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 Damon3603.08 wfdf.201507 (768.70) usopen.201206 (751.15) usopen.201407 (733.19) wfdf.201307 (694.51) virginia.201204 (655.53)
2Dave Hesselberth3545.78 wfdf.201507 (768.70) wfdf.201307 (755.12) usopen.201407 (733.19) usopen.201607 (650.84) usopen.201206 (637.93)
3Cody Kirkland3251.78 usopen.201206 (751.15) virginia.201304 (694.44) eastcoast.201109 (640.40) wcddc.201111 (582.98) eastcoast.201209 (582.81)
4Harvey Brandt3236.13 wfdf.201307 (755.12) wfdf.201507 (721.32) eastcoast.201109 (640.40) virginia.201504 (580.06) usopen.201407 (539.23)
5Rick LeBeau3167.08 wfdf.201507 (721.32) usopen.201407 (675.85) usopen.201206 (637.93) virginia.201204 (575.47) usopen.201607 (556.51)
6Sam Kaye2942.07 virginia.201504 (623.47) virginia.201304 (615.13) virginia.201404 (607.73) usopen.201607 (556.51) usopen.201407 (539.23)
7Chris Horn2805.91 virginia.201304 (694.44) virginia.201504 (580.06) usopen.201407 (539.23) virginia.201404 (529.03) virginia.201604 (463.15)
8Scott Zimmerman2759.55 usopen.201407 (675.85) wfdf.201507 (573.44) tallahassee.201603 (541.75) eastcoast.201209 (490.53) virginia.201304 (477.98)
9Dieter Johansson2711.84 wfdf.201507 (628.54) eastcoast.201109 (567.42) virginia.201204 (527.59) swedisc.201208 (517.50) wfdf.201307 (470.79)
10Jim Elsner2687.38 virginia.201604 (611.10) virginia.201304 (593.11) wfdf.201507 (529.85) usopen.201407 (484.13) virginia.201504 (469.19)
11Stefan Karlsson2657.7 wfdf.201507 (628.54) wfdf.201307 (622.90) sweden.201607 (481.03) sweden.201307 (475.84) sweden.201507 (449.39)
11Thomas Palmer2657.7 wfdf.201507 (628.54) wfdf.201307 (622.90) sweden.201607 (481.03) sweden.201307 (475.84) sweden.201507 (449.39)
13Drew Preiss2610.89 virginia.201304 (561.22) usopen.201407 (539.23) virginia.201204 (527.59) eastcoast.201609 (513.66) virginia.201504 (469.19)
14Johan Eriksson2506.35 wfdf.201307 (580.55) wfdf.201507 (529.85) swedisc.201208 (475.71) sweden.201307 (463.79) swehost.201209 (456.45)
15Niclas Bergehamn2473.52 wfdf.201507 (628.54) swedisc.201208 (517.50) wfdf.201307 (470.79) sweden.201407 (449.49) sweden.201307 (407.20)
16Dave Taylor2416.61 wfdf.201507 (573.44) virginia.201204 (527.59) usopen.201407 (465.74) virginia.201504 (426.17) virginia.201604 (423.67)
17Anders Johnsson2405.24 wfdf.201507 (600.13) wfdf.201307 (542.83) swesommar.201506 (433.86) swesommar.201308 (429.16) sweden.201407 (399.26)
18Jack Cooksey2401.65 virginia.201304 (561.22) usopen.201607 (484.74) usopen.201206 (460.35) eastcoast.201609 (459.69) wfdf.201507 (435.65)
19Thomas Lindell2398.92 wfdf.201307 (580.55) swedisc.201208 (475.71) sweden.201307 (463.79) swehost.201209 (456.45) swehost.201109 (422.42)
20Mark Horn2320.38 virginia.201304 (593.11) usopen.201607 (484.74) wfdf.201507 (435.65) virginia.201404 (417.40) virginia.201204 (389.48)
21Stefan Palm2259.03 wfdf.201307 (593.90) swedisc.201208 (491.39) wfdf.201507 (488.77) sweden.201407 (345.22) sweuppsala.201306 (339.75)
21Johan Josjo2259.03 wfdf.201307 (593.90) swedisc.201208 (491.39) wfdf.201507 (488.77) sweden.201407 (345.22) sweuppsala.201306 (339.75)
23Tomas Burvall2256.64 wfdf.201307 (694.51) sweden.201607 (453.00) wfdf.201507 (395.25) swehost.201309 (362.97) swedisc.201208 (350.91)
24Mathias Franzen2254.69 wfdf.201507 (600.13) swesommar.201506 (433.86) swesommar.201308 (429.16) sweden.201407 (399.26) sweden.201507 (392.28)
25Randy Aiu2170.32 virginia.201204 (655.53) tallahassee.201603 (454.75) arizona.201310 (406.83) virginia.201604 (395.59) virginia.201304 (257.62)
26Mike Prost2159.34
27Hank Bass2154.95
28Fredrik Celinder2076.44
29John Kirkland2038.4
30John Elsner1951.16
31Randy Lahm1824.18
32Jonathan Brandtberg1781.73
33Richard Paschal1742.56
34Arthur Coddington1705.24
35Thomas Cole1630.8
36Sten Hermodsson1623.8
37Ron Vingerelli1520.76
38Peter Andrews1517.07
39Carlton Howard1513.35
40Stefan Andersson1496.96
41Jason Koonts1494.84
42Nathan Joswiak1481.51
43Mike Beckmann1462.59
44Jon Freedman1409.08
45Cade Loving1278.96
46Thomas Jonasson1273.43
47Mikael Zewgren1244.16
48Gus Webb1200.45
49Sebastian Brandtberg1183.86
50Jeff Woessner1170.33
51Stewart Hubbs1134.41
52Blair Paulsen1067.56
53Tim Mackey1027.19
54Peter Henriksson980.81
54Jonas Bengtsson980.81
56Bill Wright923.31
57Jasun Burdick881.45
58Jeff Shelton873.8
59Chuck Richard832.45
60Fredrik Gustavsson786.02
61Jon Cohn778.74
62Mitchell Minford769.59
63Jonas Karlsson736.17
64Paul Brenner728.68
65Jake Gauthier710.96
66Juliana Korver701.35
67Robert McLeod679.81
