The first tournament to announce for the 2018 season, the Dallas Fort-Worth Mahjong Club is pleased to present their 2018 Riichi Open!
The tournament will be 8 hanchan long, with 6 qualifying rounds and 2 playoff rounds with the Top 8 advancing to a two-tiered playoff. WRC rules are in effect.
While registration does not open until December 9th, it is $55 to enter.
Details can be found on their website below.
The 2018 schedule begins in California with the LAPOM Best in The West Team Tournament. Details are still forthcoming, but it will be in Saki-style format, but modified to accommodate the tighter time schedule.
Unfortunately, registration for the tournament is closed due to field size reaching its maximum for this first iteration. LAPOM hopes to be able to expand the field in the future once all the logistics are shookdown.
Times listed are in UTC.
This year the IORMC introduces an Individual competition wherein the top 16 players in the Team Competition will play in a bracketed playoff format.
Players interested in competing for your country for the IORMC, please refer to the qualifiers for your country. At present, Canada and USA qualifiers are in development and will be announced when the schedule is finalized.
Times listed are in UTC. Please keep in mind that also on November 5th Daylight Savings Time ends at 0200 AM, so for those planning on participating please keep this in mind.
The Korean Mahjong League is pleased to announce the 2017 IORMC (International Online Riichi Mahjong Championship). Originally a competition between Japan and S. Korea, last year 17 countries from all around the world participated.
This year there will be the Team format as done in prior years, but there will be an individual competition based upon the placements of individuals in the team competition.
Players interested in competing for your country, please refer to the qualifiers for your country. At present, Canada and USA qualifiers are in development and will be announced when the schedule is finalized.
In addition to being Dallas/Fort Worth's first open riichi tournament, this is a qualifying event for the 2017 World Riichi Championship being held in October at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The top player from the Dallas tournament will qualify for an invitation to the WRC invitational!
Additional details and registration can be found on the DFW Mahjong website.
Our friends in the north are back, holding another Riichi Open this year in Rochester, NY!
This tournament has been sanctioned to reward high-placing players with invitations to this year's World Riichi Championship, so sign up now and don't miss out!
The North American Riichi Mahjong Association is looking for players to field teams for the 2016 Interational Online Riichi Mahjong Competition. The nations of the United States and Canada are each looking to assemble teams for the November competition. The competition is hosted via Tenhou.net. So familiarity with Tenhou's interface is encouraged.
To qualify, players must play in at least two out of the four scheduled competitions. For any player entering in more than two of the schedule, only the top two qualification scores are considered. Thus, lowest scores for each individual is discarded. So, there is no harm for any player to enter in more than two. US players compete in one set of qualifications, while Canadian players compete in their own set of qualifications. Both the US and Canadian competitions will occur concurrently.
A total of four players per nation will be selected with two alternates. Good luck to all participants.
The competition schedule is as follows:
- September 17
- October 1
- October 15
- October 29
The times for each tryout competition is still pending.
The 2016 Interational Online Riichi Mahjong Competition is the sixth international team competition hosted by the Korean Mahjong League (KML). With each iteration, the competition has been growing year after year. The previous year hosted 6 national teams. This year, at least, thirteen teams are slated to participate. For more information on the IORMC itself, see here: http://kml.or.kr/xe/67895?ckattempt=1
The IORMC is scheduled for November 5 @ 11 AM UTC, which is 4 AM Pacific time or 7 AM Eastern time.
To anyone unfamiliar with the Tenhou interface, instructions may be found here: http://arcturus.su/tenhou/
On behalf of NARMA, we express our thanks to the Korean Mahjong League for hosting the IORMC.