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 Damon3429.15 wfdf.201507 (761.38) usopen.201407 (700.39) wfdf.201707 (686.10) wfdf.201307 (657.17) virginia.201304 (624.11)
2Dave Hesselberth3411.54 wfdf.201507 (761.38) wfdf.201307 (723.30) usopen.201407 (700.39) usopen.201607 (620.37) virginia.201404 (606.10)
3Harvey Brandt3180.55 wfdf.201307 (723.30) wfdf.201707 (686.10) wfdf.201507 (677.84) virginia.201504 (565.05) usopen.201407 (528.26)
4Rick Lebeau3109.52 wfdf.201507 (677.84) virginia.201704 (657.78) usopen.201407 (652.77) wfdf.201707 (604.26) usopen.201607 (516.87)
5Sam Kaye2909.15 virginia.201304 (624.11) virginia.201504 (612.22) virginia.201404 (606.10) virginia.201604 (538.46) usopen.201407 (528.26)
6Chris Horn2760.51 virginia.201304 (691.16) virginia.201504 (565.05) virginia.201404 (532.64) usopen.201407 (528.26) virginia.201604 (443.40)
7Scott Zimmerman2733.03 usopen.201407 (652.77) wfdf.201507 (581.85) tallahassee.201603 (540.94) virginia.201304 (519.88) virginia.201504 (437.59)
8Jim Elsner2706.31 virginia.201304 (606.09) virginia.201604 (599.47) wfdf.201507 (543.82) usopen.201407 (492.19) virginia.201504 (464.74)
9Stefan Karlsson2693.56 wfdf.201307 (603.04) wfdf.201507 (597.64) sweden.201707 (503.87) sweden.201607 (503.87) sweden.201307 (485.14)
9Thomas Palmer2693.56 wfdf.201307 (603.04) wfdf.201507 (597.64) sweden.201707 (503.87) sweden.201607 (503.87) sweden.201307 (485.14)
11Drew Preiss2472.99 virginia.201304 (584.37) usopen.201407 (528.26) eastcoast.201609 (504.56) virginia.201504 (464.74) eastcoastkoc.201709 (391.06)
12Johan Eriksson2470.01 wfdf.201307 (586.88) wfdf.201507 (543.82) sweden.201307 (470.80) wfdf.201707 (450.45) sweuppsala.201306 (418.06)
13Jack Cooksey2468.98 virginia.201304 (584.37) wfdf.201507 (487.19) usopen.201607 (470.22) eastcoast.201609 (464.25) wfdf.201307 (462.95)
14Dieter Johansson2468.25 wfdf.201507 (597.64) wfdf.201707 (498.30) wfdf.201307 (483.05) sweden.201407 (448.38) sweden.201707 (440.88)
15Anders Johnsson2428.43 wfdf.201507 (586.76) wfdf.201307 (547.50) wfdf.201707 (450.45) swesommar.201506 (425.33) sweden.201507 (418.39)
16Arthur Coddington2424.93 wfdf.201707 (604.26) virginia.201704 (575.37) tallahassee.201703 (435.71) virginia.201404 (419.21) eastcoast.201509 (390.38)
17Mark Horn2401.97 virginia.201304 (606.09) wfdf.201507 (487.19) usopen.201607 (470.22) usopen.201407 (419.26) virginia.201404 (419.21)
18Tomas Burvall2383.55 wfdf.201307 (657.17) sweden.201607 (471.36) wfdf.201507 (439.33) wfdf.201707 (412.50) sweden.201707 (403.19)
19Niclas Bergehamn2352.26 wfdf.201507 (597.64) wfdf.201307 (483.05) sweden.201407 (448.38) sweden.201307 (417.31) sweden.201605 (405.88)
20Dave Taylor2339.52 wfdf.201507 (581.85) usopen.201407 (479.13) virginia.201504 (437.59) virginia.201304 (424.69) virginia.201604 (416.26)
21Mike Prost2271.37 tallahassee.201703 (545.21) virginia.201704 (444.13) virginia.201604 (443.40) virginia.201304 (436.19) tallahassee.201603 (402.44)
