(from left) Dominik Hammerl (2nd), Sergey Tsyvinshi (1st), Roman Powęzka (3rd) (photo credit: Łukasz Grzybowski)

BRNO, Czech Republic - Sergey Tsyvinski (Сергей Цывинский) from Belarus, winner of the "Warsaw Mahjong Taikai 2017", emerges victorious at the first "Brno Riichi Championship" (RERS), scoring a staggering number of 212,900 points. Austrian player Dominik Hammerl, runner-up at the "Vienna Riichi Open 2018", trails with 132,200 points, and Roman Powęzka from Poland claims third position, scoring 103,300 points.

Winner Masahiro Yaehata showing off his trophy. (photo credit: @LAPoM2)

Grapevine, Texas/USA - After a fierce battle on the second day Masahiro Yaehata wins the "Dallas Fort Worth Mahjong Riichi Open" (no RERS), bumping Tina Koshimoto, who was in the lead after the first day, to the second position. Hirotaka Takeuchi claims third place, followed by David Bresnick in fourth.

(from left) Konsta Lensu (2nd), Ossi Hirvola (1st), Jesper Nøhr (3rd) (photo credit: Samu Viitanen)

HELSINKI, Finland - After eight hanchan over the course of two days Finnish Ossi Hirvola, who claimed the fifteenth position at the "World Riichi Championship 2017", wins the "Great Wave Tournament" (RERS) scoring 176,400 points, followed by "Finnish Riichi Mahjong Champion" Konsta Lensu with 146,700 points. All-round veteran player Jesper Nøhr from Denmark comes in third with 126,600 points.

(left to right) Martha Pasterkamp (2nd), Ingrid Broeder (1st), Bert Claessen (3rd) (photo credit: 'Anpai')

BERGHEM, The Netherlands - MCR veteran Ingrid Broeder blossoms at the seventh edition of "Sakura Taikai" (RERS) scoring 139,600 points and taking first prize. "Valentine Tournament" winner Martha Pasterkamp is runner-up scoring 127,800 points, while Bert Claessen, one of the strongest all-round players in the Netherlands, secures the third place with 97,000 points.

(from left) Andrew Smith (4th), Russell Chan (2nd), Chris Endicott (1st), Daniele Cesarini (3rd) (photo credit: Gemma Sakamoto / @mahjonggem)

OXFORD, United Kingdom - Chris Endicott takes first place in the third edition of the "Great Scholars Riichi Mahjong Tournament" (RERS), scoring 141,500 points. Tournament debutant Russell Chan finishes second with 136,200 points, while the runner-up of the previous edition (in 2016), Daniele Cesarini, secures the third position scoring 89,400 points.