LAS VEGAS, USA - More updates are coming from the World Riichi Championship organizers, with the latest release of the qualified North American players, and other invites.

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.

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.

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.

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.