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FAQ 16. Frequently-Asked Questions about the 2018 National Mah Jongg League card


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2018 and NEWS


222 000 1111 8888 (Any 3 Suits)
(2018 #1)


FF 2018 1111 1111 (Any 3 Suits; Kongs 1, 2, or 8)
(2018 #2)


22 000 NEWS 111 88 (Any 1 Suit)
(2018 #4)


22 44 666 888 DDDD (Any 3 Suits)
(Evens #3)


FF 1111 DDDD 1111 (Any 3 Suits)
(Any Like Numbers #1)


FFF 1111 FFF 1111 (Any 2 Suits)
(Any Like Numbers #2)


11 DD 111 DDD 1111 (Any 3 Suits)
(Any Like Numbers #3)


FFFF 3333 9999 12 -or- FFFF 3333 9999 12
(Addition Hands #1)


NNNNN DDDD 11111 (Quint Any Wind & Any No. in Any Suit, Kong Any Dragon)
(Quints #1)


FF 33333 66 99999 (Any 1 Suit)
(Quints #2)


1123 11111 11111 (Any 3 Consec. Nos; Pr. Any No. in Run; Pr & Quints Match)
(Quints #3)


11111 22 33 44444 (Any 1 Suit, 4 Consec. Nos.)
(Quints #4)


CONSECUTIVE RUN


11 22 33 4444 5555 (Any 3 Suits, Any 5 Consec. Nos.)
(Consecutive Run #4)


FF 1111 2222 3333 -or- FF 1111 2222 3333 (Any Run)
(Consecutive Run #5)


1111 222 3333 DDD (Any 2 Suits, Any 3 Consecutive Nos., Pung & Dragon Match)
(Consec #6)


FF 111 222 111 222 (Any 2 Suits, Any 2 Consec. Nos.)
(Consecutive Run #7)


13579 ("Odds")


1111 333 5555 DDD - or - 5555 777 9999 DDD (Any 2 Suits)
(Odds #4)


11 33 55 7777 9999 (Any 3 Suits)
(Odds #6)


FF DDDD NEWS DDDD (Any 2 Dragons)
(Winds-Dragons #4)


NNNN 11 11 11 SSSS (Any Like Odd Nos)
EEEE 22 22 22 WWWW (Any Like Even Nos)

(Winds - Dragons #5, #6)


33 66 99 3333 3333 (Any 3 Suits, Kongs 3, 6, or 9)
(369 #3)


3333 666 9999 DDD (Any 2 Suits, Pung & Dragon Match)
(369 #5)


SINGLES & PAIRS


NN EE WW SS 11 22 33 (Any 3 Consec. Nos.)
(Singles & Pairs #1)


FF 22 44 66 88 22 22 (Any Like Even Prs. In Other 2 Suits)
(Singles & Pairs #2)


FF 11 22 33 44 55 DD (Any 5 Consec. Nos.)
(Singles & Pairs #4)


998 99887 998877 (Any 3 Suits. These Nos. Only)
(Singles And Pairs #6)


FF 2018 DD 2018 DD (Craks & Bams Only)
(S&P #7)


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    Tom Sloper's book, "The Red Dragon & The West Wind," contains the COMPLETE rules for American-style mah-jongg as well as the official Chinese rules used at international competitions.


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