Winner Héctor Escaso is bracketed by his runner up Katia Túnez Heredia and 3rd place Domingo García García.

ÁGUILAS, Spain - The fifth iteration of the Torneo de Mahjong de Águilas has landed, and Héctor Escaso soars victorious with 19 table points, followed by Katia Túnez Heredia with 17 and 507 mini-points, with Domingo García García in third also with 17 table points but only 354 mini-points. Despite Raúl Ríos Navarro's astounding 1174 mini-points, he misses making the top three by just 1 table point, rounding out the podium in fourth.

Photos by Johanna Bernkopf and Ferenc Frühvald.

DUNAÚJVÁROS, Hungary – In 8-9 July the 12th Hungarian Mahjong Open took place in Dunaújváros, Hungary. Twenty-four players from five countries (Germany, Netherlands, France, Austria and Hungary) participated in this tournament. Andreas Riha from Austria has won the Hungarian MCR Open Sisi Cup vol. 2. Runner up was Norbert Tschinkel and in third position was Elisabeth Frischenschlager.

The Sisi Cup is the yearly price for the combined results of the Hungarian and the Austrian Open championships. The cup is named after the empress Sisi, who reigned over both Austria and Hungary (1867-’98). Eszter Várnai won Sisi Cup in 2017 with 35 table points. Second in the Sisi Cup was Elisabeth Frischenschlager, followed by Andreas Riha.

At last, Doris Sallmutter could win her first international tournament at the 2017 Austrian MCR Open.

GURK, Austria - Doris Sallmutter wins her first international tournament at the 2017 Austrian MCR Open. Runner up was Marjan Van Den Nieuwendijk from the Netherlands, and the third place again goes to Austria and Helmut Riegler.

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia. Russia is already used to being #1stinEurope with many mahjong initiatives: first time in Europe holding an MCR Duplicate Individual, MCR Duplicate Teams, and SBR (Sichuan Bloody Rules) tournaments.

Isabel Bahiano Steenholm (1st and center), with Moa Henriët (2nd and left) and Pauline van der Linden (3rd). Photo courtesy of Frank Rostved.

UPPSALA, Sweden - This weekend thirty-two players from seven countries gathered in Uppsala for this year’s Swedish Open Championship in Mahjong.  After seven rounds Isabel Bahiano Steenholm could call herself winner. The strong Dane thus showed that the top achievement in Porto last month was not just luck but very much good performance. The runner up Moa Henriet from Sweden won the prize as best Swede, and Pauline van der Linden from the Netherlands ended up as third.