Crimean Riichi Open 2015

Today, we are pleased to announce that the offer page of our new project – EMA Tournament “Crimean Riichi Open 2015”.

Registration will be available from December 20, and will run until February 10, 2015.

All necessary information is on the page of  tournament:

Why page, not a separate news – easier for us to update the site and add new information, which is essential to the tournament participants, such as: map, information about living in Simferopol, new information about the tournament.


Best Regards,
Konstantin Mjasnikov
Crimean Riichi Open 2015 organizer.

Second national riichi-mahjong tournament “Yakuza Cup”

Riichi-mahjong club “Yakuza” (Kharkiv) open registration on Second national riichi-mahjong tournament “Yakuza Cup”.


Tournament Date: 13-14 september 2014.

Hanchans: 8, (4 – on first day, 4 – on second day)

Maximum participants: 24.

Place: House of Culture (DK) “ОАО ХАРП” Druhoi P’yatyrichky St, 38.

Catering: DK in the buffet and cafe located in two adjacent buildings at own expense.

Fee: 120 UAH,  (aprox 350 RUR./ aprox 7,5 EUR)

Tournament Schedule:

Saturday, 13 september

9:00-10:30 – Registration
10:30 – Tuornament opening
11:00-12:30 – First Hanchan
13:00-14:30 – Second Hanchan
14:30 – 16:00 -Lunch break
16:00-17:30 – Third Hanchan
18:00 – 19:30 – Fourth Hanchan

Sunday, 14 september

10:30-12:00 – First Hanchan
12:30 – 14:00 – Second Hanchan
14:00 – 15:30 -Lunch break
15:30 – 17:00 –  Third Hanchan
17:30 – 19:00 – Fourth Hanchan
19:15 –  Rewarding, end of tournament.

About prizes

The first three places in the table will be awarded and  the same number of participants from the organizers receive special prizes. The winner of the prize except for first place will receive the cup of the Yakuza, and all participants will receive a small souvenirs with symbols of the tournament.

To register in the tournament, please contact:

  • – tournament organizer (Moroz Boris)
  • – Ukraine EMA board member


Riichi rules

Riichi (modern Japanese mahjong) was introduced independently in several European countries, and consequently slight differences in the rules existed across the continent.

With the scheduling of the first European Riichi Championship in 2008, the need arose to standardize the riichi rules in the context of the European Mahjong Association. This resulted in the EMA Riichi Competition Rules as standard for Riichi tournaments.

The rules were revised in 2012.

Riichi rule book you can download here

Riichi: Summary of main rules download here

Rule translations of the revised rules are pending. These documents are based on the 2008 edition Here

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