Format

The Main Event World Championship tournament is a 2-day, single-elimination format event. Please refer to the rules and scoring sections on this site for complete details.

The cost to register for the event is HK$8,888 (US$1,150) + HK$775 (US$100) registration fee. Payment of the fee will guarantee a player’s seat at the tables, and a chance to win one of the cash prizes.

Given the diversity of mahjong rules as played in Asia and other parts of the world, the World Series of Mahjong will employ a simplified rule and scoring system that is fair to all, simply and easy to learn, systematic and consistent, and emphasizes the playability of the game as a competition of skill. A detailed description of The World Series of Mahjong Rules© is available on this website.

Practice facilities will be available to all registered players beginning the morning of Day 1 in the main tournament room. Event participants are welcome to make use of the practice facilities where tournament officials will be on hand to assist, explain the event rules and scoring system, and answer questions.

Day 1, Friday: Player check-in and practice day.
Day 2, Saturday: Main Event World Championship. Day One.
Day 3, Sunday: Main Event. Day Two. Final Round
Day 3, Sunday: Awards Ceremony and Check Presentation