We would like to congratulate the following players who have qualified to represent Australia at the International Online Riichi Mahjong Championship (IORMC) 2021 to be held on the 6th and 13th of November 2021:
Andrew Tang (JafOrang) Aaron Chee (Cheez) Oscar Feng (春生) Jaymond He (チークスちゃん)
Congratulations to team Atosuki for winning the 2021 ARMA Team League! The players who represented the team were Ozball, Vedgie, Jaycakes and JaffaOrange.
Shoutout to our league streamers SBT101, Jaycakes and Ozball for entertaining us every week on stream. The videos can be found on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3CN-qfBFH_8W1rv3_B-zGA In addition we would like to thank all of our guest commentators for allocating some time out of their busy schedules to come on stream, as well as Cheez for handling most of the admin work involved in running the league.
This year we had teams all around Australia in addition to teams participating from New Zealand and the UK. We’re hoping to build on the success of this year’s league and host an even bigger event next year.
ARMA Team League is a team-based tournament inspired by M-League. Teams will consist of 3-5 players, and players will be nominated to play during game days. Each player will be required to play a minimum number of games (TBD). Games will be played on Saturday and Sunday nights (allowing rescheduling) on Tenhou. The duration and schedule of the league will be dependent on the number of teams that register.
Rules will be adjusted M-League rules. The full rules will be made available at a later date. Red fives are present 25000 start, 30000 return (+20 oka) +30/+10/-10/-30 uma 4 han 30 fu (7700 or 11600), or 3 han 60 fu, is rounded up to mangan South 4 round will only end when dealership passes as it would in any other round (no agariyame) Open tanyao is allowed In the case of double or triple ron, the next player in turn order from the discarder is the only player who wins (headbump) No abortive draws (9 unique terminals/honours in starting hand, same wind tile as the first 4 discards, 4 kans, and 4 riichis) 13 han and above is a counted yakuman, and double yakuman are possible (not the case in M-League, but cannot be changed) You may only riichi if you would draw another tile (not the case in M-League, but cannot be changed)
You can register a team as well as join a list of players looking for a team using the google form below and access the teams and details of the tournament (as they get updated) in the spreadsheet. Registrations will end at 11:59pm AEDT on Sunday 28th March.
After 8 preliminary rounds, the top 8 players have qualified for the finals of ARMA Online Open 2021.
The semifinal pairings are below – they will play 2 hanchan with top 2 from each table qualifying for a 2 hanchan final. Come join us on our official Youtube stream at 7pm AEDT (UTC+11) this upcoming Sunday 17th of Jan here: https://youtu.be/a5zVPqwL6xU
Players are invited to register for our premier online tournament in January 2021. This tournament is free to enter.
Update: We have reached our cap of 28 registered players. If you are interested feel free to join the waitlist because we will consider adding more seats (in groups of 4) once the list fills up
Schedule Preliminary Hanchan 1-4 – Saturday 9th January 7pm AEDT Preliminary Hanchan 5-8 – Sunday 10th January 7pm AEDT Top 8, Top 4 Playoffs – Sunday 17th January 7pm AEDT
Format All players will play 8 preliminary hanchan. Seating for the prelininary rounds will be pre-determined by a draw in advance. After 8 hanchan, Top 8 will enter the playoffs. For Top 8, there will be a 2 hanchan match between 4 players with top 2 players from each semi-final entering the finals.
Prizes 1st place – $100 Amazon AU gift card + trophy 2nd place – $50 Amazon AU gift card + trophy 3rd place – $25 Amazon AU gift card + trophy 4th place – $25 Amazon AU gift card + trophy
Rules This tournament is open to Aus/NZ/ARMA members only All hanchan will be played on Tenhou We will use WRC rules (as best implemented on Tenhou – screenshot of rules will be provided) All players are required to be on the ARMA discord server. The tournament will initially allow 24 players to sign up. Any signups after 28 players will be placed on a waitlist. The organisers may increase the 28 player cap if required at any time prior to Jan 2nd (This will be announced.) Participation in the tournament will only be confirmed when a player confirms their attendance via email/discord starting 2nd of January (reminder emails/announcements will be set) If a player does not respond to the organisers by the deadline their spot in the tournament will be offered to the next player on the waitlist. If a player can not attend the tournament, they are required to provide the organisers with notice IN ADVANCE. If a player does not turn up on the day without notice, the organisers may refuse to allow them to register for future ARMA tournaments.
We have some exciting updates for the NYC x ARMA Event.
Prizes: We are excited to announce the following prizes: First Place: Champion NYC x ARMA T-Shart + AMOS Mahjong Set Second – Fourth Place: NYC x ARMA Finalist T-Shirt Booby Prize (Prize for person who comes second to last): Printed copy of Riichi Book 1 Bounty Prize: Whoever wins the most riichi nomis or wins will get a set of custom Tenbo Trophy for the winning country
Format Update: To accommodate for the prizes, we have decided to extend the number of hanchans. We will now have 6 Hanchan Free For all , 3 Hanchan Round of 8 , 3 Hanchan Finals
Time First Half of Free for All: October 10, 11am – Whenever the last hanchan ends Second Half of Free for All: October 10, 10pm – Whenever the last hanchan ends Round of 8: October 17, 11am – Whenever the last hanchan ends Round of 4: October 17, 10pm – Whenever the last hanchan ends
We hope to see you there and help Australia CRUSH THE NYC
ARMA is proud to announce a joint tournament with Riichi Nomi New York City!
Come and sign up to fight for country, pride and prizes.
Format: 4 Hanchan Free for All: ARMA and NYC players will play against each other randomly in a free for all pool; the top 4 ARMA and NYC players will move onto the Round of 8 2 Hanchan Round of 8: The top 4 ARMA players and the top 4 RNNYC players will play against each other in a 2 hanchans. Top 2 of each table will move onto the finals 2 Hanchan Finals: The top 2 ARMA players and top 2 RNNYC players will face off, for country and glory!
Times: October 10 Morning (Time to be specified closer to date): First 2 hanchans of FFA October 10 Night (Time to be specified closer to date): Last 2 hanchans of FFA October 17 Morning (Time to be specified closer to date): RO8 October 17 Night (Time to be specified closer to date): Finals
Rules: Aka on, No Tobi, No Agariyame, No abortive draws, 25k Start, 30k return. Oka + 30/10 Uma
Welcome to the Australian Riichi Mahjong Association (ARMA) Website!
We are a group 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 , DM us on Twitter or find us on Facebook.