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Bride-to-Be Martha Wins Dutch Furiten Tournament

Martha Pasterkamp with her trophies, standing next to tournament organizer Martin Rep.

BUSSUM, the Netherlands - Just yesterday, Dutch riichi mahjong player Martha Pasterkamp and her friend went to the city hall in her residence Amsterdam, to give notice of their intended marriage. One day later, today at Bussum, she won the first prize in the Furiten Riichi Tournament. No wonder, the bride-to-be beamed all over.

Héctor Escaso Soars Victorious in Águilas Tournament

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.

Juraj Móza Stands Victorious in Katowice

(left to right) Winner Juraj Móza, Bartosz Żuk, Mateusz Woźniak

KATOWICE, Poland - Juraj Móza wins the first "Upper Silesian Riichi Mahjong Championships" (no RERS), scoring 131,000 points. Bartosz Żuk finishes in second position with 117,900 points, and third place goes to Mateusz Woźniak with 108,700 points.

Andreas Riha Wins Hungarian MCR Open, Sisi Cup Goes to Eszter Várnai

Top-three of the Sisi Cup 2017.

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.

Automated in Russia

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.

Liudmila Gainulina Wins '24 Hours of Moscow'

(left to right) Nikita Tkachenko (2nd), Liudmila Gainulina (1st), Vladislav Plyasunov (3rd)

MOSCOW, The Russian Federation - Seemingly effortlessly, Liudmila Gainulina won the first "Moscow Open Riichi Marathon" (No RERS), with 323,900 points. Runner-up is Nikita Tkachenko with 232,700 points, and in third position Vladislav Plyasunov with 224,800 points.

UPD: "Faces & places" photo.

Doris Sallmutter Wins Austrian MCR Open

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.

Marco Bazzocchi Triumphant at Bologna Riichi Open

(left to right) Marco Montebelli 2nd; Marco Bazzocchi 1st; Alan Coli 3rd

BOLOGNA, Italy - Marco Bazzocchi has won the "Bologna Riichi Open", the first Italian EMA riichi tournament (RERS1), scoring 55,100 points. Runner up was Marco Montebelli with 46,600 points and in third position was Alan Coli with 26,100 points.

Evgeniy Kim is Best at SBR Moscow Open

Evgeniy Kim (1st and center), with Tatiana Goptareva (2nd and left) and Alexander Bogatikov (3rd).

MOSCOW, Russia - First in Europe official tournament of Sichuan Bloody Rules (SBR) took place in Moscow this Saturday. The winner is Evgeniy Kim, riichi player, doctor by profession. Runner-up is Tatiana Goptareva, 3rd place is taken by Alexander Bogatikov. Twenty players from Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Ivanovo took part in the tournament.

Girl Power in Uppsala

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.


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