2017 Rochester Riichi Open Finalists.

NEW YORK - Steven Harrison Smith from the US takes the Rochester Riichi Open trophy with 70.55 points, followed by fellow US player Christopher Omahen with 69.25, with Canadian Alexandre Boily coming in 3rd with 51.35 points.

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.

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.

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.