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The Montréal Riichi Mahjong Club is proud to invite you to our yearly tournament. We are organizing the 5th Montréal Riichi Open on September 28 and 29, 2019! This event will be held at the École de Technologie Supérieure!

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Venue

École de Technologie Supérieure
1100, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal, Québec
H3C 1K3

How to Get There

Take the Montréal Métro and get off at Bonaventure Station (Orange Line). Exit toward Peel Street, and go south until you reach Notre-Dame Street.

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Lodging

You will have to take care of your own lodging. We recommend using your
favourite homestay network for the weekend.

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Tournament

Structure

  1. Unless explicitely mentioned, rulings for the Riichi Montréal Open 2019 will be aligned with the tournament rulings from NARMA’s latest publicly available revision. For further details, please refer to the WRC.
  2. There will be four (4) games held on Saturday September 28, two (2) in the morning and two (2) in the afternoon. Exact schedule during the day is still subject to further change by the Club.
  3. There will be four (4) games held on Sunday September 29, two (2) in the morning and two (2) in the afternoon. Exact schedule during the day is still subject to further change by the Club.
  4. The last two (2) games on Sunday September 29 are final games. Trophies or medals will be given to the eight (8) finalists. Please note that there is no semi-final, the final will be played over two hanchans.
  5. We expect good will and fair sportsmanship from all attendees, be they players or staff. Once a game is finished, we ask players to give their final scores in a timely fashion, and respect those that are still playing by leaving the room quietly.

Amenities

Lunch on both days of the tournament are offered free of charge by the Club! All players are invited to participate and engage with other attendees during lunchtime.

Prizes

Prizes are still to be determined. Entry fees and all expenses to that event are the responsibility of the player. Players eligible for this award have 15 days to confirm their participation: this award is not transferrable to a third party. If a player is unable to use this award, it will be awarded to the next best ranking player at the tournament.

Other prizes will not exceed a total value of CAD 100, as per laws set by the Government of Quebec and the Régie des alcools, des courses, et des jeux du Québec.

Rankings

The rankings will be posted online to the riichiout tournament page when they will be available. We will also try to provide updates to the page after each hanchan.

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FAQ

How do I get there?

Please check venue informations. That page has everything you need to know on how to subscribe to the tournament, how to get there, get schedules, etc.

What will we eat? (I’m allergic!)

Lunchtime is managed by the Club Riichi de Montréal. Lunches and snacks are included in the subscription price. Snacks (sandwiches, cookies, chips) and drinks (water, soda pops, iced tea) are unlimited free of charge during the tournament. WARNING! IF YOU ARE SUBJECT TO ANY KIND OF ALLERGIES, ADVISE US DURING THE SUBSCRIPTION PROCESS! We will take care, up to our abilities, of any requirements you may have regarding lunches and foodstuff. You are expected to carry your own emergency products (eg. “Epipen”), and have it on yourself, from the beginning up until the end of the tournament. Club Riichi de Montréal rescinds itself from any responsibility regarding omission, loss, or theft, or any similar circumstances of the aforementioned products.

I haven’t totally paid my subscription. Are there any issues?

You must have paid all subscription fees before September 23. If you haven’t paid everything, but can do so before the first game, you can do so at the door. We accept late payments one (1) hour before the first game. Please note that this kind of transaction is cash only (no credit, no debit, no online payment, no cheques). All payments will be done with at least two (2) staff members as witness.

If you can’t pay all fees, the Club Riichi de Montréal will refuse your subscription. In case of partial payment, Club Riichi de Montréal will reimburse you by the amount you already paid. This does not cover any accomodation or transportation fees.

Complete refunds are only made in the following cases: a late registrant is not able to participate due to numbers, or a player who has been approved to withdraw by tournament staff.

Should a player not be able to participate and know in advance, their registration fees can be transferred to a replacement player before the end of the registration period (September 23).

I have a friend / family / other without subscription. Can they be a spectator?

Sadly, no one besides staff, umpires and subscribed players can be in the tournament location during the event. This is to avoid cheating and distract players.

Where do I sit?

Staff committee will have planned seating for all players, for all games, before the tournament. Before the first game, you will need to present yourself at the reception table. This will let you get your official tournament badge. Please do not lose it, as it has a number that will identify you during the game.

What to do in case of cheating?

If you have founded suspicions that a player is cheating, raise your hand and ask for an umpire immediately, even if it happens in the middle of a game. Official staff will resolve any conflict.

WARNING! If, for any reason or another, you make any false accusation regarding cheating, official staff owns the right of expulsing you from the current game up to and until tournament’s end. You will lose your ranking and cumulated points. You will not be allowed to communicate with any other player. You will not be reimbursed subscription fees.

What do I do when a game is done?

Each player has a right to respect and silence during the tournament. In order to help them remain concentrated, please remain seated and talk in a low voice when announcing your points to the umpire. When tallying is done, get up and get out of the tournament room. Only then you can debate who had the most bestest hand in the last game.

If my score drops below zero, do I stop playing?

No. A game ends after last oya in the south round loses, or time is up. A special negative twenty thousand (20’000) point stick is available for exchanging with another player. When tallying, umpires will note the absence of this stick and deduce the correct amount from your final points.

Montréal is nice this time of year. Can I visit?

It is your responsibility to plan for anything concerning accomodation, food, tickets, transportation, etc. The Club Riichi de Montréal is not responsible for any issue you may encounter during your trip outside of the tournament hours.

But! Please send us any enquiry about interesting sights or events and good places to attend to. Montréal is a nice city, and it will be our pleasure to let you discover it to its fullest.

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Participant List

The following people have registered for the 5th Montréal Riichi Open :

Name Country
Alexander Levin Canada
Anne Rinfret Canada
Carey Yu Canada
Claudel Bilodeau Canada
Estey Gerstner United States
Eva Yung Canada
Grant Mahoney Canada
James Wang Canada
Joseph McGowan Canada
Leo Zhang Canada
Lorenzo Desrosiers Canada
Michael McLeod Canada
Noah Bock United States
Simon Chen Canada
Steve Augustin United States
Steve Smith United States
Ty Kennedy United States

The substitute players for this tournament will be :

Loïc Roberge
Mathieu St-Jean-Champion
Shan Kuang
Sébastien Bouchard
Bao Nguyen
Pak-Kei Wong

Your referee for this tournament will be :

Alexandre Boily

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Contact

To subscribe to the tournament, or for any enquiries, comments, questions and precisions, please fill in the form below. We will get back in touch as soon as possible for the actual payment process.

SUBSCRIPTION MUST BE MADE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15 AT THE LATEST! We accept payments until September 22, but actual subscription must be completed one week before. Simply filling this form with your name and email is enough to subscribe, as long as it is done before September 15.

Prices are:

  • CAD 50.00, or
  • USD 45.00