Friday, May 13, 2016

FKMTkrazy Mahjong Tournament #2

UPDATE: DUE TO AN IMPORTANT EVENT IN MY LIFE ON FRIDAY THIS TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO FRIDAY THE 17th THROUGH SATURDAY THE 18th!! PLEASE ADJUST YOUR AVAILABILITY ACCORDINGLY! THE  DEADLINE FOR SIGNUPS WILL ALSO BE MOVED TO FRIDAY THE 10th!

So in light of our inability to release any chapters at the moment I decided now would be a good time to start the initial stages of our second mahjong tournament! And once again, the prize is a volume of a manga of your choice, translated by yours truly in a timely fashion! However, this time will be a bit different. As I do not have time to translate very many series at once, and considering that Mukoubuchi has already gone well past the 1 volume I promised to translate after last tournament, I will be willing to stop doing Mukoubuchi for a while to translate the manga you choose... IF you can beat me in the tournament!

However, as I kind of wanna keep doing Mukoubuchi, I don't want to just start from the bottom. If you want to win the prize, you'll have to earn the chance to take Mukoubuchi away from me for a while! The chance to win the aforementioned prize will only be given to the three that place the highest in the initial tournament bracket. Those three will then move on to the Championship Round, where they will play against me in a multiple-hanchan finale, where the winner gets the manga of their choice translated! And naturally, I'll be picking mukoubuchi if I win.




Tournament Structure

The tournament will once again be single-elimination. It will be held Friday, June 10th, through Saturday, June 11th, which will mostly be Saturday and Sunday for those not living in the Americas. When you enter the tournament, you will pay 50 points from the mahjong night standings as your entry fee. This 50 points will be pooled together with everyone else's and awarded proportionally based on place. If you do not have 50 points, you may go into negative numbers.

If we don't have a power of 2 number of entrants, we will have to "seed" people or start them ahead of others. What this means in this structure is that there will probably be a preliminary round in which the last-place player is eliminated and the other 3 move on. The players who get "seeded", or are able to skip this preliminary round, will be decided based on their placement in the previous tournament, and then by their total points on the "Mahjong Night Standings" page. In other words, those who placed higher or have more points will have priority to be seeded. Apart from the prelims, I'll try to make the top 2 advance in each round, though last time I had to make the semi-finals first-place-only, so that might happen again. There will be no 3-player games.

So the main tournament will work just like the previous one. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place players from the main tournament may then advance to the Championship Round, where they will play me for the all-important prize of a manga volume! Here are the prizes for the main tournament:
  • 1st: 400 points + 50% of total entry fees + ticket to Championship Round
  • 2nd: 300 points + 30% of total entry fees + ticket to Championship Round
  • 3rd: 200 points + 11% of total entry fees + ticket to Championship Round
  • 4th: 100 points + 5% of total entry fees
  • 5th-8th: 50 points + 1% each of total entry fees
  • 9th-12th: 30 points
  • 13th-16th: 20 points
  • 17th-32nd: 10 points
  • 33rd+: nothing
I know it's a weird system but this way we can have actual prizes for the runners-up and a grand showdown finale which I think will be pretty cool. Also I want to rig it as much as possible in my favor. Hey, it's my tournament!

Tournament Rules

Main Tournament

The tournament will be held in a custom lobby that allows for these custom rules:

  • Open Tanyao allowed
  • No red tiles
  • Multiple Rons are decided by head-bump
  • Rounded-up (Kiriage) mangan
  • 4-player riichi is not a draw
  • Kan Dora flipped immediately
For the Semi-Finals and Finals you will be allowed to have 2 or 3 hanchans if you so wish. If so, the points awarded per hanchan will matter. For that, the points follow this formula:

(End Points/1000)-30+UMA+OKA

For each place, the uma and oka are:

  • 1st: UMA: +30, OKA +20
  • 2nd: UMA: +10, OKA 0
  • 3rd: UMA: -10, OKA 0
  • 4th: UMA: -30, OKA 0

Championship Round

First of all, if you place in the top 3 and you do not want to pick a manga for me to translate, please tell me and I will give your ticket to the next highest placing player. If you have not decided on a manga by the time the championship round rolls around I will pass your ticket on to someone who has decided on a manga. You already earned the glory in the main tournament, so let someone who cares about manga play me!

