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 Damon3378 wfdf.201507 (750.09) usopen.201407 (690.39) wfdf.201707 (675.28) wfdf.201307 (647.25) virginia.201304 (614.99)
2Dave Hesselberth3361.85 wfdf.201507 (750.09) wfdf.201307 (712.57) usopen.201407 (690.39) usopen.201607 (611.45) virginia.201404 (597.35)
3Harvey Brandt3133.07 wfdf.201307 (712.57) wfdf.201707 (675.28) wfdf.201507 (667.96) virginia.201504 (556.76) usopen.201407 (520.50)
4Rick Lebeau3063.96 wfdf.201507 (667.96) virginia.201704 (648.23) usopen.201407 (643.27) wfdf.201707 (594.91) usopen.201607 (509.59)
5Sam Kaye2867.22 virginia.201304 (614.99) virginia.201504 (603.57) virginia.201404 (597.35) virginia.201604 (530.81) usopen.201407 (520.50)
6Chris Horn2720.4 virginia.201304 (680.94) virginia.201504 (556.76) virginia.201404 (524.98) usopen.201407 (520.50) virginia.201604 (437.22)
7Scott Zimmerman2692.41 usopen.201407 (643.27) wfdf.201507 (573.01) tallahassee.201603 (532.73) virginia.201304 (512.16) virginia.201504 (431.24)
8Jim Elsner2667.23 virginia.201304 (597.32) virginia.201604 (591.15) wfdf.201507 (535.70) usopen.201407 (484.95) virginia.201504 (458.11)
9Stefan Karlsson2652.16 wfdf.201307 (593.72) wfdf.201507 (588.60) sweden.201707 (496.03) sweden.201607 (496.03) sweden.201307 (477.78)
9Thomas Palmer2652.16 wfdf.201307 (593.72) wfdf.201507 (588.60) sweden.201707 (496.03) sweden.201607 (496.03) sweden.201307 (477.78)
11Drew Preiss2437.15 virginia.201304 (575.88) usopen.201407 (520.50) eastcoast.201609 (497.17) virginia.201504 (458.11) eastcoastkoc.201709 (385.49)
12Johan Eriksson2432.78 wfdf.201307 (577.82) wfdf.201507 (535.70) sweden.201307 (463.61) wfdf.201707 (443.97) sweuppsala.201306 (411.68)
13Jack Cooksey2432.56 virginia.201304 (575.88) wfdf.201507 (479.90) usopen.201607 (463.41) eastcoast.201609 (457.48) wfdf.201307 (455.89)
14Dieter Johansson2431.32 wfdf.201507 (588.60) wfdf.201707 (491.04) wfdf.201307 (475.78) sweden.201407 (441.78) sweden.201707 (434.12)
15Anders Johnsson2392.01 wfdf.201507 (577.97) wfdf.201307 (539.18) wfdf.201707 (443.97) swesommar.201506 (418.96) sweden.201507 (411.93)
16Arthur Coddington2390.06 wfdf.201707 (594.91) virginia.201704 (567.29) tallahassee.201703 (429.54) virginia.201404 (413.34) eastcoast.201509 (384.98)
17Mark Horn2366.94 virginia.201304 (597.32) wfdf.201507 (479.90) usopen.201607 (463.41) virginia.201404 (413.34) usopen.201407 (412.97)
18Tomas Burvall2347.01 wfdf.201307 (647.25) sweden.201607 (463.81) wfdf.201507 (432.59) wfdf.201707 (406.42) sweden.201707 (396.94)
19Niclas Bergehamn2317.03 wfdf.201507 (588.60) wfdf.201307 (475.78) sweden.201407 (441.78) sweden.201307 (411.13) sweden.201605 (399.74)
20Dave Taylor2305.19 wfdf.201507 (573.01) usopen.201407 (472.04) virginia.201504 (431.24) virginia.201304 (418.55) virginia.201604 (410.35)
21Mike Prost2238.8 tallahassee.201703 (537.05) virginia.201704 (438.06) virginia.201604 (437.22) virginia.201304 (429.89) tallahassee.201603 (396.58)
22Mathias Franzen2234.48 wfdf.201507 (577.97) swesommar.201506 (418.96) swehost.201609 (416.95) sweden.201507 (411.93) swestock.201505 (408.67)
