(left to right) Łukasz Grzybowsi (3rd), Dominik Hammerl (2nd), Birgitt Rupp (1st) (photo credit: Olga Igarashi)

VIENNA, Austria - Austrian Birgitt Rupp, the victress of the "Austrian Riichi Open 2017", wins the "Vienna Riichi Open 2018" (RERS) scoring 126,100. Fellow countryman Dominik Hammerl comes in second with 123,000 points and Lukasz Grzybowski from Upper Silesia (Poland) takes the third spot scoring 118,200 points.

(left to right) Mikkel Askjær-Friss (2nd), Jasper Germeys (1st), Morten Andersen (3rd)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Riichi veteran and newly crowned "Swedish Riichi Champion" Jasper Germeys takes first place at the "Riichi Copenhagen Open 2018" (RERS) scoring 110,400 points, while second place goes to Danish player Mikkel Askjær-Friss with 95,500 points. Overtaking the number four, Swedish player Stefan Persson, by merely 400 points Morten Andersen from Denmark secures the third podium place. 

(left to right) Jasper Germeys (3rd), Michael Donaghy (1st), Anna Titova (3rd) (photo credit: Annika Ridell)

UPPSALA, Sweden - British Michael Donaghy, runner-up at the "UK Open Riichi Tournament 2017", has emerged victorious in the "Swedish Open Riichi Mahjong Championship 2018" (RERS), scoring 113,200 points, followed by Swedish Jasper Germeys with 99,500 points. Making her tournament debut Anna Titova from the Russian Federation claims third position scoring 82,000 points.

Winner Arthur McAnally (source photo: Twitter)

ROCHESTER, New York/USA - Arthur McAnally from the US wins the "Rochester Riichi Open", scoring 96.00 points. Runner-up is fellow countryman Bruce Bland with 73.45 points, and third place goes to Canadian Loic Roberge scoring 20.20 points.

(left to right) David Li, Haolun Wu, Ayako Shigamatsu, Rachel Halperin (photo credit: LAPOM)

GARDENA, California/USA - Team 'Doko wa Dokou' (David Li, Haolun Wu, Ayako Shigamatsu, Rachel Halperin) won the first team versus team tournament on American soil which took place February 17-18. Ryan Gan, staff member of hosting crew 'Los Angeles Pride of Mahjong' ('LAPOM') reflects on "Team Tournament - Best In The West".