Friday 21 November 2014

Ladies Invade Homes in Search of Mah Jongg Sets!   

Swain & IsraelAnn M. Israel and Gregg Swain were after private Western mah jongg collections when they invaded many homes during their search, but they aren’t burglars! They are photo-archeologists, and private homes were their dig! Hidden deep in the dark of basements, closets, and attics all over this world are some of the most amazing mah jongg treasures people might never see; tiles carefully hand carved and painted by artisans long forgotten. Like skillful and patient archeologists, Ann M. Israel and Gregg Swain set out to unearth these lost works of art before they are forgotten forever.

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Janco Onnink wins Dutch ‘Red Fives’

redfives2010DOETINCHEM - Janco Onnink today has won the Dutch 'Red Fives' tournament (riichi mahjong). Runner-up was Russian player Dedikov Sergey, third prize was for Anneke Keyl. There were 36 players.

The tournament was not MERS-certified by EMA. Tomorrow, in the same location at Doetinchem, part II of the Red Fives tournament will take place. This will be an international competition (MERS 1).

Final classification

(unless otherwise indicated, all players have the Dutch nationality)

Rank. First N.
Last N. Pts.
1 Janco Onnink 104800
2 Dedikov Sergey (RUS)
92000
3 Anneke Keyl 77200
4 Ton Rijnders 70700
5 Maurice Demmer 60100
6 Eveline Broers 50700
7 Betsie Daanen 50200
8 Ilka Stummeyer (GER)
47900
9 Lois Lois Morales 33200
10 José Emaus 25700
11 Leni Janssen 20700
12 Jaap Croeze 18200
13 Janna Guijt 12800
14 Martin Rep 10200
15 Martha Pasterkamp 9500
16 Dieta Onderwaater 8200
17 Gertjan Davies 4800
18 Gerda van Oorschot -500
19 Marianne Croeze -5700
20 Harry Kal -7300
21 John Kuijpers -7500
22 Ria Lenting -12700
23 Gert van der Vegt -13300
24 Andre Rijnders -19600
25 Rick Moorman -20700
26 Chris Scheffler -24400
27 Dimphy van Grinsven -31200
28 Conny Scheffler -33600
29 Annemiek Peek -38800
30 Ida van der Bij -40100
31 Els Kuijpers -51500
32 Dicky Rep -55600
33 Marjan Demmer -68500
34 Laura van Dorland -73300
35 Riekie Kramp -90100
36 Hanneke Morel -102500


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