DDC rankings: Top 25

Rankings are listed in each division for which I have results. Only tournaments from the last five seasons count. Next to each player's rating score is a list of their scoring tournaments, in descending order of how many points they got for it. If you're a statsmonger and want to check out who/how many/where/when, you can look at the master list of points.

If you would like to mess with the parameters used to produce the rankings, change the numbers in this form.

How these rankings were figured

Full rankings

OPEN

1Conrad Damon3480.39 wfdf.201507 (781.14) usopen.201407 (703.06) wfdf.201707 (699.29) wfdf.201307 (683.83) usopen.201607 (613.07)
2Dave Hesselberth3431.77 wfdf.201507 (781.14) wfdf.201307 (746.91) usopen.201407 (703.06) usopen.201607 (613.07) virginia.201404 (587.59)
3Harvey Brandt3214.86 wfdf.201307 (746.91) wfdf.201507 (707.25) wfdf.201707 (699.29) virginia.201504 (545.10) usopen.201407 (516.31)
4Rick LeBeau3124 wfdf.201507 (707.25) virginia.201704 (642.62) usopen.201407 (640.08) wfdf.201707 (623.59) usopen.201607 (510.46)
5Sam Kaye2834.83 virginia.201304 (610.05) virginia.201504 (600.03) virginia.201404 (587.59) virginia.201604 (520.85) usopen.201407 (516.31)
6Stefan Karlsson2793.91 wfdf.201307 (625.47) wfdf.201507 (620.92) sweden.201707 (523.13) sweden.201607 (523.13) sweden.201307 (501.26)
6Thomas Palmer2793.91 wfdf.201307 (625.47) wfdf.201507 (620.92) sweden.201707 (523.13) sweden.201607 (523.13) sweden.201307 (501.26)
8Scott Zimmerman2728.96 usopen.201407 (640.08) wfdf.201507 (603.44) tallahassee.201603 (522.18) virginia.201304 (491.96) eastcoast.201209 (471.30)
9Cody Kirkland2708.3 virginia.201304 (679.96) virginia.201704 (642.62) eastcoast.201209 (555.91) eastcoast.201309 (420.07) arizona.201210 (409.74)
10Chris Horn2678.75 virginia.201304 (679.96) virginia.201504 (545.10) usopen.201407 (516.31) virginia.201404 (511.41) virginia.201604 (425.97)
11Jim Elsner2648.72 virginia.201304 (585.64) virginia.201604 (583.10) wfdf.201507 (561.73) usopen.201407 (470.52) virginia.201504 (447.73)
12Johan Eriksson2643.9 wfdf.201307 (602.08) wfdf.201507 (561.73) swedisc.201208 (512.57) sweden.201307 (487.71) swehost.201209 (479.81)
13Dieter Johansson2627.63 wfdf.201507 (620.92) swedisc.201208 (545.64) wfdf.201707 (508.65) wfdf.201307 (487.47) sweden.201407 (464.95)
14Niclas Bergehamn2548.57 wfdf.201507 (620.92) swedisc.201208 (545.64) wfdf.201307 (487.47) sweden.201407 (464.95) sweden.201307 (429.59)
15Thomas Lindell2508.39 wfdf.201307 (602.08) swedisc.201208 (512.57) sweden.201307 (487.71) swehost.201209 (479.81) sweuppsala.201306 (426.22)
16Anders Johnsson2498.71 wfdf.201507 (610.15) wfdf.201307 (559.79) wfdf.201707 (459.58) swesommar.201506 (442.04) swesommar.201308 (427.15)
17Stefan Palm2448.52 wfdf.201307 (618.34) swedisc.201208 (529.13) wfdf.201507 (521.32) sweden.201705 (399.29) sweden.201407 (380.44)
17Johan Josjo2448.52 wfdf.201307 (618.34) swedisc.201208 (529.13) wfdf.201507 (521.32) sweden.201705 (399.29) sweden.201407 (380.44)
19Tomas Burvall2425.39 wfdf.201307 (683.83) sweden.201607 (487.83) wfdf.201507 (439.74) sweden.201707 (410.57) wfdf.201707 (403.42)
20Jack Cooksey2400.54 virginia.201304 (559.73) wfdf.201507 (491.85) wfdf.201307 (461.07) usopen.201607 (458.46) eastcoast.201609 (429.43)
