The Great Scholars Riichi Mahjong Tournament is a Riichi Mahjong tournament that will take place in Oxford.

The tournament will take place on Saturday 17th March 2018 in the Wolfson Building, University of Oxford. Up to 32 participants will play 5 hanchan according to EMA RCR rules. We have applied to the EMA for the tournament to count towards the MERS (Mahjong Europe Ranking System).

Concerning other upcoming mahjong tournaments in the UK, 2-day open tournaments will be hosted in Godalming on 4th-5th August and in Cheshunt on 3rd-4th November. More information will appear on the UK Mahjong Association's website or the European Mahjong Association's calendar.

We look forward to seeing you in Oxford.

Martin Lester and Cressida Lester, Tournament Organisers



Registration is now closed. All spaces are taken. All players have been sent an e-mail with information about practical arrangements for the tournament. If you did not receive it, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you next Saturday.


We have had one player cancel, so there is a space available.


We have reached 32 registered players. If you are not on the list of players but are interested in coming, please fill out the registration form, as we will keep a waiting list in case anyone drops out or does not pay.


We have reached 20 registered players. Players are now being added in groups of 4 only. Registration will close on Friday 9th March.


Registration is now open.


We are planning a tournament on Saturday 17th March 2018 with a similar format to the 2016 tournament. The timings and location will be the same. EMA approval is pending. More information will appear here soon.