2014 MCR Rulebook

BEIJING - Through an effort to make clarification on several points of rule, and also to help spread the popular game of mahjong, the World Mahjong Organization (WMO) has released an update to its official Mahjong Competition Rules (MCR), and also has introduced a simplified version of the rules called International Mahjong Primary Competition Rules (MPCR).

Competition with ‘weighted’ seating: the Furiten Riichi Tournament 2014.

AMSTERDAM – What is better? A mahjong tournament with a random seating (on registering, you draw a lot, and this determines which players you will meet), or a tournament based on performance during the tournament or maybe your position in the official rankings?

The Mahjong Museum in Chiba, Japan.

The Mahjong Museum in Chiba, Japan has closed down. Martin Rep remembers his visit to the museum in 2002. 

Red Coin Mah Jong 7th Edition, Shanghai Water by Dee Gallo, #4 of 40.

The mahjong sets she makes, cost up to one thousand US dollar and more. But don’t worry about that, the sets that Dee Gallo makes, are sold out almost before she has finished them. A talk with Dee Gallo, creator of the wildly successful limited edition mahjong sets from Red Coin Mah Jong. Scott Miller, author of ‘Mahjong from A to Zhú’, reports for Mahjong News.

Mahjong set by Chi Wing Lo.

KUALA LUMPUR – Australian furniture distributor ‘Space Furniture’ has made a great impression on the international design world by launching a showroom in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s dazzling capital, which was recently opened. Mahjong lovers who walked around at the big opening, were delighted by the mahjong set, designed by Hong Kong born top designer Chi Wing Lo.