The Flowers, Seasons and the Bamboo 1 tile of the OEMC 2017 set.

PÓVOA DE VARZIM, Portugal – Here they are! The special tiles of the sets that will be used during the Open European Mahjong Championship 2017 in Portugal. Rui Machado, organizer of the competition and designer of the tiles, has chosen for two themes that are of great importance for the Póvoa region: fish and fruit.

PORTUGAL - Country quotas for the Open European Mahjong Championship are released, dividing out the two hundred and sixteen available seats to more than twenty-two countries worldwide.

(Update: France now has 47 seats)

PARIS, France - The French Mahjong Federation (FFMJ) will send the largest contingent of players to the European championship, next year in Portugal. France has a right on 47 seats.

Póvoa de Varzim central beachfront
Póvoa de Varzim central beachfront.

PÓVOA DE VARZIM, Portugal - A scenic cuspate foreland reaching out between the Minho and Douro rivers will serve as setting for the next Open European Mahjong Championship, an event sure to draw the best players from thirty eight countries to compete for the new title as European Champion.

 EDEWECHT, Germany - Follows the ranking of the German Mahjong League (DMJL) for the OEMC 2017 in Portugal.