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2022 Fremont Butterfly May Open tournament

The 2022 Fremont Butterfly May Open (May 6-8) featured over 80 players battling in 14 events for trophies and medals as well as prize money for open singles. There were rating events from under 25 rating to under 2200 rating to Open Singles along with junior events. Players to win multiple events were Tega Sebeni, Rishi Singh, Karthik Kalle, and Kyle Lam.


Friday, May 6 (Day 1):
The first day of play featured the more entry level events such as under 25 rating, under 50 rating, under 100 rating, and under 400 rating. The big winner was Kyle Lam who won first place in the under 50 and under 100 rating. His brother Benjamin won the under 25 rating pulling out nailbiters in the semis and in finals. Karthik Kalle won the under 400 rating. 

Saturday, May 7 (Day 2):

The second day of play featured the mid tier rating events; the under 700, under 1000, under 1300, and under 1600. The big winner was Rishi Singh who won first place in under 1300 and under 1600 defeating Tega Sebeni in the final of both. Abilash Amarthaluri won 1st place in the Under 1000 for his first tournament win. Rohan Bubna won the under 700 for his second tournament win to follow an under 400 win in a recent tournament. The juniors 10 years and under event also took place on Saturday and Karthik Kalle won his second title of this tournament and fourth tournament win in four tournaments.

Sunday, May 8
The final day of play featured the highest level of play of the three days with open singles, under 2200, and under 1900. Two junior events also took place on the final day to wrap up the tournament. Open singles was won by lobber/chopper extraordinaire James Therriault of Sacramento over Yuyang Ying. James won the $400 first place prize money with Yuyang winning $150. Yuyang would get his title in the under 2200 event. Tega Sebeni won the under 1900 event and juniors 17 years and under. Juniors 13 years and under was won by 10-year old Raghav Bikkina. 

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