Mah Jongg is not just a game. It has become a part of my life that allows me to entertain my Mah Jongg-playing friends, cook great meals to serve to them and test my mental skills during our game play (which, hopefully, is often).
Well, much to my heart’s delight, the two organizations are talking with one another and it looks like we are going to see SSAMO raise awareness and funds for various breast cancer foundations at the Destination Mah Jongg tournaments.
Are you ever confused as to where and when the next tournament is being held? Would you like a schedule of Mah Jongg cruises? Have you been looking for a Mah Jongg blog or website to follow? Well, search no more…Fern Oliphant in Tampa, Florida and Sheryl Perry in Bellmore, New York, have put together a comprehensive website andFacebook page – Destination Mah Jongg –that pretty much says it all. Eight qualifier tournaments (along with all policies and rules plus you can actually register and pay right from this site), cruise information, and websites and blogs are all listed with the necessary links. As the website says, “A community for beginners and seasoned American Mah Jongg players, a destination to delight, engage and fill you with knowledge about the game you love to play – “
But the really big news about this website is that the series of 8 qualifier tournaments will lead up to the 1st Inaugural Mah Jongg World Championship in Las Vegas on July 22 – 24, 2016: “Mah Jongg, it’s not your grandmother’s game anymore. In a bold move, Destination Mah Jongg grabs this game by its tiles and offers the largest payday in American Mah Jongg tournament history and announces 2016 Mah Jongg World Championship to be hosted by Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.”
Here’s the official write-up: “MahJongg players rejoice and are dusting off their game tables. In the past few years there has been a huge resurgence in the game of MahJongg as well as interest for more tournaments. Today’s MahJongg play is a long way off from your Grandma’s game. Fern Oliphant from Tampa Florida and Sheryl Perry from 4 Winds Mah Jongg in New York have partnered together and have created Destination MahJongg and the MahJongg World Championship, soon to be a history making event and company. Destination MahJongg will be the host of high stakes MahJongg Tournaments around the country all leading up to the MahJongg World Championship where the best of the best will be invited to come and play. We proudly partnered Destination MahJongg with the Westgate, Las Vegas for the Championship to be held on July 22-24 2016.Destination MahJongg’s website (www.destinationmahjongg.com) an aggregator where you can find all things MahJongg. A community for beginners and seasoned MahJongg players, a destination to delight, engage and fill you with knowledge about the game we love to play. It is a source for MahJongg News, Tournaments and Cruises from around the country on an interactive map. It is a place to visit and find all your favorite FB pages and MahJongg Bloggers. In coming months, you will be able to find teachers around the country, events around the country, unique MahJongg sets and products. Destination MahJongg came from the love of the game. Luckily we sometimes get a chance just to do what we love.. We welcome all and hope you enjoy the site and our qualifiers as much as we enjoyed building it.”
Congratulations for a job well done and a website that we all will enjoy!