PORTUGAL - Country quotas for the Open European Mahjong Championship are released, dividing out the two hundred and sixteen available seats to more than twenty-two countries worldwide.

Póvoa de Varzim central beachfront
Póvoa de Varzim central beachfront.

PÓVOA DE VARZIM, Portugal - A scenic cuspate foreland reaching out between the Minho and Douro rivers will serve as setting for the next Open European Mahjong Championship, an event sure to draw the best players from thirty eight countries to compete for the new title as European Champion.

(Update: France now has 47 seats)

PARIS, France - The French Mahjong Federation (FFMJ) will send the largest contingent of players to the European championship, next year in Portugal. France has a right on 47 seats.

Poster of the OEMC 2017, designed by organizer Rui Machado and a friend.

POVOA DE VARZIM, Portugal - This is the official poster of the European Championship (MCR), which will take place in Portugal next year. 

(Update: Corrected ranking)

UTRECHT, the Netherlands - The Dutch have played their last qualification tournament for the European MCR Championship 2017 in Portugal.