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 Damon3384.23 usopen.201206 (718.79) wfdf.201507 (717.46) usopen.201407 (688.81) wfdf.201307 (631.82) virginia.201204 (627.35)
2Dave Hesselberth3327.03 wfdf.201507 (717.46) usopen.201407 (688.81) wfdf.201307 (687.01) usopen.201607 (627.03) usopen.201206 (606.72)
3Rick LeBeau3090.2 wfdf.201507 (663.52) virginia.201704 (648.44) usopen.201407 (625.58) usopen.201206 (606.72) virginia.201204 (545.94)
4Cody Kirkland3053.53 usopen.201206 (718.79) virginia.201304 (676.93) virginia.201704 (648.44) eastcoast.201209 (571.97) eastcoast.201309 (437.40)
5Harvey Brandt2890.42 wfdf.201307 (687.01) wfdf.201507 (663.52) virginia.201504 (559.00) usopen.201407 (502.62) arizona.201210 (478.27)
6Sam Kaye2858.64 virginia.201304 (615.51) virginia.201504 (601.18) virginia.201404 (579.18) usopen.201607 (532.06) virginia.201604 (530.71)
7Chris Horn2693.1 virginia.201304 (676.93) virginia.201504 (559.00) virginia.201404 (508.31) usopen.201407 (502.62) virginia.201604 (446.24)
8Scott Zimmerman2676.47 usopen.201407 (625.58) tallahassee.201603 (540.21) wfdf.201507 (528.98) eastcoast.201209 (491.73) virginia.201304 (489.97)
9Jim Elsner2579.08 virginia.201604 (596.41) virginia.201304 (590.96) wfdf.201507 (482.00) virginia.201704 (455.05) virginia.201504 (454.66)
10Drew Preiss2519.05 virginia.201304 (561.33) virginia.201204 (504.96) usopen.201407 (502.62) eastcoast.201609 (495.48) virginia.201504 (454.66)
11Stefan Karlsson2432.83 wfdf.201507 (581.55) wfdf.201307 (569.06) sweden.201307 (436.54) sweden.201607 (436.16) sweden.201507 (409.52)
11Thomas Palmer2432.83 wfdf.201507 (581.55) wfdf.201307 (569.06) sweden.201307 (436.54) sweden.201607 (436.16) sweden.201507 (409.52)
13Dieter Johansson2398.85 wfdf.201507 (581.55) virginia.201204 (504.96) swedisc.201208 (470.86) wfdf.201307 (430.17) sweden.201407 (411.31)
14Jack Cooksey2307.11 virginia.201304 (561.33) usopen.201607 (467.17) eastcoast.201609 (443.68) usopen.201206 (431.29) wfdf.201507 (403.64)
15Dave Taylor2300.79 wfdf.201507 (528.98) virginia.201204 (504.96) usopen.201407 (435.32) virginia.201504 (418.19) virginia.201604 (413.34)
16Johan Eriksson2279.32 wfdf.201307 (529.17) wfdf.201507 (482.00) swedisc.201208 (432.11) sweden.201307 (422.86) swehost.201209 (413.18)
17Niclas Bergehamn2264.7 wfdf.201507 (581.55) swedisc.201208 (470.86) wfdf.201307 (430.17) sweden.201407 (411.31) sweden.201307 (370.81)
18Mike Prost2259.1 tallahassee.201703 (545.32) virginia.201704 (455.05) virginia.201604 (446.24) eastcoast.201209 (410.25) virginia.201304 (402.24)
19Mark Horn2228.37 virginia.201304 (590.96) usopen.201607 (467.17) wfdf.201507 (403.64) virginia.201404 (390.28) virginia.201204 (376.32)
20Randy Aiu2208.78 virginia.201204 (627.35) tallahassee.201603 (460.03) virginia.201604 (381.27) arizona.201310 (374.47) tallahassee.201703 (365.66)
21Anders Johnsson2202.75 wfdf.201507 (553.59) wfdf.201307 (495.40) swesommar.201506 (396.76) swesommar.201308 (390.12) sweden.201407 (366.88)
22Thomas Lindell2174.5 wfdf.201307 (529.17) swedisc.201208 (432.11) sweden.201307 (422.86) swehost.201209 (413.18) sweuppsala.201306 (377.18)
