Tuesday 21 April 2015

Cyrille Rak Cracks the Case as the 2015 Sherlock Holmes of Mahjong!

SherlockTrio

LONDON 17 April 2015 - It was an unsolved mystery that evaded a verdict for ten challenging weeks, while twenty-eight detectives were hot on the trail of clues. In the end, it was elementary, my dear readers. Cyrille Rak solved the most puzzles in the shortest amount of time, awarding him 1st place as the 2015 Sherlock Holmes of Mahjong, followed by Konsta Lensu and Sylvain Malbec.

Congratulations also to Vitaly Novikov, author of the riddles and coordinator of the contest, for his most successful season of mysteries to date, and for a contest excellently done.

A special thanks also to Mahjongtime.com for their generous support of Mahjong News and for the donation of prizes for the top three contestants.

readmore

 


Hungarian On Line: JulJul strikes again

SAN DIEGO - It was the second official on line championship organized by Mahjong Time, and it had the same winner as the first one. Today, American Juliani Leo won the Open Hungarian On Line Championship, just like she did six months before on the first Open European On Line Championship. She was quite modest after the event: 'I was lucky", Juliani (or her MahjongTime avatar 'JulJul') commented during a short chat session I had with her after the championship.

Since the European Mahjong Assocation (EMA) and MahjongTime, a large San Diego based mahjong internet server, reached an agreement about a partership, the possibility of on line tournament was created. Last autumn, the first Open European On Line Championship was held. The virtual MT tournaments got an even more formal status when the organizers of the World Championship 2007 decided that American players could qualify via on line competitions, but these never took place.

On the MT-server, players can play for money or just for fun. Also, MT sponsors large money events, like the World Series 2008. This does not prevent the company, however, from cooperating with organizations which are against playing for money, such and EMA or a number of European mahjong associations.

Hungarian champion


64 players participated in the 'Hungarian Open', seated at 16 virtual tables. Not only Juliani played just as strong as in last September, but also 'Dragonka' (Erika Mago from Hungary) did well. Until the last round, Erika was the number one in the classification, but eventually she landed on the 9th position. As the best Hungarian player, she was declared Hungarian Online champion.

During six rounds, winner Juliani scored 18 table points and 583 game points. The runner-up was 'Hwa' (18 table points, 300 game points), number three was 'April25th' (17 - 392).

Final results

Interview with JulJul



Mahjong News | Copyright © 1997-2015 | About Us | Sitemap | Contact