Tuesday 22 July 2014

Hiroshi Yamai: 2014 World Riichi Champion

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PUTEAUX, July 20 - 2014 World Riichi Mahjong Champion. The setting took place in the beautiful ‘Maire de Puteaux’ building, City Hall to the grand host city for this four day event. During the first two days of the tournament, 120 competitors from 23 countries vyied for a covetted position in the top 32. Those fortunate 32 players on day three played for stratification into four groups, A, B, C and D, where each group would compete for places 1-8, 9-16, 17-24, 25-32 respectively. The Final 8 to make it into the A Group played two additional hanchan on two tables in the morning of 20 July, 2014, with the top two players from each table securing their prized seat at the Top Four table; battleground for the illustrious title as the world’s first ever declared Champion of Riichi Mahjong. His name: Hiroshi Yamai.

Pictures of the WRC on Flickr

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Martin Rep resigns

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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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Rich businesswomen seek spouses who will tolerate mahjong

macauccCHENGDU - Thirty-six rich businesswomen in Sichuan province are seeking spouses nationwide. One of the criteria is that their better halves tolerate mahjong.

According to the Tianfu Morning Post in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, almost all the businesswomen are natives of Sichuan and live in the suburbs of Chengdu. Aged between 28 and 49, and with fortunes of no less than 10 million yuan ($1.6 million), they have either made their own money or inherited family wealth. Because of their heavy workloads, they play mahjong in their spare time to let off steam.

It is hoped that their would-be spouses would understand, said Jiang Lin, a manager from the matchmaking agency that is in charge of the spouse-seeking event. Employees from the agency will interview male applicants in Chengdu, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenyang cities from Aug 10 to 20.

Finalists will meet the businesswomen on Aug 23, which is China's Valentine's Day this year, according to the Lunar Chinese Calendar. Some 300 men, including college teachers, public servants and businessmen, have entered their names for the event, Jiang said.

(China Daily)

 



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