2021 Butterfly Puerto Rico Open Teams

Tournament Information

Tournament Information

Dates - July 30-Aug 1, 2021

The Butterfly Puerto Rico Open Teams Tournament is a USATT sanctioned 4-star tournament that will be held at the San Juan Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the weekend of July 30th – August 1st , 2021.

The event is being sponsored by Bowmar Sports TTC and held with the cooperation of the Puerto Rico Table Tennis Federation.

The Tournament will be held during a three-day competition and will feature players from all over the US, Latin America and around the world.


The tournament will feature the following 25mm top ITTF approved tables:

  • Butterfly Centerfold 25 table with net set
  • Europa 25 table with net set

The tournament will use white Butterfly R40+ 3 Star ABS balls.

Flooring for division 1 will be red rubberized mat. All others will be concrete.

Dress Code

White shirts or shorts/skirts during play are not allowed. All USATT and ITTF rules and regulations will be followed.

Tournament Officials

Tournament Director: Larry Thoman

Tournament Referee: Kagin Lee

Registration fee

Deadline Team Fee
Teams 1-50 $599.00
Early Bird April 30, 2021 $699.00
Regular Deadline June 28, 2021 $799.00

Entry Deadline

Entries must be received by Monday, June 28, 2021 midnight ET. Waiver forms MUST be signed and returned for entry to be final.

Entries are eligible for a full refund within 14 days of submitting.

Entries that are withdrawn after 14 days and up to June 28th , 2021 will be eligible for a 70% refund.

There will be No Refunds After June 28th , 2021 midnight ET.

If availability permits, late entries may be accepted with an additional $100 late fee.

All confirmed additions or late entries will be notified via email. For additional information please email: propen@butterflyna.com or call 252 291 4770 to confirm that it was received and accepted.


Division 1:

  • Champion - $7,500
  • Finalist - $3,000
  • Semifinalist - $1,250
  • Quarterfinalist - $500

All other divisions Finalists and Champion will receive Award Cups/Plates.

All prize money will be paid in USD. All prize money over $1,000 will be paid by bank transfer, within 10 days after the conclusion of the event.

Winners are required to provide Social Security numbers. International prize money winners are required to provide Passport/ VISA.

** We are required by U.S. Department of Treasury to withhold 30% tax on all prize money recipients from countries that do not have a treaty with the U.S


Thursday July 29:
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration & Practice
Friday July 30:
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 1:00PM Preliminary rounds 1 & 2
1:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch break
2:00PM - 6:00PM Preliminary rounds 3 & 4
Saturday July 31:
8:00AM - 8:30PM Division 1 - rounds 1-4
Divisions 2-10 - rounds 1-5
Sunday August 1:
8:00AM - 6:00PM Divisions 2-10 - rounds 6-7 & SE Playoffs
10:00AM - 12:30PM Division 1 - quarters & 1st crossover for 9-20
12:30PM - 3:00PM Division 1 - semis & 2nd crossover for 9-20
3:00PM - 5:30PM Division 1 - finals & 3rd crossover for 9-20


Open to all USATT members. All persons playing in a USATT sanctioned event must be USATT members.

Any non-USATT members are eligible to play in the tournament by paying for a Basic Membership Plan, which costs $25/person.

All players must submit a signed USATT Waiver before the tournament. Click here to download.

Team Composition

If the top-rated player on a team is rated 400+ points or more than the lowest rated team member, the top-rated and the lowest rated players must compete in at least 20% of the matches after the preliminary round.


On Friday, teams will play 2, 3, or 4 matches (most teams will play 4) and will be placed in a division based on each team's performance. All divisions, except Division 1, will be split into 2 round robin groups of 8 teams. Most teams will play 5 matches on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. Teams finishing in the top 2 places in their half of the division will play in the semifinals, and the winning teams will advance to the finals.

For Division 1, the top 4 teams are seeded directly into the division. The other 16 teams will qualify from the preliminaries. Division 1 will consist of 4 groups of 5 teams. The top 2 teams from each RR will advance to the SE Playoffs. Third place teams will play a crossover for positions 9-12; 4th place teams will play crossover for positions 13-16, and fifth place teams will play crossover for positions 17-20.

Each team match, except the SE Playoffs of Division 1, will consist of 3 players from each team (chosen from the full complement of 3-5), playing in a Swaythling Cup, best of 9 format. Individual matches will be 3 out of 5 games and must be played in order. Once a team has reached 5 matches won, no further matches will be played (and matches in progress will be abandoned). One team will be ABC, and the other will be XYZ. A coin flip determines which team captain gets the first choice between ABC and XYZ.

For Division 1, teams will play the above 9-match Swaythling cup format for divisional matches, and the Olympic 5-match format for the SE Playoffs.  Swaythling Cup format is A v X, B v Y, C v Z, B v X, A v Z, C v Y, B v Z, C v X, A v Y.
Olympic Team format is B&C v Y&Z, A v X, C v Z, A v Y, B v X.