Thursday, August 05, 2021

We are inviting you to join the tournament in memory of Adrie Van Geffen – a3geffen.


On June 14th, 2021, Adrie Van Geffen – a3geffen has passed away unexpectedly, and the world has lost a truly great man and a mahjong guru. He played many mahjong rules including MCR, Riichi, Hong Kong, Taiwanese very well.

Our relationship with Adrie started at the dawn of the Mahjong Time project. Adrie Van Geffen helped us with the tricky mahjong rules and scorings. He always had the time to listen and gave advice and assistance when needed.

He also ran a column in our blog, with tips and pointers for new and more skilled players. Adrie was always extremely helpful to new players in their endeavor to learn the game. Prayers and fond memories are what we must remember Adrie.

Adrie particularly enjoyed playing in our tournaments, and in his memory, we will host a tournament each year on Adrie’s birthday. This year we will play MCR rules. Perhaps, next year Riichi to continue Adrie Van Geffen’s legacy. It was truly a pleasure to have gotten to know Adrie, he will be missed dearly:

Adrie's Personal Page

Tournament details for the year 2021:


Date: Monday, August 16th 2021
Time: 10 AM Pacific Time; 6:00 PM UTC
Tournament Total Time: 4 Hours and 5 min; three seventy five-minute rounds with a 10- minute break between rounds
Prizes:
1st place prize: 1 year of VIP + 5000 Golden Coins
2nd place prize: 4000 Golden Coins
3rd place prize: 3000 Golden Coins
4th place prize: 2000 Golden Coins
5th place prize: 1500 Golden Coins
6th place prize: 1500 Golden Coins
7th place prize: 1500 Golden Coins
8th place prize: 1500 Golden Coins
9th place prize: 1000 Golden Coins
10th place prize: 1000 Golden Coins

Fees:
Tournament Entry is Free: 300 Golden Coins will be refunded after successful completion of the tournament.

Thursday, March 04, 2021

MES MCR Tournament

MCR stands for Mahjong Competition Rules also known as CO or Chinese official rules.

MES Tournament is a two-day-long online tournament that would take place on Saturday, March 20th, and Sunday, March 21st.

Tournament Schedule: https://mahjongtime.com/TimeTable.aspx?tourId=11182
The organizer of this event is Organized by the Mahjong Club Mahjong En Seine - MES 

Dates and Time

March 20th, 2021Saturday - 11:00 Paris, France; 5:00 AM EST; 10:00 AM GMT 
March
21st, 2021
Sunday - 11:00 Paris, France; 5:00 AM EST; 10:00 AM GMT 

Server Time Zone: Pacific Time; Offset: UTC: -8:00/-7:00

Tournament Prizes


1st Place winner: 
  • $250 
  • One Year of VIP membership
  • 15,000 Golden Coins
2nd Place winner:
  • $150 
  • One Year of VIP membership
  • 10,000 Golden Coins
3rd Place winner::  
  • $100
  • One Year of VIP membership
  • 5,000 Golden Coins


Registration and Check-in:


60 minutes before the tournament starting time.  The registered players are required to check-in (login to the game) 15 minutes before the tournament starts.
Any player that won't play at the tournament for more than 26 minutes in one round may be disqualified and may not be able to join the next round of the competition. Also, your entry fee will not be refunded.

Scoring:


At the end of each round, each player will receive a "table point" according to the score. The table point assignment is as follows:
  • Highest score: 4 pts
  • 2nd highest score: 2 pts
  • 3rd highest score: 1 pts
  • Lowest score: 0 pt
If two (or more) players tie for a position, they share equally the added points. For example 0.5 points each (half of 1 + 0) for two players sharing the last position. Tournament rankings are determined through table points. Players with more table points in a game earn higher placement in the tournament. If a tie in table points occurs between players, the player with the highest overall score will be ranked higher. In the unlikely event that two players are tied in both table points AND overall score, the player that won more hands in the game will be ranked higher.

Table Details

Rules:MCR
Table Name:MES Tournament 
Rated:Yes
Entry Fee:*500/100 Golden Coins($5/$1)
Show Game Helper:No
Wait for Reconnect:No
Rounds:3
Move Time:7 sec
Game Timer:100 minutes
Table minimum points:8
Player minimum belt:White Belt


Fees:


*The tournament entry fee is 500 Golden Coins ($5). Mahjong Time subscribers/members receive 400 Golden Coins back to their account after successful completion of the tournament. All players MUST be the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction or at least 21 years (whichever is greater). Nobody under this age limit is permitted to the tournament. The player must be a Mahjong Time member at the time of registration.

