It is our first 2-day tournament with 16 registered players! Thank you all players’ participation, punctuality and cooperation for making this tournament a smooth one!
We tried a similar tournament format with WRC but with some additional amendment. The WRC format is 8 round robins followed by elimination every 2 rounds. This is not so practical in our small tournament setting so we made some changes. Our Game 1 ~5 are round robin format, Game 6 ~Game 8 are ranked games (strong vs strong). After game 8, all players’ score are halved and the top 8 players compete in a winner’s bracket, while the next 8 players compete in the loser bracket. Halving the score make all players in each bracket mathematically possible to win their bracket, acting as some sort of disqualification format. There is also a team event that tabulates the total score of each member from respective Game 1 ~ 5.
Hope that everyone had fun in this format regardless your results!
Dinner on Day 2 is provided. It was zi char, ordered from a nearby zi char store. We noted that the amount is not a lot so we will think of an alternative for our dinner next time!
As this post is going to be long, I’m going to state the important results first for those who wish to know the details (or just highlights section) can read below.
A big CONGRATULATION them!
SMCRM WRC-Rule Tournament 2016 Champion
SMCRM WRC-Rule Tournament 2016 Runner-up
Kae Jer, Lance, Bernard, Yi Xiang
SMCRM WRC-Rule Tournament 2016 Team Champion
|Rank||Team||Net Score||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Game 4||Game 5|
Note: Game 1 is all 0 because team players played with each other for game 1. Unless they commit Chombo or have their Riichi-Deposit confiscated, the net total score will be 0.
Results after Game 8
|Rank||Name||Net Score||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Game 4||Game 5||Game 6||Game 7||Game 8|
|8||Kae Jer (T)||7.6||25||-33.8||16.1||28.9||-26.9||21.2||-37.6||14.7|
|11||Wang Peng (P)||-18.9||-25.8||-28.9||12.8||-0.7||-10||14.2||-8.5||28|
*Committed 1 Chombo and get a penalty of -20
- Charmaine didn’t perform well on Day 1 with an addition of a Chombo penalty, landing herself at table 4 by the end of Day 1. On day 2, she surprised many players for reaching to top 4 with 3 1st from Game 6 to Game 8. She made a jump from table 4 to 2 after game 7.
- In Game 9, Leon won a Kokushi Mushou! (13 Orphans) Congratulation!
Losers Bracket Results
|Rank||Name||Score||Game 9||Game 10|
|1||Wang Peng (P)||55.35||41.4||23.4|
Tournament Final Game Highlights
I (Yi Xiang) had the opportunity to play at table one at the final game so I will be writing a short recap as to what happened at table one!Tournament Final Game
Before Game 10
In terms of standing, Bernard was leading Destin in overall points but not by a margin that Destin could not overtake him. Taking into account of the uma etc, Bernard simply had to secure positive points from the final game to win the title while Destin had to secure first. Both were very manageable goals for them and as such the title fight was theirs to lose. The other two players assigned to table one was Yi Xiang and Landon. Both players could still win the championship but in a less likely manner as both will have to secure very high first while at the same time hoping Bernard and Destin will end up 3rd/4th to reduce the point gap between them.
During Game 10
The game started fairly quickly and smooth with no major high scoring hands being won in the first few hands. Things started to get interesting when Yi Xiang became dealer in the East Round and managed to renchan a few times. It started with a heavy hitting Dealer Mangan on Landon before he racked up some moderate scoring hands to gain a healthy lead. Bernard at this point was also building a relatively safe lead to cling unto second.
However, once the game hit south, one could feel the tension building around the table. It was also partly due to the fact other tables finished their games and had focused their attention on table one. By South Two, Yi Xiang had a large lead that just about ensure he could steal the title away from Bernard and Destin after factoring in the uma and lead he had. An upset for the title actually seemed likely!
The closer scrutiny of scores and focus made the table even more tense than before. By this point, three players were in the running for the Championship and a wrong move would be very costly! The game entered South Four with Yi Xiang barely clinging unto his title hopes by just 1000 points while Destin had rose to be second. Still, Bernard was the last dealer and anything can happen!
Indeed, Bernard managed to continue his title hopes by winning a hand in his dealer turn and pushed the game to South Four Bonus Round One! At this point, Yi Xiang was still leading but barely! Yi Xiang managed to secure a Tanyao only, 1300 points hand (after including bonus round payment) tenpai after two calls! If he wins it, he wins the title!
However, it was not to be! Bernard made a dealer richii call followed by Landon. As luck would had it, Yi Xiang drew Bernard’s winning tile, a 5 sou! He decided to throw it out and Bernard ippatsu ron on it, hitting him with a 11900-point hand. Ouch! After that, Bernard was in a very good position to take the championship but he could not stop his dealership due to the rules.
In the second bonus round, Destin rose up to the occasion and had a hidden triplet of South which was the Dora. If he wins the hand from any player, he wins the title. And he did so too when Landon threw out his winning tile and hence securing Destin his win! Congratulations to Destin to making a comeback win and his win in this tournament! Now he is the one to beat in the next league and tournament for having such a strong showing in the 2nd League and in this 3rd WRC tournament! Congratulations to him once again!
Winner Bracket Results
|Rank||Name||Score||Game 9||Game 10|
|8||Kae Jer (T)||-44.5||-23.6||-24.7|
Feng & Yi Xiang