Friday, September 14, 2012

School's Open!

School is in session and the doctors are getting ready to begin a new Mah Jongg class.
This semester we're offering the Beginning Mah Jongg class on Wednesday nights beginning on October 10th.  The class will be 2 hours long and continue for 6 weeks.

Registration is open through Lakeland Continuing Education. At the link go to Arts, Crafts and Games.

You can get the registration form at the link above, or watch for the flyer in your mail if you are a Lakeland district resident.
(Please note that in the flyer, the dates are correct, but the day of the week is not. This has been corrected in the online version but not in the print copy.)

We're excited about starting another round of classes and introducing new folks to the wonderful game of Mah Jongg!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Consider this

You are playing the following hand at a tournament:

11 222 11 222 3333

You have exposed 888 and 9999

You have these tiles in your hand:

77 88 and 77
you just need an 8 dot for Mah Jongg.

It comes down to the last tile of the game.
You pick a SOAP.  You don't want to discard it because it is a hot tile.
You can't win because there are no more tiles.
You don't want to throw an 8 dot, because there are none out and it could be hot.
There are two 7 craks out and two 7 dots out, but you have your pairs.

You throw a 7 dot and another player calls you dead, because there are already 2 of each  on the table.

Are you dead?

If you are,  it means you can't collect the 10 points for a wall game that all of the other players will get.

By throwing your seven dot, you are technically dead, because there are no more.....BUT....its the last tile of the game.

What do you think??