Wednesday 23 April 2014


Readers’ Comments

153Monday, 21 April 2014 14:33
Edwin Phua
I doubt we have to worry about this particular detail, because unless there are companies that sell such tables can ship worldwide and service such equipment, we will be unable to comply with this rule.

China itself has hundreds of brands, so only allowing some companies which meets its requirements provide tables for tournaments as an assurance seems reasonable.
152Monday, 21 April 2014 10:15
Senechal D.
If the WMCC plans on regulating the use of autodealers, could they publish a list? Also, what *authority* lets them decide table A is good, table B is bad? Have they had problems with Amos or Alban, and what exactly do they propose as a better alternative? --- Other than that, I suppose people who enjoy playing government rules now have the option to have fun playing simple government rules too. cough
151Monday, 21 April 2014 07:46
Edwin Phua
We have been following the changes to the main rules as well. This update (as well as the 2011 Chinese update) are mainly cosmetic in nature, as none of the rules have been significantly altered. A lot of problematic areas still exist in the fouls and penalties section without change, which have to be corrected via addenda released during each major competition, such as at WMC 2012, and at the recent China Mahjong Championship 2014.
150Monday, 21 April 2014 07:42
Edwin Phua
Probably, the major difference now is not actually the omission of several scoring elements, but the reduction of the winning requirement from 8 points to 6 points. This is probably concommittant with the omission of several important two-point scoring elements such as All Chows, All Simples, Seat Wind, and Round Wind.

Beginners may learn to play effectively within this system, but the full rules will be like a totally different system. Would habits learnt here be difficult to unlearn?
149Monday, 21 April 2014 07:39
Edwin Phua
We in Singapore have been analysing the new beginners' rules (the 'primary' rules) using the Chinese version which was released about two weeks earlier.

We are troubled by this new development, as we feel that the new beginners' rules may hinder learning of MCR rather than aid it. We feel that there are negative consequences in transitioning from this beginners' ruleset to the full ruleset for beginners.

‘Mahjong in Holland’ 2005 online

NIJMEGEN, the Netherlands - Finally! More than six years after the first Open European Mahjong Championship, the movie ‘Mahjong in Holland’ has been made available online. At the time, this comic feature was made to introduce the hosting country to the participants of the tournament. Directors Bram van Erkel and Jelte Rep have now granted permission to upload the movie to YouTube on the occasion of the 100th MERS tournament, which will take place this month at Bruck upon Mur, Austria.

 

In the movie, the couple Pa and Ma Jong (Wim and Griete Knieriem) claim that the game of mahjong is a Dutch invention, and they come with 'proof'. Finally, they convince skeptical Bram van Erkel. Meanwhile, the video shows a number of tourist highlights of the Netherlands, i.e. the windmills, the tulips, the Amsterdam canals and the old city of Nijmegen, where the OEMC2005 took place.

The European championship in Nijmegen was the first tournament organised by the European Mahjong Association (EMA). It was also the first competition with a ranking MERS: Mahjong Europe Ranking System. The 100th in this series will be the Bruck Mahjong Open, September 24~25. The coming month, Mahjong News will publish a number of articles about this special jubilee.

Comments (3)Comments are closed
1Thursday, 08 September 2011 10:59
Vitaly
I cannot see picture at youtube after 3:13
2Tuesday, 13 September 2011 20:33
Mark Chizhenok
Due to strong language this movie should be rated 18+
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3Wednesday, 14 September 2011 06:32
Martin Rep (Administrator)
The movie is updated - works fine now.
Thanks for reporting the problem.
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