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Japanese Riichi / Re: Why I was forced to discard?
« on: November 07, 2015, 02:58:31 am »
Hi Naifein,

It is as you said, "but instead of declare ron I exposed the chi and forced to discard"

Since you declared chi, you cannot change your declaration to ron.

You should have simply declared ron.

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Mahjong In The News / A Terrifying Game of Mahjong
« on: October 21, 2015, 05:15:15 pm »

terrorMahjong

ORLANDO, Florida - Lurking in the dreary lobby of the haunted Hollywood / Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride in Disney's Hollywood Studios lays dormant a terrifying game of unfinished mahjong. It's participants fled following a mysterious lighting strike at exact 8:05 PM October 31st 1939 that vanished several unfortunate occupants.

towerofterror

ORLANDO, Florida - Lurking in the dreary lobby of the haunted Hollywood Tower Hotel Tower of Terror ride in Disney's Hollywood Studios lays dormant a terrifying game of unfinished mahjong. It's participants fled following a mysterious lighting strike at exact 8:05 PM October 31st 1939 that vanished several unfortunate guests.

terrorMahjong

Even more terrifying than the mysterious disappearance of the hotel guests is that every single one of the hands in the mahjong game is a dead hand! Ahhhh!

Well, that was true when that top photo was taken, but Disney tour guides now claim that the hands have been reshaped by "professional" mahjong players to be an accurate portrayal of a mahjong game in mid-play, and should the mysterious guests ever return, they could pick up where they left off.

deadHands

With the joker tiles on the table, and flower tiles being held in the concealed hand, they could only have been playing National Mah-Jongg League rules. Assuming the dice indicate East and counting the melded pung of 3-dots she has on the table, East holds fourteen tiles and is waiting to discard. All this is acceptable, but not even the NMJL rules can account for the bizarrely melded pair of Souths and melded pair of red dragons on the near edge of the table. Is she playing with eighteen tiles in the hand and melding pairs? Ignoring the similarly unexlicable melds for the rest of the players, South at least currently holds the proper number of thirteen tiles in the hand, but West still has only twelve tiles, and North has only nine! The horror!


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Mahjong In The News / In China for the World Mahjong Sport Games
« on: October 21, 2015, 05:11:44 pm »

TempleHeavenPortal

BEIJING 20 October 2015 - Mahjong News is in China, the birthplace of mahjong, enroute to Sanya City for the World Mahjong Sport Games. Blessed with a prolonged layover in Beijing, I had the opportunity to get out and explore the culture, curiosities, and cuisine of this capital city.

While still in transit to Sanya City, not much yet has happened specifically mahjong related, except for the personal preparations I've made getting ready for the tournaments. That, and the miniature mahjong set I found in one of the curio shops surrounding the Temple of Heaven.

First stop on my whirlwind tour of the hustle and bustle that is Beijing was the Temple of Heaven. It is here in this sprawling complex built in the 1400s that the Emporers of China would come once a year to pray for good harvest. The complex starts at the southern gate, where the Emporer and his entourage would change clothes into ceremonial vestments before passing through the Vault of Heaven to cross the Vermilion Steps Bridge, finally arriving at the Hall of Prayer. Here the Emporer would petition the heavens for a good harvest.

Hall of Prayer.

The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests has four inner, twelve middle, and twelve outer pillars, representing the four seasons, twelve months and twelve traditional Chinese hours respectively. The twelve also represents the twelve cardinal constellations of the Chinese solar system.

Inside the Hall of Prayer.

Aside from visiting the temple complex, I also had the opportunity to stroll through many of the side-streets and shops to experience the sights and sounds of the hustle and bustle that is Beijing.

Beijing shopping.This includes the scorpions on a stick, for which Beijing is known. One would think that such a delicacy is just a novelty, but it would seem they are quite popular. There wasn't just one odd-side-out vendor offering the still-live and wriggling scorpion delicacy for sale, there was vendor after vendor, each with such marvels for sale in bulk quantities. We passed many locals feasting on the writhing snacks as they strolled the many shops and venues of Beijing, which gave evidence to how popular this delicacy is. My children weren't too interested in tasting any, but maybe they will be more adventurous for such local cuisine when they are older.

Scorpions on a stick.

