Mahjong Valencia, is very proud to hold the first Riichi Tournament ever done in Spain. Don't miss it!


Date: September 15th - 16th, 2018
Place: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2 days, 8 Hanchan
Rules: Riichi Competition Rules
MERS Certified: Yes, MERS-3.5*
Maximum players allowed: 100
Current players registered: 48 / 100
Countries currently represented: France Spain Russia UK Denmark Italy Germany Netherlands Slovakia Belgium Austria Poland Sweden Switzerland
Registration up to: August 15th, 2018
Registration fee: 50 € (VAT included). Includes 2 breakfasts, breaks and Saturday's lunch. There will be an optional (not included in the fee) dinner on Saturday. You can see more info here.

* According to the new 2018 ranking system. MERS weight is subject to change depending on the number of players registered and the countries participating. Breakout of the current weight:

Our contact address for general questions and requests is Before the tournament day, we will also send alternative means of contact and emergency telephone numbers to all the players participating.


The tournament will take place in Tryp Azafata Hotel, located in the outskirt of Valencia. It is a very convenient place next to Valencia's Airport (5 minutes using a shuttle service or the subway) and with good connections to the city of Valencia thanks to the near subway stops. The Hotel offers the following facilities:

  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Airport shuttle
  • Restaurant and Bar

The exact location of the Hotel is:

Tryp Azafata Hotel is offering us special prices and conditions for the players that want to lodge with them (subject to number limitation). Registered players will receive information about how to take advantage of this offer by email.

Alternatively, you can also lodge in the following nearby locations:

The subway goes from Valencia's Airport to the City of Valencia. The nearest stops are L5's (Green Line) "Rosas" and "Manises", both at around 10-15 minutes by foot. You can check all the information about Valencia's subway here, including a map.

Optional dinner

We will have an optional dinner on Saturday 15th, not included in the tournament's fee, at the nearby restaurant "7 de Julio", a famous, high-level steakhouse well known for their recipes from the Basque Country and Navarre with an individual cost of 25 €. Price will be payed on-site for those who are interested.

About Valencia

Valencia, on the east coast of Spain, is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with around 800,000 inhabitants in the administrative centre.

The city is situated on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea. Its historic centre is one of the largest in Spain. The heritage of ancient monuments, views and cultural attractions makes Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. It is also the place of origin of the most popular spanish dish: the Paella.

Due to its long history, this is a city with numerous popular celebrations and traditions, such as the Fallas, which were declared as Intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in November 2016.

You can check this article in Wikipedia and the official tourism site for more information about the city.

Tournament Schedule

September 15th (Saturday) September 16th (Sunday)
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast/Registration 08:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:30 1st Hanchan 08:30 - 10:00 6th Hanchan
11:30 - 11:50 Break 10:00 - 10:20 Break
11:50 - 13:20 2nd Hanchan 10:20 - 11:50 7th Hanchan
13:20 - 14:40 Lunch 11:50 - 12:10 Break
14:40 - 16:10 3rd Hanchan 12:10 - 13:40 8th Hanchan
16:10 - 16:30 Break 14:00 Prize ceremony
16:30 - 18:00 4th Hanchan
18:00 - 18:20 Break
18:20 - 19:50 5th Hanchan
20:00 Optional dinner

At the end of the tournament there will be prizes for the winner, the runner-up and the ranked 3rd player.


Registration is currently CLOSED. However, we are accepting registrations for substitute players. Substitute players will fill last-minute cancellations, in strict order as they registered (refer to the list of Substitute Players) or, if there are enough interested people, we might form new game tables (we will always aim to leave one or two substitute players, so to form new tables we'll need, at least, 5 interested people). Anyways, please keep in mind that people registering after August 15th are not guaranteed to get to play (but they are not required to pay any fees beforehand, either).

If you wish to register as a substitute player, please fill this form and we'll contact you within 24h to confirm your status.

