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06.04.2024

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2024-04

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2024-03 took place on April 6, 2024 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

A club tournament, with 32 participants from three countries, de facto turned out to be the largest in the history of SBR tournaments in Russia, both in size and in terms of rating coefficient. 12 foreign players from China and Malaysia took part in the tournament.

Winners and runners-up:

  • 1st place in the overall standings – Cao Bitian (China)
  • 2nd place in the overall standings – Denis Lugannikov
  • 3rd place in the overall standings – Alexey Kozhevnikov
  • 1st place among juniors – Ivan Chizhov, 10 years old
  • 2nd place among juniors – Alexander Tishchenko, 13 years old
  • 3rd place among juniors – Amal Eid, 8 years old

Several players received unusual prizes and incentives:

  • Aldar Zhamyanov — for his significant contribution to the development of relations between countries
  • Amal Eid, 8 years old — for winning hand in connection with the 9th anniversary of mahjong club "Tile"
  • Jin Mingjun (China) — prize from the organizer
  • Cao Bitian (China) — for the best result among foreign players
  • Lum sisters (Malaysia) — for the best result among the “clans”

Vitaly Novikov held his 70th mahjong tournament, including the 28th SBR tournament.

Photos from the tournament


Participants


Prize winners


Foreign players


In the tournament





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Organizer


Prizes


Tournament results

More photos are available at link.

16.03.2024

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2024-03

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2024-03 took place on March 16, 2024 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

20 players from Moscow and the region, as well as from China, took part in the tournament.

Winners and runners-up:

  • 1st place in the overall standings – Bai Wuque (China)
  • 2nd place in the overall standings – Zhang Zhuoer (China)
  • 3rd place in the overall standings – Alexey Kozhevnikov
  • 1st place among juniors – Alexander Tishchenko, 13 years old
  • 2nd place among juniors – Evgeniy Shtifanov, 10 years old
  • 3rd place among juniors – Amal Eid, 8 years old

Alexei Kozhevnikov and Evgeniy Shtifanov, who played their 10th Sichuan Mahjong tournament, received a commemorative token. The tournament also featured 6 players from China.

Photos from the tournament


Participants


Prize winners


Chinese players


In the tournament





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10 SBR tournaments played


Prizes


Tournament results

More photos are available at link.

17.02.2024

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2024-02

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2024-02 took place on February 17, 2024 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

20 players from Moscow and the region, as well as from China, took part in the tournament.

Winners and runners-up:

  • 1st place in the overall standings – Sofya Idacheva
  • 2-3rd place in the overall standings – Irina Nikitina
  • 2-3rd place in the overall standings – Chen Ruixi (China)
  • 1st place among juniors – Alexander Tishchenko, 13 years old
  • 2nd place among juniors – Yaroslav Shevyakov, 8 years old
  • 3rd place among juniors – Amal Eid, 8 years old

Sofya Idacheva, who played her 10th Sichuan Mahjong tournament, received a commemorative token. The tournament also featured 5 players from China, which is quite unusual.

Photos from the tournament


Participants


Tournament Winner


Runners-ups


Chinese players


In the tournament





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10 SBR tournaments played


Prizes


Tournament results

More photos are available at link.

20.01.2024

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2024-01

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2024-01 took place on January 20, 2024 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

24 players from Moscow and the region took part in the tournament, including:

  • 7 juniors
  • 7 players of the "Panda in the Chest" club
  • 2 players aged "65+ y.o."
  • 1 player from China

Winners and runners-up:

  • 1st place in the overall standings – Darya Malik
  • 2nd place in the overall standings and 1st place among juniors - Alexander Tishchenko, 13 years old
  • 3rd place in the overall standings - Pavel Anokhin
  • 2nd place among juniors – Ivan Chizhov, 10 years old
  • 3rd place among juniors – German Ermanson, 9 years old

Marina Platonova, who played her 10th Sichuan Mahjong tournament, received a commemorative token.

Photos from the tournament


Participants


Prize winners


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The best "clan"


10 SBR tournaments played


Tournament results

More photos are available at link.

02.12.2023

SBR Moscow Open Junior 2023

The 2nd edition of SBR Moscow Open Junior took place on December 2, 2023 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

The event was attended by 7 juniors (players 8-15 y. o.) from Moscow and the region.

The Secretary General of Mahjong International League (MIL) Mr. Li Wenlong sent greetings to the participants of the event.

Champion

The winner of SBR Moscow Open Juniors 2023 and the new champion of Moscow among juniors is Makar Skripachov. He got acquainted with mahjong one year ago. In the classes at the Meridian Cultural Center Makar studies MCR and SBR mahjong, The current championship is the 10th tournament, which Makar participated in!

