Hanafuda Tournament

For the Hanafuda Tournament, we will meet at the stage below Spaghetti Factory at 10:30. Please wear Class B shirt. Details are below:

Sunday October 16th, 2016
at Nā Mea Hawai‘i – Native Books in Ward Warehouse
1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1000 Honolulu, HI 96814

Sponsored by: Hanafuda Hawaii L.L.C. & Nā Mea Hawaiʻi

This will be the first hanafuda tournament with the new Hanafuda Nā Pua Hawai‘i cards. Teams of two players of different generations compete in double-elimination brackets for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights.

Join us for fun and prizes at at Nā Mea Hawai‘i – Native Books in Ward Warehouse. The early registration is $10 for a team of two partners. Partners must have at least 20 years difference in age. Individuals can register early for $7 – partners will be paired on the day of the tournament from the group of other individual registrants. Hanafuda Nā Pua Hawai‘i merchandise will be available for purchase.

Early Registration Fees:       Team of 2 = $10      Individual = $7
Register at Door on October 16th :       Team of 2 = $15      Individual = $10

Tournament Rules

1.    The first and most important rule is to have FUN. Players may talk and enjoy themselves, but may not receive any verbal or written help from others.

2.    There will be 9 tournament pools of 8 teams in a double elimination tournament. 1st and 2nd place winners will be awarded prizes for each pool.

3.    Only Hanafuda Nā Pua Hawaiʻi cards will be used for the tournament and practice.

4.    Hanafuda Hawaii Style rules will be used for the tournament. See rules

5.    Each team shall consist of a senior and junior partner (minimum 20 years apart in age). Senior partners pick the card with the highest point value to determine which team deals and starts first. Junior partners hold the captured cards for the team.

6.    ‘Ohana (Hiki) Rules:
a) At the beginning of the game, if a player has any combination of the 4 cards in one suit in his hand and/or in the field, the player may capture all the 4 cards in one turn. HOWEVER, it is not necessary for the player to do so at the beginning, nor does he have to tell the other players. Only if another player wants to capture one of the cards in an ‘ohana with the storm card, must the holder of an ʻohana declare that he has an ‘ohana.
b) During the game, if there are three cards of a suit already in the field and the player picks the fourth card of the suit from the deck, he can apply the hiki rule and take all of the other three cards.

7.    Bonus Combination (Yaku) Rules: There are 8 three-card bonus combinations. If a team has a Yaku, the other team must deduct 50 points for each Yaku.

8.    Each game is a win or loss. Points are not accumulated from one game to the next.

9.    In the event of a tie: The team which dealt wins the game.

10.               A team which loses two games is eliminated from further play.

11.               Monitors will have the final say if there are any questions or disputes.

12.               After competing in one tournament pool, players may re-register to play in a later tournament. Previous winners are not excluded from playing again. It will not be necessary to keep the same partners.



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