DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/30/2014    Duedate: 09/26/2014

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-329

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DUCK WITH SWORDS
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
(39-3726) [14-1-0,168]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DUCK WITH SWORDS               CHAOS 99
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)          CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
(39-3726) [14-1-0,168]         (39-4053) [4-1-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK GUARD                    HOWARD THE DUCK
DARQUE ANGELS (402)            DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
(39-3667) [20-11-0,132]        (39-3845) [8-3-0,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHAOS WARRIORS (474)        22
2. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        18      DARQUE ANGELS (402)
3. DARQUE ANGELS (402)         17      Unchartered Team
4. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)       12
5. PARKLAND (473)               6      CHAOS WARRIORS (474)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE ANGELS (402)      151  82 11 64.8   1/ 1 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     8  4 0
 2/ 3 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    201 137 13 59.5   2/ 3 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       8  7 1
 3/ 2*CHAOS WARRIORS (474)      14  11  1 56.0   3/ 4*PARKLAND (473)            8  7 1
 4/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     444 493 12 47.4   4/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      8  7 0
 5/ 6*PARKLAND (473)            11  15  1 42.3   5/ 2*CHAOS WARRIORS (474)      7  8 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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 377): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 327): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): PULLED ORC of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): BERT & ERNIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): ABU JR. of THE CHOSEN ONES (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): DYSLEXIC EDITOR of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): JOCK-IN-THE-BOX of SCOTCH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 95): KELLUMBO'S INITS of BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 277): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 377): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): D.A. REJECTS (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): BAD COMBINATIONS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 95): NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 277): CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
                               AMUR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                  (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
                   (turn 343): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 301): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 278): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
                               FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 94): WHITEY D'EAGLE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Congrats to Israfel for losing to me in Back-to-Back fights.  For that, you not
only get booted out of the Challenger Champs class, but you get booted out of the
arena in its entirity.  Hope you have fun.
     In other news, I really don't want to fight Black Guard.  Did you see him eating
that Peking duck last week?

Duck With Swords
Ducks Unlimited
Duelmaster of Xochitlan

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, XOCHITHLAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see POND win a fight and gain 12 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, HORVANTH IRNDE beat 
MASTEMA and MASTEMA lost 5 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, XOCHITHLAN may be getting bland, as DUCK WITH SWORDS stays top dog in 
the city.  The Warty Toad, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do 
they get this stuff?  From XOCHITHLAN's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  DARQUE ANGELS was the most avoided 
team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like 
DUCKS UNLIMITED avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if 
you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, HORVANTH IRNDE was this turn's 
most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a 
little credit to SCROOGE MCDUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED for challenging up by 25 to BLACK 
GUARD.  SCROOGE MCDUCK lost to get 96 points of recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  It's about time CWM got beat for picking on warriors 
like CHAOS 99.  Bravo, CHAOS WARRIORS.  See you at The Warty Toad.  We're all going 
to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in XOCHITHLAN to get a drink than The Warty 
Toad!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
XOCHITHLAN.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726        14   1  0   168       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK GUARD 3667             20  11  0   132       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 PEKING DUCK 3632             18   9  0   102       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719          12   6  0    96       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 HORVANTH IRNDE 3912          14  15  0    93       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTINA CHIM 3880            20  27  0    89       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 SOVEREIGN 3893               14   6  0    86       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 SALOME TORENE 3908           16  15  0    82       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 MASTEMA 3896                  9   5  1    80       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 HOWARD THE DUCK 3845          8   3  0    72       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 ULRIK VENN 3892              15  24  0    69       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOVERN YANSY 3934            12  14  1    59       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAOS 99 4053                 4   1  0    29       CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
 AERY 4043                     5   1  0    28       PARKLAND (473)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAISY 4059                    2   1  0    22       PARKLAND (473)
 CWM 4044                      3   2  1    21       PARKLAND (473)
 CHAOS 101 4055                4   1  0    18       CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
 KOKABIEL 4056                 3   2  1    17       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 POND 4060                     1   1  0    13       PARKLAND (473)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLIMM 4062                    1   1  0     9       CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
 CHAOS 36 4054                 1   4  1     8       CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
 SWAN 4061                     0   2  0     2       PARKLAND (473)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CHAOS 009 4052          2  1 0 CHAOS WARRIORS 474   CWM 4044              327  JUST REVENGED
CHAOS 48 4051           2  3 0 CHAOS WARRIORS 474   KOKABIEL 4056         329   
RIVER 4046              0  3 0 PARKLAND 473         CHAOS 36 4054         327  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Horvanthe Irnde -- You have now beaten me twice is 3 bouts.  If at first you don't
succeed, try, try another evil plan, that's my motto. -- Howard the Duck

