(left to right) Pauline vd Linden (2nd), Pieter Potmeer (1st), Elke Pünjer (3rd) (photo credit: John Duckworth)

EDEWECHT, Germany - At the end of second day of the fifth "Edewecht Combi Tournament", Dutch Pieter Potmeer takes home two prizes: first prize in Sunday's MCR tournament, and the prize for the best accumulated results. Fellow countrywoman Pauline van der Linden comes in second place in the MCR event, while German Elke Pünjer claims third position, with an equal amount of table points, but less mini-points.

The podium of the ‘24 ore di Milan’.

MILAN, Italy - Third edition of 24 hours of mahjong in Milan: after a balanced competition and a lot of amazing hours (expecially during the night) Frederic Petit wins the tournament, at the second place Marco Montebelli and third place for Francesca Battaglini. 20 hardened players, Italians and French, took part in the competition, with the organization of the club of Milan, Associazione Italiana Mahjong.

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.

(left to right) Sandra Berthommier (2nd), Laura Enfi (1st), Nathalie Jacquart (3rd) (photo credit: Annika Ridell)

LA TOUR-DE-PEILZ, Switzerland - Three women occupy the top of the ranking at the "Swiss Mahjong Open 2017" (MERS2). Italian Laura Enfi takes first position, scoring 22 table points and 889 mini-points. Runner-up is, just like yesterday, French Sandra Berthommier with 21 table points and 871 mini-points. Swiss Nathalie Jacquart, who took the lead in yesterday's ranking, claims the third spot, scoring 21 table points and 679 mini-points.

Rui Machado: thumbs up for a great hand!

MADRID -  Rui Machado from Portugal wins the 9th Spanish Open Mahjong Championship (MERS2) with 21 table points, followed by Cédric Aguerre with 20 and 800 mini-points, and Francesca Battaglini also with 20 table points but only 711 mini-points. It was the first tournament victory of the organizer of the OEMC 2017, and even the first victory of a Portuguese player in the history of organized mahjong in Europe.