Originally, the league created was a temporary replacement of the players’ rating system. Since many players are enjoying the league more and the rating system is on indefinite hiatus, we will continue the league as a permanent plan.
Although we promote competitive play in Riichi Mahjong, we also try to cater as many kind of Riichi players as possible. Not many of us dream about travelling to oversea to compete due to work/school or financial constraint but the challenging/competitive environment serve to make playing Riichi Mahjong more fun and meaningful. Therefore the direction from now on is to expose Riichi players to many kinds of rules set as well as tournament format. Players are encouraged to be flexible and adapt accordingly. Some rules are never adopted due to being unpractical for club session or no longer popular in Japan or extremely outdated rule in reality (eg. sakinin-barai for 4kantsu) Various tournament formats are taken with reference from leagues/tournaments used in Japan and Europe.
2017 will consist of 3 leagues and 3 tournaments!
Each league will consist of around 12-14 session (depending on the sessions available)
(Random note: If 3 months of a year is refer to as quarter, tertile refers to 4 months in the context of a year)
Since we didn’t plan anything for 31st December, we will start our new league for 2017 on 31st December
SMCRM League Summary
|Period||League Rules||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Chombo Penalty||No. of Sessions|
|1st Tertile||Adjusted Tenhou Rules||5||1||-1||-4||In-game -4k to each player & -3 LP||12|
|2nd Tertile||WRC||4||2||-2||-4||In-game -4k to each player & -3 LP||14|
|3rd Tertile||Adjusted Tenhou Rules||5||2||0||-6||In-game -4k to each player & -2 LP||Remaining|
SMCRM Tournaments Summary
|Period||Tournament Rules||Tournament Score|
|11 or 12 Feb||Jansou||1st place emphasis|
|Early Aug||World Riichi Championship||Equal emphasis|
|Dec||Adjusted Tenhou Rules||Last place avoidance|
You realise that there is a change to Chombo Penalty. Details and rationale to be explained in another post. Likewise for Adjusted Tenhou Rules.
|4-8 Oct||2nd World Riichi Championship 2017||Las Vegas|
|Jun~Aug||International Online Riichi Mahjong Competition Selection Trial||Tenhou|
|5 Nov||International Online Riichi Mahjong Competition (Team)||Tenhou|
|19 Nov||International Online Riichi Mahjong Competition (Top 16)||Tenhou|
League Champion – $40 Gift Voucher
Overall League Champion – TBA
Tournament Champion – Trophy/TBA
Overall Tournament Champion – TBA
League Consolation Prize Scrapped
Based on feedback about the last league consolation prize being unpractical and complicated and “not right”, we will crap that idea. I totally agree with these feedback after experiencing it. Instead, we will reward players who participated the last 2 sessions of the league with 1 LP (for next league).
Hope everyone will look forward to this year and make your plans accordingly!