Anyway, the championship round will be at least 3 hanchans, maybe more if people want them. The custom rules, Uma and Oka from the main tournament will still apply, but in addition, we will be adding a 5-point "Binta", a system used in Mukoubuchi! In short, people at or above 25000 (floating) will earn extra points while those below 25000 (sinking) will lose extra points. This is how it will work specifically:

If only 1st place is floating:

  • 1st: +30
  • 2nd: +0
  • 3rd: -10
  • 4th: -20

If 1st and 2nd are floating:

  • 1st: +25
  • 2nd: +15
  • 3rd: -15
  • 4th: -25

If 1st-3rd are all floating:

  • 1st: +20
  • 2nd: +10
  • 3rd: +0
  • 4th: -30

If everyone is floating (EXTREMELY UNLIKELY):

  • 1st: +15
  • 2nd: +5
  • 3rd: -5
  • 4th: -15
So even if you're in first, if you can sink everyone else you'll get even more points! And if you're last, make sure you're not the only one sinking! It should add an extra layer of strategy to the final round!

Prize Information

Now for the exciting part! If you can beat me in the Championship Round, you will be able to choose a volume of manga for me to translate. I will be obligated to put out at least 1 chapter of this manga every two weeks until the volume is complete. There is no guarantee that it will be cleaned or typeset, but I can promise that I will translate anything you throw at me, with the following rules:

  • Any FKMT or Mahjong manga is an automatic pass, but you may not choose something we are already translating (Kaiji, Akagi, HERO, Kurosawa, Tetsuya, Naki no Ryuu or Mukoubuchi)
  • If the volume in question does not have chapter distinctions, I will be allowed to decide where to define "chapters" as beginning and ending.
  • If the manga is not a FKMT or Mahjong manga, I will not be releasing it under FKMTkrazy or Mahjongkrazy.
  • I reserve the right to ask you to change your choice for the following reasons:
    • The manga is licensed
    • There are no existing raws for the manga
    • It is not in Japanese
    • The requested content has existing and adequate translations
  • I will NOT decline a manga because I don't like it or it isn't my genre of choice. So yes, Shoujo manga are fine. sigh.
UPDATE: You may also choose novels, games, or any other form of written media, or a movie with Japanese subtitles included, so long as it does not conflict with any of the above criteria

Application

Please fill out the following and post it in the comments section below to apply for the tournament. You must have a Tenhou ID. To register one, follow this procedure taken from arcturus.su's Tenhou documentation:

To register an ID, click the Register ID option on the Login window. In the textbox, type in an alias which will be associated with that ID (permanently - you can't change it). It can't be an already registered alias and it can be up to 8 glyphs wide (that is, latin, greek, kana, kanji, or any other Unicode glyph). Press OK and a confirmation window will pop up with your ID asking if you are sure you want to register it. The left button confirms while the right cancels. The following window will have a textbox with a ID########-######## format string in it. Copy that into a text file or remember it for future use. Plug that string into the alias box of the login screen whenever you want to play with that ID. Tenhou will automatically keep ranks and records for the ID.

Preferred Username: _________
Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): _________
Time Zone: _________
Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): ________
Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): _______
Manga of choice: ________

I hope to have a fun and exciting tournament, and may the best man win!

69 comments:

  1. I've never played on one of your Mahjong nights, but maybe I'll give this a go.

    I think you should specify a timezone for everyone to give their times in. I'm putting mine in EST, but will change if needs be.


    Preferred Username: therik
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): 小泉ニャン
    Time Zone: GMT (currently obersrving British summer time, = EST + 5)
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 15:00-19:00 EST
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): 05:00-19:00 EST
    Manga of choice: Haven't yet decided.

