DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 12/01/2006 Duedate: 12/14/2006 TRANSEL ARENA DM-6 TURN-566 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS MULLET DOG 071406AD (544) (6-6275) [8-0-0,102] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader NATASHA IVANOVA MULLET DOG YFEL STEORRA (519) 071406AD (544) (6-5984) [7-5-2,68] (6-6275) [8-0-0,102] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite AVIAN NATASHA IVANOVA WINGED LEGION (499) YFEL STEORRA (519) (6-6286) [4-2-0,31] (6-5984) [7-5-2,68] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM (198) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. WINGED LEGION (499) 31 2. BALTO (543) 27 YFEL STEORRA (519) 3. MACHINES OF WAR (540) 25 Unchartered Team 4. THE VOLS (545) 17 5. THE LADY'S LIST (395) 15 071406AD (544) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*071406AD (544) 8 0 0 100 1/ 3*THE VOLS (545) 6 4 0 2/ 0*BALTO (543) 2 0 0 100 2/ 1 YFEL STEORRA (519) 6 4 0 3- 2 DARK PANTHEON (317) 499 365 35 57.8 3/ 2 WINGED LEGION (499) 5 2 1 4/ 3*THE VOLS (545) 14 11 1 56.0 4/ 5*071406AD (544) 3 0 0 5/ 4 YFEL STEORRA (519) 26 22 3 54.2 5/ 4 MISFIT CREW (546) 3 7 0 6/ 5 WINGED LEGION (499) 53 45 1 54.1 6/ 6*MACHINES OF WAR (540) 3 10 0 7/ 6 THE LADY'S LIST (395) 289 321 17 47.4 7/ 0*BALTO (543) 2 0 0 8/ 7 MISFIT CREW (546) 20 27 6 42.6 8/ 8 THE LADY'S LIST (395) 2 4 0 9/ 8*MACHINES OF WAR (540) 7 24 0 22.6 9- 7 DARK PANTHEON (317) 1 2 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport. I doubt TRANSEL will ever be the same. The WINGED LEGION guild has had a 3-0-1 turn and deserves to be watched in the future. You never know where this kind of thing can lead. The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and MULLET DOG remains TRANSEL's top warrior for another turn. Can someone confirm a rumor for me? I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Sultan's Tent until they win. Maybe? He who challenges well, fights well. He who avoids without cause, shall lose for good reasons. My mama told me that one. I also notice that the DARK PANTHEON stable was the most avoided team this turn. Come on TRANSEL, what are you afraid of? And avoiding DARK PANTHEON more than any other team we find 071406AD. TRANSEL, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing? Well, sports fans, take notice that SATCHEL from THE LADY'S LIST was TRANSEL's most challenged warrior this turn. In a brave attempt, MINNIE PEARL from THE VOLS challenged up 21 points to fight CROCKER from the MISFIT CREW stable. MINNIE PEARL perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she bested CROCKER and ended up with 20 recognition points. AIAS TELAMONIOS of YFEL STEORRA had better have a good reason for challenging down 13 points in a challenge which he lost. I thought AIAS TELAMONIOS showed great skill and promise when he was beat by SATCHEL. All right, so I slept through it! Big deal! We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and shave it close? We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies. You know who you are; and it's considered rude. Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the sweetest. Well, I'm burning daylight here in TRANSEL and I've a long road ahead of me. Happy Trails. Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MULLET DOG 6275 8 0 0 102 071406AD (544) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -HOMOCULOUS 5798 14 5 0 118 DARK PANTHEON (317) -SKINWALKER 6043 9 2 2 105 DARK PANTHEON (317) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NATASHA IVANOVA 5984 7 5 2 68 YFEL STEORRA (519) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SATCHEL 6215 14 13 0 66 THE LADY'S LIST (395) RAY BROC 6107 7 1 1 61 YFEL STEORRA (519) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983 7 5 0 53 YFEL STEORRA (519) HOFFA 6216 11 16 0 49 THE LADY'S LIST (395) GEN. JACKSON 6285 5 1 1 49 THE VOLS (545) JUGGERNAUT 6252 5 0 0 47 MACHINES OF WAR (540) DRAGON 6246 6 2 0 42 WINGED LEGION (499) RALPH EMERY 6282 4 1 0 34 THE VOLS (545) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SIFRID 6135 3 1 0 33 YFEL STEORRA (519) AVIAN 6286 4 2 0 31 WINGED LEGION (499) MEAN TEA 6301 5 4 1 27 MISFIT CREW (546) -GRIMSTAR 6248 1 1 0 24 DARK PANTHEON (317) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ANGUS 6302 4 4 2 22 MISFIT CREW (546) FAIRY 6293 2 0 1 21 WINGED LEGION (499) MINNIE PEARL 6297 1 1 0 20 THE VOLS (545) MYRA 6306 4 5 2 19 MISFIT CREW (546) -FORLORN 6272 2 2 1 18 DARK PANTHEON (317) CROCKER 6305 4 5 0 17 MISFIT CREW (546) GROTHEN 6303 3 6 1 16 MISFIT CREW (546) CAMDEN 6266 1 0 0 14 BALTO (543) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LEGIONNAIRE 6296 1 1 0 14 MACHINES OF WAR (540) UPPER DECK 6268 1 0 0 13 BALTO (543) CALABAZA CABEZA 6110 2 3 0 9 YFEL STEORRA (519) DAVY CROCKETT 6283 2 3 0 9 THE VOLS (545) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSISTENT BEGGAR 532 0 1 0 1 FAIRY 6293 566 NONE STRIKER 6313 0 1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540 VAREN D'KENSIS 551 566 NONE RIPPER 6314 0 1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540 KALTOS PRIVATEER 546 566 NONE BASHER 6315 0 1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540 DEVERIL THE DARIN 553 566 NONE PERSONAL ADS 2 November 2006 I received a Gift Certificate from someone. I'm assuming it's for entry into the Turf War 5. Whoever sent this to me...please email me at email@example.com. Thanks. 