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Mahjong Competition Singapore

Mahjong Competition Singapore
Mahjong Competition Singapore

Note: In accordance to local rules and regulations, for competitions in Singapore, strictly no gambling is allowed, including any side-betting between participants. 

In Singapore, mahjong competitions are popular and are mostly organized by clubs and community centers. Some notable annual events include:

Community Centre Tournaments:

Various community centers across Singapore organize mahjong tournaments as part of their activities. For example, the Henderson Community Centre and Tampines Changkat Community Centre have hosted events like the Tanglin-Cairnhill Mahjong Tournament and the Mahjong Challenge​ (Singapore Sparrows)​​ (RSYC)​.

Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC) Mahjong Competitions:

RSYC occasionally hosts mahjong competitions, and their events often include a social aspect, allowing members to engage in this traditional game in a competitive but friendly environment​ (RSYC)​.

These events provide opportunities for enthusiasts to test their skills, socialize, and enjoy the intellectual challenge that mahjong offers. If you are interested in participating, it’s a good idea to check with local community centers and clubs for upcoming tournaments.

SPGG and NTU Alumni Club

About SPGG: 

The Singapore Polytechnic Graduates' Guild (SPGG) is an exclusive club for graduates of Singapore Polytechnic. Established in 1971, SPGG aims to foster a sense of community among its members by providing various social, recreational, and professional development activities.

About NTU Alumni Club

The NTU Alumni Club serves graduates of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. The club aims to maintain and strengthen connections among NTU alumni through various activities, events, and facilities.

Early this year, Singapore Polytechnic Graduates Guild also held a friendly tournament together with NTU Alumni Club on 02/03/2024. Though the event is likely a one-time Mahjong special, do look out for more in the upcoming years! 

Other Global Competitions

Mahjong competitions are popular globally, attracting players who compete in various formats and championships. Two notable events include the World Mahjong Championship (WMC) and the Open European Mahjong Championship (OEMC).

Open European Mahjong Championship (OEMC)


The Open European Mahjong Championship (OEMC) is one of the most prestigious mahjong tournaments held in Europe. It is organized by the European Mahjong Association (EMA) and attracts top players from around the world. The competition happens once every two years. 


The competition typically follows the Japanese riichi or the Chinese MCR (Mahjong Competition Rules) formats.

Players compete in multiple rounds, accumulating points to determine the overall winner.

The tournament often spans several days, with a rigorous schedule of games.

World Mahjong Championship (WMC)

The WMC is held every three years and is considered the pinnacle of competitive mahjong.

It features players from around the world, competing in the MCR format.

Similar to the European open championship, this championship aims to promote mahjong as a mind sport and foster international camaraderie.

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