Date   : 06/15/2009    Duedate: 06/27/2009


DM-2    TURN-508

This Weeks Top Honors


(2-5486) [28-20-1,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GALLORDIN                      POSITION IS EMPTY
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          
(2-5486) [28-20-1,120]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GALLORDIN                      GOLDINA
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5486) [28-20-1,120]         (2-5563) [8-5-0,39]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL ARMS (658)            39
2. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       20      STEEL ARMS (658)
3. DEADLY DANCERS (424)        19      Unchartered Team
5. MASTERS OF SAND (636)        0      DARK AS DAY (375)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*PEANUT BUTTER FUDG (657)  31  14  1 68.9   1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    11  4 0
 2/ 2 STEEL ARMS (658)          20  13  2 60.6   2/ 3 STEEL ARMS (658)          8  0 1
 3/ 4 DEADLY DANCERS (424)      18  20  1 47.4   3/ 4 DEADLY DANCERS (424)      4  2 0
 4/ 3 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    689 774 22 47.1   4- 2*PEANUT BUTTER FUDG (657)  3  7 0
 5- 5 MASTERS OF SAND (636)     33  43  0 43.4   5- 5 MASTERS OF SAND (636)     0  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                       <--+O+--> Peanut Butter Fudge <--+O+-->

     Brandy sat painting her toenails a glossy pink with a foot propped up on the
window sill.  She'd recently had her hair trimmed to make sure there was no beehive
effect.  "Come in," she called distractedly in answer to a knocking at her door.
"Oh, hi, Gavin."
     Gavin hopped up to sit on the corner of her desk and smiled disarmingly.  His
features were more cute than handsome.  He had on a holey pair of baggy jeans, a dark
blue tee-shirt with the G.I. Joe logo proudly displayed, an old, frayed orange ball
cap worn backwards, and beat-up pair of airwalks on his feet.  If not for the
shrewdness in his eyes, one might assume him to be a five-foot-tall thirteen-year-
     "How's my favorite duelist faring?" he asked, swinging his feet nonchalantly.
     Brandy spared him a glance and rolled her eyes at him.  "Your NEW favorite, you
mean.  As soon as Bubba gets his record back up, you'll be fawning all over him
     She set her paints down and studied her work.  "That's assuming I lose my
record, though."
     "You're doing well, no one can doubt that... for now.  Your brother, too."
     She huffed and turned to him.  "My brother is a thick-skinned, strong-armed,
stuck-on-honor teddy bear.  He shouldn't even be in there."
     She met his eyes as she forded onward.  "He's got too big of a heart for
fighting.  Still, you talked him right into it with his foolish pride.  Sending him
up against Gallordin was stupid.  He isn't ready."  She lowered her gaze to avoid
seeing the anger kindling in Gavin's dark eyes.
     "Stupid?  Gallordin has, what, forty fights on Bubba?  Reckless, maybe...
dangerous, yes, but never... never stupid."
     Brandy bit her lip to collect her thoughts.  She knew it wasn't her place to
second-guess her manager, but... "Plate armor was stupid."
     Gavin paused, his legs ceasing their swinging as he let out a bark of laughter.
"Yes, plate armor was a bit much," he conceded.
     "And helm.  My brother doesn't like his vision obstructed.  I wouldn't have gone
heavier than scale," she stated firmly as she put away her things.
     "I'm your best fighter... I wouldn't be here if you hadn't suckered my brother
with your illusions of fortune and fame."
     "Illusions?" Gavin replied lightly.  "Don't play coy with me, Brandy.  I've
never lied to any of you.  You also know that my illusions are all possible and very
     "Just as real as the possible consequences of pursuing those illusions."  She
threw open the lid to her trunk and begin sifting through the clothing angrily.
     Gavin tilted his head to the side slightly as he mulled over her words.  He
would have to watch her in the future.  She was no fool, as she might have others