10 November 2006 The Quest of the Best has come to an end. Dark Knight Toker, host of the Quest, wants to proclaim the Ultimate Victor and give a listing of prize winners. Lady Fern and her Flower Girls of the Consortium are the Ultimate Victors of the Quest. Well fought and there's nothing like coming from behind to leave us all in the dust. Can't wait to see you defend your title! (wink) Here is a complete list of managers who placed in prize positions: 1) Lady Fern, mgr. Flower Girls 2) Le Pentarque, mgr. Blood & Guts! 3) Crip, mgr. Otto's Parts 4) D.K. Heathen Hatebred, mgr. Odin's Chosen 5) Ghab, mgr. Assassin Nation 6) Fanthayne, mgr. Dark Raiders 7) D.K. Toker, mgr. Silver Knights 8) D.K. Wasby, mgr. Bronze Knights 9) The Expatriate, mgr. Bleak Legion 10) Still the Distilled, mgr. Springborne Fair Thanks to all that had the gall to show up, but I really want to thank the managers that had the mettle to survive and not run when they started getting their butt handed to them. Respect to All. Quest #1 host, Dark Knight Toker 14 November 2006 A Tale of Fusion Confusion Delusion Revolution as told by Hammer the WordSmith SomeWhere Beyond ElseWhere and ElseWhen a hooded figure brooded upon the lingering wisps of memory from days gone by. From the howling sands to the sanding howls the streams of thought bubbled and flowed, winding endlessly entwined within the darkest recesses and lightest resources of the learned and unlearned disciplines of managerial mayhem and manipulation. Nameless faces and faceless names floated in the swirling mists of madness embalmed within the memories of one who knew he did not know how far reaching the influences [both positive and negative] had rooted and flowered in the march of time and energy expended in the historical markings of gladiatorial essence and excellence experience. The tamed and the untamed coupled with the named and the unnamed resources that spilt their sweat and blood on the sands of arenas both known and unknown had metamorphosed into the dreamings and the schemings of the fadings of jadings and paradings [in both public and private] amongst the elite and the indiscreet posturings and babblings of managers becoming legends in their own minds and times. Hammer pondered upon beginnings and the seemingly endless myriad of endings possibly possible among the interspersed and intertwined impossible possibilities presently past and future. Echoing and reechoing in the vast depths and countless compartments along the corridors of his mind, Hammer played and replayed the glories shared and dared in the sixty-plus stabled arena on fabled Noblish Island DM 93. The training had been all too brief, but the competition generated by the multi faceted personages inhabiting DM 93 and the sheer multitude of numbers had forever instilled themselves in the heart and soul of the veteran manager [Hammer]; insomuch that the migration to Niatoli Island DM 33 triggered the desire to emulate the glory and the grandeur of the spectacle of stables vying for recognition from among the virtually numberless no-name newbies making names for themselves as they numbered their stables and accomplishments for all to see and behold, to the song and the sound of the sight of clashing cold cruel steel simmering the flesh of gallant gladiators consumed by the gory and the glory of crossing blades with the superior and the inferior within the interior of Greywand's Global Gladiatorial Galaxy. Far far ago and long long away had many abandoned hope for a return to the reminiscences revered by so many managers; predating even the generations of gladiators graduating from Noblish Island and the years of yore and gore and gallantry before. Rumblings and mumblings of a renovation rejuvenating the reflexes of managers numbed by the numberless trysts of tourney tarnished stables began revolutionizing the very fabric of time and space and time-honored tradition throughout the ranks of visionary newbies and volatile veterans alike and dislike. History was being shaken to the core of the gore as glory and grandeur responded to the revelry reverie revelations and reveille revolutionizing the creation of a new arena in the