Friday 19 December 2014

Happy Christmas from the Weitzs and Mahjong News!   

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KIRKLAND, Quebec (Canada) - Even though their Christmas Card has to travel all the way from Canada to Holland, Allan and Lila Weitz never fail, like Santa. For years, they have been the first to get their Christmas card in the postbox of Mahjong News. And then, we mean a real postbox, not a digital one.

Allan and his wife Lila Weitz are long time collectors of mahjong sets. They always picture themselves on the card they send their numerous friends, in Canada and world wide. E.g. last year, we saw them shopping and wearing T-shirts with the text ‘Mah-Jongg Sets Wanted’. This year, they pose behind some of their most beautiful mah-jongg cases.

Thank you so much for your faithful Season’s Greetings, Lila and Allan. Mahjong News seizes the opportunity to share your pretty card with all mahjong friends on the globe who are the visitors of the Independent Internet Mahjong Newspaper: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


‘Mahjong in Holland’ 2005 online

NIJMEGEN, the Netherlands - Finally! More than six years after the first Open European Mahjong Championship, the movie ‘Mahjong in Holland’ has been made available online. At the time, this comic feature was made to introduce the hosting country to the participants of the tournament. Directors Bram van Erkel and Jelte Rep have now granted permission to upload the movie to YouTube on the occasion of the 100th MERS tournament, which will take place this month at Bruck upon Mur, Austria.

 

In the movie, the couple Pa and Ma Jong (Wim and Griete Knieriem) claim that the game of mahjong is a Dutch invention, and they come with 'proof'. Finally, they convince skeptical Bram van Erkel. Meanwhile, the video shows a number of tourist highlights of the Netherlands, i.e. the windmills, the tulips, the Amsterdam canals and the old city of Nijmegen, where the OEMC2005 took place.

The European championship in Nijmegen was the first tournament organised by the European Mahjong Association (EMA). It was also the first competition with a ranking MERS: Mahjong Europe Ranking System. The 100th in this series will be the Bruck Mahjong Open, September 24~25. The coming month, Mahjong News will publish a number of articles about this special jubilee.

Comments (3)Comments are closed
1Thursday, 08 September 2011 10:59
Vitaly
I cannot see picture at youtube after 3:13
2Tuesday, 13 September 2011 20:33
Mark Chizhenok
Due to strong language this movie should be rated 18+
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3Wednesday, 14 September 2011 06:32
Martin Rep (Administrator)
The movie is updated - works fine now.
Thanks for reporting the problem.
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