22Mathias Franzen2269.17 wfdf.201507 (586.76) swesommar.201506 (425.33) swehost.201609 (423.64) sweden.201507 (418.39) swestock.201505 (415.05)
23Stefan Palm2245.36 wfdf.201307 (598.54) wfdf.201507 (509.33) sweden.201705 (393.54) sweden.201507 (373.66) swestock.201505 (370.29)
24Johan Josjo2243.55 wfdf.201307 (598.54) wfdf.201507 (509.33) sweden.201705 (393.54) sweden.201507 (373.66) sweden.201407 (368.48)
25Fredrik Celinder2206.03 wfdf.201307 (547.50) sweden.201607 (471.36) wfdf.201507 (439.33) sweden.201707 (403.19) sweden.201307 (344.65)
26Hank Bass2196.19
27Jonathan Brandtberg2161.66
28Thomas Lindell2147.68
29Randy Lahm2040.8
30Cody Kirkland2040.67
31John Elsner1990.26
32Randy Aiu1982.17
33Richard Paschal1892.54
34Jay Koonts1808.96
35Thomas Cole1798.76
36Nathan Joswiak1724.94
37Peter Andrews1702.35
38Mikael Zewgren1689.51
38Thomas Jonasson1689.51
40Sebastian Brandtberg1657.19
41Mike Beckmann1471.58
42Cade Loving1412.3
43Sten Hermodsson1391.88
44Gus Webb1268.92
45Anton Kappling1263.07
46Ron Vingerelli1202.02
47Tim Mackey1165.99
48Mitchell Minford1158.67
49Stefan Andersson1149.86
50Jonas Karlsson1146.01
51Jeff Shelton1124.78
52Peter Henriksson1023.21
52Jonas Bengtsson1023.21
54Jon Freedman920.26
55Jasun Burdick912.11
56Blair Paulsen835.31
57Juliana Korver815.9
58Robert McLeod798.77
59Stewart Hubbs768
60Mattias Hultqvist714.71
61John Kirkland713.45
62Fredrik Bodell709
63Fredrik Gustavsson693.36
64Chuck Richard659.79
65Beth Verish640.99
66Eric Olsen624.01
67Cotter Michaels607.53
68Jon Cohn606.15
69Aksel Finborud603.04
69Sune Wentzel603.04
71Eric Prather602.53
72Tom McMullen591.21
73Paul Brenner541.51
74Hunter Wootten530.46
75Bill Wright520.81
76Ryan Olsen497.78
77Jim Gaarder484.23
78Stephanie Chan455.92
79Greg Korth446.37
80Jens Velasquez442.09
81Eric Wootten411.03
82Rick Williams395.32
83Scott Stokely394.29
84Tobias Cole388.78
85Nils von Segebaden364.77
86Scott Schmucker360.73
87Jeff Woessner356.52
88Lori Daniels335.46
89Spencer Herrick327.51
89Jim Herrick327.51
91Doug Korns321.98
92Thomas Olsson304.29
93Doug Kantor280.27
94Jordan Huston259.44
95Toddy Brodeur257.24
95Jeff O'Brien257.24
97Sten Sturefelt247.49
98Maurice Cinquini246.33
99Joakim Arveskar230.65
100Graham Katz219.33
101Charles Robshaw204.17
102Ray Trevino201.33
103Paul Thompson200.96
104Kristian Andersson192.82
105Andy Lemann190.94
106Gerry Geare182.19
107Ivan Radulovic174.95
108Jake Gauthier153.83
109Chris Voigt151.87
110Peter Albers150.83
111David Myers149.71
112Dave Bolyard134.03
113Anton Lindh130.82
114Ian Phillips126.36
115Jan Muller125.33
116Jeff Korns125.3
117Trey Hamlet124.28
118Leonard Muise117.32
119Evan Walbridge116.41
120Mikael Hansson108.24
121Leo Rohr105.86
122Dave Steger104.72
123Johan Stensmar96.61
124Diana Elsner95.78
125Kevin Tiernan95.64
126Dan Roddick93.13
127John Schiller92.62
