Wednesday 30 July 2014

A Bruising Battle

PUTEAUX, France, July 29th - A few hours ago, the Japanese Professional Mahjong League JPML posted a video of the final hanchan of the World Riichi Mahjong Championship. In this hanchan, which lasted for over two hours, a bruising battle took place between four Japanese: Hiroshi Yamai, Kazuhiko Nishijima, Jun Nishikawa and Noriyuki Kiriyama.


Martin Rep resigns

Rep

PUTEAUX, July 16th - Martin Rep, founder of Mahjong News, resigns as the editor of the one and only Independent Internet Mahjong Newspaper. He made his decision public in a speech which he delivered during the opening ceremony of the World Riichi Championship in Puteaux. He will be succeeded by Scott D. Miller, who has been an associate editor for some months.

Mr. Rep (1946) is a professional journalist. He was involved in organizing the first Open European Mahjong Championship (Nijmegen, 2005) and the first European Riichi Mahjong Championship (Hanover, 2008). The World Riichi Championship 2014 was initialized by him.

Mr. Scott D. Miller is the author of the mahjong instruction book ‘Mahjong From A to Zhú’ (Psionic Press 2013) and an instructor of the game at Amarillo College. He played in the European Riichi Mahjong Championship 2013 in Austria and was a referee in the World Riichi Mahjong Championship.

 

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Mahjong Logic Partners with Open Bet

DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN - Mahjong Logic, Ltd., a leading peer-to-peer online Mahjong software provider, has signed a partner agreement with OpenBet, allowing OpenBet licencees to offer Mahjong Logic’s turnkey Mahjong solution. With over 20 major customers in the online gaming industry and over 100 partners worldwide, OpenBet brings credibility and reach to help continue expanding the online Mahjong market worldwide.

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