Welcome to the 2017 World Riichi Championship

240 Players

 

Invitations will be extended to top Riichi players around the world in a race to crown a new World Riichi Champion. Come and claim your seat at what will be the largest Riichi Mahjong event ever held in North America!

Legendary Personalities

 

WRC brings together the best Riichi players from around the globe! Get your chance to play with some of the most famous players in the JPML. Stay tuned for announcements of particular attendees!

5 Days and Nights of Riichi

 

Running from October 4 - 8, the World Riichi Championship will be more than just a tournament. With a series of side-events and free-play on into the night, there's more than enough Mahjong for everyone!

Venue

Play

Get lost in the 95,000 square foot casino, featuring the latest slot machines and table games as well as races and sportsbook betting. Or, if you'd like to explore, the Palms is only 10 minutes from the strip, with complimentary shuttle busses!

Relax

A huge assortment of exercise and wellness facilities. Unwind at either of the indoor and outdoor pools, bask in the tanning salon, work out in the fitness center, or treat yourself to one of a huge variety of treatments at several spa and salon facilities. The Palms even features the first Hammam (Turkish steam bath) in Vegas!

Food

From a quick bite to fine dining, experience a huge variety of eatieries including the award-winning N9NE Steakhouse, named a "Top 100 Restaurant in the World" by Conde Nast Traveler, "Top 100 Dining Hot Spot of 2016" by OpenTable.com and "Best Steakhouse" by Vegas Magazine.

Nightlife

There's plenty to do after dark, with an assortment of lounges, nightclubs and bars. Catch a performance in the Pearl Concert Theater, dance the night away at the Rain nightclub or visit Ghostbar for panoramic views of the Strip from the 55th floor of Ivory Tower!

Schedule

Our schedule of events has been finalized - please note that there will be free play time available throughout the evenings!

Rules

Tournament Format

WRC 2017 be an elimination tournament, with a pool of 240 players eventually narrowed down to a single World Champion. More details as to the precise format will be available closer to the event. And don't worry, players whose run in the main event has come to an end will have numerous side-events, mahjong free-play, and other Vegas activities available to them!



WRC Rules 2017 Edition

WRC 2017 will continue to utilize the World Riichi Championship ruleset - the first international ruleset to be certified for competition play by authorities in Japan, Europe and the Americas. Since its introduction at our first event in 2014, the World Riichi Championship ruleset has been updated and improved year over year to be a definitive guide to Riichi Mahjong play. You can download a copy of the rules here:


Results

World Riichi Champion

TOMOTAKE, Masaharu



Top 4 Players

YAMADA, Hiroyuki
TOMOTAKE, Masaharu
NAKAMURA, Yutaka
MASUDA, Ryuichi

Top 8 Players

OTANI, Yuumi
TOMOTAKE, Masaharu
YOSHIDA, Yukio
YAMADA, Hiroyuki
MASUDA, Ryuichi
NAKAMURA, Yutaka
WEINGUNY, Lena
TAKEDA, Katsuo

Top 16 Players

UOTANI, Yuumi
NAKAMURA, Shingo
AKASHI, Minako
MASUDA, Ryuichi
TOMOTAKE, Masaharu
NAKAMURA, Yutaka
MORIYAMA, Shigekazu
KONNO, Shintaro
YAMADA, Manabu
YAMAWAKI, Chifumi
YOSHIDA, Yukio
WEINGUNY, Lena
YAMADA, Hiroyuki
TOMOZOE, Toshiyuki
HIRVOLA, Ossi
TAKEDA, Katsuo

Top 32 Players

Rank Name Score
1 TOMOTAKE, Masaharu 261.2
2 YAMADA, Hiroyuki 201.7
3 NISHIJIMA, Kazuhiko 200.8
4 NAKAMURA, Yutaka 196.2
5 MORIYAMA, Shigekazu 187
6 YOSHIDA, Yukio 174.4
7 WEINGUNY, Lena 172.4
8 TAKEDA, Yuki 171.8
9 KONNO, Shintaro 141.3
10 NIKAIDO, Aki 138.2
11 SUGIURA, Kansuke 132.1
12 SAKAI, Hidetaka 128.6
13 KUROSAWA, Kouichirou 127.7
14 MITO, Ryosuke 124.4
15 YAMADA, Manabu 124.3
16 AOI, Yurika 124.2
17 UOTANI, Yuumi 120.6
18 KONDO, Kazuo 119.8
19 YAMAWAKI, Chifumi 115.3
20 NAKAMURA, Shingo 113.5
21 KIKUHARA, Masato 108.7
22 HIRVOLA, Ossi 108.2
23 GULMANS, Martijn 107.8
24 LESTER, Martin 107.8
25 MASUDA, Ryuichi 106.7
26 TAKEDA, Katsuo 105.6
27 KUSABA, Tomoko 105.1
28 AKASHI, Minako 103.9
29 FRANCKS, Zachary 103.9
30 TOMOZOE, Toshiyuki 102.8
31 KUROKI, Masao 98.5
32 UCHIKAWA, Kotaro 96.7



