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Martha Most Funny Valentine; With Additional Commentary by Eric van Balkum

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

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.

First MCR Duplicate Teams in Europe Took Place in Moscow

MOSCOW - Eight teams competed in the first in Europe MCR Duplicate Championship. Out of thirty-two contestants from Russia and China, the best team is AnnSpiel (Shpilman Anna, Stepanova Anna, Goptareva Tatyana, Shpilman Aleksei).

Updated: See full report, new photos.

Ans Hoogland Ranks Highest in Holland

The Fuyu Taikai in action.

OSS, the Netherlands - Ans Hoogland today has won the Fuyu Taikai riichi tournament of Oss. Runner-up was Martijn Gulmans, third prize for Ans’s husband Cor.

Marco Montebelli Wins Another Itinerant Leg

BOLOGNA - Marco Montebell comes away with yet another tournament win in the ZERO MERS 6th Itinerant with 14 TP and 450 points, followed tightly by Patrizia Buscarini also with 14 TP and 2 points behind at 448. Danilo Serio finishes the podium in 3rd with 11 TP.

Marco Milandri Walks Away with 5th Leg of Itinerant

BOLOGNA - Marco Milandri earned 16 table points to walk away with the 5th leg of the 2016-2017 Itinerant Tournament, followed by Stefania Gori with 13, and Michele Bollino with 12.

Jaap Croeze King of Kong Robbers

The Kong Robbers Tournament at Zaandam, Holland.

ZAANDAM, the Netherlands - Jaap Croeze is the winner of the Kong Robbers Tournament which took place today. Runner-up was Jan Warbout, third place for Marjan van den Nieuwendijk, all from Holland.

First Duplicate Tournament in Italy; Maurizio Bagnoli Winner

Podium of the ‘Italian Masters’.

BOLOGNA, Italy - Maurizio Bagnoli is the winner of the first duplicate MCR-tournament held on Italian soil. Today at Bologna, he scored the best points in the ‘Italian Masters Tournament’. Participation to this tournament was limited to sixteen players, and was by invitation only.

Nicoletta Baschirotto Wins 4th Itinerant of 2016-2017 Series

The winner of the 4th leg was Nicoletta Baschirotto with 14 table points, second place Massimiliano Tranchina also with 14 table points but fewer mini-points, and third Marco Milandri with 12 table points.

Ossi Hirvola Luckiest Player in Mahjong-Seura Tenpai

TAMPERE, Finland - Ossi Hirvola is the winner of the Mahjong-Seura Tournament, which was held today at Tampere in the south-west of Finland. Second prize was for Jouni Lehtinen, third prize for Einari Lavaste.

Spain Open Goes to Denis Lugannikov

Podium of the Spanish Open: Diana Westdijk, Denis Lugannikov, Pauline van der Linden.

VALENCIA, Spain - The only Russian participant, Denis Lugannikov, today has won the 8th Spain Open Mahjong Championship. Runner-up was Diana Westdijk, third prize was for Pauline van der Linden, both from the Netherlands. The winner of the Iberian Cup, for the best accumulated results of both the Portuguese Open 2016 and the Spanish Open 2016 was Cédric Aguerre from France.


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