UPDATE: We're looking for 2 additional players that will enter the tournament instead of two staff members currently on the list.


Registered players

We will update the list of players as frequently as possible. This is the current list of confirmed registrations:


# Name EMA number Country Dinner Status
1 Pilar Castellano Rivas 10990025 Spain Yes CONFIRMED
2 Sheila Hansen 03000156 Denmark Yes CONFIRMED
3 Jesper Nøhr 03000176 Denmark Maybe CONFIRMED
4 Eigo Kawatani 03000208 Denmark Yes CONFIRMED
5 Timur Hahn 05100153 Germany Yes CONFIRMED
6 Antonio Ayllon 10990027 Spain Yes CONFIRMED
7 Joël Ratsimandresy 04040057 France Yes CONFIRMED
8 Ernesto Vega de la Iglesia Soria 10990039 Spain Yes CONFIRMED
9 Ian Fraser 11990005 UK Yes CONFIRMED
10 Paola Bungaro 11990010 UK Yes CONFIRMED
11 John Duckworth 11990016 UK Yes CONFIRMED
12 Nick Dyer 11990011 UK Yes CONFIRMED
13 Peter Langford 11990004 UK Yes CONFIRMED
14 Annabel Di Domenico 04990024 France Yes CONFIRMED
15 Nehuen Peñaloza 04160088 France Yes CONFIRMED
16 Sérgio Matos Lima 04160089 France Yes CONFIRMED
17 Cedric Aguerre 04090080 France Yes CONFIRMED
18 Luc Debrun 04990093 France Yes CONFIRMED
19 Cor Hoogland 08010151 Netherlands Yes CONFIRMED
20 Ans Hoogland 08010166 Netherlands Yes CONFIRMED
21 Daria Ilina 15990171 Russia Yes CONFIRMED
22 Pavel Bogachev 15990322 Russia Yes CONFIRMED
23 Sergey Petrushchenko 15990288 Russia Yes CONFIRMED
24 Anthony EA 04040105 France No CONFIRMED
25 Krisztian Deak 01000136 Austria Yes CONFIRMED
26 Abel Romero Palomares 10990069 Spain Yes CONFIRMED
27 Olivier Cao 04160035 France Yes CONFIRMED
28 Antoine Rossard 04160015 France Maybe CONFIRMED
29 Claus Christensen 03000222 Denmark Yes CONFIRMED
30 Francesca Battaglini 07000104 Italy No CONFIRMED
31 Danilo Serio 07000107 Italy No CONFIRMED
32 Domenico Sansevieri 07000170 Italy No CONFIRMED
33 Nadine Koenig 05900002 Germany Yes CONFIRMED
34 Héctor Escaso Gil 10990018 Spain Maybe CONFIRMED
35 Katarzyna Chabelska 19000080 Poland Yes CONFIRMED
36 Niklas Johansson 09990110 Sweden Maybe CONFIRMED
37 Ilya Monakov 15990069 Russia Yes CONFIRMED
38 Michal Marko 17990008 Slovakia Yes CONFIRMED
39 Juraj Jergus 17990004 Slovakia Yes CONFIRMED
40 Luc Humbert 16000005 Switzerland Yes CONFIRMED
41 Jos Dermout 02010039 Belgium Yes CONFIRMED
42 Chris De Roock 02010038 Belgium Yes CONFIRMED
43 Michael Zahradnik 05900003 Germany Yes CONFIRMED
44 Raúl Ríos Navarro 10990043 Spain Yes CONFIRMED
45 Annie Manzo 04090024 France Yes CONFIRMED
46 Bruno Manzo 04090025 France Yes CONFIRMED
47 Edgar Rubio Rodilla 10990026 Spain Yes CONFIRMED
48 Marcos San Antonio Serrano 10990051 Spain Yes CONFIRMED

Substitute Players

# Name EMA number Country Dinner Status
1 Gabriel Berenguer Alcaine 10990064 Spain No CONFIRMED