Alexander (foreground) recognized for his stellar contributions. Right Scott Miller of Mahjong News, background the mayor of Farnham.

FARNHAM, United Kingdom - While the Mayor of Farnham looks on during the backdrop of the opening ceremonies of the 2016 European Riichi Mahjong Championship, Mahjong News recognizes two members of the mahjong community for their outstanding contributions.

On stage during the presentation was Alexander Doppelhofer, recognized for his years of hard work gathering data, analyzing statistics, and publishing his results in the form of the valuable Doppelhofer Mahjong Rankings. Mr. Doppelhofer has also been pivotal in reporting on many local, national, and international tournaments recognized by the European Mahjong Association. For all his valuable contributions, Alexander received a Mahjong News Star Reporter award.

Leaded crystal Star award recognizes Vitaly Novikov's years of dedication.

Not present, but publically acknowledged as well was Vitaly Novikov, recognized for his ingenious and enteraining Sherlock Holmes series of mahjong puzzles published throughout the years. Mr. Novikov has likewise been pivotal in reporting on many local, national, and international tournaments recognized by the European Mahjong Association. For all his valuable contributions, Vitaly also received a Mahjong News Star Reporter award.

 

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