The Tournament is played by the corresponding rules. See the game info section of this web site for a detailed description of the rules: Read MoreThe Terms and Conditions of the MahjongTime account agreement apply. 



Thursday, February 11, 2021

MCR Marathon 2021

MCR stands for Mahjong Competition Rules also known as CO or Chinese official rules.

Mahjong Marathon is a one-year-long competition divided into five seasons.
More than 1,100 players from 39 countries participated in Mahjong Marathon 2020.
Mahjong Marathon is brought to you by Mahjong Time in conjunction with the Russian Mahjong Federation.

Starting and Ending Dates of each MCR Marathon 2021 Season

Season 1:February 15th - April 14th, 2021
Season 2:April 15th - June 14th, 2021
Season 3:June 15th - August 14th, 2021
Season 4:August 15th - October 14th, 2021
Season 5:October 15th - December 14th, 2021

Server Time Zone: Pacific Time; Offset: UTC: -8:00/-7:00

Tournament Prizes

For the Winners of the One-Year-Long Competition:
First Place - One Year of VIP or $80, and Medal on the avatar
Second Place - One Year of VIP or $80, and Medal on the avatar
Third Place - One Year of VIP or $80, and Medal on the avatar


For Winners of Each Marathon Season:
First Place - One Year of VIP Membership or 10,000 Gold Coins, and Medal on the avatar
Second Place - One Year of VIP Membership or 10,000 Gold Coins, and Medal on the avatar
Third Place - One Year of VIP Membership or 10,000 Gold Coins, and Medal on the avatar

Additional Prize:
This marathon season we will have an additional prize of $150 for each marathon season for American, MCR, and Riichi marathons for a total of $450. This prize will be awarded to the first-place winner of each season as long as at least a week before the end of the season first-place winner posts a screenshot or a video and a comment of his/her marathon game(s) of the current marathon season to any of the major social media networks.

If the season first-place winner doesn't qualify for this additional prize, the next qualifying player down the ranking of the marathon will receive the prize. Thus, even if you do not win first place in the tournament, you could still receive this additional prize.

Plus in observance of Chinese New Year, all high score hands will be rewarded with a lucky $10 to pass on a year of good fortune and blessings
Minimum Hand Value Required for $10 Prize: 300


Special thanks to the Russian Mahjong Federation that started the Marathon.

Prizes for the Russian team; For Winners of each Marathon Season:
First Place - 1000 Gold Coins
Second Place - 500 Gold Coins
Third Place - 300 Gold Coins

For the winners of the year-long competition:
First Place - VIP Yearly, Medal on the avatar
Second Place - Premium, Medal on the avatar
Third Place - Premium, Medal on the avatar

Registration and Check-in

There is no need to pre-register for this tournament as this tournament starts as soon as four players are present at the table.

Marathon Table Details

Rules:MCR
Table Name:MCR Marathon - X
Rated:Yes
Entry Fee:1500 Dragon Chips
Show Game Helper:No
Wait for Reconnect:No
Rounds:4
Move Time:8 sec
Game Timer:100 minutes
Table minimum points:8
Player minimum belt:White Belt 


Score

a. Winner of the Season:
The winners of each table convert their table scores to Table Points(TP):

First Place - 4 TP
Second Place -2 TP
Third Place -1 TP
Fourth Place -0 TP

Score = (Average TP + Average TP Best 10 Games)/2

Average TP - the average table points accumulated during the Season.
Average TP Best 10 Games - the average table points of player's highest scores during 10 consecutive games.

Rank = 1000*(N-P)/(N-1)

N - the numbers of players with a minimum of 4 games in the marathon
P - players position in the marathon

b. Winner of the MCR Marathon 2021
The ultimate winner of the marathon is the player who scores the most Rank Points of her/his best 4 seasons out of 5 seasons total.

Ties 
When two or more players tie for a position, the player with the highest sum of scores of the player's best ten consecutive games is ranked higher. In the unlikely event that two or more players tie in both Score and the sum of table scores of player's best ten consecutive games, the player who has more games played in the marathon ranks higher in the Marathon results.
When two or more players tie for table points, the player who has won more hands during the game is ranked higher.  In the unlikely event when two or more players tie in both scores and hands won, the table points are split equally.