21Arthur Coddington2341.47 wfdf.201707 (623.59) virginia.201704 (561.87) tallahassee.201703 (417.11) virginia.201404 (382.57) eastcoast.201509 (356.33)
22Drew Preiss2336.79 virginia.201304 (559.73) usopen.201407 (516.31) eastcoast.201609 (476.21) virginia.201504 (447.73) virginia.201404 (336.81)
23Mathias Franzen2330.3 wfdf.201507 (610.15) swesommar.201506 (442.04) swesommar.201308 (427.15) sweden.201407 (425.91) swehost.201609 (425.05)
24Mark Horn2296.5 virginia.201304 (585.64) wfdf.201507 (491.85) usopen.201607 (458.46) virginia.201404 (382.57) usopen.201407 (377.98)
25Fredrik Celinder2284.24 wfdf.201307 (559.79) sweden.201607 (487.83) wfdf.201507 (439.74) sweden.201707 (410.57) swedisc.201208 (386.31)
26Dave Taylor2265.09
27Jonathan Brandtberg2202.04
28Mike Prost2175.28
29Hank Bass2086.37
30Randy Lahm1931.55
31Randy Aiu1849.95
32John Elsner1840.59
33Richard Paschal1734.66
34Mikael Zewgren1717.24
34Thomas Jonasson1717.24
36Thomas Cole1673.16
37Mike Beckmann1578.6
38Jay Koonts1508.79
39Sebastian Brandtberg1474.9
40Nathan Joswiak1431.69
41Peter Andrews1410.33
42Sten Hermodsson1408.46
43Ron Vingerelli1309.44
44Cade Loving1210.76
45Stefan Andersson1165.99
46Gus Webb1164.94
47Jonas Karlsson1117.81
48John Kirkland1107.86
49Peter Henriksson1093.63
49Jonas Bengtsson1093.63
51Jeff Shelton1072.27
52Tim Mackey1043
53Anton Kappling911.79
54Jon Freedman836.25
55Jasun Burdick797.76
56Blair Paulsen750.49
57Mitchell Minford741.75
58Robert McLeod735.07
59Mattias Hultqvist710.79
60Fredrik Gustavsson699.62
61Fredrik Bodell688.89
62Stewart Hubbs685.55
63Juliana Korver645.95
64Chuck Richard632.6
65Aksel Finborud625.47
65Sune Wentzel625.47
67Beth Verish585.92
68Jake Gauthier556.97
69Jon Cohn550.85
70Eric Olsen546.94
71Tom McMullen537.7
72Jeff Woessner512.73
73Paul Brenner495.84
74Bill Wright479.36
75Hunter Wootten459.72
76Ryan Olsen433
77Cotter Michaels413.92
78Jim Gaarder409.53
79Greg Korth398.6
80Jens Velasquez397.49
81Stephanie Chan395.08
82Eric Wootten377.06
83Scott Stokely371.69
84Tobias Cole362.71
85Rick Williams362.7
86Nils von Segebaden359.3
87Carlton Howard358.66
88Scott Schmucker344.04
89Doug Korns320.04
90Ray Trevino310.22
91Lori Daniels287.51
92Thomas Olsson285.23
93Spencer Herrick285.19
93Jim Herrick285.19
95Curtis Progl278.58
96Joakim Arveskar237.44
97Toddy Brodeur230
97Jeff O'Brien230
99Sten Sturefelt226.22
100Tom Cole215.19
101Doug Kantor214.6
102Jordan Huston207.96
103Andy Lemann198.02
104Ivan Radulovic173.84
105Charles Robshaw171.06
106Kristian Andersson163.84
107Gerry Geare161.18
108Paul Thompson159.74
109Martin Sillen151.22
109Conny Lindell151.22
111Dave Bolyard138.33
112Graham Katz135
113David Myers128.86
114Tony Pellicane122.84
115Chris Voigt119.08
116Anton Lindh111.98
117Ian Phillips105.39
118Mikael Hansson105.21
119Evan Walbridge99.03
120Jeff Korns98.83
121Johan Stensmar98.72
122Trey Hamlet97.73
123Leo Rohr97.69
124Ashton Lewis96.87
125Dan Roddick95.4
126Kevin Tiernan90.06
127Dave Steger82.75
128Martin Nygren78.56
129John Schiller77.53
130Rico Schneider76.3
131Par Persson76.27
132Jack Stanton75.42
133Scott Stagg73.34
134Glen Todd69.88
135Diana Elsner69.8
136Eric Prather66.96
137Jan Mueller66.4
138Kurt Karlsson63.46
139Glen Whitlock63.3
140Henrik Wahlman62.7
141Oscar Grundstrom56.82
141Mats Grundstrom56.82
143Kirk Yoo56.37
144Magnus Ellstrom56.15
145David Wiggins53.01
