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Etiquette and Sportsmanship (Article ID 115)

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Abstract: Etiquette and Sportsmanship include but is not limited to a lot of chatting while others are playing, discussing one’s hand, complaining about losing, criticizing.

Question from a player:  What is considered good etiquette or sportsmanship when playing mah jongg?

Answer from the NMJL:  “Some “no’s” for mah jongg players

  1. No standing behind other players and kibitzing.
  2. No running commentary about your hand with each tile picked and discarded.
  3. No continual wailing about losing.
  4. No constant talking during the game.
  5. No criticizing another player if they are forced to discard a dangerous tile near the end of the game.”

Source: NMJL Bulletin Q&A (1998; page 6)

Etiquette and Sportsmanship (Article ID 115)
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