Friday evening mahjong has been cancelled for the duration of the World Cup.
The last game of mahjong was played on Friday 4th June. Ray was in town and joined us for the game. He did well enough, despite a Chombo in the second game, gaining sixteen points and playing just enough games to get back his status as a “full time” player.
Noda signalled his intentions by finishing the first game as the only winner. Ray won the second game despite the Chombo.
The second game was the beginning of a disastrous performance by David who gave back all of the previous session’s winnings, committed a foolish Riichi-Chombo by throwing away the tile he needed to complete his hand, and then ended up with a Yakitori on the table at the end of the game.
David staged a belated fourth game recovery that enabled him to just avoid a treble-digit loss for the evening.
Jaime steered a middle course between victory (Noda) and disaster (David), scoring a total of zero for the last two games and ending down on -23. So the only foreigner happy with the evening was Ray!
Noda +47, +2, +58, -1 = +106
Ray -14, +51,* -7, -14 = +16
David -15, -48, -64,* ** +28 = -99