Peter Langford winner of first British International Tournament
- Created on Saturday, 22 August 2009 23:00
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 18:00
- Written by Martin Rep
GUILDFORD - Peter Langford has won the UK Invitational at Guildford (Riichi rules). It was the first mahjong tournament on British soil which was organized with representatives from the European Mahjong Association.
Co-organiser Peter Langford stormed through in the last round as Nick Dyer, a relative newcomer to the game, bested the two nearest contenders for the top prize including the front runner throughout the day Ilka Stummeyer and local player of 30 years standing, John Wood who finished in 4th and 2nd places respectively.
Gemma Collinge followed up her recent success in in the Phenix event in Hanover, Germay, with 3rd place in Guildford. ReachMahjong.com had generously donated a tile set which raised £180 for a local children's charity.
The UK Invitational had no formal EMA status, but it can be considered a first contact between the UK and the international mahjong organisations. Setting up the event was much stimulated by MahjongNews.Com.
The final results:
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