Good news! Despite the COVID-19 situation, we will still be having our annual Online Riichi Tournament in preparation for IORMC 2020.
July ~August (Depending on the number of players’ and their availability)
This tournament is open to all Singapore players. Please register on the SMC website or join us on Facebook at Singapore Japanese (Reach) Mahjong Group.
To ensure a minimum skill level of our participants and make things fairer for everyone, we will need you to describe your riichi experience during registration. It is preferred if you have a combination of both online and offline experience playing riichi.
There will be 10 han-chans played on Tenhou. Every han-chan is scheduled based on players’ availability so this is NOT a 1-day tournament. The exact format including eliminations will be released after the list of registrants is confirmed and will be informed via WhatsApp group. All games are played on weekday nights or weekends depending on players’ availability.
Players’ required commitment is to play 1 or 2 han-chans per day about 2 to 3 times a week. Special arrangements can be made for players who are going overseas etc BUT tell us BEFOREHAND.
Note that point penalties will be given if you are late for / completely forget your scheduled games.
Basically, Tenhou rules will be used except for the following changes:
- Aka nashi
- NO Buttobi (bankruptcy)
- NO Mid-Game Draws
- Atama Hane = NO double/triple ron
- NO Agari Yame = last dealer must ren-chan if he wins/tenpai
- NO Sudden Death = han-chan will stop at S4 even if all players below 30k
The playing speed will be 5 + 10 seconds.
- Top 4 players will represent Singapore for International Online Riichi Mahjong Competition 2020 (IORMC). 5th and 6th place will be substitute players.
- There will be some tangible prize for this time round. The prize will be announced after all players’ participation have been confirmed.
The registration starts on 7 June (Sunday) 12pm and ends on 21 June 11:59pm. It will be first register 1st serve. Allow us for some working time to confirm your registration. We will accept players in a group of 4 but will confirm receipt of your registration nonetheless.
All fields are required. Please note that you will be added to a Whatsapp group conversation when registration has been finalised.