|Group leader||Fiona Reynoldson|
|Meets||Every Wednesday, 10am-noon|
|Venue||Lincoln Arms, near Dorking Station|
|Cost||£2 per session towards tea/coffee|
The ancient Chinese game of mahjong is played with 144 tiles and involves lots of conventions that make the game unique. It was originally a gambling game and is strictly controlled in the Far East. However, Dorking U3A plays for plastic counting sticks.
As with most games, mahjong has its own special terms, such as pungs, kongs, chows and goulash. There are three suits of characters, circles and bamboo as well as tiles for north, east, south and west wind.
Everyone is welcome as full tuition is given to beginners. Ideally, newcomers need to commit to four weeks so that they can learn the basics before putting everything into practice.
We organise special hands and scoring days on a regular basis with modest prizes for the top hands.