Butterfly 2017 Cary Cup Press Release 3 for 4/2/2017 - Butterfly Table Tennis
Site Products

Butterfly 2017 Cary Cup Press Release 3 for 4/2/2017

(By Barbara Wei)

2017 Butterfly Cary Cup: Top 4 Seeds Cruise to Single Elimination Draw

Exciting play, upsets and a little bit of drama framed the third and main day of competition at the 2017 Butterfly Cary Cup, but the top 4 seeds in Division A accentuated their dominance and did not drop a match throughout the entire day. For the main giant round robin event, competitors in all divisions battled to advance from their 8 person round robins into the single elimination rounds. In the hotly contested Division A, the top 4 from each of the 4 round robin groups moved on to the championship single elimination round, with the winner looking to take ~$5,000 in cash and prizes. In Divisions B, C and D the top 2 from each round robin group advanced into the quarterfinals for their respective divisions.

Kaden Xu (2700), Jinxin Wang (2691), Jian Li (2690) and Ruichao Chen (2690) held fast to their top 4 seeding and all qualified first in their round robin group in Division A, putting them in good position in their single elimination draws. Jian Li had a close call with Kai Zhang (2663) in the round robin event; down 0-2 and 8-10, Jian defended his way back into the match and won 3-2. Although many upsets occurred within the round robin groups, the remaining 12 advancers into the top 16 final elimination draw were to be expected with a few surprises. In Group 1 of Division A, Stephen Chu (2191) held onto a 4-3 match record to advance. Notably missing from the qualifiers from Group 4 of Division 1 was 5th seeded Jishan Liang who finished 5th in his group. Due to an arm injury and a default, Jishan lost a head to head tie based on round robin points (e.g. 2 points for win, 1 point for loss, 0 points for default) causing him to finish 5th even though he had a better win/loss record (5-2 vs. 4-3 for the others in the tie). In his place, Jiangshan Guo (2275) will advance as the only female player in the top 16.

Single elimination rounds for Division A begin at 11:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, April 2nd and will be live streamed via Butterfly North American and USA Table Tennis’s websites. Exciting matches and more than a few upsets are to be expected given the competitiveness of the draw.

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.

Latest News

Butterfly Interview with Jörg Bitzigeio

November 25, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Butterfly Interview with Jörg Bitzigeio.    Jörg and Steve chat about Kanak Jha’s 2022 successes… Read More

2023 Butterfly Spin & Smash Doubles & Hardbat Open

November 23, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) Unsanctioned Table Tennis Tournament with $2,550 in Cash Prizes! Saturday, January 14 – Sunday,… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Brian Pace – Foundational Training With Practice Partner

November 22, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Brian Pace is using the Practice Partner Robot to… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Changbo Lu – Forehand Flip

November 22, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips with Changbo Lu, he is demonstrating the Forehand Flip… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Huijing Wang – Physical Training For Juniors

November 20, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Huijing Wang explains what physical training developing juniors should… Read More

Ojo Onaolapo Dominates The LYTTC Nov Open – Farmer’s Insurance.

November 20, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) The LYTTC Nov Open , give another victory to Ojo Onaolapo, he won Under… Read More

About 16th Si & Patty Wasserman Junior & Open Championships

November 20, 2022
(By: Tawny Banh) The 16th Si and Patty Wasserman Junior & Open Championships were held on Veteran’s Day… Read More

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Los Angeles Table Tennis Association

November 20, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) The Los Angeles Table Tennis Association (LATTA) is a non-profit organization established in 1998. The center… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.