Geoffrey Borg, FIDE CEO at the opening ceremony of Europe & Asia Mahjong Elite Exchange.

CHENGDU-BEIJING, China. It was hot in China coming days. And the matter was not temperature rising up to +30 degrees C. Mahjong International League held two main events of the selection trial of 2nd World Mahjong Sports Games named Europe & Asia Mahjong Elite Exchange. In addition, there was MIL 3rd EC meeting and 2017 Global Mind Sport Innovative and Development Forum.

Winners' podium posing with José Damiani, President of the International Mind Sport Association.

CHENGDU-BEIJING, China - The Europe & Asia Mahjong Elite Exchange ended last Friday with a big feast for award ceremony and closing ceremony. Here are the results of the MCR event. Finally, two EMA players managed to make it to the top 10 in the end: Freddy Christiansen (DK) and Anna Shpilman (RUS). In first place was Wang Xiangnong (CN), 2nd Zhuang Yi (CN), and Li Jianguo (CN) in 3rd.

Top-three of the Sisi Cup 2017.

DUNAÚJVÁROS, Hungary – In 8-9 July the 12th Hungarian Mahjong Open took place in Dunaújváros, Hungary. Twenty-four players from five countries (Germany, Netherlands, France, Austria and Hungary) participated in this tournament. Andreas Riha from Austria has won the Hungarian MCR Open Sisi Cup vol. 2. Runner up was Norbert Tschinkel and in third position was Elisabeth Frischenschlager.

Winner Héctor Escaso is bracketed by his runner up Katia Túnez Heredia and 3rd place Domingo García García.

ÁGUILAS, Spain - The fifth iteration of the Torneo de Mahjong de Águilas has landed, and Héctor Escaso soars victorious with 19 table points, followed by Katia Túnez Heredia with 17 and 507 mini-points, with Domingo García García in third also with 17 table points but only 354 mini-points. Despite Raúl Ríos Navarro's astounding 1174 mini-points, he misses making the top three by just 1 table point, rounding out the podium in fourth.

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia. Russia is already used to being #1stinEurope with many mahjong initiatives: first time in Europe holding an MCR Duplicate Individual, MCR Duplicate Teams, and SBR (Sichuan Bloody Rules) tournaments.