(left to right): Annick Pause (3rd), André Balagourou (1st), Marcel Tsong Chin Chuen (3rd) (source photo: website FFMJ)

SAINT PAUL, Réunion (FRA) - After four sessions André Balagourou, French Champion MCR in 2014 and 2015, emerges as victor at the "Dragon Rouge Tournament" (MERS) scoring 14 table points and 440 mini-points. Runner-up with 13 table points and 634 mini-points is Marcel Tsong Chin Chuen, and with an equal amount of table points but less mini-points (332) Annick Pause is awarded third place. 

1° Marco Milandri, 2° Elena Savini, 3° Francesco Martini, 4° Marco Bazzocchi

Italy - Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January 2018 the Master was played among the best 16 players of 2017 using the duplicate format, which compares the results obtained by the players using the same pawns. At the end of the five game rounds, in which all the players faced each other, the victory went to Marco Milandri with 14 points, in second place Elena Savini also with 14 points but less mini-points, at the third place Francesco Martini with 12 points, and in fourth Marco Bazzocchi with 12 points.

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.

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.

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.