Thursday, February 11, 2021

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
Entry Fee:1500 Dragon Chips
Show Game Helper:No
Wait for Reconnect:No
Move Time:8 sec
Game Timer:100 minutes
Table minimum points:0
Player minimum belt:White Belt


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.


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. 

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