Great news on both continents!
In North America, the first North American Riichi Open is taking place in Montreal, Qc. (Canada). Registrations are still ongoing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information :)
In Europe, the professional player and president of the Japan Professional Mahjong League, Mr. Shigekazu MORIYAMA, is organizing two clinics in Paris the same weekend. From the French Fed’s forum:
The French Federation of Mahjong has the pleasure to notify you that the Tri Nitro Tiles and Magic Mahjong Social Pung clubs are co-organizing an event promoted as the first of its kind in France: a strategy course with a professional mahjong player as instructor!
This event, which will be held 2 weeks before the French Riichi Championship, is a great way to put all chances on your side to succeed at that competition!
The pro: Mr. Moriyama is nothing less than one of the founders and the actual president of the JPML, he is also one of the members of the World Riichi Championship Committee.
If you want to know more on this iconic player, you can read his interview on reachmahjong.com: Part 1. Part 2.
Riichi Study Session (it isn’t mandatory to be present both days):
June 13, 2015 from 16:00 to 20:00, at the MMSP location: 33 rue Blanche, 75009 Paris
June 14, 2015 from 11:00 to 17:00, at the TNT location: 45-47 rue des pavillons, 92800 Puteaux
This course will be translated in English as it is open to all players of the EMA, who is supporting this project.
Entrance is free (no cost) for all registered players of the EMA.
For more information, please contact the MMSP and TNT presidents directly.
From Gemma, Representative of the JPML
From Oliv’, Chief of competitive activities of the FFMJ.
So no excuses people, time to get off your butts and go somewhere French-speaking for the weekend :)