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There are 81 different scoring elements (aka fan's pinyin: 番) known to MCR, which is short for the Mahjong Competition Rules (aka Chinese Official) worldwide standards.  The standards are described in the MCR Greenbook (pdf format) and outlined here, not only describing them in detail but also in various samples and contexts.  For your convenience, we have several groupings, the first by type, the second by element number (descending), and thirdly, by score amount, whichever suits you best.

1 point 69to81
2 points 59to68
8 points 39to48
6 points 49to54
4 points 55to58
24 points 19to27
16 points 28to33
12 points 34to38
88 points 1to7
64 points 8to13
48 points 14and15
32 points 16to18

There are three scoring elements that score thirty-two points.

18 All Terminals & Honors (32)

17 Three Kongs (32)

16 Four Shifted Chows (32)

There are three scoring elements that score fourtyeight points.

15 Four Shifted Pungs (48)

14 Quadruple Chow (48)

CHOW based
PUNG based
KONG based
Special combinations
Last Tile


If you are waiting for that one unique tile that may score extra points.

79 Single Wait (1)

78 Closed Wait (1)

77 Edge Wait (1)



These combinations are special in the sense that the combinations or hands are not formed by regular chow, pung, kong, and pair combinations.

43 Chicken Hand (8)

35 Knitted Straight (12)

34 Lesser Honors & Knitted (12)

20 Greater Honors & Knitted (24)

19 Seven Pairs (24)

7 Thirteen Orphans (88)

6 Seven Shifted Pairs (88)

4 Nine Gates (88)

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