The Australian Riichi Mahjong Open 2019 was held recently in Melbourne, Australia.
Congratulations to our winner Kevin Dinh from South Australia. He will be invited to represent Australia at the World Riichi Championship 2020 in Vienna, Australia. We should also congratulate the other players on our final table: Mathis (NSW/France), Tomoki (NSW), Nam (VIC).
Congratulations to our team this year: Cheez – Aaron C. -Nosty- – Kevin L. SBT101 – Kevin D. ronald – Pero M.
In addition, Kevin L / -Nosty- fought through the knockout rounds in the IORMC Individual competition to qualify for the final table of this year’s event. Unfortunately he was unable to make it a double win for Australia but a 4th place finish overall is great nonetheless. Individual results: https://kml.or.kr/xe/72347#0
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.
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.