DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/01/2010    Duedate: 09/14/2010

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-638

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JULES
SERPENTS HOLD (758)
(22-6817) [9-0-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JULES                          POSITION IS EMPTY
SERPENTS HOLD (758)            
(22-6817) [9-0-1,138]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GORLON INTHUR                  CRANKY OLD ROOSTER
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            HENPCS (760)
(22-6794) [13-7-0,56]          (22-6811) [10-5-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD (758)         56
2. HENPCS (760)                34      SERPENTS HOLD (758)
3. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)        -22      Unchartered Team

                                       LINGERIE ??? (704)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD (758)       38  25  5 60.3   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 HENPCS (760)              40  35  3 53.3   2/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD (758)       7  5 2
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      240 277  4 46.4   3/ 3 HENPCS (760)              6  9 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 325): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 653): EQUALIZER of CANNIBALZ (Hannibal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 652): TIPPI TURTLE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 637): JULES of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 641): EARTH QUAKE of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 636): JIFI of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 636): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 634): STEALTH of STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 598): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 595): LUCKY DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 586): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 273): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 482): EBAN STRANGER of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 227): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 538): GOKU of DRAGONBALL Z (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 325): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 653): THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 652): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 637): THE MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 641): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 636): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 636): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 634): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 597): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 595): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 585): FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 273): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 482): TOO OLD (?, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 227): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 538): SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): ZILCH of Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 653): DRAYTON FLASHSTONE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 635): FENELLA JHEN of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 595): LUCKY DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                 (turn 594): SKITZOID SNOOPY of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 482): LADY CHUCK of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SOLVEN games.  My praise to HENPCS for their 4-1-1 
week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  
LUGER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
GORLON INTHUR and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, LUGER put down GORLON INTHUR, causing him to lose 12 points of 
recognition in the process.  Although ELDON KREE made a valiant effort, it did not 
suffice to topple the reign of victorious JULES.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that 
if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 
or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In SOLVEN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in SOLVEN these days is MIDDLE WAY 15.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding MIDDLE WAY 15.  Indeed it was SERPENTS HOLD.  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  ELDON KREE take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in SOLVEN.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I must report the passing of ELDON KREE, veteran 
of many duels.  20-20-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no 
favorites.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is 
only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in SOLVEN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JULES 6817                    9   0  1   138       SERPENTS HOLD (758)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRANKY OLD ROOSTER 6811      10   5  1    90       HENPCS (760)
 LUGER 6790                   11   1  2    78       SERPENTS HOLD (758)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEN OF DEATH 6814             9   6  0    63       HENPCS (760)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORLON INTHUR 6794           13   7  0    56       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 DEJANNA KALM 6824             6   3  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 KORINE ORLES 6821             6   3  0    40       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 PLUCKED SCRIBE 6813           6   9  1    38       HENPCS (760)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EMBEZZLING HEN 6810           8   7  1    33       HENPCS (760)
 CHICKEN GUARD 6812            7   8  0    29       HENPCS (760)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYNNIS NALL 6818              4   9  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KHALHUMS DWARF          0  0 0                      CRANKY OLD ROOST 6811 638  NONE
ELDON KREE 6746        20 20 0 MIDDLE WAY 15 747    JULES 6817            638   
SEE YA 6846             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 758    SPYMASTER             638  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ah, Hastshin Farlis, Retired Mercenary.  An old and valued sparring partner,
especially as now, when he loses.  Only one skill for me, but what the heck. -- Eldon
Kree

Hen of Death -- Run, Hen of Death, hide!  The sky is falling. -- Gorlon Inthur

Civilized Criminal?  An oxymoron if I ever heard one. -- Korine Orles

Plucked Scribe -- Don't look at me!  But I did see the Friendly Constable with his
hand in your pocket. -- Dejanna Kalm

Embezzling Hen -- To steal from your teammate the Plucked Scribe--yes, I saw you!--
that's low. -- Lynnis Nall

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

21 August 2010
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 turns)
           Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate. (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made
on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter. NO EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the newsletter
by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No multiple teams or
aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate disqualification
(including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to take any multiple
teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by
Turn 1.  In other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the
Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn
3.  All conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification,
and Gift Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 5 of
the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final. (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Duelmaster                                       +2

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 25 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) wins
such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 50 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths will be applied the Turn
after RSI posts tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e., if the
results post on North Fork turn 275, points will be credited on North Fork turn 276
to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be
awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  It is
the responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance);
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus potion for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SEE YA was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JULES butchered ELDON KREE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Title duel.
GORLON INTHUR was demolished by LUGER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CRANKY OLD ROOSTER viciously butchered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gory contest.
DEJANNA KALM overpowered CHICKEN GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
HEN OF DEATH vanquished KORINE ORLES in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
EMBEZZLING HEN bested LYNNIS NALL in a 1 minute competition.
PLUCKED SCRIBE overpowered CULT MEMBER in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   5 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 638 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  JULES 6817                  9   0  1  138 SERPENTS HOLD (758)
WALL OF STEEL    CRANKY OLD ROOSTER 6811    10   5  1   90 HENPCS (760)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUGER 6790                 11   1  2   78 SERPENTS HOLD (758)
AIMED BLOW       HEN OF DEATH 6814           9   6  0   63 HENPCS (760)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GORLON INTHUR 6794.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CRANKY OLD ROOSTER 6811.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEN OF 
DEATH 6814, PLUCKED SCRIBE 6813, DEJANNA KALM 6824, JULES 6817, EMBEZZLING HEN 6810, 
LUGER 6790, CHICKEN GUARD 6812, SEE YA 6846, ELDON KREE 6746, and GORLON INTHUR 6794.

The least popular fighter this week was LYNNIS NALL 6818.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KORINE ORLES 6821, GORLON INTHUR 6794, ELDON KREE 6746, SEE YA 
6846, CHICKEN GUARD 6812, LUGER 6790, EMBEZZLING HEN 6810, JULES 6817, DEJANNA KALM 
6824, and PLUCKED SCRIBE 6813.

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  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 $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!