23Hank Bass2133.23 virginia.201304 (590.96) virginia.201504 (454.66) virginia.201604 (446.24) tallahassee.201703 (327.20) tallahassee.201603 (314.17)
24Arthur Coddington2090.14 virginia.201704 (586.53) tallahassee.201703 (448.37) virginia.201404 (390.28) eastcoast.201509 (369.69) eastcoastkoc.201609 (295.27)
25Mathias Franzen2082.3 wfdf.201507 (553.59) swesommar.201506 (396.76) swesommar.201308 (390.12) swehost.201609 (374.95) sweden.201407 (366.88)
26Tomas Burvall2075.08
27Stefan Palm2068.91
27Johan Josjo2068.91
29Fredrik Celinder1907.77
30John Elsner1853.71
31Randy Lahm1750.54
32Richard Paschal1745.56
33Jonathan Brandtberg1701.76
34Thomas Cole1570.51
35Ron Vingerelli1515.36
36Jay Koonts1509.69
37Peter Andrews1445.71
38Nathan Joswiak1445.11
39Mike Beckmann1362.58
40John Kirkland1362.39
41Sebastian Brandtberg1269.38
42Cade Loving1258.85
43Sten Hermodsson1213.02
44Thomas Jonasson1198.57
45Mikael Zewgren1158.75
46Gus Webb1151.89
47Jon Freedman1055.94
48Tim Mackey1048.16
49Stefan Andersson1009.72
50Blair Paulsen997.8
51Bill Wright917.17
52Peter Henriksson916.25
52Jonas Bengtsson916.25
54Stewart Hubbs904.52
55Carlton Howard875.59
56Jeff Shelton863.1
57Jasun Burdick841.32
58Jonas Karlsson821.73
59Chuck Richard799.81
60Jeff Woessner789.71
61Jon Cohn766.2
62Mitchell Minford737.89
63Paul Brenner710.88
64Jake Gauthier702.16
65Robert McLeod672.87
66Juliana Korver661.03
67Eric Olsen652.69
68Fredrik Gustavsson596.8
69Beth Verish594.57
70Tom McMullen571.33
71Aksel Finborud569.06
71Sune Wentzel569.06
73Jim Herrick540.72
74Fredrik Bodell540.52
75Mattias Hultqvist517.4
76Jim Gaarder516.03
77Ray Trevino515.17
78Hunter Wootten515.14
79Eric Wootten508.45
80Ryan Olsen491.62
81Anton Kappling452.11
82Cotter Michaels435.27
83Greg Korth419.57
84Stephanie Chan408.69
85Scott Stokely378.91
86Tony Pellicane378.02
87Scott Schmucker365.32
88Jens Velasquez360.77
89Rick Williams351.59
90Dan Roddick334.09
91Lori Daniels298.44
92Curtis Progl286.91
93Spencer Herrick282.91
94Nils von Segebaden264.36
95Doug Korns254.94
96Toddy Brodeur231.1
96Jeff O'Brien231.1
98Jordan Huston220.72
99Joakim Arveskar215.38
100Doug Kantor213.59
101Ashton Lewis207.05
102Thomas Olsson193.88
103Tobias Cole189.7
104Andy Lemann186.12
105Charles Robshaw181.63
106Jack Stanton175.76
107Gerry Geare170.4
108Paul Thompson154.42
109Ivan Radulovic153.56
110David Myers134.34
111Jeff Korns128.97
112Graham Katz128
113Leo Rohr127.05
114Sten Sturefelt126.79
115Dave Bolyard122.44
116Chris Voigt114.9
117Martin Sillen108.25
117Conny Lindell108.25
119Don Wallace104.91
120Ian Phillips103.97
121Glen Todd102.65
122Evan Walbridge102.22
123Kevin Tiernan98.04
124Trey Hamlet93.85
125Mikael Hansson89.02
126Dave Steger83.19
127John Schiller82.82
128Rico Schneider81.29
129Johan Stensmar80.53
130Scott Stagg78.06
131Daniel O'Neill73.82
132Diana Elsner73.71
133Martin Nygren67.82
134Glen Whitlock64.11
135Par Persson61.33
136Eric Prather60.83
137Kirk Yoo59.09
138James Wiseman58.82
139David Wiggins55.71
140Henrik Wahlman54.38
141Jay Pontier50.99
142Tobias Danielsson49.37
143Bethany Sanchez47.65
144Bob Cooksey41.84
