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10th UK Open Riichi Tournament – 2019

Nine different countries were represented in the 2019 riichi tournament. Once again there was a tale of local success when Paola Bungaro ultimately secured a convincing victory – her second tournament win in twelve months. After seven hard fought rounds, there were realistically just five main contenders for the title, and as the draw had… Read More »10th UK Open Riichi Tournament – 2019

5th European Riichi Championship 21-23 June 2019

Most tournament players will be aware that the 5th European Championship will be held in June 2019 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. All applications to participate, as in previous championships, are to be made via national associations. There is no facility for direct entry to this tournament. UK is fortunate to have many strong players capable of… Read More »5th European Riichi Championship 21-23 June 2019

2019 Tournament News

The 2019 tournament season gets underway with an inaugural event – Riichi Twickenham on 13/14 April to be held at the excellent facilities of the Richmond Bridge Club. Entry via the tournament website will shortly be available. Looking further ahead, the UK Riichi Open will take place on 27/28 July. We have once again secured the Guildford RFC premises in Godalming for… Read More »2019 Tournament News

‘Mr & Mrs’ success in Spain’s inaugural Riichi Open

Evidence of the growing strength of the UK’s riichi playing community was on clear display in Valencia over the weekend of 15/16 September where Nick Dyer took second place over the classic eight round event. Nick occupied a ‘podium’ spot throughout most of the tournament and was only pipped in the last two rounds by… Read More »‘Mr & Mrs’ success in Spain’s inaugural Riichi Open

9th UK Open Riichi Championship – 2018

This year’s tournament attracted the largest and most widespread support in the history of the event with four dozen domestically based players and twenty from overseas taking part. It was particularly pleasing to note that there were more British players alone than have played in any previous well as the largest representation to date… Read More »9th UK Open Riichi Championship – 2018

Inaugural UK Open MCR Championship – 2018

As a curtain raiser to this year’s UK Open Riichi tournament, the first ever MCR rules tournament in the United Kingdom was held on 3rd August, attracting not only the small number of local enthusiasts, but also a significant group of overseas visitors from six different countries. MCR is typically played with a more stringent… Read More »Inaugural UK Open MCR Championship – 2018

2018 Tournament News

It is pleasing to note that the UK playing community and tournament programme is growing year by year, and that many more of our number have been participating with some considerable success in the European tournament programme. We have also seen the first evidence of participation by our members in MCR events, and we are… Read More »2018 Tournament News