making; populated by No-Tourney Warriors and Full Stable Participants pledging to forge a new vision version of "The Fiercest and Best" for crossing blades and crosser banter in the personal ads and team spotlight tomes. Now was the time for Hammer to emerge and once again merge his talent among the gifted and grifted; answering the call to assemble the drifted [and to directly divulge and converge with the dozens] for the destiny of destructive denizens determined to build a new legacy upon the all-but-forgotten ashes of the old and olden legends of times lost. [TIME JUMP] Hammer sifted the sands in the dead of night in the desert reaches [located SomeWhere BeYond ElseWhere and ElseWhen] to discover 5 gladiators not tourney worthy, yet interesting enough to begin their careers in a No-Tourney Arena! "They need not be dispatched to the Dark Arena," the veteran manager mused as he sorted through paperwork long discarded and vaguely forgotten, "because there is nothing like a good Blood Feud to provide inspiration for writing personal ads in the arena newsletter! Besides, there are times when the replacement for a warrior wounded mortally on the arena sands fares much better than the one exchanged from Torch Light!" Fights by Torch Light were certainly deemed unnecessary as Hammer had already deduced that a number of determined stables would undoubtedly congregate with High Octane Warriors under the guidance of Higher Octane Managers to populate and depopulate the new No-Tourney Arena currently under construction in DM 81. Fortunately his feeble foray into the desert would yield somewhat suitable candidates for the newfound purposes Hammer had in mind. From among the candidates to be found Hammer would be rewarded in time by BLOODFEUDS and REPLACEMENT WARRIORS aplenty! Deep into the night Hammer searched and searched until five not-so-promising stables were uncovered in the waning hours before dawn. Ripper discards were scattered far and wide, but this was not the time or the hour to let sentimental views cloud the issue at hand. Future events would lend themselves to a suitable Ripper replacement, especially with the prospects Hammer was now sorting for his selection decision to dispatch to the Gladiatorial Commission for processing. Most managers have the luxury of selecting the best group [or discarding the worst group!] Hammer had the novelty of rounding up the castaways from the New Stables paperwork accumulated long ago from Maximillian's Morya Madness contest in DM 28 that were deemed below inferior as contest prizes [and thus banished from sight!] Hammer scrutinized and agonized over which group of gladiators were worth the sacks of gold coins he was prepared to release to the Gladiatorial Commission for fees to MAINTENANCE his new stable in the No-Tourney Arena. After what seemed like long hours passing by, Hammer discarded one and then another group of hopefuls. After lengthy debate a third was cast aside. Deciding between the final two groups found Hammer going back to interview the rejected candidates time and time again [until a final decision was made that Hammer could live with and his new stable could die with!] before the final quirks were hammered out and pen put to paper to process the prospective puny stable with the Gladiatorial Commission. The only solace gained from the painful process was the knowledge that other managers would be less tempted to run stables in DM 81 populated by their tourney- worthy warriors [under the penalty of death imposed and enforced upon tourney experienced gladiators by the Committee being formed to police and regulate such matters!] as sworn to and signed in good faith by each registering manager. [TIME JUMP] Hammer had worked long and hard to find suitable candidates for his stable and now it was time to begin their training. The paperwork had been dispatched for registration with the Gladiatorial Commission and now was the hour in which preparation was paramount! Dispatch riders had arrived with the news that Considerable Bounty was being offered as incentive rewards to those managers sending new stables to the No-Tourney Arena. Hammer realized this would Up the Ante [causing greater pause in the managerial community for selecting suitable stables!] as the creative competition was certain to escalate and produce Serious Sword Slinging Stables Staining the Arena Sands Red! Obviously a serious upgrade in the quality of competition migrating to the No- Tourney Arena in DM 81 would definitely work in favor of Hammer; enormously increasing the death toll percentage potential amongst the ranks of his new start-up stable in DM 81 [Sands Running Red and Blood Feuds Running Rampant as Undoubtedly Expected!] Hammer observed the futility of his new warriors training [as well as they could for what they