Exciting First Day of Play at 2014 Butterfly St. Louis Open
Barbara Wei May 04, 2014
10 events concluded play on the first day of the St. Louis Open, including but not limited to the highly anticipated US citizen only “Elite Event”.
Joey Cochran – Star of St. Louis Open “Elite Singles” Event
Barbara Wei May 04, 2014
Fourth seed in the “Elite Singles” event, Joey Cochran (2399) was the least likely out of the top 4 seeds to take home the championship title.
Inaugural Butterfly St. Louis Open to Begin Saturday with Highly Anticipated “Elite Event”
Barbara Wei May 03, 2014
Restricted to only U.S. citizens, this event will feature some of today’s most dedicated American table tennis players.
Player, Coach, Innovator and Blogger, Samson Dubina Hopes to Steal Top Honors at St. Louis Open
Barbara Wei May 01, 2014
Second seed in the “Elite Singles” event, Samson Dubina (2490) hopes to cause an upset to become the first ever “Elite Singles” Champion at the 2014 Butterfly St. Louis Open.
Athletes of the Month - April
Sean O'Neill May 01, 2014
Congrats to Prachi Jha and Kanak Jha on their outstanding performances at the Butterfly 2014 Canadian Junior & Cadet Open.
St. Louis Open Part of Larger Plan for Top Seed Mark Hazinski
Barbara Wei April 30, 2014
Mark Hazinski (2530), top seed in both the Open Singles and Elite Singles event at the 2014 Butterfly St. Louis Open, hopes to follow in the steps of his coach Danny Seemiller (accomplished player, coach, and USA Hall of Famer) in his table tennis career.
St. Louis Open Stepping Stone to Dream of US Pan-Am or Olympic Team for Joey Cochran
Barbara Wei April 29, 2014
Joey Cochran (2399), 4th seed in the Elite Event of the 2014 St. Louis Open, hopes the experiences he will have at the St. Louis Open will help him accomplish his dream of making the US Pan-Am or US Olympic team in the upcoming years.
Lily Zhang Shines but Opening Defeat for United States
Ian Marshall April 28, 2014
Playing in her sixth consecutive World Championships, she made her debut when 12 years old in Yokohama in 2009, she recorded the two victories against Hungary.
St. Louis Open Hopes to Set an Example with US Citizen Only “Elite Event”
Barbara Wei April 28, 2014
Only U.S. Olympic eligible players (US Citizens) may enter the unique “Elite Event” which features the most prize money out of any of the events at the 4-star tournament ($2000 for the winner, $6,200 overall).
Shonie Aki Scholarship Award
Bruce H. Liu April 25, 2014
The Shonie Aki Scholarship award, in the amount of $1,250 for one year, will be offered to a young table tennis player who has aspirations to complete a college education, become a better player and a productive individual who would reflect on Shonie's legacy.