146Tobias Danielsson51.9
147Jay Pontier48.84
148Ze Luis48.5
149Bethany Sanchez46.73
150Fredrik Hermodsson40.29
151Bob Cooksey39.45
152Rui Pires37.27
153Daniel O'Neill35
154Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani33.67
155Greg Marter33.64
156Gohar Mossavar Rahmani31.1
157Bill Benish27.71
158Jonathan27.56
158Dan Lustiger27.56
160Markus Hein27.44
161Joakim Kilby26.77
161Frida Hogberg26.77
163Niklas Niva26.68
163Alexander Xu26.68
165Shahid Islam25.94
166Michael Conger25.18
167Dean Porter25.1
168John Collins24.3
169Phillipp Ludwig21.03
170Dan Bogan20.3
171Mattias Sandkvist19.98
172Larry Hinkle18.48
173Getty Freeman18.25
174Robert Stasi17.51
174Josh Fortney17.51
176Yung Kai Liang17.23
176Kun Hu17.23
178Ian Kitchens16.53
179Brad Allison16.47
180Mikael Svensson16.24
180Thomas Svensson16.24
182Jon Kilroy15.83
183Ryan Peterson15.22
184Maurice Cinquini15.02
185Tobi Burzan14.34
185Jan Schreck14.34
187Brad Wendt14.24
188Don Cain14.22
189Takuemi Iwama14.16
189Yuta Saito14.16
191Riley O'Neill13.94
192Jan Sorensen13.74
192Petri Isola13.74
194Robert Cinquini13.66
195Philip Meerkopf13.5
196Par Assargard13.38
196Michael Hu13.38
198Albin Lindblad13.14
198Fabian Lindblad13.14
200Emil Rikner12.9
201Tony Tomasino12.18
202Jan Bass11.55
203Andy White10.98
204Marc Pestotnik10.47
205Jason Snapp10.21
206Leonard Muise8.94
207Ethan Lahm8.62
207Randy Lahm Jr8.62
209Chris MacLeod8.57
210Roger Cansler8.07
210James Proctor8.07
212Sam Poole7.77
213Joe Essman7.51
213Charlie Burke7.51
215Carl Richmond7.44
216Sandy Castleden7.39
217Robert Leonard6.23
218Robert Buzasy6.22
219Anthony Newberry6.12
220John Laughlin5.47
220Josh Walton5.47
222David Kieke5.37
223Steve Manning5.33
224Bianca Strunz5.16
224Kolja Hanemann5.16
224Freddy Finner5.16
227Dave Michels4.5
228Chris Edwards4.46
228Jim Palmeri4.46
230Simon Hesselgren4.42
230Jonathan Dybbroe4.42
232Cormac Finn O'Brien4.06
233Patrick O'Connor3.8
234Naved Hasnain3.67
235Jaden Schneider3.64
236Peter Cinquini3.62
237Jake Schultz3.31
237Mike Lofton3.31
239Torsten Baus3.23
240Geech Sorenson3.02
241Mike Norris2.84
242Anneli Andre2.57
243Craig Osgood2.43
244Steve Rieck2.28
244Dave Zouzounis2.28
246Ryan Hornickel2.2
247Ralph Cowan2.19
248Joe Harper2.05
249Tom Voight2.04
250Derek Robins1.85
250Charlie Mead1.85
252Kevin Parkhurst1.5
252Noah Parker1.5
254Terry Gallops1.39
254Chris Ballard1.39
256Greg Maxwell1.37
257Dave Johnson1.13
258Drew Magee1.11
259Karen Wendt1
260Neil Castleden0.99
261Sean Ballard0.84
262Seth Smith0.63
263Chris Yeoman0.38
264Carrie Miller0.18
265Rick Murphy0.12
265Eduardo Suero0.12
265Mark Susi0.12
265John Titcomb0.12
265Shaun Lewis0.12
270Daniel Svensson0.1
270Tyler Todd0.1
270Keys Pattie0.1
270Paul Hobson0.1
270Craig Gangloff0.1
270Susie Horn0.1
270Larry Imperiale0.1
270Austin Bartenstein0.1
270Henrik Ryden0.1
270Wayne Biever0.1
280Stefan Sorne0.09
280Thomas Noetzel0.09
280Kalon Self0.09
280David Thuresson0.09
280Mikael Lund0.09
280Shaggy Larsson0.09
280Wendy Chan0.09
280Raimo Kallio0.09
280Christoffer Haydt0.09
280Rick Rysso0.09
280Christian Lennqvist0.09
280Abouzar Hejdari0.09
280Raoul Judel0.09
280Henrik Hagman0.09
280Paul Rohrbaugh0.09
280David Ewald0.09
280Obaid Mirzai0.09
280Martin Bertilsson0.09
280Adam Perry0.09
299Isaac Cinquini0.08
299Andy Gabbard0.08
299Bill Dooley0.08
299Chris Pressley0.08
299Dan Ackerstein0.08

