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Los 3 Dragones Give Congratulations to the Winner Antonio Ayllón

Los 3 Dragones podium of winners, and key organizers.

PUÇOL, Spain - The Asociacion de Mahjong de Puzol “Los 3 Dragones” was responsible for organizing the 3rd International Mahjong Championship Los 3 Dragones 2017, that took place in the town of Puzol (Valencia - Spain), 16th and 17th December, 2017. The tournament developed in a cordial atmosphere between the participants. Los 3 Dragones give congratulations to the winner of the tournament Antonio Ayllón (ESP), and to the runner-up Anton Kösters (NED) and third place Bruno Manzo (FRA), in the 3rd International Mahjong Championship Los 3 Dragones 2017.

"Tenpai" Effortlessly To Kai Heikkilä

(left to right) Joni Virolainen (2nd), Kai Heikkilä (1st), Samu Viitanen (3rd) (photo credit: Konsta Lensu)

TAMPERE, Finland - Kai Heikkilä effortlessly takes home the gold at the "Tenpai Yearly Championship" (RERS1), scoring 117,400 points. In second place comes Joni Virolainen with 66,100 points, while Samu Viitanen takes third position, scoring 59,900 points.

Nikita Grishaev is New Russian Riichi Champion

Left to right: Andrei Maximov (organizer), Nikita Tkachenko (2nd), Nikita Grishaev (winner and new champion), Liudmila Gaynulina (3rd), Leon Nikolaev (organiser), Oleg Klimenko ("Pantheon" software developer).

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia - Nikita Grishaev from Moscow wins Russian Riichi Open 2017. He is the best out of eighty-four players from thirteen cities of Russia and Kazakhstan. Runner-up is Nikita Tkachenko, 3rd place is taken by Liudmila Gaynulina (both also from Moscow).

Winner Takes All: German Riichi Open For Axel Eschenburg

(left to right) John Kuijpers (2nd), Axel Eschenburg (1st), Waldemar Laube (3rd)

BARSINGHAUSEN, Germany - Axel Eschenburg wins the "German Riichi Open" (RERS2), scoring 192,400 points. Runner-up is Dutch John Kuijpers with 151,300 points, and in third position is Waldemar Laube scoring 105,100 points.

Birgitt Rupp Wins Austrian Riichi Open; Birthday Boy Alexander Doppelhofer Crowned Austrian Champion

(left to right) Chaolei Chen (2nd), Birgitt Rupp (1st), Alexander Doppelhofer (3rd)

TRIBUSWINKEL, Austria - After three days of celebrating Alexander Doppelhofer's 50th birthday and playing riichi, Austrian Birgitt 'Rubi' Rupp is victorious at the "Austrian Riichi Open" (RERS2), scoring 246,500 points. French 'Tri Nitro Tiles' player Chaolei Chen is runner-up with 209,800 points and organizer and birthday boy Alexander Doppelhofer is in third position, scoring 132,600 points.

Second Leg of Itinerante Alessia Won by Marco Milandri

BOLOGNA, Italy - The second leg of the  Itinerante Alessia Tournament 26 November 2017 was won by Marco Milandri, followed by Patrizia Buscarini as runner-up, and and Marco Lorenzi in third.

Konsta Lensu Prevails In Espoo

(left to right) Jeremia Kunnari (2nd), Konsta Lensu (1st), Henri Kumpulainen (3rd) (photo credit: Niko Nurro)

ESPOO, Finland - Konsta Lensu convincingly dominates his opponents at the "Finnish Riichi Mahjong Championship" (RERS1), scoring 228,700 points. Second place goes to Jeremia Kunnari with 163,300 points; third position to Henri Kumpulainen, scoring 125,900 points.

Joel Ratsimandresy wins 12th Italian Open; Francesco Martini Italian Champion

Milan Tournament Podium from left: Alberto Rossi, Olivier Roy (2nd), Joel Ratsimandresy (1st) and Stefano Rijoff (3rd). Mr. Rossi represents the Council of FIMJ, which took care of the prizes.

MILAN - The Third and final installment of the three-part 12th Open Italian Championship (MCR, MERS2), held in Milan, was won by Frenchman Joel Ratsimandresy with 24 table points, second place Oliver Roy with 23 table points and third Stefano Rijoff with 20 table points. This year the Milan tournament established the record of attendance with 120 players from 11 countries.

First Ostrava Riichi Open Goes To Juraj Móza

Podium Ostrava; Juraj Móza showing off his huge trophy (photo credit: Lenka Raková)

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic - Juraj Móza, victor at the Katowice tournament last July, wins the first edition of the "Ostrava Riichi Open" (RERS1), scoring 102,200 points. Runner up is Rafał Baranowski with 97,600 points, and Marta Binkowska comes in third, with 54,300 points.

Oleg Kim wins first in "Siberia" zone RERS 2 tournament

Left to right: Arthur Khanafin (referee helper), Elena Shalimova (organiser), Dmitriy Sirotkin (3rd), Oleg Kim (winner), Anton Lysenko (2nd), Dmitriy Vodilov (referee).

PERM, Russia - The first in "Siberia" zone of Russia RERS 2 tournament took place in Perm gathering seventy-two players from twelve cities of Russia. The winner is Oleg Kim from Perm, runner-up is Anton Lysenko from Tyumen, 3rd place goes to Dmitriy Sirotkin from Moscow. This tournament was also WMSG-2018 selection trial with three distributed places. All scoring was done via "Pantheon" system -- no paper or tenbo sticks, login via mobiles or smartphones.


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