were made from!] while recent memories came to the forefront of his mind! When the paperwork was nearly completed and names were selected for each Gladiator, Hammer decided to name the stable according to what he had discovered in the darkness while searching during the dismal hours of the desert night. These warriors would probably be more well suited to fight by Torch Light had they fallen into the possession of most other managers! Paper Warriors better suited to confronting Dark Arena Monsters [rather than being fed to the Gladiatorial Lions certain to be populating the regular No-Tourney Arena!] Specimens blatantly better suited for feeding upon agitated armadillo ants than for striving to attain recognition and fame in the No-Tourney Arena [or any arena!] Thus was AARDVARK HAMMERZ birthed and born for Greatness or Disgrace! [TIME JUMP] Dispatch riders on winged steeds brought the news Hammer had been awaiting! Not since the days of training on Noblish Island in DM 93 had Hammer encountered such collective enthusiasm for crossing blades in a selected arena such as DM 81 [recalling the time Hammer generated a gathering of newbies to transfer to Niatoli Island in DM 33 to match wits and cross blades with the assembling veterans upon graduation!] The Consortium had represented the veterans well in DM 33 with the SWEETNESS stable managed by Sweety Pie. Now the good news had arrived that The Consortium was seen registering a stable named LIFE IMPACTS in the No-Tourney Arena! Former alliance mates Darque and Kat had reportedly registered DARQUE AGES and KATHOUSE with the Gladiatorial Commission. Morya Madness combatant LePentarque from DM 28 had registered LA PENTARCHIE and longtime fixture Drake in North Fork DM 47 [recently returned from a lengthy hiatus] had been lured by the competition to register DRAKE'S HARDWARE. Deke [at the helm of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB] was instrumental in promoting the No- Tourney Arena by repeatedly negotiating terms with the Gladiatorial Commission. Others had laid the groundwork before him, but Deke raised the banner and carried it the final distance [Supported by Countless Managers too numerous to mention!] Salute Yourselves for Your Efforts are Most Graciously Applauded throughout Alastari! Apex had signed in with CAROLINA BLUE as had Ghab with ASSASSIN NATION. Another familiar name was found on the rolls as DeGotti registered CULT OF BACCHUS followed by DOOM KNIGHTS managed by Blackstorm. Also on the rolls to be noted were AS SEEN ON TV II managed by Indimar and RAGNAROK'S WOLVES by none other than ragnorokwolf. Nomad had signed on with PHANTOM REGIMENT and Silas followed suit with GRIFFONRAWL MMA. Another notable signature was that of MasterBeru with CHILDHOOD HEROES and a penchant for scribing Team Spotlights [A Plus in Any Arena!] Detective Kellumbo had followed the clues and was observed enroute to registering a yet unannounced stable [such are the ways of sleuthhounds and such!] Rumor had it that the manager known as Roadkill was on his way to register a stable after his namesake and Slugbait was close behind [obliviously lost in thought!] Finally [in no particular disorder!] managers Grimm, Woody, Terminator, Den and Bill were also seen elbowing their way through the gathering registration crowd to officially announce their participation in the No-Tourney Arena. COUNTLESS OTHER MANAGERS were known to be pondering the consequences of sending stables to a No-Tourney Arena and had yet to make the commitment public knowledge as to their intentions. Howbeit the Gladiatorial Commission was reportedly swamped with requests for New Stable Registration Forms [whether for the Tempe Facer or No-Tourney Arena was anybody's guess at the present time!] Judging from the furtive figures darting and ducking in the shadows and alleyways throughout Alastari [as well as those huddled in taverns or communicating with one another by various means available!] the success of such a No-Tourney Arena was Ballooning far Beyond the Expectations of the Promoters and Petitioners Bar None! HAMMER WAS UNDERSTANDABLY ENTHUSED BEYOND MEASURE BECAUSE the No-Tourney Arena had the Best Potential for attracting and assembling a congregation of competitors rivaling the numbers of Noblish Island from days gone by! JANUARY 2007 MARKS THE BEGINNING of a Journey where both Newbies and Veterans join together in a Historic Assemblage Celebrating the Crossing of Blades between some of the Best Managed Stables in all of Alastari [Known and Unknown!] "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper" Hammer Minister of War 30 November 2006 NEED A TURF WAR ALLIANCE?? Master Beru, Wretch, Reaper, and Xoan have come together to form an Alliance for the TURF WAR in DM47 with no regards for experience in competitions