WOMEN

1Beth Verish1441.04 usopen.201407 (401.05) wfdf.201707 (374.41) wfdf.201507 (293.17) virginia.201604 (187.61) wfdf.201307 (184.80)
2Juliana Korver1040.68 wfdf.201707 (374.41) wfdf.201507 (293.17) virginia.201604 (187.61) usopen.201407 (130.02) usopen.201607 (55.47)
3Lori Daniels935.17 usopen.201607 (276.84) wfdf.201707 (236.71) wfdf.201507 (157.02) virginia.201304 (134.58) usopen.201407 (130.02)
4Regina Olnils762.17 usopen.201407 (543.12) wfdf.201707 (135.48) wfdf.201307 (83.57)
4Stina Burvall762.17 usopen.201407 (543.12) wfdf.201707 (135.48) wfdf.201307 (83.57)
6Tita Ugalde742.87 usopen.201407 (401.05) wfdf.201307 (184.80) wfdf.201507 (157.02)
7Diana Elsner607.1 usopen.201407 (330.26) usopen.201607 (276.84)
8Stephanie Chan432.4 usopen.201407 (330.26) arizona.201210 (102.04) virginia.201604 (0.10)
9Mandy Carreiro367.17 virginia.201604 (145.73) virginia.201304 (134.58) usopen.201407 (86.86)
10Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani256.22 wfdf.201707 (236.71) wfdf.201507 (19.39) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
11Liz Herrick145.73 virginia.201604 (145.73)
12Bethany Sanchez139.11 virginia.201304 (101.24) virginia.201604 (37.77) virginia.201704 (0.10)
13Yu Han Wang101.33 wfdf.201707 (101.33)
13I Chi Lin101.33 wfdf.201707 (101.33)
15Julien Carreiro86.86 usopen.201407 (86.86)
16Frida Hogberg66.67 wfdf.201707 (47.28) wfdf.201507 (19.39)
16Anneli Andre66.67 wfdf.201707 (47.28) wfdf.201507 (19.39)
18Susie Horn47.26 usopen.201407 (47.04) usopen.201607 (0.12) arizona.201210 (0.10)
19Louie Cohn47.04 usopen.201407 (47.04)
20Gohar Mossavar Rahmani19.63 wfdf.201507 (19.39) wfdf.201707 (0.12) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
21Maggie Johns4.09 virginia.201304 (4.09)
22Mindy Ahler0.24 usopen.201607 (0.12) usopen.201407 (0.12)
23Lisa Berman0.22 usopen.201407 (0.12) virginia.201704 (0.10)
24Natalie Niva0.12 wfdf.201707 (0.12)
24Sofia Grundstrom0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
24Malin Assargard0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
27Carrie Miller0.1
27Su Strait0.1

