World Series Of Mahjong

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The World Series Of Mahjong (Chinese:世界麻将大赛) is played to determine the World Champion in the board game Mahjong. Both men and women are eligible to contest this title, and the top finishers receive prize money with the champion also receiving a necklace. The tournament system competition takes place over a few days. Contestants must pay an entry fee and must provide proof that they are at least the age of 21.

History[edit]

The World Series Of Mahjong (WSOM) was established by World Mahjong Ltd.(WML) in 2007. Chunglai Hui, a designer from Hong Kong, won the first tournament.[1] Following tournaments were held in 2008, 2010, 2015 and a fifth will be held in 2017.[2]

Rule set[edit]

The rules for the tournament were developed by Alan Kwan as a slight modification of his Zung Jung (中庸) pattern-based scoring system.[3] The tournament uses sets of 136 tiles, excluding the bonus flower tiles, and pairs of dice. Prevailing wind is not recognized.

Champions[edit]

The names are ordered as Given name and Surname.

Tournament Winner 2nd place 3rd place 4th place
1 Chunglai HuiHong Kong Laifun LauHong Kong Chiehling YuTaiwan Chichung TseHong Kong
2 Kwokhung Ho(Alex Ho)Hong Kong Kamwing TongHong Kong Honam LamHong Kong Shigeru AonoJapan
3 Takkwan ChanHong Kong Jinlong PaoHong Kong Xunzhi YangTaiwan Jindai LiChina
4 Jian ZhaoChina Taro SuzukiJapan Siukui LaiHong Kong Chenglung PengTaiwan

Venues[edit]

Date Competition Place Venue
June 15–18, 2007 2007 World Series Of Mahjong Rua Cidade de Sintra, Nape, Macau Wynn Macau
September 18–21, 2008 2008 World Series Of Mahjong Rua Cidade de Sintra, Nape, Macau Wynn Macau
August 19–22, 2010 2010 World Series Of Mahjong Cotai Strip, Cotai, Macau Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel
December 5-6, 2015 2015 World Series of Mahjong Cotai Strip, Cotai, Macau Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007 WSOM
  2. ^ Macau 2016 tournament overview at World Series of Mahjong. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  3. ^ Kwan, Alan. Zung Jung. Retrieved 3 September 2016.

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