This is not the top-three of Leuven. Gerda van Oorschot holds up a sheet of paper with the name of winner Ad van der Linden. Left Peter Van Damme, right Benjamin Kam.

LEUVEN, Belgium - Dutch player Ad van der Linden today has won the Red Lotus of Leuven in Belgium, which as a matter of fact was a Belgian-Dutch competition, with just a few players from France and Germany. Peter van Damme from Belgium was the first runner-up, with the same number of table points (13) as the winner and just 23 minipoints less. His fellow-countryman Peter Van Kam was the second runner-up, with 12 table-points.

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.

Podium of the Panther Tournament.

REUNION, France - Annabel Di Domenico is the winner of the ‘Panthere’ Tournament which took place today in the remote French department of Reunion in the Indian Ocean. Runner-up was Simone Dubois, third prize went to David Gérard Aure.

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.