Rinshan Kaihou Cologne
Riichi Mahjong Club

Birthday Bash Mahjong Madness Taikai in April 2024

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Welcome to Birthday Bash Mahjong Madness Taikai.

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To make this tournament as comfortable and pleasant as possible, please take your time and read through the etiquette page. We would be honoured if you would live by it together with us.


This two day tournament, MERS 2+, will take place from 2024-04-06 to 2024-04-07. The number of participants is currently limited to 60. Up to 2 3 extra tables can be added if the number of people on the waiting list are divisible by 4. Registration is open until three weeks before the tournament, i. e. 2024-03-16. The registration fee is 60€ (55€ for DMJL members) and should be transferred two weeks before the tournament, i. e. 2024-03-23, to the following account:

Account Holder: Manuel Kameda-Schlich
IBAN: DE71 5776 1591 0183 6651 20

When using a voucher, please state it in the message!

Please note, for cancellations after 2024-03-23, the fee can not be refunded: food order cannot be changed after that.

Registration Form

Registration closed. Please use our contact form to message us and to be placed on the waiting list.


The Venue: Schützenhalle der St. Sebastianus Bruderschaft
Schützenhalle der St. Sebastianus Bruderschaft
Maria Himmelfahrt Straße 10
51067 Cologne-Holweide
Map near the Venue: Schützenhalle der St. Sebastianus Bruderschaft

The venue is easily reachable by public transport. You can use the trams of the lines 3, 13 and 18 to the stop Maria-Himmelfahrt-Straße.

Note: In Cologne, tram and subway are the same system. You sometimes even need to leave the tube to go on a tram, which becomes a subway again.

Update: Due to staff shortages, public transport is a little bit more complicated.

On weekends, take line 18 from the main station towards Thielenbruch till Maria-Himmelfahrt-Straße.

On week days, take line 18 from the main station towards Herler Straße till Herler Straße. There, change to line 3 towards Thielenbruch till Maria-Himmelfahrt-Straße.

Tournament Details: Format and Timetable etc.

This tournament has 9 hanchan with 90 minutes each and will be played according to EMA Riichi Competition Rules from April 2016.

The first 5 Hanchan (= all of day 1) are played round-robin. After that, 2 Hanchan, players are seeded according to their current position after the previous hanchan: e. g. 1st, 5th, 9th and 13th play at the table 1. 2nd, 6th, 10th and 14th at table 2. Please note the details will be dependent on the number of total participants. There will be no cutoffs. The final 2 Hanchan are played with the Swiss System, i. e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th play at table 1 etc. The score will not be halved when changing to the Swiss System.

Referees: Manuel Schlich (Head Referee, non-playing), additional 2 non-playing referees will be named later.

Friday Evening

19:30 – 22:00Pre-Registration and Social Play

Day 1 (Saturday)

08:00 – 08:30Registration
08:30 – 08:45Opening Ceremony
08:45 – 10:151st Hanchan
10:15 – 10:30Break
10:30 – 12:002nd Hanchan
12:00 – 12:45Lunch
12:45 – 14:153rd Hanchan
14:15 – 14:30Break
14:30 – 16:004th Hanchan
16:00 – 16:15Break
16:15 – 17:455th Hanchan

Day 2 (Sunday)

08:45 – 10:156th Hanchan
10:15 – 10:30Break
10:30 – 12:007th Hanchan
12:00 – 12:45Lunch
12:45 – 14:158th Hanchan
14:15 – 14:30Break
14:30 – 16:009th Hanchan
16:00 – 16:30Break
16:30 – 17:00Award Ceremony


last updated on 2024-02-25 16:00 UTC.

