1° Marco Milandri, 2° Elena Savini, 3° Francesco Martini, 4° Marco Bazzocchi

Italy - Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January 2018 the Master was played among the best 16 players of 2017 using the duplicate format, which compares the results obtained by the players using the same pawns. At the end of the five game rounds, in which all the players faced each other, the victory went to Marco Milandri with 14 points, in second place Elena Savini also with 14 points but less mini-points, at the third place Francesco Martini with 12 points, and in fourth Marco Bazzocchi with 12 points.

Los 3 Dragones podium of winners, and key organizers.

PUÇOL, Spain - The Asociacion de Mahjong de Puzol “Los 3 Dragones” was responsible for organizing the 3rd International Mahjong Championship Los 3 Dragones 2017, that took place in the town of Puzol (Valencia - Spain), 16th and 17th December, 2017. The tournament developed in a cordial atmosphere between the participants. Los 3 Dragones give congratulations to the winner of the tournament Antonio Ayllón (ESP), and to the runner-up Anton Kösters (NED) and third place Bruno Manzo (FRA), in the 3rd International Mahjong Championship Los 3 Dragones 2017.

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.

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.

BOLOGNA, Italy - The second leg of the  Itinerante Alessia Tournament 26 November 2017 was won by Marco Milandri, followed by Patrizia Buscarini as runner-up, and and Marco Lorenzi in third.

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.

(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.