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Mrs. Kwan casually defeating her younger opponents.VANCOUVER Canada 20 June 2015 - In downtown Vancouver last Saturday, on a warm evening in Vancouver's fast changing Chinatown, construction cranes and new condo towers looming around them, a group of young adults brought mahjong out onto the streets. They crowd-sourced mahjong tables and tiles from family and friends and invited any and all to join in.

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The cancellation of the GMO2009 tournament was such a disappointment for Janco Onnink that he decided to do it himself. Twenty participants registered. Janco mailed who was to sit on which table during the tournament and who was to be leader. The leader of each table had to create the table and allow players to sit and play. Afterwards the scores (print screen and paste) were to be mailed to Janco. At the start one player was substituted by Yenia who played the full tournament. It was quite remarkable that all rounds were played at the right time. Sadly two players decided not to turn up in the sixth round. One player could be replaced by Dragontwo (Chris Scheffler) but the other had to be substituted by Jerry (the computerplayer of Mahjong Time). Tarabarsky (Mark Chizhenok) helped out Janco by processing the scores and put the results on his website.
 
The excitement and the tension was the same as in other tournaments. And why shouldn’t it be? Playing six time 1.5 hours of mahjong always is. After the first three rounds Dzumshud (Vit Sav) was in the lead with a full score of 12 points. But on Sunday he was not as strong. Starting the sixth round Briesje (Dimphy van Grinsven, NL) was in the lead and by winning her last table she kept her first place with 18 points. Second was a3geffen (Adrie van Geffen, NL) with 16 points and third Rostved66 (Frank Rostved, DK) with 15 points.
 
The features on Mahjong Time that make it possible to ‘do it yourself’ are not found on any other server. By my knowledge this was the first time that players organised an online tournament and pulled it off. With some effort all kinds of tournaments could be held. Club against club, country against country, guild against guild, or just an open tournament as Janco did. It just takes someone who says: I will start it.

Pos.NameMJT NameMPTP
1 Dimphy van Grinsven Briesje 377 18
2 Adrie van Geffen a3geffen 325 16
3 Frank Rostved Rostved66 212 15
4 Julia Deerfield Greenlady3 36 15
5 Yulia Kamaeva - Heliangelus dzumshud 327 13
6 Alla Danilevskaya outline 104 12
7 Els Lamers Ladyfinger 120 11
8 Janco Onnink Janco 3 11
9 Ton Rijnders Thorgal -14 11
10 Sandra van de Berkt berkt -62 11
11 Annamaria PengWin -101 10
12 Hanneke Morel dertienwezen -146 10
13 Annabelle Di Domenico MANNABEL99 136 9
14 Vitaly Novikov ComboRus 51 9
15 Conny Scheffler Dragonone -227 8
16 Evgeniya Netrebina Yenia -285 8
17 Ans Hoogland panda41 -224 7
18 Nefel Tarivivi Enel -196 6
19 Chris Scheffler playgmes/Dragon2 -208 5
20 Corinne Di Domenico batcoco -228 5
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1Monday, 09 November 2009 11:54
Ans Hoogland
Janco, thanks for organising, it was lots of fun to play this way.
Even my bad scores did not spoil my fun.
panda41 (Ans)
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