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.

Left to right: MEIZU promo girl, Vladimir Terekhin (2nd), Anna Dashkova (winner), Aleksander Bogatikov (3rd).

MOSCOW, Russia - Already the second major MCR tournament in a row in Russia was won by Anna Dashkova from Vologda. This time the crowned MCR Russian champion was best at MCR Moscow Open 2017, 8-session MERS 1 tournament which collected thirty-six players from six cities of Russia and Uzbekistan. The runner-up is Vladimir Terekhin from Ivanovo, 3rd place goes to Aleksander Bogatikov from Moscow who confirmed his status of MCR Moscow champion. Top prizes were offered by MEIZU Technology.

(left to right) Pauline vd Linden (2nd), Pieter Potmeer (1st), Elke Pünjer (3rd) (photo credit: John Duckworth)

EDEWECHT, Germany - At the end of second day of the fifth "Edewecht Combi Tournament", Dutch Pieter Potmeer takes home two prizes: first prize in Sunday's MCR tournament, and the prize for the best accumulated results. Fellow countrywoman Pauline van der Linden comes in second place in the MCR event, while German Elke Pünjer claims third position, with an equal amount of table points, but less mini-points.

(left to right) Sandra Berthommier (2nd), Laura Enfi (1st), Nathalie Jacquart (3rd) (photo credit: Annika Ridell)

LA TOUR-DE-PEILZ, Switzerland - Three women occupy the top of the ranking at the "Swiss Mahjong Open 2017" (MERS2). Italian Laura Enfi takes first position, scoring 22 table points and 889 mini-points. Runner-up is, just like yesterday, French Sandra Berthommier with 21 table points and 871 mini-points. Swiss Nathalie Jacquart, who took the lead in yesterday's ranking, claims the third spot, scoring 21 table points and 679 mini-points.

Doris Sallmutter, Andreas Riha, Elisabeth Frischenschlager (from left).

WEIZ, Austria - Although we had to play seven rounds, the winner of the 10th Styrian Open tournament was already determined after the sixth round and it was Elisabeth Frischenschlager, member of the Mah Jong Club Baden. It was her 3rd victory at an international tournament. She also won in the last round and ended with 24 of 28 possible points. Runner up was her colleague Otto Myslivec, who reached 19 points, as well as the director of the Austrian Mah Jong Association, Martin Scheichenbauer. With the results of this tournament in Weiz (combined with other tournament results), the new Austrian champion was crowned, Andreas Riha, followed by runner-up Doris Sallmutter and Elisabeth Frischenschlager.

The podium of the ‘24 ore di Milan’.

MILAN, Italy - Third edition of 24 hours of mahjong in Milan: after a balanced competition and a lot of amazing hours (expecially during the night) Frederic Petit wins the tournament, at the second place Marco Montebelli and third place for Francesca Battaglini. 20 hardened players, Italians and French, took part in the competition, with the organization of the club of Milan, Associazione Italiana Mahjong.

BOLOGNA, Italy - The first race of the Itinerant Tournament 01 October 2017 was won by Serena Porrati with 12.99 points, followed by Marco Bazzocchi with 11.99 and Daniela Natali with 11.