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 Damon3352.89 wfdf.201507 (715.33) usopen.201206 (696.89) usopen.201407 (681.74) wfdf.201307 (649.93) virginia.201204 (609.00)
2Dave Hesselberth3297.83 wfdf.201507 (715.33) wfdf.201307 (705.13) usopen.201407 (681.74) usopen.201607 (603.28) usopen.201206 (592.35)
3Rick LeBeau2944.8 wfdf.201507 (674.13) usopen.201407 (627.64) usopen.201206 (592.35) virginia.201204 (534.24) usopen.201607 (516.44)
4Harvey Brandt2868.98 wfdf.201307 (705.13) wfdf.201507 (674.13) virginia.201504 (538.59) usopen.201407 (498.53) arizona.201210 (452.60)
5Sam Kaye2730.93 virginia.201504 (579.72) virginia.201304 (571.79) virginia.201404 (564.45) usopen.201607 (516.44) usopen.201407 (498.53)
6Cody Kirkland2719.37 usopen.201206 (696.89) virginia.201304 (644.35) eastcoast.201209 (540.55) eastcoast.201309 (434.75) arizona.201210 (402.83)
7Chris Horn2598.21 virginia.201304 (644.35) virginia.201504 (538.59) usopen.201407 (498.53) virginia.201404 (491.39) virginia.201604 (425.35)
8Scott Zimmerman2554.35 usopen.201407 (627.64) wfdf.201507 (534.57) tallahassee.201603 (498.97) eastcoast.201209 (454.10) virginia.201304 (439.07)
9Jim Elsner2494.07 virginia.201604 (568.49) virginia.201304 (548.55) wfdf.201507 (495.08) usopen.201407 (447.56) virginia.201504 (434.39)
10Stefan Karlsson2491.15 wfdf.201507 (589.07) wfdf.201307 (584.78) sweden.201607 (448.23) sweden.201307 (447.86) sweden.201507 (421.21)
10Thomas Palmer2491.15 wfdf.201507 (589.07) wfdf.201307 (584.78) sweden.201607 (448.23) sweden.201307 (447.86) sweden.201507 (421.21)
12Dieter Johansson2426.05 wfdf.201507 (589.07) virginia.201204 (488.04) swedisc.201208 (483.79) wfdf.201307 (442.60) sweden.201407 (422.55)
13Drew Preiss2414.02 virginia.201304 (517.80) usopen.201407 (498.53) virginia.201204 (488.04) eastcoast.201609 (475.26) virginia.201504 (434.39)
14Johan Eriksson2343.77 wfdf.201307 (544.33) wfdf.201507 (495.08) swedisc.201208 (444.96) sweden.201307 (434.50) swehost.201209 (424.90)
15Niclas Bergehamn2319.28 wfdf.201507 (589.07) swedisc.201208 (483.79) wfdf.201307 (442.60) sweden.201407 (422.55) sweden.201307 (381.27)
16Anders Johnsson2255.06 wfdf.201507 (559.73) wfdf.201307 (509.52) swesommar.201506 (408.14) swesommar.201308 (400.88) sweden.201407 (376.79)
17Thomas Lindell2236.48 wfdf.201307 (544.33) swedisc.201208 (444.96) sweden.201307 (434.50) swehost.201209 (424.90) sweuppsala.201306 (387.79)
18Dave Taylor2233.26 wfdf.201507 (534.57) virginia.201204 (488.04) usopen.201407 (430.42) virginia.201504 (392.51) virginia.201604 (387.72)
19Jack Cooksey2218.38 virginia.201304 (517.80) usopen.201607 (450.03) eastcoast.201609 (423.78) wfdf.201507 (415.07) usopen.201206 (411.70)
20Mark Horn2160.34 virginia.201304 (548.55) usopen.201607 (450.03) wfdf.201507 (415.07) virginia.201404 (385.70) virginia.201204 (360.99)
21Tomas Burvall2133.03 wfdf.201307 (649.93) sweden.201607 (424.63) wfdf.201507 (377.65) swehost.201309 (343.73) swedisc.201208 (337.09)
22Mathias Franzen2131.39 wfdf.201507 (559.73) swesommar.201506 (408.14) swesommar.201308 (400.88) swehost.201609 (385.85) sweden.201407 (376.79)
