EC Riichi 2013: ten hanchan plus a team competition
- Published on Monday, 23 April 2012 09:38
- Written by Martin Rep
BADEN - The European Riichi Championship 2013 will take place at Bad Vöslau near Vienna in Austria. The board of the European Mahjong Association (EMA) has approved with the bid of Mr. Alexander Doppelhofer of the Austrian Great Dragons riichi mahjong club. This means the championship will be held from September 18th~22nd. The championship will be played in ten hanchan (sessions), starting Friday and ending on Sunday. The day before this competition, an optional team championship will take place, which will be concluded Friday morning.
The registration fee for the ECR 2013 will be €100. Playing in the team competition will cost €50. The cost of the dinner is not included in the fee.
In the EC Riichi 2013, 80 players can participate; the quota of the various countries will be decided upon shortly. The championship will take place in the air-conditioned cellar of the vineyard ‘Schlossberg’ (Castle mountain) at Bad Vöslau.
On Friday, two hanchan will be played; the next day, five more hanchan will follow. On Sunday, the last day of the competition, two hanchan plus the final will take place.
The formal ECR is preceded by a team championship, to which 80 players can subscribe, but only 64 can qualify. This competition will consist of four hanchan.
The EC Riichi 2013 will be the third European championship. Both the first and the second took place in Hanover, Germany.
The Dutch, who, together with the Hanover mahjong club, organized the ECR 2008, also had applied to take care of the ECR 2013.