Podium of the Valentine Tournament, from left: Sandra van Wijngaarden, Martha Pasterkamp (winner), Zeger de Jong.

(With Additional Commentary by Eric van Balkum)

HEEMSTEDE, the Netherlands - Martha Pasterkamp today has won the ‘most beautiful competition of the Netherlands’, as she calls it on her Facebook page: the Valentine 2017 Tournament.

In the tournamenr, 88 players participated: 74 from Holland, 13 Belgians and one German. They played four sessions. Martha was the only one with a 100 percent score. Last year’s winner Harry Kal ended in fiftieth position. 

Simultaneously, a tournament for recreational players was held, which was won by Franka de Vries.

Eric van Balkum comments:

No less than 140 mahjong players faced the misty lowlands to participate in the Valentijnstoernooi, the largest tournament in the Netherlands.
Like in practically all Dutch MCR-events there were two competitions; one for recreational players and one for match players. In the last named category 88 players (74 Dutch, 13 Belgians and Heiko Domann from Germany) competed.

After three rounds there were two players with the maximum score, Martha Pasterkamp and Sandra van Wijngaarden. Both met with strong opponents at their last tables. Van Wijngaarden encountered the numbers 5 (Zeger de Jong) and 8 (Tanny Hiemstra) of the ranking at table 2. In a captivating battle De Jong won and pipped his rival for second place.
Pasterkamp had to deal with Marjan van den Nieuwendijk (the reigning Dutch champion), Marianne Croeze and Yvonne van der Heide, all internationally experienced players. With a self-drawn mahjong in the final game of the tournament she got the better of Van der Heide with only 5 points, thus taking the definitive win.

Franka de Vries won the tournament in the recreational category, also by winning all four rounds. She is the new Dutch champions on that level, her reign starting in 2017.

Final Results of the Valentine Tournament (MCR, MERS 1), Heemstede

Place Name Nat TP MP
1 Martha Pasterkamp NED 16 457
2 Zeger de Jong NED 13 592
3 Sandra van Wijngaarden NED 13 363
4 Dennis Boekstaaf NED 12 575
5 Rudy Wong-Chung NED 12 527
6 Heiko Domann GER 12 490
7 Eveline Broers NED 11 537
8 Chris De Roock BEL 11 300
9 Sophie Kemper BEL 11 293
10 Chris Scheffler NED 11 255
11 Cees van den Brink NED 11 26
12 Luuk van Balkum NED 10 398
13 Leo Elferink NED 10 211
14 Leny Schaaders NED 10 198
15 Foppe Bakker NED 10 134
16 Janine van Wijk NED 10 91
17 Mieke Weber NED 10 72
18 Gerda van Oorschot NED 10 36
19 Pieter Bol NED 10 3
20 Yvonne van der Heide NED 9 362
21 Barry de Vos NED 9 284
22 Chris Janssen NED 9 211
23 Yannick Michiels BEL 9 194
24 Janco Onnink NED 9 192
25 Menno van Lienden NED 9 179
26 Anja van Oorsouw NED 9 171
27 Pauline van der Linden NED 9 151
28 Jacqueline Oudshoorn NED 9 60
29 Tanny Hiemstra NED 9 54
30 Neil Corné NED 9 -54
31 Aty de Groot NED 9 -113
32 Ingrid Broeder NED 8 123
33 Anneke Keyl NED 8 118
34 Jaap Croeze NED 8 73
35 Désirée Heemskerk NED 8 53
36 Annemieke Hesselink NED 8 42
37 René Schellekens NED 8 -87
38 Ad van der Linden NED 7 194
39 Petra Elferink NED 7 139
40 Jack'lien Pilgram NED 7 104
41 Hilde Pevernagie BEL 7 59
42 Berry Heijn NED 7 43
43 Twan van den Nieuwendijk NED 7 35
44 Diana Westdijk NED 7 26
45 Menno Deij-van Rijswijk NED 7 21
46 Lies Boskamp NED 7 -34
47 Olav Sommers NED 7 -95
48 Peter Van Damme BEL 7 -102
49 Ronald Lammers NED 7 -161
50 Harry Kal NED 6 319
51 Marianne Croeze NED 6 92
52 Tine Weckhuyzen BEL 6 0
53 Vera Drost NED 6 -30
54 Ria van der Putten NED 6 -54
55 Jan Warbout NED 6 -66
56 Ada Swinkels NED 6 -72
57 Herma van Mourik NED 6 -133
58 Bianca Rietbergen NED 6 -197
59 Linda Mous BEL 6 -274
60 Emma Mouwen BEL 5,5 -39
61 Dewi Satriasaputra NED 5,5 -186
62 Eugenie Teunissen NED 5 -89
63 Gerard van der Bie NED 5 -93
64 Anneke Bakker NED 5 -100
65 Oscar van den Nieuwendijk NED 5 -104
66 Leni Janssen NED 5 -126
67 Martin van Thiel NED 5 -138
68 Nino Aringaneng NED 5 -180
69 Tonny van der Bie NED 5 -188
70 Annet Kitslaar NED 5 -198
71 Jos Dermout BEL 5 -202
72 Wenda Vanderbist BEL 5 -231
73 Micheline Geysen BEL 5 -279
74 Dimphy van Grinsven NED 4 -117
75 Gert van der Vegt NED 4 -146
76 Irma Michiels BEL 3 -136
77 Hanneke Morel NED 3 -275
78 Jeroen Meijer NED 3 -291
79 Anita Van Hoof BEL 3 -349
80 Wil Meijer-Kal NED 2 -281
81 Anja van den Bogaart NED 2 -388
82 Ans Hoogland NED 2 -434
83 Marjan van den Nieuwendijk NED 2 -457
84 Christien Kruijsse-Kal NED 1 -229
85 Mattheu van Oorsouw NED 1 -410
86 Janie Nolten NED 1 -531
87 Yvonne Heemskerk NED 1 -559
88 Piet Scholte NED 0 -629

