DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/15/2008    Duedate: 12/27/2008

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLUE KNIGHT
THE TASKMASTERS (70)
(46-1197) [15-10-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BIG DOPE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATHTONGUE (89)               
(46-4074) [11-7-0,110]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BERNICE                        SHANAMANDA
FANDILS (75)                   FANDILS (75)
(46-3996) [20-15-0,104]        (46-4123) [5-2-0,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE TASKMASTERS (70)        48
2. DEATHTONGUE (89)            19      DEATHTONGUE (89)
3. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     17      Unchartered Team
4. FANDILS (75)                 5
5. INFERNAL LORDS (8)           4      THE PRANCING PONY (334)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1158 840 56 58.0   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)              9  5 0
 2/ 2 FANDILS (75)             948 691 33 57.8   2/ 5 THE TASKMASTERS (70)      9  6 1
 3/ 3 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       269 218 15 55.2   3/ 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   7  8 0
 4/ 4 THE TASKMASTERS (70)     153 169 10 47.5   4- 6 ODDS BODKINS (362)        6  4 0
 5- 6 ODDS BODKINS (362)        71  94  6 43.0   5/ 3 DEATHTONGUE (89)          6  9 0
 6/ 7 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  492 779 14 38.7   6/ 4 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        4  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     Fandil started by simply opening his magical awareness, a sort of sixth sense,
to the city.  This was not the most pleasant experience, because Fratsfa was a very
old city that had been steeping in magic of many kinds for centuries.  The background
was a muck of bits and pieces of spells accumulated, pressed together by the addition
of more magic on top of it, deformed by that pressure and by age, uniting into
compound magical structures that no magician had ever visualized, almost breeding
with each other.  Fratsfa had the highest incidence of spontaneous magical activity
of anyplace other than Chaos-contaminated ground such as the marshy plain near Delarq
Tor.  And when it was happening without the guidance of even a deranged mind, you
didn't need the residual effect of Chaos Magic to twist the results into strange
forms.  Some parts of the background magic here were alive.
     Against this background, real, living, practicing magicians moved like thieves
in a crowd:  sometimes you saw them, sometimes you didn't.  Picking out possible
allies and enemies wasn't easy.  Fandil snorted.  If it was easy, they wouldn't need
him.
     He began to sort and filter his impressions, and the first thing he discovered
was another magician, also scanning.  Younger, though no child.  Not a clear
signature, male, human, mixed motives.  But strong, and even with mixed motives, he
might be willing to make himself useful--
     A blast of energy like a portculis falling, like a guilotine.  Like being hit in
the head with an axe, but not, Fandil decided as he picked himself up off the floor,
quite as bloody and final.  What had happened was clear enough:  some magician of
considerable power had broken the beginning of contact between Fandil and the young
mage before it had a chance to develop.  Possibly had killed the young man, which
would be unfortunate.
     The old mage extended his magical sense again, not as easily--even thinking hurt
at the moment.  The magical background was seething, the Fratsfan magicians had
either gone into hiding or were doing the equivalent of standing on their doorsteps
shouting at each other.  Not helpful.  Well, looking back at the brief contact, it
was not Fandil's impression that the young man was HERE.  Within fifty miles,
probably closer, but not right here in the city.  North and west.  Maybe in... Andor?
A hopeful thought, they could use a contact in the capital.  He reached out--and came
up against a wall of magic.  No contact with Andor was possible from here.  He would
have to go closer physically if he wanted to pursue that connection.  Or wait until
the arcanum cleared, this kind of barrier took amazing amounts of energy to sustain.
     But he had a feeling, growing stronger by the moment, that they didn't have the
time to wait.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 608): FILET MIGNON of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): RAIN MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 597): SOLDIER 10 of MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 559): DACEANA LINZ oF BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 550): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 440): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 608): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 597): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 559): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 550): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 440): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON MIST of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 608): HORSELFY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am Shelley.  I am Duelmistress.  I must be good.  I had to be good to combat
Issaries and eke out a narrow victory.  I am so proud.  And, I was promoted to Lord
Protector at the same time.  There will be reveling in the Fandil clubhouse tonight!
     I could say a lot of things, but allow me to choose the Fandil tradition of
revealing my profile.
     I am a 15-3-10-15-9-15-17 +2 Init, +2 Attack VL Endurance, Good Damage, Basher.
I do not yet know my faves, which Fandil will probably publish later and below.  My
guesses are High/Low/Quarterstaff and Decise learn.  My weapon selection comes from
the following usage:
           10-68-7 (2 kill) QS
            0-15-0 (1 kill) WH
            2-21-1 GA
            2- 4-0 ML
            0- 3-0 MA
            1- 2-0 FI
I finish with a Masters AT, and Adexes in IN and DC, plus an Expert in RI - unless I
learned something more this last battle.  I learned 2.01 skills per fight.
     So there you have it.  I have one more fight to go.  Even should I die, I shall
retire and support Consortium fighters in DM106 Crysalis.
     Good luck to all.
     Hugs and Kisses
          Shelley