Game Disqualification

At a table in which one or more player is absent for 100 or more moves is automatically disqualified and the entry fees are returned to the remaining players.

Player Disqualification

a. Temporary Suspension
The participants of the tournament receive up to two temporary 72-hour  suspensions from entering the Marathon games when the marathon players are absent from their tables for more than 100 moves during the first two rounds of the tournament match.

b. Permanent Disqualification
The participants of the competition are permanently excluded from entering the Marathon games for the whole season dues to their absence in the marathon for the third time.

Please note that Tournament Organizers reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify and ban players from any future tournament or event organized by Mahjong Time.


The Terms and Conditions of the MahjongTime account agreement apply. 

European Riichi Marathon 2021

European Riichi  Rules are also known as RCR and Riichi EMA rules.

Mahjong Marathon is a one-year-long competition divided into five seasons.

More than 1,100 players from 39 countries participated in Mahjong Marathon 2020. 

Starting and Ending Dates of each European Riichi Marathon 2021 Season

Season 1:February 15th - April 14th, 2021
Season 2:April 15th - June 14th, 2021
Season 3:June 15th - August 14th, 2021
Season 4:August 15th - October 14th, 2021
Season 5:October 15th - December 14th, 2021

Server Time Zone: Pacific Time; Offset: UTC: -8:00/-7:00

Tournament Prizes

For the Winners of the one-year-long competition:
First Place - One Year of VIP or $80, and Medal on the avatar
Second Place - One Year of VIP or $80, and Medal on the avatar
Third Place - One Year of VIP or $80, and Medal on the avatar


For Winners of each Marathon Season:
First Place - One Year of VIP Membership or 10,000 Gold Coins, and Medal on the avatar
Second Place - One Year of VIP Membership or 10,000 Gold Coins, and Medal on the avatar
Third Place - One Year of VIP Membership or 10,000 Gold Coins, and Medal on the avatar


Additional Prize:
This marathon season we will have an additional prize of $150 for each marathon season for American, MCR, and Riichi marathons for a total of $450. This prize will be awarded to the first-place winner of each season as long as at least a week before the end of the season first-place winner posts a screenshot or a video and a comment of his/her marathon game(s) of the current marathon season to any of the major social media networks

If the season first-place winner doesn't qualify for this additional prize, the next qualifying player down the ranking of the marathon will receive the prize. Thus, even if you do not win first place in the tournament, you could still receive this additional prize.

Plus in observance of Chinese New Year, all high score hands will be rewarded with a lucky $10 to pass on a year of good fortune and blessings
Minimum Hand Value Required for $10 Prize: 32,000

Prizes for the Russian team; For Winners of each Marathon Season:
First Place - 1000 Gold Coins
Second Place - 500 Gold Coins
Third Place - 300 Gold Coins

For the winners of the year-long competition:
First Place - VIP Yearly, Medal on the avatar
Second Place - Premium, Medal on the avatar
Third Place - Premium, Medal on the avatar

Registration and Check-in

There is no need to pre-register for this tournament as this tournament starts as soon as four players are present at the table.

Marathon Table Details

Rules:European Riichi
Table Name:EMA Marathon - X
Rated:Yes
Entry Fee:1500 Dragon Chips
Show Game Helper:No
Wait for Reconnect:No
Rounds:2
Move Time:8 sec
Game Timer:100 minutes
Table minimum points:1
Player minimum belt:White Belt 


Score

a. Winner of the Season:

Score = (Average TS + Average TS Best 10 Games)/2

Average TS - the average score accumulated during the Season.
Average TS Best 10 Games - the average score of player's highest scores during 10 consecutive games.

Rank = 1000*(N-P)/(N-1)

N - the numbers of players with a minimum of 4 games in the marathon
P - players position in the marathon

b. Winner of the European Riichi Marathon 2021
The ultimate winner of the marathon is the player who scores the most Rank Points of his/her best 4 seasons out of 5 seasons total.

Ties 

When two or more players tie for a position,  the player who has more games played in the marathon ranks higher in the Marathon results.
 In the unlikely event that two or more players tie in both scores and games played, the player who has a higher Mahjong Time rating is ranked higher.

Game Disqualification

At a table in which one or more player is absent for 50 or more moves is automatically disqualified and the entry fees are returned to the remaining players.