Winners and runners-up

  • 1st place – Makar Skripachov, 13 years old
  • 2nd place – Alexander Tishchenko, 13 years old
  • 3rd place – Ivan Chizhov, 10 years old

Makar Skripachov and Alexander Tishchenko, who took 1st and 2nd places, played their 10th Sichuan Mahjong tournament and received a commemorative token.

Photos from the championship





Participants


Winners and runners-up


Champion — Makar Skripachov, 13 years old


2nd place — Alexander Tishchenko, 13 years old


3rd place — Ivan Chizhov, 10 years old


4th place — German Ermanson, 9 years old


5th place — Amal Eid, 8 years old


6th place — Evgeniy Shtifanov, 10 years old


7th place — Yaroslav Shevyakov, 8 years old


"Clans"


Moms of participants


Young Sherlock Holmes


Giant set game


Alexander


Evgeniy


German


Ivan


Cameramen at work





German


10 SBR tournaments played


Prizes


Results

02.12.2023

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2023-12

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2023-12 took place on December 2, 2023 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

16 players took part in the tournament: 7 juniors (children 8-15 years old) and 9 adults.

Winners and runners-up:

  • 1st place among juniors and 1st place in the overall standings - Makar Skripachov, 13 years old
  • 2nd place among juniors and 2nd place in the overall standings - Alexander Tishchenko, 13 years old
  • 3rd place among juniors and 3-4th place in the overall standings - Ivan Chizhov, 10 years old
  • 3rd-4th place in the overall standings – Alexander Bogatikov

Makar Skripachov and Alexander Tishchenko, who took 1st and 2nd places, played their 10th Sichuan Mahjong tournament and received a commemorative token.

Photos from the tournament


Participants


Prize winners


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10 SBR tournaments played


Organizer


Prizes


Tournament results

More photos are available at link.

11.11.2023

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2023-11

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2023-11 took place on November 11, 2023 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

This was the third "Junior+" format tournament, i.e. tournament according to the full rules of Sichuan mahjong with the participation of juniors (children 8-14 years old), in the season 2023-2024. 2 players aged "65+ y.o." took part in the tournament.

Winners and runners-up:

  • 1st place overall — Sergey Vasiliev
  • 2nd place overall — Natalya Chichigina
  • 3rd place overall — Ilya Kvasha
  • 1st place among juniors — Alexander Tishchenko, 13 years old
  • 2nd place among juniors — German Ermanson, 9 years old
  • 3rd place among juniors — Makar Skripachov, 13 years old

Photos from the tournament


Participants


Prize winners


Best player aged "65+ y.o."


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Prizes


Tournament results

More photos are available at link.

21.10.2023

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2023-10

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2023-10 took place on October 21, 2023 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

This was the second "Junior+" format tournament, i.e. tournament according to the full rules of Sichuan mahjong with the participation of juniors (children 8-14 years old), in the season 2023-2024. A player from China took part in the tournament.

The format of the tournament, in which adults take part together with juniors, has proven itself well.

Winners and runners-up:

  • 1st place overall and 1st place among juniors — Alexander Tishchenko, 12 years old
  • 2nd place overall — Alexey Kozhevnikov
  • 3rd place overall — Alexander Istomin
  • 2nd place among juniors — Makar Skripachov, 13 years old
  • 3rd place among juniors — Evgeniy Shtifanov, 9 years old

Photos from the tournament


Participants


Prize winners


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Prizes


Tournament results

More photos are available at link.

23.09.2023

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2023-09

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2023-09 took place on September 23, 2023 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

This was the first "Junior+" format tournament, i.e. tournament according to the full rules of Sichuan mahjong with the participation of juniors (children 8-14 years old), in the season 2023-2024. A player from China took part in the tournament.

The format of the tournament, in which adults take part together with juniors, has proven itself well.

Winners and runners-up:

  • 1st place overall — Zhao Qing (China)
  • 2nd place overall — Marina Platonova
  • 3rd place overall — Natalya Solovyova
  • 1st place among juniors — Makar Skripachov, 13 years old
  • 2nd place among juniors — Evgeniy Shtifanov, 9 years old
  • 3rd place among juniors — Dmitry Aksenov, 11 years old

Photos from the tournament


Participants


Prize winners


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Organizer


Prizes


Tournament results

More photos are available at link.

20.05.2023

SBR Moscow Open 2023

SBR Moscow Open 2023 took place on May 20, 2023 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

28 players from Moscow and the region took part in the championship. SBR Moscow Open was held for the 6th time, but for the first time it gathered such a large and diverse participation.

Five "segments" could be counted: players with international experience, regular tournament players, juniors (children 8-14 years old), parents of juniors, as well as "debutants" — players, participating in tournaments for the first time. For the first time in the history of tournaments, "anti-clan" seating scheme was used, in which players from the same family ("clan") did not play together at the same table.