Surprisingly, we were as much an interest to the locals as the locals were to us. We were stopped repeatedly throughout our day by strangers asking if they could take a picture with us. Sometimes they wanted all of us in the picture, and sometimes they just wanted our children in the picture. There was even a celebrity filming at the Temple of Heaven, with a giant entourage of camera crews and producers, who even took a break from filming to call me over, and ask if I would pose in a picture with him. To me, it was curious as to why people would want complete strangers in their photos, but I can only surmise blond-haired blue-eyed people aren't so common on the streets of Beijing. All the same, it was fun how interested people were in our presence, and we were more than happy to oblige.

posing

Tomorrow I continue to my journey, passing over the Great Wall of China and past the Forbidden City, all as part of my journey to Sanya City, and the World Mahjong Sport Games.

Sanya City, also known as the "Eastern Hawaii," will be the site of the 1st World Mahjong Sport Games being held from 24th to 28th of October. It will be during these games that the Duplicate Format for mahjong will be showcased, not just for individual competition but also team competition based on the common MCR rules as the main event. Meanwhile, there wil also be a Mahjong Carnival hosting parallel events in riichi (WRC rules) and Sichuan rules within the Sportify Mahjong Mind Sports (duplicat) format.

 


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Mahjong In The News / Kim Jun-Han Wins Korean Riichi Championship
« on: October 21, 2015, 05:09:45 pm »

Kim Jun-Han Wins KRMC

SEOUL 18 October 2015 - Kim Jun-Han went into the final table in third place, scoring so strongly he finished in first with 113 points. Second place went to Park Jong-Hun with 102.3, Jeong Sang-Uk with 88.9, and Kim Il-Joong with 84.7.

KRMC was held successfully. 32 players were attended. Unfortunately, there are no foreign players at this time. 4 games were played per each players. After 3rd game, top 4 players are Jeong Sang-Uk, Park Jong-Hun, Kim Il-Joong and Kim  Jun-Han. They had final round on the same table. Kim Jun-Han was 3rd place until 3rd round. But he got many points at the final round and won the KRMC. 
 
Results of final top4  table. 
Kim Jun-Han: 26700
Park Jong-Hun: -2200
Jeong Sang-Uk: -3800
Kim Il-Joong: -20700

Final results of the Korean Riichi Mahjong Championship 2015

PlaceNamePointsScore %1st %
1
113
28.25
50
2
102.3
25.57
50
3
88.9
22.22
50
4
84.7
21.17
75
5
71.1
17.77
50
6
51.4
12.85
25
7
39.4
9.85
50
8
39.1
9.77
0
9
25.8
6.45
25
10
23.6
5.9
25
11
23.2
5.8
0
12
22.5
5.62
25
13
11.6
2.92
0
14
6.8
1.7
50
15
5.7
1.44
25
16
-1.2
-0.25
20
17
-3.8
-0.97
25
18
-4.2
-1.07
25
19
-19.8
-4.95
25
20
-20
-5
0
21
-28
-7.02
0
22
-29.9
-7.47
25
23
-30.8
-7.7
25
24
-31.5
-7.87
25
25
-43
-10.77
25
26
-44.3
-11.07
25
27
-61.6
-15.39
25
28
-66.1
-16.52
0
29
-67.3
-16.82
25
30
-74
-18.5
0
31
-78.5
-19.62
25
32
-114.8
-28.7
0

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Vienna city park

LOCATION 11 October 2015 - Carrie Powell from the Czech Republic - haunted by bad luck in her last few tournaments - finally won her first tournament. The fight for the runner-up positions was quite intense, as Lena Weinguny and Juraj Jergus - ranked 2nd and 3rd after the 7th round - played at the same table in the last hanchan. Since Juraj won the table and Lena got 4th, Juraj jumped to 2nd place and Lena - who was lucky that most of her pursuers also lost points in the last round - manged to remain in the top 3.

We had 36 participants from 4 different countries. Of course there were a lot of familiar faces but we also had lots of new players who played their very first tournament in Vienna. Even though not experienced in tournament play most of the new people brought a high skill level with them, so the overall level was quite good. We played a total of 8 hanchans on 2 days. The atmosphere was very relaxed and easygoing. Carrie Powell from the Czech Republic - haunted by bad luck in her last few tournaments - finally won her first tournament. The fight for the runner-up positions was quite intense, as Lena Weinguny and Juraj Jergus - ranked 2nd and 3rd after the 7th round - played at the same table in the last hanchan. Since Juraj won the table and Lena got 4th, Juraj jumped to 2nd place and Lena - who was lucky that most of her pursuers also lost points in the last round - manged to remain in the top 3. There were glass trophies for the positions 1-4, bags made out of mahjong fabric for the top 3 and some small prizes for best hanchan, last place and lowest ranked non-austrian player.

