Tuesday 23 December 2014

Happy Christmas from the Weitzs and Mahjong News!   


KIRKLAND, Quebec (Canada) - Even though their Christmas Card has to travel all the way from Canada to Holland, Allan and Lila Weitz never fail, like Santa. For years, they have been the first to get their Christmas card in the postbox of Mahjong News. And then, we mean a real postbox, not a digital one.

Allan and his wife Lila Weitz are long time collectors of mahjong sets. They always picture themselves on the card they send their numerous friends, in Canada and world wide. E.g. last year, we saw them shopping and wearing T-shirts with the text ‘Mah-Jongg Sets Wanted’. This year, they pose behind some of their most beautiful mah-jongg cases.

Thank you so much for your faithful Season’s Greetings, Lila and Allan. Mahjong News seizes the opportunity to share your pretty card with all mahjong friends on the globe who are the visitors of the Independent Internet Mahjong Newspaper: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Riichi event in Moscow ‘Japan House’


MOSCOW - The biggest Russian reach mahjong club Tesuji is organizing an open riichi tournament in Moscow on May, 13th. Over forty Russians have already subscribed to the competition,  but Tesuji would also like to invite players from all over Europe to participate.

The rules are very close to JPML-B, with minor differences. Open tanyao is allowed. No red fives are used, there are no double yakuman hands. The primary criterion for the classification will be the average place, the secondary is total score. The full text of the regulations can be found on the Tesuji website.
The tournament will consist of four 90 minutes game hanchan (sessions). The winner will receive a valuable prize. Registration is already open on the club site, the fee is 600 roubles (€15). The venue will be the Business and Cultural Center ‘Japan House’. The competition is not MERS-rated by EMA.
More information can be found here. There you can also find a registration form and a list of regulations for the tournament.

Where to stay

Places to stay in Moscow:
1. http://www.ohostel.net/

2. http://www.bear-hostels.ru/en/

3. http://napoleonhostel.com/

Irina Konishcheva of Tesuji: “Another option is to contact the Tesuji riichi club directly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we'll try to find some place to stay without searching through hostels. We have a good friendly community here, and many of us will be glad to welcome a foreign fellow player.

“There are already more than 40 registered players, but don't worry. We have reserved a few places for foreign players, so one has time to think and make a decision. Everyone can feel free to ask any questions in the comments on site or contact the representative of the club on the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We'll be glad to play with you.”

Promo video about the open Moscow tournament

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