Mah Jongg Classes

American Mah Jongg is an exciting four-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.

Mah Jongg classes for June and July


June Guided Play Mah Jongg – Four Weeks

You’ve learned to play American Mah Jongg, and you’re hooked. 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. Come meet others mad for Mah Jongg and build your confidence with a seasoned teacher in an encouraging atmosphere. Please bring your 2019 card to each class.

PLEASE NOTE: Players should already be familiar with both rules of play and and the NMJL card.

Four Wednesdays: June 5, 12, 19 and 26
9:30am – 12:00pm

DCA members $70
Public $85

Prepayment is required by Monday, June 3. Minimum enrollment applies.

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July Learn to Play Boot Camp

Don’t have time to devote to new activities during the busy months of Sept-June? Come learn the fun, addictive and stimulating game of American Mah Jongg in less than a week, in an encouraging, relaxing summer atmosphere. From Monday through Thursday morning, you will learn the basics of understanding the tiles and 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. You’ll be set before fall to play with your friends who are already Mah Jongg enthusiasts! Please order your 2019 card at nationalmahjonggleague.org once class is confirmed.

Four days in a row – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: July 9, 10, 11 and 12
9:30am – 12:00pm

DCA members $95
Public $115

Prepayment is required by Wednesday, July 3. Minimum enrollment applies.
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July Guided Play Boot Camp

Keep your mind and your Mah Jongg game fresh with four consecutive days of guided play. For newer players (who have completed a beginner class), playing Mah Jongg four days in a row will cement the rules and strategies you’ve learned, and pull the whole game together for you. For regular players, what could be more fun than a heavy dose of Mah Jongg to see you through the summer when everyone is away?

This class offers lots of playing time, with instructor Donna Holt on hand to help with all aspects of the game, from building your confidence when passing, to guiding the group through any rules or etiquette questions that arise. Come meet others mad for Mah Jongg, and improve your game with a seasoned teacher in an encouraging atmosphere.

Four days in a row – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: July 16, 17, 18 and 19
9:30am – 12:00pm

DCA members $70
Public $85

Prepayment is required by noon on Friday, July 12. Minimum enrollment applies.
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A Morning of Mah Jongg to Benefit the Mission of the DCA

Thank you to all the players that came out to support our “Morning of Mah Jongg to Benefit the Mission of the DCA” event. It was a fun, relaxed morning of tournament-style play – and there were prizes!

First Place Winner: Juliana “Topsy” Post (she also won for a joker-less hand) received a complimentary DCA 2019-2020 membership.

Second Place Winner: Carol Charling received a two hour Mah Jongg master class with Donna.

 


Instructor for Mah Jongg classes:
Instructor

Longtime local resident Donna Holt was introduced to Chinese Mah Jongg while living in Singapore. Now an avid American Mah Jongg player, Donna guides players through a fascinating world of winds, dragons, dots and craks, offering strategies and encouragement to improve your game.

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