The Pacific Mahjong League (PML) is a Japanese Riichi mahjong league. We use modern riichi rules and have a published rulebook. We host events nearly every weekend in one or more US locations, and make appearances at conventions and tournaments around the world. Whether you are a seasoned player that wants play competitively, or a curious beginner that wants to learn how to play, we invite you to join the Pacific Mahjong League!

Members & Teachers

Our players are some of the best in the United States, with some competing at the international level in both small and large online and offline tournaments. We have played riichi in Japanese jansou (mahjong parlours) and regularly utilize automatic mahjong tables during our normal events.


The PML is comprised of loosely knit chapters that operate on a regional level. Our league play however is scored all together, and this allows for players to directly compete with their peers in other parts of the world. New chapters don't initially get access to league play, but with time and one-on-one instruction from PML teachers, they too are ranked with the league through special League Play events.

Have a mahjong club that wants to be part of PML? Contact us! We accept applications from anywhere!

NorCal/HQDanville, CA38
SoCalTorrance, CA30


Every year we attend multiple conventions to play, teach, and spread the word of riichi mahjong.

FanimeConSan Jose, CAHost, Teach, Play
Anime Los AngelesOntario, CAHost, Teach, Play
Animation On DisplaySan Mateo, CAHost, Teach, Play
TouhouConAnaheim, CAHost, Teach, Play
SakuraConSeattle, WAPlay
PAX EastBoston, MAPlay
Anime CentralRosemont, ILPlay

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