Greetings fellow netrek players,
	The Fall 2001 WNL season has officially started.  We have only 5
teams this year, so each team will play a round robin against the other 4
teams.  The first game of the regular season will be next Tuesday, October
9th.  The trade deadline (and last day to add players to your roster)
will be November 17th.  The last game of the regular season will be
December 11th and playoffs will last until mid-February.
	Roster submission for the next season will begin March 1, 2002.
 The season is expected to run from April to September, 2002.
	All games will be at 9:00 PM Eastern on Tuesdays on either netrek or
twink.  The exception are games involving EESB, which will start at 9:30
PM Eastern (this is reflected below).

WD: Wudan Disciples
SP: Smack Pack
EESB: Evil Empire Strikes Back
LO: Leftovers
biweek 1: 10/7 - 10/20
 TBA at WD: Tuesday, 9:00 PM eastern 10/9 -
 SP at EESB: Tuesday, 9:30 PM eastern 10/9 -
 LO bye

biweek 2: 10/21 - 11/3
 SP at TBA: Tuesday, 9:00 PM eastern 10/23 -
 WD at LO: Tuesday, 9:00 PM eastern 10/23 -
 EESB bye

biweek 3: 11/4 - 11/17
 LO at TBA: Tuesday, 9:00 PM eastern 11/6 -
 EESB at WD: Tuesday, 9:30 PM eastern 11/6 -
 SP bye

biweek 4: 11/18 - 12/8*
 TBA at EESB: Tuesday, 9:30 PM eastern 11/20 -
 LO at SP: Tuesday, 9:00 PM eastern 11/20 -
 WD bye

biweek 5: 12/9 - 12/22
 WD at SP: Tuesday, 9:00 PM eastern 12/11 -
 EESB at LO: Tuesday, 9:30 PM eastern 12/11 -
 TBA bye

* Due to Thanksgiving falling within this biweek, an additional week has
been alotted for potential reschedules.  If you know you will have
difficulty playing on any of these dates, please plan on rescheduling
ahead of time!!!

  Home field advantage will be based as in the WNL rulebook for all rounds
of the playoffs (rule 7e in

  Semi-finals of play-offs: 1/6 - 1/26
    Team #4 at Team #1: Tuesday, 9:00 or 9:30 PM Eastern 1/8, netrek...
    Team #3 at Team #2: Tuesday, 9:00 or 9:30 PM Eastern 1/8, twink...

  Finals of play-offs: 1/27 - 2/16
    Finals: Tuesday, 9:00 or 9:30 PM Eastern 1/29, netrek...
    Consolation: Tuesday, 9:00 or 9:30 PM Eastern 1/29, twink...

  - The WNL rulebook is available at :
  - Games will still be played under continuous scoring this season (as
per last season).
  - Captains are reminded that both 90 and 60 minute games are allowed as
official games (see rule 7f-iii).
  - Games can be played at any time during the 13+ day bi-week.  The games
are auto-scheduled for the first Tuesday of the bi-week and one should
make every attempt to play on that date.  No games are scheduled on the
weekends, so if you have players that can only play on weekends, we
recommend scheduling scrimmages or reschedules to accomodate them.
  - Captains can agree to any server as long as it is running the latest
WNL source (though see rule 6c for official backup servers).  The server
is available from: which includes directions on
installing and running the server.
  - Captains are reminded that games should start by 15 minutes after the
designated game time to avoid forfiets.  Captains can ask for an
additional 15 minutes, but the opposing captain must agree.  Please be
polite about these requests, both in asking and granting.  See the
rulebook section on delayed games and the procedure required to obtain a
forfiet in such a case (rule 6f)

-WNL Organizers (wnl-organizers at
	Karthik Arumugham
	Kevin Bernatz
	David M. Moore
	Jiteshkumar Patel
	David Swasey