Rinshan Kaihou Cologne
Riichi Mahjong Club

Birthday Bash Mahjong Madness Taikai in April 2024

Text to Speech:

Welcome to Birthday Bash Mahjong Madness Taikai.

Table of Contents


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


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 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 construction, public transport got more complicated.

From the main station, take line 14 towards Mühlheim or line 16 or 18 towards Bonn till Neumarkt and change to line 3 towards Thielenbruch until Maria-Himmelfahrt-Straße.

You can also take trains S6, S11, RB48, RE1, RE5 or RE7 to Cologne Mühlheim Station, and take line 18 towards Thielenbruch until Maria-Himmelfahrt-Straße.

For other alternative routes, please check KVB’s Information on the Renovation of the Mülheim Bridge

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), Ken Schultheiss and Tian Hang
EMA Observer: Nathan Germeau

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

Seating & Personal Scores

Participants / Standings

RankSurname, Given NameTotal
29Balanyuk, Vitalii21.1
70Koldiajew, Waldemar-225.8
41Middelboe, Eskild-23.9
10Schaar, Noah84.9
13Masson, Aymeric64.6
3Phanpanich, Piti146.0
53Persson, Stefan-53.7
21Mundel, Robert41.3
69Berns-Relotic, Mirko-135.5
31Potmeer, Pieter13.3
46Dąbrowski, Krzysztof-33.9
62Germeau, Nathan-82.0
22Nowakowski , Julian38.7
65Schnier, Jürgen-90.8
1Devillez , Henri161.0
49Zhang, Lanxin-44.9
2van Leuven, Joël Linh151.5
4Keil, Haddou141.6
28Beese, Peter25.6
51Braas, Constance-51.3
16Bezuhlyi , Oleksii57.5
20Jin, Zheming50.8
66v. Wijngaarden, Sandra-101.2
52Germeys, Jasper-52.5
23D'Agostino, Marco38.1
26Savoy, Benjamin28.8
56Bansemer, Silke-59.4
33Göser, Theresa8.6
24Hu, Zuokan35.5
60Duhme, Steffi-80.0
42Schidler, Christian-29.5
12de Maujouy, Jérémie Pierard81.6
38Jones, Marian-0.1
19Lin, Songqing51.8
11You, Junjie83.0
34Kühnel, Thomas6.6
18Wang, Junyu52.2
37Wei, Junjie1.5
9Hue, Steven89.6
25Warin, Claire31.9
58Hölscher , Oliver-73.8
57Zubenko, Anna-60.5
72Noël, Anh Sophie-279.0
32Oudshoorn, Jaqueline10.9
14Le, Tran Thai62.2
35v. d. Sluijs, Michael6.1
17Courtois, Valentin56.4
61Lips, Marjoleine-80.7
30Shi, Jinghan15.3
39Bouwman, Ivar-1.2
64Karamyshev, Artem-87.2
5Mönicke, Jonas135.3
63Vamecq, Laurent-84.9
8Petraru, Mihnea99.0
7Pelgrims, Raphael107.7
68Khezam, Rene-127.8
55Hahn, Timur-57.4
59Ledoux, Nathan-79.8
40Gladchenko, Alisa-12.6
54de Cotret, Luc René-55.0
45Kariakin, Aleksandr-33.8
36Dari, Hussein5.1
6Zhang, Yang132.6
50Johansson, Niklas-49.8
15König, Nadine59.8
67Surilla, Charlene-109.4
27Fouques, Julien26.9
47Kharma, Sami-41.1
43Sommers, Olav-29.8
44Lu, Yeyin-30.1
48Zhang, Wenjia-43.7

Full Score Table

This page uses cookies to improve user experience. Until you accept the Cookie & Privacy Policy those features are disabled. No cookies will be stored until the policy is accepted. The page will continue working with limited features.

✔️ I Want the Best Experience and Accept All Cookies and scripts