Last July, history was made with the first-ever Washizu Mahjong Tournament in The Netherlands. This year the 2nd Washizu tournament will take place on Sunday, April 17th, the day after the Cherry Blossom event in Nijmegen.

Popularized by the famous “Akagi” comic series, the Washizu rules use a normal set of Japanese mahjong tiles. The catch is that while there are 4 copies of each tile, in the Washizu set 3 of those copies are transparent, allowing your opponent to see all or most of your hand.

There are only 28 spots in this year’s event and repeat players take priority. After that participants in the 2011 Cherry Blossom Tournament are invited to play, leaving any other spots open for registration.

The entry fee for the Washizu event is €12.50 and will get you entry into the tournament, lunch and a couple of drinks. For more information see the Mahjong NEWS website.

Washizu Tournament Schedule:
Sunday, April 17th, 2011
08.30 – 09.15 A.M. Hall open for registration
09.30 – 11.00 A.M. Hanchan 1
11.15 A.M. – 12.45 P.M. Hanchan 2
12.45 – 13.15 P.M. Lunch break
13.15 – 14.45 P.M. Hanchan 3
14.50 – 16.20 P.M. Hanchan 4
16.35 – 18.05 P.M. Hanchan 5
18.20 – 18.45 P.M. Award Ceremony and closing

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