All variant rules have been standardised to follow WRC with the exception of only aka-dora. Please check Rules for details
League Points (LP) system
The league point system for this league will be as such:
Chombo Penalty: -30 LP , 4000 point payment to all other players, hand is redealt.
Missing sessions: No penalty
Attending the 9th and 10th session: +10 LP for the next league.
After 8th session, all players’ LP will be halved. There will be no fixed maximum LP gap implementation like last league.
Side league: Every 5 sessions, winner of side league can win 1 full session fee waiver.
Winner of the league: $40 voucher of your choice
Attendance Points (AP) system
The attendance points system for this league will be as such:
|1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Sit-out/ Spectator||Missing sessions|
Notable scoring rule changed
Please be reminded that there is now Kiriage Mangan, all the 4han 30fu hands are treated as Mangan.
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.