Wednesday 30 July 2014

A Bruising Battle

PUTEAUX, France, July 29th - A few hours ago, the Japanese Professional Mahjong League JPML posted a video of the final hanchan of the World Riichi Mahjong Championship. In this hanchan, which lasted for over two hours, a bruising battle took place between four Japanese: Hiroshi Yamai, Kazuhiko Nishijima, Jun Nishikawa and Noriyuki Kiriyama.


Martin Rep resigns

Rep

PUTEAUX, July 16th - Martin Rep, founder of Mahjong News, resigns as the editor of the one and only Independent Internet Mahjong Newspaper. He made his decision public in a speech which he delivered during the opening ceremony of the World Riichi Championship in Puteaux. He will be succeeded by Scott D. Miller, who has been an associate editor for some months.

Mr. Rep (1946) is a professional journalist. He was involved in organizing the first Open European Mahjong Championship (Nijmegen, 2005) and the first European Riichi Mahjong Championship (Hanover, 2008). The World Riichi Championship 2014 was initialized by him.

Mr. Scott D. Miller is the author of the mahjong instruction book ‘Mahjong From A to Zhú’ (Psionic Press 2013) and an instructor of the game at Amarillo College. He played in the European Riichi Mahjong Championship 2013 in Austria and was a referee in the World Riichi Mahjong Championship.

 

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‘What does EMA gain by ending MJT partnership?’

SAN DIEGO - What does EMA gain by ending up the cooperation with MahjongTime in MORSE tournaments? Slava Novozhenya, president of MahjongTime, still does not understand.
Last week, the European Mahjong Association broke off the cooperation with MahjongTime in organizing online mahjong tournaments, because this internet mahjong server had cancelled the German Online Open Championship, which was scheduled for November 7~8. Earlier, talks between the Dutch Mahjong Association and MahjongTime about MJT sponsoring the World Mahjong Championship were suspended.

Slava NovozhenyaBut Mr. Novozhenya does not see any link between the two: the sponsor contract, and the cooperation in MORSE (the Mahjong Online Ranking System Europe).

So now he asks the visitors of MahjongNews to give their opinions. "MahjongNews readers could lead EMA to make right decisions", he says.

His question to the visitors of MahjongNews is:


"What does EMA gain by ending our partnership agreement before its expiration date? Is this decision fair for EMA players, who lost MORSE tournaments?"


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Comments (3)Comments are closed
1Sunday, 15 November 2009 14:46
Martin Scheichenbauer
Nothing.
2Tuesday, 17 November 2009 02:27
Benjamin
Clearly they don't literally have anything to gain, but from reading the other articles on this site, the problem seems a little bit more complicated than the question posed by the headline of this article. This online newspaper is free to write whatever it wants and quote whomever it wants, but when it publishes an article only quoting a source on one side of an issue *and has a banner-ad by that same source on the same webpage as the article*, one starts to wonder about its objectivity.
3Tuesday, 17 November 2009 17:15
Sylvain Malbec
As said in another article ( http://www.mahjongnews.com/en/index.php/nieuws/reports/436-mjtproblems.html), EMA have trouble to get answers from MJT.
If EMA have something to gain, it's make MJT react and communicate with them.
It would be better if they react by friendly speach, and not try to turn players against EMA. Giving arguments in favor of MJT will be great too, but they didn't seem to find any.

Pointing out there is no alternative servers for now* is not a argument to justify a partnership.

*I mean in English and with Chinese Official rules.
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