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MCR Saint Petersburg Open 2019 goes to Ilya Kvasha

From left: Anton Solovjev (2nd, and champion), Ilya Kvasha (winner), Pavel Anokhin (3rd)

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia - As many as 60 players from six cities of Russia and two more countries, the Netherlands and Poland, have contested in Saint Petersburg, the ‘Northern Capital’ of Russia at MCR Saint Petersburg Open (MERS). The winner is Ilya Kvasha from Moscow.

Grand Slam For Elisabeth Frischenschlager In Weiz

(from left) Otto Myslivec (2nd), Elisabeth Frischenschlager (1st), Helmut Riegler (3rd)

WEIZ, Austria - As in the year before the winner of the 11th Styrian Open (MERS) was Elisabeth Frischenschlager, member of the Mah Jong Club Baden and again the victory was set before the last round. After 6 round she was already 5 points ahead. There was never an Austrian player more lucky in mahjong than her.

Marieke Verheyden Triumphs at Red Lotus Home Match

(from left) Simon Fongue (2nd), Marieke Verheyden (1st), Olivier Roy (3rd) (photo credit: Sophie Kemper)

LEUVEN, Belgium - Belgium's highest-ranked EMA player Marieke Verheyden takes first prize at the "Red Lotus Tournament 2018" (MERS), scoring 25 table points and 974 mini-points. French Simon Fongue and his fellow countryman Olivier Roy follow with 23 table points and 762 mini-points, and 20 table points and 415 mini-points respectively.

Maati Raissi's Victory in Lyon Comes out of the Blue

(from left) Club president Yannick Bétemps, Jérémie Pierard de Maujouy (3rd), Maati Raissi (1st), Sandra Berthommier (2nd) (photo credit: Karolina Trepinska)

LYON, France - An all French podium at the "Lyon Riichi Open 2018" (RERS): Maati Raisi, who picked up riichi mahjong only six months ago, convincingly takes first place scoring 102,400 points. Runner-up is Sandra Berthommier with 88,600 points and Jérémie Pierard de Maujouy secures the third spot scoring 87,800 points.

Chinese Family Dominates At X MCR Russian Open

Left to right: Petr Maniakhin (3rd and new Russian champion), Zhou Guijun (winner), Song Panjing (2nd).

MOSCOW, Russia - X MCR Russian Open 2018 set new record in terms of participation, it brought together sixty players from three countries and seven cities of Russia. The new Russian MCR champion, Petr Maniakhin from Saint Petersburg was only 3rd while first two places were taken by two Chinese female players, Zhou Guijun and Song Panjing, mother and her daughter.

First Spanish Riichi Open For Paola Bungaro

(from left) Nick Dyer (2nd), Paola Bungaro (1st), Sergey Petrushchenko (3rd) (photo credit: Ana Pérez)

VALENCIA, Spain - Forty-eight players from fourteen countries flocked to the city of Valencia to compete in the first "Spanish Riichi Open" (RERS). After eight round-robin hanchan Paola Bungaro representing the United Kingdom takes first prize scoring 147,300 points, followed by fellow countryman Nick Dyer with 132,600 points, while Russian player Sergey Petrushchenko trails in third scoring 113,900 points.

Alexey Leontiev Gets Hard-earned Victory In Moscow Riichi Open 2018

(from left): Pavel Bogachev (organizer), Mikhail Lugovkin (2nd), Alexey Leontiev (1rd), Leon Nikolaev (3rd), Daria Ilina (organizer) (photo credit: Azamat Kalchaev)

MOSCOW, Russia - The "Moscow Riichi Open 2018" (Riichi, no RERS) became the first Russian tournament that followed the WRC ruleset, the official ruleset of the World Riichi Championship [After this event was denied EMA accreditation, it was decided the tournament would follow WRC rules, ed]. The tournament was held 18-19 of August at «Shans Boku» bookstore, the place where Tesuji, the oldest riichi-club in Moscow and the organizer of the tournament, holds their weekly meetings.

Anne Choux Wins Chow Time And Becomes New MCR French Champion

(from left) Apolline Draux (2nd), Anne Choux (1st), Matthieu Pfeiffer (3rd) (photo credit: Fleur 'd Orchidée)

VILLEJUIF, France - This last week-end of august, Villejuif hosted the seventh edition of the "Chow Time Tournament" (MCR, MERS) organized by Fleur d'Orchidée. This international event gathered 120 participants from eight countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland).

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.

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