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The Mahjong-NY mahjong clubs consist of the RIT Nine Gates mahjong club, the Mahjong @ Hammergirl Anime meetup, and the Casual Dragon Mahjong Club, all in Western New York.
Each club can be contacted at its own website.
RIT Nine Gates
Website Contact: https://campusgroups.rit.edu/NGM/
Location: Campus Center 2F, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Meeting time: every Friday, 5PM-10PM, during the school year
Activities: mahjong + spectating + teaching + videos + online play
Ruleset (casual games): 3 Red 5s, Multiple Ron, Bustout, 4&30=4&30, Open Reach
Ruleset (tournament prep): Saikouisen Ruleset
Special Events: RRO
The RIT events are causal, friendly games. Players draw after each hand from a shuffled tileset to see what table they are on next, or if they are sitting out (players cannot be sat out twice in a row, and new players / outside guests cannot be sat out). Games are East+South, however at times with a large number of waiting players or guests games will be East-only to get people playing. A teaching station is set up for new players, and match videos, online mahjong, and reading materials are provided for players waiting for games.
How to attend:
RIT, Lot D, walk down the path between the ice rink and the field house, hang right to go up the ramp, go in the campus center, go up a floor via the big staircase, and then the mahjong atrium is on your left. If you can’t do ramps, you can take an alternate path into the tunnels then take an elevator up (ask for directions to the Campus Center within)
Mahjong @ Hammergirl Anime
Website Contact: https://hammergirlanime.com/
Location: Hammergirl Anime, Rochester, NY
Meeting time: every Saturday, 6PM-10PM. Outside of the school year, Fridays 5PM-10PM as well
Activities: mahjong + spectating + manga
Ruleset: 3 Red 5s, Multiple Ron, Bustout, Kiriage
Ruleset (tournament prep): WRC Ruleset
Special Events: Bone Marrow Charity Event
The Hammergirl meetup is big on hand discussion and strategy talk. Players will usually discuss post-hand about what choices they made and why, with a focus on improving their game. Players can request an observer to watch their play and discuss it discard by discard post-hand. An extensive mahjong manga collection is available to peruse for players during downtime.
Casual Dragon Mahjong Club
Location: Casual Dragon Games, 136 Walnut Street, Lockport, NY 14094
Activities: Playing & Teaching Japanese Riichi Mahjong
Meeting Time: Every Saturday, 12:00PM-9:00PM
Teaching Times: First Saturday each Month, 12:30PM- 5:00PM, First Tuesday each Month, 4:00PM- 9:00PM
Ruleset: 3 Red 5s, Multiple Ron, Bustout, San/Suurenkou
Special Events: Doragon no Taikai, Cheater’s Tournament, Team Tournament
Casual Dragon Mahjong plays in a dedicated mahjong room at Casual Dragon Games, regularly playing and teaching new players. Scores are recorded and tracked throughout the year to focus on player improvement.
Outside of Western NY
If you are looking for a place to play mahjong in North America, find your state below and contact the club nearest you! For clubs looking to promote themselves here, drop us a line and we’ll get you on here ASAP!
Boston / Cambridge: MIT Mahjong Club
Dallas / Fort Worth: DFW Riichi
Vancouver: UBC Mahjong Club