Wednesday 23 July 2014

Hiroshi Yamai: 2014 World Riichi Champion

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PUTEAUX, July 20 - 2014 World Riichi Mahjong Champion. The setting took place in the beautiful ‘Maire de Puteaux’ building, City Hall to the grand host city for this four day event. During the first two days of the tournament, 120 competitors from 23 countries vyied for a covetted position in the top 32. Those fortunate 32 players on day three played for stratification into four groups, A, B, C and D, where each group would compete for places 1-8, 9-16, 17-24, 25-32 respectively. The Final 8 to make it into the A Group played two additional hanchan on two tables in the morning of 20 July, 2014, with the top two players from each table securing their prized seat at the Top Four table; battleground for the illustrious title as the world’s first ever declared Champion of Riichi Mahjong. His name: Hiroshi Yamai.

Pictures of the WRC on Flickr

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Some mistakes

Hi there :) I would just like to point out two mistakes - shortcut for Slovakia is SVK, not SLO (that's Slovenia). And you mixed up the 3rd place player's name. Still, thank you for the coverage!
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1Wednesday, 10 November 2010 09:35
Mahjong News
Thanks for your remarks, harph. I've corrected the article.
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