Danish Victory in Austrian ‘Test’
- Published on Sunday, 18 March 2012 21:51
- Written by Staff
BADEN (Vienna) - One week ago he was still in Puteaux near Paris for the Tri Nitro Riichi Tournament. Today, Kim Iversen from Denmark won the Fourth Austrian Riichi Open at Baden (Vienna). For organizer Alexander Doppelhofer, this was a test for the European Championship 2013 which he would like to bring to Baden.
Alexander had designed a program with a style of a European championship. There was a city tour, a visit to the local casino and there were Japanese meals in the beautiful venue of the Wasabi restaurant, with lots of excellent Eastern food. But perhaps the tournament was scheduled too close to the Paris event; just 24 players participated in this MERS 2 competition.
After Day 1 (three hanchan or sessions), Ans Hoogland from the Netherlands was in the lead. But after the sixth and last hanchan she found herself back in seventh position. Nicolas Poilleux from France was the runner-up, just 400 points before the best Austrian player, Lena Weinguny.
Alexander Doppelhofer: "An interesting detail: a Japanese man who happened to be at Baden for his holidays, came to watch the tournament. He arrived just after the start of the second hanchan and stayed until the end of the third. Fantastic. There was also the possibility of two games to do with him, one of which I won and the other Ans Hoogland. The fourth player at the table was Toncar Philip from Vienna."
Final results of the Fourth Austrian Riichi Open
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