Mahjong Club announces the two winners of a seat to the WSOM in Macau

Mahjong Club announces winners of seats at the 2010 World Series of Mahjong

Online PR News – 06-August-2010 – – Mahjong Club would like to congratulate the following players who won seats in the World Series of mahjong that will take place later this month at the Venetian Resort in Macau.

The Main Event seat was won by Frank Yao from Canada and the Riichi Event seat by Shao-Fu Lu of Taipei – Taiwan.

“I was thrilled when I received the picture below of Shao-Fu Lu taken at the 2008 Asia Mahjong Open where he managed to come first! The prize for that was $30,000 – we are hoping he tops that with a great win in the 2010 World Series of Mahjong!” said Adriaan Brink – CEO of Mahjong Club.

The world’s largest mahjong tournament, the “World Series of Mahjong” (“WSOM”), will return to Macao this summer for the third time! The long-awaited tournament will be held from August 19-22, 2010 at the prestigious The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel. Registration begins today at The Venetian Macao, the official registration venue for WSOM. Mahjong players do get ready to step on the glamorous mahjong “Avenue of Stars” and enjoy the thrilling experience!

The third World Series will include two separate tournaments, namely, the 3-day single-elimination Main Event World Championship and the US$1,000 buy-in Riichi Rules Tournament. The buy-in fee for the Main Event is HK$5,000 (US$650), plus HK$500 registration fee. The second World Series paid out the highest US$1 million prize money in the mahjong history, while the prize pool for this year will be based on the number of participants in each exciting tournament. The top 32 places in the Main Event will be awarded prize money according to the rankings.

The Main Event Champion will receive the top cash prize, a World Champion necklace, an unique Venetian Mask sponsored by The Venetian Macao, and a free invitation to the fourth WSOM Main Event in 2011. All tournaments are open to any mahjong player who is at least 21 years of age and ready for the money and fame. The WSOM will employ a simplified World Series of Mahjong Rules® for the 13-tile game, and a scoring system that is fair to all different players in the world.

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