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2008 WSOM

2008 World Series of Mahjong

The second-annual World Series of Mahjong was held from September 18 to 21, 2008 in Macau at the fabulous Wynn Macau hotel and casino.

A total of 302 players from 15 different countries participated in the tournament, competing in two separate events, a US$1,000 buy-in Reach/Riichi Rules Event, and the US$1.0 million prize purse Main Event played under the WSOM Rules System®.

The Reach/Riichi Event took place on Thursday, September 18th and was won by Tokyo native Mr. Daishiro Otsubo.

The Main Event started on Friday, September 19 and took place over three days, ending late in the evening of Sunday, September 21. The championship went to Mr. Alex Ho from Hong Kong. Alex is a 34-year old executive with AIA Insurance in Hong Kong. He won with an overall point total of 180.38.

In addition to receiving a check for US$500,000 Alex received the champion’s necklace, custom-made for the World Series of Mahjong by famous Hong Kong jewelry designers Steela+Steelo.

Second and third places were taken, respectively, by Hong Kong players, Mr. Kam Wing Tong , and Mr. Ho Nam Lam. Forth place was won by Mr. Shigeru Aono of Osaka, Japan.


 

2008 Top 32 Places
RANK NAME NATIONALITY Prize Money(US$)
1 kwok hung alex Ho
 
Hong Kong Chinese
 
500,000
2 Kam Wing Tong Hong Kong Chinese
 
150,000
3 Ho Nam Lam Hong Kong Chinese
 
80,000
4 SHIGERU AONO Japanese
 
50,000
5 Kimito Kugimiya Japanese
 
15,000
6 RONG-HWANG FANG Taiwanese
 
15,000
7 Mei-Yuk Cheng Hong Kong Chinese
 
15,000
8 Chieh-Ling Yu Taiwanese
 
15,000
9 KeQiang Zhang Chinese
 
10,000
10 Yong-Chuan Li Chinese
 
10,000
11 CHIU-CHENG LIN Taiwanese
 
10,000
12 IM LENG CHAN Hong Kong Chinese
 
10,000
13 Shu-Rong Yu Chinese
 
10,000
14 Leung Ping Ng Hong Kong Chinese
 
10,000
15 Garthe Nelson American
 
10,000
16 Fan Zhang Chinese
 
10,000
17 YUN-CHENG LU Taiwanese
 
5,000
18 Ping-Chen WANG Taiwanese
 
5,000
19 Tao An Chinese
 
5,000
20 Hai-Hua Cheng Chinese
 
5,000
21 Ben Tang Australian
 
5,000
22 Kin Shing Tang Hong Kong Chinese
 
5,000
23 Bai-Overmaat Hsueh Dutch
 
5,000
24 Kenneth Lui American
 
5,000
25 Pec Fong Chong Portuguese
 
5,000
26 Kwai Ti Ady Chan Hong Kong Chinese
 
5,000
27 Suk Ngor Mang Hong Kong Chinese
 
5,000
28 Kwan Ho Tong Hong Kong Chinese
 
5,000
29 Wai Yee Cheng Hong Kong Chinese
 
5,000
30 Kin Man Fok Hong Kong Chinese
 
5,000
31 Ngai Yin Wong Hong Kong Chinese
 
5,000
32 HUEI-CHUAN LIU Taiwanese 5,000