As most of you know that there are currently 3 organisers namely Feng, Yi Xiang (Heng), Qinglong. Due to personal commitment, Qinglong is not available to be organiser at the moment and so the rating system will also be on indefinite hiatus.
Previously mentioned that I will also be on hiatus from mid-March onwards due to a semester exchange in Japan and focus on my final year of studies before graduating so there won’t be enough organiser for SMCRM. On top of finding more organisers to join, I decided to form a development committee for Riichi Mahjong community instead. Every member plays certain roles of their choice in developing the community or occasionally helping out the organisers. These members are the key stakeholders of the community. If there is any need for discussion, these players will be consulted first. For example, the rule sets used for this year league and tournaments were first proposed by me then discussed and vetted by the development committee for improvement. If any players wish to join, we greatly welcome you as long as you has the passion in doing what you wish, for the community.
Formed in December 2016, I would like formally introduce the following members (aside from the current 3 organisers).
Will be SMCRM weekly session organiser soon. Most likely to be the main organiser during Mar-Apr period.
Next in line to be organiser if Kae Jer gets too busy. Eric is in charge of organising private sessions to teach Riichi Mahjong as well as to promote it in NTU. He has recently created a spreadsheet to automate data entry and surpassed my spreadsheet xD. There are some discussion in having a local rating system that includes private games but the idea still has much to be finalised. When it does, Eric is probably going to be the one working on Excel (His Passion).
Assisting in developing players and to organise the International Online Riichi Mahjong Competition (IORMC) selection trial. He is currently working on an entertainment section that recommends mahjong-related shows to catch!
With her designing experience and knowledge, she will be creating a logo that represents us and other design-required products we might have in the future. Not so soon but hopefully we have a new look on our website in a couple of years time!
As you can see, there are actually many areas waiting for someone to improve them! Currently, I think we lack a lot in players development which you can see we are trying to progress that recently through organising private sessions, providing only game reviews. I hope to work more on translation of good Japanese articles, or even subbing videos, what would you discard quizzes and do write ups on improving players’ skill but it has been difficult when I’m too busy as a weekly and tournament organiser. So we definitely hope to have more helpers on translating or organising tournaments (even online). Speaking of online, it is not about local tournaments, but to liaise with other country and organise with them. It is something like “oversea” exposure. I also hope more of this but saps a lot of my energy since the last one I organised with Vietnam. Also, the most tedious work is to set up the rating system and key in the results since 2014. xD So if anyone is enthusiastic, just let me know personally we can work it out what you want/can do. It’s solely voluntary and your strength will be leveraged as much as possible. You can also think of your own projects you hope to work for the community! All it takes is just your passion and a sense of responsibility. At the end of the day, when every one of us just contributes little things at a time, the whole community including yourself benefit greatly.
Wish everyone have a great chinese new year and enjoy the new ang bao you get!