(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.

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.

(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).

(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.

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.

(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.

(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.