Dimphy van Grinsven with her trophy.

OSS, The Netherlands -  Dimphy van Grinsven is the winner of the Dutch Riichi Open (MERS 2), completed today in the Dutch village of Oss.

First hanchan of the Edewecht Combi Tournament 2017.

EDEWECHT - Each year, a combined riichi/MCR tournament takes place in the German village of Edewecht. Today, the first event of the Edition 2017 took place: a MERS 1 riichi tournament; tomorrow, the MERS 1 MCR competition will be held. Dutch player Ad van der Linden won the first part. Sine he is also a strong MCR player, chances are great that he may also be the number one tomorrow. 

Daina Chiba (on right) with Dragon Owl organizer Marek Wakuluk.

BIELAWA, Poland- If you are so lucky to live within traveling distance to Bielawa, Poland, then you are also fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of one of the few opportunities to sit in July 30th on a free world-class mahjong strategy course by Daina Chiba being held in conjunction with the July 29th Dragon Owl Riichi Contest.

Left to right: Andrei Maximov (2nd), Georgy Pavlov (winner), Dmitriy Mishakov (3rd), Anton Antonov (Teahouse), Marina Belousova (organiser).

MOSCOW, Russia -Georgy Pavlov from Moscow out-performed sixty-three other players from ten cities of Russia, Japan and Uzbekistan. Within the last two years Georgy also won the third official RERS tournament in Russia: Ivanovo 2016, Saint Petersburg 2016 and Moscow 2017. Runner-up is Andrei Maximov from Saint Petersburg, 3rd place is taken by Dmitriy Mishakov from Moscow.

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.