Day 1 at the 2018 Butterfly Cary Cup Championships at Triangle Table Tennis Center
Site Products

Day 1 at the 2018 Butterfly Cary Cup Championships

(By Steve Hopkins)
Day 1 at the 2018 Butterfly Cary Cup Championships at Triangle Table Tennis Center

The signature event at the Cary Cup is the two-day Giant Round Robin that begins on Saturday morning, with 160 players from across the US and Canada, but the events scheduled on Thursday and Friday aren’t without their own excitement.

 There were 36 entries in Thursday’s Open Round Robin event including seven entrants with ratings over 2300.  The round robin groups proceeded pretty much as expected with the top seed present in each group advancing. And, in fact, there was not a single result in the elimination rounds that did not involve the higher seed winning the match – except for Jimmy Butler.  Butler, who has a long list of accomplishments including being members of the US National Teams, Olympic Teams,World Team Cup Bronze Medalist and MVP, reaching a world ranking of number 70 and winning multiple National Championships, entered the event as the third seed.  2487 rated Butler then upset the No.2 seed (Hammed-Taiwo Adeyinka 2534) in the Semis in a 5-game thriller (-5, 8, 10, -10, 9) to reach the Finals.  And in the Finals, Butler upset top seed Jishan Liang (2641) in three straight (9, 4, 10).

Watch the full Jishan Liang v. Jim Butler Final here (fast forward to 4:23:00 in the stream for the beginning of the match).

The full THURSDAY DAY 1 results are shown below.  Check in with ButterflyOnline’s Cary Cup Results Page throughout the weekend to view photos, other articles, live results and follow the live stream.

Event

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Fourth Place

Under 1150RR

Jehziyh Rawlins

Kevin Sun

Raga Avanasi

Danny Wan

Under 1500 RR

 Madhav Arepalli

Rachel Wang

Aditya Jain

Paul Slubicki

Under 1900 RR

 Roy Laronde

Ritika Rajamani

Oscar Galavis

Mitchel Andreas Macauley

Thurs. Open RR Event

 Jimmy Butler

Jishan Liang

Hammed-Taiwo Adeyinka

Gabriel Skolnick

Latest News

Coaching Tips of the Week: The Quick Chip Receive

September 26, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) Often an opponent serves short backspin or no-spin serves to the middle or backhand, and… Read More

WAB Club Feature: Song Jeho Table Tennis Club

September 25, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) The Song Jeho Table Tennis Club (“SJHTTC”) is centrally located in Los Angeles.  The club is… Read More

Triangle’s 2022 Butterfly September Tournament

September 25, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis Club hosted their Butterfly September open last weekend.  There were… Read More

Pan Am U11 & U13 Results: Team USA’s Strong Results in Santo Domingo

September 25, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins, photo USATT) The 2022 ITTF Pan American U11 and U13 Championships were held this week… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips with Yu Di – The Forehand Smash

September 23, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Yu Di is working with Risheetha Bhagawatulaa on the… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Nandan Naresh – Forehand Loop Side To Side Footwork

September 22, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Nandan Naresh is executing the forehand loop while working… Read More

Butterfly Spin & Smash October Open – Saturday 1, Sunday 2, 2022

September 21, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) USATT Sanctioned 2-Star Table Tennis Tournament with $2,525 in Cash Prizes! Saturday, October 1… Read More

Butterfly Ask The Experts No. 426- Equipment Suggestion

September 19, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I want to downgrade on my blade… 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.