Friday 3rd and
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th August 2018
The Broadwater Pavilion in Godalming, Surrey, UK
Friday: MERS 1 rated event 4 Rounds, 1 day MCR
Sat/Sun: MERS 2 rated event, 8 Hanchans, 2 days Riichi
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.
|Friday 3rd August||9.00 a.m.||Registration|
|9.30 a.m.||Tournament Briefing|
|9.40 a.m.||Round 1|
|11.45 a.m.||Round 2|
|2.15 p.m.||Round 3|
|4:20 p.m.||Round 4|
|6.05 p.m.||Play closes|
|6.30 p.m.||Results and Prizes|
|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|
|3.15 p.m.||Play closes|
|3.30 p.m.||Results and Prizes|
What is the format & rules?
The tournament will be a held over four rounds 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 MCR rules as codified by the World Mahjong Association (WMO) 2006 and European Mahjong Association (EMA) guidelines for MERS tournaments as set out on the EMA website (click here to open as PDF)
The tournament entry fee is £24. Entry is limited to 24 players. All entries will be treated as provisional until payment is completed.
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. Entry is limited to 72 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 Surrey situated 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|
Meet the players
The following 74 players have signed up for the tournament. Entry is limited to 76 players. All entries will be treated as pending until payment is confirmed.
|3||Andrew ZP Smith||GB||11990097||Confirmed|
|6||Anna Canova Putinier||CH||16000008||Confirmed|
|7||Annabel Di Domenico||FR||4990024||Confirmed|
|21||Gerda van Oorschot||NL||8010003||Confirmed|
|52||Raúl Ríos Navarro||ES||10990043||Confirmed|
The following 20 players have signed up for the tournament. Entry is limited to 24 players. All entries will be treated as pending until payment is confirmed.
|2||Anna Canova Putinier||CH||16000008||Confirmed|
|3||Annabel Di Domenico||FR||4990024||Confirmed|
|13||Raúl Ríos Navarro||ES||10990043||Confirmed|
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.
Latest news & announcements.
We have been delighted by the level of interest shown in this year's UK Open Riichi, and are pleased to note that by virtue of the numbers participating and the number of countries represented, it now seems that the tournament will be MERS 3 rated.
We plan to set up gatherings for social play and general socialising in a local bar on both the Friday and Saturday evenings.
Details to follow nearer the time.