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Gérard Hêche Keeps His Cool In Broiling Hannover

(from left) Dagmar Fischer (2nd), Gérard Hêche (1st), Ans Hoogland (3rd) (photo credit: Nadine König)

HANNOVER, Germany - Swiss Gérard Hêche stands victorious at the "German Mahjong Open 2018" (MERS) scoring 20 tablepoints and 439 mini-points. Dagmar Fischer is runner-up with an equal amount of table points, but less mini-points (a total of 357). Since she is the best performing German player, she is awarded the title of "German Champion MCR". Dutch Ans Hoogland claims third place with 19 table points and an impressive number of 910 mini-points. 

Landslide Victory For Low Kee Chung At 18th Japan Championship

(from left) Suzuki Yoshihiro (2), Low Kee Chung (1), Nozaki Yuma (3), Deng Shaozhe (4) (photo credit: Japan Mahjong Sports Association)

TOKYO (Yurakucho), Japan — Finally the hottest weekend ends, with the victory of LOW Kee Chung, bringing the first trophy to Singapore of the 18th "Japan Championship" (MCR). Two-time-running OEMC winner SUZUKI Yoshihiro, youngest-ever finalist NOZAKI Yuma follow.

Elena Turlina wins SBR Moscow Open 2018

Left to right: Tatyana Goptareva (3rd), Elena Turlina (winner) and Pavel Anokhin (2nd).

MOSCOW, Russia - Last week of July 2018 Moscow hosted SBR Moscow Open. That was the third in Europe official mahjong tournament of Sichuan Bloody Rules (SBR). The winner is Elena Turlina. Runner-up is Pavel Anokhin, 3rd place is taken by Tatyana Goptareva. Only twelve players from Moscow and Moscow region took part in the tournament.

The Dutch Defenseless Against The French: MCR Dutch Open Goes To Bruno Manzo

(from left) Joël Ratsimandresy (2nd), Bruno Manzo (1st), Sven-Hendrik Gutsche (photo credit: Mattheu van Oorsouw)

BERGHEM, The Netherlands - After seven round-robin sessions over the course of two days French Bruno Manzo, who topped the ranking after the first day of play, takes first place in the "MCR Dutch Open 2018", followed by fellow countrymen Joël Ratsimandresy and Sven-Hendrik Gutsche.

Foot Cup Trophies Go To Anastasiya Chernykh At MCR Moscow Open 2018

Left to right: Sergey Vasiliev (3rd), Anastasiya Chernykh (winner), Denis Lugannikov (2nd), Pavel Anokhin (organiser).

MOSCOW, Russia - MCR Moscow Open 2018 was named "Foot Cup" for obvious reasons: FIFA World Cup 2018 is taking place these days in Moscow. The winner of Foot Cup and new MCR Moscow champion is Anastasiya Chernykh, former MCR Russian champion. The runner-up is Denis Lugannikov, 3rd place goes to Sergey Vasiliev, all podium is from Moscow. Twenty-eight players from five cities of Russia competed at this 2-day 8-session MERS tournament. Despite no need for entry visa no foreign players showed up at Foot Cup despite the fact that there are a lot of foreigners in Moscow these days.

Evgenia Netrebina Wins Molodyozhka Cup 2018

Winners of Molodyozhka Cup 2018, from left to right: Anna Shpilman (3rd), Evgenia Netrebina (1st), Andrey Ivanov (2nd), Dmitriy Bykov (4th). 

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia - Evgenia Netrebina from Saint Petersburg was the best at usual MCR tournament "Molodyozhka Cup" (MERS) which took place at the rather unusual place. "Molodyozhka" is affectionate name for "Youth Theatre on Fontanka", so the tournament was played somewhere at the theatre's domain. The runner-up is Andrey Ivanov, 3rd place goes to Anna Shpilman. Twenty-eight players mostly from Saint Petersburg competed in this event which has been neatly organized by theater employees and at the same time being mahjong players.

Marcus Völker Keeps Prague Under Siege

(from left) Philipp Martin (3rd), Marcus Völker (1st), Ilya Monakov (2nd), Matthias Trinkle (photo credit: Ratka Pernicova)

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Similar to "Perm2018" and "Tribuswinkel2017" organizer Ratka Pernicova and her team from Prague hosted a three-day event to determine the victor of the "Prague Riichi Championship 2018" (RERS). During eleven hanchan German player Marcus Völker wielded his superiority allowing only twice an adversary to top the interim ranking. Russian Ilya Monakov secures the second place, while Philipp Martin from Germany takes third.

Brother Vs. Brother: Amauri Murai Wins Second South American Riichi Championship

Winner Amauri Murai showing off his trophy (photo credit: Alloatti/Fogel)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Amauri Filipe Murai Sanches from Brazil claimed first spot scoring 36.9 points in the second edition of the "Campeonato Sudamericano de Mahjong Riichi" ("South American Riichi Championship") which took place June 2-3. Second place went to Francis San Emeterio from hosting country Argentina with 30.8 points. In third position followed his fellow countryman Nicolas Isaac "Guile" Montenegro scoring 5.0 points and in fourth trailed Canadian player Michael Ha with -72.7 points.

No Limits For Héctor Escaso Gil In Murcia

(from left:) José Moreno Merino, Héctor Escaso Gil (1st), Raúl Rios Navarro (2nd) (photo credit: Ivan Maestre Ros)

MURCIA, Spain - Last weekend 2 and 3 June 2018, the tournament MCR "Los 13 Huérfanos Open 2018" was celebrated in Murcia, Spain. This tournament is part of EMA Mahjong Ranking System. The winner has been Héctor Escaso Gil (SPA), followed in second place by Raúl Ríos Navarro (SPA) and in the third position, José Moreno Merino (SPA).

Turbulent Aachen Riichi Open For Ans Hoogland

(from left:) Gemma Sakamoto (2nd), Ans Hoogland (1st), Axl Eschenburg (3rd)

AACHEN, Germany - After eight sessions over two days Dutch Ans Hoogland won the fourth edition of the "Aachen Riichi Open". Runner-up is British Gemma Sakamoto, followed by German Axl Eschenburg. In total forty players representing eight countries participated. Last year's victor French Joe-Calberson Huynh took a modest thirty-first position.

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