68Eric Olsen668.63
69Beth Verish628.25
70Aksel Finborud622.9
70Sune Wentzel622.9
72Tom McMullen597.63
73Scott Schmucker574.17
74Fredrik Bodell564.08
75Jim Herrick550.44
76Ray Trevino539.3
77Mattias Hultqvist516.55
78Jim Gaarder500.6
79Eric Wootten497.29
80Hunter Wootten487.06
81Cotter Michaels460.01
82Ryan Olsen459.52
83Greg Korth443.35
84Stephanie Chan423.06
85Scott Stokely395.59
86Jens Velasquez385.29
87Tony Pellicane377.5
88Rick Williams362.72
89Dan Roddick329.71
90Lori Daniels318.67
91Anton Kappling299.27
92Curtis Progl295.59
93Spencer Herrick289.9
94Ashton Lewis261.55
95Nils von Segebaden260.85
96Jordan Huston241.69
97Joakim Arveskar237.23
98Toddy Brodeur227.96
98Jeff O'Brien227.96
100Doug Korns203.19
101Doug Kantor196.62
102Tobias Cole193.5
103Gerry Geare185.4
104Andy Lemann184.63
105Thomas Olsson179.63
106Jack Stanton167.75
107Ivan Radulovic164.95
108Paul Thompson161.37
109Martin Sillen159.91
109Conny Lindell159.91
111Per Jonsson156.5
112Charles Robshaw154.95
113David Myers139.84
114Jeff Korns130
115Dave Bolyard120.52
116Chris Voigt117.19
117Leo Rohr108.74
118Glen Todd108.64
119Scott Stagg94.29
120Graham Katz94.16
121Donnie Wallace93.32
122Mikael Hansson91.31
123Trey Hamlet89.87
124John Schiller84.45
125Rico Schneider83.76
126Johan Stensmar80.31
127Sten Sturefelt79.42
128Evan Walbridge69.49
129Kirk Yoo68.42
130Glen Whitlock68.38
131Martin Nygren67.87
132Daniel Carlquist66.82
132Johan Rabell66.82
134David Wiggins64.93
135Par Persson61.97
136Jay Pontier60.98
137Daniel O'Neill60.06
137James Wiseman60.06
139Tobias Danielsson54.85
140Eric Prather49.38
141Bethany Sanchez47.83
142Henrik Wahlman44.59
143Oscar Grundstrom44.44
143Mats Grundstrom44.44
145Bob Cooksey42.23
146Fredrik Hermodsson41.38
147Diana Elsner40.87
148Brad Allison38.87
149Kevin Tiernan37.73
150Greg Marter36.62
151Tony Tomasino35.9
152Evan Walridge34.03
153Ze Luis32.88
154Jonathan29.98
154Dan Lustiger29.98
156Dean Porter28.09
157Rui Pires25.99
158Steve Dodge25.41
158Tom Coffin25.41
160Steve Dugan24.51
160Tom Kennedy24.51
162Raimo Kallio24.29
163Dan Bogan24.07
164Phillipp Ludwig22.97
164Markus Hein22.97
166Shahid Islam22.32
167Mattias Sandqvist19.47
168Jon Kilroy18.03
169Ryan Peterson17.96
170Josh Boyd17.69
171Curran McCrory17.19
172Kurt Karlsson16.95
173Brad Wendt16.82
174Jeff Freeman15.99
175Tobi Burzan15.66
175Jan Schreck15.66
177Michael Conger15.1
178Mikael Svensson14.79
178Thomas Svensson14.79
180Tyler Todd14.34
181Jared Todd14.24
182Todd Walton13.87
182Pat Todd13.87
184Philip Meerkopf13.43
185Jason Snapp13.42
186Andy White12.96
187Jan Bass12.62
188Robert Leonard12.46
189Albin Lindblad12.05
189Fabian Lindblad12.05
191Chris MacLeod11.6
192Dave Steger11.49
193Don Cain10.65
194Ian Phillips10.17
195Roger Cansler9.24
195James Proctor9.24
197Randy Lahm Jr9.14
198Ethan Lahm9.02
199Dan Lambeth Jr8.86
200Carl Richmond8.79
201Anton Lindh8.77
202John Collins8.64
202Sam Poole8.64
204Joe Essman8.31
204Charlie Burke8.31
206Takuemi Iwama7.97
206Yuta Saito7.97
208Jan Sorensen7.47
208Petri Isola7.47
210Robert Buzasy7.17
211Par Assargard7.05
211Michael Hu7.05
213Marc Petsotnik6.71
213Makki Hein6.71
215Patrick O’Connor6.47
216David Kieke6.35
217John Laughlin6.26
217Josh Walton6.26
219Mike Kolesar6.14
220Mike Norris5.98
221Drew Magee5.76
222Bianca Strunz5.64
222Kolja Hanemann5.64
222Freddy Finner5.64
225Anthony Newberry5.44
226Craig Osgood5.35
227Dave Michels5.31
228Chris Edwards5.07
228Jim Palmeri5.07
230Joakim Kilby4.99
230Frida Hogberg4.99
232Leonard Muise4.62
233Jaden Schneider4.31
234Jake Schultz3.79
234Mike Lofton3.79
236Maurice Cinquini3.72
237Geech Sorenson3.6
238Torsten Baus3.52
239Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani3.24
240Anneli Andre2.96
241Ryan Hornickel2.6
242Steve Rieck2.46
242Dave Zouzounis2.46
244Tom Voight2.41
245Joe Harper2.27
246Naved Hosnain2.25
247Kevin Parkhurst1.72
247Noah Parker1.72
249Greg Maxwell1.63
250Chris Ballard1.54
251Terry Gallops1.53
252Davis Johnson1.32
253Karen Wendt1.18
254Sean Ballard0.93
255Seth Smith0.66
256Chris Yeoman0.42
257Gohar Mossavar Rahmani0.28
258Carrie Miller0.18
259Etham Lahm0.12
259Eduardo Suero0.12
259Mark Susi0.12
259John 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
274Christoffer Haydt0.09
274Rick Rysso0.09
274Jonathan Dybbroe0.09
274Raoul Judel0.09
274Henrik Hagman0.09
274Paul Rohrbaugh0.09
274Johan Olsson0.09
274David Ewald0.09
274Simon Hasselgren0.09
274Adam Perry0.09
293Andy Gabbard0.08
293Bill Dooley0.08
293Chris Pressley0.08
293Dan Ackerstein0.08

