Tag: <span>Tournament Rules</span>

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ID164-Tournament Scoring

Here’s a list of typical point values encountered during tournament play. Positive points are added to the base value of a winning hand, as indicated on the National Mah Jongg League card. Negative points come into play in specific situations. +10 (Plus ten) points to the hand value when a player picks their winning tile. […]
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ID163-Common Tournament Rules & Regulations

Common Tournament Rules & Regulations Tournament regulations include the National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) guidelines as published in Mah Jongg Made Easy (2024) plus the following. Dead Hand Declaration For all the below situations, the erring player stops playing and receives -0- points unless otherwise noted below. Picking ahead Picking from the wrong end Pushing […]
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ID162-Tips When Playing in Tournaments

Here are some essential tips to keep in mind when participating in a Mah Jongg tournament: Maintain the pace of the game. Time is limited. Unfinished games will result in zero points. Prioritize finishing the game. A wall game worth 10 points is better than an unfinished game. Avoid discarding the winning tile to prevent […]
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ID113-Tournament Rules Differ From Home Game Rules

Question: Why are tournament rules sometimes different than social play? Answer: Tournament Rules are created to raise the competition level of the game and to ensure it is played fairly. Some groups enjoy competition so much, they play by tournament rules. Typically, tournament rules do not apply to social games.  See also ID162, Tips When […]
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ID53-The League on House Rules 

Question: Does the National Mah Jongg League support house rules? Answer: The National Mah Jongg League does not support house rules because they feel they are not conducive to the game and may lead to arguments. The National Mah Jongg League is available to answer calls for any questions that follow their rules. These rules […]
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