Bit of a late report this one. Noda, David and Nobu played three games of mahjong during an early sesson on Friday 21st May, from 7pm to 10pm.
In the first game Nobu appeared to be about to claim the 8-Bamboo from David (Oya, Tenpai) but David pointed at the 8-Bamboo in Nobu’s discard row. A couple of tiles later Nobu went out on Noda’s 1-Bamboo discard on what he thought was a legal Toitoi hand, but since one of his waits was illegal (8-Bamboo) and had been warned already about Chombo, he was unceremoniously penalized.
Noda staged a minor third game recovery to finish on -18, so his whopping lead is hardly threatened by David’s +94 result.
Nobu, in the meantime, sank to a new low at the bottom of the ladder despite a great improvement in his game, his awareness (up to a point) and the pace at which he plays over the last month or so.
David +61, +42, -9 = +94
Noda -34, -4, +20 = -18
Nobu -27,* -38, -11 = -76