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Mahjong Beginners Level 1

Course Overview

Dive into the captivating world of Mahjong by enrolling in our Level 1 course, where you'll learn the fundamentals and strategies of this timeless game, ensuring a fun and rewarding experience for beginners.

The exciting game of Mahjong has existed in one form or another for ages. It is interesting, fun, and stimulates the cognitive processes of the brain. Throughout the years, it has stood the test of time, and its longevity has made it popular again today, as the game has enjoyed a new resurgence with people of all ages. The game originated as a four player game where players compete to create matching tiles and achieve a winning hand.

Mahjong is a game of strategy, intelligence, skill, calculation and luck. Mahjong also helps improve the memory, judgement and reasoning of people with mild to moderate dementia. 

There are many different interpretations of the rules of Mahjong. Rules in one place may differ greatly from rules in another location. Many groups of people who play the game have their own variation of the rules. So it is not set in stone for every game of Mahjong around the world what exactly the rules are.

Course Breakdown

Week 1: Introduction of Mahjong/Open hand

Week 2: Open hand/close hand

Week 3: Add blanks into the game

Week 4: Start some hands

Week 5: Eastern hands and Scoring

Week 6: Scoring/strategy

Week 7: Scoring/strategy

Week 8: Scoring/strategy

Term Dates

Term 2 runs from Wednesday 1 May to Thursday 27 June (depending on the class you attend)

Term 3 runs Wednesday 24 July to Thursday 19 September (depending on the class you attend)

Term 4 runs from Wednesday 16 October to Thursday 12 December (depending on the class you attend)

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Allen Ling

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Allen Ling

Hi u2013 I am Allen.I have been teaching Mahjong at NSCC since 2022. I started learning Mahjong when I was in my teens and so have experienced this amazing game since 2008. I am a Mahjong tournament director and run Mahjong tournaments all around Australia and thoroughly enjoy meeting and teaching lots of people with varying levels of experience from beginners to experts of Mahjong. I won the championship of Mahjong Australia tournament in 2011 and again in 2015 and reached runner up in 2017. I love to play lots of different styles of Mahjong rules such as Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan. I enjoy teaching eastern style and western style.

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