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ARDIVENT to see 
what's new.  The guys at THE TASKMASTERS like really pulled together to get a 3-2-0 
this turn, moving up by 3.  MVP award for MUNGO BURKE?  BLUVALLEY WARRIORS' proud of 
him after beating ABBOL and getting 17 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  
JENNIMYS COLLIN's match with HUMAKT cost her a loss of 13 points!  Was that a tear I 
saw in BLUE KNIGHT's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't SHELLEY fit to 
be tied!  Who was the wiseguy that said ARDIVENT's Duelmaster was paying for drinks 
at The Seaside Manor?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  DEATHTONGUE was ARDIVENT's most 
avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why 
FANDILS' been avoiding DEATHTONGUE so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  
Can BLUVALLEY WARRIORS' JACINTHE be more popular than me?  She was challenged the 
most, but is that really the same?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE KNIGHT 1197             15  10  0    98       THE TASKMASTERS (70)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG DOPE 4074                11   7  0   110       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 ISSARIES 1199                16   9  0   105       THE TASKMASTERS (70)
 BERNICE 3996                 20  15  0   104       FANDILS (75)
 JACINTHE 3892                13  64  0   103       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TANK 4054                    11   5  1    84       FANDILS (75)
 BUM 4094                      8   6  0    80       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 IZZCO 4087                   14   3  0    74       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-EUROQ 3901                   10  10  2    72       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEMPTATION 3314              10  10  1    65       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMAKT 1436                   4   5  0    52       THE TASKMASTERS (70)
-BOVETTE 4095                  8   6  0    49       ODDS BODKINS (362)
 MUNGO BURKE 4097              7   8  0    45       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 SHANAMANDA 4123               5   2  0    41       FANDILS (75)
 ABBOL 4080                   10  10  0    40       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-HOBNAIL 4118                  6   3  0    36       ODDS BODKINS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNA BEATRICE 4124            2   1  0    33       FANDILS (75)
 JENNIMYS COLLIN 4114          6   6  0    30       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 OW! 1465                      2   3  2    29       THE TASKMASTERS (70)
 TANIA PARK 4117               7   4  0    26       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 MANDIN LORV 4091              2  14  0    25       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BINKLY 4115                   6   5  0    23       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 NOVE 4139                     2   0  0    17       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 SNORKY 4134                   2   2  0    12       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-BOBBIN 4141                   1   0  0    12       ODDS BODKINS (362)
-SLICK CECILIA 4131            3   2  0    11       ODDS BODKINS (362)
 MS. CUE 3242                  2   2  0     8       THE TASKMASTERS (70)
-'N GET IT 4142                1   0  0     7       ODDS BODKINS (362)
 MILO 4138                     0   3  0     3       DEATHTONGUE (89)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

My, oh, my, Blueface!  You return and blow everybody away with a fine record and grab
the Duelmastership.  THEN, your guys start up beating on the DA Monsters and killing
them!  I'm AVOIDING!  Salute. -- Fandil The Wise

DeGotti -- Tank was quite young for the Title, and quite lucky.  He is young and
lucky like me.  (wink) -- WOF

Jacinthe -- I don't know what to say.  I hope you do graduate, Pal.  Soon I hope.
BTW, I am glad you and Bernice are back to meeting.  Perhaps we will fight for the
title this time and you will win and be zoomed into The Big Time? -- Shelley

Tania -- Why didn't I learn?  I dunno.  Some say that there are big parts about me,
but one of them ain't WIT.  Are they jealous?  I was lucky enough to win this time.
-- Shanamanda

Jacinthe -- Nice meeting you again.  I had fun. -- Bernice

Issaries -- I was lucky.  Good luck great fighter.  (and flier!) -- Shelley

Izzco -- Is that you and that devious manager of yours taking advantage of age and
experience? -- Tank

Ms. Cue -- I felt pretty darned good about that turnaround.  A salute to you guys. --
Anna Beatrice

Merry Christmas to all.  May your Holiday Season be filled with friendship, love,
peace, and prosperity. -- Fandil The Wise and Consortiumites everywhere

Despite Shelley's predictions, her Favorites were:  Mace/High/Low/learns Parry. --
WOF

Blueface -- Looks like you have the same problem I have with Euroq!  Send them to the
DA and they come back!  I hope OW! learned better then Euroq did! -- DeGotti

