Thursday 24 April 2014

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157Monday, 17 March 2014 16:12
Mahjong News
Merci, Quentin!
I was really tired when writing this story… Thank you for the correction.
A bientôt!
Martin Rep
156Monday, 17 March 2014 14:05
Quentin Porcherot

The organizers of this tournament were Valérian and Quentin THOMAS. They were not playing.

155Tuesday, 25 February 2014 13:36
Yes, I fully agree that for small tournaments other seating schemes might be of better sense/ use.
For instance, ideal tournament is 5-sessions 16-players where everybody meets everybody.
154Tuesday, 25 February 2014 13:09

Besides that by 20 players it is still doubtful, if it would make any practical sense to use it (as everyone plays with 12 players out of the 19, which is 63%). I expect the tournaments, on which your software was used, were much bigger. I would say the optimal ratio should be below 50%, around 30-40% would be even better (so 32-40 players for 4H tournament).

153Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:59
I am wondering what type of Seating System was used for this tournament, random or equally-matched?
How many hanchans it was, 4 or 5?
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 13:08

The tournament had 4 hanchans, and it was played with random draw, although we considered also Swiss system for some time. But for time concerns we didn`t use it at the end, as we didn`t have any non-playing staff.

Riichi event in Moscow ‘Japan House’


MOSCOW - The biggest Russian reach mahjong club Tesuji is organizing an open riichi tournament in Moscow on May, 13th. Over forty Russians have already subscribed to the competition,  but Tesuji would also like to invite players from all over Europe to participate.

The rules are very close to JPML-B, with minor differences. Open tanyao is allowed. No red fives are used, there are no double yakuman hands. The primary criterion for the classification will be the average place, the secondary is total score. The full text of the regulations can be found on the Tesuji website.
The tournament will consist of four 90 minutes game hanchan (sessions). The winner will receive a valuable prize. Registration is already open on the club site, the fee is 600 roubles (€15). The venue will be the Business and Cultural Center ‘Japan House’. The competition is not MERS-rated by EMA.
More information can be found here. There you can also find a registration form and a list of regulations for the tournament.

Where to stay

Places to stay in Moscow:



Irina Konishcheva of Tesuji: “Another option is to contact the Tesuji riichi club directly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and we'll try to find some place to stay without searching through hostels. We have a good friendly community here, and many of us will be glad to welcome a foreign fellow player.

“There are already more than 40 registered players, but don't worry. We have reserved a few places for foreign players, so one has time to think and make a decision. Everyone can feel free to ask any questions in the comments on site or contact the representative of the club on the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We'll be glad to play with you.”

Promo video about the open Moscow tournament

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