DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/24/2004    Duedate: 09/20/2004

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-150

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BULL FROG
THE BULLS (43)
(73-4547) [13-7-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MANNAZ THORSSON                ENDU ENDU
ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)            DUDS (602)
(73-4269) [14-9-1,113]         (73-5242) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CROSS CZECH                    QUEENIE
WORLDWIDE GORE (36)            REIGN OF TERROR (450)
(73-4008) [14-14-2,98]         (73-4019) [9-6-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE BULLS (43)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REIGN OF TERROR (450)       47
2. DUDS (602)                  22      THE BULLS (43)
3. THE BULLS (43)              13      Unchartered Team
4. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)          8
5. ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)          7      DUDS (602)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)      23  11  3 67.6   1- 1 DEMONIC (520)             7  3 1
 2/ 2 THE BULLS (43)           146  72  8 67.0   2/ 2 THE BULLS (43)            5  1 0
 3/ 3 PERFECTION QUEST (34)     11   7  0 61.1   3/ 6 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       4  3 1
 4/ 7 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  59  48  4 55.1   4/ 8 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       3  1 0
 5/ 0 REIGN OF TERROR (450)     38  32  4 54.3   5/ 0 REIGN OF TERROR (450)     3  2 0
 6/ 8 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      382 323 32 54.2   6- 7 CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)      2  0 0
 7- 9 DEMONIC (520)             30  27  4 52.6   7/ 3 PERFECTION QUEST (34)     2  1 0
 8/10 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       53  49  3 52.0   8/ 0*DUDS (602)                1  2 0
 9-12 K.B.W.F II (435)          10  11  2 47.6   9/ 5 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  1  4 0
10-13 THE INANIMATES (514)     146 167 10 46.6  10-13 K.B.W.F II (435)          0  2 0
11/ 0*DUDS (602)                 1   2  0 33.3  11-14 THE INANIMATES (514)      0  2 0
12-15*ARMY OF DARKNESS (384)     0   1  0  0.0  12-15*ARMY OF DARKNESS (384)    0  1 0

    '*'   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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 498): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 496): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 491): EAGLES LAIR of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 489): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): SCORPUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 469): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): CARLINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 214): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 201): OBSIDIAN of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 382): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 498): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 496): WANDERING MONSTERS (Dungeonmaster, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 491): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 489): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 469): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): VENDETTA INC. (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 214): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 201): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 382): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): BATAAKAPPU of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): SCORPUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): CARLINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
                (turn 356): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ERINIKA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, DEMONIC, since THE BULLS 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If this keeps up, 
PERFECTION QUEST, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 4 in 
the rankings?  ODIN'S CHOSEN turned their 1-1-0 turn into a 4th place rank in the 
listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see CROSS CZECH win a fight and gain 17 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MANNAZ THORSSON beat YANKEE DOODLE and YANKEE DOODLE lost 9 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as 
BULL FROG takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh. 
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
ERINIKA, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  ODIN'S CHOSEN the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was WORLDWIDE GORE.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, MANNAZ THORSSON was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  FRISIAN, a 
glorious 11-8-0 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad PERFECTION QUEST II.  
Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds 
of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in ERINIKA to get a drink than The Welcome 
Wench!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of ERINIKA.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULL FROG 4547               13   7  0   106       THE BULLS (43)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAIONJI 4447                 16   6  0   126       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-MONGOL HORDE 4001            14   8  3   124       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 MANNAZ THORSSON 4269         14   9  1   113       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      21  13  1   108       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 CROSS CZECH 4008             14  14  2    98       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BASE ON BULLS 3101           16   6  2    97       THE BULLS (43)
-CHINESE SIMIAN 3859          10   7  2    93       K.B.W.F II (435)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)
 YANKEE DOODLE 3605           18  18  0    91       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULL MARKET 4124             17   7  1    89       THE BULLS (43)
-VANISH 4633                  12   5  0    88       THE INANIMATES (514)
-DIXIE 2414                    6   2  0    82       CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GUNGNIR 4267                  9  11  0    76       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEENIE 4019                  9   6  1    66       REIGN OF TERROR (450)
 LAVILEMAR 4015               10   5  1    60       REIGN OF TERROR (450)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRUNHILDA 4268               11   6  2    47       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-NANA KOOT 4713                7   2  0    47       DEMONIC (520)
-MAGGUS 4468                   8   7  0    44       THE INANIMATES (514)
-BAEL 4567                     7   5  0    44       DEMONIC (520)
 AERILAYA VHOK 4016            2   0  1    42       REIGN OF TERROR (450)
-FORSETI ODINSON 4265         10  11  0    41       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
 GEBO GUNGNIRSON 4352          8   5  0    39       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-SILHOUETTE 4464               4   6  0    37       THE INANIMATES (514)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAIN MISTRESS 4582            4   3  0    25       DEMONIC (520)
-GABRIEL 2408                  3   0  1    25       CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)
-HELL WARDEN 4715              3   4  0    25       DEMONIC (520)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DANCIN' SCARECROW 4466        4   6  0    18       THE INANIMATES (514)
-MINNET 4448                   4   5  0    17       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 ENDU ENDU 5242                1   0  0    15       DUDS (602)
-DRENDARF 5249                 1   0  1    14       DEMONIC (520)
-JAZMYNE 2409                  1   2  0    14       CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)
 GWYON IRONHOOF 4017           1   1  0     6       REIGN OF TERROR (450)
-B 3856                        0   1  0     5       K.B.W.F II (435)
-REVOLTING BLOB 3855           0   1  0     1       K.B.W.F II (435)
 MONICA L. 5239                0   1  0     1       DUDS (602)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DING-BAT 5243          0  1 0 DUDS 602              KENDROL LIGHTFINGE 26 150 NONE    
FRISIAN 4635          11  9 0 PERFECTION QUEST  513 CROSS CZECH 4008      150         
JOE STALIN 4025        0  1 0 REIGN OF TERROR 450   SNENITH 22            150 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Somebody has to write something, so I guess that be me. So I am writing something.
Something, something, something. I am expecting a response from the rest of you
people, so write big. -- Amy A. Airhead, Duds Princess

