We are growing bigger and bigger as a Riichi mahjong community. With the sudden increasing number of new players, I would like to reiterate some points regarding recording of score.
Recently, we have received some feedback about their statistic being not right and some players dislike to record scores as it divert concentration.
Currently, there is no system on who shall do the recording because we wish to promote a good cultural of players volunteering to help each other and not take advantage of those who always volunteer to record. By having a system on this also put some form of unnecessary pressure on newcomers. I wish newcomers to learn by their own pace. Once they are comfortable with whatever is happening within the club and the game itself, they will take the initiative to start noticing how scores are being recorded and eventually volunteer to record score at times. At least, this is what I hope to achieve.
I personally think a good way to work this out is to have 2 veteran volunteering themselves for it. 1 for East, another for South so that it is not too taxing on 1 person. This is also good for checking whether the score tally up in the middle of the han-chan. Whether you are a veteran or not, its up to your judgement. I don’t wish to classify based on the number of sessions you have attended.
For score recorders, just a gentle reminder to check the following
- Write “R” for the person who has declared Riichi.
- Write Noten all or Tenpai all or mid-game draw under remarks if the round ended in a draw
A new score sheet that include players’ signature section will be done soon. This is for players to acknowledge that their hands and score are correctly recorded to minimise human error.
I sincerely thank everybody for your cooperation, help and understanding ever since the start of SMCRM.