Rank Name Score
33 HAYAMA, Makoto 96.5
34 SAITO, Shun 96.4
35 TOKUDA, Kenneth 95.2
36 ASAPIN 92.2
37 SHIRATORI, Sho 88.4
38 UCHIDA, Minori 86.8
39 KAKIGI, Kentaro 85.9
40 SAKURAI, Takahiro 84.9
41 SHIBATA, Yoshikazu 79.8
42 SHAN, Yuanqi 78.5
43 RATSIMANDRESY, Joël 76.6
44 HIN, Tham 72.6
45 MORISHITA, Masato 72.2
46 LABAÅ , Matej 68.5
47 EBEJER, Aaron 66.6
48 NARA, Keijun 65.9
49 POH, Wolfram 63.2
50 LIU-KRASON, George 63
51 TEZUKA, Sakiku 62.7
52 KIM, Mio 60.9
53 KENNEDY, Ty 60.6
54 LEMOINE, Mark 59.4
55 ITO, Yuko 58.2
56 SANCHES, Amauri 57.9
57 AOYAMA, Shuusuke 56.6
58 MATUDA, Maya 56.3
59 MONAKOV, Ilya 51.9
60 ZUBENKO, Anna 50.3
61 KYAKUNO, Naoki 49.4
62 NØHR, Jesper 48.4
63 ADAMS, Ryan 48
64 KOZIMA, Yu 45
65 IGARASHI, Takeshi 42.5
66 CHRISTIANSEN, Freddy 41.8
67 TANIGUCHI, Kouhei 41.3
68 HYUGA, Kyosuke 41.1
69 BORYSIAK, Jacek 40.1
70 ALTERNATE 1 38.7
71 YAMAI, Hiroshi 38.6
72 JIANG, Zixuan 38.4
73 LENSU, Konsta 38.3
74 LEE, Bing Ho 37.2
75 NELSON, Evan 35.9
76 TO Anthony 35.6
77 ROJAS, Felipe 35
78 DRURY, Shaun 33.7
79 HAHN, Timur 33.6
80 ROSTVED, Frank 33.2
81 DINNYESI, Zoltan 33.1
82 SETOKUMA, Naoki 32.5
83 ABE, Kenichi 32.4
84 NAKAMURA, Tsuyoshi 31.9
85 JERGUÅ , Juraj 30.5
86 ŻUK, Bartosz 28.2
87 SAKAMOTO, Gemma 25.5
88 SONG, Panjing 24.6
89 SUGAWARA, Hiroe 24.5
90 CLARKE, David 23.4
91 ISHIHARA, Makoto 23.3
92 KIRIYAMA, Noriyuki 20.6
93 FUJISAKI, Satoshi 19.9
94 OSIPOV, Kirill 19.6
95 YOSHIDA, Tadashi 19.5
96 BRAGG, James 13.3
97 KAWATANI, Eigo 11.2
98 IDE, Kohei 11
99 TAKAMIYA, Mari 10.9
100 FUKUMITSU, Masao 10.5
101 WOŹNIAK, Mateusz 9.4
102 YOSHINO, Atsushi 8.5
103 MENEGAZZO, Gian 7.1
104 LI, Wenlong 6.9
105 GERMEYS, Jasper 5.8
106 CHEN, Chaolei 4.7
107 IGA, Norio 3.2
108 AOKI, Saya 2.4
109 NISHIKAWA, Toshiko 0.8
110 HIRANO, Ryoei 0
111 YARCHUK, Anton -1.3
112 CHO, Toshimasa -2.1
113 PERSSON, Stefan -2.1
114 KLAAR, Martijn -3.4
115 IVANOV, Maxim -3.7
116 MAIER, Roland -4.4
117 TOMISSER, Manuel -7.4
118 SAITO, Maiko -8.5
119 MAEHARA, Yudai -10.1
120 ALLOATI, Matias -10.3
121 MCDONELL, Charles -12
122 ZAMORA, Shane -12
123 NAKAMURA, Jyunko -12.1
124 PALMERO, Lucas -14.5
125 SCHEYER, Allon -15.3
126 KIYOHARA, Tsugumitsu -15.5
127 DI DOMENICO, Annabel -16.7
128 LI, Jian -19.5
129 SIBATA, Hiro -19.8
130 MIYAUCHI, Kozue -20.7
131 LI, Hong -21.7
132 STEENHOLM, Isabel -22
