European Mahjong Association
|Purpose||to encourage, disseminate and coordinate the playing of mahjong in Europe|
|14 national organizations|
|Affiliations||World Mahjong Organization|
The European Mahjong Association (EMA) is an international organization for the interests of Mahjong in Europe. The main purposes are to certify competitions held by national organizations and to hold European championships.
The European Mahjong Association (EMA) was established at the general assembly during the first European Championship in Netherlands, June 2005. After this competition, EMA started holding European championships under international rule every 2 years, and started sanctioning Mahjong competitions which was held under international and Japanese rules.
On June 21, 2008, EMA hold the first European Riichi Championship 2008 in Hannover, Germany. Since this year, EMA started European championships under Japanese rule every 2 years. For this reason, EMA holds different types of European competitions alternately.
EMA structed championships
- Open European Mahjong Championship (under International mahjong rule)
- European Riichi Championship (under Japanese reach mahjong rule)