128Daniel Carlquist84.09
128Johan Rabell84.09
130Scott Stagg83.75
131Glen Whitlock83.13
132Glen Todd79.31
133Martin Nygren75.57
134Par Persson72.96
135Rico Schneider72.84
136Kurt Karlsson72.59
137Jack Stanton72.56
138Johan Olsson65.27
139Nils Drescher64.01
140Henrik Wahlman61.99
141Magnus Ellstrom60.74
142Oscar Grundstrom54.23
142Mats Grundstrom54.23
144Tobias Danielsson50.49
145Ze Luis48.39
146Michiel van de Leur46.17
146Hans Krens46.17
148Bethany Sanchez44.8
149Emil Rikner43.01
150Simon Hesselgren41.97
150Jonathan Dybbroe41.97
152Fredrik Hermodsson38.69
153Rui Pires37.69
154Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani37.17
155Bob Cooksey35.16
156Gohar Mossavar Rahmani34.68
157Rick Moody33.84
158Daniel O'Neill33.6
159Dean Porter33.59
160Hampus Colbrand33.53
160Fredrik Brotte33.53
162Greg Marter33.18
163Lars Vinberg31.7
164Marvin Brandau31.31
164Fabian Senger31.31
166Joakim Kilby30.63
166Frida Hogberg30.63
168Niklas Niva30.45
168Alexander Xu30.45
170Robert Cinquini29.75
171Kun Hu29.41
172Albin Lindblad28.02
172Fabian Lindblad28.02
174Jonathan27.18
174Dan Lustiger27.18
176Getty Freeman27.02
177Markus Hein26.86
178Martin Bertilsson26.58
179Bill Benish26.45
180Shahid Islam24.82
181Jon Kilroy24.75
182Michael Conger23.99
183Carl Artursson23.57
183Adam Dybbroe23.57
183Mattias Sandkvist23.57
186John Collins23.25
187Martin Sillen21.93
187Conny Lindell21.93
189Phillipp Ludwig20.74
190Dan Bogan19.49
191Malte Berghall18.92
191Joscha Heinze18.92
193Larry Hinkle17.66
194Robert Stasi16.73
194Josh Fortney16.73
196Yung Kai Liang16.46
197Ian Kitchens15.8
198Mikael Svensson15.7
198Thomas Svensson15.7
200Takuemi Iwama15.51
200Yuta Saito15.51
202Jan Soerensen15.11
202Petri Isola15.11
204Ryan Peterson14.6
205Tobi Burzan14.14
205Jan Schreck14.14
207Brad Wendt13.66
208Don Cain13.6
209Riley O'Neill13.33
210Par Assargard12.95
211Philip Meerkopf12.92
212Drew Magee12.16
213Brad Allison11.69
214Jan Bass11.39
215Andy White10.53
216Marc Pestotnik9.99
217Tony Tomasino9.74
218Anthony Newberry8.98
219Christian Kudrisch8.6
219Martin Flick8.6
221Ethan Lahm8.27
221Randy Lahm Jr8.27
223Roger Cansler7.84
223James Proctor7.84
225Jason Snapp7.8
226Sam Poole7.45
227Joe Essman7.2
227Charlie Burke7.2
229Carl Richmond7.14
230Sandy Castleden7.04
231Chris MacLeod6.19
232Craig Osgood6.05
233Robert Buzasy6.03
234John Laughlin5.31
234Josh Walton5.31
236David Kieke5.15
237Bianca Strunz5.09
237Kolja Hanemann5.09
237Freddy Finner5.09
240Steve Manning5.08
241Dave Michels4.32
242Chris Edwards4.26
242Jim Palmeri4.26
244Cormac Finn O'Brien3.87
245Patrick O'Connor3.73
245Jay Pontier3.73
247Naved Hasnain3.52
248Jaden Schneider3.49
249Peter Cinquini3.44
250Jake Schultz3.21
250Mike Lofton3.21
252Torsten Baus3.18
253Geech Sorenson2.89
254Mike Norris2.79
255Anneli Andre2.49
256Steve Rieck2.18
256Dave Zouzounis2.18
258Ryan Hornickel2.11
259Ralph Cowan2.08
260Joe Harper2.01
261Tom Voight1.96