133 JER, Cheo Kae -23.3
134 KOSHIMOTO, Tina -23.6
135 LIU, Yixuan -24.3
136 PENG, Wang -25.3
137 IWAI, Tomoaki -26.4
138 MCLEOD, Michael -26.5
139 HAASBROEK, Nicole -27.1
140 NELSON, Garthe -27.4
141 CAO, Olivier -27.7
142 LETH, Henrik -27.7
143 NEBILAK, Kira -29.5
144 NISHIKAWA, Jun -30
145 TSUCHIYA, Yukihiro -30.3
146 ROWE, Christopher -31.1
147 SHI, Kevin -32.6
148 MORENO, Daniel -35.4
149 FURUHASHI, Takashi -36.9
150 HORVAT, Vadim -38.8
151 WHITCOMB, Andrew -40.3
152 Jenn -40.8
153 ESCHENBURG, Axel -41.2
154 TOJYOU, Rio -41.4
155 HANNIKAINEN, Janne -42.2
156 LUGOVKIN, Mikhail -45.9
157 MYERS, Matt -46
158 WAKULUK, Marek -46.7
159 MCCORMACK, Jaben -47
160 TONG, Tong -49.6
161 ROYER, Sylvain -50.8
162 DIZON, Edwin -52.2
163 OLSSON, Fritiof -52.8
164 WANKMULLER, Alexander -53.5
165 DONAGHY, Michael -58.1
166 LUI, Kinyan -61.4
167 ANDERSEN, Morten -62.3
168 WANG, Bichen -62.8
169 HAAPSAMO, Anne-Mari -63.1
170 BOGDANOV, Vladimir -65.2
171 KUROSAKI, Aruto -65.5
172 LAI, Si -66.5
173 HSIEH, Anthony -68.4
174 LI, David -70.4
175 GAU, Vincent -70.9
176 DUCKWORTH, John -72.9
177 LIN Kevin -73
178 VYSHIVANNAYA, Oxana -73.3
179 BELLAY, Ondrej -76.1
180 PUSCHMANN, Lukas -80.2
181 AIDA, Hiyori -81.1
182 SHIFRIN, Andrey -83.8
183 ROOS, Frauke -90.1
184 SASAKI, Hisato -90.2
185 BABA, Kenji -91
186 OGASAHARA, Nao -91.2
187 KIRJOKANGAS, Mikko -94.9
188 WOLSKA, Oliwia -96.2
189 HUSOM, Glenn Ivar -97.6
190 GAN, Ryan -98.2
191 KOLENDA, Dominik -98.5
192 CHIN, Gregory -98.6
193 HALPERIN, Rachel -99.2
194 HAINES, Mark -99.8
195 HUYNH, Joe-Calberson -100.1
196 HAYASHI, Kenyuu -100.6
197 MAHONEY, Grant -101.9
198 GORDULA, Aldwin -102.8
199 BURNHAM, Daniel -103.6
200 NISHIKAWA, Mai -105.6
201 BOAS, Benjamin -107.8
202 MASUI, Takashi -110.5
203 RIEDEL, Thomas -116.6
204 ZAHRADNIK, Michael -122.3
205 ROBISON, Aidan -122.9
206 MARTIN, Philipp -124.4
207 SUGIMOTO, Yuuji -130.5
208 MILLER, Scott -130.7
209 MARKO, Michal -134.8
210 HANSEN, Sheila -136.1
211 RINFRET, Anne -144.4
212 HOOGLAND, Ans -146.2
213 PICARD, Simon -148.1
214 DOPPELHOFER, Alexander -153.8
215 ABDOLLAHI, Philip -154.2
216 FIGONI, Pablo -154.4
217 MATOS, Sérgio -158.1
218 GAHLER, Daniel -160.4
219 CHRISTENSEN, Tina -168.4
220 RIDEOUT, Shane -169.7
221 STUMMEYER, Ilka -170.4
222 HOOGLAND, Cor -171.2
223 FELT, Tuvya -172.3
224 MELGOZA, Arthur -342.8