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2017 Butterfly Cary Cup: Largest Prize Pool in Cary Cup History

2017 Butterfly Cary Cup: Largest Prize Pool in Cary Cup History

2017 Butterfly Cary Cup: Largest Prize Pool in Cary Cup History

2017 Butterfly Cary Cup: Largest Prize Pool in Cary Cup History
By: Barbara Wei

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Bohan Zhang, 2016 Butterfly Cary Cup Champion

The 2017 Butterfly Cary Cup hosted by the Triangle Table Tennis Center will have the largest prize pool in history with over $18,000 in total prize money given out across 4 days of competition (March 30th-April 2nd) in Raleigh, NC. The winner of the of the Giant Round Robin Main Event A Division will take home $5,000 in total cash/prizes and claim the title as champion of the 16th annual Cary Cup. Prize money extends through all 5 divisions of the main event with 7 additional events offering trophies and cash prizes for the top 3 participants.

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Kai Zhang

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Ruichao Chen

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Jishan Liang

The long standing giant round robin tournament has become a well-known favorite for players from across the US and the world, with the main event selling out weeks before the entry deadline. Confirmed entries into this year’s competition include recent 2017 Butterfly Arnold Table Tennis Challenge and defensive player Jian Li (2682), 2016 Badger Open champion Ruichao Chen (2690), 2015 Cary Cup champion Jishan Liang (2669) and perennial Westchester Table Tennis champion Kai Zhang (2662).

High level competition has become a mainstay of the annual Cary Cup competition and 2017 will be no different.

Triangle Table Tennis will host the Cary Cup directly after the 2017 US National Team Trials and the 2017 Spring High Performance Camp, both which will take place the week prior. Players contemplating competing at the Cary Cup should also consider arriving to Raleigh, NC early to participate in the camp.

Continual coverage of the 2017 Butterfly Cary Cup and stories about the athletes will be available at ButterflyOnline.com, or via Butterfly North America’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

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