The World Riichi Championship has announced that the 2017 championship will be held in Las Vegas, hosted by the USPML. The final dates and venue are pending, but the the tournament is bookmarked for late September, early October.
The WRC is an invitational tournament managed by the World Riichi Competition Committee comprised of representatives from riichi mahjong organizations around the world. The first WRC tournament was hosted in Paris, France in 2014 by the co-founders of the TNT French Riichi Mahjong Club and attracting 120 players from 23 countries. The 2017 tournament promises to see many of those players return and more besides!
Keep an eye out for tournaments and events over the next year that offer qualifying seats this competition.