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2nd Vancouver Riichi Open Results!

Hey guys,

Thanks for the great turnout we saw for the tournament! We were excited to have so many participants, with over a dozen attendees arriving from outside of Canada. After three days and a total of 6 hanchans, here are your 2nd Vancouver Riichi Open winners!

  1. Casper T., British Columbia
  2. Daniel M., California
  3. David L., British Columbia
  4. Shane R., Washington
  5. Anne Q., British Columbia

Congratulations to all the winners and participants! We hope that everybody had a great time, and we hope to see you guys at our future events.


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2nd Vancouver Riichi Open

The UBC Mahjong Club will be hosting the 2nd Vancouver Riichi Open Tournament! Come join and compete against your fellow Riichi Mahjong players for glory.

For any inquiries, please contact the tournament organizer. Information is provided below.

Entry Fee: C$20.00; paid day of the tournament.
Sign-Up Sheet: link
Prizes: Prizing will be determined by tiers based on attendance.

20 24 28 32
1st $130 $150 $180 $200
2nd $80 $100 $120 $140
3rd $50 $60 $70 $80
4th $30 $40 $50 $50
5th $20 $20 $20 $20
Highest score across all round robin hanchans $10 $10 $10 $20

As an additional prize, 1st and 2nd will be awarded invitations to the World Riichi Championship. 3rd place will also be awarded an invitation if there are 32 attendees.

Tournament Structure:

  • Round Robin (6 rounds)
  • Top 8 play in seeded semi-finals
  • First/Second in each semi-final match advance to play a single hanchan in the finals
  • Third/Fourth in each semi-final match advance to play a single hanchan to determine placings from 5th to 8th

Ruleset: World Riichi Championship Rules

Organizer: Casper Tsai
Contact Information: ubcmahjongclub@gmail.com

Date: 10:00AM, May 6th – 7th
Location: Room 3206, UBC Nest

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Hey guys! Thanks to everyone who came by our booth on clubs days! Extra thanks to those who could help keep the booth up and running! Now that clubs days are over, it’s time to hold our yearly ICEBREAKER!

We’re having our ICEBREAKER event on Monday, Sept 26 in room 2504 at 7:15-9:00 (Sorry for the late notice). It’ll be a great opportunity for some of the newer members to meet some of our older members, and also start learning how to play mahjong along with other folks who are new to the game. Or, just play some more mahjong and meet new people if you already know how to play!

We look forward to seeing you there!


– Sebastian

Here’s a helpful floor map of the second floor in the nest to help you find what room we’ll be in (Pink room in the bottom right corner)


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From the President

Hey everyone! Thanks to everyone that came by to say hi at our booth, or even helped teach some new interested people how to play Mahjong!

To all the new people, welcome! Glad to see you’re interested in learning to play, or if you already know how to play, to play some more! Currently we’re not taking registration fees, so just come by and drop in anytime.

You can find us at the NEST, (new student union building (SUB)) in room 3206-B. We’re in the corner of the 3rd floor where the AMS Health Services is. We share a common area with other clubs, and within that big room we have our own separate room which we share with other clubs.

Depending on the day, we’re usually open between 11-5 on weekdays, but don’t be discouraged if you come by and nobody is around, try back later.

If you’re low on free time and want to make sure that there will be people there, try Friday afternoon/evening. There are guaranteed to be people around on Friday nights!


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Welcome Back!

Hello everyone!  Hopefully you’ve all had a nice break over the summer and are ready to get back to the books in the new school year.  The room has undergone some changes over the summer, and we’re happy to be sharing a space with the wonderful folks in the BrUBC club.

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We’re in the process of setting up for Imagine Day, the annual club showcase that runs along the main path through the campus.  Come on by from 1pm to 5pm to join in on a few pickup hands of Hong Kong and Japanese Riichi mahjong!

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Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy new years and happy family day. I hope all of you had a good chance to reconnect with your family and perhaps have had a few round of mahjong.

The mahjong club had been busy helping out different events around UBC. Here are some photos.

This one is from an event by SSA.

And this was in the NEST.

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The Chinese New Year is close

It is the time of the year, and many student clubs and associations are preparing their special events for the special time.

The Mahjong Club will join some of those!

  1. Asian New Years Festival at NEST on Jan 28th from 6 to 9 pm. This is brought to you by UBC ASIA, UBC JA, UBC CSA, and UBC SSA. Mahjong club will setup tables for you to enjoy! Check out the event page.
  2. Lunar New Year event by the Equity and Inclusion Office on Feb 5th from 12 to 4 pm. The location will be NEST. Again, MJC will setup tables. Event page.
  3. An event by UBC SSA on Feb 5th. The location is TBA.

Come to see us!

EDIT: Sorry there was a communication issue. The mahjong club will not participate in the event happening on Jan 28th.