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BOLOGNA, Italy - Giuseppe Iacolino is the winner of the Italian Itinerary (traveling) Tournament, played today at Bologna, before Luca Gavelli and Marco Bazzocchi. In the general ranking, Maurizio Bagnoli is in the lead.
BERGHEM, the Netherlands - Gerard van der Bie today has won the Half Flush Tournament 2016 of the Netherlands. Désirée Heemskerk, who recently was the runner-up in the European Riichi Championship, ended in second position, together with Belgian player Tijs Renson. Both had the same number of table points and mini-points.
(Update: Matthieu Pfeiffer has added information)
PARIS - Danilo Serio from Italy wins the 2016 French Mahjong Open, followed by Marianne Croeze from Holland and Cyrille Rak from France with 22 and 902 points.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Taka Teshima wins the 2016 Danish Open by a decisive 200,000 points, followed by the nearest competitor Isabel Bahiano Steenholm with 134,000, and Freddy Christiansen with 76,600. Best hand of the tournament was Brian Krog's dealer sanbaiman from riichi, tsumo, fanpai, san ankou... and 11 dora.
BOLOGNA, Italy - In the yearly Italian Itinerant Competition, Valentina Valentino takes 1st place with 14 table points and 533 points, edging out Marco Montebelli's 410 points in at 2nd, and Marco Lorenzi in 3rd.
LEUVEN, Belgium - The first ‘Red Lotus’ tournament in Belgium today is won by Belgian player Jos Dermout. 44 players participated in this event, mainly from Belgium itself and its neighboring countries Germany, France and the Netherlands.
GURK, Austria - By winning the Carinthian Open MCR Tournament today, Italian player Marco Montebelli at the same time became the winner of the Gourmet Cup. Elisabeth Frischenschlager ended on the first place of the Austrian Championship Race. It is the second victory for Montebelli within a short time; earlier this month he won the First Madrid Open.
ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands - Dutch are crazy about riichi mahjong: no less than seven riichi tournaments are being organized in Holland this year. The latest event of the kind is the Tsumo! Tournament, which took place today at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, not far from harbour city Rotterdam. Young Martijn Gulmans was the winner.
SAN GIMIGNANO, Italy - Caroline Arnoud from France today has won the Italian San Gimignano Tournament. Runner-up was Elena Ushakova from Russia. Best Italian player was Marco Montebelli who ended in third position. Serena Porrati takes home first place in the Vino Veritas competition, followed by Marco Montebelli and Ombretta Tassinari.
MOSCOW, Russia -- Moscow hosted the largest national riichi championship in Europe, the V Russian Riichi Open 2016 which gathered 88 players from Russia, England, Japan and Belarus. New riichi champion of Russia is Nikita Perov from Moscow.