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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Carlos Sanchez Martin winner first Spanish tournament

The Spanish Open 2009MURCIA, Spain - The first official MERS tournament on Spanish soil is won by Carlos Sanchez Martin. The foreign competition in this small tournament all ended in the top-ten.

Ernest Glaser from Austria was runner-up, the third prize was for Frenchmen Sébastien Berret.

 

 

 

 

The results

Place First name Last name Nat. TP Score
1 Carlos Sanchez Martin Es 22 858
2 Ernest Glaser At 20 782
3 Sébastien Berret Fr 19 863
4 Nathalie Mahé Fr 19 835
5 Francisco Jesus Ruiz Andreu Es 15 274
6 Anne Choux Fr 14 506
7 Annabel Di Domenico Fr 14 148
8 Antonio Guillamón Rubio Es 14 118
9 Abel Sánchez Díaz Es 12 125
10 Nuria Noguera Nicolás Es 10 -73
11 Marta Maria Victoria Sanchez Es 10 -196
12 Jose Moreno Merino Es 7 -73
13 Carmen Martin Martin Es 7 -246
14 David Lorenzo Carrasco Es 6 -405
15 Diana Fuentes Carreño Es 5 -253
16 Iñaki Rodriguez Martin Es 5 -605
17 Neus Bernabeu Es 4 -387
18 Antonio Rentero Es 3 -645
19 Eduardo Campillo Herrera Es 2 -766
20 Rafael Galdón Es 2 -907

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