In the course of an uncompromising struggle, a new champion of Moscow was determined — it was the debutant of the championship, Evgeniya Savelyeva. The trophies were awarded to the top three prize winners, as well as to the best junior player — the reigning champion of Moscow among juniors Alexander Tishchenko.

Winners and runners-up:

  • 1st place and champion title — Evgeniya Savelyeva
  • 2nd place — Andrey Klimov
  • 3rd place — Pavel Anokhin
  • 1st place among juniors — Alexander Tishchenko, 12 years old

Photos from the tournament


Championship participants


Championship winners


Juniors


"Clans"


In the course of the tournament


In the course of the tournament


In the course of the tournament


In the course of the tournament


In the course of the tournament


In the course of the tournament


In the course of the tournament


Organizer


Prizes


Championship results


Congratulatory letter from the International Mahjong League (MIL)

More photos are available at link.

18.03.2023

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2023-03

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2023-03 took place on March 18, 2023 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

This was the last "Junior+" format tournament, i.e. tournament according to the full rules of Sichuan mahjong with the participation of juniors (children 8-14 years old), in the season 2022-2023.

The format of the tournament, in which adults take part together with juniors, has proven itself well. Look at the photo of the participants, half of the tournament are relatives (parents and children).

Prize-winners of the individual tournament:

  • 1st place overall — Daria Malik
  • 2nd place in the overall standings and 1st place among juniors — Alexander Tishchenko, 12 years old
  • 3rd place overall — Viktor Volkov
  • 2nd place among juniors — Igor Kozhevnikov, 10 years old
  • 3rd place among juniors — Makar Skripachov, 12 years old

Photos from the tournament


Participants


Individual tournament prize winners


In the tournament


Organizer


Individual tournament results

More photos are available at link.

04.02.2023

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2023-02

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2023-02 took place on February 4, 2023 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center. On the same day, after the lunch break, SBR pairs tournament took place.

This is already the third tournament of the "Junior+" format, i.e. tournament according to the full rules of Sichuan mahjong with the participation of juniors (children 8-14 years old).

The format of the tournament, in which adult players participate together with juniors (as a rule, these were the parents of juniors), has proven itself well. Subsequent tournaments in 2023, with the exception of the SBR Moscow Open 2023, are expected to be held in the same format.

Prize-winners of the individual tournament:

  • 1st place overall - Pavel Zakharov
  • 2nd place overall and 1st place among juniors - Makar Skripachov, 12 years old
  • 3rd place overall - Margarita Bogdanova
  • 2nd place among juniors - Igor Kozhevnikov, 10 years old
  • 3rd place among juniors - Dmitry Aksyonov, 10 years old

After the lunch break, pairs tournament took place. In this type of competition, not four independent players play at each table, but a pair competes against another pair; a pair of players, as a rule, is either siblings, or parent + child, or spouses, etc.

4 pairs participated, the first place was taken by a pair of Margarita + Andrey.

Photos from the tournament


Participants


Individual tournament prize winners


Pairs tournament participants


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Prizes


Individual tournament results


Pair tournament results


Organizer

More photos are available at link.

03.12.2022

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2022-12

"Junior+" SBR Mahjong Tournament 2022-12 took place on December 3, 2022 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center. On the same day, after the lunch break, the first SBR pairs tournament took place.

This is already the second tournament of the "Junior+" format, i.e. tournament according to the full rules of Sichuan mahjong with the participation of juniors (children 8-14 years old).

The format of the tournament, in which adult players participate together with juniors (as a rule, these were the parents of juniors), has proven itself well. Subsequent tournaments in 2023, with the exception of the SBR Moscow Open 2023, are expected to be held in the same format.

The victory in the main tournament gained Makar Skripachov, 12 years old, the 2nd place was also taken by a junior,Dmitry Aksyonov, 10 years old, thus overtaking several adult participants with existing tournament experience.

Prize-winners of the individual tournament:

  • 1st place overall and 1st place among juniors - Makar Skripachov, 12 years old
  • 2nd place overall and 2nd place among juniors - Dmitry Aksyonov, 10 years old
  • 3rd place overall - Alexey Kozhevnikov
  • 3rd place among juniors - Edward Kubanov, 10 years old

After the lunch break, the first pairs tournament took place. In this type of competition, not four independent players play at each table, but a pair competes against another pair; a pair of players, as a rule, is either siblings, or parent + child, or spouses, etc.

6 pairs participated, the first place was shared by: Sofia + Pavel and Yulia + Vitaly.

Photos from the tournament


Participants


Prize winners


During the tournament











Medals


Results of the individual tournament


Results of the pairs tournament

More photos and videos are available at link.

05.11.2022

SBR Moscow Open Junior 2022

The 1st SBR Moscow Open Junior took place on November 5, 2022 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

12 young players from Moscow and Moscow region took part in the tournament. This tournament was the first in the history of Moscow Sichuan-style mahjong championship among juniors (children 8-14 years old).

