Friday 27 February 2015

Conquering the Mountain in Kathmandu: A Mahjong Sojourn


KATHMANDU Nepal, February 21st - When I first arrived in Kathmandu, the airport arrivals curb was busy and alive! The locals, noting a foreigner had arrived in their midst, surrounded me asking me all manner of questions as to the nature of my stay. Was I there to climb Mount Everest? Was I in need of a Sherpa guide? Did I have a ride to base camp at the foot of the mountain? Looking around at my fellow passangers, and the gear they were collecting from the terminal, there among them were backpack frames, ropes, cleated boots, and all manner of climbing paraphinalia. There was no doubt Kathmandu was the launching basin for brave expeditions to climb up the face of the tallest and most formidible mountain in the world. But I was in Kathmandu to conquer a mountain of a different sort; a mountan of tiles—Mahjong.

Scott D. Miller, MD of Mahjong News travels to Nepal to talk mahjong, learn new styles, and build new bonds in the basin city of Kathmandu, nestled in the shadows of the tallest mountain in the world.



Faartoft #1 in tiny Danish event

mcraarhusopen2011_6AARHUS - Just twelve Danes played in the last Danish qualification tournament for the OEMC2011, so the MERS 1 certification was withdrawn. Yet, the event was important for the Danes since those present had to fight for their tickets to Venice. Martin Faartoft was the strongest player during the six rounds of the two days' tournament.

After the tournament, the official Danish list with players for Mestre/Venice 2011 was published.


The results of the tournament

Class. First N. Last N.TPMP
1 Martin Faartoft 18 600
2 Freddy Christiansen 14 304
3 Lars Therkselsen 14 26
4 Henrik Leth 12 282
5 Torben Dalum 10 -233
6 Brian Krog 9 61
7 Sheila Hansen 9 -84
8 Tina Christensen 9 -182
9 Muyten   9 -221
10 Henrik Nielsen 8 -91
11 Jesper Nøhr 8 -233
12 Isabel Bahiano 6 -239

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