DFW Mahjong 2017 Riichi Open

DFW Mahjong

April 8 & 9, 2017

Grapevine Convention Center
Grapevine, TX

Win an invitation to the 2017 World Riichi Championship in Las Vegas

Register Here!

This is a qualifying tournament for the invitational 2017 World Riichi Championship being held in October at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Our top player will qualify for an invitation to this event!

Tournament Outline

  • April 8 & 9, 2017 from 8am to 5pm
  • Grapevine Convention Center, Grapevine, TX (map)
  • Registration Fee: $55
  • Rules: World Riichi Championship
  • Format: 8 hanchan total with a 2-stage playoff. 4 played Saturday, 4 played Sunday with a bracket cutoff of the top eight players after the 6th hanchan, and all scores will be halved. Following the 7th hanchan, the top eight will be further bracketed into two separate groups for the final round. Once in a bracket all players will be competing against players within the same bracket only – no player will advance higher or fall lower than their designated bracket.
  • Pairing: Random pairing for 1st hanchan with all subsequent hanchan managed by tournament software. Players in the top playoff brackets (hanchan 7 & 8) will be seated randomly.


  • This tournament is open to all players and is subject to standards of the North America Riichi Mahjong Association (NARMA).
  • All players and staff must register with the NARMA. Application can be made in advance here, or on site at the day of the day of the event.
  • Players should be familiar with all valid scoring combinations. See WRC ruleset above.
  • Players should be familiar with hand scoring and should be able to value their own hand efficiently. Scoring tables will be provided for reference.
  • No aids, racks, devices with headphones, or other foreign objects beyond pen and paper for recording scores will be permitted at the table.
  • Talking during a game must be kept game related calls or relevent discussion. Casual conversation should be reserved for breaks so as not to disrupt other players.


  • Do not look at tiles that have not been revealed through a legal game action.
  • Upon completing your own hanchan, please leave the game room – no spectating or commenting on another game.
  • Accurate point counts should be given whenever a count is requested at the table.
  • Game play should proceed as quickly as you are able. Do not intentionally slow a game.

Events (optional)

Following the close of gaming on Saturday night, there will be a murder mystery dinner theater performance at Texas Star Dinner Theater. Cost of the event is $65. To assure your seating, please arrange your booking with us at the time of registration, or by contacting us.

Sat, Apr 8, 2017

7:00 am – Setup
7:45 am – Registration
8:15 am – Opening Announcements
8:30 am – 1st Hanchan
10:00 am – Break (15 Min)
10:15 am – 2nd Hanchan
11:45 am – Lunch Break (90 min)
1:15 pm – 3rd Hanchan
2:45 pm – Break (15 Min)
3:00 pm – 4th Hanchan
4:30 pm – End of Day
7:00 pm – Murder Mystery Dinner

Sun, Apr 9, 2017

8:00 am – Doors Open
8:15 am – Announcements
8:30 am – 5th Hanchan
10:00 am – Break (15 Min)
10:15 am – 6th Hanchan
11:45 am – Lunch Break (90 min)
1:15 pm – 4th Hanchan
2:45 pm – Break (15 Min)
3:00 pm – 5th Hanchan
4:30 pm – Closing Ceremonies
5:00 pm – End of Day

Travel & Accommodations

Grapevine is directly adjacent to DFW International Airport and features many local dining opportunities, hotel accommodations, and the historic Grapevine Main Street. Below are listings for several hotels and motels nearest the convention center, or check out Airbnb. Uber does operate in the area if you need a quick lift.

Comfort Inn (0.3 mi)
301 Capitol St, Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 329-9300

Super 8 Grapevine/DFW Airport Northwest (0.6 mi)
250 East Highway 114, SE Corner of Hwy 114 & Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 329-7222

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dfw-Grapevine (1.0 mi)
309 W State Hwy 114, Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 442-5919

For higher end accommodation:

Gaylord Texan Resort (3.0 mi)
1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 778-1000

Great Wolf Lodge (2.6 mi)
100 Great Wolf Dr, Grapevine, TX 76051
(800) 693-9653


In  the event a cancellation is required, please try to provide at least 30 days notice. No refunds for registration will be processed after March 10th, 2017.