WOMEN

1Beth Verish1298.81 usopen.201407 (414.78) usopen.201206 (282.43) wfdf.201507 (259.47) virginia.201604 (220.18) wfdf.201307 (121.95)
2Lori Daniels811.35 usopen.201607 (267.87) usopen.201407 (146.93) virginia.201304 (145.41) usopen.201206 (143.89) wfdf.201507 (107.25)
3Stephanie Chan720.93 usopen.201407 (317.56) usopen.201206 (282.43) arizona.201210 (120.84) virginia.201604 (0.10)
4Juliana Korver709.29 wfdf.201507 (259.47) virginia.201604 (220.18) usopen.201407 (146.93) usopen.201607 (82.71)
5Tita Ugalde644.1 usopen.201407 (414.78) wfdf.201307 (121.95) wfdf.201507 (107.25) usopen.201206 (0.12)
6Regina Olnils620.89 usopen.201407 (566.93) wfdf.201307 (53.96)
6Stina Burvall620.89 usopen.201407 (566.93) wfdf.201307 (53.96)
8Diana Elsner585.43 usopen.201407 (317.56) usopen.201607 (267.87)
9Bethany Sanchez430.82 usopen.201206 (143.89) virginia.201204 (126.70) virginia.201304 (104.21) virginia.201604 (56.02)
10Amanda Carreiro414.18 virginia.201604 (171.46) virginia.201304 (145.41) usopen.201407 (97.31)
11Liz Herrick171.46 virginia.201604 (171.46)
12Julien Carreiro97.31 usopen.201407 (97.31)
13Susie Horn39.63 usopen.201407 (33.42) virginia.201204 (5.87) usopen.201607 (0.12) usopen.201206 (0.12) arizona.201210 (0.10)
14Louie Cohn33.42 usopen.201407 (33.42)
15Gohar Mossavar Rahmani23.09 wfdf.201507 (22.97) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
15Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani23.09 wfdf.201507 (22.97) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
17Frida Hogberg22.97 wfdf.201507 (22.97)
17Anneli Andre22.97 wfdf.201507 (22.97)
19Maggie Johns12.56 virginia.201304 (12.56)
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 Richard23.43 usopen.201206 (23.43)
2Jake Gauthier10.65 usopen.201206 (10.65)
3Steve Dugan0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

