And finnaly, we spent the night in the disco!

Arrived to Tallinn, we visited the city. During the trip between Tallinn and Stockholm, we've played the second round. Niclas Perez and Jens Persson topped their board. The winner of the tournament is, without any surprise, Niclas Perez! Well done Niclas!

The last night in the boat was really great. Thank you to Dennis for this great tournament and cruise (even if the Swedish likes to lie and to kill me :) ).

1.Niclas PEREZ
2.Jens PERSSON
3.Emmanuel DU PONTAVICE

See the results


The Boat that we took for the cruise
Tallinn

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The upcoming tounaments of Diplomacy

Felix Austria 2009 : August 6-9

The Felix Austria is the AfterCon of the EuroDipCon 2009
Dear friends and participants of the Felix Austria Tournament (FAT),
We would like to invite you to this years FAT from THU 6th to SUN 9th August 2009. It will also be our glorious return to Herrgottschnitzerhaus at the Hohe Wand Natural Ressort. As always, after a competitive day of Diplomacy, our evenings are free to socialize and play.
The price for the whole weekend (3 days, full board) is from 60.- to 150.- Euro, depending on your need for comfort. There are less places than ever available, so the sooner you register, the better.
!!!Special offer: the first five non-austrian participants to register get their weekend in the lowest category for free! True story!!!
For further informations, please take a look at the website.
or contact us : office@tu-felix-austria.org
See you soon,
Sebastia Beer

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MosCon 2009 : August 15-16

The Moscow Tournament will be the first Russian step of the Grand Prix. Welcome to the Russian in the Grand Prix.
Here it is what we have right now:
- dates: 15-16 August 3 games (still to decide if the 2 games on saturday will be palyed morning - evening or evening - night ).
- place. everything is arranged, I have only to place the map on the site and write a little how to reach.
- the hotel is still on hold. It has to be cheap and near the venue: not an easy task. It'll be possible perhaps to stay at some russian players house.
- the invitation. we'll have in a day or two have the contacts for the agency, which can provvide the invitation (it'll cost 900 rubles something about 20-25 Eur), which is needed in order to get a visa.
I think it's all for now.
Alex Lebedev

For more informations, contact Alex Lebedev or see the website.

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Tournoi de Marseille 2009 : September 19-20

Gwen Maggi will organise the tournament in Marseille on September 19-20 on the Frioul Island. For more informations, contact Gwen Maggi

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Pisa 2009 : September

The tournament of Pisa will be the final step of the Campionato Italo-San Marinese 2009. The fight for the first place will continue between Marco Ferrari and Giuseppe Salerno. Good luck to us ;-).
For more informations, contact Luca Pazzaglia, president of the Italian Diplomacy Association

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Championnat d'Ile de France 2009 : October 10

The Championnat d'Ile de France will take place on October 10 (2 rounds). It will be organise by Romain Parmentier, Mélina Parmentier and Philippe Dumay. More informations will be available soon.

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Coupe du Dragon 2009 : October 17-18

The Brussels Cup won't take place this year. The lonely Belgian will be the Coupe du Dragon in Mons. It will take place on October 17-18 and it will be the Begian Championship, a step of the Grand Prix and of the Tour de France. More informations will be available soon.

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Waldkappel 2009 : November 13-15

Waldkappel will be the Final step of the Vier Chancen Tournee. It will be also a great tournament (as usual!!).
Date : 13.11.2009 - 15.11.2009
Place : Waldkappel
Contact : Stefan Unger, Julian Ziesing, Dirk Brüggemann, Daniel Leinich, Holger Schmalle
EMail : vorstand@diplomacy-bund.de

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Championnat de France 2009 : December 18-20

The French Championship of Diplomacy will be th final step of the Grand Prix and of the Tour de France.
We will keep the same organisation with some improvement in the rules. More informations will be available on the website very soon.

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News about circuit in 2009

European Grand Prix 2009

The European Grand Prix 2009 will have the same rules than in 2008. You can find it on the Grand Prix's section. A team can have two or three players. If you want to register a team, send me an email at jolylaur1@hotmail.com.
The Grand Prix will have 11 steps in 10 countries.
No step will take place in Finland, Switzerland, Israel, Norway, Czech Republic, Ireland and Turkey. Pierre-Yves Franzetti, the Swiss organiser, said that his step will be back in 2010. It was impossible to have a location this year.

Country Date Tournament Place Contact
July 31-Aug 2 EuroDipCon Bonn, Germany EDC Organisers
August 6-9 Felix Austria Hohe Wand Clara Bretschneider, Sebastian Beer
August 15-16 MosCon I Moscow Alex Lebedev
October 17-18 Coupe du Dragon Mons Laurent Dumont
December 18-20 French Championship Paris Laurent Joly

After 6 steps, Gwen Maggi is in first position (3700 pts) followed by Alex Lebedev (2700 pts) and Marco Ferrari (2600 pts). The first team is "La vie est injuste !" with 6875 pts followed by the team of Marco, Frank and André with 4850 pts.