Our congratulations to Israfel. -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

Three-two.  Hmm, I see some "narrow" defeats out there, does it mean we gladiators
should start putting on some extra, um, insulation for winter? -- Salome Torene
P.S.  Wins over standbys, losses to managed gladiators....

Howard the Duck -- How is it that all the Ducks we meet on the sands are male? --
Wovern Yansy

Wovern -- Probably the female Ducks are too smart. -- Salome Torene

Sovereign -- Next time, I'll bring a crowbar and wedge it CROSSWISE in the mouth of
your "narrow" victory.  We'll see what THAT does. -- Bettina Chim

20 August 14
SLAUGHTER CHALLENGE 2

Several years ago I ran a contest known as the "Slaughter Challenge" which was the
idea of a member of my alliance at the time.  We unfortunately lost him during a
robbery attempt at the store he worked at.  This November will mark the 10th
anniversary of his passing so I have decided to run the Slaughter Challenge again in
remembrance of him.

Rich Hammes was a member of my alliance, the Vendetta Cartel, and had sponsored me
into the alliance.  Rich was a common poster to both the Yahoo Duelmasters group as
well as the Duel2 boards and our Alliance's Yahoo group.  He went by the handle
GameOgre on the Duel2 boards and was known by the name Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest.
He was a very kind and thoughtful man who always had time to talk with not only his
alliance-mates but anyone else who wanted to discuss Duelmasters.  He also had time
to talk with anyone about personal life issues if he felt he could help.  He was a
daily, and prolific, poster to these sites and seemed to enjoy the interaction with
others regarding this game that he loved so much.

I would also like everyone to know that he spent several years in the US Navy serving
on a Nuclear attack Submarine in protection of our nation.  He was well loved, and
well known, by the community in which he lived even spending time at a local Ice
Cream Shop around closing time to assure that the lady who owned the store was safe
as she was often alone when she closed her shop.  He was a well known and much loved
member of his local community.  His death was grieved by his local San Diego
community where they held a candle-light vigil for him and many expressed their
disbelief that he was gone.  These are just a scant few examples of what a kind and
caring man he was and why not only our gaming community lost a great deal on that
fateful day, but also shows why there was tremendous sadness among the community in
which he lived.

It is near to 10 years since his passing and there are many times I wonder, "What
would Rich think about this...."  I miss my friend dearly to this day and I hope you
will come join us in this contest idea which he himself came up with.  He thought we
should all learn to appreciate what Jorja does to keep our smaller arenas alive and
populated!

The contest will be held in Morya, arena 28, beginning on the turn that is due on
November 6th, 2014 (turn 378 I believe).  Tourney participation is not allowed during
the contest but the contest will start after the fall Mailer so you can get your
warriors a few fight experience should you choose to.  The timing of the contest was
done to allow entry into the fall mailer.

The rules are fairly simple and inspired to let us all feel what it is like to run
warriors like Jorja does.  Her teams across Alastari may sometimes be taken for
granted so this contest will allow us to appreciate her teams a little better as they
populate the arenas we fight in.

The Rules--

There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single
use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  Win or lose the Dark
Arena is allowed but once, so if you want your warrior dead be sure and throw the
fight!

