Mahjong Census 2014

Hello and happy 2014 to you all. It’s Valentine’s Day, so I thought it would be a good idea to show our appreciation to the ones we care most about… YOU!

…except, we are not entirely sure who is who out there. We know there are a number of groups out there, some who make their presence publicly known, others who linger in the shadows, along with some informal gatherings. We want to get to know all of you as much as possible. This includes clubs, associations, and websites relating to Riichi Mahjong. Of course, there are some of you who may end up promoting other Mahjong variants. We want to hear from you too as long as you have some contribution to make to the Riichi community.

You can be part of a club that is barely known, especially from countries we don’t hear much about; you could be part of a club that is regularly in the spotlight; you could be part of any group. What we do want to know is the data regarding club activity. Do you meet once a month, with 12 people every month? Is it a guess or is it able to be confirmed with supporting documentation? I am aiming to compile various information for the Americas so we may have accurate data for future posts, but if you come from Estonia or Ukraine, we want to know more from you too! Let us know in the comments, or on IRC in #osamuko (irc:// and fill out your information for the census today!

Froggie Girl wants to get to know you. Don’t you want to get to know her? [author: DoujinPress.]

CountryPlacePlayer averageHours/sessionFrequencyPerson*hours/week
FR (75)Paris104Weekly (2.5 events)100
FR (92)Puteaux84+4Weekly (2 events)64
SGSingapore1053 per month35
US (32)Crestview, FL85+3Weekly*64
US (48)Detroit, MI area64+4Biweekly (2 events)24
US (60)Chicago, IL area45Weekly20
US (60)DeKalb, IL55Weekly25
US (90a)Los Angeles, CA44Never*0
US (90b)Los Angeles, CA44-84/week96
US (94)Danville, CA128Biweekly48