SAN DIEGO, California -- July 05, 2012 -- Mahjong Time today announced that it has teamed up with Mah Jongg Madness to provide online players with officially sanctioned Global Mahjong Tournament (GMT) Master Points® events. Mahjong Time’s Global Mahjong Tournaments are are four-hour-long events ranked in an official competitive environment using the Global Mahjong Tournament Ranking system (GMTR).
With the official sanctioning of American Mahjong GMTs by Mah Jongg Master Points®, winners of these events receive one Master Point, which raises their rankings in the Master Points system. The Mahjong Master Points® system was developed by Mah Jongg Madness, which has been conducting American-style Mahjong tournaments for over 26 years. Led by Mah Jongg Grandmaster and activist Gladys Grad. Mah Jongg Madness has had a longstanding reputation of prestige and close-knit community, which attracts hundreds upon hundreds of mahjong enthusiasts to its live tournaments.
Mahjong Time’s CEO Slava Novozhenya commented: “We are very excited to collaborate with Mah Jongg Madness in hosting officially sanctioned Master Points tournaments. The Master Points system has many official rules and regulations to ensure the legitimacy and fairness of its sanctioned events, all of which have been met by the American GMTs at Mahjong Time. We are proud to pioneer the bridging of live and online Mah Jongg by being the only online platform to offer an official online environment for Master Points players to advance their rankings.”
Mah Jongg Madness’ Gladys Grad added: “Evolving from small social gatherings in someone’s living room, to large tournament events where hundreds gather; then progressing to the technology that offers the ability to join in a game with someone from across the County....now the Ranks and status that Master Points offers is the next important step in the online progress of the game.”
Master Points sanctioned Global Mahjong Touraments will be available at Mahjong Time on 07/28/2012.
About Mah Jongg Madness
Over 26 years ago, Mah Jongg Madness (MJM) conducted its first National MJ tournament Cruise Tournament in cooperation with the National Mah Jongg League. Specializing in three-day tournaments, tradeshows, and week-long cruise tournaments, MJM has set the standard in professionally conducted MJ events.
About Mahjong Time
Founded in 2004, San Diego-based Mahjong Time is the premier provider of online and mobile multiplayer mahjong software and complete turnkey solutions. The Mahjong Time in-browser, downloadable, Android, and iOS platforms provide eight different mahjong rule sets that appeal to the needs of discerning players worldwide. Offered features include advanced subscription, tournament play, and Web 2.0 capabilities which allow players greater connectivity, including the ability to establish friend networks and to create private game rooms.