Major Riichi Tournaments Updates
- World Mind Sport Games 2018 might have a Riichi tournament since they previously have given 20 slots to a Riichi tournament, SMZY Cup International Mahjong Open, held in Macau. Not sure how big it is going to be and whether or not there will be duplicate Riichi. It could still be a side event.
- World Riichi Championship 2020 is confirmed and the host country will be announced soon.
- With the exception of only aka-dora, ALL other variant rules will be standardised to follow WRC rules. Meaning, we will forever bid farewell to rules like nagashi mangan, mid-game draws and multiple ron unless WRC rules alter their rule-set. Even if World Mind Sport Games 2018 host Riichi tournament that has a very different riichi-variant rule, we will only vary the rules in 2019.
- Two Tournaments are planned – Aka-Ari during Summer and Aka-Nashi during Winter. Venues are not confirmed
- 2 Aka-Nashi league: 1 on total score accumulation, 1 on position
- 2 Aka-Ari league: 1 on first place emphasis, 1 on last place avoidance
- 10 Sessions each, 5 Sessions for each side-league [Edited]
A detailed post for the coming league will be announced soon.