Awesome #mahjong league – Review

Hey, fellow league players!
I was thinking that it would be a good idea to give anyone who wanted to leave a little message about their experience or the hands that they had to e-mail me, so we can collect a digest, a kind of “Best of” series. We’ve had that one game end with Daisangen, a lot of the late games ending with bust scores, and we’ve had plenty of other moments full of emotion, decision-making, hardships, glorious victories and crushing defeats. Tell us about it! ex@white-fang.info

Awesome #mahjong league – Session 1 results

We got a good turnout with 23 out of 24 participants showing up. One had to be replaced, big thanks to Trantez for filling the gap.

Congratulations to Humour, VgameT and HatHair for taking the top 3 this time around.

The list will be sorted better when I have time. Ranks are there, and the over-the-line stuff is split up. Decimal points with underscores are calculated with Tenhou’s rounding.
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#mahjong league update – I need 17 or it’s bust.

Hello, fellow internet players. A while back, I made an interest check for a mahjong league to be conducted over the internet. I’ve got many positive responses, but I have also received partial interest from some people and other people weren’t sure what a tenhou is.

I have 13 people that were interested that I have actively confirmed their interest and participation. I have a few people I’ve had to explain to them what mahjong is and they pulled out. I’ve had 1-2 people refer me to some website, for what purpose, it’s totally beyond me. And a few more who have posted in the comment section of last post without following up.

Let me make this absolutely clear: You have to contact me in one of four, and four ways only: by e-mail at ex@white-fang.info ; on the best mahjong forum on the internet by PM ; on one of the other two mahjong forums by PM (My handle is Senechal on all of them) ; or by IRC privately if you know how to find me. If I do not actively reply to you, do not assume you’re registered. I want you to be, but just commenting on osamuko isn’t enough.

The reason why 17 is necessary is because the world is divided over time zones restricting me or anyone from doing things at one time only. I also need all confirmed interest checks by June 15th, because it is only proper for me to tell everyone in advance the particulars of running the league matches or if worse comes to worse, cancelling it. I need to be able to have enough flexibility to mix people who can play in both time zones around so that the people stuck in the same time zone do not always play each other. 16 would be the absolute minimum, but I’m expecting that a hiccup may occur once in a while, thus 17.

I’m missing at least 4, and am able to accomodate more much easily than less. You have about 2 weeks to figure out if you’re willing to take part.

It’s on tenhou.net and you need a registered handle there (no cost).
It’s 4 games per session with the same opponents. In case I need to set up groups of 5, everyone sits out one in the group.
It’s standard East-South, ari-ari, red fives, fast game. If any rules change over time on the tenhou client, they are judged to be accepted and equal for all players. (ex.: Since June, the last dealer wins the game not only if he wins a hand, is 1st and above 30k, but even a tenpai hand will end the game if over 30k and 1st. (last-oya tenpai-yame)

Last and final note, and I’m not kidding: Do not ask why I’m not running this tournament on MahjongLogic or MahjongTime. The first can be explained by a lack of lobbies, irrespective of everything else, the last…. well someone asked for MahjongTime. I had to say no without flinching. I’m not saying anything about their clients other than the fact that I would have no ability to manage a tournament on either server.

#mahjong league

I’m making an interest check for a Friday night mahjong league, using osamuko.com as the main portal for communicating results and ponpalace.com for discussion. We’ve had various experiences at tournaments before, and I wanted to see if we can take it one step further. I’m willing to take care of the logistics and organization as long as there’s enough people taking part.

To do this, I will need a few things from our faithful readers:

1- Your interest. Please send your intention of participating to ex@white-fang.info and I will compile the list of interested players. I’m looking for at least 12, preferably 16 or 20 to start up. Registered accounts are mandatory, and cannot be switched mid-season.

2- Your dedication. I’m looking for stable three-month commitments for Friday nights (every 2 Friday nights to be precise). I also want to avoid signing up ragequitters or people that are not likely to hang around. People in #mahjong have priority, or most likely will probably be the only people considered for now. If you think this restriction is unfair, let me know by e-mail.

3- Your time zone, and the range of time you can realistically play on a Friday night. My intention is to set up two parallel sessions on the same night split by a few hours. The soonest I can start something up would be 1700 Eastern (2100GMT, 2200 in Britain, 2300 in Europe), and my goal would be to have the other session about 2-3 hours later. You only have to take part in one.

The general information concerning the league is as follows:
– Every league night, you and three opponents play 4 games together. These games will all be played on Tenhou, with the standard mode we play with: East-South match, ari, red, fast.

– Scores will be taken as-is from Tenhou. The ante and spread are as follows: 20 oka, 10-20 uma.

– For the first season, the league will not be stratified, but may become as such afterward at our discretion (or more importantly, with your interest).

– Penalties: Late players have less than 5 minutes free. For every full 5 minutes beyond, the penalty applied is -9, distributed to your opponents equally. After 30 minutes, you will be considered as having forfeited. Forfeiture and no-shows will be penalized -90, half of that redistributed
to the waiting players, the other half to be held. This goes without mentioning, but anyone who has a forfeit match may receive some kind of sanction, and anyone who has forfeit more than once will not be re-invited to future matches.

I’m willing to do all the back-end work, so all we’re missing is you.

TENTATIVE START DATE: July 2, 2010. Please contact me before June 15. Thanks!