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Leni Janssen Peerless at Los 13 Huérfanos Tournament

Leni Janssen (1st), Raúl Ríos Navarro (2nd), and José Moreno Merino (3rd) display their awards.

MURCIA - The “Los 13 Huérfanos” Annual MCR Tournament (no MERS) was celebrated in Murcia city, Spain, on the 18th of March 2017. The winner of the tournament was Leni Janssen (Netherlands).  In second place was classified Raúl Ríos Navarro (Spain) and the third place went to José Moreno Merino (Spain).

Riichi Mahjong now has its ‘Miss’ and ‘Mister’

‘Mister’ and ‘Miss’ Riichi, Zeyu Sun and Nicole Haasbroek, are laureated.

PARIS - Richi mahjong has two new champions. Today, in Paris, the first ‘Miss Riichi’ and ‘Mister Riichi’ were honoured after the tournament of the same name. The title of ‘Mister Riichi’ went to the male player with the most wins during the tournament: Zeyu Sun, who also was the winner of the tournament itself; the title of ‘Miss Riichi’ was for the female with the most wins, Nicole Haasbroek from the Netherlands.

‘White Dragon’ for Jelle Duinsbergen

Podium of the Hilversum tournament. Sandra van de Berkt, Jelle Duinsbergen, Jenneke Kragt (from left).

HILVERSUM - The White Dragon Tournament, the ‘friendliest tournament of the Netherlands’, today was won by Jelle Duinsbergen. It was the 18th edition of this Chinese Classical style competition, one of the oldest tournaments of the country.

Dominik Kolenda Harvests in Poteto Tournament

Podium of the Poteto Tournament, from left: 1. Dominik Kolenda, 2. Oliwia Wolska, 3. Jacek Borysiak, 4. Martyna Krajewska.

POZNAN, Poland - Dominik Kolenda is the winner of the Poznan ‘Poteto’ Tournament which was held today in the Polish city of Poznan, with a small margin before his fellow-countrywoman Oliwia Wolska.

Olga Proskuryakova Claims Victory in Moscow JPML-A Tournament

Winners of the Moscow JPML-A Tournament.

MOSCOW - The first Russian tournament following the Japanese Professional Mahjong League Rules set A (JPML-A) riichi rules took place in Moscow on 11 March 2017 in the place where Tesuji, the oldest riichi-club in Moscow, holds their meetings. There were forty players participating. The tournament consisted of four hanchan, with a fifth hanchan for top twenty players.

Steven Harrison Smith Wins Rochester Riichi Open

2017 Rochester Riichi Open Finalists.

NEW YORK - Steven Harrison Smith from the US takes the Rochester Riichi Open trophy with 70.55 points, followed by fellow US player Christopher Omahen with 69.25, with Canadian Alexandre Boily coming in 3rd with 51.35 points.

Joël Ratsimandresy Owns the Belgium Championship

Joël Ratsimandresy

TEMSE, Belgium - For the second time in a row, French player Joël Ratsimandresy has won the Open Belgian Championship (MCR). It was a close race with Francesco Martini from Italy. Both finished with 20 table points, but the Frenchman had gathered 45 mini-points more than his adversary. Cédric Aguerre from France, with the highest number of mini-points of the whole tournament, but with just one table point less, finished in third position. 

LAPOM Releases Championship Results: Teppei Noguchi Wins

The finalists gather for a picture after the game.

LOS ANGELES - This past President’s Day Weekend, the mahjong dojo Los Angeles Pride of Mahjong (LAPOM) with the help of the Pacific Mahjong League (PML) presented the first Los Angeles Pride of Mahjong Championship. 28 players from all over the world participated, with players coming from far and wide to play, one from Denver, Colorado, one Providence, Rhode Island, and even a player from Australia! The tournament used the World Riichi Championship rules and automatic tables, two of which were AMOS REXX.

Marco Bazzocchi Wins 7th Leg of Itinerant

Marco Bazzocchi

BOLOGNA - Marco Bazzocchi won the seventh round of the touring tournament table with 14 points, second with is 12 points Massimiliano Tranchina and third Marco Lorenzi with 11.

This competition closes the ranking for the allocation of four seats for the next European Championships. Players who have earned the place for the Portuguese tournament are Marco Foschi, Roger Perego, Alessia Cosmo and Franca Pece.

Martha Most Funny Valentine

Winner Martha Pasterkamp (center) beams as she is laureated.

(With Additional Commentary by Eric van Balkum)

HEEMSTEDE, the Netherlands - Martha Pasterkamp today has won the ‘most beautiful competition of the Netherlands’, as she calls it on her Facebook page: the Valentine 2017 Tournament.


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