The 11th Italian Championship on Day 1 of the tournament. Pictures © FIMJ 2016

MILAN, Italy - The French have done a great job in Milan, today and yesterday in the 11th Open Italian Championship. The podium was for ‘Les Bleus’. Fanette Laplagne won the tournament, before her fellow-countrymen Cyrille Rak and Benoît Messi-Fouda. 

The Hop Swiss team, and the Wonderful Dragon team.

CHENGDU -What began months ago an a world-wide online competition was narrowed down to the top elite, who convened in Chengdu to play against each other in person for top honors. Emerging from this process was team Wonderful Dragon from China as 1st place. Also of note for European readers was the emergence of the Swiss team Hop Swiss in 4th place.

Stefano Rijoff yawns at the podium of the ‘24 Hours of Milan’. Center Luca Gavelli, right Aleksei Shpilman.

MILAN, Italy - Like last year, Luca Gavelli wins the 24 hours tournament in Milan. At the second place the Russian Aleksei Shpilman and third place for Stefano Rijoff.

Winner Tatyna Nester proudly showing her tropheys before the breath-taking view of Saint-Petersburg.

SAINT-PETERSBURG, Russia - After an unprecedented three-day competition, Tatyana Nester from Saint-Petersburg has won the Open Russian MCR Championship. In eleven sessions, she collected 34 (out of a 44 possible) table points and no less than 1361 minipoints. 

Honorary stage of the Edewecht Combi MCR Tournament. From l.: Jürgen Schnier, Chris De Roock, Eveline Broers.

EDEWECHT, Germany - The second section of the Edewecht Combi Tournament today is won by Chris De Roock from Belgium. Jürgen Schnier from Germany came in second place, while Eveline Broers from Holland ended in third position. Ad van der Linden from Holland for the second time won the prize for the best accumulated results of the Combi Tournament.