Allan Weitz in the chutes ready for the hunt.

MONTREAL, Canada - A big mahjong "Hello" from North America. My name is Allan Weitz from Montreal, Canada. For the last twenty years my wife Lila and I have been collecting all things from the world of Mahjong. We would like to thank Scott Miller and Martin Rep for the opportunity to share our experiences with you.

Vitalii Savickii

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia - Russian mahjong player Vitalii Savickii from Saint Petersburg passed away at 48 from a heart attack.

Tina Christensen (center) in the OEMC 2011 in Italy.

Tina Christensen has decided to resign as president of the European Mahjong Association because of her duties as a scientific advisor at the Danish Meteorological Institute. Mahjong News reflects upon the ‘Mahjong Lady’.

Alessia Cosmo silhouetted by the setting sun.

ITALY - From today there will be a big gap in both Italian and international tournaments. Our piccola grande Alessia left us too soon, and we can only shed a tear and remember the many beautiful moments that passed between us all together.

Luc Humbert

PÓVOA DE VARZIM, Portugal - President of the Association Suisse de mahjong, Presidium member of the European Mahjong Association, and board member of the Mahjong International League, Luc Humbert, has been elected President of the EMA. Tina Christensen from Denmark, who had been president since 2011, had to lay down her function since she could not combine it any longer with her job duties.