A Riichi Mahjong tournament at the heart of the university campus

The Louvain-la-Neuve Mahjong Club is proud to present its very first Riichi Mahjong tournament: Riichi Supernova 2024!

This tournament is made possible thanks to the support of the UCLouvain and will be held in the university’s Sciences Auditorium (A.04 SCES) and hall.

The tournament will be held on 6th and 7th of July 2024 and will consist of 8 hanchans over the two days (4 each), with up to 80 players. The games will be played according to the EMA Riichi Competition Rules from April 2016. The tournament is MERS approved.

Avec le soutien de l’UCLouvain

UCLouvain (logo)


The participation fee for the Riichi Supernova 2024 tournament is 60€, which includes two lunches, as well as drinks and snacks throughout the tournament. This sum must be paid after registering to Joel Linh Van Leuven – BE18 0638 7866 7865 with communication: Riichi Supernova + your name, at the very latest by Saturday 15th of June 2024.


The tournament will be held in the UCLouvain’s Science Faculty Auditorium 04.

Auditoires Faculté des Sciences, Place des Sciences 2, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve

Auditoire SCES A.04
Faculté des Sciences
Place des Sciences 2
1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve

Access by public transport

Louvain-la-Neuve is highly accessible by bus or by train. Both the bus and train terminals are only a short walk away from the tournament venue.

By Train

The train station is located 500m from the venue, only 7-8 minutes by foot. Louvain-la-Neuve is a direct connection from Ottignies station, one of the most important railway hubs in the region.

  • SNCB website – Site is available in English, French, Dutch and German. Train tickets can be purchased online.

By Bus

The main bus station is 800m away from the venue, around 12 minutes by foot. There are around 20 different buses connecting Louvain-la-Neuve to surrounding cities. Please refer to the TEC website for schedules, routes and pricing:

  • TEC website – Site is available in English, French, Dutch and German.

Access by car

Please note that the majority of Louvain-la-Neuve’s center, including the Place des Sciences, is pedestrian only with no access to unauthorized vehicles. Free parking is available along the streets in the neighborhood, and there are several free parking options with no time limits during the weekend at a short walking distance, the closest being:

The Tourism Office of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve also provides a list of taxi services available. Click here to download the PDF.


The timetable below is tentative and will be confirmed at a later date.

Saturday 6th of July 2024

9:00 – 9:30Registration
9:30 – 9:45Opening Ceremony
9:45 – 11:151st Hanchan
11:15 – 11:30Break
11:30 – 13:002nd Hanchan
13:00 – 13:45Lunch
13:45 – 15:153rd Hanchan
15:15 – 15:30Break
15:30 – 17:004th Hanchan

Sundy 7th of July 2024

9:15 – 10:455th Hanchan
10:45 – 11:00Break
11:00 – 12:306th Hanchan
12:30 – 13:15Lunch
13:15 – 14:457th Hanchan
14:45 – 15:00Break
15:00 – 16:308th Hanchan
16:30 – 17:30Closing Ceremony