145Oscar Grundstrom41.33
145Mats Grundstrom41.33
147Magnus Ellstrom41.18
148Ze Luis40.48
149Fredrik Hermodsson37.14
150Greg Marter34.52
151Rui Pires33.94
152Markus Hein28.61
153Jonathan28.28
153Dan Lustiger28.28
155Steve Dodge26.67
155Tom Coffin26.67
157John Collins26.45
158Steve Dugan24.86
158Tom Kennedy24.86
160Bill Benish24.3
161Dean Porter23.01
162Phillipp Ludwig21.58
163Dan Bogan21.52
164Mattias Sandkvist21.27
165Shahid Islam20.43
166Larry Hinkle18.98
167Robert Stasi17.94
167Josh Fortney17.94
169Curran McCrory17.88
170Ian Kitchens16.89
171Brad Allison16.87
172Jon Kilroy16.83
173Don Cain16.4
174Ryan Peterson16.12
175Getty Freeman15.75
176Tyler Todd15.42
177Jared Todd15.32
178Kurt Karlsson15.12
179Brad Wendt15.09
180Riley O'Neill15
181Todd Walton14.96
181Pat Todd14.96
183Tobi Burzan14.71
183Jan Schreck14.71
185Maurice Cinquini14.69
186Robert Cinquini14.56
187Philip Meerkopf14.53
188Anton Lindh14.39
189Michael Conger14.1
190Albin Lindblad13.99
190Fabian Lindblad13.99
192Emil Rikner13.75
193Takuemi Iwama13.66
193Yuta Saito13.66
195Mikael Svensson13.52
195Thomas Svensson13.52
197Jan Sorensen13.21
197Petri Isola13.21
199Par Assargard12.84
199Michael Hu12.84
201Tony Tomasino12.51
202Jan Bass11.85
203Andy White11.63
204Jason Snapp10.48
205Ethan Lahm10.46
205Randy Lahm Jr10.46
207Sam Poole9.56
208Joe Essman9.27
208Charlie Burke9.27
210Chris MacLeod8.78
211Roger Cansler8.44
211James Proctor8.44
213Leonard Muise8.16
214Sandy Castleden7.9
215Carl Richmond7.89
216Marc Petsotnik7.03
217Robert Buzasy6.52
218Anthony Newberry6.4
219Robert Leonard6.34
220John Laughlin5.72
220Josh Walton5.72
222Steve Manning5.7
223David Kieke5.69
224Bianca Strunz5.3
224Kolja Hanemann5.3
224Freddy Finner5.3
227Chris Edwards4.77
227Jim Palmeri4.77
227Dave Michels4.77
230Joakim Kilby4.45
230Frida Hogberg4.45
232Patrick O'Connor3.92
233Naved Hasnain3.9
234Peter Cinquini3.87
235Jaden Schneider3.86
236Jake Schultz3.46
236Mike Lofton3.46
238Torsten Baus3.31
239Geech Sorenson3.21
240Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani2.98
241Mike Norris2.93
242Anneli Andre2.7
243Craig Osgood2.48
244Steve Rieck2.44
244Dave Zouzounis2.44
246Ralph Cowan2.34
247Ryan Hornickel2.33
248Tom Voight2.17
249Joe Harper2.12
250Kevin Parkhurst1.57
250Noah Parker1.57
252Greg Maxwell1.46
253Chris Ballard1.44
254Terry Gallops1.4
255Dave Johnson1.19
256Drew Magee1.13
257Neil Castleden1.06
257Karen Wendt1.06
259Sean Ballard0.87
260Seth Smith0.64
261Chris Yeoman0.39
262Gohar Mossavar Rahmani0.28
263Carrie Miller0.18
264Eduardo Suero0.12
264Mark Susi0.12
264John Titcomb0.12
267Phil Cappa0.1
267Daniel Svensson0.1
267Keys Pattie0.1
267Alan Koechlein0.1
267Paul Hobson0.1
267Craig Gangloff0.1
267Susie Horn0.1
267Larry Imperiale0.1
267Austin Bartenstein0.1
267Henrik Ryden0.1
267Dale Crawford0.1
267Richard Koechlein0.1
267Wayne 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
280Jonathan Dybbroe0.09
280Raoul Judel0.09
280Henrik Hagman0.09
280Paul Rohrbaugh0.09
280David Ewald0.09
280Martin Bertilsson0.09
280Simon Hasselgren0.09
280Adam Perry0.09
299Isaac Cinquini0.08
299Andy Gabbard0.08
299Bill Dooley0.08
299Chris Pressley0.08
