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‘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

8th UK Open Riichi Championship – 2017

The eighth UK Riichi Open attracted forty competitors, including players from Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Italy and even China (although the winner, Yihe Lu, is in practice, presently studying at Warwick University). In fact, one of the longest distance travellers to the tournament was Brigit Berkitt – all the way from the Shetland Islands, 800 miles… Read More »8th UK Open Riichi Championship – 2017

2nd World Riichi Championship – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The 2nd World Championship of Riichi mahjong will be held from 4-8 October, 2017 in Las Vegas. There are four places available for UK players and the following players have been selected: Michael Donaghy, Martin Lester, Christopher Rowe and Yixuan Liu, current holder of the UK Open title. In addition, based on his performance… Read More »2nd World Riichi Championship – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Great Scholars Riichi Mahjong Tournament – March 2017

An almost exclusively home based, yet most pleasing 32 competitors participated in the first UK tournament of the year in Oxford, a one day, five round competition organised by Martin and Cressida Lester, setting the scene for a successful year of tournament activity. The event was won by Chris Endicott, with tournament debutant Russel Chan… Read More »Great Scholars Riichi Mahjong Tournament – March 2017

6th European MCR Championship 2017

Although the MCR mahjong code is still not as widely supported in the UK as Riichi, two places are available for this major championship which is to be held in Povoa do Varzim, Portugal from May 26nd – 28th. Applications are invited from players seeking to represent the United Kingdom in this major event,… Read More »6th European MCR Championship 2017