Reach The Dragon - Riichi Mers 1 (Eng.)

General Informations

1st Tournament : “Reach the Dragon”

DATE :                      Saturday 9th of  december 2017

PLACE :                   Mulhouse (South-Alsace) – CARRE des Associations

(corner of  : 100 avenue de Colmar  / 1 rue Vauban  - 68100 Mulhouse)

RULES:                    Riichi (EMA Rules 2016 edition)


PARTICIPANTS :   40 players (max.)

HANCHAN:             5  of  90 minutes each

It includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks, during the tournament (water, juices, tea, coffee, …) and a cotisation to refeering fee (0,75€ ).

REGISTRATION via email to: freedragons@orange.f 

INFOS ON : Name and country, EMA ID, (and in case you have a special diet - vegetarian, allergies, etc. - please let us know).

Deadline for registration: 26 November 2017

VALIDATION:    Registration will be validated after payment of the registration fees. Payment by bank transfer:


CURRENCY :                                Euro

IBAN :                                          FR76 1470 7500 3270 2188 5531 922

RECIPIENT NAME :                       ASS FREE DRAGONS


(if entry required):                                 3 rue du Ciel - FR 67270 Duntzenheim

BANK :                                        Banque Populaire Alsace Lorraine (Brumath)

SWIFT/BIC :                               CCBPFRPPMTZ

               No refund can be claimed after the 26th of November.

PROGRAM:    Please note the litte modification (we start earlier to stop earlier for the persons who need to take the train !!).  
                              Opening Ceremony                      08:30 - 09:00

Hanchan I                                    09:00 - 10:30
Hanchan II                                  10:45 - 12:15
Lunch break                  
             12:15 - 13:00
Hanchan III                               13:00 - 14:30
Hanchan IV                               14:45 - 16:15
Hanchan V                                 16:30 - 18:00
Final ceremony                           18:30

RULES:   A gong sounds after 75 minutes, and the current hand and one more hand is played. If a full game (two winds) is played, the game stops immediately. Scoring is done with sticks. Players should put the sticks on the table where all players can see them during the exchange. Players are obliged to count up their sticks when asked to by opponents. The game continues if a player’s score goes below zero; the player borrows score sticks from the referee.


PRIZES:                  Individual prizes for the 3 highest ranked players.

EMA Observer :   To be anounced later

REFEREE:           Officiel FFMJ Certified Referee (non playing and non-organizer            Referee designated by the FFMJ).

CATERING :           Tea, coffee, soft drinks, snacks and lunch are included in the registration                                    fee.


You have two highways to reach Mulhouse by car: the A5 on the German side and the A31 on the French side, both toll free! You may use the Flixbus who brings you to the “gare routière” right in front of the Central-Station, which is also very easily reached by train (TGV from Paris, from Lyon, train from Switzerland, from Munich, from Frankfurt).

By plane you reach the international Airport Mulhouse/Bâle Switzerland. From there the easiest way is to take the bus “navette routière” who brings you in 10 min to the Station of Saint-Louis, where you take a train “TER” to the Central-Station of Mulhouse (20 min)
From Mulhouse Central Station, take the TRAMWAY line N° 1 toward
CHATAIGNIER (Mulhouse)  and stop after 7 min at “Cite  Administrative”.
The Tramway stop is
20 m from the Play hall.

PARKING :           There is a free parking inside of the site “Carré des Associations”.

CONTACT :          For any additional question, or if you need help for organizing your travel, please sent a message to

TOURISM :            The atmosphere of Christmas in Mulhouse is authentic, original and magical. Towards the end of November, the trees are already beginning to glisten. Little log cabins emerge from their storage sheds; Mulled wine and spiced bread warm the cockmes of our hearts. Baubles clink together in the breeze. Little children are already dreaming of the rustle of wrapping paper. In Alsace this all lasts for 40 days. We call it the  magic of Christmas and it’s something you’ve got to see at least once during your lifetime!

Christmas Markets in Mulhouse, Rixheim, Ottmarsheim, Colmar…   

A toy for a toy – a toi-toi!
If you can’t do something good at Christmas then when can you? Visit the “Cité de l’Automobile” (5 min walk from our play hall!) for free when you donate a toy that’s in good condition and watch concerts by the Conservatory pupils

Phones :                If you have any problem before coming (lateness, sickness or other reason), please call us before the beginning of the competition!

Tel : +33 0 6 14 69 68 31 (Sylvie)
Tel : +49 (0) 172 42 34 665 (Sven-Hendrik)