Image snapshot from Masters of Mahjong trailer, website here.

(Update: Names of Japanese players added)

LAS VEGAS, USA - The World Riichi Championship committee has released the preliminary list of qualified European players slated to attend the 2017 competition set for 4th-8th of October in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hiroshi Yamai as World Champion in 2014.

LAS VEGAS - In 2014, during the first ever World Riichi Championship hosted by TNT mahjong club of Puteaux, France, Hiroshi Yamai of Japan emerged after three days of grueling competition to the first crowned World Champion of riichi mahjong, and he hopes to repeat this achievement in the next iteration of the competition to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 4th-8th, 2017.

Sylvain as referee in Paris, 2011.

PARIS - World Riichi Championship mahjong rules have been tested on the world stage once already, and have shown to be a great success at the inaugeral World Riichi Championship in Paris, 2014. After some revision for its second world stage at the upcoming World Riichi Championship in October, Mahjong News sits down with Sylvain Malbec to learn more.

LAS VEGAS - Preregistration for the upcoming World Riichi Championship is now open, offering players private or shared room options, at the world famous Palms Hotel, but of course a stay at the Palms is more than a place to rest your head.

A peerless distinguished figure.
A peerless distinguished figure, Nijmegen 2005.

BUSSUM, the Netherlands - The year 2017 will see the second reiteration of the World Riichi Championship in Vegas, October 4th-8th, demonstrating that it is not just a one-off event, but is solidifying into a reoccuring world event. Mahjong News sits down with its framer, Martin Rep.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - The European Mahjong Association has announced its final update to the member-country quotas for the 2017 World Riichi Championship, to be held in Las Vegas in October.