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World Riichi Championship 2017

  • Palms Casino Resort 4321 West Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV, 89103 United States (map)

240 Players

Invitations will be extended to top Riichi players around the world in a race to crown a new World Riichi Champion. Come and claim your seat at what will be the largest Riichi Mahjong event ever held in North America!

Legendary Personalities

WRC brings together the best Riichi players from around the globe! Get your chance to play with some of the most famous players in the JPML. Stay tuned for announcements of particular attendees!

5 Days and Nights of Riichi

Running from October 4 - 8, the World Riichi Championship will be more than just a tournament. With a series of side-events and free-play on into the night, there's more than enough Mahjong for everyone!


Tournament Format

WRC 2017 be an elimination tournament, with a pool of 240 players eventually narrowed down to a single World Champion. More details as to the precise format will be available closer to the event. And don't worry, players whose run in the main event has come to an end will have numerous side-events, mahjong free-play, and other Vegas activities available to them!

WRC Rules 2017 Edition

WRC 2017 will continue to utilize the World Riichi Championship ruleset - the first international ruleset to be certified for competition play by authorities in Japan, Europe and the Americas. Since it's introduction at our first event in 2014, the World Riichi Championship ruleset has been updated and improved year over year to be a definitive guide to Riichi Mahjong play. You can download a copy of the rules here.

Earlier Event: July 15
2017 Seattle Riichi Open
Later Event: November 5
2017 IORMC Team Compeition