(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.

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.

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.

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.

First hanchan of the Edewecht Combi Tournament 2017.

EDEWECHT - Each year, a combined riichi/MCR tournament takes place in the German village of Edewecht. Today, the first event of the Edition 2017 took place: a MERS 1 riichi tournament; tomorrow, the MERS 1 MCR competition will be held. Dutch player Ad van der Linden won the first part. Sine he is also a strong MCR player, chances are great that he may also be the number one tomorrow.