The finalists gather for a picture after the game.

LOS ANGELES - This past President’s Day Weekend, the mahjong dojo Los Angeles Pride of Mahjong (LAPOM) with the help of the Pacific Mahjong League (PML) presented the first Los Angeles Pride of Mahjong Championship. 28 players from all over the world participated, with players coming from far and wide to play, one from Denver, Colorado, one Providence, Rhode Island, and even a player from Australia! The tournament used the World Riichi Championship rules and automatic tables, two of which were AMOS REXX.

The Fuyu Taikai in action.

OSS, the Netherlands - Ans Hoogland today has won the Fuyu Taikai riichi tournament of Oss. Runner-up was Martijn Gulmans, third prize for Ans’s husband Cor.

Half-group photo at Saint-Petersburg Riichi Open 2016.

SAINT-PETERSBURG, Russia - George Pavlov from Moscow today has won the Saint-Petersburg Riichi Open. Runner-up was Anton Novikov, third place was for Vitalii Savickii.

TAMPERE, Finland - Ossi Hirvola is the winner of the Mahjong-Seura Tournament, which was held today at Tampere in the south-west of Finland. Second prize was for Jouni Lehtinen, third prize for Einari Lavaste.

SANTIAGO, Chile - Setting history in the Chilean capital city of Santiago will be South America's first ever continental riichi mahjong championship, currently scheduled for the 26th of August, 2017.