Final results of the Tournament 2015

PlaceFirstLastTP
1 Carrie Powell 272,200
2 Juraj Jergus 240,800
3 Lena Weinguny 111,200
4 Tanja Wankmüller 102,500
5 Martin Meischel 90,700
6 Peter Hamilton 89,400
7 Michael Dangel 88,200
8 Marco Kretschmer 84,800
9 Peter Basilio 67,900
10 Lukas Puschmann 59,400
11 Birgitt Rupp 56,500
12 Radka Pernicova 54,200
13 Daniel Gahler 50,800
14 Alexander Doppelhofer 48,300
15 Andrej Trauner 48,200
16 Filip Navratil 25,600
17 Andreas Schrittwieser 24,600
18 Martin Divis 24,300
19 Eugen Löschnauer 19,500
20 Matej Labaš 17,800
21 Vojtěch Trmal -7,800
22 Manuel Tomisser -11,900
23 Verena Berg -14,600
24 Dominik Fangl -54,600
25 Alexander Wankmüller -57,700
26 Philip Edelmayer -59,300
27 Timur Hahn -63,500
28 Josua Bächle -64,500
29 Jenifer Krawarik -80,700
30 Roland Maier -93,300
31 Ondrej Bellay -99,200
32 Matthias Trinkl -135,600
33 Daniel Široň -141,000
34 Matej Kučera -144,200
35 Darja Dujmovic -174,100
36 Anja Bauer -374,900

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tenhou2

JAPAN 10 October 2015 - C-Egg Co., Ltd., makers of Tenhou, have released a developing beta version of the popular riichi mahjong platform, and have indicated that this may be the first version of tenhou.net to translate into English.

To try the test version of the app, users are encouraged to visit the app's address on their mobile device: http://tenhou.net/3/beta.html

Mr. Tsunoda Shingo has indicated that this mobile platform seems an ideal platform to introduce English language options to the game, and users are encouraged to stand-by for more on this development.


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Mahjong In The News / Mei Hwa Felder 2015 Swiss Mahjong Champion
« on: October 08, 2015, 02:52:42 pm »

FelderMeiHwa

GENEVA LAKE 04 October 2015 - The Swiss Mahjong Open was the last battle for the annual championship, and Mei Hwa Felder came away with the title. The tournament was won by Matthieu Pfeiffer (France). Daniela Natali (Italy) finished second and Simon Bounkéo Fongue (France) finished third.

The second edition of the Swiss Mahjong Open took place this week-end. The event was held at the castle of La Tour-de-Peilz, a XIIIth century castle, on the shore of the Geneva Lake, who also hoste the Swiss Game Museum.

Castel of La Tour de Peilz

During seven sessions, forty-eight people from seven coutries (France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Mexico and Switzerland) played against each others to reach the first place.

The tournament was won by Matthieu Pfeiffer (France). Daniela Natali (Italy) finished second and Simon Bounkéo Fongue (France) finished third.

Podium 2015 modifie 2

The SMO was also part of the Swiss Mahjong Championship. Mei Hwa Felder won the title of Swiss Champion 2015.