23Stefan Palm2125.93 wfdf.201307 (558.42) swedisc.201208 (458.82) wfdf.201507 (458.59) sweden.201407 (328.49) sweuppsala.201306 (321.61)
23Johan Josjo2125.93 wfdf.201307 (558.42) swedisc.201208 (458.82) wfdf.201507 (458.59) sweden.201407 (328.49) sweuppsala.201306 (321.61)
25Randy Aiu2007.91 virginia.201204 (609.00) tallahassee.201603 (421.24) arizona.201310 (374.42) virginia.201604 (364.29) virginia.201304 (238.96)
26Hank Bass1991.69
27Fredrik Celinder1960.25
28Mike Prost1871.12
29John Elsner1782.98
30Jonathan Brandtberg1747.4
31Randy Lahm1688.8
32Richard Paschal1599.86
33Arthur Coddington1580.67
34Thomas Cole1524.59
35Ron Vingerelli1411.47
36Mike Beckmann1391.99
37Jay Koonts1379.31
38John Kirkland1348.57
39Nathan Joswiak1340.84
40Peter Andrews1336.01
41Sebastian Brandtberg1303.33
42Sten Hermodsson1248.11
43Thomas Jonasson1219.48
44Cade Loving1180.02
45Mikael Zewgren1176.61
46Gus Webb1085.62
47Stefan Andersson1038.77
48Jon Freedman1029.5
49Blair Paulsen979.12
50Tim Mackey938.47
51Peter Henriksson929.29
51Jonas Bengtsson929.29
53Stewart Hubbs864.64
54Bill Wright849.12
55Carlton Howard842.03
56Jonas Karlsson838.78
57Jeff Shelton827.42
58Jasun Burdick810.56
59Chuck Richard787.7
60Jeff Woessner736.73
61Jon Cohn728.15
62Mitchell Minford706.09
63Paul Brenner675.07
64Jake Gauthier656.66
65Robert McLeod647.63
66Juliana Korver638.79
67Eric Olsen625.25
68Fredrik Gustavsson607.57
69Aksel Finborud584.78
69Sune Wentzel584.78
71Beth Verish584.65
72Tom McMullen551.73
73Fredrik Bodell544.74
74Scott Schmucker536.62
75Mattias Hultqvist518.09
76Jim Herrick511.74
77Jim Gaarder479.31
78Ray Trevino477.73
79Eric Wootten474.68
80Anton Kappling465.23
81Hunter Wootten457.31
82Ryan Olsen435.13
83Cotter Michaels429.85
84Greg Korth413.92
85Stephanie Chan400.93
86Scott Stokely364.29
87Jens Velasquez361.66
88Tony Pellicane346.72
89Rick Williams340.52
90Dan Roddick308.2
91Lori Daniels292.88
92Spencer Herrick272.47
93Curtis Progl271.69
94Nils von Segebaden252.11
95Jordan Huston223.2
96Joakim Arveskar221.44
97Toddy Brodeur210.98
97Jeff O'Brien210.98
99Doug Korns193.91
100Ashton Lewis189.26
101Doug Kantor188.46
102Tobias Cole182.94
103Andy Lemann175.84
104Thomas Olsson174.28
105Gerry Geare168.43
106Ivan Radulovic158.25
107Jack Stanton158.07
108Paul Thompson146.54
109Charles Robshaw144.3
110David Myers131.6
111Jeff Korns124.62
112Sten Sturefelt117.33
113Dave Bolyard116.69
114Martin Sillen111.39
114Conny Lindell111.39
116Chris Voigt109.14
117Leo Rohr100.45
118Glen Todd100.35
119Evan Walbridge99.14
120Kevin Tiernan95.39
121Mikael Hansson91.33
122Donnie Wallace89.59
123Graham Katz89.45
124Scott Stagg89.18
125Trey Hamlet85.42
126John Schiller82.22
127Rico Schneider77.31
128Johan Stensmar76.75
129Martin Nygren66.31
130Glen Whitlock63.89
131Par Persson58.63
132Kirk Yoo57.97
133Daniel O'Neill57.18
133James Wiseman57.18
135David Wiggins54.57
136Tobias Danielsson50.84
137Jay Pontier49.84
138Eric Prather49.03
139Bethany Sanchez47.5
140Henrik Wahlman46.27
141Magnus Ellstrom42.47
142Oscar Grundstrom42.24
142Mats Grundstrom42.24
144Bob Cooksey41.81
145Fredrik Hermodsson38.28
146Diana Elsner37.98
147Greg Marter34.95
148Ze Luis31.55
149Jonathan28.6
