Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th August 2018
The Broadwater Pavilion in Godalming, Surrey, UK
MERS 2 rated event, 8 Hanchans, 2 days
The Tournament will be held in the main function room of the Broadwater Pavilion. Complimentary Tea & Coffee will be available during all breaks and other refreshments will be available from the licensed bar.
|Saturday 4th August||9.00 a.m.||Registration|
|9.30 a.m.||Tournament Briefing|
|9.40 a.m.||Hanchan 1|
|11.25 a.m.||Hanchan 2|
|1.45 p.m.||Hanchan 3|
|3:30 p.m.||Hanchan 4|
|5.15 p.m.||Hanchan 5|
|6.45 p.m.||Play closes|
|Sunday 5th August||9.00 a.m.||Registration|
|9.30 a.m.||Hanchan 6|
|11.15 a.m.||Hanchan 7|
|1.45 p.m.||Hanchan 8|
|3.30 p.m.||Results and Prizes|
What is the format & rules?
The tournament will be a held over eight hanchans in total. Player rotations will be calculated randomly but will minimise the likelihood of playing the same opponent multiple times.
The tournament will follow the Riichi rules as codified by the European Mahjong Association (revision April 2016). Click here to open as PDF.
A yaku overview and summary sheet will be available to all players at the event (click here to open as PDF).
The tournament entry fee is £48 and entry is provisionally limited to 48 players. All entries will be treated as provisional until payment is completed.
A bit about the local area and the event venue.
Godalming is a historic market town located in Surreysituated in some of the finest countryside in southern England. Narrow attractive streets, lined with many ancient and historic buildings, lie alongside the River Wey. Godalming is a town with many famous sons and daughters, for example, artist, gardener and craftswoman, Gertrude Jekyll, and in 1881 became the first town in the world to have electric public street lighting.
Godalming also formed the backdrop for the romantic comedy and Christmas movie, the Holiday; where hollywood star Cameron Diaz and London newspaper editor Kate Winslet look to escape during the holidays by doing a house swap. Jude Law and Jack Black also star as the love interests.
Godalming is located 30 miles to the south west of London. Godalming has good access by road (A3), and by rail from London Waterloo (47 mins), as well as a convenient cross country rail link via Guldford from London’s Gatwick airport (LGW).
The Broadwater Pavillion
The Broadwater Pavillion is the newly built home of Guildford Rugby Club, a community amateur sports club. It has excellent facilities, a fully licensed bar, ample parking and provides an excellent venue to host this year UK Open Richii Mahjong Championship.
Where to stay !!!
There are a number of different accommodation options available in the area. These include:
|Premier Inn||Godalming||0.3m (6 minute walk)|
|Godalming Hotel||Godalming||0.8m (15 minute walk)|
|Kings Arms and Royal Hotel||Godalming||1.5m|
|The Inn On The Lake||Godalming||2.2m|
|The Stag on the River||Godalming||3.5m|
|The Holiday Inn||Guildford||5.8m|
Easy access by road or rail.
Godalming has good access by road (M25/A3/B3000), and by rail from London Waterloo, as well as a convenient cross country rail links from London’s Gatwick airport (LGW) and airport bus and rails links from London's Hearthrow Airport (LHR).
Broadwater Pavillion is on the main road from Guildford to Godalming. The nearest train station is Farncombe station, however it is easier to pick up a taxi either from Guildford or Godalming.
Check here for road & rail directions from Google Map.
Meet the players
The following 29 players have signed up for the tournament. Entry is provisionally limited to 48 players. All entries will be treated as pending until payment is confirmed.