Final results of the Swiss Mahjong Open Tournament 2015

PlaceFirstLastNtlTPPoints
1 Matthieu Pfeiffer FRA 22 1064
2 Daniela Natali ITA 21 399
3 Simon Bounkéo Fongue FRA 20 595
4 Olivier Boivin FRA 19 1020
5 Mei Hwa Felder SUI 19 340
6 Bo Lang SUI 18 964
7 Joël Ratsimandresy FRA 18 559
8 Stefano Rijoff ITA 17 396
9 Giacomo Ferruzzi ITA 17 371
10 Giuseppe Iacolino ITA 16 372
11 Ji Li Pfeiffer FRA 16 204
12 Frank Rostved DEN 15 389
13 Gérard Hêche SUI 15 172
14 Anna Canova Putinier SUI 14 240
15 Cédric Aguerre FRA 14 163
16 Timur Hahn GER 14 120
17 Bruno Manzo FRA 14 45
18 Alberto Rosi ITA 14 35
19 Lionel Legaie FRA 14 -2
20 Alessia Cosmo ITA 14 -136
21 Frédéric Petit FRA 13 140
22 Cyrille Rak FRA 13 29
23 Marco Montebelli ITA 13 -86
24 Francesco Martini ITA 13 -113
25 Anthony Ea FRA 12 -26
26 Caroline Arnaud FRA 12 -35
27 Catherine Xanthopoulos FRA 12 -83
28 Patrice Delay SUI 12 -215
29 Ismaël Perrin SUI 11 -4
30 Olivier Roy FRA 11 -135
31 Thomas Bonjour SUI 10 52
32 Yvonne van der Heide NED 10 -6
33 Fatiha Benelkadi FRA 10 -196
34 Nathalie Jacquart SUI 10 -421
35 Annie Manzo FRA 9 84
36 Frédéric Chassot SUI 8 -145
37 Romain Herdier FRA 8 -317
38 Manuel Santos FRA 8 -344
39 Marc-Antoine Hofmann SUI 7 -314
40 Jose Luis Barradas MEX 7 -359
41 Agnès Rak FRA 7 -515
42 Sandro Zanetti SUI 7 -516
43 Lionel Grandao SUI 7 -587
44 Tanja Mayr Delacrétaz SUI 7 -589
45 Danilo Serio ITA 6 -597
46 Eva Laini SUI 5 -388
47 Renata Barradas SUI 5 -953
48 Marie-Hélène Groux SUI 4 -671

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Contenct lenses designed to highlight luminous marked tiles are the latest in cheating technologies.

(ECNS) - A man swept in more than 200,000 yuan ($3,1357.8) during a half-month mahjong gambling spree by using a pair of special contact lenses, according to Xiaoxiang Morning News.

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Mahjong In The News / 2015 Russian Mahjong Champion Anastasiya Chernykh
« on: October 08, 2015, 02:38:39 pm »

2015Russian4

ST. PETERSBURG 27 September 2015 - The seventh MERS2 MCR Championship in Russia took place in Saint-Petersburg -- the northern capital of Russia. 39 players from Russia and one player from France competed in 7 sessions in this 2-day event. The new champion of Russia is Anastasiya Chernykh.

After full score in first five sessions she had tremendous advantage before other competitors. Nevertheless, the champion title was determined only during the last deal of the last session! The runner-up Anna Shpilman passed twice on opportunites for mahjong, chosing not to take it from a third party's discard in order to aim for the proper score zone to win champion. In the end, it was all in vain, as mahjong was taking by Anastasiya, clinching her post as the new champion.

MCR Russia 2015 tough play

The top three winners received Galaxy tab devices in addition to trophies. Special prizes were given to the best (and only) foreign player and to the youngest participant -- Vyacheslav Chichigin. This tournament was the 13 year-old's his 3rd EMA-tournament.

2015Russian1

Special thanks to Galina Dulenko and Alexander Babushkin for hosting the event! Everything was perfect. Participants had a chance to have meals at the same building, and even to play at an automatic mahjong table after the event.

We hope that next time more foreign players will come to compete in this traditional event like they did in former years.

2015Russian3

Final results of the Russian Mahjong Championship 2015

PlaceLastFirstNtlTPPoints
1 CHERNYKH Anastasiya RUS 23 448
2 SHPILMAN Anna RUS 21 774
3 BYKOV Dmitriy RUS 18 665
4 NOVIKOV Vitaly RUS 17 385
5 KUDRYAVTSEVA Anastasiya RUS 17 286
6 BOGATIKOV Aleksander RUS 16.5 473
7 HLUDENTSOVA Evgeniya RUS 16.5 289
8 RYZHANINA Irina RUS 16 560
9 SHPILMAN Aleksei RUS 16 278
10 NECHAEV Roman RUS 16 270
11 BABUSHKIN Aleksandr RUS 15 365
12 CHICHIGIN Andrey RUS 15 230
13 KUTENKOV Egor RUS 15 103
14 LOGVINOV Oleg RUS 14 165
15 NETREBINA Evgenia RUS 14 -68
16 VERIK Elena RUS 13 151
17 SAVICKII Vitalii RUS 12 146
18 VERDI Anton RUS 12 31
19 DANILEVSKAYA Alla RUS 12 27
20 BIRUKOV Igor RUS 12 -55
21 NESTER Tatyana RUS 12 -63
22 VASILIEV Sergey RUS 12 -159
23 ISTOMIN Aleksandr RUS 11 75
24 KISELYOVA Evgeniya RUS 11 -147
25 MELIONOV Aleksander RUS 11 -195
26 KVASHA Ilya RUS 11 -196
27 DASHKOVA Anna RUS 10 -74
28 CHICHIGINA Natalya RUS 10 -144
29 PETUHOV Mikhail RUS 10 -373
30 POLIANSKAIA Irina RUS 9 -236
31 MYSKIN Filipp RUS 9 -371
32 ZOLOTAREVA Nadezhda RUS 9 -420
33 ROMANETSKAYA Olga RUS 8 49
34 LUGANNIKOV Denis RUS 8 -284
35 CHICHIGIN Viacheslav RUS 8 -456
36 HUYNH Joe-Calberson FRA 7 -408
37 SELIVANOVA Elena RUS 7 -476
38 DULENKO Galina RUS 6 -303
39 POLIKARPOVA Luiza RUS 6 -704
40 NIKOLAEV Leon RUS 4 -648