or even the game. If you want to enjoy the thrills of the competition, we have space for up to three more managers. Contact Master Beru at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or send a note to Master Beru at DM 29--Army of Darkness. If you are interested, we need to move quickly, since the contest starts in January and there are a few requirements to meet to participate. May your blades find the chinks in your enemy's armor. -- Master Beru LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS STRIKER was butchered by VAREN D'KENSIS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. RIPPER was butchered by KALTOS PRIVATEER in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel. BASHER was easily killed by DEVERIL THE DARING in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match. JUGGERNAUT outwaited SIFRID in a slow 8 minute master vs. novice Challenge brawl. AIAS TELAMONIOS was savagely defeated by SATCHEL in a 1 minute Challenge competition. RAY BROC defeated GEN. JACKSON in a exciting 1 minute Challenge struggle. MINNIE PEARL bested CROCKER in a popular 2 minute Challenge competition. MULLET DOG handily defeated WEGERIN GREATBLADE in a 1 minute uneven Title melee. NATASHA IVANOVA overpowered HOFFA in a popular 6 minute gory uneven duel. DRAGON overpowered ANGUS in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee. RALPH EMERY demolished MYRA in a 1 minute mismatched match. GROTHEN was handily defeated by AVIAN in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided contest. MEAN TEA overpowered LEGIONNAIRE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict. DAVY CROCKETT was defeated by UPPER DECK in a 1 minute novice's duel. FAIRY butchered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel. CALABAZA CABEZA was overpowered by CAMDEN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |AIMED BLOW 4 LUNGING ATTACK 16 - 3 - 1 84 | |SLASHING ATTACK 4 PARRY-LUNGE 4 - 1 - 0 80 | |TOTAL PARRY 4 AIMED BLOW 13 - 5 - 1 72 | |LUNGING ATTACK 3 PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 - 2 - 0 60 | |STRIKING ATTACK 3 SLASHING ATTACK 12 - 12 - 1 50 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 STRIKING ATTACK 8 - 12 - 0 40 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 TOTAL PARRY 10 - 17 - 0 37 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 WALL OF STEEL 4 - 7 - 0 36 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 2 - 0 33 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 BASHING ATTACK 3 - 13 - 0 19 | Turn 566 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: PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 0 STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 2 3 LUNGING ATTACK AIMED BLOW 3 - 1 TOTAL PARRY 1 - 3 2 TOTAL PARRY SLASHING ATTACK 3 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 1 AIMED BLOW LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 1 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 3 1 STRIKING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE WALL OF STEEL 1 - 1 1 SLASHING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 1 WALL OF STEEL TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME AIMED BLOW MULLET DOG 6275 8 0 0 102 071406AD (544) PARRY-RIPOSTE NATASHA IVANOVA 5984 7 5 2 68 YFEL STEORRA (519) SLASHING ATTACK SATCHEL 6215 14 13 0 66 THE LADY'S LIST (395) LUNGING ATTACK RAY BROC 6107 7 1 1 61 YFEL STEORRA (519) BASHING ATTACK AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983 7 5 0 53 YFEL STEORRA (519) TOTAL PARRY JUGGERNAUT 6252 5 0 0 47 MACHINES OF WAR (540) WALL OF STEEL DRAGON 6246 6 2 0 42 WINGED LEGION (499) PARRY-LUNGE RALPH EMERY 6282 4 1 0 34 THE VOLS (545) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is AVIAN 6286. The most popular warrior this turn was NATASHA IVANOVA 5984. The ten other most popular fighters were MINNIE PEARL 6297, SATCHEL 6215, MULLET DOG 6275, AVIAN 6286, RAY BROC 6107, ANGUS 6302, GEN. JACKSON 6285, DRAGON 6246, RALPH EMERY 6282, and MEAN TEA 6301. The least popular fighter this week was SIFRID 6135. The other ten least popular fighters were JUGGERNAUT 6252, CALABAZA CABEZA 6110, DAVY CROCKETT 6283, LEGIONNAIRE 6296, MYRA 6306, HOFFA 6216, BASHER 6315, RIPPER 6314, STRIKER 6313, and FAIRY 6293. JANUARY FACE-TO-FACE IN TEMPE! Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 12-14, 2007. It will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as last year by popular request. Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool. The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 before the block is released! (This is prime season for Phoenix, and several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.) Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet. We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!