CT. Teen reaches rating Milestone
17 year-old Anthony Cappasso earned a USATT rating of 2051 with tournament match and event wins recently at a December tournament in New York where he won the U-2000 event and reached the finals of the U-2050 event.
A rating over 2000 places players in the 'expert' level of the top 5 to 10% of all active tournament players in the country. Reaching 2051 also places Anthony 7th among the top 10 players in our 2016 end of the year CTTA active club players ratings list, placing him between Club rivals & practice partners (#6) Sam Medina (2064) & (#8) Adam Sahar (1984). Adam is also a High School Senior who took up the sport in Fairfield as a 13 year old. Anthony & Adam have alternated trading the #1 & #2 spots among USATT rated youth for the last 2 or 3 years.
Anthony also reached another goal in December with his first match wins in club play over Fairfield TTC's current #3 player, Rich Dewitt, a former Connecticut Men's Champion with a current 2158 rating.
Anthony began club TT play in Fairfield about 4 years ago as a 13 year old. He has been trading club match wins with his coach, another former (2X) State Champion Club Director and Pro Dave Strang (2070) for the last 2 of those 4 years.