DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/23/2009    Duedate: 07/20/2009

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-213

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEATH SUCKS
BLACKMAIL (651)
(73-5719) [15-6-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEATH SUCKS                    CARPENTER
BLACKMAIL (651)                GASHOUSE GANG (622)
(73-5719) [15-6-0,108]         (73-5553) [6-0-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROS QUIN                       HINES WARD
MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)            SUE'S BOYS (632)
(73-5748) [15-15-0,93]         (73-5505) [10-2-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SUPER STARS (629)           38
2. GASHOUSE GANG (622)         24      AIR CANADA (635)
3. MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)         22      Unchartered Team
4. AIR CANADA (635)            21
5. MONGOL HORDE (658)          19      FIRST DATE (637)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FIRST DATE (637)           6   0  0  100   1/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       8  7 0
 2/ 0*GASHOUSE GANG (622)       11   1  1 91.7   2/ 1 BLACKMAIL (651)           6  3 0
 3/ 3 AIR CANADA (635)          15   2  0 88.2   3/ 5 AIR CANADA (635)          4  0 0
 4/ 5*WAY BACK WHEN (659)       10   2  1 83.3   4- 2*ROUTE 73 (418)            4  2 1
 5/ 4 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      13   4  1 76.5   5/10*WAY BACK WHEN (659)       4  2 0
 6/ 2*THREE BLIND VICES (660)    3   1  0 75.0   6/ 4 MONGOL HORDE (658)        4  5 0
 7/ 0*SUPER STARS (629)         19   7  3 73.1   7/ 0*GASHOUSE GANG (622)       3  0 0
 8/ 7 MONGOL HORDE (658)        31  12  1 72.1   8/ 0*SUPER STARS (629)         3  2 0
 9/ 6 BLACKMAIL (651)           40  17  2 70.2   9/ 7*FIRST DATE (637)          2  0 0
10- 9*ROUTE 73 (418)            10   5  1 66.7  10/ 6 BAD APPLES (662)          2  1 0
11/ 8 SUE'S BOYS (632)          27  14  4 65.9  11/ 9 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      2  2 0
12/ 0 THE BULLS (43)           180  95 10 65.5  12/11 SUE'S BOYS (632)          2  7 1
13/ 0 PLAY BALL (623)           23  13  4 63.9  13/ 0 PLAY BALL (623)           1  0 0
14/10 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       71  75  3 48.6  14/ 0 THE BULLS (43)            1  1 0
15/11 BAD APPLES (662)         565 724 19 43.8  15/ 8*THREE BLIND VICES (660)   1  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 620): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 622): PROTAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 616): STUMP of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 618): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 617): SALARA LORMIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 615): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 608): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 604): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 602): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 593): SLOWGO of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 556): PRINCESS EMILY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 264): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 483): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 470): SHMEGMA of HIT ME WITH... (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 450): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 447): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 411): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 403): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASSYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 393): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 509): DEFIANCE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 620): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 622): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 616): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 618): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 617): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 615): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Heathen Hatebred, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 608): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 604): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 602): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 593): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 556): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): CRIMINAL MINDS (Black Guard, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 483): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 470): ANDORIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 450): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 447): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 411): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 403): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 393): IRON MEN (Papa Bear, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 509): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 616): STUMP of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): CHOLERA of PESTILENCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
                   (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                             LAST CALL of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                             SISTER MARY SUEELLEN of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 264): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 447): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ERINIKA.  Too bad, BLACKMAIL, but MIDDLE 
WAY 18 was just too good to be stopped.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or 
anything, but THREE BLIND VICES really goofed with their 0-1-0.  WAY BACK WHEN like 
really fought hard to move up to 5th from 10th.  Way to go!  MVP award for GRIFFON?  
AIR CANADA's proud of it after beating EXTORTION and getting 19 points.  Talk about 
yer big time losers!  EXTORTION got smashed by GRIFFON, and lost 15 points!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  DEATH SUCKS stopped HINES WARD dead in his 
tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!  
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  ROUTE 73 was the most avoided team.  Is a 10-5-1 record really that 
scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are WAY BACK WHEN?  ROUTE 73, an easy team to 
beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can BLACKMAIL's 
EXTORTION be more popular than me?  He 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.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  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                  
 DEATH SUCKS 5719             15   6  0   108       BLACKMAIL (651)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
-SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
 HINES WARD 5505              10   2  0    98       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 ROS QUIN 5748                15  15  0    93       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)
 HERCULES 5525                 8   1  0    91       AIR CANADA (635)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POP KHAN 5757                 7   2  0    88       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 KENNY CHESNEY 5517            7   3  0    84       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
-BEN ROTHLESBURGER 5504        7   3  0    71       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 STUB BULL 5485                5  11  0    71       THE BULLS (43)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMBDROPPER 5790             12  18  0    66       BAD APPLES (662)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED WING 5484                 4   0  0    66       PLAY BALL (623)
 STINGER 5428                  6   3  1    63       PLAY BALL (623)
 BRAD PAISLEY 5520             6   1  1    63       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
 SALINDA RENN 5743            10  11  0    62       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-CHAKA KHAN 5760               7   3  0    61       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 CARPENTER 5553                6   0  0    59       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 GRIFFON 5523                  5   1  0    59       AIR CANADA (635)
 BEER KHAN 5755                9   4  0    58       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 SUN LIGHT 5489                6   2  1    57       SUPER STARS (629)
 BUTTERFLIES 5535              6   0  0    57       FIRST DATE (637)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUN STROKE 5486               4   2  1    56       SUPER STARS (629)
 SUN RAY 5490                  5   0  0    51       SUPER STARS (629)
 SQUEEZE 5788                  6   3  0    48       BLACKMAIL (651)
-MARLIN 5426                   7   3  1    43       PLAY BALL (623)
 DUM BULL 5669                 6   2  0    41       THE BULLS (43)
 ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL 5502       5   3  2    38       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 EDMONDS 5420                  2   1  0    37       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 EXTORTION 5787                6   4  1    36       BLACKMAIL (651)
 DEATHFROMABOVE 5766           3   1  0    36       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
 KHAN D. DATE 5756             5   3  0    35       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 SUN TZU 5488                  4   1  1    35       SUPER STARS (629)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEROME BETTIS 5501            4   4  1    33       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-SEA KING 5524                 2   0  0    33       AIR CANADA (635)
 KITTY 5765                    4   0  0    32       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
-BRANDYWINE 3687               4   1  0    29       ROUTE 73 (418)
-PINEHURST 3690                4   1  1    27       ROUTE 73 (418)
 PANAMA OATS 5839              2   5  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 SAM THE SHAFT 5762            3   1  1    26       WAY BACK WHEN (659)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROLEN 5422                    2   0  0    23       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 ULTOR TAK 5783                4   9  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 DRUGS 5767                    3   1  0    18       THREE BLIND VICES (660)
-CHANDLER 3688                 2   3  0    17       ROUTE 73 (418)
 MAX STARKS 5850               1   0  1    16       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 LILAS KEELER 5840             3   3  0    12       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-RANGER 5659                   2   2  1     9       PLAY BALL (623)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTANT BEGGA        0  0 0                      MAX STARKS 5850       213  NONE
WILLIE PARKER 5660      0  1 0 SUE'S BOYS 632       PINEHURST 3690        212   
SUN DIAL 5785           0  1 0 SUPER STARS 629      GRONDATH              213  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chaka Khan -- Cha cha cha. -- Ros Quin

