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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.

Arslan Mandjiev Triumphs In 20-Hanchan Riichi Tournament "A-League"

(from left): Alexey Leontiev (3rd), Arslan Mandjiev (1st), Vladimir Korobeynikov (2nd), Grishin Viktor (4th) (photo credit: Irina Konishcheva)

MOSCOW, Russia - May 20 was the last day of "A-League" - a tournament of 20 hanchan featuring most of the strongest Moscow riichi-players. The tournament used official rules of Japanese Professional Mahjong League (JPML).

Cédric Aguerre Lord Of The Manor In Pont-Château

(from left) Sandra Berthommier (2nd), Cédric Aguerre (1st), Sven-Hendrik Gutsche (3rd) (photo credit: Anna Canova Punitier)

PONT-CHÂTEAU, France - Cédric Aguerre wins the "West Castle Tournament 2018" (MERS) scoring 26 table points and 1235 mini-points. Sandra Berthommier trails with 25 table points and 950 mini-points, and Sven-Hendrik Gutsche lands the third spot with 22 table points and 1014 mini-points.

Danil Shatokhin Claims Victory In First Kyiv Riichi Open

(from left) Oleksandr Chernenko (3rd), Danil Shatokhin (1st), Boris Moroz (2nd), organizer Maksym Ivanov (photo credit: Sergey Ignatov)

KYIV, Ukraine - After two days and eight hanchan Danil Shatokhin claims victory in the "Kyiv Riichi Open 2018" (no RERS) scoring 110,900 points, followed by Boris Moroz with 105,400 points, and Oleksandr Chernenko, winner at the "Kharkiv Open 2017", with 97,600 points.

Nailbiter Copenhagen For Aleksei Shpilman

(from left) Romain Herdier (2nd), Aleksei Shpilman (1st), Jean-Louis Barbet (3rd) (photo credit: Anna Shpilman)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Russian all-round player Aleksei Shpilman wins the "MCR Open Danish Championship 2018" (MERS) scoring 31 table points and 971 mini-points. Romain Herdier from France scores an equal amount of table points as his fellow countryman Jean-Louis Barbet (29), but separates himself from his opponent by a tiny gap of two mini-points.

Ironclad Zsolt Nyulasi Hammers Down Red Dragon

(from left) Magdolna Bogárné Nagy (2nd), Zsolt Nyulasi (1st), Eti Palczer-Aschenbrenner (3rd) (photo credit: Klára Takácsné Löwinger)

DUNAÚJVÁROS, Hungary - After four sessions Zsolt Nyulasi wins the "Red Dragon Tournament 2018" aka "Dunaújváros Open 2018" (MERS) scoring 14 table points and 495 mini-points. Runner-up is Magdolna Bogárné Nagy with 14 table points and 430 mini-points, followed by Eti Palczer-Aschenbrenner, who scores 13 table points and 671 mini-points.

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