The UK’s competition season got off to an early start with a seven-round event at the home of the Richmond Bridge Club over the weekend of 18th/19th March 2023. A truly cosmopolitan entry represented ten different European countries and thirteen countries. The event was organised by Devina St, leader of the Twickenham Riichi group, with support from her team of family and friends.
Unsurprisingly the winners’ podium was also made up of representatives of different nations. Congratulations to Yangdong Xiao (UK), Mateus Wozniak (PL) and Arisa Turner (J), who took the first three places, respectively. In seven games, Yangdong achieved four table wins, two seconds and a close third place, but it was a perfectly timed highest score of the whole event in the final round (71k) that secured what was ultimately a comfortable victory.