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  2. Preferred Username: Rinshan
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): Rinshan7
    Time Zone: GMT+1
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 13:00-3:00
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): 13:00-3:00
    Manga of choice: More HERO

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    1. Oops, didn't see FKMT mangas not allowed, then AKI

      https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=63467

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  3. Registration deadline? I don't know my schedules for that weekend yet.

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    1. We'll put it at June 3rd for now, might be able to move it later

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  4. How lucky, I actually planned on returning to mahjong night in June, when my duties are finally over, so this is perfect!

    Preferred Username: Kasasagi (formerly known as Ippatsu, lol)
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): カーロス
    Time Zone: GMT+1
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 14:00-0:00
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): 14:00-0:00
    Manga of choice: Haven't yet decided (I don't want you to stop Mukoubuchi, though...)

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    1. My times avaiable for 17-18th are the same.

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  5. Preferred Username: Danchi
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): ケバブ排除専門家
    Time Zone: GMT-6
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): All day
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): All day
    Manga of choice: 赤鬼哭いた

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    1. Time update, the Friday is still all day, but the saturday I won't be available until around 17:00.

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  6. Preferred Username: Razikii
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): Razikii
    Time Zone: Central Daylight
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): Anytime after 4 PM CDT.
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): Anytime after 4 PM CDT.
    Manga of choice: Winner's Circle e Youkoso

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  7. JoeyV
    JoeV
    US Eastern
    After 5pm both days
    Hero

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  8. Preferred Username: Dongi
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): Denji
    Time Zone: UTC-7
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 13:00-17:00
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): 10:00-17:00
    Manga of choice: No Mark Bakuhaitou

    I might get cold feet, not sure. Also I can be more flexible with the times if needed.

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  9. Preferred Username: Muller
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): 偽赤木
    Time Zone: UTC+10
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 18:00 - 24:00
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): 00:00 - 22:00
    Manga of choice: Tohai

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  10. Username: bk201
    Tenhou ID: bk201
    TZ: GMT +2 (CET)
    Times available on F: all day with a soon enough notice. Otherwise 14.30-20.00 02.00/06.00
    Times available on S : all day with a soon enough notice. Otherwise 14.30-20.00 02.00/06.00
    Manga of choice: Ritz

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  11. Preferred Username: bab_B
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): bab_B
    Time Zone: CST (GMT-6)
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 21:30-23:59 CST
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): all day (be merciful)
    Manga of choice: Hero or Washizu

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    1. my availability should be the same for the new dates

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  12. Preferred Username: CinnamonRoll
    Tenhou ID: シナモンロール
    Time Zone: GMT+1
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 14:00-0:00
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): 14:00-0:00
    Manga of choice: Winner's cirlce

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  13. Preferred Username: Skor
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): Skor
    Time Zone: EST
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 10:00 - 21:00
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): 10:00 - 21:00
    Manga of choice: 放課後さいころ倶楽部

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  14. Preferred Username: shodor
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): shodor
    Time Zone: EST
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 09:00 - 23:59
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): 09:00 - 23:59
    Manga of choice: Patlabor

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  15. Preferred Username: Nuxoz
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): Nuxoz
    Time Zone: GMT+3
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 14:00-4:00
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): 14:00-4:00
    Manga of choice: I'll decide later

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  16. Preferred Username: emp_sonic
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): 一瞬千撃
    Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 12:00-0:00
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): 12:00-16:30, 20:00-0:00
    Manga of choice: ウメハラ FIGHTING GAMERS! (2)

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  17. Preferred Username: Crump Biggums
    Tenhou ID: Biggums
    Time Zone: Pacific Timezone UTC-8:00
    Times available Friday:Midnight-2am 8am-2pm, 11pm-Midnight
    Times available Saturday: Midnight-2am, 8am-1pm, 11pm-Midnight
    Manga of choice: Winner's Circle

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  18. Can I participate even if I have never attended Mahjong Night?