Beer Khan -- Put it in the appropriate receptacle, we'll have no littering here. --
Limbdropper
P.S.  Limbs don't count, they're biodegradable.

Antwoine Randel-El -- That's a mouthful. -- Salinda Renn

Khan D. Date -- I will never vote for you, never! -- Panama Oats

Sam the Shaft -- Well, you do seem like a dwarf... to me. -- Ultor Tak

Brandywine -- I have no head for it. -- Lilas Keeler

We salute Erinika's tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUN DIAL was dealt death by GRONDATH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BRAD PAISLEY was demolished by ROS QUIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
GRIFFON overpowered EXTORTION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
JEROME BETTIS was overpowered by SALINDA RENN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DEATH SUCKS unbelievably bested HINES WARD in a 5 minute veteran's Title duel.
HERCULES bested LIMBDROPPER in a 2 minute competition.
STUB BULL was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute melee.
STINGER won victory over SQUEEZE in a 2 minute duel.
KENNY CHESNEY vanquished VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute uneven fight.
CARPENTER viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
SUN STROKE handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SUN TZU was narrowly defeated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
SUN LIGHT devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
SUN RAY devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute bloody mismatched bout.
ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL was defeated by CAPTURED ORC in a 4 minute duel.
BEER KHAN overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BUTTERFLIES devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DUM BULL luckily beat THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a tiresome 16 minute brutal bout.
DEATHFROMABOVE overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
EDMONDS devastated ULTOR TAK in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DRUGS lost to PANAMA OATS in a popular 3 minute gruesome match.
KHAN D. DATE outwaited FRATSFA SLAVE in a monotonous 11 minute master vs. novice fray.
KITTY defeated CULT MEMBER in a 3 minute gruesome fight.
SAM THE SHAFT overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ROLEN defeated LILAS KEELER in a 2 minute bout.
MAX STARKS murdered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  20 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  15 -  2      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 213 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-STRIKE       1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DEATH SUCKS 5719           15   6  0  108 BLACKMAIL (651)
WALL OF STEEL    HINES WARD 5505            10   2  0   98 SUE'S BOYS (632)
LUNGING ATTACK   KENNY CHESNEY 5517          7   3  0   84 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
SLASHING ATTACK  STINGER 5428                6   3  1   63 PLAY BALL (623)
STRIKING ATTACK  BRAD PAISLEY 5520           6   1  1   63 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
PARRY-STRIKE     SUN RAY 5490                5   0  0   51 SUPER STARS (629)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROS QUIN 5748.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HINES WARD 5505.  The ten other most popular fighters were DRUGS 5767, SUN TZU 
5488, ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL 5502, CARPENTER 5553, STINGER 5428, SUN RAY 5490, GRIFFON 
5523, SALINDA RENN 5743, LIMBDROPPER 5790, and KENNY CHESNEY 5517.

The least popular fighter this week was DUM BULL 5669.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KHAN D. DATE 5756, ULTOR TAK 5783, DEATH SUCKS 5719, BRAD PAISLEY 5520, 
MAX STARKS 5850, LILAS KEELER 5840, KITTY 5765, JEROME BETTIS 5501, EXTORTION 5787, 
and SAM THE SHAFT 5762.

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

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!