Dagmar Fischer new German champion
- Created on Monday, 09 February 2009 13:21
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 18:00
- Written by Staff
HAMBURG - German mahjong players are doing very well this year. Until some years ago, they did not play a role of importance on international tournaments. Even the yearly friendship Rhododendron Tournament against Dutch players at Edewecht was never won by a German player. But it looks like these days are definitely over.
In May this year, Richard Stöckeman was laureated as the first German winner of an international MERS tournament. And now, just four months later, the Germans ruled on their own (open) championship. After the Third German Open, concluded today in Hamburg, Dagmar Fischer was crowned as the winner and as the new German champion, with Stephanie Duhme as the runner-up. Last year, those two positions were for Danish players (Brian Krog and Henrik Leth). The number 3 place in Hamburg was for Joe-Calberson Huynh from France.
Just 32 players participated in this championship, which coincided with the Dutch Nine Gates Tournament at IJsselstein.
DMJL-vice-president Stephan Hilchenbach made a video of the championship. (A high-quality version of the film, together with all the raw takes, is available at Mah-Jongg Shop for €5,00 plus shipping.)