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This Week in Europe
Issue 6 May 18, 2007
The goal of this section is to give you all the informations about diplomacy in Europe.

San Marino Con : When the Grand Prix meet the CISD and Mediterranean Championship

This year, 22 players played the San Marino Con. 8 boards were played on 3 rounds. Alex Lebedev won the top board and, of course, the tournament. Giovanni Cessarini took the second place, followed by Gwen Maggi.
Results of the San Marino Con
Now, we have three players at the first place of the Grand Prix : Yann Clouet (victory in Belgium), Juho Malin (victory in Finland) and Alex Lebedev (victory in San Marino). Nobody played two tournaments, after these three first steps. That will probably change! For the team competition, the terrible Tri-nations is always at the first place and the new team composed by Gwen Maggi, Emmanuel du Pontavice and Frédéric Coste try to follow them! Good Luck to them.
Offical Website of the Grand Prix
It was also the first step of the Campionato Italo San Marinese. The next step will take place in Brunate, near Como, for Diplomacy over the Lake (June 2-3). Like me, come for this event!
Results of the Campionato Italo San Marinese
And, finally, this is the second step of the Mediterranean Championship. After his victory in Cannes and his third place in San Marino, Gwen Maggi stays the leader of the competition. Alex Levedev and Frédéric Coste follow him.
Offical Website of the Mediterranean Championship

BerliCon 007 : Results of the First step of the Vier-Chancen

The Vier-chancen 2007 is now launched. In Berlin, 35 players were here to try to take the first place of the Vier-Chancen. 14 boards were played on 3 rounds. For his third tournament in face-to-face, Ahmed Alagun won this BerliCon. Rene Van Rooijen took the second place followed by Markus Paeuser (winner of the Rheincon 2006). I think that it's useless to say that Ahmed take the first place of the Vier-Chancen.
Results of the BerliCon
Offical Website of the Vier-Chance Tournee

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

For the third year, now, Pierre-Yves will be happy to host you in Sierre for the Swiss Championship. This is also the fourth step of the Grand Prix and the second step of the Tour de France. The last year, 2 Italian players and 7 French players were very happy to come. We hope that we will see more players this year.
The tournament will take place in a beautiful place, 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.

Contact : Pierre-Yves Franzetti
Website : Official website

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 as many games as you want with or without negociation, during this two days. So, come and play! Don't forget that it will be a great occasion to play to other games too.
Contact : Laurent Joly and Emmanuel du Pontavice
Website : Gencon Paris
More informations : Website

Italian NDC : 6-7 octobre 2007

I wish to inform you that we have opened up the subscription for the Italian Diplomacy that will be held in Milan the 6 and 7 of October 2007. We have a totally new venue and can offer the usual italian hospitality.
We will organize the usual eating out the night of the Saturday.
The tournament remain with top table and an overall good level of playing.
So what are you waiting ? Come on on our reference website to subscribe: http://diplomacy.cleosolutions.com.
Then go to tournaments and subscribe to as many you like, there is also the Como tournament and the Terni's one.
Davide

World Diplomacy Championships 17 Aug 9th-12th, Vancouver BC

WDC 17 and North American Dipcon 40 August 9th-12th, Vancouver, British Columbia
Where does the time go? We are now three months out from the biggest Diplomacy event of the year.
Things are coming together nicely – Mr. Shields and I went to the convention site this past weekend, making sure everything is in order, and that we'll have some smooth sailing come August. As you should all know, we're featuring six full rounds of Diplomacy over 4 days. There's a lot to compete for – the World Title, the Dipcon Title, best team, best country – and it's a big year. This will be the 40th Dipcon, a tradition started back in 1967.
We have a lot of people signed up so far, but I know there's a lot of you out there planning to attend that are still getting your ducks in a row – please let me know if you will be attending. We want to be able to pick you up! If you already have confirmed with me, please take a moment and reserve you room. There is a variety of ways you can do this, you can call (1.888.822.1030), email, or do it on the web from this page. The actual link doesn't email so well.
We're mentioning this because there is only so many rooms available, and the university *will* start giving away our room block that are not reserved three weeks before the event. So please make sure to take 5 minutes and reserve. They do not charge you anything, and you can cancel your reservation without penalty up to 48 hours before the date. Being a college campus there are not a lot of lodging options nearby, and none of them are as cheap as the dorms.
There's a lot of information at www.vancouverdiplomacy.ca if you'd like to do some research.
We hope you can all make it – it's going to be a great event. Please feel free to email us with questions, we're here to help.
Thanks again, and see you in August!

Nathan Barnes, Matt Shields, Mike Hall


I hope to see a lot of European players in Vancouver. It will be probably the most important event of the year! So, YOU can't miss it!!
If you come for the WDC, I suggest you to try to play one or two other tournaments. The DragonFlight (Buz Eddy)will take place the weekend before the WDC in Seattle. The HuskyCon (Website) will take place the weekend after the WDC in New York.

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.
A board will be organised near Paris on May 23. You can find more informations on the French Forum.
Germany The next step of the Vier-Chancen Tournee will take place in Utrecht (June 23-24).
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.
Diplomacy Over the Lake will take place on June 1-2.
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.
Sweden The step of the Grand Prix will be in Borås (November 2-4).
The Netherland Ronald is ready to host you for the DomDipCup (June 23-24) in Utrecht.
The next Joker Dip, in Utrecht, will take place on May 28. More informations ont the Joker webiste.
The Switzerland Pierre-Yves invites you for the Swiss step of the Grand Prix in a beautiful place in Sierre (June 9-10). He hope to see you here! website

Written by Laurent Joly

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