March 15 (Saturday) - Sloper continued to battle his sore throat and care for his cats while the Japanese delegation continued to set up promotional events. In the evening, the four went to Tokyo Kaikan, a Japanese-style mah-jongg club in Torrance. Upon their arrival, they found the club dark and locked. Calling Mieko, the owner, they found that the club is usually busy during the daytime on Saturdays. But Mieko drove right over and opened up. So the group played Chinese Official rules together.
Click the links to learn more about the Mah-Jongg Promotional Tour 2003
March 12 (Wednesday) - Click here.
March 13 (Thursday) - Click here.
March 14 (Friday) - Click here.
March 15 (Saturday) -
March 16 (Sunday) - Click here.
March 17 (Monday) - (No photos or story available at present time.)
March 18 (Tuesday) - (No photos or story available at present time.)
March 19 (Wednesday) - (No photos or story available at present time.)
March 20 (Thursday) - Click here
Photos of the touring Mah-Jongg championship players - Click here.
Photos of the 2002 World Championship - Click here.
Get your own copy of the championship official rule book! - Click here.
Photos of Tokyo Kaikan under previous ownership when it was called Janyou.