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  19. Preferred Username: Sherrinford
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): Domo
    Time Zone: GMT+8
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 9am-2pm, 3pm-2am
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): 9am-2pm, 3pm-2am
    Manga of choice: ノーマーク 爆牌党

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    1. Updated after the date shift:
      Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 10am-2pm,4pm-7pm, 8pm-2am
      Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): 10am-2pm, 4pm-7pm, 8pm-12am

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  20. Preferred Username: Doragan
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): Doragan
    Time Zone: UTC-3
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 15:00-21:00
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): 15:00-22:00
    Manga of choice: Nichijou

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    1. Nichijou appears to be less than a volume away from being completely scanned, and there's already a group doing it. I could ask them if they'd mind letting me do it if you win, but more than likely you'll have to change your choice.

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    2. I'm with the group. There's about half a volume left of the main series, but there's an extra volume that's still mostly untouched. I might change it if the translator returns before the tournament, though.

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  21. Preferred Username: InsaneRaph
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): InsaneR
    Time Zone: GMT+1
    Times Available: 11h -23h
    Manga of choice: Ryu

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    1. Can't choose ryuu, we're already doing it

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    2. So i let u choose mukoubouchi since it's also amazing :)

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  22. Preferred Username: UNIVERSE
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): UNIVERSE
    Time Zone: UTC-6
    Times Available: I'm available any time, as long as I get advanced notice.

    Manga of choice: Paranoia Street

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    1. Paranoia Street?! I hope you win, I want to finish that so much.

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  23. WHERE'S KAIJI?!

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    1. Playing one poker against Kazuya, I guess.

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  24. Preferred username: are
    Tenhou ID: WebhoUI
    Time zone: GMT+2
    Times available: preferably evenings, but I will free my sat and sun if needed.

    Choice: I've requested that on the previous victory and I'll stand on that. Shin Janki needs translation. I wasn't able to find Japanese subtitles in English part of the internet, but I'm sure there is somewhere in the Japanese one. Two episodes are translated already. If you could translate at least one or find subtitles at the very least many people would be grateful.

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    1. Damn autocorrect, username is arey

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  25. Preferred Username: Ricu
    Tenhou ID: Ricu
    Time Zone: UTC+2
    Times Available: I'm available any time.
    Manga of choice: subs to Shin Janki or whatever you like.

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    1. THE DEFENDING CHAMPION MAKES HIS APPEARANCE!!

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  26. Preferred username: starfire
    Tenhou ID: Nooo!!!!
    Timezone: GMT +7
    Times available (in my timezone?): 8am to 11am, 1pm to 7pm, 9pm to 12pm both days
    Manga of choice: None

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    1. I WITHDRAW from the tournament ( can't play in on the new schedule)

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    2. Aww, sorry about that :( It was unavoidable though, come play with us on Mahjong Night on saturdays sometime!

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  27. Preferred Username: falconhit
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): FalconH
    Time Zone: UTC +4
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): After 7pm
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): Usually any time
    Manga of choice: Whatever Sonic wants to do

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  28. Preferred Username: WhITelion
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): Thanatos
    Time Zone: GMT+7
    Times Available, Saturday: 8->11AM; 3PM->6PM; 8PM->10PM GMT+7
    Times Available, Sunday: 8->11AM; 3PM->6PM; 8PM->10PM GMT+7
    Manga of choice: Tohai

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    1. Is there any way you could play at times other than those? Those times are very limiting and might force me to have much fewer games.

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    2. Good news:
      I can fix some of the timeframes:
      Times Available, Saturday: 8->11AM; 1PM->6PM; 8PM->12AM GMT+7
      Times Available, Sunday: 8->11AM; 1PM->6PM; 8PM->12AM GMT+7

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  29. Preferred Username: Waza
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): わざα
    Time Zone: UTC-4 (EST)
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): Any time excluding midnight to 6 AM.
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): Any time excluding midnight to 6 AM.
    Manga of choice: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan: Tsubamegaeshi-hen

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  30. Preferred Username: Ishikabe
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): 石壁
    Time Zone: BST (GMT+1)
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): from 7pm GMT+1 Friday (1pm PST Friday)
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): any time Saturday up to 12am GMT+1 Monday (4pm PST Sunday)
    I assume 2 weeks notice will be given :P
    Manga of choice: Fate/Mahjong Night

