Yet another year has zoomed past.
The last entry on this blog was on 31st December 2012. The next one is this, almost an entire year after. I have neglected my blog again, but I do so without much regret! This year, I have been so busy doing all kinds of mahjong activities.
This blog was founded way back in 2007 to record the ups and downs of my interest in mahjong, and more importantly to document my efforts in promoting Mahjong Competition Rules (MCR), and competitive mahjong in general. Along the way, I got a little side-tracked into doing stuff in Singapore Style, but my main focus has always been MCR.
So, I am proud of what I and my associates and collaborators have achieved this year. Last year, we went to China to compete in the World Mahjong Championships 2012 (the major MCR tournament). This year, we built on our achievements and made preparations to get more deeply involved next year, for tournaments in China, Europe, and possibly Japan! This included growing a club network for competitive mahjong, and hosting a mahjong exchange with visiting players from China.
MCR Clubs: Nee Soon South CC Sport Mahjong Club and Thomson CC Mahjong Club
Besides the original club for playing MCR in Nee Soon South (see original post here), we have now set up another club for MCR in Thomson. This is to cater to the slowly but surely growing pool of MCR players. Sessions at the two clubs alternate for now, so this means at least one club session for MCR every week! Interested parties can contact me via the comments (remember to leave your contact details) to find out more!
Riichi Maajan Club
Additionally, since there was a void in the mahjong scene here and quite a lot of interest, we have also set up a section to play riichi maajan in the Sport Mahjong Club at Nee Soon South. Interested parties can go to this website, Playing Riichi Maajan in Singapore, to take a look. To get involved, go to the Newcomers page to get connected to the organiser, Feng.
There will definitely be more clubs in our plans! Hopefully, I will not be too busy to forget all about this blog. But that is a happy problem!
On to 2014! Happy New Year, everyone!