23Stefan Palm2211.67 wfdf.201307 (589.38) wfdf.201507 (501.96) sweden.201705 (387.76) sweden.201507 (367.96) swestock.201505 (364.61)
24Johan Josjo2210.31 wfdf.201307 (589.38) wfdf.201507 (501.96) sweden.201705 (387.76) sweden.201507 (367.96) sweden.201407 (363.25)
25Fredrik Celinder2172.21 wfdf.201307 (539.18) sweden.201607 (463.81) wfdf.201507 (432.59) sweden.201707 (396.94) sweden.201307 (339.69)
26Hank Bass2164.89
27Jonathan Brandtberg2129.08
28Thomas Lindell2114.96
29Cody Kirkland2011.11
30Randy Lahm2010.92
31John Elsner1961.48
32Randy Aiu1954.15
33Richard Paschal1865.15
34Jay Koonts1782.82
35Thomas Cole1771.81
36Nathan Joswiak1699.71
37Peter Andrews1677.87
38Mikael Zewgren1664.4
38Thomas Jonasson1664.4
40Sebastian Brandtberg1632.12
41Mike Beckmann1449.51
42Cade Loving1391.86
43Sten Hermodsson1370.46
44Gus Webb1250.81
45Anton Kappling1244.37
46Ron Vingerelli1184.42
47Tim Mackey1148.99
48Mitchell Minford1141.62
49Stefan Andersson1131.97
50Jonas Karlsson1128.84
51Jeff Shelton1107.95
52Peter Henriksson1007.94
52Jonas Bengtsson1007.94
54Jon Freedman907.16
55Jasun Burdick899.65
56Blair Paulsen823.43
57Juliana Korver804.11
58Robert McLeod786.91
59Stewart Hubbs757.27
60Mattias Hultqvist703.93
61John Kirkland703.1
62Fredrik Bodell698.48
63Fredrik Gustavsson682.8
64Chuck Richard650
65Beth Verish632.15
66Eric Olsen615.01
67Cotter Michaels599.11
68Jon Cohn596.92
69Aksel Finborud593.72
69Sune Wentzel593.72
71Eric Prather593.15
72Tom McMullen583.08
73Paul Brenner533.23
74Hunter Wootten522.91
75Bill Wright513.25
76Ryan Olsen490.71
77Jim Gaarder477.25
78Stephanie Chan449.41
79Greg Korth440.19
80Jens Velasquez435.39
81Eric Wootten405.01
82Rick Williams389.66
83Scott Stokely388.64
84Tobias Cole383.45
85Nils von Segebaden359.45
86Scott Schmucker356.27
87Jeff Woessner351.33
88Lori Daniels330.64
89Spencer Herrick322.7
89Jim Herrick322.7
91Doug Korns317.6
92Thomas Olsson300.06
93Doug Kantor276.5
94Jordan Huston256.08
95Toddy Brodeur253.3
95Jeff O'Brien253.3
97Sten Sturefelt244.05
98Maurice Cinquini242.71
99Joakim Arveskar227.4
100Graham Katz216.4
101Charles Robshaw201.66
102Ray Trevino198.46
103Paul Thompson198.09
104Kristian Andersson189.72
105Andy Lemann188.17
106Gerry Geare179.54
107Ivan Radulovic172.44
108Jake Gauthier151.59
109Chris Voigt149.72
110Peter Albers148.54
111David Myers147.45
112Dave Bolyard132.15
113Anton Lindh129.07
114Ian Phillips124.52
115Jan Muller123.52
115Jeff Korns123.52
117Trey Hamlet122.52
118Leonard Muise115.49
119Evan Walbridge114.71
120Mikael Hansson106.7
121Leo Rohr104.28
122Dave Steger103.19
123Johan Stensmar95.34
124Diana Elsner94.44
125Kevin Tiernan94.32
126Dan Roddick91.86
127John Schiller91.26
128Scott Stagg82.85
129Daniel Carlquist82.77
129Johan Rabell82.77
131Glen Whitlock81.93
132Glen Todd78.14
133Martin Nygren74.59
134Par Persson71.91
135Rico Schneider71.74
136Jack Stanton71.68
137Kurt Karlsson71.42
138Johan Olsson64.23
139Nils Drescher62.95
140Henrik Wahlman61.19
141Magnus Ellstrom59.76
142Oscar Grundstrom53.41
142Mats Grundstrom53.41
144Tobias Danielsson49.79
145Ze Luis47.77
146Michiel van de Leur45.41
146Hans Krens45.41
148Bethany Sanchez44.18
149Emil Rikner42.35
150Simon Hesselgren41.31
