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2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by blaZofgold » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:35 pm

Welcome to the 2nd Inter Forum Mahjong Championship!
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Do you love mahjong? Do you like competition? Do you want glory, fame, and ICS and ISML Cards? Or do you just want to have some fun? If any of those apply to you, please join!
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Q: Wait, but don't I have to know how to play mahjong?
A: Not really. Just enter and click the tiles you think look cool.

Q: That's it?
A: Sure. You won't win, but at least you'll get participation rewards you'll have fun, right?

Q: But I don't just want to sit there and do nothing. How can I learn to play?
A: There are great sites out there that teach you the basics. Here's one to get started with: ReachMahjong. Alternatively, googling "how to play riichi mahjong" will get you pretty far. You can also watch Saki, though that probably won't actually help.

Q: What is this Riichi Mahjong you speak of? I thought mahjong was mahjong?
A: Riichi Mahjong is the Japanese ruleset of mahjong, which is significantly different from HongKong or GuoBiao and very different from Taiwanese. Also, if at this point you think that mahjong is that tile-matching game on smartphones or some versions of Windows Vista, then we've got a surprise for you. You can read up on Japanese Mahjong on the wiki page

Q: How are we going to be playing?
A: Our ISML forum is lucky enough to have a private Tenhou lobby that we can use for this event! Tenhou is an online Riichi Mahjong site where you can play and rank against other players. You can access our dedicated lobby using this link: http://tenhou.net/0/?L1537" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. This link and more is on our Mahjong thread (did you know this existed?).

Q: What is prizing going to be like?
A: Honestly I have no clue. As far as I know we still haven't paid the participants from last year. Unfortunately, this is really not up to me.

Q: How is seeding going to work?
A: Since we have numbers to work off from last year's tournament and the Summer Mahjong Festival, expect a basic seeding system for player with known track records. It's not set in stone yet, but expect the top 4 players from last year to be automatically seeded into the semifinals or quarterfinals, depending on how many players we have.

Q: How do we sign up?
A: This is the most important question, so I'd like to ask you to repeat that again with bigger font so people will see it.

Q: Sure.

Q: How do we sign up?
A: Great question! Please do the following if you are interested in signing up.

1. If you haven't made an account yet, go on tenhou.net/0/ and register for a Tenhou ID. (If you can't read Japanese, click the left hyperlink, click the button with 新規ID, click Yes, make a username, save the ID). This ID will expire after 180 days of no-play, so even if you had an account before you may need to register for a new one.
2. Send me (blaZofgold) a PM with your Tenhou username (not your ID). I'll add you to the roster of competitors.
3. Join our Discord channel. This is completely optional now, but when we start organizing matches it will be easier if all players are on Discord because of time zone differences. You might as well join our lively banter now! You can check out our Discord thread for more information and that invite link.

That's it for now. See you gu-

Q: Wait! When's the deadline for registration?
A: Oh, I almost forgot! Entries will close on Friday, December 1st. Expect to be playing for the whole month of December, and try to allow some time in your schedule for games.

That's finally everything. Hope you guys can all join and have fun playing mahjong!

Current number of particip3nts: 14
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Round 1 has finished! Thank you all for participating.

Here are the results for each round!

Group 1
tkout: 140.9
Chibasa: 137.8

Toady: 135.9
Brean2010: -6.6

Group 2
Chocola: 144
Reverend: 125

renfire: 109.2
ezethan97: 29.8

Group 3
blaZofgold: 160.1
houreki: 123.6

tehyc: 64.7
exec: 59.6

The players in green will be moving on to the next round!

In addition, here are the overall standings for the tournament:
blaZofgold: 160.1
Chocola: 144
tkout: 140.9
Chibasa: 137.8

Toady: 135.9
Reverend: 125
houreki: 123.6

renfire: 109.2
tehyc: 64.7
exec: 59.6
ezethan97: 29.8
Brean2010: -6.6

This will be factored into seeding for the groups in the Semifinals.
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Semifinals 1
WoodyMC 52.2 + 18 + 9.4 + 0 = 79.6
blaZofgold 30.2 + 12 + 19.4 + 6 = 67.6
Chibasa - .2 + 0 + 47.7 + 18 = 65.5
Reverend 17.8 + 6 + 23.5 + 12 = 59.3

Semifinals 2
Eater: 62.4 + 18 + 22.6 + 12 = 115
Tkout: 16.5 + 6 + 33.8 + 18 = 74.3
Kholdy: 22.4 + 12 + 21.1 + 0 = 55.5
Hou-chan: -1.3 + 0 + 22.5 + 6 = 27.2
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tkout: 51.1 + 18 + 33.6 + 12 = 114.7
woody: 1.7 + 0 + 60.5 + 18 = 80.2
eater: 25.4 + 12 + 7.1 + 6 = 50.5
blaz : 21.8 + 6 + -1.2 = 26.6
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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by Toady » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:05 pm