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Mahjong In The News / Russian MCR Marathon 2015: Last Lap is Decisive
« on: October 08, 2015, 02:35:22 pm »

Marathon-2015The last Stage of Russian MCR Marathon 2015 has started. What are the chances to win in this lengthy online event? Who may be in top-3, top-10?

Russia vs. Rest of World

During eight months more than 200 (!) players have played at least one 4-Round game. Each marathon stage collects 100+ players all over the Europe and Asia. After 4 elapsed stages Russian players take 8 out of the top 10 places.

Winner Scenarios

By Marathon Regulations final player's score is based on 4 best out of 5 Stage results. Let's take all results of players in the top and make some guesses regarding final results (see chart).

We consider 4 scenarios:
* "Min" -- worst scenario where Stage 5 result is worse than result of any other Stage.
* "Max" -- ultimate performance, winning of Stage 5 (1000 points),
* "Good" -- adding average performance of 4 Stages and neglecting the lowest possible result,
* "Best" --  neglecting the lowest possible result and adding the average of 3 left Stages.

We see that the best chances to win Marathon has player "captainflam". Next 2 places can be won by "yenia" and "chicat". Good chances to be the 4th has player "Bronto". Places 5-6 can be won by "ComboRus" and "TAHHA".

Winners and Contenders

TOP-3 places in Stage 1 are won by Russian players: 1st -- yenia, 2nd -- Bronto, 3rd -- TAHHA.
TOP-3 places in Stage 2 are won by non-Russian players: 1st -- captainflam, 2nd -- Ratatadedoras, 3rd -- BIGHmj.
TOP-3 places in Stage 3 are won by players: 
1st -- kenny974, 2nd -- chicat, 3rd -- ComboRus.
TOP-3 places in Stage 4 are won by players: 1st -- Qidui, 2nd -- Bronto, 3rd -- Goldo.

It turned out that many players have no any idea where to look for Marathon results. Here are links:

Full table of results for Stage 1
Full table of results for Stage 2 
Full table of results for Stage 3 
Full table of results for Stage 4

Current table of results for Stage 5
Current table of Marathon results

Welcome!

We are welcoming to Russian MCR Marathon 2015 both experienced and new players.

Come to MahjongTime and show your play!


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Mahjong In The News / Oranda Sai Kou Goes to Pauline Van der Linden
« on: October 08, 2015, 01:35:45 pm »

Oranda Sai Kou


IJSELSTEIN Netherlands 26 September 2015 - Pauline Van der Linden wins the Oranda Sai Kou with 126.5 points, followed by Gerda van Oorschot in second with 110.4, and Ad Van der Linden in 3rd with 102.7.

