<div style=" height: 200px; overflow: hidden;"> ![](/AdobeStock_97624237.jpeg) </div> <h1 id="north-london-riichi-open">North London Riichi Open</h1> <p>A Riichi Mahjong tournament on November 3rd-4th 2018 at the <a href="https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/london-lee-valley">YHA London Lee Valley</a>, Windmill Ln, Cheshunt EN8 9AJ (<a href="https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/YHA+London+Lee+Valley+Hostel/@51.7040433,-0.024479,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4876203f0859da9b:0x3caae9bacd1f4cc6!8m2!3d51.70404!4d-0.022285">Google Maps link</a>).</p> <h2 id="format">Format</h2> <p>8-round round-robin style tournament following <a href="http://mahjong-europe.org/portal/images/docs/Riichi-rules-2016-EN.pdf">EMA Riichi Competition Rules</a>. While this is an open event we ask players to keep to a tournament-level standard and ensure all rules and penalties are enforced. There will be two EMA-certified non-player referees.</p> <p>Entry is £60 which includes hot lunches on both days and tea/coffee/biscuits in all breaks.</p> <p>Limited to 40 players.</p> <h2 id="schedule">Schedule</h2> <h3 id="saturday-november-3rd">Saturday November 3rd</h3> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>08:40</td> <td>Registration</td> </tr> <tr> <td>09:10</td> <td>Announcements</td> </tr> <tr> <td>09:20</td> <td>Hanchan 1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>11:10</td> <td>Hanchan 2</td> </tr> <tr> <td>12:40</td> <td>Lunch</td> </tr> <tr> <td>14:10</td> <td>Hanchan 3</td> </tr> <tr> <td>16:00</td> <td>Hanchan 4</td> </tr> <tr> <td>17:50</td> <td>Hanchan 5</td> </tr> <tr> <td>19:20</td> <td>End of day 1</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3 id="sunday-november-4th">Sunday November 4th</h3> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>09:10</td> <td>Hanchan 6</td> </tr> <tr> <td>11:00</td> <td>Hanchan 7</td> </tr> <tr> <td>12:30</td> <td>Lunch</td> </tr> <tr> <td>14:00</td> <td>Hanchan 8</td> </tr> <tr> <td>15:50</td> <td>Prizes</td> </tr> <tr> <td>16:00</td> <td>End of day 2</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2 id="registration">Registration</h2> <p>To register, please email <a href="mailto:md401@srcf.ucam.org">md401@srcf.ucam.org</a> with your name, EMA Number (if you have one), and nationality. Payment is by bank transfer to Michael Donaghy, sort code 11-04-05, account number 01241805; for international transfers you may need IBAN GB36HLFX11040501241805 and/or BIC HLFXGB21L76. Please include your surname and EMA number in the reference for the transfer, and ensure any fees are paid on your side - I recommend <a href="https://transferwise.com/">Transferwise</a> as it’s often cheaper than using a bank for international payment.</p> <h2 id="player-list">Player List</h2> <table> <thead> <tr> <th> </th> <th>Name</th> <th>EMA Number</th> <th>Nationality</th> <th>Paid</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>1</td> <td>Martin Lester</td> <td>11990044</td> <td>GBR</td> <td>✓</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2</td> <td>Chris Endicott</td> <td>11990060</td> <td>GBR</td> <td>✓</td> </tr> <tr> <td>3</td> <td>Joël Ratsimandresy</td> <td>04040057</td> <td>FRA</td> <td>✓</td> </tr> <tr> <td>4</td> <td>Jason He</td> <td>11990093</td> <td>GBR</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>5</td> <td>Melanie Steck</td> <td>16000033</td> <td>SUI</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>6</td> <td>Devina Steck</td> <td>16000029</td> <td>SUI</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>7</td> <td>Shaun Drury</td> <td>11990059</td> <td>GBR</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>8</td> <td>Andrew ZP Smith</td> <td>11990097</td> <td>GBR</td> <td>✓</td> </tr> <tr> <td>9</td> <td>Philip Bielby</td> <td>11990057</td> <td>GBR</td> <td>✓</td> </tr> <tr> <td>10</td> <td>Yurii