#NameEMA NumberCountryStatus
01Potmeer, Pieter08010024🇳🇱 NLD
02Kühnel, Thomas05000001🇩🇪 DEU
03Wei, Junjie01000148🇦🇹 AUT
04Devillez , Henri02010074🇧🇪 BELDEF
05Bouwman, Ivar08010737🇳🇱 NLDDEF
06Germeau, Nathan02010057🇧🇪 BEL
07Masson, Aymeric02010087🇧🇪 BEL
08Serrier, Léonie02010079🇧🇪 BEL
09Van Leuven, Joël Linh02010054🇧🇪 BEL
10Nowakowski , Julian05100171🇩🇪 DEU
11Noël, Anh Sophie02010076🇧🇪 BEL
12König, Nadine🇩🇪 DEU
13WANG, Junyu05000006🇩🇪 DEUDEF
14Zhang, Lanxin05000007🇩🇪 DEUDEF
15Marco, D'Agostino02000001🇧🇪 BELDEF
16Pelgrims, Raphaël02010085🇧🇪 BELDEF
17Bezuhlyi , Oleksii21000068🇺🇦 UKRDEF
18LU, YEYIN10990082🇪🇸 ESPDEF
19Schaar, Noah🇩🇪 DEU
20Braas, Constance🇧🇪 BELDEF
21Hahn, Timur05100153🇩🇪 DEUDEF
22van der Sluijs, Michael25000002🇷🇴 ROU
23Khezam, Rene25000001🇷🇴 ROU
24Zhang, Wenjia🇩🇪 DEUDEF
25René de Cotret, Luc02010082🇧🇪 BELDEF
26Phanpanich, Piti02010056🇧🇪 BELDEF
27Keil , Haddou02010089🇧🇪 BEL
28Vamecq, Laurent02010062🇧🇪 BEL
29Vroonhove, Thibault02010073🇧🇪 BEL
30Kharma, Sami🇩🇪 DEU
31LEDOUX, Nathan🇧🇪 BEL
32Bansemer , Silke🇩🇪 DEUDEF
33Beese, Peter05100124🇩🇪 DEUDEF
34Hölscher , Oliver🇩🇪 DEUDEF
35Schnier, Jürgen🇩🇪 DEUDEF
36Schidler, Christian🇩🇪 DEUDEF
37Shi, Jinghan🇩🇪 DEUDEF
38Oudshoorn, Jacqueline08010727🇳🇱 NLDDEF
39Van Wijngaarden, Sandra08010731🇳🇱 NLDDEF
40Sommers, Olav08010526🇳🇱 NLDDEF
41Lips, Marjoleine08010613🇳🇱 NLDDEF
42Middelboe, Eskild03000241🇩🇰 DNKDEF
43Dabrowski, Krzysztof🇵🇱 POL
44Lin, Songqing🇩🇪 DEU
45Hu, Zuokan05000003🇩🇪 DEU
46Mamaril, Sven🇩🇪 DEU
48Surilla, Charlene01000144🇦🇹 AUT
49Courtois, Valentin04310012🇫🇷 FRA
50Dari, Hussein🇩🇪 DEUDEF
51fouques, julien04160081🇫🇷 FRA
52Warin, Claire04310079🇫🇷 FRA
53Hue, Steven04310086🇫🇷 FRA
54Jones, Marian04310050🇫🇷 FRA
55Kleineick, Leonie05000016🇩🇪 DEUDEF
56Berns-Relotic, Mirko🇩🇪 DEUDEF
57Zhang, Yang🇩🇪 DEU
58Jin, Zheming05000012🇩🇪 DEU
59Petraru, Mihnea25000003🇷🇴 ROU
60Persson, Stefan09990049🇸🇪 SWEDEF
61Duhme, Steffy05100033🇩🇪 DEUDEF
62Johansson, Niklas09990110🇸🇪 SWEDEF
63Germeys, Jasper09990047🇸🇪 SWE
64Zubenko, Anna21000014🇺🇦 UKR
65Göser, Theresa05100168🇩🇪 DEU
66Mönicke, Jonas05000027🇩🇪 DEU
67Degre, Alexis🇩🇪 DEU
68Gladchenko, Alisa05000014🇩🇪 DEU
69Karamyshev, Artem05000015🇩🇪 DEU
70Mundel, Robert🇩🇪 DEUDEF
71Kariakin, Aleksandr🇩🇪 DEU
72de Maujouy, Jérémie Pierard04160071🇫🇷 FRADEF
WKoldiajew, Waldemar🇩🇪 DEU
WFontaine, Matthieu🇫🇷 FRA
WVeremenko, Anastasiia21000067🇺🇦 UKR
WNedokushev, Mykhailo21000043🇺🇦 UKR
WLe, Tran Thai🇩🇪 DEU
WEa, Anthony04040105🇫🇷 FRA
WYou, Junjie08010750🇳🇱 NLD
WYarchuck, Anton21000016🇺🇦 UKR

Players from a total of 11 countries have signed up.

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