Nothing like hosting a brunch and lots of Mah Jongg in the morning. What could be a better way to start the day? And what better way to end the day with this self-picked and really fun Mah Jongg hand of FFFF DDDD DD DDDD.
Another timely Q&A from Gladys Grad, the Grand Master of American-Style Mah Jongg.
A. It’s called a “simultaneous occurrence.” In all cases, the benefit of the doubt goes to the person claiming the tile. See the tournament rule below:
OFFICIAL MAH JONGG RULES FOR TOURNAMENTS
National Mah Jongg Tournaments®
Qualified for MAH JONGG MASTER POINTS® SANCTIONED MAH JONGG TOURNAMENTS
18. SIMULTANEOUS SITUATIONS: Sometimes a tile may be claimed at the same time as another player racks or discards their next tile. This comes under the “Mah Jongg Rule of Simultaneous Occurrence,” also known as “Interception,” “Precedence of Claims,” and “Concurrency.” In this event, the claimant will receive the benefit of the doubt. Please contact the Director for the official ruling in this matter.
What is your opinion on this? Let me know…
Wish I had been there!
From Anchorage, Alaska (get it? so cool…) comes this wonderful photo from our friend JoAnn. I am thrilled that our book, Mah Jongg The Art of the Game, can be found everywhere!!!
You might remember the blog posting from last week about our friend Audrey’s cats playing late-night Mah Jongg. Well, it appears that Audrey isn’t the only one with MJ-loving kitties. Our dear friend Stuart in Seattle sent me the following: “Ann, I suppose you’ll now be inundated with cat pics. Here is Nathan waiting for the tiles (Photo 3) and his predecessor Izzy waiting for the other players.”My doggie Lizzie couldn’t care less when the MJ tiles come spilling out. But I certainly never knew that Mah Jongg could be a “catty” game…
That Lynn Chorn from www.wherethewindsblow.com is one fabulous lady. She is one of the great supporters of the April 14th Stay Strong and Mahj On (SSAMO) luncheon and Mah Jongg event at Sarabeth’s, and has donated her fabulous pink glitter Breast Cancer Awareness Mah Jongg set for the raffle. And not only is she supporting this fun – and worthwhile – event but she has decided to share her generosity with everyone – this Breast Cancer Awareness set normally sells for $145.00 BUT for a limited time you can buy it for only $109.99.
I own this set and I can promise you that it is special and something that I treasure. It is a great gift for any and everyone, especially those whose lives – or the lives of loved ones – have been touched by breast cancer. This sale won’t last long so take advantage of this very special set while the price is so right!
Check out these wonderful “Find the Cure” Jokers that match the pink glitter tiles of the set:
And look at everything that comes with this set, including the great pair of dice and pink racks with pushers attached!BTW, the set also comes with ten regular pink glitter Jokers, just in case you want to use the “Find the Cure” pink ribbon tiles for something else.