The contest will last for 12 turns.  May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena
fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights
count in the scoring.  It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-
in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior.  This will be a test of
basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well.

If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior
entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death,
cannot score points!  The one exception are the dead tourneys.  Should you wish you
may enter your warriors in dead tourneys, since they are not a member of your team,
or even the living, at the time.  The warrior may even return to the contest if a
natural opening can be found for it, or you choose to use your Dark Arena fight to
make that opening (if you still have that option left).  Break the no DA, challenge,
or avoid rules and you will be DQed as soon as the transgression is discovered.  To
keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with
these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the
second time gets you DQed.  This also counts if it is found you bring a second team
in for the purpose of making challenges; you will be DQed.

Scoring is as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
  personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written from
  one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get
  the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)
-5 points and the loss of that warrior's slot for scoring the remainder of the
  contest for entering a warrior into a REGULAR tourney (again DEAD tourney is open)

The Prizes:
1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
  favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior

Iron Manager Award -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

The bonus potions and favorites knowledge must be used on warriors with 5 FE or more
and MUST be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.  The resurrection potion
must be used within 6 months of the end of the contest but may be used on any warrior
regardless of FE.  ALL prizes must be used on the contest team, they are NOT
transferable to another team!

If you wish to participate please notify Street Legal via Personal Ad in arena 28, on
the Duel2 forums, or in Chatzy!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AERY viciously subdued CHAOS 36 in a unpopular 8 minute gruesome Bloodfeud fight.
CHAOS 99 narrowly defeated CWM in a popular 4 minute novice's Bloodfeud melee.
SCROOGE MCDUCK lost to BLACK GUARD in a popular 1 minute master's Challenge brawl.
MASTEMA was defeated by HORVANTH IRNDE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
BLIMM was unbelievably bested by DAISY in a 6 minute gory beginner's Challenge brawl.
SWAN was devastated by CHAOS 101 in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
CHAOS 48 was viciously butchered by KOKABIEL in a 4 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
DUCK WITH SWORDS vanquished SALOME TORENE in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
PEKING DUCK outlasted SOVEREIGN in a dull 14 minute gory duel.
HOWARD THE DUCK was luckily beaten by BETTINA CHIM in a action packed 3 minute match.
ULRIK VENN was overpowered by ISRAFEL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
WOVERN YANSY devastated HIDDEN ARCHER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
POND devastated RIRORNI LOOTER in a 3 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   6 -  1      68  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  14 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  28 -  0      38  |

Turn 329 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726      14   1  0  168 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK GUARD 3667           20  11  0  132 DARQUE ANGELS (402)
TOTAL PARRY      PEKING DUCK 3632           18   9  0  102 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719        12   6  0   96 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SALOME TORENE 3908         16  15  0   82 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
SLASHING ATTACK  HOWARD THE DUCK 3845        8   3  0   72 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACK GUARD 3667.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HOWARD THE DUCK 3845.  The ten other most popular fighters were CWM 4044, 
CHAOS 48 4051, BLACK GUARD 3667, KOKABIEL 4056, CHAOS 99 4053, DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726, 
SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719, HORVANTH IRNDE 3912, BLIMM 4062, and BETTINA CHIM 3880.

The least popular fighter this week was PEKING DUCK 3632.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AERY 4043, SOVEREIGN 3893, CHAOS 36 4054, DAISY 4059, SALOME 
TORENE 3908, SWAN 4061, MASTEMA 3896, ULRIK VENN 3892, CHAOS 101 4055, and POND 4060.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

ISRAFEL (39-3809) DARQUE ANGELS (402)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2015.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  This is prime season for 
Phoenix, and this year will be crazy:  the Superbowl, Phoenix Open, auto auction, PF 
Chang's Marathon, and more are all during that time.  The hotel will be filling up 
quickly and I won't be able to add rooms to the block after they are full.  So please 
book your room now -- if you can't make it you can cancel your reservation, but we 
hope you do!

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!