2018 Butterfly Southeastern Open Giant Round Robin Results
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2018 Butterfly Southeastern Open Giant Round Robin Results

2018 Butterfly Southeastern Open Giant Round Robin Results

2018 Butterfly Southeastern Open Giant Round Robin Results
(by Steve Hopkins)

The 2018 Butterfly Southeastern Giant Round Robin tournament concluded on Sunday.  The 4-star three-day tournament featured five rated events and $7,500.  Triangle Table Tennis in Morrisville, North Carolina was the host.
Friday included two warm-up singles events:  Under 1800 and Over 1800.  Changbo Lu took the honors in the U1800 event with a win over Oscar Galavis.  In the Over 1800, Jishan Liang overcame Rajat Hubli.
The featured event was the Giant Round Robin which filled the facility on Saturday and Sunday.  In the A Division, the Top two seeds each advanced through their groups undefeated.  Jishan Liang went 6-0 and Rajat Hubli went 7-0 in their respective groups.  Ultimately, the top eight players advanced to single elimination and Jishan and Rajat each advanced through their half of the draw to face off in the final.  Jishan Liang won the match, sweeping the Friday and Sunday results with a pair of first place finishes.  Changbo Lu finished in third, and Wayne Carney finished fourth.
In the other divisions, Ajai Singh and David Pannell finished first and second in Division B, Gregory Smith and Radha Krushna Kanchanapelly finished first and second in Division C, and Roman Potapov and Phil Dulin finished first and second in Division D.
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