As pointed out by Yong Chuan I’ve taught some steps in the wind seat assignment wrongly. Thanks Yong Chuan for pointing this out! Here’s the complete quote from the add-on portion of World Riichi Championship 2017.
The order in which players are seated must be decided before deciding the first
dealer. Whether it’s the luck of a certain seat, or simply the order in which
players will be drawing with respect to each other, it matters. So, one of each
wind (North, South, East, West) and one odd and one even tile (usually 1p and
2p in Japan) will be used. One player will turn the tiles face down, shuffle, and
then arrange them in a row of 6. The player across from him rolls the dice as if
he were rolling to determine where in the wall to start drawing tiles, except that
here it determines the temporary East seat. The east marker is placed in
front of that seat. The tiles are turned up and the two numbered tiles are
moved to their respective outsides of the row. If the number rolled is even,
start from the even number, if it is odd, start from the odd side of the row, and
distribute a wind tile to each player moving around the table counterclockwise
starting at the temporary East seat. The players move to the wind seat they
received with respect to the temporary East seat. Finally temporary East rolls
the dice once to determine the first Dealer (Oya), counting off
counterclockwise in the same manner as above. This procedure happens prior
to the game and timer starting
The portion in bold orange was the portion that should correct my mistake.
I will make visual aids after I’ve completed my studies and travelling. Those who have understood this procedure, please guide those who can’t. Always appreciate everyone for cooperating and helping out each other!
Also, the schedule for the 2nd quarter out. Will update the webpage when I’m free.
Every Saturday has SMC session except 14 April 2018 and 30 June 2018.
As for our biannual tournament, we are planning it to be 10th June but await confirmation from C.C. The alternative date will be 3rd June. Either way, they will be on a Sunday.
The next league will be on aka-nashi, meaning without the red-dora. Other rules will remain unchanged. This ruleset emphasise more on hand-building than speed and utilising the normal dora. So cherish your dora more!
This time, we will be using a total score accumulation. Every end of your game, your total score will be calculated by Final score/1000 – 25 + position score.
For example, if you have gotten first place with 40k. Your final score will be 40 – 25 (base score) + 15 = 30.
Chombo Penalty will be paying 4k to all players + offline deduction of 20LP. This is a reduction from the previous usual 30LP because this league is based on total score. So having a 20 LP penalty effectively means -32LP.
Halving of LP
LP will be halved after session 8.
There will be a free 1 session fee waiver for the winner of a side league. A side-league is a minor league consisting of 5 sessions catered to players who ain’t able to commit for the whole 10 sessions or players who have fallen too far behind in the overall league to give it a shot again to do well for the remaining 5 sessions to win the side league.
This will be the first time we start an official league based on this scoring system because a typical tournament uses such system in a round-robin format. Even elimination format is still ranked based on such scoring system rather than pure position.
How does this change the game? If you’re dead last, it doesn’t mean you have nothing to lose! You still have to remain calm and not to take any unnecessary risk just because you’re in the last place. It is definitely not wrong to win an 8,000 hand to end the han-chan and still remain last. You still lose 8 points less overall!
Wish everyone will have fun in this new league!
Added Chombo penalty and halving of LP on 5th April 2018
Dear players, the registration deadline for sessions have officially changed. The details are as follows:
Old registration deadline: Friday 2359 hours
New registration deadline: Friday 2159 hours
We have decided to shift the registration deadline to 2 hours earlier for several reasons.
- MCR side has officially changed their registration deadline as well. Changing our registration deadline to match theirs makes it easier to reduce sit-outs for both the MCR and riichi side, in case there are any dual (MCR & riichi) players who will be playing MCR for that session in order to reduce sit outs.
- The most important reason: Allowing more time for the organisers to find extra players to help reduce sit-outs.
As such, I would like to urge all players to adhere to the new registration deadlines. Helping us by registering earlier is as good as helping all registered players to reduce sit-outs, making it a better session for all players. These new changes start from the upcoming session on 24 March 2018.
With these changes, the new registration window for Saturday sessions will be from Sunday (at 0000 hours) to Friday 2159 hours before the session. Any registration after the deadline will be handled on a case-by-case basis, depending on the number of sit-outs.
With that, I would like to thank all players for their cooperation and understanding. If you have any queries, feel free to contact me or any of the organisers.