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Triangle’s 2022 Butterfly September Tournament

(by Steve Hopkins)

Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis Club hosted their Butterfly September open last weekend.  There were seven events, with the highest rating event being the U2600, and with U2200, U1850, U1650, U1450, U1150, and U800 events as well.

The top prize went to Rachid El Boubou who began the tournament at 2308 and went undefeated.  Isabella Xu finished second, Xizi (Stephanie) Sun finished third, and Kenai A. Rios finished fourth.  Rachid was dominant, not losing a game in the round robin or elimination rounds.  Isabella Xu pulled up a tight upset in the Semifinals over Stephanie Sun – a 3-1 victory at -10, 9, 10, and 8.  Sun topped Kenai Rios 3-1 in the consolation match to decide 3rd/4th.

Kenai Rios won the U2200 event which included a 3-2 upset win over Isabella Xu and a dominant 3-0 win over Thirumurugan Karunakaran in the final.  Xu finished third and Chao Ouyang finished fourth.  Other winners included Roy Everman who won the U1850, Rocco Consiglio who won the U1650, Pratik Motiramani who won the U1450, Jintao Lee who won the U1150, and Guilherme Yanaga who won the U800.

Events First Place Second Place Third Place Third/Fourth Place
Under 800 RR Guilherme Yanaga Min Li Summer Flores 3rd-Darsh Gaba
Under 1150 RR Jintao Lee Yang Shen Alan Kriger 3rd-Greg Everman
Under 1450 RR Pratik Motiramani Frank Kraehe Ryan Tao 3rd-Rocco Consiglio
Under 1650 RR Rocco Consiglio Edward Zhang Shobhit Gupta 4th-Weiguo Jiang
Under 1850 RR Roy Everman Jacob Kordus Tejas Avadhanula 4th-Sarah Zhang
Under 2200 RR Kenai A Rios Thirumurugan Karunakaran Isabella Xu 4th-Chao Ouyang
Under 2600 RR Rachid El Boubou Isabella Xu Xizi (stephanie Sun 4th-Kenai A Rios


The next tournament at Triangle is one of the Region’s largest – the 2022 Butterfly Fall Cary Cup Tournament – is scheduled for October 13-16.  For more information about that tournament, visit Omnipong or the Triangle website.

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