WMO Tweaks MCR Rules, Adds New Ruleset
- Created on Sunday, 20 April 2014 04:34
- Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 05:39
- Written by Scott Miller
BEIJING - Through an effort to make clarification on several points of rule, and also to help spread the popular game of mahjong, the World Mahjong Organization (WMO) has released an update to its official Mahjong Competition Rules (MCR), and also has introduced a simplified version of the rules called International Mahjong Primary Competition Rules (MPCR).
Russians win and lose in the Mahjong News MCR Ranking
- Created on Monday, 05 July 2010 16:46
- Last Updated on Saturday, 19 April 2014 06:06
- Written by Alexander Doppelhofer
BADEN - Russian player Tatyana Goptavera (picture left) scored well during the Saint Petersburg championship, but because of the 'fading out' of an older tournament she lost 100 points, so she dropped from 5th to 7th place. In spite of his victory, her fellow-countryman Aleksandr Babushkin could forward just 9 places, from 25 to 16.
The French lead the ranking: David Jourdain still is the number one player, followed by Cyrille Rak. Désirée Heemskerk from Holland still is on number three, but then another French: Olivier Boivin.
Latest Chinese anti-graft enforcement announced
- Created on Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:25
- Last Updated on Sunday, 20 April 2014 07:27
- Written by China Daily
BEIJING - Disciplinary authorities have identified 220 recent violations of the Party's frugality rules, the country's top anti-graft agency announced on Monday. A total of 313 Party and government officials have received punishments, from serious warnings to removal from public office, with all names and misbehaviors publicized on the website of the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
Among them, 42 cases were related to the misuse of government vehicles. Seventeen involved sightseeing tours at public expense, and 10 were lavish banquets paid for with public funds. Among the punished officials, 21 were found - during working hours - playing cards, mahjong and video games, shopping online, watching online films or stock trading. Ten officials were punished for drinking alcohol during lunch on workdays.
Konsta Lennsu comments on the EMA Riichi Ranking
- Created on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:28
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:47
- Written by Konsta Lensu
Finnish player Konsta Lensu comments on the EMA Richi Ranking.
Alexander Babushkin winner in Saint Petersburg
- Created on Sunday, 06 April 2014 07:40
- Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:37
- Written by Vitaly Novikov
SAINT PETERSBURG - This year it was already the seventh time to hold the MCR Championship in Saint-Petersburg, the ‘northern capital’ of Russia. This event traditionally collects the best players from all over Russia as well as the championships of Russia and Moscow.
Dutch ‘Sakura Taikai’ for Janco Onnink
- Created on Saturday, 12 April 2014 21:16
- Last Updated on Sunday, 20 April 2014 11:35
- Written by Staff
BERLICUM/HERTOGENBOSCH - Janco Onnink today was the undisputed winner of the Sakura Taikai (Cherry Blossom Tournament; riichi, MERS 1) in the Netherlands. Recreative player Pieter Bol was the surprising runner-up, while Cor Hoogland ended in third position.
Bo Lang unbeatable in Gourmet Cup 2014
- Created on Sunday, 06 April 2014 18:45
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 06:14
- Written by Mahjong News
UDINE - Swiss player and former European champion Bo Lang has won both editions of the Gourmet Cup 2014. This made her the indisputable winner of the Gourmet Cup, a yearly Italian-Austrian competition.
In the second edition (MCR, MERS 1, six sessions over two days), which was concluded today at Udine in Northern Italy, 48 players participated. Bo ended with an advance of one table point over the first runner-up, Gunter Poprat from Austria. Daniela Natali from Italia ended in third position.
Ad van der Linden wins Spanish Open
- Created on Sunday, 06 April 2014 22:01
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:05
- Written by Staff
MURCIA - Dutch player Ad van der Linden today has won the Spanish Open 2014. The runner-up, Antonio Ayllón from Spain, had the same number of table points (20), but almost 200 minipoints less. Third prize was for Escaso Gill from Spain.