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<p><strong>Final results of the Oranda Sai Kou Tournament 2015</strong></p>
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<thead>
<tr><th class="sort_header">Place</th><th class="sort_header">First</th><th class="sort_header">Last</th><th class="sort_header">Points</th></tr>
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<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; width: 53pt;" align="right" width="53" height="12">1</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-left: none; width: 53pt;" width="53">Pauline<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"></span></td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Van der Linden</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-left: none; width: 53pt;" align="right" width="53">126,500</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">2</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Gerda</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">van Oorschot</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">110,400</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">3</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Ad</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Van der Linden</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">102,700</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">4</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Hanneke</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Morel</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">101,000</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">5</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Sonja</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Meulendijk</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">96,000</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">6</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Diana</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">van de Wetering</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">83,300</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">7</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Dimphy</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">van Grinsven</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">75,200</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">8</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Anneke</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Keyl</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">61,400</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">9</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Janine</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Scholtemeijer</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">52,900</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">10</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Martijn</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Klaar</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">52,800</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">11</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">John</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Kuijpers</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">51,300</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">12</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Martha</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Pasterkamp</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">34,100</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">13</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Mirjam</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">van Muijen</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">33,400</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">14</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Cor</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Hoogland</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">27,300</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">15</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Eveline</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Broers</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">26,800</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">16</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Janco</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Onnink</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-1,200</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">17</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Yvonne</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">van der Heide</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-2,400</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">18</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Hetty<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"></span></td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Buursink</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-10,200</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">19</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Marianne</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Croeze</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-17,400</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">20</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Els</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Kuijpers</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-17,900</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">21</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Marian</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Peerdeman</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-18,200</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">22</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Ton</td>
<td class="xl65" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Rijnders</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-19,000</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">23</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Annemieke</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Hesselink</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-20,800</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">24</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Jaap<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"></span></td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Croeze</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-28,200</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">25</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Nicole</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Haasbroek</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-33,300</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">26</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Loes</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Heerze</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-34,900</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">27</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Ada</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Ketzer</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-36,500</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">28</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Sohana</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Ma Prem</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-40,400</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">29</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Ans</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Hoogland</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-48,700</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">30</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Désirée</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Heemskerk</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-52,300</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">31</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">André</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Rijnders</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-52,400</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">32</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Trees</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Meijer</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-56,300</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">33</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Martijn</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Gulmans</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-88,200</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">34</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Cees</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">van den Brink</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-108,900</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">35</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Harry</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Kal</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-142,400</td>
</tr>
<tr style="mso-height-source: userset; height: 12.75pt;">
<td class="xl65" style="height: 12.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="12">36</td>
<td class="xl67" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;">Marga</td>
<td class="xl68" style="border-top: none; border-left: none; width: 75pt;" width="75">Jansen</td>
<td class="xl66" style="border-top: none; border-left: none;" align="right">-205,500</td>
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2015ItalianAssoc


MILANO 27 September 2015 - Stefano Rijoff won the Tenth Anniversary Tournament of the Associazione Italiana Mahjong. Stefano, the president of the club, ranked first, surpassing Chona Garrido and Oscar Palmisano after four games. Twenty-seven players from different experiences and ages competed in a day of fun and games. It was, undoubtedly, an important moment as the largest mahjong aggregation in Italy celebrating ten years of intense and fruitful activity.

Final results of the 10th Anniversary Tournament Tournament 2015

PlaceFirstLastTPPoints
1 Stefano Rijoff 14 216
2 Chona Garrido 12 465
3 Oscar Palmisano 12 345
4 Adriano Mantovani 11 305
5 Roger Perego 10 249
6 Demetrio Marino 10 200
7 Mira Martelli 10 -123
8 Danilo Serio 9 104
9 Luca Boncristiano 9 89
10 Antonella De Marinis 9 -8
11 Stefania Procopio 8 223
12 Loretta Pizzi 8 169
13 Andrea Verpelli 8 86
14 Daniela Natali 8 -169
15 Gianluca Ravaglioli 7 133
16 Maurizio Villa 7 -27
17 Gianluca Bertolotti 6 -95
18 Francesco Facchino 5 -83
19 Claudia Folesani 5 -110
20 Gabriele Melzi 5 -136
21 Vittorio Bassi 4 -35
22 Alessandra Rebigiani 4 -247
23 Gianmaria Pavan 3 -180
24 Lia Tolomelli 3 -237
25 Giovanni Palmieri 2 -136
26 Enza Melis 1 -396
27 Patrizia Vitiello 0 -602

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Mahjong In The News / Thomas Riedel Wins New York Riichi Open
« on: October 08, 2015, 01:30:08 pm »

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NEW YORK 26 September 2015 - Thomas Riedel wins the 2015 New York Riichi Open, taking 1st in the final tables, followed by Hiroshi Yamai in 2nd, Shigekazu Moriyama in 3rd, and Ty Kennedy in 4th.

