Date   : 12/05/2006    Duedate: 12/18/2006


DM-7    TURN-564

This Weeks Top Honors


(7-1205) [21-18-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED LANCE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
SENTINELS (122)                
(7-1205) [21-18-1,103]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED LANCE                      BEACH BETTY
SENTINELS (122)                BEACH BABES (309)
(7-1205) [21-18-1,103]         (7-5768) [16-19-0,67]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SENTINELS (122)             26
2. ERRATA (511)                17      SENTINELS (122)
3. BEACH BABES (309)           11      Unchartered Team
4. WASTELAND II (267)           1
5. WORDS THAT END IN O (507)    0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SENTINELS (122)          144  94 11 60.5   1/ 3 SENTINELS (122)           8  7 0
 2/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)       871 619 30 58.5   2/ 4 BEACH BABES (309)         8  7 0
 3- 4*BRUTAL LEGION (549)       22  16  1 57.9   3/ 2 WASTELAND II (267)        5  3 1
 4- 5 WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  31  25  3 55.4   4- 1 WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  3  7 0
 5/ 6 ERRATA (511)              32  36  0 47.1   5/ 6 ERRATA (511)              2  0 0
 6/ 7 BEACH BABES (309)        597 900 18 39.9   6- 5*BRUTAL LEGION (549)       2  3 0
 7- 0*CHURCH LADIES (548)        6  10  0 37.5   7- 0*CHURCH LADIES (548)       1  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
BONSUR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see HUNTSMAN win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Due to absence, 
and inability to defend the throne, VEGAS, BABY! has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  
Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as RED 
LANCE takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  
The Dripping Blade, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get 
this stuff?  From BONSUR's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  WASTELAND II was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was SENTINELS.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for BONSUR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in BONSUR to get a drink than The Dripping 
Blade!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have 
too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, 
you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED LANCE 1205               21  18  1   103       SENTINELS (122)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VEGAS, BABY! 5809            12   1  0   109       WASTELAND II (267)
-ALBINO 5209                  10   1  0   101       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 SALTON SEAHORSE 5713         21  30  2    95       BEACH BABES (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARRIO 5207                   5   7  3    85       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 YANKEE ROSE 2057              9   6  2    73       SENTINELS (122)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)
 SANDY SHORE 5769             17  17  0    68       BEACH BABES (309)
 BEACH BETTY 5768             16  19  0    67       BEACH BABES (309)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAM 5827                      4   0  0    52       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 HUNTSMAN 5837                 3   0  0    51       SENTINELS (122)
-RADIO 5811                    7   4  0    47       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
-CHAOS 5823                    6   2  0    44       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
 SILICONE 5701                 4   4  0    44       ERRATA (511)
 OZYMANDIUS 2521               7  10  1    42       SENTINELS (122)
-FATALITY 5820                 6   2  0    42       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
-ROGUE 5263                    5  12  0    37       ERRATA (511)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENSACOLITA 5831              4   4  0    28       BEACH BABES (309)
-COVER YOUR MOUTH 5814         3   2  0    28       WASTELAND II (267)
-SOLO 5210                     5   5  0    26       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
-WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BURRITO 5208                  4   7  0    19       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
-FLAIL 5825                    3   2  1    19       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
-ARTIS 5816                    1   1  0    19       CHURCH LADIES (548)
-COUNT SMACKULA 5835           3   1  1    17       WASTELAND II (267)
 ONE COATED TABLET 5832        3   4  0    16       WASTELAND II (267)
 GALVESTON GAL 5834            3   4  0    14       BEACH BABES (309)
 ERASMUS 5843                  0   3  0     3       SENTINELS (122)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RAMSES 1050           14 13 1 SENTINELS 122         BARRIO 5207           560 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Vegas -- Almost.  I almost got you.  I think I'm going to dislike that TV challenge
you have. -- Red Lance

Flail -- That hunt went even better than expected.  And here I thought maybe you'd be
using that wonderful weapon known as the flail....  Have you ever considered that
being named after the whiffle might not be intimidating? -- Huntsman

Pensacolita -- I suspect at some point I will want a rematch.  For now, I am stuck
facing a bunch of warriors with more experience.  Nice fight, it looked like it was
going well for a little while anyway. -- Erasmus

Chaos -- Very disappointing.  A loss and bad learns to boot. -- Ozy

Babes -- Thanks for the use of the Cabana for the post-parade-blow-out.  I hope we
were, how did you put it?  "Within reason"?   You girls can really throw a party!
I'm off to the Isle with hangover in tow....  I will be sure to have a nice warm
place ready whenever you join me there...perhaps I can show you around the place and
we can celebrate your...diverse talents. -- Lord Protector Marshal 

Barrio -- (pause, blink)  I know lots of people neuter their cats, but I didn't
realize....  That's tough on you.  I can forgive you the win (though not all those
kills) because of that. -- Beach Betty
P.S.  But I thought you'd be a neighborhood, not a cat?

Radio -- Listen, never parry with your face!  It's a really bad plan. -- Sandy Shore
P.S.  A guy I used to know told me that.  He had scars just like yours.

Albino -- The reflection of the sunlight off your whiteness blinded me.  Really hard
to fight when blinded, although I'm told there's someone on the Isle who does it. --
Salton Seahorse
P.S.  Are you sure you aren't Al Bino, of the notorious Bino Brothers, Robbers of

Erasmus -- You're too short for me, sorry.  I like to dance, see?  But not with a guy
who has to do it nose-to-cleavage.  I get tired of carrying tissues there. --

One Coated Tablet -- Ah, life must be hard for you!  This is definitely two-coat
weather.  Distinctly on the chilly side! -- Galveston Gal

Oh, no!  The Wombat also dies!  Truly, the Legion is Brutal. -- the Beach Babes, in
mourning for Ramses and now for Wombat as well

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
     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
     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
     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
     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
     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
     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
     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
     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
     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
     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
     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
     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!
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"
                                          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
d_spinella@msn.com 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

RED LANCE devastated SANDY SHORE in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Title fight.
SALTON SEAHORSE subdued YANKEE ROSE in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
BEACH BETTY lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 4 minute gory master's brawl.
OZYMANDIUS was demolished by SILICONE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HUNTSMAN vanquished VICIOUS PIRATE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
PENSACOLITA savagely defeated ONE COATED TABLET in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.
GALVESTON GAL overcame ERASMUS in a 3 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  20 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  19 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 564 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RED LANCE 1205             21  18  1  103 SENTINELS (122)
STRIKING ATTACK  YANKEE ROSE 2057            9   6  2   73 SENTINELS (122)
SLASHING ATTACK  HUNTSMAN 5837               3   0  0   51 SENTINELS (122)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is RED LANCE 1205.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BEACH BETTY 5768.  The ten other most popular fighters were ONE COATED TABLET 

The least popular fighter this week was OZYMANDIUS 2521.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SANDY SHORE 5769, ERASMUS 5843, HUNTSMAN 5837, SILICONE 5701, YANKEE 
5831, and ONE COATED TABLET 5832.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RED LANCE (7-1205) SENTINELS (122)

                            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!