The Mahjong Meetup returns

Sorry for the short notice tomorrow Tuesday, July 12th, at 9:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time The Mahjong Meetup will return. Dasuke and I have been busy with our day jobs and other commitments, so we’re trying to broadcast when we have openings in our schedules. All apologies.

Dasuke and I will recap AX and we have a special guest. M-san from The Los Angeles Pride of Mahjong dojo!

twitch.tv/themahjongmeetup

Please join us!

–Frenetic

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Osamuko OTP Tournament

The 23rd of July will the next instalment of tournaments by the osamuko discord be delivered and this time it’s an Open Pair Tournament. Where each game will be a battle between two teams in the form of a double elimination tournament for maximum excitement.

As we expect participants from all around the globe has two qualifications been decided. These will be in the form of danish swiss and will be between 3 and 6 rounds depending on the count of registrants. Registration is now open here and we need your registration before the 21th! For those who cannot find a teammate, feel free to seek us out in the #event channel on the discord.

PST UTC JST
Qualification 1 July 22nd 19:00 July 23rd 02:00 July 23nd 11:00
Qualification 2 July 23rd 03:00 July 23rd 10:00 July 23nd 19:00
Double Elimination July 23rd 16:00 July 23rd 23:00 July 24th 08:00

* Lobby C31949612 on tenhou
* Start and target score : 25,000
* Uma [5/5/5/-15]
* Aka ari, 1 red five in each suit
* Tobi ari, busting results in automatic loss for the team
* Agariyame/Tenpaiyame nashi, last dealer must continue their wind
* Shaaba nashi, no west round

EDIT: Uma has been updated.

Some updates;
The registration has been closed and the team list is as follows:

Qualification 1 [challonge], 3/6 will qualify:
* Tenhou doori no Kaidanjitachi; FKMTクレイジ, Hereford
* Osiris; わざα, bk201
* S’pore Cali Connection; DogBite, 241
* Nagoya; omasakun, 7
* Neptunia; Harmonix, unione
* Takoyaki; Nate., toast

Qualification 2 [challonge], 4/8 will qualify:
* Great Supine Protoplasmic Invertebrate Jellies; SCOTLAND, 二階堂夢乃
* Lion’s Ridge; 天下無双, Rinshan7
* Princess Debut; 原外桃, Jiemei
* NoticeMeTenpai; Tinecro, Guriido
* 双箭刻; LuckSack, MrFeng
* Irodorangers; 石壁, むいれうぇっど
* BlueHairBoys<3; KajzerJ, d(0.0;)b
* I know kan fu.; Skor, (/_;)

The best non-qualifying player from both qualification will be picked for last qualification slot.

Qualification has ended:

Tenhou doori no Kaidanjitachi Princess Debut
Neptunia NoticeMeTenpai
Takoyaki BlueHairBoys<3
双箭刻 I know kan fu.

  • 双箭刻 won the cross qualification with only a few more points than their main challenger S’pore Cali Connection

Challonge for the elimination round can be viewed here.

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PML Riichi Mahjong Open 2016

The Pacific Mahjong League (PML) hosts the first international PML Riichi Mahjong Open 2016 tournament in San Francisco, California. Join us for an intense weekend of riichi with the pros and compete for one of NARMA’s spots in the World Riichi Championship!

Meet, greet and beat players from all over the world! The PML Riichi Mahjong Open has confirmed guests from all over the world, including top players from Japan and United States. US-based USPML (New York) and of course PML (California) will be in attendance! Limited space available – 48 slots for all tournament players including pros and invited special guests.

Full Event Details: http://pacificml.com/tournaments/riichi-mahjong-open-2016

Limited spots!  Registration Closes September 4th at 6pm Pacific!

WHEN
WHERE
San Francisco Int’l Airport Holiday Inn – 275 South Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080

World Riichi Championship Seat

Win the tournament and win one of the first available North American seats in the World Riichi Championship 2017.

3 Riichi Pros

Jenn Barr, JPML

Garthe Nelson, JPML

Benjamin Boas

12 Auto-Tables

Play on the brand new AMOS REXX fully automatic mahjong tables. 6 AMOS REXX and 6 Chinese automatic tables will be provided for players.

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Osamuko Invitational

Hello there, next weekend will a few of us at osamuko discord arrange a team tournament because, well, yeah, way too few tournaments and leagues going on online right now. The format is 4 rounds of 4 games where the first three are an incomplete round robin and the final game is then paired by current position just like the IORMC.

The tournament is an invitational as we wanted to try and test how this works before eventually doing more tournaments later. There will be teams selected by classic captain picking before the tournament so yet we have no clue on how fair or unfair the teams will get. zawa zawa

  • 13:00 GMT 2nd of July 2016
  • 4 teams of 4 players
  • 4 hanchan rounds
  • Lobby C48833576 on tenhou
  • Start and target score : 30,000
  • Uma [30/10/0/-40]
  • Aka ari, 1 red five in each suit
  • Tobi nashi , no busting out
  • Agariyame/Tenpaiyame nashi, last dealer must continue their wind
  • Shaaba nashi, no west round

Oh, yeah, forgot to mention that we don’t have any planned streams but we do encourage anyone to join the lobby here, stream and commentate.

Some updates;
The playerlist is confirmed and the captains have made their picks.

  • Squid Squad; starfire, dynaman, ron⁵ and mou
  • Saturn癒し系高校; Iapetus, yazphier, xGeo and Niko
  • We don’t actually play this game; Dasuke, Mikoto, shinkii and fso
  • The Ladies’ Team; Jiemei, WhITelion, Kyuu and HondaMio

Tournament scores and bracket spreadsheet is prepared and can be viewed here.

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The Mahjong Meetup Episode #3

Is up on YouTube for your viewing pleasure here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmrcV3ep4Bg

If you have any suggestions for topics, if you’d like to be a guest (and what you would like to talk about), and questions/comments in general please go to this Google form. Thank you!

Also, you can download MP3s of the episodes for your listening pleasure here:

The Mahjong Meetup #1: https://goo.gl/GNbMiU

The Mahjong Meetup #2: https://goo.gl/B2FT1U

The Mahjong Meetup #3: https://goo.gl/8EZSS9

Thank you,

–Frenetic

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Mahjong Teaching Method, Tibet Rules

A couple weeks ago, the USPML hosted a Mahjong booth at PAX EAST. Over the course of three days, with only space for four mahjong tables (three used for teaching), we ended up teaching over 350 people through one hour “How to play Mahjong” sessions. Throughout all of our teaching at PAX East, the biggest success came from a certain teaching style we learned from Benjamin Boas (Author and Mahjong playing American who lives in Japan), called the Tibet Rules. The beauty in these rules is that not only do they effectively teach people how to play mahjong, but also gets them quickly immersed in a game that they can immediately play and get better at, without having to jump through a set of convoluted rules. At PAX East, the large majority of the people that came back for intermediate and advance lessons, as well as those who came to buy mahjong sets, lesson books, and find out more information about mahjong after their lessons, came from the tables using a variety of these rules to teach. The following is the rules that Ben sent us:

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