Nicole Haasbroek at the "World Riichi Championship 2017" in Las Vegas

BADEN, Austria - Alexander Doppelhofer has calculated cumulative player performance in European tournaments throughout 2017, and Nicole Haasbroek from the Netherlands has emerged as the #1 European player of the year, followed by Ilya Monakov of Russia, and Lukasz Grzybowski of Poland.

Oxana Vyshivannaya

BADEN (Vienna), Austria - The Mahjong News Riichi Ranking as of April 10, 2018: It's been a while since we've seen a female player dominate our riichi ranking: Russian Oxana Vyshivannaya (Оксана Вышиванная) takes the lead, bumping Ad van der Linden from the Netherlands to #2. His fellow countryman John Kuijpers remains #3.

John Kuijpers

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  - Unrest in EMA-Riichi Ranking, John Kuijpers from the Netherlands takes leadership.