[Montreal (QC), Canada] 1st North American Riichi Open

Welcome to all,

I am proud to present to you the 1st North American Riichi Open that will be held in Montreal!

Date: June 13 and 14, 2015.
Time: 0900 to 1730, Saturday and Sunday.
Location: Collège de Maisonneuve, room E-3313.
Address: 3800, Sherbrooke Street East, Montréal (Québec) H1X 2A2
Format: 8 hanchan of 90 minutes.
Rules: Japanese Mahjong, competitive ari-ari style. More details below.
Registration: By e-mail, at tournoi2015@riichi.ca and responding to the provided registration form.
Cost: $40 (about 32 USD), paid in advance at the club or by Paypal.


The tournament will consist of an 8-game competition (hanchan, 4 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday) and registration is open to all. It will be held at the “Collège Maisonneuve” (3800, rue Sherbrooke Est (métro station Pie-IX)) and the registration cost is 40 $, with two lunches included.

The number of registrations is limited to 32 for the moment. We wish to welcome all participants from Montreal, from Canada, from the United States and beyond.

To contact the organization: tournoi2015@riichi.ca
Accepted payments: Either in cash during a club meet or by Paypal in advance. Please contact us before paying. Registration is open until May 18.
Location: 3800, Sherbrooke Street East, Montréal, QC — Entrance on de Bourbonnière — Métro station Pie-IX

3 thoughts on “[Montreal (QC), Canada] 1st North American Riichi Open

    1. Very similar to WRC rules, except for having an actual score (30k in, negative score = bust), maximum pao, late kan flip, and some rulings that correct its minor flaws (0.5 seconds priority call, no foreign objects, mutual arbitration principle).

      Montrealers in turn would have to change from their club play: tenpai-renchan, no kazoe yakuman, no multiple yakuman, no abortive draws, no renhou, yes to atama-hane, and the 20k deductive chombo.

      I was hesitant to make it part of the initial post but I didn’t want to delay getting the message out. I promised some of my stakeholders that if the tournament was not announced 3 months in advance, it wouldn’t happen. But it is announced, and it will happen :)

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