Saturday 20 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!


Riichi event in the UK

Guildford Golf Club clubhouseGUILDFORD - For the first time, an international mahjong tournament is being organized in the United Kingdom. Mr. Ian Fraser and Mr. Peter Langford are setting up a riichi mahjong tournament, which will be a test case for a formal British riichi mahjong tournament next year.

The first English international mahjong tournament ever held, will be a stylish event. Organised by Peter Langford and Ian Fraser, it is being staged at the prestigious Guildford Golf Club, which is around 50k South West of London. The organisers participated in the European Riichi Mahjong Championship in Hanover, 2008, and are real riichi mahjong ambassadors. They have taught  several groups of people how to play riichi, and they plan to organise a formal UK Open Riichi Championship next year. 

This is their first exercise - the ‘UK Invitational’ in the delightful setting of their the Guildford GC clubhouse. For most of the participants, this will be their first real mahjong tournament.   The tournament is small-scaled, with around 24 players participating. 

Facts 

  • The tournament takes place on Saturday, August 22nd, at Guildford, UK (some 50 kilometers from London). 
  • Where: Guildford Golf Club , High Path Road, Guildford GU1 2HL 
  • Program: start of the tournament 09.00 a.m., 06.00 p.m. guaranteed finish
  • Cost: £16 (some €22) which includes lunch (cold buffet style, with a hot option) tea/coffee throughout the proceedings, and prizes.
  • Format: 2x a.m. and 2x p.m. sessions with breaks between each, and an extended break for lunch.

Related article: No Mahjong Please, We Are British

 


     This event is sponsored by

      Modern Japanese cuisine

      Trinity Gate, Epsom Road, Guildford GU1 3JQ

   
    tel.: 01483 511544

 

 



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