Save the date: SBR’s spring Mah Jongg Tournament

Janelle Authur

Back by popular demand! Based on the very positive feedback from participants in the Ranch’s first Mah Jongg Tournament, the SBR Mah Jongg Club will sponsor a second Mah Jongg Tournament for residents on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

The SBR spring 2019 Mah Jongg Tournament will follow the same format as the fall 2018 tournament, with three one-hour rounds of play, a break for lunch and two more one-hour rounds of play. Each round will consist of four games. Play will begin at 10:00 a.m., with registration and rules review beforehand. Gail Latimer will again serve as tournament monitor. She will keep time, tabulate scores and resolve any questions that may come up during the event. Most importantly, there will be prizes for the highest scores!

We will once again offer two pre-registration practice sessions so interested players can learn and play with tournament rules and scoring. A third session for registered participants will focus on faster play. These sessions will be held on three Thursdays, April 11, April 25 and May 2, at the La Hacienda Club. Gale Hall will lead the practice sessions.

Registration forms will be available on April 1, with registration closing on April 25. The tournament will be limited to 40 players. The registration fee is $35 and includes lunch, snacks and prizes.

Please watch for the registration form in the April 1 edition of the weekly Ranch Reminder. In the meantime, mark your calendars and save the dates!

Your MJ tournament team: Janelle Authur, Bonnie Goldman, Gale Hall and Gail Latimer.