believe.  He searched her face for clues and calculated each movement as it came to
him.  "So Bubba lost, I expected him to... everyone did.  Hell, the odds were thirty-
two to one.  Everyone expected him to lose."
     He watched her toss items on the bed and swung his legs back and forth
patiently.  If it was a waiting game she wanted, she'd lose.  His shoelace had come
untied and made a click-click with each swing of the foot.
     She tossed down a silk blouse and took a deep breath to stir up her courage.  "I
want you to free Bubba from his obligations, sever his contract, and let him go
     "Do you think me to have lost all my senses?"
Brandy balked and slammed the trunk lid with a loud BANG!  She whirled on him as her
anger flared.  "You leave him alone!  He plays down his wounds claiming they're
nothing.  He puts on a brave face but I'm the one who tends those wounds.  He's going
to end up with Eio or... worse."
     Gavin locked his gaze onto hers, keeping his silence until he saw the false
courage the anger had stoked to embolden her flee.  She lowered her head and sat
heavily on the edge of the bed.
     "I'll win, I'll beat Gallordin or whatever else.  Just let him go," she
     Gavin pondered her words.  He knew how to listen.  He also knew that sometimes
it was what someone doesn't say that's important.  What she didn't say was, "Or else
I won't do any of those things because that's what you want and then my brother and I
are going home."  Brandy was stuck up but likeable in her own way.  Had she, in her
fury, considered his "or else"?  Perhaps, Gavin thought.  She may even think she
could beat the DA.  Perhaps she could... but if her brother, she'd be right behind.
     "He, you, everyone fights who I want."  He slid off the desk and walked in front
of her eye to eye.  "If he fights difficult matches he learns more and faster.  That
keeps him alive.  If he was good enough, he'd cut them to bloody ribbons before they
could hurt him.  You said it yourself.  You hardly get hit.  So, teach him.  Don't
waste my time with your whining."  Gavin swept her clothing off the bed and rounded
on her.  "Stop going out whoring yourself around each night and save your brother."
     Brandy's eyes widened as her face turned three shades of red.  She opened her
mouth to reply only to clamp it back down again as the emotions were warring within
     The entire episode was so comical it was all Gavin could do not to burst into
laughter.  He did allow a small grin, though.  Brandy clenched her jaw and flung open
the trunk to toss the clothes back in.  Then, in a moment of rebellious outrage,
flung them back out.
     "What I do on my off time is none of your business.  Besides, Bubba won't listen
to me anyway.  I teach him to thrust, he swings wide like he's trying to swat flies.
I show him a riposte, he charges instead.  It's hopeless."  She seemed to deflate but
then flung her hands to her hips.  "And I am NOT whoring."
     Gavin raised his hands a moment in defeat and thrust his hands into his pockets.
"Alright, have it your own way.  Look, I can't promise anything with your brother.
Don't look at me like that.  You know I wouldn't intentionally hurt any of my
fighters.  You're training to be made immortal, if you remember.  Chaos gates,
monsters."  Gavin shook his hands over his head emulating his best boogey man pose.
     "Sorry, Gav, you're right," Brandy sighed.
     He smiled again, glad he'd won this battle.  "So who are you seeing tonight?"
     Brandy turned to gather the clothing to hid her face.  "Eio at the hospital."
     Gavin grinned, having planned the same thing, but couldn't resist to press her
     "I didn't know they had conjugal visits at the hospital," he chimed.
     "Gavin!  Oh, my god..." she had the decency to blush, "I don't date team
     "I wonder if Lilly thinks the same.  She's been hanging around Bubba a lot."
     Brandy seemed momentarily stunned.  Then, she narrowed her eyes and marched to
the door.  "She better not!  Those numbers after her name have NOTHING to do with
gladiating, I promise you."
     Gavin grinned big at that.
     "Now go.  I have to change.  Lilly, hmmph!"