150Jonathan Dybbroe41.31
152Fredrik Hermodsson38.13
153Rui Pires37.23
154Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani36.58
155Bob Cooksey34.7
156Gohar Mossavar Rahmani34.11
157Rick Moody33.33
158Daniel O'Neill33.1
159Dean Porter33.07
160Greg Marter33.06
161Hampus Colbrand33.01
161Fredrik Brotte33.01
163Lars Vinberg31.22
164Marvin Brandau30.79
164Fabian Senger30.79
166Joakim Kilby30.13
166Frida Hogberg30.13
168Niklas Niva29.95
168Alexander Xu29.95
170Robert Cinquini29.27
171Kun Hu29.03
172Albin Lindblad27.59
172Fabian Lindblad27.59
174Jonathan27.08
174Dan Lustiger27.08
176Markus Hein26.7
177Getty Freeman26.58
178Martin Bertilsson26.18
179Bill Benish26.04
180Shahid Islam24.48
181Jon Kilroy24.37
182Michael Conger23.61
183Carl Artursson23.21
183Adam Dybbroe23.21
183Mattias Sandkvist23.21
186John Collins22.92
187Martin Sillen21.69
187Conny Lindell21.69
189Phillipp Ludwig20.67
190Dan Bogan19.23
191Malte Berghall18.61
191Joscha Heinze18.61
193Larry Hinkle17.39
194Robert Stasi16.48
194Josh Fortney16.48
196Yung Kai Liang16.21
197Ian Kitchens15.57
198Mikael Svensson15.53
198Thomas Svensson15.53
200Takuemi Iwama15.34
200Yuta Saito15.34
202Jan Soerensen14.94
202Petri Isola14.94
204Ryan Peterson14.41
205Tobi Burzan14.09
205Jan Schreck14.09
207Brad Wendt13.48
208Don Cain13.4
209Riley O'Neill13.14
210Par Assargard12.82
211Philip Meerkopf12.74
212Drew Magee12.02
213Brad Allison11.63
214Jan Bass11.35
215Andy White10.39
216Marc Pestotnik9.83
217Tony Tomasino9.69
218Anthony Newberry8.88
219Christian Kudrisch8.46
219Martin Flick8.46
221Ethan Lahm8.15
221Randy Lahm Jr8.15
223Roger Cansler7.77
223James Proctor7.77
225Jason Snapp7.76
226Sam Poole7.35
227Joe Essman7.1
227Charlie Burke7.1
229Carl Richmond7.05
230Sandy Castleden6.92
231Chris MacLeod6.16
232Craig Osgood5.99
233Robert Buzasy5.97
234John Laughlin5.27
234Josh Walton5.27
236David Kieke5.08
237Bianca Strunz5.07
237Kolja Hanemann5.07
237Freddy Finner5.07
240Steve Manning4.99
241Dave Michels4.26
242Chris Edwards4.19
242Jim Palmeri4.19
244Cormac Finn O'Brien3.8
245Patrick O'Connor3.71
245Jay Pontier3.71
247Naved Hasnain3.47
248Jaden Schneider3.44
249Peter Cinquini3.39
250Jake Schultz3.18
250Mike Lofton3.18
252Torsten Baus3.17
253Geech Sorenson2.84
254Mike Norris2.78
255Anneli Andre2.47
256Steve Rieck2.14
256Dave Zouzounis2.14
258Ryan Hornickel2.08
259Ralph Cowan2.05
260Joe Harper2
261Tom Voight1.94
262Derek Robins1.73
262Charlie Mead1.73
264Kevin Parkhurst1.45
264Noah Parker1.45
266Chris Ballard1.36
267Greg Maxwell1.29
268Dave Johnson1.07
269Karen Wendt0.95
270Neil Castleden0.93
271Sean Ballard0.82
272Chris Yeoman0.37
273Carrie Miller0.18
274Rick Murphy0.12
274Eduardo Suero0.12
274Mark Susi0.12
274John Titcomb0.12
274Shaun Lewis0.12
279Daniel Svensson0.1
279Tyler Todd0.1
279Keys Pattie0.1
279Paul Hobson0.1
279Craig Gangloff0.1
279Susie Horn0.1
279Larry Imperiale0.1
279Austin Bartenstein0.1
279Henrik Ryden0.1
279Wayne Biever0.1
289Stefan Sorne0.09
289Thomas Noetzel0.09
289Kalon Self0.09
289David Thuresson0.09
289Mikael Lund0.09
289Shaggy Larsson0.09
289Wendy Chan0.09
289Raimo Kallio0.09
289Mark Puttmann0.09
289Christoffer Haydt0.09
