Allan and Lila Weitz posing with dear friends Dee and Phil Gallo

KIRKLAND, Quebec, Canada - The traditional seasons' greetings from mahjong collector Allan Weitz has arrived! In this years edition, Allan greets us with a picture of he and his wife Lila at the annual Madison Bouckville Antique Week in New York State. "Santa was good to us this year. We include three photos of mahjong highlights. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year."

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.

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.

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’.