Recreational players 

Next to the MERS-1 competition, the club ‘Bamboo Eight’ also organized the Dutch Championship of recreational players, with 52 competitors. This event was won by Franka de Vries.

Final Results of the Dutch Championship for Recreational Players (MCR, No MERS), Heemstede

 

Place Name TP MP
1 Franka de Vries 16 669
2 Joke de Jong 12 434
3 Ida van der Bij 12 343
4 Mitchell Osinga 12 338
5 Michel Lamers 12 245
6 Brigit Hehemann 12 211
7 Herman van den Berg 11 319
8 Martin Dam 10 344
9 Winnifred van Gils 10 240
10 Rik Scholten 10 210
11 Corry van der Noort 10 187
12 Marjoleine Lips 10 32
13 Jakko de Vries 9 273
14 Monique Huysmans 9 142
15 Wil Philips-van Zijl 9 61
16 Fons Oude Engberink 9 39
17 Marjolijn Barzilay 9 -63
18 Anna van Craaikamp 8 157
19 Betty Gerrits 8 146
20 Marianne Grin 8 123
21 Marijke de Jong 8 43
22 Antoinette Kruijer 7 43
23 Yvonne Scholten 7 -48
24 Wouter Bras 7 -63
25 Emmy Bruggeman 7 -95
26 Gemma Lamers 7 -103
27 Janny van der Meer 6 14
28 Marcel Rietbergen 6 -15
29 Nicy Stevens 6 -17
30 Bernadet van Schie 6 -37
31 Ger Vos 6 -44
32 Marijke Hulsink 6 -45
33 Kanna Kraus 6 -52
34 Koos van Praag 6 -99
35 Dini Kops 6 -165
36 Linda Geudens 6 -190
37 Ineke Koster 5 20
38 Maaike Fleskens 5 -70
39 Heleen Kal 5 -130
40 Nelleke van der Prijt 5 -208
41 Ida Osinga 4 -27
42 Rika van Assendelft 4 -127
43 Ans Dalhuisen 4 -173
44 Willem Wester 4 -210
45 Annemie Verhoeven 4 -223
46 Joyce Goddijn 4 -252
47 Lenneke Muller 3 -274
48 Annemarie Richer 3 -346
49 Peter van der Smitte 2 -354
50 Geertjan Blaauw 2 -412
51 Auktje Bussink 1 -374
52 Carien Frencken 0 -415

 

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