Adam Sahar Tops Connecticut Player Ratings
Based on 12 matches won at the North American Team Championships at the National Harbor Convention Center in Washington D.C, Fairfield University Freshman Adam Sahar recently earned his highest career rating of 2254.
This places Adam as the Top USATT rated active tournament player in the state for the first time ever, as 2017 ends. With the support of his parents, clubmates at Fairfield Table Tennis Club and coaches Strang and McPherson, at 18, Adam has become the youngest player to lead all Connecticut player ratings in at least 25 years, since he joined the club as a middle school aged beginner about 5 years ago.
Adam scored 11 of his 12 match wins over players rated over the USATT 'Expert' rating of 2000, in leading Fairfield's CT.TTA team in the 3rd Division (of 15) at the nearly 1000 player international Event.
The CT.TTA/Fairfield Team consisting of Adam, Emani McPherson, Anthony Capasso and Oscar Cid finished near the middle of the 3rd of the 15 (16 Team) Divisions, placing them about 35th among the over 200 teams representing North American, European and Asian Teams from clubs and leagues including the Bundasliga Europeon professional League.
Matches pitted 3 players from competing teams playing up to 9 singles matches against each other with the first team winning 5 matches gaining the team victory. Preliminary matches on Friday placed each team in a group with teams with comparable level players.
Updated ratings for CT.TTA/Fairfield-Bethany players are available at http://www.realtabletennis.com/Ratings/
The Top Division consisting of top national and international level players competed for the $25,000 in price money with trophies awarded to top teams in the other divisions. ASV Grunwettersbach defeated Team Joola in the Division one final which was streemed live and can be seen on Youtube at the USATT channel.
A full tournament write-up and video links are available at: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Table-Tennis/Features/2017/November/27/ASV-Grunwettersbach-Top-the-Field-in-World-Class-JOOLA-Team-Championships