Announcing the 2018 Mahjong Quick-Fire Tournament League!

Next Tournament

The next tournament is on 1st September at 21:00 EDT (18:00 PDT, Sun 2nd 01:00 UTC, 09:00 SGT).

Registration will start at 00:30 UTC.

Lobby URL (Note lobby change!): http://tenhou.net/0/?C21359294

Spectator link: http://tenhou.net/wg/?C2135

Live and previous results: https://tinyurl.com/mjquickfire

Format

The tournament is played on Tenhou.net. For more information on how to use Tenhou, there are links to multiple guides here

  • Registration is in the tournament lobby, from 30 minutes before the start time up until 5 minutes before the start time. To register, state that you intend to play in the lobby chat, or on Discord. Registration is done separately for each event.
  • Once registration is complete, the list of participants is randomised and match seatings are prepared. Seating is calculated so as to avoid players meeting twice in the first three rounds if possible.
  • All players will play through three hanchan, with scores being aggregated across the three rounds
  • Once the three rounds are complete, the top four players on score will go through to play a final hanchan. All other players receive their final placing based on score at this stage.
  • The placing of the final round will determine the final placing of the top four players, irrespective of score from the first three rounds or aggregate score across the event.
  • Each subsequent round will start five minutes after the completion of the longest game from the previous round. Players may request a small additional delay if required, this will be at the discretion of the organiser.
  • In the event that the number of players is not a multiple of four, and extra players cannot be found, the last player to register will be unregistered until the total is a multiple of four.
  • In the event of a tie for placings for the final after Round 3, the player(s) with the highest average final placing of opponents played will go through to the final

At the end of each tournament, players will receive ranking points as follows:

1st place = 5 points

2nd place = 4 points

3rd place = 3 points

4th place = 2 points

All other players who finish with am aggregate score equal to or above 0 will receive 1 point

Gameplay Rules

Games will be played using standard 3rd row Tenhou rules: played with red fives, open tanyao allowed, and 5+10 seconds per turn. There are three rule deviations:

  • South 4 round will only end when dealership passes as it would in any other round (i.e. no agariyame)
  • Players start with 30,000 points and return 30,000 points at the end (i.e. there is no oka)
  • Uma is +15 / +5 / -5 / -15

For a more detailed description of Tenhou rules, please see here

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Schedule

Tournaments are held on Sundays every two weeks, and are rotated between three time slots: 10am UTC, 6pm UTC, and 1am UTC. This is to (in theory) cater to all timezones equally.

Note that 1am UTC on Sunday equates to Saturday evening for American timezones.

Date UTC CEST PDT SGT
1 1st April 10:00 12:00 03:00
18:00
2 15th April 18:00 20:00 11:00 02:00
3 29th April (28th for Americas) 01:00 03:00 18:00 09:00
4 13th May 10:00
12:00 3:00
18:00
5 27th May 18:00 20:00 11:00 02:00
6 10th June (9th for Americas) 01:00 03:00 18:00 09:00
7 24th June 10:00 12:00 03:00 18:00
8 8th July 18:00 20:00 11:00 02:00
9 22nd July (21st for Americas) 01:00 03:00 18:00 09:00
10 12th August 10:00 12:00 03:00 18:00
11 19th August 18:00 20:00 11:00 02:00
12 2nd September (1st for Americas) 01:00 03:00 18:00 09:00
13 16th September 10:00 12:00 03:00
18:00
14 30th September 18:00 20:00 11:00 02:00
15 14th October (13th for Americas) 01:00 03:00 18:00 09:00

FAQ

How long does each event take?

There is no time cap for each round, so the amount of time events can take is variable. However, most events take around 2.5 to 3 hours for the first three rounds, and 3.5 to 4 hours total if you reach the final. Events may take less time, but it is recommended to budget around 4 hours for each event.

It says it’s a league – does that mean if I enter I have to play in every event?

No. The league element is there to provide a bit of competition across multiple events, but players are free to compete in as many or as few events as they wish. Participating in one event does not obligate a player to play in future events.

What’s the point of these tournaments?

These tournaments are intended to provide a bit of friendly competition within the riichi mahjong community, and to get people a bit more active in playing online tournaments. There are no prizes (for now – we might be able to have award Tenhou premium to winners if the participant numbers grow), and the format is intended to provide a bit of variance and not to be a substantial time commitment for participants. Play is for pride and bragging rights.

Can I stream games while I play/spectate?

Games may be streamed by anyone. If you are streaming your own games with minimal delay, you take full responsibility for anyone who may cheat by watching your stream (such cheating is obviously discouraged but tournament organisers are not going to resolve any disputes about it). All spectators on Tenhou will have an enforced 5 minute delay within the client.

I want to register in advance, is that possible?

No – registrations are only available within 30 minutes of the tournament start time. This is to prevent issues with people who either no-show or arrive late.

Results (After 10 Events)

Rank Name Points
1st Corak 15
2nd
4free 14
3rd tateniu 11
=4th Oyashiro 8
=4th 破顔の楽士 8
=6th RostiLFC 6
=6th 偽赤木 6
=6th anthto 6
=6th 二階堂夢乃 6
=6th Butane 6
=11th
Kyaru 5
=11th
DdR_Dan 5
=11th
MSamurai 5
=11th
Suffer 5
=11th
Harmonicks 5
=11th
Mai 5
=17th ジン・コガネ 4
=17th MihokoA 4
=17th Cheez 4
=17th headcube 4
=21st
clueless 3
=21st
MtrsNxz 3
=21st
xGeo 3
=21st
mounteba 3
=21st BackRank 3
=21st -Nosty- 3
=27th harphld 2
=27th Mastercl 2
=27th 漆原るか 2
=27th AGT2020 2
=27th zelkin 2
=32nd fr3netic 1
=32nd geekstor 1
=32nd 野梅 1
=32nd カーロス 1
=32nd Karolcia 1
=32nd jsdf 1
=32nd Jiemei 1
=32nd Piezoyo 1
=32nd SALARYJ 1
=32nd UNIVERSE 1
=32nd Squeakyz 1
=32nd CsBlue 1
=32nd Lilly 1
=32nd Guriido 1
=32nd デビッド 1
=32nd MrFeng 1