Date Country Tournament Place Nb of Players Winner
May 15-17 San Marino Con San Marino 16
Leonardo QUIRINI
June 13-14 Diplomacy Over the Lake Brunate 15
Marcello CIANCIO
June 12-14 BerliCon Berlin 17
Jan BADURCZIK
July 10-12 Utrecht Diplomacy Tournament Utrecht 15
Gwen MAGGI
July 17-19 ManorCon Leicester 8
Emeric MISZTI
July 24-25 BaltiCon During a cruise 14
Niclas PEREZ

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

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Vier-Chancen Tournee 2009

There will be 6 steps in Austria, Germany, Holland and France. You can find all the informations on the Vier-Chancen Tournee's section. For more informations, contact the DDB.

Country Date Tournament Place Contact
July 31-Aug 2 EuroDipCon Bonn, Germany EDC Organisers
August 6-9 Felix Austria Hohe Wand Clara Bretschneider, Sebastian Beer
November 13-15 Waldkappel Waldkappel André Ilievics

After 3 steps, Daniel Leinich (winner of the Chil Con Out III) is at the first place with 1156 pts followed by René Van Rooijen with 1018 pts.

DateCountryTournamentPlaceNb of playersWinner
May 2-3 Sommet Franco-Allemand Metz 7
Emmanuel DU PONTAVICE
June 12-14 BerliCon Berlin 17
Jan BADURCZIK
July 10-12 Utrecht Diplomacy Tournament Utrecht 15
Gwen MAGGI

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Tour de France 2009

There will be 9 steps. You can find all the informations on the Tour de France's section. For more informations, contact Emmanuel du Pontavice.

Country Date Tournament Place Contact
September 19-20 Dip On the Beach Marseille Gwen Maggi
October 17-18 Coupe du Dragon Mons Laurent Dumont
November ??-?? Open de Gascogne, French Cup Agen Xavier Perraudin
December 18-20 Championnat de France Paris Laurent Joly, Emmanuel du Pontavice, Xavier Blanchot

After 5 steps, Emmanuel du Pontavice is in first place with 2208 pts (3 victories in 5 tournaments!). Romain Parmantier is second with 1338 pts and Yann Clouet is third with 1229 pts.

DateCountryTournamentPlaceNb of playersWinner
February 14-15 Coppa Garibaldi Cannes 11
Emmanuel DU PONTAVICE
February 21-22 Anjou Feu Avrillé 16
Romain PARMANTIER
May 2-3 Sommet Franco-Allemand Metz 7
Emmanuel DU PONTAVICE
May 30-June 1 Trou Normand 2 Armentières-sur-Avre 25
Emmanuel DU PONTAVICE
July 11-13 Open du FLIP Parthenay 20
Alexandre PIGNON

You can find the complete results on the website.

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Campionato Italo San Marinese 2009

There will be 4 steps in Italy and 1 step in San Marino. You can find all the informations on the Campionato Italo San Marinese's section. For more informations, contact Luca Pazzaglia, president of the Italian Diplomacy Association.

Country Date Tournament Place Contact
September Pisa Pisa Stefano Grisolia

Before the 4th step in Como, Marco Ferrari and Giuseppe Salerno were very closed. After the 4th step, Marco Ferrari (5100 pts) took a good advantage on Giuseppe Salerno (3850 pts), Alex Lebedev (3600 pts) and Marcello Ciancio (3200 pts).

Date Country Tournament Place Nb of Players Winner
January 24-25 Udine Udine 12
Marco FERRARI
March 14-15 Terni Terni 15
Giuseppe SALERNO
May 15-17 San Marino Con San Marino 16
Leonardo QUIRINI
June 13-14 Diplomacy Over the Lake Brunate 15
Marcello CIANCIO

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Results of circuit in 2008

Grand Prix 2008 : Final results

207 players participated to the Grand Prix 2008 (272 for the Grand Prix 2007) : 46 French, 34 German, 24 English, 24 Italian, 21 Swedish, 13 Irish, 13 Dutch, 10 Belgian, 8 Austrian, 3 Czech, 2 Canadian, 2 American, 2 Norwegian, 1 San Marinese, 1 Russian, 1 Australian.
We had more travelers but less steps : 21 persons played 3 steps or more (14 in 2007) and 11 steps in 10 countries (14 steps in 13 countries in 2007). Unfortunatly, there was no step in Switzerland, Denmark and Norway. The Irish step was back to the Grand Prix.