289Heiko Surmann0.09
289Rick Rysso0.09
289Christian Lennqvist0.09
289Abouzar Hejdari0.09
289Per Fallgren0.09
289Henrik Hagman0.09
289Raoul Judel0.09
289David Ewald0.09
289Obaid Mirzai0.09
289Craig Anderson0.09
289Adam Perry0.09
310Isaac Cinquini0.08
310Andy Gabbard0.08
310Bill Dooley0.08
310Chris Pressley0.08
310Dan Ackerstein0.08

WOMEN

1Beth Verish1335.92 usopen.201407 (358.94) wfdf.201707 (354.59) wfdf.201507 (277.98) wfdf.201307 (176.10) virginia.201604 (168.31)
2Juliana Korver966.46 wfdf.201707 (354.59) wfdf.201507 (277.98) virginia.201604 (168.31) usopen.201407 (114.78) virginia.201704 (50.80)
3Lori Daniels866.12 usopen.201607 (251.44) wfdf.201707 (224.30) wfdf.201507 (148.56) virginia.201304 (127.04) usopen.201407 (114.78)
4Regina Olnils700.04 usopen.201407 (493.02) wfdf.201707 (127.61) wfdf.201307 (79.41)
4Stina Burvall700.04 usopen.201407 (493.02) wfdf.201707 (127.61) wfdf.201307 (79.41)
6Tita Ugalde683.6 usopen.201407 (358.94) wfdf.201307 (176.10) wfdf.201507 (148.56)
7Diana Elsner554.72 usopen.201407 (303.28) usopen.201607 (251.44)
8Mandy Carreiro328.79 virginia.201604 (128.39) virginia.201304 (127.04) usopen.201407 (73.36)
9Stephanie Chan303.38 usopen.201407 (303.28) virginia.201604 (0.10)
10Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani242.75 wfdf.201707 (224.30) wfdf.201507 (18.33) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
11Liz Herrick128.39 virginia.201604 (128.39)
12Bethany Sanchez121.81 virginia.201304 (95.44) virginia.201604 (26.27) virginia.201704 (0.10)
13Yu Han Wang95.66 wfdf.201707 (95.66)
13I Chi Lin95.66 wfdf.201707 (95.66)
15Julien Carreiro73.36 usopen.201407 (73.36)
16Frida Hogberg63.17 wfdf.201707 (44.84) wfdf.201507 (18.33)
16Anneli Andre63.17 wfdf.201707 (44.84) wfdf.201507 (18.33)
18Susie Horn44.45 usopen.201407 (44.33) usopen.201607 (0.12)
19Louie Cohn44.33 usopen.201407 (44.33)
20Gohar Mossavar Rahmani18.57 wfdf.201507 (18.33) wfdf.201707 (0.12) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
21Maggie Johns4.04 virginia.201304 (4.04)
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 Korver55.66 arizona.201510 (55.66)
1Rick Lebeau55.66 arizona.201510 (55.66)
3Arthur Coddington33.64 arizona.201510 (33.64)
3Beth Verish33.64 arizona.201510 (33.64)
5Conrad Damon15.29 arizona.201510 (15.29)
5Tita Ugalde15.29 arizona.201510 (15.29)
7Jon Freedman0.1 arizona.201510 (0.10)
7Carrie Miller0.1 arizona.201510 (0.10)

JUNIOR

1Simon Hesselgren129.61 wfdf.201707 (129.61)
1Jonathan Dybbroe129.61 wfdf.201707 (129.61)
3Ethan Lahm83.6 wfdf.201707 (83.60)
3Randy Lahm Jr83.6 wfdf.201707 (83.60)
5Jeff Korns58.07 wfdf.201507 (58.07)
5Tobias Cole58.07 wfdf.201507 (58.07)
7Niklas Niva45.26 wfdf.201707 (45.26)
7Alexander Xu45.26 wfdf.201707 (45.26)
9Simon Kappling26.4 wfdf.201507 (26.40)
9Anton Kappling26.4 wfdf.201507 (26.40)
11Edvin Almqvist13.31 wfdf.201707 (13.31)
11Matilda Ringbom13.31 wfdf.201707 (13.31)
13Albin Lindblad0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
13Fabian Lindblad0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
13Yung Kai Liang0.12 wfdf.201707 (0.12)

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.