New York Riichi Mahjong Open 2015 - Top Eight FINAL

RankNameNtlPoints
1 Thomas Riedel United States 110.4
2 Hiroshi Yamai Japan 74.35
3 Shigekazu Moriyama Japan 63.45
4 Ty Kennedy United States 54.55
5 Yefeng Wang United States 60.95
6 Shane Zamora United States 16.25
7 Lucanus Morgan United States 13.35
8 Gemma Collinge United Kingdom -17.15

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New York Riichi Mahjong Open 2015 - Consolation Ranks: FINAL

RankNamePoints
9 Wei Bin Wang 50.75
10 Ryan Chou 43.9
11 George Liu-Krason 29.5
12 Julien Kilian 28.75
13 Michael McLeod 24.65
14 Kenji 19.55
15 Caleb Veenstra 15.95
16 Philip Abdollahi 8.4
17 Mike Tackett 4.55
18 Daniel Moreno 4.35
19 Estey Gerstner 1.9
20 Anthony Rodriguez 0.15
21 Senechal Duhaut -1.15
22 Weijie Tang -1.45
23 Ryan Adams -10.25
24 Aldwin Gordula -10.65
25 Paul Wheeler -12.35
26 Michael Zahradnik -13.45
27 Steven Smith -18.2
28 Gregory Szpura -18.35
29 Zixuan Jiang -21.7
30 Byron Kazek -21.7
31 David Clarke -27.65
32 Lars Therkelsen -27.65
33 Edwin Dizon -36.4
34 Dennis Tung -52.4
35 Gregory Chin -53.35
36 Scott Miller -54.55
37 Joseph Reidy -59.8
38 Andrew Feist -68
39 Justin Dilgard -100.05
40 Lauren Wheeler -134.35

First Day Report:

The first day is in the books, and in a surprising upset (tongue in cheek), the top three were occupied by the three professional players from Japan, world riichi champion Hiroshi Yamai in top spot with 119.5, president of the Japanese Professional Mahjong League Mr. Shigekazu Moriyama a hair's breadth behind at #2 with 119.2, and Gemma Sakamoto in at 3rd 109.8.


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WinnerBudapest2015

BUDAPEST 20 September 2015 - Ildiko Hargitai (HUN) won her "Home Grand Prix" in the Hungary Open Sisi Cup I. Runner up was Elisabeth Frischenschlager, third place went to Gabi Sallmutter (both from AUT). 40 players from 7 European countries played 7 rounds, 120 minutes each.

Final results of the Hungary Sisi Cup I Open Tournament 2015

PlaceFirstLastNtlTPPoints
1 Ildikó Hargitai Hu 21 704
2 Elisabeth Frischenschlager A 20 673
3 Gabriele Sallmutter A 20 574
4 Vladimir Stepanov Ru 19 590
5 Franz Neuwirth A 19 387
6 Pál Halász Hu 18 344
7 Martin Scheichenbauer A 17 339
8 Marco Montebelli It 17 330
9 Giacomo Ferruzzi It 17 270
10 Doris Sallmutter A 17 244
11 Luca Gavelli It 16 479
12 Ernest Glaser A 14 72
13 Joël Ratsimandresy Fr 13 225
14 Norbert Tschinkel A 13 217
15 Otto Myslivec A 13 144
16 Tímea Imréné Kovács Hu 13 55
17 Gérard Hêche Sui 12 168
18 Aleksandr Babushkin Ru 12 -95
19 Ferenc Frühvald Hu 12 -100
20 Christiane D'Angelo Fr 12 -141
21 Serena Porrati It 11 128
22 Johanna Bernkopf A 11 -151
23 Miklós Imre Hu 11 -234
24 Sándor Takács Hu 11 -272
25 Dávid Elek Hu 11 -438
26 Timur Hahn Ger 10 144
27 Helmut Riegler A 10 -81
28 Bruno Manzo Fr 10 -116
29 Danilo Serio It 10 -182
30 Magdolna Bogárné Nagy Hu 10 -237
31 Elena Ushakova Ru 9 -92
32 Annie Manzo Fr 9 -274
33 Jánosné Mátrai Hu 9 -327
34 Luc Humbert Sui 8 -284
35 Francesca Battaglini It 7 -526
36 Alessia Cosmo It 7 -590
37 Zoltán Jáger Hu 6 -271
38 Thérèse Roblin Fr 6 -408
39 Márta Rózsa Beri Hu 5 -703
40 Ilona Fórizs Hu 4 -585

