Friday 01 August 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.


Welcome, Scott Miller!

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AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - For the first time in its history, Mahjong News welcomes a new editor. Scott Miller, author of the mahjong instruction book ‘Mahjong From A to Zhú’ (Psionic Press 2013) has joined the staff. This is especially good news for the large American ‘mah-jongg’ community of some 300,000 members: Scott is from Amarillo, Texas, and he will have a keen eye for the development of the game in his country.
Scott is not only writing about mahjong, he also is an instructor of the game at Amarillo College. He played in the European Riichi Mahjong Championship 2013 in Austria, and he will be present in Paris for the first World Riichi Mahjong Championship, coming July.
Besides that, he is the author of more than thirteen professional publications in various scientific text books and journals, to include the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. Scott is a husband and father of four children, residing in Texas, USA.

To contact Scott

Editor Scott D. Miller

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AMARILLO, Texas - As from today, Scott D. Miller is the Editor-in-Chief of Mahjong News. He is the successor of  Martin Rep, the founder of the only and only Independent Internet Mahjong Newspaper. 

Dr. 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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In the Silver Set, now the Flower Tiles are there

(Update: fixed price for the set; donation for the Dutch Mahjong Association)Flower Tile by Janny Adelaar

AMSTERDAM - Dutch silver smith Janny Schoonhoven has set another major step in finishing her mahjong set of massive silver. Recently, she completed the series of eight Flower and Season tiles. She plans to have the complete set ready timely before the World Mahjong Championship, which will take place in the Netherlands, coming Summer.

Janny has not found a costumer for the precious set yet, which costs, including taxes, 52,500 euros (approx. 64,880 USD). Included in the price is the unique, hand-made wooden case. When she sells the set, she will donate 2,500 euros to the Dutch Mahjong Association.

In the meantime, she has designed a complete line of silver mahjong products. Also, she sells individual tiles. 

Janny has invited a small group of friends for a once-in-a-lifetime mahjong session with the silver tiles. After  that, the set will be stored away in a special luxury box, wich is being made exclusively for the silver tiles. Just waiting for that one wealthy costumer.

Lucky tiles

Season TileJust like the ordinary tiles, the Flower and Season tiles in the set have a weight of 57 grams. For the design, Janny had herself inspired by the lucky tiles of her own mahjong set and by the set of her friend and colleague Christine Kruyze. "But I have added  little lines here and there, and also some color, like yellow and brown."

Website of Janny Adelaar
 
 

YouTube movie about the making of the Silver Tiles

 

 

 



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