GRANDMASTER

1Conrad Damon64.3 usopen.201206 (64.30)
2Dave Hesselberth53.58 usopen.201206 (53.58)
3John Elsner34.06 usopen.201206 (34.06)
3Jim Elsner34.06 usopen.201206 (34.06)
5Blair Paulsen26.66 usopen.201206 (26.66)
6Jon Freedman20.5 usopen.201206 (20.50)
7Tony Pellicane15.36 usopen.201206 (15.36)
8Bill Wright11.08 usopen.201206 (11.08)
9Randy Lahm7.51 usopen.201206 (7.51)
10Ron Vingerelli4.54 usopen.201206 (4.54)
11Arthur Coddington2.06 usopen.201206 (2.06)
12Thomas Cole0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

SENIORGRANDMASTER

1Rick LeBeau58.85 usopen.201206 (58.85)
2Harvey Brandt46.07 usopen.201206 (46.07)
3Mark Horn35.42 usopen.201206 (35.42)
4Jim Herrick26.54 usopen.201206 (26.54)
5Dan Roddick19.15 usopen.201206 (19.15)
6Jeff Shelton12.98 usopen.201206 (12.98)
7Rick Williams3.57 usopen.201206 (3.57)
7Jim Gaarder3.57 usopen.201206 (3.57)
9Tom Kennedy0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

LEGEND

1John Kirkland12.78 usopen.201206 (12.78)
2Doug Korns0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENGRANDMASTER

1Beth Verish39.7 usopen.201206 (39.70)
2Lori Daniels26.92 usopen.201206 (26.92)
3Tita Ugalde16.27 usopen.201206 (16.27)
4Erin Hart0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
4Su Strait0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENSENIORGRANDMASTER

1Bethany Sanchez12.78 usopen.201206 (12.78)
2Susie Horn0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

MIXED

1Conrad Damon207.95 wcddc.201111 (123.56) arizona.201210 (59.30) arizona.201510 (25.09)
2Beth Verish196.3 wcddc.201111 (123.56) arizona.201510 (72.74)
3Chris Horn118.59 wcddc.201111 (90.88) arizona.201210 (27.71)
4Juliana Korver110.53 arizona.201510 (110.53)
4Rick LeBeau110.53 arizona.201510 (110.53)
6Susie Horn90.98 wcddc.201111 (90.88) arizona.201210 (0.10)
7Lori Daniels78.92 arizona.201210 (59.30) wcddc.201111 (19.62)
8Harvey Brandt76.98 wcddc.201111 (76.98)
8Bethany Sanchez76.98 wcddc.201111 (76.98)
10Stephanie Chan74.73 wcddc.201111 (47.02) arizona.201210 (27.71)
11Arthur Coddington72.74 arizona.201510 (72.74)
12Jon Freedman47.12 wcddc.201111 (47.02) arizona.201510 (0.10)
13Tita Ugalde25.19 arizona.201510 (25.09) wcddc.201111 (0.10)
14Mark Horn19.72 wcddc.201111 (19.62) arizona.201210 (0.10)
15Ray Trevino0.1 wcddc.201111 (0.10)
15Carrie Miller0.1 arizona.201510 (0.10)

JUNIOR

1Jeff Korns134.32 wfdf.201507 (87.07) usopen.201206 (47.25)
2Tobias Cole87.19 wfdf.201507 (87.07) usopen.201206 (0.12)
3Simon Kappling47.38 wfdf.201507 (47.38)
3Anton Kappling47.38 wfdf.201507 (47.38)
5Albin Lindblad22.27 swehost.201209 (22.15) wfdf.201507 (0.12)
6Emanuel Karlsson22.15 swehost.201209 (22.15)
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.