Friday 22nd and
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th July 2022
The Masonic Halls in Godalming, Surrey, UK
Friday: MERS 1+ rated event 4 Rounds, 1 day MCR
Sat/Sun: MERS 2-3 rated event, 8 Hanchans, 2 days Riichi
The Tournament will be held in the main function room. Complimentary Tea & Coffee will be available during all breaks and other refreshments will be available from the licensed bar.
|Friday 10th July||8.45 a.m.||Registration|
|9.05 a.m.||MCR Briefing|
|9.15 a.m.||Round 1|
|11.30 a.m.||Round 2|
|2.15 p.m.||Round 3|
|4:30 p.m.||Round 4|
|6.30 p.m.||Play closes|
|6.45 p.m.||Results and Prizes|
|Saturday 11th July||9.00 a.m.||Registration|
|9.30 a.m.||Riichi Briefing|
|9.40 a.m.||Hanchan 1|
|11.25 a.m.||Hanchan 2|
|1.45 p.m.||Hanchan 3|
|3:30 p.m.||Hanchan 4|
|5.15 p.m.||Hanchan 5|
|6.45 p.m.||Play closes|
|Sunday 12th July||9.00 a.m.||Registration|
|9.30 a.m.||Hanchan 6|
|11.15 a.m.||Hanchan 7|
|1.45 p.m.||Hanchan 8|
|3.15 p.m.||Play closes|
|3.30 p.m.||Results and Prizes|
What is the format & rules?
The tournament will be a held over four rounds in total. Player numbers will be choosen randomly before the event and player rotations will be calculated to minimise the likelihood of playing the same opponent multiple times.
The tournament will follow the MCR rules as codified by the World Mahjong Association(WMO) 2006 and European Mahjong Association(EMA) guidelines for MERS tournaments as set out on the EMA website (click here to open as PDF)
The tournament entry fee is £27 / €32. All entries will be treated as provisional until payment is completed.
The tournament will be a held over eight hanchans in total. Player numbers will be choosen randomly before the event and player rotations will be calculated to minimise the likelihood of playing the same opponent multiple times.
The tournament will follow the Riichi rules as codified by the European Mahjong Association (revision April 2016). Click here to open as PDF.
A yaku overview and summary sheet will be available to all players at the event (click here to open as PDF).
The tournament entry fee is £54 / €64. All entries will be treated as provisional until payment is completed.
A bit about the local area and the event venue.
Godalming is a historic market town located in Surrey situated in some of the finest countryside in southern England. Narrow attractive streets, lined with many ancient and historic buildings, lie alongside the River Wey. Godalming is a town with many famous sons and daughters, for example, artist, gardener and craftswoman, Gertrude Jekyll, and in 1881 became the first town in the world to have electric public street lighting.
Losely Park is located close by for those interested in some sight-seeing. Loseley House is a large Tudor manor house built between 1562 and 1568. Losely Park and house is a popular filming location. In 2016, the house was featured in the Netflix series The Crown and in 2018 a period back comedy The Favorite was partly filmed here.
Godalming also formed the backdrop for the romantic comedy and Christmas movie, the Holiday; where hollywood star Cameron Diaz and London newspaper editor Kate Winslet look to escape during the holidays by doing a house swap. Jude Law and Jack Black also star as the love interests.
Godalming is located 30 miles to the south west of London. Godalming has good access by road (A3), and by rail from London Waterloo (47 mins), as well as a convenient cross country rail link via Guldford from London’s Gatwick airport (LGW).
The Godalming Masonic Halls
Godalming Masonic Hall lies in the wooded valley of the River Ock on the south side of the picturesque town of Godalming. It has a fuly licensed bar and ample FREE parking and provides an excellent location to host this year's UK Mahjong Tournaments.
Where to stay !!!
There are a number of different accommodation options available in the area. These include:
|The Inn On The Lake||Godalming||0.1m (1 minute walk)|
|Kings Arms and Royal Hotel||Godalming||0.7m (15 minute walk)|
|The Stag on the River||Godalming||1.4m|
|The Holiday Inn||Guildford||7.3m|
Meet the players
The following 33 players have signed up for the Riichi tournament. All entries will be treated as pending until payment is received.
|2||Andrew Smith||United Kingdom||Confirmed|
|3||Andrew ZP Smith||United Kingdom||11990097||Registered|
|4||Ashley Baldry||United Kingdom||Confirmed|
|5||Ben Wilton||United Kingdom||11990072||Registered|
|9||Duy Le||United Kingdom||11990123||Confirmed|
|10||Eliot Hollier||United Kingdom||11990113||Confirmed|
|11||Gemma Sakamoto||United Kingdom||11990006||Registered|
|12||George Twigg||United Kingdom||Confirmed|
|13||Ian Fraser||United Kingdom||11990005||Registered|
|15||Jason He||United Kingdom||11990093||Registered|
|16||Jay Li||United Kingdom||11990105||Registered|
|17||John Duckworth||United Kingdom||11990016||Registered|
|19||Michael Short||United Kingdom||11990085||Registered|
|20||Nick Dyer||United Kingdom||11990011||Registered|
|21||Norma Todd||United Kingdom||11990095||Registered|
|22||Ongnardo Andreas||United Kingdom||Registered|
|23||Paola Bungaro||United Kingdom||11990010||Registered|
|24||Perran Archbold||United Kingdom||Confirmed|
|25||Peter Langford||United Kingdom||11990004||Registered|
|26||Philip Bielby||United Kingdom||11990057||Confirmed|
|27||Philip Carter||United Kingdom||Registered|
|30||Shaun Drury||United Kingdom||11990059||Confirmed|
|31||Sonia Yagi||United Kingdom||11990081||Confirmed|
|32||Tim Richardson||United Kingdom||Confirmed|
The following 12 players have signed up for the MCR tournament. All entries will be treated as pending until payment is received.
|3||Gemma Sakamoto||United Kingdom||11990006||Registered|
|4||Ian Fraser||United Kingdom||11990005||Registered|
|5||John Duckworth||United Kingdom||11990016||Registered|
|6||Michael Short||United Kingdom||11990085||Registered|
|7||Norma Todd||United Kingdom||11990095||Registered|
|8||Peter Langford||United Kingdom||11990004||Registered|
Easy access by road or rail.
Godalming has good access by road (M25/A3/B3000), and by rail from London Waterloo, as well as a convenient cross country rail links from London’s Gatwick airport (LGW) and airport bus and rails links from London's Hearthrow Airport (LHR).
The Hall is situated in Ockford Road, Godalming opposite the Inn on the Lake and is accessed off the roundabout at the junction of the B3100 and Shackstead Lane. The nearest train station is Godalming, which is on the main line from Waterloo, London. The station is only an 8 minute walk or a 2 minute drive by taxi.
Check here for road & rail directions from Google Map.
Latest news & announcements.
Pre-registration for the events, and a chance to socialise with fellow competitors will be available on the eve of the tournaments at The Star, in Church Street Godalming.
This charming, iconic English pub is the one featured on the front page of our website and in addition to consistently offering a dozen or more English real ales, has won the title of National Cider Pub of the Year 2019 for the 5th year running.
Doubtless some gentle practice will be undertaken by some of the competitors on these two evenings. For both events, normal registration will also be available on the morning of the event at the Masonic Halls from 08.45 onwards, but there will not be a pre-registration opportunity at the Masonic Halls on the previous evenings.
If you have not yet visited the heart of Godalming, this is a great opportunity to enjoy its charm.