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157Monday, 17 March 2014 16:12
Mahjong News
Merci, Quentin!
I was really tired when writing this story… Thank you for the correction.
A bientôt!
Martin Rep
156Monday, 17 March 2014 14:05
Quentin Porcherot

The organizers of this tournament were Valérian and Quentin THOMAS. They were not playing.

155Tuesday, 25 February 2014 13:36
Yes, I fully agree that for small tournaments other seating schemes might be of better sense/ use.
For instance, ideal tournament is 5-sessions 16-players where everybody meets everybody.
154Tuesday, 25 February 2014 13:09

Besides that by 20 players it is still doubtful, if it would make any practical sense to use it (as everyone plays with 12 players out of the 19, which is 63%). I expect the tournaments, on which your software was used, were much bigger. I would say the optimal ratio should be below 50%, around 30-40% would be even better (so 32-40 players for 4H tournament).

153Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:59
I am wondering what type of Seating System was used for this tournament, random or equally-matched?
How many hanchans it was, 4 or 5?
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 13:08

The tournament had 4 hanchans, and it was played with random draw, although we considered also Swiss system for some time. But for time concerns we didn`t use it at the end, as we didn`t have any non-playing staff.

Danish Victory in Austrian ‘Test’


BADEN (Vienna) - One week ago he was still in Puteaux near Paris for the Tri Nitro Riichi Tournament. Today, Kim Iversen from Denmark won the  Fourth Austrian Riichi Open at Baden (Vienna). For organizer Alexander Doppelhofer, this was a test for the European Championship 2013 which he would like to bring to Baden.


Alexander had designed a program with a style of a European championship. There was a city tour, a visit to the local casino and there were Japanese meals in the beautiful venue of the Wasabi restaurant, with lots of excellent Eastern food. But perhaps the tournament was scheduled too close to the Paris event; just 24 players participated in this MERS 2 competition.

Six hanchan

After Day 1 (three hanchan or sessions), Ans Hoogland from the Netherlands was in the lead. But after the sixth and last hanchan she found herself back in seventh position. Nicolas Poilleux from France was the runner-up, just 400 points before the best Austrian player, Lena Weinguny.

Alexander Doppelhofer: "An interesting detail: a Japanese man who happened to be at Baden for his holidays, came to watch the tournament. He arrived just after the start of the second hanchan and stayed until the end of the third. Fantastic. There was also the possibility of two games to do with him, one of which I won and the other Ans Hoogland. The fourth player at the table was Toncar Philip from Vienna."

Final results of the Fourth Austrian Riichi Open

Rank.First N. Last N.Nat. Points
1 Kim Iversen DAN 83.700
2 Nicolas Poilleux FRA 63.500
3 Lena Weinguny AUT 63.100
4 Margret Stollwitzer AUT 53.600
5 Cecile Laudy FRA 49.700
6 Alexander Wankmüller AUT 41.700
7 Ans Hoogland NED 21.700
8 Jasmin  Resch AUT 20.500
9 Birgitt Rupp AUT 10.800
10 Cor Hoogland NED 9.200
11 Juraj Jergus SVK 5.500
12 Matej Labas SVK 4.000
13 Matej Kucera SVK -12.300
14 Martin Lester GBR -13.600
15 Tobias Klüpfel GER -17.700
16 Hakan Svensson SWE -18.800
17 Jenifer Krawarik AUT -22.500
18 Daniel Siron SVK -23.700
19 Joel Ratsimandresy FRA -38.100
20 Tomas Siron SVK -40.000
21 Manuel Reisinger AUT -43.100
22 Ernest Glaser AUT -46.600
23 Elisabeth Frischenschlager AUT -71.600
24 Philipp Toncar AUT -79.000
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1Monday, 19 March 2012 08:21
Well done RER Crew for this excellent result !
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