Super-mega competition - win fabulous prizes!!

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Super-mega competition - win fabulous prizes!!

Post by Barticle » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:02 pm

So, I have a couple of spare mahjong books that I\'d like to give away but I thought I\'d try to make it a bit more exciting by running a little competition. :)

First prize is a copy of Eleanor Noss Whitney\'s highly regarded A Mah Jong Handbook which includes 70 pages on strategy and a 35-page glossary of English and Japanese mahjong terms.

Second prize is a copy of Mah Jong for Beginners, co-written by Shozo Kanai.

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Both books cover Japanese rules (and at least touch on the subject of Riichi), although they were written in 1964 and 1952 respectively so some of the rules and scoring differs from the modern rule-set. (I think that makes them more interesting!)

How to enter the competition:

Simply reply to this thread and use the \"More Smilies\" link on the left to add a tile, taking care not to choose one that someone else has chosen.

After I\'ve received 34 unique entries (or after 2-3 weeks) I will shuffle my Sango set and pick a tile at random. The entrant who picked that tile (or the one closest to it) wins first prize! I\'ll then pick again for second.

If two people are equidistant from my pick then the one to the right gets priority, so if I pick 4 then 5 wins, not 3 (if no-one chose the 4 that is).

Tiles will be counted in the following sequence:

1-crak to 9-crak, 1-bam to 9-bam, 1-dot to 9-dot, :east :south :west :north, white-dra green-dra red-dra

(red fives and season tiles not included)

The competition is open to all forum members - old and new; regulars, irregulars and lurkers. Books will be mailed free of charge, worldwide.

Good luck! :)

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Re:Super-mega competition - win fabulous prizes!!

Post by Barticle » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:03 pm

Summary of picks so far...

1-crak Torgo
5-crak Mcgreag
9-crak b4k4ni04
3-bam Greedence
4-bam Robert
8-bam Referee
9-bam Ruro
1-dot Chalwa
5-dot Roxo
8-dot WorTeX
:west Bunta
green-dra Shirl
red-dra azn86.jedi

(but check most recent posts too!)
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Re:Super-mega competition - win fabulous prizes!!

Post by Torgo » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:11 pm

Here\'s mine: 1-crak

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Post by Shirluban » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:25 pm

Nice idea!

green-dra for me.
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Re:Super-mega competition - win fabulous prizes!!

Post by Referee » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:59 pm

8-bam

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Post by Roxo » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:28 pm

5-dot <-- this is mine =)

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Post by chalwa » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:25 pm

1-dot

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Post by WorTeX » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:46 pm

8-bam

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Re:Super-mega competition - win fabulous prizes!!

Post by Robert » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:08 am

WorTeX wrote:8-bam
Sorry, I see Referee already picked that tile.

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Post by Barticle » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:51 am

I\'ve added a little list now for easy reference. Would you like to pick another, WorTeX?

I was thinking earlier, if I was using my vintage set then the best choice would be the white drag as there are 12 of them! :laugh: I\'ll be using a standard set of 136 tiles though.

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Post by WorTeX » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:24 am

Agh! Apparently I was half asleep when reading the post and posting my guess, in that case, I choose 8-dot

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Post by Bunta » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:28 am

:west

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Post by azn86.jedi » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:23 am

red-dra

for me ^^

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Re:Super-mega competition - win fabulous prizes!!

Post by b4k4ni04 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:08 pm

9-crak we\'ll see how this one fares.
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Re:Super-mega competition - win fabulous prizes!!

Post by Barticle » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:36 pm

It\'s a smart choice at the moment as you don\'t have any near neighbours!

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