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Riichi
From Saturday 01 October 2016 -  10:00am
To Sunday 02 October 2016 - 06:00pm
Hits : 1   
Haraldsgade 69, Copenhagen. See map.
MERS 2
Registration: via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">tina@mahjong.dk. Deadline: September 5.
Include info on:
Name and country
EMA ID, if you're from Europe. Find your ID on the European ranking lists
In case you have a special diet (vegetarian, allergies, etc), please let us know.
Registration fee:
Tournament: DKK 300 (EUR 40). Includes: lunch, snacks coffee and tea.
No pre-payment, you pay on-site.
Rules: Riichi, EMA riichi rules
Tournament rules:
A gong sounds after 75 minutes, and the current hand and one more hand is played. If a full game (two winds) is played, the game stops immediately.
Prizes:
Individual prizes for the 3 highest ranked players.
Catering:
Tea, coffee, snacks and lunch are included in the registration fee.
A limited amount of free drinks are also included.
Soft drinks, beer and wine will be on sale for non-profit prices. Expected price per item: 6 dkk (about 80 eurocent).
Friday September 30, 21-23 hrs. Registration and Social Playing. Place: Haraldsgade 69, Copenhagen. See map.
Join Mahjong Denmark's Thursday session: If you feel like coming early to Copenhagen, be advised that we play mahjong every Thursday at Haraldsgade 69, Copenhagen, from 16:30 hrs. It's the door to the left of the Netto supermarket.
See map
Any questions? Contact Tina: tina@mahjong.dk or +45 2125 9153
Time schedule:
Friday, 30 September
18:30-20:00   Mahjong Danmark General Assembly (for members only)
20:00-21:00   Dinner for General Assembly participants
21:00-21:30   Registration
21:00-23:00   Social Play
Saturday, 1 October
09:00-09:30   Registration
09:30-09:45   Welcome
09:45-11:15   1st Session
11:15-11:30   15 min break
11:30-13:00   2nd Session
13:00-13:45   Lunch
13:45-15:15   3rd Session
15:15-15:30   15 minutes break
15:30-17:00   4th Session
17:00-17:15   15 minutes break
17:15-18:45   5th Session
Sunday, 2 October
09:15-09:45   Registration
09:45-11:15   6th Session
11:15-11:30   15 min break
11:30-13:00   7th Session
13:00-13:45   Lunch
13:45-15:15   8th Session
15:15-15:30   15 minutes break
15:30-16:00   Award Ceremony
EMA Observer:
Referee: TBA
Competitors:
Staying in Copenhagen:
Wake Up Copenhagen. Brand new and low priced. Close to Dybbølsbro S-train station and the Central station.
Hotel Nebo. Cheap and central, just by the central station (which is 13 minutes train ride from CPH airport). Note, there's no Metro stop at the Central station, only ordinary trains.
Omena Hotel. Cheap and central, just by the central station (which is 13 minutes train ride from CPH airport). Note, there's no Metro stop at the Central station, only ordinary trains.
Danhostel. Cheap and basic.
More hotels can be found on Wonderful Copenhagen.
Local transportation in Copenhagen:
From Nørreport station you can take:
Bus 42 (towards Ballerup) which stops at Haraldsgade/Lersø Parkalle right by the venue.
Bus 150S (towards Kokkedal) which stops at Lyngbyvej/Haraldsgade 300 m from the venue. You can take Bus 4A the last 300 m to the venue.
Bus 184 (towards Holte), which stops at Lyngbyvej/Haraldsgade 300 m from the venue. You can take Bus 4A the last 300 m to the venue.
Take S-train A, B or C northbound from the Central Station (or from Nørreport or Vesterport or Østerport or Dybbølsbro) to Svanemøllen station. From Svanemøllen take Bus 4A which stops at Haraldsgade/Lersø Parkalle right by the venue.
Map of S-train lines .
Take S-train B (towards Farum) from the Central Station (or from Nørreport or Vesterport or Østerport or Dybbølsbro) to Ryparken Station From Ryparken you have to walk 1 km to the venue.
Use Journey planner to find an appropriate connection. I used it to find the above.
Tickets
You can buy single-ride tickets on train platforms or from the bus driver. The same tickets are valid in both Metro, busses and trains, and as long as you stay within the time limit you can change between these. These are farily expensive: DKK 24 in the city, DKK 36 between airport and city. The old "klippekort" multiride tickets are no longer available.
A cheaper option may be to buy a Rejsekort Anonymous. This type of travel card does not require an address or any personal details. The card costs DKK 80 (the card price is non-refundable). Please note that you must expect to add DKK 170 to the balance to cover the cost of travel. You can buy Rejsekort Anonymous at the rejsekort vending machines placed at every metro station, at Copenhagen Airport and at Copenhagen Central Station.
Location Haraldsgade 69, Copenhagen
Contact  tina@mahjong.dk

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