Carrying 16+ years of Gaming Spirit for Canadian mahjong
Mahjong has been played in many ways, by many people, across our vast country. Because of the many rule variants played and the distance between our cities, mahjong has been difficult to develop nationwide representation unlike many European countries with closer and accessible population centres.
Riichi Canada has been formed to promote the free association of players and clubs across Canada, interested in playing and promoting riichi mahjong (often designated as Japanese mahjong).
We aim to connect with both the players and communities we know about and those we have yet to encounter. We aim to freely exchange opportunities, tournament experience, and discussion with Canadians, as well as with our neighbours in the United States, plus friends in Europe, Japan, and across the world.
We participate in and support club events, social and competitive play, teaching mahjong rules, study sessions for strategy, as well as riichi tournaments from our associated clubs, as well as those from clubs associated with the North American Riichi Mahjong Association (NARMA), the European Mahjong Association (EMA), organizations from other countries, professionals from the Japanese mahjong world, with our sights locked on our most valued event in competitive mahjong, the World Riichi Championship (WRC).
As such, we support the WRC ruleset as the best way to interact with our global partners.
We also support online play for riichi mahjong for friendly purposes.
Riichi Canada remains dedicated to promoting healthy social and competitive mahjong. We support nonsmoking, nongambling environments open to all.