(from left:) José Moreno Merino, Héctor Escaso Gil (1st), Raúl Rios Navarro (2nd) (photo credit: Ivan Maestre Ros)

MURCIA, Spain - Last weekend 2 and 3 June 2018, the tournament MCR "Los 13 Huérfanos Open 2018" was celebrated in Murcia, Spain. This tournament is part of EMA Mahjong Ranking System. The winner has been Héctor Escaso Gil (SPA), followed in second place by Raúl Ríos Navarro (SPA) and in the third position, José Moreno Merino (SPA).

(from left) Sandra Berthommier (2nd), Cédric Aguerre (1st), Sven-Hendrik Gutsche (3rd) (photo credit: Anna Canova Punitier)

PONT-CHÂTEAU, France - Cédric Aguerre wins the "West Castle Tournament 2018" (MERS) scoring 26 table points and 1235 mini-points. Sandra Berthommier trails with 25 table points and 950 mini-points, and Sven-Hendrik Gutsche lands the third spot with 22 table points and 1014 mini-points.

(from left) Magdolna Bogárné Nagy (2nd), Zsolt Nyulasi (1st), Eti Palczer-Aschenbrenner (3rd) (photo credit: Klára Takácsné Löwinger)

DUNAÚJVÁROS, Hungary - After four sessions Zsolt Nyulasi wins the "Red Dragon Tournament 2018" aka "Dunaújváros Open 2018" (MERS) scoring 14 table points and 495 mini-points. Runner-up is Magdolna Bogárné Nagy with 14 table points and 430 mini-points, followed by Eti Palczer-Aschenbrenner, who scores 13 table points and 671 mini-points.

(from left) Norbert Tschinkel (2nd), Marco Foschi (1st), Valentina Morigi (3rd)

GEMONA, Italy - Marco Foschi wins the "Gourmet Cup II" (MERS) scoring 21 table points and 1038 mini-points, followed by Norbert Tschinkel with 19 table points and 558 mini-points, and Valentina Morigi with an equal amount of table points and 339 mini-points. Qian Vollmann wins the Gourmet Cup 2018 since she has the best accumulated results in the combined Italian-Austrian competition. 

(from left) Romain Herdier (2nd), Aleksei Shpilman (1st), Jean-Louis Barbet (3rd) (photo credit: Anna Shpilman)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Russian all-round player Aleksei Shpilman wins the "MCR Open Danish Championship 2018" (MERS) scoring 31 table points and 971 mini-points. Romain Herdier from France scores an equal amount of table points as his fellow countryman Jean-Louis Barbet (29), but separates himself from his opponent by a tiny gap of two mini-points.

(from left) Kimito Kugimiya (2nd), Osamu Kumagai (1st), Masako Ito (3rd), organizer Koji Idota (photo credit: Bernard Ang)

KYOTO, Japan - After eight sessions over the course of two days Osamu Kumagai (熊谷 修) wins the "京都桜杯 2018" ("Kyoto Cherry Blossom Cup 2018") scoring 26 table points and 984 mini-points. Runner-up is Kimito Kugimiya (釘宮 公人) with 21 table points and 627 mini-points, followed by Masako Ito (伊藤 雅子), who scores an equal amount of table points but less mini-points (a total of 285). Yasuhiro Kitaura (北浦 康弘), winner of the previous edition, secures an honorable fourth spot.

(from left) Martin Scheichenbauer (2rd), Qian Vollmann (1st), Marco Montebelli (3rd) (photo credit: Otto Myslivec)

GURK, Austria - Qian Vollmann-Gao successfully defends the honor of hosting country Austria in the "Carinthian Open 2018" (MERS) by scoring 22 table points and 707 mini-points thus winning the first part of the annual "Gourmet Cup". Runner-up Martin Scheichenbauer trails with 19 table points and 616 mini-points, while Marco Montebelli scores an equal amount of table points but one mini-point less.