TOURNAMENT AAAAAAAAAARC!
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Post by exec » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:43 pm

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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by Chocola » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:57 pm

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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by Chibasa » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:01 pm

I hope I'll be seed in a match with my Chocolucky charm =3
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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by tkout » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:02 am

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Post by ezethan97 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:21 pm

Even though I know I'm gonna lose, this sounds like fun.
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Post by Chibasa » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:31 am

One week left to register !
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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by Chibasa » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:19 am

Not much much time left to register. Don't forget you need PM BlaZ to be in !
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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by blaZofgold » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:58 am

Due to IRL commitments, I won't be able to work on organizing this until the weekend. I'll allow entries up to Friday, December 1st (deadline has been changed in OP).

Also, due to more IRL commitments, the tournament will probably have fewer rounds compared to last year.
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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by Reverend » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:04 am

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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by blaZofgold » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:02 am

Reverend wrote:Very dead
Nice joke.

Actually, I'm really shocked that you would type something like this, even as a joke. Despite communicating here and on Discord about how completely swamped I am because I'm graduating college this month, I'm very sad to see that you can't even have the patience of waiting a few days after the deadline for the tournament to start. Yes, it's my fault that there are major delays, but I don't think that justifies comments like this one that overall ruins the excitement and hype that some of us have for the tournament. Please don't bring other people down with you, even if it's supposed to be a humorous joke.
Sorry about that.

After much unfortunate delays, we are starting the 2017 ISML Forum Mahjong Championship!
Thank you all for participating in this year's festivities! Without further ado, I would like to go over the tournament format for this year.

We have 14 wonderful players this year, including our very own defending champion, Eater-of-All! He will be guaranteed a seed directly into the semifinals.

Joining him will be the top player from our Summer Mahjong Festival, WoodyMC! He was also a finalist last year. He will also be guaranteed a seed directly into the semifinals.

The remaining 12 players will be divided into three groups. Each group will produce 2 players that will move on to the semifinals.

Group 1
Seed: Chibasa (3rd in Summer Festival, top 8 last year)
tkout
Toady
Brean2010

Group 2
Seed: renfire (top 4 last year)
Reverend
Chocola

ezethan97

Group 3
Seed: tehyc (4th in Summer Festival)
blaZofgold
exec
houreki

Each group should play 3 games and report the scores to me via PM (here or Discord). Please discuss between yourselves when the best time to play will be, accounting for player time zones. If you need help, let me know. The deadline for your Group Stage games is Friday, December 15th.

The scores we will use are the +/- points supplied by Tenhou, which is the net result of your total score with a bonus to first. The weighting formula per round will be: Final score/1000 + 18/12/6/0. (The reason we're using this formula for the group stages only is to give both total score and placement precedence without using Tenhou's formula).

When you are playing, if you would like your game to be streamed via Twitch, please ping me on Discord and I will provide live commentary for your game (I will be streaming my group).

Please let me know if you have any questions! Have fun!
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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by blaZofgold » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:12 am

As an additional note, I don't recommend playing all 3 games in one sitting.

Since there are two weeks, it would be good to schedule 2 or 3 playing sessions to get the three games done (either 1-1-1, 2-1, or 1-2)
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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by Chibasa » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:14 am

Tournament didn't start yet and Milk is already chained... to European timezone =3
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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by Chibasa » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:31 pm

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Chibasa: 74,9
Tkout: 40,2
Toady: 25,3
Brean: - 4,4

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Tkout: 52,4
Toady: 46,3
Chibasa: 36,6
Brean: 0,7

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Toady: 64,3
Tkout: 48,3
Chibasa: 26,3
Brean: -2,9

Tkout: 140,9
Chibasa: 137,8

Toady: 135,9
Brean: -6,6


Need re-calculate to be sure
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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by Reverend » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:23 am

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Reverend: 53.6
renfire: 36.6
Chocola: 30.1
ezethan97: 15.7

how do I count score, again?
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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by renfire » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:32 am

Reverend: 53.6
renfire: 36.6
Chocola: 30.1
ezethan97: 15.7
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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by blaZofgold » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:21 pm

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BlaZ 103.1
Hou chan 75.9
Tehyc 57.6
Exec 35.4
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Re: 2nd ISML Forum Mahjong Championship

Post by blaZofgold » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:39 am

Remember, you guys have until this Friday to get your matches done! I'll give you guys some international wiggle-room but I'm going to consolidate the standings on Saturday.

Please post as much as you get done. If you're missing a game out of the three, then I'll use whatever's been posted here to make the standings.
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