Top-three players of the Open Danish Championship 2017. From left: Timur Hahn, Denis Lugannikov, Raúl Rios Navarro.

COPENHAGEN - The Danes, often considered the best mahjong players of Europe, beaten in their own championship… This is the surprising result of the Open Danish MCR, concluded today in Copenhagen. At the end of the day, the podium was occupied by, successively, a Russian (winner Denis Lugannikov), a German (runner-up Timur Hahn) and a Spaniard (Raúl Rios Navarro). The first Danish player was Camilla Bonde Dalsgaard, who ended in sixth postion. 

Top-three of the Gourmet Cup II.

GURK - Serena Porrati today has won the Carinthian Open, a.k.a. the Gourmet Cup II. She had the same number of table points as the runner-up, Russian player Aleksei Shpilman, who had less mini-ponts. Shpilmann, however, became the winner of the Gourmet Cup 2017, since he had the best accumulated results in this combined Italian-Austrian competition.

Paride Benini (1st), Timur Hahn (2nd), and Marco Bazzocchi (3rd).

(Update: Complete results)

GEMONA, Italy - Paride Benini Wins the 8th Memorial Roberto Elegante - Gourmet Cup I with 24 table points, followed by Timur Hahn with 23, and Marco Bazzocchi in 3rd with 20. The team competition was won by Doppia Coppia.

From left Silke Bansemer, Anne Schäfter, Jürgen Schnier.

VERDEN, Germany - Anne Schäfer takes the Verden Open with 14 table points, followed in second by Silke Bansemer with 12, and Jürgen Schnier with 11.

 
Competition and recreation winners gather for a group photo.

ROTTERDAM - On March 25th, 108 players from Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands came together to battle for the title of The Giant of Rotterdam. In a well decorated room the 80 competition and 28 recreational players were motivated to win the beautiful trophies.