Save the date for SBR’s spring 2019 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. The spring 2019 tournament for residents will be 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 tentatively begin at 10:00 a.m., with registration and a rule 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!

Are you curious, but unfamiliar with the rules and scoring? Not to worry! We will once again offer three practice sessions so interested players can learn and play with tournament rules, keep score and experience 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.

We anticipate that registration forms will be available on April 1, with registration closing on April 25. As with the first tournament, registration will be limited to 40 players. The registration fee is yet to be determined but will include lunch, snacks and prizes.

More detail will follow on the practice sessions and tournament registration. In the meantime, please mark your calendars and save the dates!

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