Archive for the ‘Clubs’ Category
Apr 17th, 2014
Uffda!!! What a weekend! What an experience!
Amazingly, our number one biggest surprise: people like mahjong.
No, really! It is quite the mystery how a group of people who love mahjong could underestimate how much people who love games would love mahjong, but we did.
By the third day we had an hours long waiting list for people trying to get a shot at playing on any of our 3 tables. And they’d sign up again when we had to kick them off so others could get a chance to play. It was a surprise success that I don’t think any of us anticipated.
Apr 12th, 2014
( text refers to images that Garthe has yet to submit. Something to look forward to)
Well a few more years and I may lose my sense of Americanity entirely!
The first day and a half we were mostly just hanging out and trying to hit a cool spot or two for food.
Apr 9th, 2014
We’re very excited to announce that the USPML will have booth space in the tabletop section of PAX Prime, being held in Boston MA from April 11 – 13! In addition to an open play area and a wide variety of mahjong products available for sale, the inimitable star power of Gemma Collinge and Garthe Nelson will be on display as our celebrity guests from overseas.
An offshoot of the “PAX Prime” convention located on the western seaboard, PAX East is a fairly new event first held in 2010. Despite it’s youth, the convention has grown at an astonishing rate and will be hosting over 65,000 guests this year. The PAX conventions are intended as a direct outreach from developers/designers/publishers to their audience, as opposed to the industry media focus of other events. The tabletop section has been one of the fastest growing segments of PAX East and being a part of it gives us a great chance to share our love of Riichi with thousands of gamers.
We’ll be taking signups for scheduled in-depth teaching sessions as well as running quick “how do I play this” tutorials for interested onlookers. Additionally, we’ll have plenty of merchandise available from tile sets to play mats to books and calendars. This is the first time that Riichi mahjong is going to have feature space at a major convention, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to reach out to such a varied audience. If you’re going to be at the convention, come and visit us at booth C125 in the Tabletop section – hope to see you there!
Nov 7th, 2013
Does anyone remember that report I wrote about the European Championship? Nope… Neither do I! But I’ll be on a plane tomorrow heading for the Korean Open in Seoul! So perhaps being forced to not have the internet for a few hours will mean I can write a report on the ERC rather than browse the internet for cat pictures.
Anyway! This is an update about the Korean Open. I’ll be going and playing. It’ll be my first time in Korea so I’m fairly excited. It’ll be interesting to see the style of the Korean riichi players. Also, if I can get internet access that doesn’t involve bankrupting myself with roaming charges, I’ll update progress on @MahjongGem.
Wish me luck!
Apr 24th, 2013
The Korean Mahjong League is holding an open tournament this year and is inviting foreign challengers to enter!
Jan 8th, 2013
Last year I had the privelage of meeting James Yu of the Korean Mahjong League. Here he writes about KML’s achievements in 2012 and prospects for the New Year.
Happy new year! KML proceeded toward to the good of Korean Mahjong culture, and successfully has achieved several deeds in 2012.
Jan 26th, 2011
Oct 26th, 2010
Hello, it’s Charlyn from the USPML, with some brief news and updates for this month.
Open Play events scheduled for the rest of 2010
Sep 27th, 2010
Hello. It’s Charlyn. Sorry you haven’t heard from me here in a while. We’re still active, it’s just me who’s been quiet, so I’ll give you a short update about what we’ve been doing.
Jul 25th, 2010
When I was first invited to participate in the 2010 EC Riichi Tournament, I felt a mixture of honor and trepidation. Obviously I was delighted to participate, but I had no idea what to expect! This trip was a lot of firsts for me – my first time visiting Europe, my first serious tournament, and my first time meeting most of the EMA players and others I’d be encountering. Needless to say, I was pretty nervous about traveling to an unfamiliar country and introducing myself! Fortunately it turned out to be a great time.