About Us



PROFILE

Mahjong Australia is Sydney's largest tournament style league. Affiliated with the World Series and huge in Sydney, Mahjong Australia is fast becoming one of the top growing leagues worldwide.

With daily and nightly games across Sydney 7 days a week, Mahjong Australia gives out over $15,000 in prize money every week!

The Mahjong season runs for 13 weeks with a massive $15,000 Grand Final every season.  Mahjong Australia also hosts monthly finals and has it's own loyalty system called 4 Rewards giving players Frequent Player Points for every game they play.  Points can then be redeemed for products and services, like flights overseas or dinner at a resaurant, on the 4 Rewards website.

Mahjong Australia and the Mahjong venues, host regular training sessions around Sydney to encourage new players to learn more about this great game.

With games hosted at some of the top venues in Sydney, Mahjong Australia has a fabulous following with players all over Sydney. Some of these amazing venues include The Star, St Georges Leagues Club, Bankstown Sports Club, Canterbury Leagues Club and many more.

 

HISTORY

Mahjong Australia started organising tournaments in early 2008, with the intention of sending a player to participate in the 2008 World Series of Mahjong in Macau. At the time, Mahjong Australia organised nightly mahjong tournaments for residents of Sydney, Australia to come together each night as part of a community-based scheme to bring mahjong to its supporters. Each night Mahjong Australia provided up to $1000 prize money, donated by various clubs around Sydney, which played host to these events.

Totally free to play to any mahjong enthusiast, the tournaments in time got larger and larger. With a points-based system (developed similarly to that of poker) over a 15 week period the eventual 100 top points scorers overall became eligible to participate in a Grand Finale, where the eventual winner was crowned the Australian Mahjong Champion, winning (along with spending money) a holiday to Macau to play in the World Series of Mahjong.

That lucky person was Donald Wong, a resident of Epping, whose efforts in Macau saw him televised on the main table, where he unfortunately buckled under the pressure and was eliminated at the 32 player elimination stage.

Enthusiastic to come back next year and do better, Donald was part of a twenty-six player strong Australian team which would later come back to Macau to participate in then the third world-series of mahjong, in which two of the Australian players came 8th and 12th respectively. As you may guess, in order to be able to send twenty six players to Macau in 2010, Mahjong Australia had grown rapidly in popularity and is still encouraging its loyal members to dream of winning big cash prize pools and become world mahjong champions.

Mahjong Australia is currently the only free-based league in the world, playing the World Series of Mahjong rules system, and would like to invite mahjong players from across the world, and especially the Hong Kong based champions, to come to participate in the 4th World Series of Mahjong.


Mahjong Australia is the only official licensee of The World Series of Mahjong for Australia.