Penny Turnbull writes: Our little group of just over a dozen members meets nearly every Wednesday afternoon at my house, where I can ﬁnd 3 tables and sufficient chairs. Attendance does not have to be regular, and we are always pleased to welcome back those who have perhaps been away and indeed occasional guests (a cousin and a grand-daughter!). My aim was to follow the U3A rules which are based on the British rules, but as one of our members introduced some “special hands” she had encountered overseas, which are enjoyably challenging for our ageing brains, we now follow U3A rules on the ﬁrst Wednesday of the month, and play with an extended list of special hands for the rest of the month!
As host, Penny would be happy to welcome one or two extra members to the group; but recognises that another host might not be able to accommodate extras. She is also willing to offer a one-off session to anyone interested who hasn’t played much, before they join in with the perhaps faster players. The joy of Mahjong is that new players can mix in with the more advanced, all enjoying the game.