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Konsta Lensu Prevails In Espoo

(left to right) Jeremia Kunnari (2nd), Konsta Lensu (1st), Henri Kumpulainen (3rd) (photo credit: Niko Nurro)

ESPOO, Finland - Konsta Lensu convincingly dominates his opponents at the "Finnish Riichi Mahjong Championship" (RERS1), scoring 228,700 points. Second place goes to Jeremia Kunnari with 163,300 points; third position to Henri Kumpulainen, scoring 125,900 points.

Joel Ratsimandresy wins 12th Italian Open; Francesco Martini Italian Champion

Milan Tournament Podium from left: Alberto Rossi, Olivier Roy (2nd), Joel Ratsimandresy (1st) and Stefano Rijoff (3rd). Mr. Rossi represents the Council of FIMJ, which took care of the prizes.

MILAN - The Third and final installment of the three-part 12th Open Italian Championship (MCR, MERS2), held in Milan, was won by Frenchman Joel Ratsimandresy with 24 table points, second place Oliver Roy with 23 table points and third Stefano Rijoff with 20 table points. This year the Milan tournament established the record of attendance with 120 players from 11 countries.

First Ostrava Riichi Open Goes To Juraj Móza

Podium Ostrava; Juraj Móza showing off his huge trophy (photo credit: Lenka Raková)

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic - Juraj Móza, victor at the Katowice tournament last July, wins the first edition of the "Ostrava Riichi Open" (RERS1), scoring 102,200 points. Runner up is Rafał Baranowski with 97,600 points, and Marta Binkowska comes in third, with 54,300 points.

Oleg Kim wins first in "Siberia" zone RERS 2 tournament

Left to right: Arthur Khanafin (referee helper), Elena Shalimova (organiser), Dmitriy Sirotkin (3rd), Oleg Kim (winner), Anton Lysenko (2nd), Dmitriy Vodilov (referee).

PERM, Russia - The first in "Siberia" zone of Russia RERS 2 tournament took place in Perm gathering seventy-two players from twelve cities of Russia. The winner is Oleg Kim from Perm, runner-up is Anton Lysenko from Tyumen, 3rd place goes to Dmitriy Sirotkin from Moscow. This tournament was also WMSG-2018 selection trial with three distributed places. All scoring was done via "Pantheon" system -- no paper or tenbo sticks, login via mobiles or smartphones.

Moscow MCR Open 2017 Goes to Russian Champion Anna Dashkova

Left to right: MEIZU promo girl, Vladimir Terekhin (2nd), Anna Dashkova (winner), Aleksander Bogatikov (3rd).

MOSCOW, Russia - Already the second major MCR tournament in a row in Russia was won by Anna Dashkova from Vologda. This time the crowned MCR Russian champion was best at MCR Moscow Open 2017, 8-session MERS 1 tournament which collected thirty-six players from six cities of Russia and Uzbekistan. The runner-up is Vladimir Terekhin from Ivanovo, 3rd place goes to Aleksander Bogatikov from Moscow who confirmed his status of MCR Moscow champion. Top prizes were offered by MEIZU Technology.

Riichi Player Alexey Leontiev Wins WMSG SBR Selection Trial

Left to right: Bai Bixi (SMZY Games), Aleksander Bogatikov (2nd), Alexey Leontiev (winner), Denis Lugannikov (3rd), Wang Xin (SMZY Games).

MOSCOW, Russia - Russian riichi player Alexey Leontiev (8th dan at 'Tenho') was the best at WMSG-2018 selection trial on SBR in Moscow, the only Sichuan-style mahjong WMSG selection trial tournament in Europe. The runner-up is Aleksander Bogatikov, 3rd place goes to Denis Lugannikov (all three winners are from Moscow). This 5-session tournament gathered as many as twenty-eight players from Russia, China and Uzbekistan. Prize for the winner was provided by MEIZU Technology.

Riichi Dutch Open: Dimphy van Grinsven Looks Happy

Dimphy van Grinsven with her trophy.

OSS, The Netherlands -  Dimphy van Grinsven is the winner of the Dutch Riichi Open (MERS 2), completed today in the Dutch village of Oss.

Andreas Riha Austrian Champion, Elisabeth Frischenschlager Wins Styrian

Doris Sallmutter, Andreas Riha, Elisabeth Frischenschlager (from left).

WEIZ, Austria - Although we had to play seven rounds, the winner of the 10th Styrian Open tournament was already determined after the sixth round and it was Elisabeth Frischenschlager, member of the Mah Jong Club Baden. It was her 3rd victory at an international tournament. She also won in the last round and ended with 24 of 28 possible points. Runner up was her colleague Otto Myslivec, who reached 19 points, as well as the director of the Austrian Mah Jong Association, Martin Scheichenbauer. With the results of this tournament in Weiz (combined with other tournament results), the new Austrian champion was crowned, Andreas Riha, followed by runner-up Doris Sallmutter and Elisabeth Frischenschlager.

Pieter Potmeer Wins Edewecht - Twice!

(left to right) Pauline vd Linden (2nd), Pieter Potmeer (1st), Elke Pünjer (3rd) (photo credit: John Duckworth)

EDEWECHT, Germany - At the end of second day of the fifth "Edewecht Combi Tournament", Dutch Pieter Potmeer takes home two prizes: first prize in Sunday's MCR tournament, and the prize for the best accumulated results. Fellow countrywoman Pauline van der Linden comes in second place in the MCR event, while German Elke Pünjer claims third position, with an equal amount of table points, but less mini-points.

Frederic Petit Stands the Night in Milan

The podium of the ‘24 ore di Milan’.

MILAN, Italy - Third edition of 24 hours of mahjong in Milan: after a balanced competition and a lot of amazing hours (expecially during the night) Frederic Petit wins the tournament, at the second place Marco Montebelli and third place for Francesca Battaglini. 20 hardened players, Italians and French, took part in the competition, with the organization of the club of Milan, Associazione Italiana Mahjong.


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