Date Country Tournament Place Nb of Players Winner
Feb 28-Mar 2 Leprecon, Irish NDC Dublin 13
Emmanuel DU PONTAVICE
Troy O'DONOGHUE
April 11-13 EuroDipCon Brunate, Italy 28
Luca PAZZAGLIA
May 1-4 Swedish NDC Linköping 22
Emmanuel DU PONTAVICE
May 16-18 San Marino Con San Marino 14
Alex LEBEDEV
July 5-6 Utrecht Diplomacy Tournament Utrecht 19
Emmanuel DU PONTAVICE
July 25-27 Manorcon Leicester 23
Mick DUNNETT
August 8-10 BerliCon Berlin 33
Fabian STRAUB
August 14-17 WorldDipCon Vienna 63
Julian ZIESING
October 25-26 Coupe de Bruxelles Bruxelles 12
Emmanuel DU PONTAVICE
November 8-9 Fossombrone Fossombrone 16
Davide CLEOPADRE
December 13-14 Championnat de France Paris 55
Marvin LEFEBVRE

Emmanuel du Pontavice won the Grand Prix with 4 victories (Ireland, Sweden, Netherland, Belgium). Fabian Straub finished second followed by Luca Pazzaglia and Gwen Maggi. The trophies were given at the end ot the Final step in Paris (8 of the top 10 were there).

Individual Competition
1stEmmanuel du Pontavice7771.3 pts(Won the Irish NDC, the Swedish NDC, in Utrecht and in Bruxelles)
2ndFabian Straub5100 pts(Won the German NDC, 2rd in Bruxelles)
3rdLuca Pazzaglia4872.6 pts(Won the EDC, 2nd in San Marino)
4thGwen Maggi4121.6 pts(2nd of the French NDC, 3rd of the EDC)
5thRené Van Rooijen4024.4 pts(2nd of the Italian NDC, 3rd in Utrecht)
6thDavide Cleopadre3450 pts(Won the Italian NDC)
7thAlex Lebedev3215.3 pts(Won the San MarinoCon)
8thDennis Andersson2500 pts(2nd of the BerliCon, 4th of the WDC)
9thStefan Unger2324.3 pts(2nd in Utrecht)
10thCyrille Sevin2246.1 pts(2nd of the WDC)

The podium : Luca, Emmanuel and Fabian

In the team competition, la vie est injuste ! (Emmanuel du Pontavice, Gwen Maggi, Frédéric Coste) won for the second time.

Team Competition
1st La vie est injuste! 9155 pts
Emmanuel du Pontavice (1th)
Gwen Maggi (4th)
Frédéric Coste (n.c.)
2nd Pizza Mandolino Mamma 6904 pts
Giovanni Cesarini (149th)
Davide Cleopadre (7th)
Luca Pazzaglia (3rd)
3rd ??? 5441 pts
André Ilievics (20th)
Frank Oosterom (15th)
René Van Rooijen (5th)

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

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Vier-Chancen Tournee 2008 : Final results

This year, there were 6 steps in Germany, Austria, Holland and France. 115 players of 14 differents nationalities participated to Vier-Chancen 2008. Gwen Maggi, fourth of the Grand Prix, won it. You can find the complete results on the website.

DateCountryTournamentPlaceNb of playersWinner
February 23-24 Sommet Franco-Allemand Metz 19
Gwen Maggi
May 17-18 Chill Con Out Hannover 14
Stefan Hagemann
July 5-6 Utrecht Diplomacy Tournament Utrecht 19
Emmanuel du Pontavice
August 8-10 BerliCon Berlin 33
Fabian Straub
August 15-17 Felix Austria, WDC Vienna 63
Julian Ziesing
November 22-23 HessenCon Waldkappel 23
Frank Oschmiansky
Individual Competition
1stGwen Maggi3646 pts
2ndStefan Unger3491 pts
3rdEmmanuel du Pontavice2925 pts
4thFabian Straub2370 pts
5thDaniel Leinich2305 pts
6thJulian Ziesling2154 pts
7thRené Van Rooijen2100 pts
8thDirk Bruggemann2086 pts
9thFrank Oosterom2084 pts
10thAndré Ilievics1995 pts
Team Competition
1st Nevada C VIE-PAR (d) 6537 pts Gwen Maggi
Emmanuel du Pontavice
2nd Die Unbesieglosen 5269 pts Stefan Unger
Julian Ziesling
3rd uiesce beatha 3762 pts René Van Rooijen
André Ilievics

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Tour de France 2008 : Final results

This year, there were 6 steps in France and Belgium. 101 players of 9 differents nationalities participated to the Tour de France 2008. Gwen Maggi won the Tour de France. You can find the complete results on the website.

