Friday 27 February 2015

Conquering the Mountain in Kathmandu: A Mahjong Sojourn

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KATHMANDU Nepal, February 21st - When I first arrived in Kathmandu, the airport arrivals curb was busy and alive! The locals, noting a foreigner had arrived in their midst, surrounded me asking me all manner of questions as to the nature of my stay. Was I there to climb Mount Everest? Was I in need of a Sherpa guide? Did I have a ride to base camp at the foot of the mountain? Looking around at my fellow passangers, and the gear they were collecting from the terminal, there among them were backpack frames, ropes, cleated boots, and all manner of climbing paraphinalia. There was no doubt Kathmandu was the launching basin for brave expeditions to climb up the face of the tallest and most formidible mountain in the world. But I was in Kathmandu to conquer a mountain of a different sort; a mountan of tiles—Mahjong.

Scott D. Miller, MD of Mahjong News travels to Nepal to talk mahjong, learn new styles, and build new bonds in the basin city of Kathmandu, nestled in the shadows of the tallest mountain in the world.

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Again, Johannes Scott-Weijers

prijzenbadenBADEN - Just two weeks after his victory in the Hungarian Green Dragon, Johannes Scott-Weijers from Great Britain today won another international tournament. In the Open Baden Tournament (MERS 1), Johannes won the first prize. Eti Aschenbrenner from Hungary, who was third in the Green Dragon, now was the runner up. Third prize was for Martin Mauthner in his first tournament after one year's absence.

 

48 players from seven countries played in the two days event, where a number of beautiful prizes were at stake.

The results

Rank. First N.
Last N.
Nat. TP MP
1 Johannes SCOTT-WEIJERS GBR 19 433
2 Eti ASCHENBRENNER HUN 18 816
3 Martin MAUTHNER AUT 18 642
4 Daniela NATALI ITA 18 406
5 Andreas RIHA SVK 15 423
6 Ildiko HARGITAI HUN 15 307
7 Elvira KRAXNER AUT 15 296
8 Anton ALDRIAN AUT 15 219
9 Klara TAKACSNE LÖWINGER HUN 15 188
10 Otto MYSLIVEC AUT 14 89
11 Martin SCHEICHENBAUER AUT 13 461
12 Marco MONTEBELLI ITA 13 154
13 Gabi SALLMUTTER AUT 13 133
14 Ad VAN DER LINDEN NED 13 128
15 Philipp ROUSCHAL AUT 12 325
16 Stefania PROCOPIO ITA 12 190
17 Stefan TSCHINKEL AUT 12 170
18 Pierre-Edouard COUSIN FRA 12 157
19 Günter GINTSBERGER AUT 11,5 30
20 Ombretta TASSINARI ITA 11,5 -91
21 Margarete STOLLWITZER AUT 11 32
22 Norbert ZSÁMBOKI HUN 11 12
23 Gerti JARITZ AUT 11 -34
24 Doris SALLMUTTER AUT 10 236
25 Norbert TSCHINKEL AUT 10 157
26 Gabor GARAI HUN 10 155
27 Pauline VAN DER LINDEN NED 10 -20
28 Laura ENFI ITA 10 -126
29 Serena PORRATI ITA 9 157
30 Joël RATSIMANDRESY FRA 9 46
31 Elisabeth FRISCHENSCHLAGER AUT 9 12
32 Piero TARONI ITA 9 -206
33 Michele BOLLINO ITA 8 56
34 Vittorio BASSI ITA 8 -43
35 Günter POPRAT AUT 8 -88
36 Sándor TAKACS HUN 8 -187
37 Helmut RIEGLER AUT 8 -286
38 Alessia COSMO ITA 8 -377
39 Eberhard RIHA AUT 8 -616
40 Friederike GERHOLD AUT 7 -596
41 Mauro RIZZO ITA 6 -533
42 Edeltraud MARESCH AUT 6 -582
43 Szilvia POHL HUN 5 -387
44 Franz MARESCH AUT 4 -386
45 Ernest GLASER AUT 4 -425
46 Letizia UGUCCIONI ITA 4 -459
47 Maria ALDRIAN AUT 4 -463
48 Roswitha FISCHERAUER AUT 4 -525

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