MIXED

1Juliana Korver69.04 arizona.201510 (69.04)
1Rick LeBeau69.04 arizona.201510 (69.04)
3Conrad Damon46.81 arizona.201210 (30.59) arizona.201510 (16.22)
4Arthur Coddington45.69 arizona.201510 (45.69)
4Beth Verish45.69 arizona.201510 (45.69)
6Lori Daniels30.59 arizona.201210 (30.59)
7Tita Ugalde16.22 arizona.201510 (16.22)
8Chris Horn13.9 arizona.201210 (13.90)
8Stephanie Chan13.9 arizona.201210 (13.90)
10Mark Horn0.1 arizona.201210 (0.10)
10Susie Horn0.1 arizona.201210 (0.10)
10Jon Freedman0.1 arizona.201510 (0.10)
10Carrie Miller0.1 arizona.201510 (0.10)

JUNIOR

1Simon Hesselgren138.53 wfdf.201707 (138.53)
1Jonathan Dybbroe138.53 wfdf.201707 (138.53)
3Ethan Lahm89.35 wfdf.201707 (89.35)
3Randy Lahm Jr89.35 wfdf.201707 (89.35)
5Jeff Korns75.18 wfdf.201507 (75.18)
5Tobias Cole75.18 wfdf.201507 (75.18)
7Niklas Niva48.38 wfdf.201707 (48.38)
7Alexander Xu48.38 wfdf.201707 (48.38)
9Simon Kappling41.68 wfdf.201507 (41.68)
9Anton Kappling41.68 wfdf.201507 (41.68)
11Albin Lindblad19.97 swehost.201209 (19.85) wfdf.201507 (0.12)
12Emanuel Karlsson19.85 swehost.201209 (19.85)
13Edvin Almqvist14.23 wfdf.201707 (14.23)
13Matilda Ringbom14.23 wfdf.201707 (14.23)
15Fabian Lindblad0.21 wfdf.201507 (0.12) swehost.201209 (0.09)
16Yung Kai Liang0.12 wfdf.201707 (0.12)
17Axel Elmersson0.09 swehost.201209 (0.09)

How these rankings were figured

These rankings are by division only. When you play in a tournament, you only earn points for the division you play in.

The ranking process has two steps, fixed and relative. In the fixed step, you get points based on your place, according to a formula. That number is multiplied by a number that depends on the level of the tournament (there are four levels). Those point totals are used to give everyone a preliminary rating.

Then I do it again, using a different formula to award points. This time you get points for who you beat, depending on their rating. So beating Harvey gets you a lot of points. The tournament level is figured in (in a much smaller way than in the first step). The idea behind relative ranking is that it takes care of a lot of the intangibles - for example, the level of a tournament will be dependent on the number and strength of the teams there. More and stronger teams will result in more points being awarded. That's also why the larger divisions have higher point totals.

Now you know. If you're really curious, check out the script library to see the code that generates the rankings.

There's also a page that allows you to tweak some of the parameters to see what happens to the rankings.