149Dan Lustiger28.6
151Steve Dodge26.2
151Tom Coffin26.2
153Rui Pires25.15
154Steve Dugan23.79
154Tom Kennedy23.79
156Dean Porter22.57
157Dan Bogan22.17
158Mattias Sandqvist21.97
159Phillipp Ludwig21.92
159Markus Hein21.92
161Shahid Islam20.71
162Jon Kilroy17.36
163Josh Boyd17.25
164Brad Allison17.13
165Curran McCrory16.95
166Ryan Peterson16.62
167Tyler Todd15.87
168Jared Todd15.77
169Kurt Karlsson15.62
170Brad Wendt15.55
171Todd Walton15.41
171Pat Todd15.41
173Jeff Freeman15.09
174Robert Cinquini15.03
175Philip Meerkopf14.98
176Tobi Burzan14.94
176Jan Schreck14.94
178Albin Lindblad14.45
178Fabian Lindblad14.45
180Maurice Cinquini14.4
181Michael Conger14.21
182Emil Rikner14.2
183Mikael Svensson13.85
183Thomas Svensson13.85
185Tony Tomasino12.72
186Dave Steger12.42
187Jan Bass12.04
188Andy White11.99
189Don Cain11.65
190Ian Phillips11.2
191Jason Snapp10.65
192Ethan Lahm9.43
192Randy Lahm Jr9.43
194Anton Lindh9.17
195John Collins8.95
195Sam Poole8.95
197Chris MacLeod8.92
198Joe Essman8.66
198Charlie Burke8.66
200Roger Cansler8.65
200James Proctor8.65
202Takuemi Iwama8.41
202Yuta Saito8.41
204Sandy Castleden8.17
205Carl Richmond8.13
206Jan Sorensen7.95
206Petri Isola7.95
208Leonard Muise7.63
209Par Assargard7.57
209Michael Hu7.57
211Marc Petsotnik7.25
211Makki Hein7.25
213Robert Buzasy6.69
214Robert Leonard6.42
215Steve Manning5.89
216David Kieke5.87
217John Laughlin5.86
217Josh Walton5.86
219Drew Magee5.66
220Bianca Strunz5.38
220Kolja Hanemann5.38
220Freddy Finner5.38
223Craig Osgood5.22
224Anthony Newberry5.13
225Chris Edwards4.92
225Jim Palmeri4.92
227Dave Michels4.91
228Joakim Kilby4.6
228Frida Hogberg4.6
230Peter Cinquini4
231Patrick O’Connor3.99
232Jaden Schneider3.98
233Jake Schultz3.54
233Mike Lofton3.54
235Torsten Baus3.36
236Geech Sorenson3.32
237Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani3.05
238Mike Norris2.99
239Anneli Andre2.77
240Steve Rieck2.52
240Dave Zouzounis2.52
242Ralph Cowan2.42
243Ryan Hornickel2.41
244Tom Voight2.23
245Joe Harper2.16
246Naved Hosnain2.09
247Kevin Parkhurst1.61
247Noah Parker1.61
249Greg Maxwell1.51
250Chris Ballard1.46
251Terry Gallops1.41
252Davis Johnson1.22
253Neil Castleden1.1
254Karen Wendt1.09
255Sean Ballard0.88
256Seth Smith0.64
257Chris Yeoman0.4
258Gohar Mossavar Rahmani0.28
259Carrie Miller0.18
260Eduardo Suero0.12
260Mark Susi0.12
260John Titcomb0.12
263Phil Cappa0.1
263Daniel Svensson0.1
263Alan Koechlein0.1
263Paul Hobson0.1
263Craig Gangloff0.1
263Susie Horn0.1
263Henrik Ryden0.1
263Dale Crawford0.1
263Johans Stensmar0.1
263Richard Koechlein0.1
263Wayne Biever0.1
274Wendy Chang0.09
274Stefan Sorne0.09
274Thomas Noetzel0.09
274Kalon Self0.09
274Libby O'Neill0.09
274David Thuresson0.09
274Mikael Lund0.09
274Shaggy Larsson0.09
274Wendy Chan0.09
274Raimo Kallio0.09
274Christoffer Haydt0.09
274Rick Rysso0.09
274Christian Lennqvist0.09
274Jonathan Dybbroe0.09
274Raoul Judel0.09
274Henrik Hagman0.09
274Paul Rohrbaugh0.09
274David Ewald0.09
274Martin Bertilsson0.09
274Simon Hasselgren0.09
274Adam Perry0.09
295Isaac Cinquini0.08
295Andy Gabbard0.08
295Bill Dooley0.08
295Chris Pressley0.08
295Dan Ackerstein0.08

