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Family and Junior Mahjong

Family and Junior Mahjong

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. Evgeniy 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 Skripachev
  • 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.

Photo 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!

Photo from the Holiday


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.

Photo from the Holiday


Participants












Simplified red panda rules

For more photos see album.

Updated: 05.11.2022