Kotsar</td> <td> </td> <td>UKR</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>11</td> <td>Max Bowsher</td> <td>11990074</td> <td>GBR</td> <td>✓</td> </tr> <tr> <td>12</td> <td>Mark Haines</td> <td>11990077</td> <td>GBR</td> <td>✓</td> </tr> <tr> <td>13</td> <td>David Clarke</td> <td>11990047</td> <td>GBR</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>14</td> <td>Daniel Moreno</td> <td> </td> <td>USA</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>15</td> <td>Kristiina Kuusela</td> <td>14990020</td> <td>FIN</td> <td> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2 id="directions">Directions</h2> <div id="map" style="float: left; height: 400px; width: 50%"></div> <div id="pano" style="float: left; height: 400px; width: 50%"></div> <p>The YHA London Lee Valley (<a href="https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/YHA+London+Lee+Valley+Hostel/@51.7040433,-0.024479,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4876203f0859da9b:0x3caae9bacd1f4cc6!8m2!3d51.70404!4d-0.022285">Google Maps link</a>) is just around the corner from Cheshunt railway station (1 minute walk) - follow the brown signs.</p> <h3 id="public-transport">Public Transport</h3> <p>From central London there are fast trains to Cheshunt every 15 minutes from Liverpool Street, taking around 20 minutes - look for trains towards Cambridge, Hertford East or Stansted Airport (trains terminating at Cheshunt are slower stopping services). You can also board these trains at Tottenham Hale (Victoria Line). Please confirm before travel as these trains are sometimes diverted via Seven Sisters for weekend engineering works.</p> <h3 id="airports">Airports</h3> <p>Stansted is the most convenient airport for Cheshunt as it’s on the same train line. From Stansted, take the first train towards London Liverpool Street, and if Cheshunt is not listed as a stop then change at Harlow Town (30-45 minutes).</p> <p>From Heathrow, take the Heathrow Express to Paddington, then Circle or Hammersmith &amp; City Line to Liverpool Street for a train to Cheshunt (80 minutes). A cheaper option is to take the Picadilly line to Finsbury Park, then the Victoria line to Tottenham Hale for the train to Cheshunt (100 minutes).</p> <p>From Gatwick, take the Gatwick Express to Victoria, then the Victoria line to Tottenham Hale for a train to Cheshunt (80-90 minutes).</p> <p>From Luton, take a train to St Pancras, then the Victoria line to Tottenham Hale for a train to Cheshunt (90 minutes).</p> <p>From London City airport, take the DLR to Stratford for a train to Cheshunt (60 minutes).</p> <p>From Southend, take a train to Liverpool Street and change for a train to Cheshunt (80-90 minutes).</p> <h3 id="eurostar">Eurostar</h3> <p>From St Pancras International, take the Victoria line to Tottenham Hale for a train to Cheshunt. (30-40 minutes)</p> <h3 id="driving">Driving</h3> <p>Leave the M25 at junction 25 and take the A10, follow the signs for Cheshunt railway station, then follow the brown signs.</p> <h2 id="suggested-accomodation">Suggested Accomodation</h2> <p>The <a href="https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/london-lee-valley">YHA London Lee Valley</a> offers youth hostel accommodation at low prices, right at the tournament venue.</p> <p>The newly-built <a href="https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/greater-london/london/london-tottenham-hale.html">Premier Inn Tottenham Hale</a> has good standard accomodation just outside Tottenham Hale station, a 10-minute direct train journey to/from the tournament venue.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/stnch-cheshunt-marriott-hotel/">Cheshunt Mariott Hotel</a> is a luxury option, but be warned it’s at the other end of Cheshunt (35 minute walk, or a 5-minute bus ride and two 10-minute walks).</p>