Mah Jongg classes

DCA Moh Jongg classes begin in the fallAmerican Mah Jongg is an exciting 4-player tile game with Chinese origins. Using 152 tiles depicting Chinese characters and symbols, players pick and discard in turn to form combinations found on the National Mah Jongg League’s annual card of hands. Strategy, skill and luck are needed to be the first player to complete a hand and declare “Mah Jongg!”  The DCA provides tile sets for all classes.

Longtime Darien resident Donna Holt learned Chinese Mah Jongg while living in Singapore. Now an avid American Mah Jongg player, Donna introduces players to a fascinating world of dragons, dots and craks.

Current Mah Jongg sessions and classes at the DCA

Three options to choose from starting this fall:

Four Week Beginner Mah Jongg:
Beginners will learn the basics of American Mah Jongg – how to identify tiles and understand the Mah Jongg card, and how to select and strengthen a winning hand. Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered. Please order your 2016 card at nationalmahjonggleague.org once class is confirmed.

Two Sessions: Four Tuesdays or four Wednesdays – sign up for one
Session 1: Tuesdays, September 20, 27 & October 4, 11
9:30am – 12:00pm
DCA Members $75, public $85 for each session
Prepayment is required by noon on Friday, September 16th for Session 1
Minimum enrollment applies. Maximum enrollment 8.
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Session 2: Wednesdays, October 19, 26 & November 2, 9
9:30am – 12:00pm
DCA Members $75, public $85 for each session
Prepayment is required by noon on Monday, October 17th for Session 2
Minimum enrollment applies. Maximum enrollment 8.
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Four Week Mah Jongg – Beyond the Basics – Strategies for Improving Play
Are you ready to take your American Mah Jongg game up a notch or two? You will develop improved passing, defensive play, offensive moves, and a greater understanding of the current card and rules so you feel knowledgeable with all aspects of this fascinating game. You will soon become a savvy, more confident player as we cover different strategies each week. This class is for those who have already taken any beginner level Mah Jongg course, or have experience playing but want to become more proficient. You should be comfortable identifying tiles and reading the card. Please bring your 2016 NMJL card to each class.

Wednesdays: September 21, 28 & October 5, 12
9:30am – 12:00pm
DCA Members $75, public $85 for each session
Prepayment for all classes is required by noon on Monday, September 19th.
Minimum enrollment applies. Maximum enrollment 12.
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Four Week Guided Mah Jongg Play
You’ve learned to play American Mah Jongg, and you’re hooked, but would you like the chance to meet other players and get in a few more games? This four week session will offer lots of playing time and the chance to sharpen your game, with instructor Donna Holt on hand to oversee play. She will be available to help with all aspects of the game, from choosing your hand, to guiding the group through any rules or etiquette questions that arise. Come meet others mad for Mah Jongg and build your confidence with a seasoned teacher in an encouraging atmosphere. Please bring your 2016 card to each class.

Two Sessions: Four Wednesdays – sign up for one or both
Session 1: Wednesdays: September 21, 28 & October 5, 12
12:30pm – 3:00pm
DCA members $65, public $75 for each session
Prepayment is required by noon on Monday, September 19th for Session 1
Minimum enrollment applies. Maximum enrollment 12.
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Session 2: Wednesdays, October 19, 26 & November 2, 9
12:30pm – 3:00pm
DCA Members $65, public $75 for each session
Prepayment is required by noon on Monday, October 17th for Session 2
Minimum enrollment applies. Maximum enrollment 12.
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Recent Mah Jongg Events:

 

http://dariendca.org/activities-programs/mah-jongg-classes/Book Talk and Signing with Author Gregg Swain, Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game

 

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