     Big. -- Ed., only a wiseacre on even numbered days

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DING-BAT was dealt death by KENDROL LIGHTFINGER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
JOE STALIN was butchered by SNENITH in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
YANKEE DOODLE was demolished by MANNAZ THORSSON in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
FRISIAN was dispatched by CROSS CZECH in a 1 minute master's Challenge brawl.
MIGHTY CUT-UP was defeated by BULL FROG in a 1 minute veteran's Title fight.
BULL MARKET bested QUEENIE in a action packed 6 minute brawl.
LAVILEMAR overpowered GEBO GUNGNIRSON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
AERILAYA VHOK viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
GWYON IRONHOOF won victory over MONICA L. in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
ENDU ENDU won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  26 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  17 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  14 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  27 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  10 -  0      17  |

Turn 150 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BULL FROG 4547             13   7  0  106 THE BULLS (43)
WALL OF STEEL    MANNAZ THORSSON 4269       14   9  1  113 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
TOTAL PARRY      BULL MARKET 4124           17   7  1   89 THE BULLS (43)
STRIKING ATTACK  QUEENIE 4019                9   6  1   66 REIGN OF TERROR (450)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CROSS CZECH 4008.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was QUEENIE 4019.  The ten other most popular fighters were BULL MARKET 4124, 
MANNAZ THORSSON 4269, AERILAYA VHOK 4016, MONICA L. 5239, DING-BAT 5243, LAVILEMAR 
4015, CROSS CZECH 4008, BULL FROG 4547, GEBO GUNGNIRSON 4352, and YANKEE DOODLE 3605.

The least popular fighter this week was ENDU ENDU 5242.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GWYON IRONHOOF 4017, JOE STALIN 4025, FRISIAN 4635, YANKEE DOODLE 3605, 
GEBO GUNGNIRSON 4352, BULL FROG 4547, CROSS CZECH 4008, LAVILEMAR 4015, DING-BAT 
5243, and MONICA L. 5239.

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

MIGHTY CUT-UP (73-317) PERFECTION QUEST (34)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  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 81 and DM 83 by October 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXIV

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 14-16 January 2005, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd--this is the same hotel as last year).  Room rates are $139.00 per night, 
1-4 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  The rooms are blocked.  The reservations 
number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with the "Reality Simulations Face to Face 
Convention" block.  Our room block will be released in mid-December, so please make 
sure you reserve your room before then! 
     Room rates include a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary two-hour 
manager's reception.  There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  
The hotel is located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet 
(for an extra charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a 
bar and Mexican restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the 
street.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff