Mahjong Club – www.mahjongclub.com announced today the first of a series of tournaments where players will be able to win their way into a seat in the million dollar World Series of Mahjong tournament to be held at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau on August 19-22 2010.
Online PR News – 20-March-2010 – – Mahjong Club – www.mahjongclub.com announced today the first of a series of tournaments where players will be able to win their way into a seat in the million dollar World Series of Mahjong tournament to be held at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau on August 19-22 2010.
Players will be able to buy into qualifier tournaments for as little as $1 starting Friday 18 March and win their way up to the “big one” – the Main Event with an expected multi-million dollar prize pool.
The 2010 WSOM will include three separate tournaments, namely the 3-day single-elimination Main Event World Championship, a US$5,000 buy-in High Rollers Event and the US$1,000 buy-in Reach (Riichi Rules) Event. The buy-in for the Main Event is HK$5,000 (US$650), plus HK$500 registration fee. Prize money will be based on the number of participants in each tournament. The total maximum prize pool for the combined 2010 WSOM events is US$1,000,000, and prize money will be paid to the top 32 places in the Main Event. All tournaments are open to any mahjong player who is at least 21 years of age.
The WSOM features the world’s best mahjong players from around the world competing for cash prizes in the exciting tournaments being held annually in Asia’s gaming capital. Given the diversity of mahjong rules as played in Asia and other parts of the world, the WSOM employs a simplified rule and scoring system that is fair to all, simply and easy to learn, systematic and consistent, and emphasizes the playability of the game as a competition of skill. A detailed description of The World Series of Mahjong Rules® is available at www.wsom168.com.
“We are very excited to be supporting the World Series of Mahjong and hope to send as many of our players as possible to the competitions in August” said Adriaan Brink – CEO, Mahjong Club. “With our huge following on the Facebook Mahjong Club application and our growing player base on the download client I am confident that we will find the top Mahjong players to take on the rest in Macau”.
“We are happy to bring the World Series back to Macau this year, and are looking forward to welcoming players from Mahjong Club to the event. Over the last two World Series events we saw extraordinary mahjong players emerge at these tournaments, with an amazing level of skill and competition. This year’s event is expanding its size and reach to bring together some of the top mahjong players in the world and provide them with a brand new tournament experience at a world-class venue.” said Mr. John Hardyment, CEO of World Mahjong Limited, the owners of the WSOM.
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