Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New Perks for MJ Cruise in May 2016!

We're updating our cruise information.  Holland is now offering a free beverage package, up to $400 in stateroom credit and two dinners in the specialty restaurants if you book soon.  You can review the sailing itinerary and the perks at the AmericanWay Cruise link below.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at

We can't wait to play MJ on this transatlantic cruise and we'd love to have you join us.

We're packing up our Mah Jongg sets and setting out to sea.

On May 19, 2016, the doctors leave for a transatlantic cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We'll be stopping along the way in Bermuda, the Azores, Portland UK, Brugge Belgium and finally Amsterdam The Netherlands.

Of course, we'll be be playing Mah Jongg as we cruise!  Players from our regular games are joining us and we know that all of the 'at sea' days will be filled with Mah Jongg games.

We would love to expand our group of players and invite you to join us.  We'll contact Holland America about securing a place for us to play.

This is not a tournament, but an opportunity to travel and play Mah Jongg with some new friends.

If you have an interest in this cruise, you can find more info at the 14 Day Azores and Normandy Explorer or on American Way Cruise Vacations  (our booking agent who usually has a lower price.)

The Prinsendam is a small ship compared to other Holland ships and books up quickly.

If you have any questions, email the doctors and we'll get back to you.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Piscataway, NY Aug. 2015

Wow, has it been more than a week since we came back from Piscataway?

 The doctors had the best time at the Four Season’s Mah Jongg Tournament in Piscataway.

This 3 day tournament is a favorite of ours. There are 12 rounds of play and additional opportunities to enroll in mini-tournaments for a small fee.  So, mah jongg lovers can
enjoy 19 rounds (76 games!) of play in a weekend.  That’s a lot of great games!

Many of the players are familiar returnees but we did see some new faces in the crowd, reinforcing the fact that Mah Jongg is enjoying a new resurgence.  And we love to see so many mothers and their daughters, aunts and their nieces, and sisters enriching their bonds through mah jongg. Not to mention the groups of friends who extend their home game fun for an entire weekend.

Joanne Bourne is a master at organizing and facilitating tournament play.  She is an absolute pleasure to deal with! And we love the fact that participants must complete all tournament rounds regardless of their standing in the scores. 

The next Piscataway tournament is in November.  You can see all of the scheduled tournaments at the above link.  Susan and I will  be there in November.  We hope you will be there as well..  if we haven't met you yet, be sure to say hello!