March 20 (Thursday) - Sloper, Morris, and Kishimoto went to Santa Monica Place to give a demonstration of Chinese Official mah-jongg at Wizards of the Coast.
Kishimoto made the sign himself, and shop manager Jose Garcia graciously let the pros put the sign in the sign stand. (Mall management came by later and complained that a handmade sign was on display. Note for later tours - have signage printed in advance.)
Three boys who were at the shop to play Magic were intrigued enough to learn this new game.
The demonstration over, the boys reverted to "plan A": playing Magic (a CCG or Collectible Card Game).
Sloper, Morris, and Kishimoto then went to Sloper's apartment for the evening's planned activity. Sloper's weekly game of American mah-jongg had a decidedly international flavor for one magical evening.
Abe showed up towards the end of the evening.
After the game, Abe wanted a look at Sloper's mah-jongg library. She had many questions about the history of the American game.
The group says farewell. I mean, sayonara.
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) - Click here.
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) -
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.