WOMEN

1Beth Verish1220.48 usopen.201407 (388.08) usopen.201206 (267.85) wfdf.201507 (242.62) virginia.201604 (207.39) wfdf.201307 (114.54)
2Lori Daniels761.39 usopen.201607 (249.50) usopen.201407 (138.01) virginia.201304 (137.06) usopen.201206 (137.06) wfdf.201507 (99.76)
3Stephanie Chan678.37 usopen.201407 (296.62) usopen.201206 (267.85) arizona.201210 (113.80) virginia.201604 (0.10)
4Juliana Korver666.01 wfdf.201507 (242.62) virginia.201604 (207.39) usopen.201407 (138.01) usopen.201607 (77.99)
5Tita Ugalde602.5 usopen.201407 (388.08) wfdf.201307 (114.54) wfdf.201507 (99.76) usopen.201206 (0.12)
6Regina Olnils580.73 usopen.201407 (530.21) wfdf.201307 (50.52)
6Stina Burvall580.73 usopen.201407 (530.21) wfdf.201307 (50.52)
8Diana Elsner546.12 usopen.201407 (296.62) usopen.201607 (249.50)
9Bethany Sanchez407.19 usopen.201206 (137.06) virginia.201204 (119.59) virginia.201304 (97.49) virginia.201604 (53.05)
10Amanda Carreiro390.73 virginia.201604 (162.05) virginia.201304 (137.06) usopen.201407 (91.62)
11Liz Herrick162.05 virginia.201604 (162.05)
12Julien Carreiro91.62 usopen.201407 (91.62)
13Susie Horn37.07 usopen.201407 (30.94) virginia.201204 (5.79) usopen.201607 (0.12) usopen.201206 (0.12) arizona.201210 (0.10)
14Louie Cohn30.94 usopen.201407 (30.94)
15Gohar Mossavar Rahmani21.34 wfdf.201507 (21.22) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
15Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani21.34 wfdf.201507 (21.22) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
17Frida Hogberg21.22 wfdf.201507 (21.22)
17Anneli Andre21.22 wfdf.201507 (21.22)
19Maggie Johns12.23 virginia.201304 (12.23)
20Mindy Ahler0.24 usopen.201607 (0.12) usopen.201407 (0.12)
21Su Strait0.22 usopen.201206 (0.12) virginia.201304 (0.10)
22Lisa Berman0.12 usopen.201407 (0.12)
22Erin Hart0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
22Sofia Grundstrom0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
22Malin Assargard0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
26Terry Frank0.1
26Carrie Miller0.1

MASTER

1Chuck Richard23.02 usopen.201206 (23.02)
2Jake Gauthier10.46 usopen.201206 (10.46)
3Steve Dugan0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

GRANDMASTER

1Conrad Damon63.17 usopen.201206 (63.17)
2Dave Hesselberth52.64 usopen.201206 (52.64)
3John Elsner33.46 usopen.201206 (33.46)
3Jim Elsner33.46 usopen.201206 (33.46)
5Blair Paulsen26.19 usopen.201206 (26.19)
6Jon Freedman20.14 usopen.201206 (20.14)
7Tony Pellicane15.09 usopen.201206 (15.09)
8Bill Wright10.89 usopen.201206 (10.89)
9Randy Lahm7.38 usopen.201206 (7.38)
10Ron Vingerelli4.46 usopen.201206 (4.46)
11Arthur Coddington2.03 usopen.201206 (2.03)
12Thomas Cole0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

SENIORGRANDMASTER

1Rick LeBeau57.81 usopen.201206 (57.81)
2Harvey Brandt45.26 usopen.201206 (45.26)
3Mark Horn34.8 usopen.201206 (34.80)
4Jim Herrick26.08 usopen.201206 (26.08)
5Dan Roddick18.81 usopen.201206 (18.81)
6Jeff Shelton12.75 usopen.201206 (12.75)
7Rick Williams3.5 usopen.201206 (3.50)
7Jim Gaarder3.5 usopen.201206 (3.50)
9Tom Kennedy0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

LEGEND

1John Kirkland12.56 usopen.201206 (12.56)
2Doug Korns0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENGRANDMASTER

1Beth Verish39 usopen.201206 (39.00)
2Lori Daniels26.45 usopen.201206 (26.45)
3Tita Ugalde15.99 usopen.201206 (15.99)
4Erin Hart0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
4Su Strait0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENSENIORGRANDMASTER

1Bethany Sanchez12.56 usopen.201206 (12.56)
2Susie Horn0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

MIXED

1Juliana Korver74.96 arizona.201510 (74.96)
1Rick LeBeau74.96 arizona.201510 (74.96)
3Arthur Coddington49.33 arizona.201510 (49.33)
3Beth Verish49.33 arizona.201510 (49.33)
5Conrad Damon48.9 arizona.201210 (31.10) arizona.201510 (17.80)
6Lori Daniels31.1 arizona.201210 (31.10)
7Tita Ugalde17.8 arizona.201510 (17.80)
8Chris Horn14.14 arizona.201210 (14.14)
8Stephanie Chan14.14 arizona.201210 (14.14)
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 Korns126.19 wfdf.201507 (81.17) usopen.201206 (45.02)
2Tobias Cole81.29 wfdf.201507 (81.17) usopen.201206 (0.12)
3Simon Kappling44.5 wfdf.201507 (44.50)
3Anton Kappling44.5 wfdf.201507 (44.50)
5Albin Lindblad21.08 swehost.201209 (20.96) wfdf.201507 (0.12)
6Emanuel Karlsson20.96 swehost.201209 (20.96)
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.