Sunday, February 13, 2022

MCR Marathon 2022

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

Mahjong Marathon is brought to you by Mahjong Time in conjunction with the Russian Mahjong Federation.

Starting and Ending Dates of each MCR Marathon 2022 Season

Season 1:February 15th - April 14th, 2022
Season 2:April 15th - June 14th, 2022
Season 3:June 15th - August 14th, 2022
Season 4:August 15th - October 14th, 2022
Season 5:October 15th - December 14th, 2022

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 a Medal on the avatar
Second Place - One Year of VIP or $80, and a Medal on the avatar
Third Place - One Year of VIP or $80, and a Medal on the avatar

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

Social Media Prize:
This marathon season we will have an additional prize of $150 for each marathon season for American and MCR for a total of $300. 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.

Three Best Hands Weekly Competition:
During the first season, an additional $30 will be awarded to players who accumulate the most points for their best three hands: 
First - $15
Second - $10
Third - $5
Starting Feb 16h, 2022 we will discontinue the best hand of the week.

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

Table Name:MCR 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:8
Player minimum belt:White Belt 


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 number 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.

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 that two or more players tie in both scores and hands won, the table points are split equally.

Game Disqualification

A table in which one or more players are 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. 

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