Third edition of ‘Warsaw Mahjong Taikai’
- Published on Thursday, 20 October 2011 10:46
- Written by Szymon Lasota
WARSHAW - The Polish Mahjong League is organizing the third edition of its tournament, ‘Warsaw Mahjong Taikai 2011’, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, November 19th. After the success of the previous competitions, this year the Polish anticipate even more people to attend. All riichi mahjong players are invited to participate.
The rules of the WMT are based on the EMA-rules, but modified to fit Polish players. So e.g. kuitan nashi, kuikae ari, atamahane, ryanhan shibari, no cumulative yakuman and no double yakuman will be used. The tournament will consist of four hanchan, with 1.5 hour for each game. The entrance fee is only 15 zloty (4 euro).
Some info about PLM
The Polish Mahjong League is the biggest and the most active organization promoting mahjong and other Japanese games in Poland. PLM president Dominik Kolenda ended in the 8th position during the last European riichi mahjong championship, which is considered a good Polish debut in European tournaments. This year, PML became an official member-country of EMA.
In Poland, PLM teaches mahjong at every manga and fantasy convention, and special Japanese and Chinese culture events, game events and there are also mahjong meetings twice a week.
Starting next year, PLM will launch a regular league for all Polish mahjong players (with ranking and prizes), and internet tournaments. Furthermore, the league intends to organize up to three tournaments in 2012. Since the webpage is still under reconstruction, Facebook is used to inform about all the actions.