The 2022 Fremont Butterfly October Open tournament took place this past weekend at Fremont Table Tennis Academy. It featured around 80 players battling in 14 events for trophies and medals. Players came from the South Bay such as San Jose and Milpitas and as far north as Sacramento. Rohan Bubna was the top performer of the tournament with 2 🥇, 1 🥈, and 2 🥉! The next tournament is scheduled for December 9-11, 2022.
Day 1 (Fri, Oct 28):
The first day featured the entry-level events such as under 25 rating, under 50 rating, under 100 rating, and under 400 rating. Under 25 kicked things off with Isaac Stephen overcoming Reyansh Kimothi in the semis and Anchit Nayak in the final to win first in his first tournament. Then came Under 400 with Rayan Chatterjee winning 1st, his second win in a sanctioned tournament, over Aneeka Rao. Aneeka would get her title in Under 100 over Nihar Shah. The Under 50 event was won by another first-time tournament player, Surya Gayam, over Russell Fernando in the semis and Siddanth Gogikari in the finals.
The second day started off with the under 1600 event. Tega Sebeni won the event again without the loss of a game over Rohan Bubna who would go on to be the player of the tournament. Juniors 12 years and under was won by Shaarav Sunil over Mihika Vangapalli. Under 1300 was won by Rohan Bubna who steamrolled his clubmates to win the event. He won the semis over Abilash Amarthaluri and final over Raghav Bikkina. The under 1000 rating event was won by Tanishq Dhavali over Ruhi Majumdar in the semis and Raj Thapliyal in the final. The under 700 event closed the second day of play. The event was won by Ruhi Majumdar over Vihan Bahal.
The feature event, Open Singles, kicked things off on the third day. Rohan Sirisena Manamendra Gedara, won the event, for the third time without the loss of a game. He won the semis over first time tournament player Jiangtao Ma from China and final over Sacramento’s James Therriault. Tom Ruan dominated the Under 2200 event with game scores of opponents being 5,3,2,6,6,4,10,3,1,6,6,2. Rohan Bubna would be the big surprise to win the under 1900 despite being one of the lower seeds. He upset 4 higher-rated players to win the event. Another big surprise took place in the junior 17 years and under as Karthik Kalle, who just turned 10 years old, beat higher-rated and older players to win the event.