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 625): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 507): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 631): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 626): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 626): WHISPER WALK of MY LITTLE TRIBE (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 629): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 619): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 615): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 586): EVA MENDES of GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 578): REDD CORVAITT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 562): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): HASARCH of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 463): FYRE SWORD of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 507): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 625): LAB EXPERIMENTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 507): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 631): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 626): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 626): MY LITTLE TRIBE (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 619): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 615): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 586): GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 578): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 562): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): AMAZON ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 463): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 211): FEARSOME LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 507) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): BIMBETTE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           SLYTHR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
                           WHITMAN of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 234): KIRRALA of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I salute you, Bubba Bender, for an excellent effort, and for having worked your
way up to the point where the handicapper would consider you for a title match.
Perhaps another time.


                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
NIANIA brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see GLOCK win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, VETERAN 
MERCENARY beat GROND and GROND lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, NIANIA may be getting bland, as GALLORDIN stays top dog 
in the city.  Jim's Tap Room, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do 
they get this stuff?  From NIANIA's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like STEEL ARMS avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, GOLDINA was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that 
ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for NIANIA's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the NIANIA arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALLORDIN 5486               28  20  1   120       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRANDY PINKERTON 5565         8   1  1    88       PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (657)
 KESTRATLAK 5511              22  14  0    80       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 GROND 5540                   16  12  0    80       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 GULBY 5558                   13   6  1    80       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-BUBBA BENDER 5566             6   3  0    73       PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (657)
-EIO YUE 5568                  6   3  0    71       PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (657)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO-STEP 3426                 5   4  1    58       DEADLY DANCERS (424)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAW 5574                      8   1  0    49       STEEL ARMS (658)
 GOLDINA 5563                  8   5  0    39       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 GLOCK 5571                    5   4  1    39       STEEL ARMS (658)
-HAUS HEUS 5567                5   4  0    36       PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (657)
-LILLY PEPPER 5564             6   3  0    35       PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (657)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUGER 5576                    3   4  0    31       STEEL ARMS (658)
 LOMBATTA 3970                 2   1  0    27       DEADLY DANCERS (424)
 BARETTA 5573                  4   2  1    25       STEEL ARMS (658)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISCO DAN 3938                3   2  0    21       DEADLY DANCERS (424)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I'm incredibly proud of my warriors thus far, even the recent 1-4 round.  Damn the
record, those were some tough battles.  Well done as well, warriors of the
Goldenfist.  By the way, isn't it time for Gallordin to graduate?  It would make our
lives so much easier! -- Gavin Rule, P.B.F.

Goldina -- You're as deadly as you are lovely.  How dare Lilly strike you.  I'm glad
you bested her.  Honey mead it is!  Then perhaps I can ease your mind and then your
hurts. -- Haus

You're so lame, Haus.  I almost had you, Goldina, I think.  Those face shots weren't
very nice though.  Do you know how much makeup it takes to cover that stuff up?  No,
you wouldn't.  I imagine your idea of dressing up is a pair of trousers, clay on the
face and fish oil behind the ear. *smirk*  But if you want to learn, just ask. --
Lilly Pepper

Eio Yue -- It's probably significant of something that in naming you, your manager
left out the Ae Eye.  But as to what the significance is, no idea. -- Grond

Brandy Pinkerton -- Yep, well, we're obviously talking about very GOOD brandy here.
It'd be a shame to get drunk on it, but I do enjoy a sip now and then. -- Kestratlak

Haus Heus -- Hmm, you probably need a haus frau to get things into balance. -- Gulby

Two-Step -- I bet there were more than two steps there. -- Goldina

Time to answer the copious, small-type personals in the preceding newsletter does not
appear to be with us today.  Sorry about that, but it happens. -- Jorja

We're shooting for the charter, expensive business.  Eio's run-in with Grond landed
him under the care of Doctor Smiley.  A warhammer to the knee is nothing to scoff at!
We regret having to miss the next turn, mostly due to gathering finances.  We made it
six months on $50!  Maybe I'll name my next team Penniless.  Welcome Steel Arm and
Death Dancers; it's a pleasure to see new faces. -- Gavin Rule, P.B.F.

