(By Alec Carney/Photo by Tony Murnahan)
The Butterfly Invitational Tournament was a major success at Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis! This event ran over the course of 4 days, pulled in 116 players from 13 different states which included: Maryland, Louisiana, Virginia, New York, Minnesota, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, Texas, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and North Carolina.
There were over 740 matches played in this tournament. Some notable performances are:
Sharon Alguetti – 29-0, winning all 3 events: Thursday Open Champion, 1800 & Over Champion, and Main Event Division A Champion.
Terri Yu was 482 rated entering the tournament – gained a WHOPPING 997 rating points, had a match record of 14-5, beating players as high as 1680! Terrie won the U1100 Event and came in 2nd Place in the U1500.
Gauravdeep Aulakh was 516 rated entering the tournament – gained 519 rating points beating players 1127 and 1474
Brian Wu was 1471 rated entering the tournament – gained 264 rating points, had a match record of 18-10, beat 4 players rated over 1700 and 1 player over 1800
Ryan Lee, Mu Du, and Jeff Milford all had themselves a tremendous tournament and gained over 100 rating points for their efforts.
Thank you too all the players that participated in this tournament and who traveled from out of state. Thank you to all of our sponsors for making this event great: Bowmar Sports/Butterfly, Sonesta Select, and N.C. Communications.
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