August 1 00:00 - August 31 00:00 PST (-8 UDT)祭りだ！麻雀祭りだ！
It's a festival! A mahjong festival!
It's back! Welcome back to the second annual Summer Mahjong Festival! This year, we'll be doing something new and exciting!
During the month of August, you will be playing a ladder series with some unique stipulations. Out of the 31 days in August, you will be responsible for 20 days worth of Ladder games. Each day, you will have the opportunity to report a single game that you play during the day. This game can be with fellow ISML members or on Tenhou ladder.
You will earn points for each game reported during this time, whether it's a win or a loss. Of course, you will earn more points for a win, and also win more points depending on your score. We will be keeping track of every player's Win-Loss record, as well as total individual score. The following will determine the ranking:
1. Total games played (up to 20)
2. Number of tops
3. Total individual points
4. Average point total per game
5. Average placing
The calculations are subject to change depending on discussion.
IMPORTANT: In a ladder format such as this, win-trading is quite prevalent. To clarify, win-trading is when you purposely lose a game to a friend, and the very next game that same friend loses to you. You both report the games where you win and receive none of the consequences. There will be anti-wintrading mechanisms in place for the festival, so if you were thinking about that then too bad.
Please have fun enjoying playing mahjong during this wonderful August