After our recently completed qualifier I would like to announce that the following players will be representing Australia at the International Online Riichi Mahjong Championship (IORMC) on 8th November:
The Melbourne Mahjong Meetup and ARMA would like to invite players to the inaugural Australian Riichi Mahjong Open to be held on the 7th and 8th of December 2019 in Melbourne. The winner of this tournament will also be invited to participate in next year’s World Riichi Championship (WRC) held in Vienna.
For all details please visit the website: http://armo19.riichimahjong.com.au/
For anyone who would be interested in representing Australia at IORMC 2019 (online tournament) or WRC 2020 (live tournament, Vienna) we’re looking at getting expressions of interest. Please fill in these forms to put your name down:
Two of our players Anthony and Kevin attended the European Riichi Mahjong Championship (ERMC) which was held in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. This tournament was an invite only tournament of 140 players, and as part of the field we had the last two winners of the World Riichi Championship (WRC) from Japan – Hiroshi Yamai and Masaharu Tokotake. Our representatives managed to get 8th and 27th place which was a huge achievement! Results can be found here: https://www.ermc2019.com/live-results/
In addition the dates for WRC 2020 have been announced – 26th to 30th August 2020 in Vienna, Austria. We will definitely look towards sending Australian players to this event, so if you were interested in representing our country at this event please get in contact with us.
ASEAN-Oceania Riichi Mahjong Association (AORMA) is hosting an online league on Tenhou currently running every 2nd Sunday of each month. This is an opportunity to play with players from countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan.
We currently use other forms of communication (FB, Discord) to announce meetups in Sydney. We’ve decided to create a group on Meetup.com as an additional method to communicate with everyone and advertise our gatherings.
Meetups in Sydney are currently being advertised on Facebook and Discord – please visit us using the links on the right side of the page.
AnimeMQ is hosting a team Riichi mahjong tournament on the 4th of May (sorry for the late post!) – please visit this link for more information:
IORMC will be happening on 9th Nov and 23rd Nov this year. If you are interested in representing Australia for this event feel free to reach out to us. More information regarding any qualifiers will be advertised later in the year (around August)
2 of our members will be attending the 5th European Riichi Mahjong Championship held in the Netherlands this year. This event will be attended by the top players in Europe, as well as the last two WRC winners from 2014 and 2017 (Hiroshi Yamai and Masaharu Tomotake)
AORMA (Asean Oceania Riichi Mahjong Association) will be hosting league games on Tenhou every 2nd Sunday of the month starting in May. This will be an opportunity to play games on Tenhou with players from other countries such as Singapore, HK, Taiwan. Contact us for more information if interested.
Welcome to the Australian Riichi Mahjong Association (ARMA) Website!
We are a group based in Sydney focused on promoting the wonderful game of Riichi (Japanese) mahjong in Australia.
We currently run meetups in Sydney. They are an opportunity for new members to learn how to play Riichi Mahjong as well as developing their skills with our more experienced members.
We have friends in other states who run other meetups and groups for Riichi mahjong.
We have members who have represented Australia in various international Riichi tournaments.
If you are new to mahjong or an experienced mahjong player looking to try out Riichi we would love to hear from you! Feel free to send us an email, join our Discord channel , find us on Facebook or reach out to us on one of the Meetup pages.