(left to right) Andrew Smith (4th), Russell Chan (2nd), Chris Endicott (1st), Daniele Cesarini (3rd) (photo credit: Gemma Sakamoto / @mahjonggem)

OXFORD, United Kingdom - Chris Endicott takes first place in the third edition of the "Great Scholars Riichi Mahjong Tournament" (RERS), scoring 141,500 points. Tournament debutant Russell Chan finishes second with 136,200 points, while the runner-up of the previous edition (in 2016), Daniele Cesarini, secures the third position scoring 89,400 points.

(left to right) Łukasz Grzybowsi (3rd), Dominik Hammerl (2nd), Birgitt Rupp (1st) (photo credit: Olga Igarashi)

VIENNA, Austria - Austrian Birgitt Rupp, the victress of the "Austrian Riichi Open 2017", wins the "Vienna Riichi Open 2018" (RERS) scoring 126,100. Fellow countryman Dominik Hammerl comes in second with 123,000 points and Lukasz Grzybowski from Upper Silesia (Poland) takes the third spot scoring 118,200 points.

Winner Arthur McAnally (source photo: Twitter)

ROCHESTER, New York/USA - Arthur McAnally from the US wins the "Rochester Riichi Open", scoring 96.00 points. Runner-up is fellow countryman Bruce Bland with 73.45 points, and third place goes to Canadian Loic Roberge scoring 20.20 points.

(left to right) Mikkel Askjær-Friss (2nd), Jasper Germeys (1st), Morten Andersen (3rd)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Riichi veteran and newly crowned "Swedish Riichi Champion" Jasper Germeys takes first place at the "Riichi Copenhagen Open 2018" (RERS) scoring 110,400 points, while second place goes to Danish player Mikkel Askjær-Friss with 95,500 points. Overtaking the number four, Swedish player Stefan Persson, by merely 400 points Morten Andersen from Denmark secures the third podium place. 

(left to right) Jasper Germeys (3rd), Michael Donaghy (1st), Anna Titova (3rd) (photo credit: Annika Ridell)

UPPSALA, Sweden - British Michael Donaghy, runner-up at the "UK Open Riichi Tournament 2017", has emerged victorious in the "Swedish Open Riichi Mahjong Championship 2018" (RERS), scoring 113,200 points, followed by Swedish Jasper Germeys with 99,500 points. Making her international debut Anna Titova from the Russian Federation claims third position scoring 82,000 points.