But, as it turned out from the greetings sent by the Secretary General of Mahjong International League (MIL) Mr. Li Wenlong, this tournament was the first in the world in this format, i.e. with participation restriction for juniors only.

Champion

The first winner of SBR Moscow Open Junior and the first champion of Moscow among juniors is Alexander Tishchenko. This victory turned out to be the best gift for his 12th birthday the day after the championship!

Alexander got acquainted with mahjong six months ago, in May 2022. In June and August, he attended several classes of the Meridian Vacation summer program. Since September, Alexander has been enrolled in the "Tile" mahjong circle in Meridian Cultural Center. Here is how he describes what happened in an impromptu interview:
“I was very happy to participate in this tournament, and even more so to win. It was pleasant and unexpected. Thanks to the organizers of the tournament and the teacher."

Winners and runners-up

  • 1st place – Alexander Tishchenko (11 years old)
  • 2nd place – Igor Kozhevnikov (10 years old)
  • 3rd place – Stefania Istomina (9 years old)
  • best results in the semi-final sessions – Daria Gneusheva (10 years old), Lidia Istomina (12 years old), Alexander Tishchenko (11 years old)

Special thanks to the parents of the championship participants! Almost all parents acted as photo and video reporters, and those who know the rules became assistants to the chief referee.

Photos from the championship




Championship participants and their parents


Finalists


Greetings from MIL


Champion









Organizer

More photos and videos are available at link 1 and link 2.

22.10.2022

Junior Test SBR Mahjong Tournament

The SBR mahjong tournament "Junior-test" was held on October 22, 2022 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

12 playes from Moscow and Moscow region took part in the tournament. This tournament was called "Junior Test" because for the first time a tournament was played according to the full rules of Sichuan mahjong by juniors, children 8-14 years old.

The miracle did not happen, the first two places in the tournament were taken by players who had tournament experience. Evgeny Shtifanov, 8 years old, the youngest participant of the tournament won the tournament.

Winners and runners-up (the best 3 results were awarded among juniors and only one among adult players):

  • 1st place – Evgeniy Shtifanov
  • 2nd place – Daria Gneusheva
  • 3rd place – Makar Skripachov
  • best result among adult players – Maya Gneusheva

The format of the tournament, in which adult players took part together with juniors (as a rule, these were the parents of juniors), has proven itself well. The next tournament (in December) is supposed to be held in the same format.

Photos from the tournament


Tournament participants and their parents


Winners






Mother and daughter




03.09.2022

2nd Red Panda Mahjong Family Festival 2022

2nd Red Panda Mahjong Family Festival was held on September 3, 2022 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

The tournament was attended by 12 people, representatives of 5 families. It is interesting that two different Kozhevnikov families met. After the preliminary games of the master class, 2 sessions were held: qualification and final.

The qualifying session was played on 3 tables. In the final, according to the unanimous opinion of all adults, only children took part, 1 table. To enhance the atmosphere of the unusual action, the final was played with huge tiles (the size of one tile is 55x38x27 mm, and the weight is almost 100 grams), used in automatic tables.

Winners and runners-up:

  • 1st place – Diana Kozhevnikova
  • 2nd place – Maxim Krayushkin
  • 3rd place – Ivan Chizhov
  • Best result among adults – Alexey Kozhevnikov

Mahjong festival was a success!

Photos from the Festival


Participants










Simplified red panda rules

25.06.2022

1st Red Panda Mahjong Festival 2022

The 1st Red Panda Mahjong Festival 2022 was held on June 25, 2022 in Moscow at the Meridian Cultural Center.

12 players took part in the tournament, but they were not just players, but entire families! Three families consisting of "2 parents + 2 children" attended the event.

According to the plan of the event, many who came just to support their child or sibling, having read the rules, joined the tournament. After the preliminary games of the master class, two sessions were held: qualification and final.

The qualifying session was played on 3 tables. In the final, according to the unanimous opinion of all adults, only children took part, 1 table. To enhance the atmosphere of the unusual action, the final was played with huge tiles (the size of one tile is 55x38x27 mm, and the weight is almost 100 grams), used in automatic tables.

As a result of the dramatic draw of the final session, the winners and prize-winners were determined:

  • 1st place – Maria Tishchenko, 9 years old
  • 2nd place shared by Svetlana Gordeeva, 9 years old, and Igor Kozhevnikov, 10 years old
  • 3rd place – Philip Kozhevnikov, 14 years old
  • best result among adults - Yulia Kozhevnikova

The Mahjong Festival was a success! According to the general opinion of the participants, such events should be held in the future.

Photos from the Festival


Participants












Simplified red panda rules

For more photos see album.

Updated: 06.04.2024