2014 Internet Mahjong Championship

For the past few years JPML has participated in and helped facilitate the Internet Mahjong Championship. Every year a number of pro’s are invited to play in the main tournament and qualifiers are held on Ron2 and Hangame for the remaining participants.

This year Garthe and I were chosen as professional representatives and we’ll both be playing on HanGame. I’ll be playing at 9pm JST on April 24th and Garthe will be playing on the 25th. You can view the games, so if anyone has a Hangame ID, we’ll be on the 4-player mahjong site. We’ll play 2 games to decide who moves on to the next round.

Here’s a list of the pro’s playing in the first round:

April 24th on Hangame (9pm JST)
Masaharu Tomotake
Masatoshi Sarukawa
Sho Shiratori
Kansuke Sugiura
Sho Koguruma
Yukiko Izumi
Yukina Shirakawa

April 25th on Hangame (9pm JST)
Yudai Maehara
Kenshi Katsumata
Hisato Sasaki
Dump Ohashi
Kohei Ide
Masato Morishita
Mari Takamiya

May 13 on Ron2
Masayoshi Ara
Satoshi Fujisaki
Yumi Uotani
Kazunori Takizawa

May 20 on Ron2
Yuko Ito
Naoki Setokuma
Kotaro Uchikawa

May 27 on Ron2
Makoto Sawazaki
Hiroshi Yamai
Saki Kurosawa
Aki Nikaido
Akira Wakutsu
Kozue Miyauchi

Of the above, plus 2 more pro’s to be determined and 32 qualifiers, 32 players will advance to the next round to be held on June 3rd.

From there 16 players will advance to the quarter finals on June 16th or 17th and then 8 more to the semi-finals on July 7th or 8th

The final four will battle it out in the final on August 10th.

Games are expected to be shown on JPML and Ron2’s YouTube channel, so if you can’t watch live, keep your eye out for videos to be updated later.

We’ll post our results here too so keep reading ReachMahjong.com!

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