Professor Sheng Qi

TIANJIN, China - On this day, the entire mahjong community suffered the loss of one of its beloved and cherished seminal figures when  Professor Sheng Qi passed away.

Wim Rijnders

AMSTERDAM - Dutch mahjong player Wim Rijnders (64) passed away last Tuesday. He was a member of mahjong clubs Three Wise Men and the Kong Robbers. He had been ill for over more than a year.

Renato Tiengo

MESTRE, Italy - Renato Tiengo of the Italian mahjong club Tre Palle has passed away today. On the website of the Italian mahjong federation FIMJ, he is remembered as the ‘King of Venice’.

Johannes Scott-Weijers

‘He died in my arms this morning’, Ildikó Hargitai wrote on her Facebook page today. Johannes Scott-Weijers has passed away. During his last months, supported by his beloved Ildikó, Johannes fought a hopeless struggle against a wasting disease. Martin Rep remembers a very colourful mahjong player.

Kyoichiru Noguchi

He founded the first mahjong museum in the world. He stimulated the realization of international mahjong rules. Now, Kyoichiro Noguchi has passed away in the age of 76.