New members for Sherwood Probus

Sherwood Probus Club inducted two new members, Desley and June, at its meeting on 16 February 2018.

Induction of new members
President Paul and new members Desley and June
Big Robert
Mahjong!!

Desley and June are already keen members of our Mahjong group, where they test their skills against the more experienced players, as well as those who are still learning.  Little Robert, Big Robert and Three Philosophers regularly turn up on the tables as we try to make the best of the tiles we’ve drawn. We twitter away on the 1st and 4th Thursdays of the month from 11.45am to 2.45pm at the Croll Memorial Precinct in Corinda.  New members are always welcome. Contact Agnes on 0400804153 if you’re interested in joining our Mahjong group.

If you’re interested in joining our Club, contact Secretary Pat on 3372 7525 or at  phurney@iprimus.com.au

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Click go the tiles at Mahjong

Sherwood Probus Club’s Mahjong Group meets twice a month. Some of us are fairly new at playing whereas others have many years of experience. The “old hands” help to teach the “newbies”.

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As a “newbie” I find Mahjong fascinating. It’s a mix of strategy and luck; knowing a variety of games helps you to make a quick decision on what to do with the tiles that you have drawn. Then it’s down to luck whether you draw the tiles required to declare “Mahjong”. Despite the looks of concentration on everyone’s faces, it can get quite animated as players name the tiles they discard and bemoan the fact that they can’t pick up a tile discarded by someone else or, yet again, have picked up a tile which they don’t want!

Our visual guide to many common games is The Mahjong Player’s Companion, by Patricia A. Thompson and Betty Maloney. It’s the advice and guidance from experienced players, however, that really helps you to improve your game. I learn something new every time I play.

The Mahjong Group meets on the first and fourth Thursdays of each month, from 12.45pm to 2.45pm at the Croll Memorial Centre, opposite the Sherwood Services Club in Clewley Street, Corinda. Cost is $3 to cover room hire, but includes tea/coffee.  We welcome new members: contact Agnes Cuddihy 0400 804 153 or Angela Norris 37160102.