262Derek Robins1.76
262Charlie Mead1.76
264Kevin Parkhurst1.46
264Noah Parker1.46
266Chris Ballard1.37
267Greg Maxwell1.31
268Dave Johnson1.09
269Karen Wendt0.96
270Neil Castleden0.95
271Sean Ballard0.83
272Chris Yeoman0.38
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 Verish1353.6 usopen.201407 (363.96) wfdf.201707 (359.34) wfdf.201507 (281.61) wfdf.201307 (178.16) virginia.201604 (170.53)
2Juliana Korver979.2 wfdf.201707 (359.34) wfdf.201507 (281.61) virginia.201604 (170.53) usopen.201407 (116.22) virginia.201704 (51.50)
3Lori Daniels878.28 usopen.201607 (255.36) wfdf.201707 (227.27) wfdf.201507 (150.58) virginia.201304 (128.85) usopen.201407 (116.22)
4Regina Olnils709.86 usopen.201407 (499.95) wfdf.201707 (129.51) wfdf.201307 (80.40)
4Stina Burvall709.86 usopen.201407 (499.95) wfdf.201707 (129.51) wfdf.201307 (80.40)
6Tita Ugalde692.7 usopen.201407 (363.96) wfdf.201307 (178.16) wfdf.201507 (150.58)
7Diana Elsner562.91 usopen.201407 (307.55) usopen.201607 (255.36)
8Mandy Carreiro333.4 virginia.201604 (130.15) virginia.201304 (128.85) usopen.201407 (74.40)
9Stephanie Chan307.65 usopen.201407 (307.55) virginia.201604 (0.10)
10Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani245.97 wfdf.201707 (227.27) wfdf.201507 (18.58) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
11Liz Herrick130.15 virginia.201604 (130.15)
12Bethany Sanchez123.56 virginia.201304 (96.84) virginia.201604 (26.62) virginia.201704 (0.10)
13Yu Han Wang97.03 wfdf.201707 (97.03)
13I Chi Lin97.03 wfdf.201707 (97.03)
15Julien Carreiro74.4 usopen.201407 (74.40)
16Frida Hogberg64.01 wfdf.201707 (45.43) wfdf.201507 (18.58)
16Anneli Andre64.01 wfdf.201707 (45.43) wfdf.201507 (18.58)
18Susie Horn45.1 usopen.201407 (44.98) usopen.201607 (0.12)
19Louie Cohn44.98 usopen.201407 (44.98)
20Gohar Mossavar Rahmani18.82 wfdf.201507 (18.58) wfdf.201707 (0.12) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
21Maggie Johns4.05 virginia.201304 (4.05)
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 Korver56.46 arizona.201510 (56.46)
1Rick Lebeau56.46 arizona.201510 (56.46)
3Arthur Coddington34.13 arizona.201510 (34.13)
3Beth Verish34.13 arizona.201510 (34.13)
5Conrad Damon15.51 arizona.201510 (15.51)
5Tita Ugalde15.51 arizona.201510 (15.51)
7Jon Freedman0.1 arizona.201510 (0.10)
7Carrie Miller0.1 arizona.201510 (0.10)

JUNIOR

1Simon Hesselgren131.78 wfdf.201707 (131.78)
1Jonathan Dybbroe131.78 wfdf.201707 (131.78)
3Ethan Lahm85 wfdf.201707 (85.00)
3Randy Lahm Jr85 wfdf.201707 (85.00)
5Jeff Korns58.87 wfdf.201507 (58.87)
5Tobias Cole58.87 wfdf.201507 (58.87)
7Niklas Niva46.02 wfdf.201707 (46.02)
7Alexander Xu46.02 wfdf.201707 (46.02)
9Simon Kappling26.76 wfdf.201507 (26.76)
9Anton Kappling26.76 wfdf.201507 (26.76)
11Edvin Almqvist13.54 wfdf.201707 (13.54)
11Matilda Ringbom13.54 wfdf.201707 (13.54)
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.