Player Disqualification

a. Temporary Suspension
The participants of the tournament receive up to two temporary 72-hour  suspensions from entering the Marathon games when the marathon players are absent from their tables for more than 50 moves during the first two rounds of the tournament match.

b. Permanent Disqualification
The participants of the competition are permanently excluded from entering the Marathon games for the whole season dues to their absence in the marathon for the third time.

Please note that Tournament Organizers reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify and ban players from any future tournament or event organized by Mahjong Time.

The Terms and Conditions of the MahjongTime account agreement apply. 

American Mah Jongg Marathon 2021

Mahjong Marathon is a one-year-long competition divided into five seasons.
More than 1,100 players from 39 countries participated in Mahjong Marathon 2020. 

Starting and Ending Dates of each American Mah Jongg Marathon 2021 Season

Season 1:February 15th - April 14th, 2021
Season 2:April 15th - June 14th, 2021
Season 3:June 15th - August 14th, 2021
Season 4:August 15th - October 14th, 2021
Season 5:October 15th - December 14th, 2021


Server Time Zone: Pacific Time; Offset: UTC: -8:00/-7:00

Tournament Prizes

For the Winners of the One-Year-Long Competition:
First Place - One Year of VIP or $80, and Medal on the avatar
Second Place - One Year of VIP or $80, and Medal on the avatar
Third Place - One Year of VIP or $80, and Medal on the avatar

For Winners of each Marathon Season:
First Place - One Year of VIP Membership or 10,000 Gold Coins, and Medal on the avatar
Second Place - One Year of VIP Membership or 10,000 Gold Coins, and Medal on the avatar
Third Place - One Year of VIP Membership or 10,000 Gold Coins, and Medal on the avatar

Additional Prize:
This marathon season we will have an additional prize of $150 for each marathon season for American, MCR, and Riichi marathons for a total of $450. This prize will be awarded to the first-place winner of each season as long as at least a week before the end of the season first-place winner posts a screenshot or a video and a comment of his/her marathon game(s) of the current marathon season to any of the major social media networks. 

If the season first-place winner doesn't qualify for this additional prize, the next qualifying player down the ranking of the marathon will receive the prize. Thus, even if you do not win first place in the tournament, you could still receive this additional prize.

Plus in observance of Chinese New Year, all high score hands will be rewarded with a lucky $10 to pass on a year of good fortune and blessings
Minimum Hand Value Required for $10 Prize: 420


Registration and Check-in
There is no need to pre-register for this tournament as this tournament starts as soon as four players are present at the table.

Marathon Table Details

Rules:NMJL Card 2020/2021
Table Name:AM - Marathon - X
Rated:Yes
Entry Fee:1500 Dragon Chips
Show Game Helper:No
Wait for Reconnect:No
Rounds:1
Move Time:8 sec
Game Timer:100 minutes
Table minimum points:0
Player minimum belt:White Belt



Score

a. Winner of the Season:

Score = (Average TS + Average TS Best 10 Games)/2

Average TS - the average score accumulated during the Season.
Average TS Best 10 Games - the average score of player's highest scores during 10 consecutive games.

Rank = 1000*(N-P)/(N-1)

N - the numbers of players with a minimum of 4 games in the marathon
P - players position in the marathon

b. Winner of the American Mah Jongg Marathon 2020
The ultimate winner of the marathon is the player who scores the most Rank Points of her/his best 4 seasons out of 5 seasons total.

Ties 

When two or more players tie for a position,  the player who has more games played in the marathon ranks higher in the Marathon results.
 In the unlikely event that two or more players tie in both scores and games played, the player who has a higher Mahjong Time rating is ranked higher.

Game Disqualification

At a table in which one or more player is absent for 50 or more moves is automatically disqualified and the entry fees are returned to the remaining players.

Player Disqualification

a. Temporary Suspension
The participants of the tournament receive up to two temporary 72-hour  suspensions from entering the Marathon games when the marathon players are absent from their tables for more than 50 moves during the first two rounds of the tournament match.

b. Permanent Disqualification
The participants of the competition are permanently excluded from entering the Marathon games for the whole season due to their absence in the marathon for the third time.

Please note that Tournament Organizers reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify and ban players from any future tournament or event organized by Mahjong Time.

The Terms and Conditions of the MahjongTime account agreement apply.