Gallordin -- Sometimes learning what NOT to do is even more important.  I hate
feeling like a sardine. -- Bender
P.S.  The difference between loitering and littering is:  one assumes you're hanging
around against someone else's wishes; the other assumes you're just lying around
because you're trash.  Not that *I* would insinuate that.  I've lost twice to you

Kestratlak -- Momma told me the key to bringing a man to his knees was his stomach
and groin.  Guess she was right.  I'd give up and scream in pain, too. -- Brandy

Gulby -- Why must you vex me? -- Haus

Disco Dan -- Disco is SOOO yesterday.  Thought I'd show you some new dance steps,
sugar.  I hope you were paying attention.  I rarely dance for free. -- Lilly

Jorja -- I had to keep up the record and awards just so I could afford to play.
Hopefully, when I return in a turn or two, I can concentrate more on skills.  Also,
neither of my questions were answered.  Should I send them again? -- Gavin

     Probably.  Although if it's about the Question of the Week you submitted, it's
     only just appeared in Aruak City.  We're thinking of posting it to Lapur, also,
     as that is currently a more active arena.

Kestratlak -- Actually, my brother's name is Aey, how did you know?  My friends
always got a kick when Dad called us in for dinner.  He did have a rather morbid
sense of humor.  My sister was lest fortunate.  I hope she gets married soon.  Her
name's Wye Yue.  Do I know you from somewhere? -- Eio

Law -- I see you have a nice record, almost as good as mine.  Our time off should
give you the chance to catch up.  Then I'd be curious to see who wins out of the two
of us.  Of course, a gentleman would let the lady win, but I won't hold you to that.
'Kay? -- Brandy

Great start in Niania, Steel Arms, and a good showing, Dancers.  Feel free to diplo
advice, bad jokes, boredom, etc. -- Gavin Rule, Peanut Butter Fudge

All -- Does anybody have a clue on successfully running an AB?  Granted, I'm doing
okay, have some good ideas and a few resources, but I'd love to hear it from "the
horse's mouth," so to speak.  I mean... with little decise, only some rip, and
moderate defenses....  Sure, you can land some hard, precise blows.  If you get to
swing.  Anyone? -- Gavin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DISCO DAN was devastated by GOLDINA in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GALLORDIN vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
KESTRATLAK lost to VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 2 minute gory master's brawl.
GROND was narrowly defeated by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody competition.
GULBY vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
LAW viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute gruesome fight.
TWO-STEP viciously subdued DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 1 minute duel.
GLOCK defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute duel.
BARETTA vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LUGER overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
LOMBATTA overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   1 -  1      90  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   3 -  1      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  15 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 508 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     GALLORDIN 5486             28  20  1  120 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
WALL OF STEEL    KESTRATLAK 5511            22  14  0   80 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
BASHING ATTACK   GROND 5540                 16  12  0   80 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
STRIKING ATTACK  GULBY 5558                 13   6  1   80 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
SLASHING ATTACK  TWO-STEP 3426               5   4  1   58 DEADLY DANCERS (424)
LUNGING ATTACK   LAW 5574                    8   1  0   49 STEEL ARMS (658)
AIMED BLOW       GLOCK 5571                  5   4  1   39 STEEL ARMS (658)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GALLORDIN 5486.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GOLDINA 5563.  The ten other most popular fighters were GALLORDIN 5486, GROND 
5540, TWO-STEP 3426, GULBY 5558, LAW 5574, GLOCK 5571, KESTRATLAK 5511, LUGER 5576, 
LOMBATTA 3970, and BARETTA 5573.

The least popular fighter this week was DISCO DAN 3938.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BARETTA 5573, LOMBATTA 3970, LUGER 5576, KESTRATLAK 5511, GLOCK 5571, 
LAW 5574, GULBY 5558, TWO-STEP 3426, GROND 5540, and GALLORDIN 5486.

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
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pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!