What we're about

East Bay Riichi (EBR) is a competitive riichi mahjong club, and a member of the Pacific Mahjong League (PML). We use modern Japanese riichi rules and have a published rulebook. Whether you are a seasoned player that wants play competitively, or a curious beginner that wants to learn how to play, we welcome you to play with us!

Upcoming events (5)

PML July 2021 Monthly Tournament

2589 Telegraph Ave

Come play at the twelfth PML monthly tournament!
Entry fee is $39.99, and after the tournament, you can stay and play until we close. (Monthly and yearly membership includes monthly tournaments). First place gets free entry into the next monthly tournament (or an additional weekend added to their membership).

Schedule is as follows:
12:15 pm registration
1:00 pm 1st hanchan
2:15 pm 2nd hanchan
3:30 pm 3rd hanchan
4:45 pm 4th hanchan
6:00pm finals table (optional 5th hanchan for people who didn't make top 4)

Games use the same ruleset as PML league (not WRC). Uma is +25/+10/-10/-25
Top 4 advance to the finals table, and scores are reset. First on that table wins the tournament.
55 minute games. Finish the last hand after time is called. Finals are limited to 150 minutes.
We will be streaming this event.

The key differences between PML and WRC are that we allow double/triple ron (riichi sticks and honba go to first player), do not use kiriage mangan, do allow abortive draws (4 winds, 4 riichi, kyuushuu kyuuhai), open kan dora are flipped after discard, points start at 25000, uma is +25/+10/-10/-25, and seating is determined with a computer. All hands should be scored into the system. Please arrive by 12:45pm to log into the system. Consult a judge for any questions.

More extensive list:
Hanchan
25,000 points starting
Uma 25-10-(-10)-(-25)
55 minutes + last hand

Akadora-nashi
Atamehane-nashi Multiple players can win off the same discard. Only the player nearest to the discarder wins bonus points and riichi bets, if any. Double or triple ron okay.
Atozuke-ari
Agariyame-nashi
Ippatsu-ari
Kandora-ari
Kanuradora-ari
Kuikae-nashi The penalty for discarding an illegal tile is a dead hand.
Kuitan-ari
Nagashimangan-nashi
Pao-nashi
Renchan-ari
Renhou-ari Mangan points are awarded for renhou.
Ryanhanshibari-nashi
Tobi-nashi
Uradora-ari
Chonbo 10,000 point penalty off your total score after the game has ended (after uma).
At the end of the game, riichi bets or penalty points on the table are not returned. The points are removed from the game entirely.

Bad ron/tsumo without revealing hand: Dead hand
Bad ron/tsumo with revealing hand: Chonbo
Bad pon/chi: no penalty. Revealed tiles count towards 5 total revealed for chonbo penalty.
Too few tiles: Dead hand (Don't forget to draw your first tile on the auto-hand tables!)
Too many tiles: Dead hand

Riichi Mahjong on an Autotable

Hayward

Join PML on an automatic table for some fun riichi mahjong! Friday is all about fun mahjong. Red 5s, house rules, whatever!
PM the organizer or Haolun for an address.
This event is held in Hayward. Please be vaccinated to attend.

Riichi Mahjong on an Autotable

Hayward

Join PML on an automatic table for some fun riichi mahjong! Friday is all about fun mahjong. Red 5s, house rules, whatever!
PM the organizer or Haolun for an address.
This event is held in Hayward. Please be vaccinated to attend.

Riichi Mahjong on an Autotable

Hayward

Join PML on an automatic table for some fun riichi mahjong! Friday is all about fun mahjong. Red 5s, house rules, whatever!
PM the organizer or Haolun for an address.
This event is held in Hayward. Please be vaccinated to attend.

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Riichi Mahjong on an Autotable

Hayward

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