Big Dope -- Are you responsible for both of Izzco's loses? -- DeGotti

Wow!  Did you all notice that last turn every fighting style was represented here in
Ardivent!  I wonder when the last time that happened was? -- DeGotti

WoF -- Rascal?  Did you really call me a Rascal? -- DeGotti

Fandil -- Ah, you needed the shake up of the status quo.  Same old win/win gets old.
*wink* -- Blueface

Hmmm, three warriors learn no skills at all...even though they have the highest wits
on my team, and one is matched against the top ranked arena fighter...NOW I remember
this game, lol. -- Blueface

Techno, Degotti -- Thanks guys.  My special surprise for this upcoming turns is to
actually remember what challenges and avoids are! :-)  -- Blueface

I r killur--OW!

Big Dope -- Geez, you swing for the fences. -- Blue Knight

Shelley -- Well fought and congratulations on your ascension.  (Can I have the throne
when you're gone?) :-) -- Issaries

Slick Cecilia -- That'll learn ya! -- Humkat

Mungo Burke -- Fear not, I didn't win the under-performing warrior award for nothing.
-- Humakt

Bernice -- You'd think that if I have to take the loss, I could get at least ONE
skill, wouldn't you?  Because it seems a sure thing that you have more skills than I
do, or you wouldn't have won. -- Jacinthe

Shanamanda -- Fat lot of good it does me to "reconsider this gladiator stuff," I'm in
for the full ride:  death or graduation.  Dare I mention you could make this a little
easier on me? -- Tania Park
P.S.  You've been practicing since last time, haven't you?

Abbol -- You're infernally skilled for a golem, but fortunately, I was up for you
today.  Weird, I figured that with shivering from cold and all, I'd be making more
clumsy moves, but I guess not. -- Jennimys Collin

Hobnail -- There was no need to SHARPEN those things, dammit. -- Mandin Lorv

Wow, I didn't realize the Friendly Constable was that kind of guy!  Next time he puts
his hand there, it comes off with an axe. -- Mungo Burke

Shanamanda -- Well, I should hope so!  I don't get mixed up with innocents, you know.
-- Mandin Lorv, feeling amazingly virtuous

Jondeaux -- I'm not surprised.  "Cruising the strip" is not as safe as it looks. --
Jennymis

Jondeaux -- No chance of that, it's by way of being a family recipe.  But this week
my prescription of choice has lots of garlic instead of the chile.  Less
inflammatory, and it keeps the carriers of winter illnesses at a goodly distance. --
Jorja

Our congratulations to Shelley, practically one of our projects. -- Jorja and the
Bluvalley Warriors

A salute to all who dared the tourney. -- Jorja and the Bluvalley Warriors

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIG DOPE devastated JACINTHE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
IZZCO was vanquished by ISSARIES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
OW! was savagely defeated by SHANAMANDA in a action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.
SNORKY bested MS. CUE in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
ANNA BEATRICE demolished BINKLY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SHELLEY lost to BLUE KNIGHT in a exciting 1 minute master's Title fight.
BERNICE bested BUM in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
TANK vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JENNIMYS COLLIN was vanquished by HUMAKT in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
ABBOL was overpowered by MUNGO BURKE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MANDIN LORV handily defeated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TANIA PARK subdued TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute master vs. amateur match.
NOVE devastated MILO in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -   9 -  1      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW         7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  18 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  21 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  17 -  1      32  |

Turn 542 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     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     BLUE KNIGHT 1197           15  10  0   98 THE TASKMASTERS (70)
STRIKING ATTACK  BIG DOPE 4074              11   7  0  110 DEATHTONGUE (89)
WALL OF STEEL    ISSARIES 1199              16   9  0  105 THE TASKMASTERS (70)
LUNGING ATTACK   BERNICE 3996               20  15  0  104 FANDILS (75)
BASHING ATTACK   TANK 4054                  11   5  1   84 FANDILS (75)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    IZZCO 4087                 14   3  0   74 INFERNAL LORDS (8)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BERNICE 3996.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHANAMANDA 4123.  The ten other most popular fighters were BERNICE 3996, HUMAKT 
1436, BLUE KNIGHT 1197, TANK 4054, BIG DOPE 4074, OW! 1465, SNORKY 4134, ANNA 
BEATRICE 4124, MANDIN LORV 4091, and NOVE 4139.

The least popular fighter this week was MILO 4138.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ABBOL 4080, BUM 4094, BINKLY 4115, MS. CUE 3242, IZZCO 4087, JACINTHE 
3892, TANIA PARK 4117, MUNGO BURKE 4097, JENNIMYS COLLIN 4114, and ISSARIES 1199.

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

SHELLEY (46-4030) FANDILS (75)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

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