DateCountryTournamentPlaceNb of playersWinner
February 16-17 Coppa Garibaldi Cannes 14
Gwen Maggi
February 23-24 Sommet Franco-Allemand Metz 19
Gwen Maggi
July 12-14 Open du FLIP Parthenay 21
Philippe Dumay
September 13-14 Coupe de France Marseille 26
Alex Lebedev
October 11-12 Coupe du Dragon Mons 22
Philippe Coic
December 13-14 Championnat de France Paris 55
Marvin Lefebvre
Individual Competition
1stGwen Maggi2039 pts(Won in Cannes and Metz, 2nd of the French NDC)
2ndAlexandre Pignon1783 pts(2nd in Mons, 3rd in Metz)
3rdPhilippe Dumay1505 pts(Won in Parthenay)
4thLuca Pazzaglia1364 pts(2nd in Marseille, Top board of the French NDC)
5thEmmanuel du Pontavice1295 pts(3rd in Cannes)
6thAlex Lebedev1290 pts(Won in Marseille)
7thAlexandre Godfroy1197 pts(3rd of the French NDC)
8thPhilippe Coic1185 pts(Won in Mons)
9thFabrice Essner1096 pts(4th in Marseille)
10thCyril Cotet1034 pts(2nd in Parthenay)
10thDavid Thomae1034 pts(4th in Mons)

Gwen Maggi and Alexandre Pignon

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Tour de Belgique 2008 : Final results

The second Tour de Belgique had 3 steps (Namur, Mons and Bruxelles). 30 players of 4 differents nationalities participated to the Tour de Belgique 2008. Bertrand Lelangue won it. You can find the complete results on the website.

DateCountryTournamentPlaceNb of playersWinner
May 10 DiploNam Namur 7
Bertrand Lelangue
October 11-12 Coupe du Dragon Mons 22
Philippe Coïc
October 25-26 Coupe de Bruxelles Louvain-la-neuve 12
Emmanuel du Pontavice

Individual Competition
1stBertrand Lelangue143.8 pts
2ndDomitien Gillet114.6 pts
3rdEmmanuel du Pontavice109.9 pts
4thLaurent Dumont92.9 pts
5thPhilippe Coïc71.5 pts
6thDavid Thomae47.1 pts
7thAlexandre Pignon41 pts
8thNicolas Ianiri36.9 pts
9thPierre Balthazar36.2 pts
10thFabian Straub33.5 pts

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Campionato Italo San Marinese 2008 : Final results

This year, there were 6 steps in Italy and San Marino. 48 players of 7 differents nationalities participated to CISD 2008. Luca Pazzaglia, the European Champion, won it. You can find the complete results on the website.

DateCountryTournamentPlaceNb of playersWinner
April 11-13 EuroDipCon Brunate 28
Luca Pazzaglia
May 16-18 San Marino Con San Marino 14
Alex Lebedev
June 28-29 Pisa Pisa 7
Giovanni Giudici
September 27-28 Italian NDC Terni 7
Luca Pazzaglia
October 18-19 MilanCon Milan 13
Marco Ferrari
November 8-9 Fossombrone Fossombrone 13
Davide Cleopadre

Individual Competition
1stLuca Pazzaglia7700 pts
2ndDavide Cleopadre4700 pts
3rdDaniele Belardinelli3950 pts
4thMarco Ferrari3800 pts
5thAlex Lebedev3592 pts
6thGiovanni Giudici3418 pts
7thLeonardo Quirini3200 pts
8thStefano Grisolia2950 pts
9thGiuseppe Salerno2450 pts
10thGwen Maggi1900 pts

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Mediterranean Championship 2008 : Final results

This year, there were 4 steps around the Mediterranean Sea (France, Italy and San Marino). 50 players of 7 differents nationalities participated to the Mediterranean Championship 2008. Luca Pazzaglia, the European Champion, won it. You can find the complete results on the website.

DateCountryTournamentPlaceNb of playersWinner
February 16-17 Coppa Garibaldi Cannes 14
Gwen Maggi
April 11-13 EuroDipCon Brunate 28
Luca Pazzaglia
September 13-14 Coupe de France Marseille 26
Alex Lebedev
October 18-19 MilanCon Milan 13
Marco Ferrari

Individual Competition
1stLuca Pazzaglia2150 pts
2ndGwen Maggi1916.5 pts
3rdMarco Ferrari1633.9 pts
4thDaniele Belardinelli1595 pts
5thDavide Cleopadre1574.5 pts
6thAlex Lebedev1531 pts
7thEmmanuel du Pontavice1483.3 pts
8thAndré Ilievics1057.4 pts
9thGiuseppe Salerno1006 pts
10thFabrice Essner905.7 pts

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