The Dutch Riichi Open 2016 in action.

OSS, the Netherlands - Organizer John Kuijpers today has won his own Dutch Riichi Open Championship. After nine thrilling hanchan, he succeeded in beating Gemma Sakamoto (Great-Britain) who was close behind him during the whole tournament, but eventually ended on position number four. In the last hanchan, she was even passed by two other Dutch competitors: Joop Krijgsman and Ad van der Linden.

Top-three of the Edewecht Riichi Tournament, in the middle Simon Naarmann.

EDEWECHT, Germany - German player Simon Naarmann has won the Edewecht Combi Riichi Tournament. Ad van der Linden from the Netherlands ended in second position, just before Stephanie Duhme, also from Germany.

Top-three in Copenhagen.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  - Taka Teshima wins the 2016 Danish Open by a decisive 200,000 points, followed by the nearest competitor Isabel Bahiano Steenholm with 134,000, and Freddy Christiansen with 76,600. Best hand of the tournament was Brian Krog's dealer sanbaiman from riichi, tsumo, fanpai, san ankou... and 11 dora.

Zoltan Dinyesi celebrates his first prize.

VIENNA, Austria - Zoltan Dinyesi is the winner of the Vienna Riichi Tournament, concluded today in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

Martijn Gulmans

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands - Dutch are crazy about riichi mahjong: no less than seven riichi tournaments are being organized in Holland this year. The latest event of the kind is the Tsumo! Tournament, which took place today at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, not far from harbour city Rotterdam. Young Martijn Gulmans was the winner.