Northwestern University Riichi Mahjong
|Northwestern University Riichi Mahjong ruleset|
|Negative score||Game Ends|
|20000 (5000 per player)|
|Multiple win cases||Double Ron Ari|
|Call precedence||Pon overrides Chii|
|Any variable rules, upon agreement|
Northwestern University Riichi Mahjong (NURM), is a Riichi mahjong club within the Chicagoland area, based in Evanston, Illinois at Northwestern University. Regular meetups are held at Northwestern University's Evanston campus on a weekly basis during the academic school year and during the summer. The group has been active since its inception in April 2018, and is supported by Chicago Area Mahjong.
Any and all players who are interested are welcome to join, regardless of skill level. While NURM is built around NU students, we also regularly host non-NU players. Information about events, meetups, and other details are freely available via Discord or by contacting Mitchell Smith.
- Weekly, Wednesdays 6pm-12am
- Norris University Center (1999 Campus Dr. Evanston, IL 60208)
- Active September to June annually
- Akadora - Ari. Nashi, if requested.
- Agariyame - Ari
- Chombo - Ari. Nashi, if requested.
- Double ron - Ari
- Double yakuman - Nashi
- Kazoe yakuman - Ari
- Kokushi ankan - Nashi
- Kuikae - Nashi
- Multiple yakuman - Ari
- Open riichi - Nashi
- Ryanhan shibari - Nashi
- Sekinin barai to daiminkan - Nashi
- Sekinin barai to yakuman - Ari
- Shaakyoku - Ari
- Tochuu ryuukyoku - Ari
- Triple ron - Nashi
- Yakitori - Nashi
- Yaku - Standard list
The complete ruleset can be found here. As a general rule of thumb, any ruleset is allowed as long as there is unanimous agreement at a given table.
Northwestern University Riichi Mahjong records stats of final points and placements of all 4-Player full hanchans completed during club play. Rankings of players and statistics are available to view upon request by club members. Matches played for fun (using other rule sets), and those played with beginner players (chombo off) are excluded from league records.
|2019/04/13||NURM 2019 Spring Open||Individual||17||First: Steve AugustinSecond: Aaron EbejerThird: Hirotaka Takeuchi||NURM Modified Official Ruleset|||
|2018/10/12||NURM Invitational||Individual||8||First: Mitchell "mwsmws22" SmithSecond: incertiaThird: Kon Aoki||NURM Modified Official Ruleset|||
|2018/11/02||NURM Team Tournament||Team||12||First: Anthony "YuukiTheFlash" Wang, Mitchell "mwsmws22" Smith, Izuho Suzuki||Saki Teams ModifiedOfficial Ruleset|||
|Class||Name||Tenhou Rank||Status||Role||Description||Favorite Yaku||Favorite Saki Character|
|2002||KyuuAA||五段||Active||Club Regular||Head of Chicago Area Mahjong. Club regular attendee. Honorary class of 2002.||Chankan搶槓||Usazawa Sae臼沢塞|
|2014||D.Sierra||五段||Inactive||Alumni||Founder of the first iteration of NURM. Now plays with LAPOM.||Pinfu平和||N/A|
|2018||鳥星雨||三段||Inactive||Alumni||Founder of the current iteration of NURM. Former president and admin. Now plays with LAPOM.||Menzentsumo門前清自摸和||Mihirogi Uta三尋木咏|
|2019||incertia||四段||Inactive||Online Regular||Regular participant within the NURM online community. Active within USPML.||Riichiリーチ||Amae Koromo天江衣|
|2021||Mitchell Smithmwsmws22||N/A||Active||President||Club President. Two time winner of NURM tournaments.||Sanshoku doukou三色同刻||Kanbara Satomi蒲原智美|
|2021||YuukiTheFlash||四段||Active||Vice President||Regular participant online and in person. Team ace, and summer session leader. Created this wiki page.||Ippatsu一発||Onjouji Toki園城寺怜|
The following is a list of all yakuman scored during club play or tournaments hosted by NURM. Though the yakuman must be scored within a NURM meeting or event, all attendees, including those who are not NU students, are eligible for this list.
|YuukiTheFlash||2018/06/20||East 1|| Kokushi Musou
|KyuuAA||2018/08/01||East 3|| Suuankou
|YuukiTheFlash||2018/10/10||South 4|| Suuankou Tanki
|YuukiTheFlash||2018/11/07||South 2|| Suuankou Tanki
|Izuho Suzuki||2019/03/20||South 4Honba 2|| Kokushi Musou
|Bill Wang||2020/01/22||East 3|| Chuuren poutou
|Mitchell Smith||2020/02/12||South 4|| Kokushi Musou
|YuukiTheFlash||2018/08/31||South 2|| Shousuushii