299Dan Ackerstein0.08

WOMEN

1Beth Verish1273.44 usopen.201407 (422.49) usopen.201206 (282.87) wfdf.201507 (236.59) virginia.201604 (219.55) wfdf.201307 (111.94)
2Lori Daniels820.76 usopen.201607 (275.80) virginia.201304 (158.27) usopen.201407 (154.85) usopen.201206 (134.79) wfdf.201507 (97.05)
3Juliana Korver764.73 wfdf.201507 (236.59) virginia.201604 (219.55) usopen.201407 (154.85) virginia.201704 (77.41) usopen.201607 (76.33)
4Stephanie Chan727.37 usopen.201407 (333.08) usopen.201206 (282.87) arizona.201210 (111.32) virginia.201604 (0.10)
5Tita Ugalde631.6 usopen.201407 (422.49) wfdf.201307 (111.94) wfdf.201507 (97.05) usopen.201206 (0.12)
6Regina Olnils616.64 usopen.201407 (567.34) wfdf.201307 (49.30)
6Stina Burvall616.64 usopen.201407 (567.34) wfdf.201307 (49.30)
8Diana Elsner608.88 usopen.201407 (333.08) usopen.201607 (275.80)
9Mandy Carreiro443.33 virginia.201604 (175.44) virginia.201304 (158.27) usopen.201407 (109.62)
10Bethany Sanchez406.59 usopen.201206 (134.79) virginia.201204 (117.10) virginia.201304 (102.57) virginia.201604 (52.03) virginia.201704 (0.10)
11Liz Herrick175.44 virginia.201604 (175.44)
12Julien Carreiro109.62 usopen.201407 (109.62)
13Susie Horn56.15 usopen.201407 (50.02) virginia.201204 (5.79) usopen.201607 (0.12) usopen.201206 (0.12) arizona.201210 (0.10)
14Louie Cohn50.02 usopen.201407 (50.02)
15Gohar Mossavar Rahmani20.7 wfdf.201507 (20.58) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
15Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani20.7 wfdf.201507 (20.58) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
17Frida Hogberg20.58 wfdf.201507 (20.58)
17Anneli Andre20.58 wfdf.201507 (20.58)
19Maggie Johns12.15 virginia.201304 (12.15)
20Mindy Ahler0.24 usopen.201607 (0.12) usopen.201407 (0.12)
21Lisa Berman0.22 usopen.201407 (0.12) virginia.201704 (0.10)
21Su Strait0.22 usopen.201206 (0.12) virginia.201304 (0.10)
23Erin Hart0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
23Sofia Grundstrom0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
23Malin Assargard0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
26Terry Frank0.1
26Carrie Miller0.1

MIXED

1Juliana Korver72.87 arizona.201510 (72.87)
1Rick LeBeau72.87 arizona.201510 (72.87)
3Conrad Damon48.1 arizona.201210 (30.86) arizona.201510 (17.24)
4Arthur Coddington48.04 arizona.201510 (48.04)
4Beth Verish48.04 arizona.201510 (48.04)
6Lori Daniels30.86 arizona.201210 (30.86)
7Tita Ugalde17.24 arizona.201510 (17.24)
8Chris Horn14.03 arizona.201210 (14.03)
8Stephanie Chan14.03 arizona.201210 (14.03)
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

1Jeff Korns123.32 wfdf.201507 (79.04) usopen.201206 (44.28)
2Tobias Cole79.16 wfdf.201507 (79.04) usopen.201206 (0.12)
3Simon Kappling43.48 wfdf.201507 (43.48)
3Anton Kappling43.48 wfdf.201507 (43.48)
5Albin Lindblad20.67 swehost.201209 (20.55) wfdf.201507 (0.12)
6Emanuel Karlsson20.55 swehost.201209 (20.55)
7Fabian Lindblad0.21 wfdf.201507 (0.12) swehost.201209 (0.09)
8Curran McCrory0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
9Axel 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.