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    1. wow I can't read... it's 10th-11th June lol
      Just enough time to get things ready ;p

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  31. Preferred Username: xGeo
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): xGeo
    Time Zone: Japan (UTC+9)
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): 12am-8am, 10pm-11:59pm
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): 12am-8am, 10pm-11:59pm
    Manga of choice: Not a manga but light novel: Shinonome Yuuko vol 2. Vol 1 is mostly done but dropped. Could you finish vol 1 and do vol 2? If you won't do both, then Hyouketsu Kyoukai no Eden vol 7.

    I won't know my times for sure until it gets closer to that weekend, so I put down conservative times. I will try to open up as much time as possible and update the post when I know more exact times.

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    1. I can expand my times 12am-10am, 9pm-11:59pm both days in Japan Time.

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  32. Preferred Username: Iapetus
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): Iapetus
    Time Zone: UTC+3
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans)20:00-23:59 (the rest of the day may free up, but I won't know until this Sunday. Also, I'll certainly be available until midnight on Friday my time.)
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans): All day
    Manga of choice: Aki

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    1. Times available, Friday the 17th (sat for non-americans): -01:59, 08:00-23:59
      Times available, Saturday the 18th (sun for non-americans): 00:00-01:59, 08:00-23:59

      gotta secure some sleep

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  33. UPDATE: DUE TO AN IMPORTANT EVENT IN MY LIFE ON FRIDAY THIS TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO FRIDAY THE 17th THROUGH SATURDAY THE 18th!! PLEASE ADJUST YOUR AVAILABILITY ACCORDINGLY! THE DEADLINE FOR SIGNUPS WILL ALSO BE MOVED TO FRIDAY THE 10th!

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    1. yeah what event? a good one?

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    2. A doctor's appointment if you really have to know

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    3. For what? ARE YOU GETTING THE DEATH TOO LIKE TAMBUTT?????

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  34. Preferred Username: Kubanen
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): Kubbjong
    Time Zone:GMT+1
    Times Available, Friday (sat for non-americans): (13:00-03:00)
    Times Available, Saturday (sun for non-americans):(13:00-03:00)
    Manga of choice: Shinjitsu no Otoko: Taian Kichijitsu Shintarou.

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  35. what's going on?
    is there an estimate for when are you guys gonna release more chapters?
    or are you guys just gonna stop?

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    1. Tambur is out with medical issues and will continue to be for some time, and we have not been able to find any other typesetters.

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    2. Hi Sonic,
      I can volunteer as Kurosawa's typesetter but I would like to ask you a favor in return. If you are interested, email me at fkmtteam@gmail.com for details or leave some info how to contact you.

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  36. wtf, did my comment not get submitted last month - almost missed the tourney again huh

    Preferred Username: lae
    Tenhou ID: lae
    Timezone: PDT/UTC-7
    Times Available, Friday: 4pm onwards
    Times Available, Saturday: All day, unless conflicting with schedule at http://www60.atwiki.jp/monacoin_mahjong/pages/43.html
    Manga of choice: Maybe one of the Aikatsu manga.

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  37. It's a bit confusing how the day given is "sat for non-americans". Unless the tournament has to start after midnight it could be Friday in other timezones too. For safety I'll give my times for fri-sun (my timezone).

    Preferred Username: jatelion
    Tenhou ID (the name you registered with, not the login ID): jatelion
    Time Zone: CEST / UTC+2
    Times Available, Friday: 9PM-2AM
    Times Available, Saturday: 11AM-4PM, then 9PM-3AM
    Times Available, Sunday: 11AM-11PM
    Manga of choice: That one with the gold

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  38. Signups close in 6 hours! If you have not updated your times for the new schedule I will assume the old times are okay!

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    1. Signups are closed! Looks like we have exactly 32 players, so we won't need to do any seeding at all!! Brackets and times to follow

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    2. falconhit here. Oops, I put GMT+4 when I meant GMT -4. I can still play at that time though.

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