Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!


The Official Publication of the National Mah Jongg League was delivered the other day.  A new card will soon be on its way!
Don’t forget to order yours.  You can order on line at www.nationalmahjonggleague.org starting January 2nd.

Our best wishes for your health and happiness in the year ahead!


~ Susan and Barbara 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Is it a League or an Association?

The National Mah Jongg League  has been in existence for more than 70 years and now has more than 350,000 members.

They:
  • set the official rules for the American version of the game 
  • publish the card each year that contains the standard hands for each year
  • settle disputes about the rules of the game
  • sell mah jongg merchandise 
  • replace missing tiles to match your set


The new card will arrive about April 1, 2012 this coming year.  This is an event that the Drs. anxiously await each year!  A new card!  New hands!  How exciting!


But did you know that there is also and American Mah Jongg Association.

They:
  • sponsor tournaments and events
  • sell mah jongg related items
  • maintain a mailing list regarding their events

This is the group that sponsored the first  North American Tournament of Mah-Jongg.  

The winners are posted on the website here.  Prize money ranged from $75 (for 12th)  to $2500 (for 1st)
Congrats to all of the winners!  Especially to Kate Forest.  I spoke with Kate during the games and found it was her FIRST tournament. Nice job, Kate!




Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Tiles that Bind

Need a gift for a die hard Mah Jongg Player?  Don't know what to get for your Mah Jongg playing mother-in-law?  Or maybe you need this for yourself.

This documentary has been around for awhile. I think I first saw it a few years ago on public television.  I loved it. You can see a brief preview at the link below.

The Tiles that Bind.

A wonderfully funny look at Mah Jongg players and their love for the game. 

What a great gift for a family member who is taken with the game!

If you are interested in having a copy, you can get one here!
for $20.  Or on Amazon.com for $25.




Thursday, December 1, 2011

Follow Up



So, back from the Tournament.  Regina Rosen won the Inaugural Championship Tournament and a prize of $2500.  
Woo hoo,   Regina!  Way to go!


As for me. Linda and I kept vying for last place....each time moving up or down one place.
At the end of the day, we were in the last two places. 

Believe it or not, I could have stayed another day and played 3 more rounds!