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 Damon3292.68 wfdf.201507 (698.90) usopen.201206 (690.53) usopen.201407 (668.74) wfdf.201307 (631.82) virginia.201204 (602.69)
2Dave Hesselberth3241.67 wfdf.201507 (698.90) wfdf.201307 (685.05) usopen.201407 (668.74) usopen.201607 (599.61) usopen.201206 (589.37)
3Rick LeBeau2910.07 wfdf.201507 (658.63) usopen.201407 (616.43) usopen.201206 (589.37) virginia.201204 (530.38) usopen.201607 (515.26)
4Harvey Brandt2820.55 wfdf.201307 (685.05) wfdf.201507 (658.63) virginia.201504 (536.63) usopen.201407 (490.74) arizona.201210 (449.50)
5Sam Kaye2744.36 virginia.201304 (583.74) virginia.201504 (576.44) virginia.201404 (556.96) usopen.201607 (515.26) virginia.201604 (511.96)
6Cody Kirkland2713.15 usopen.201206 (690.53) virginia.201304 (646.07) eastcoast.201209 (549.50) eastcoast.201309 (426.76) arizona.201210 (400.29)
7Chris Horn2589.25 virginia.201304 (646.07) virginia.201504 (536.63) usopen.201407 (490.74) virginia.201404 (485.89) virginia.201604 (429.92)
8Scott Zimmerman2581.86 usopen.201407 (616.43) wfdf.201507 (524.09) tallahassee.201603 (519.23) eastcoast.201209 (465.76) virginia.201304 (456.35)
9Jim Elsner2491.3 virginia.201604 (577.74) virginia.201304 (563.26) wfdf.201507 (482.00) usopen.201407 (437.78) virginia.201504 (430.52)
10Stefan Karlsson2427.94 wfdf.201507 (576.66) wfdf.201307 (569.06) sweden.201307 (436.54) sweden.201607 (436.16) sweden.201507 (409.52)
10Thomas Palmer2427.94 wfdf.201507 (576.66) wfdf.201307 (569.06) sweden.201307 (436.54) sweden.201607 (436.16) sweden.201507 (409.52)
12Drew Preiss2413.85 virginia.201304 (532.83) usopen.201407 (490.74) virginia.201204 (485.38) eastcoast.201609 (474.38) virginia.201504 (430.52)
13Dieter Johansson2374.07 wfdf.201507 (576.66) virginia.201204 (485.38) swedisc.201208 (470.86) wfdf.201307 (429.86) sweden.201407 (411.31)
14Johan Eriksson2279.32 wfdf.201307 (529.17) wfdf.201507 (482.00) swedisc.201208 (432.11) sweden.201307 (422.86) swehost.201209 (413.18)
15Niclas Bergehamn2259.5 wfdf.201507 (576.66) swedisc.201208 (470.86) wfdf.201307 (429.86) sweden.201407 (411.31) sweden.201307 (370.81)
16Jack Cooksey2224.46 virginia.201304 (532.83) usopen.201607 (450.12) eastcoast.201609 (424.36) usopen.201206 (413.82) wfdf.201507 (403.33)
17Dave Taylor2217.1 wfdf.201507 (524.09) virginia.201204 (485.38) usopen.201407 (423.82) virginia.201604 (393.35) virginia.201504 (390.46)
18Anders Johnsson2197.87 wfdf.201507 (548.71) wfdf.201307 (495.40) swesommar.201506 (396.76) swesommar.201308 (390.12) sweden.201407 (366.88)
19Thomas Lindell2174.5 wfdf.201307 (529.17) swedisc.201208 (432.11) sweden.201307 (422.86) swehost.201209 (413.18) sweuppsala.201306 (377.18)
20Mark Horn2154.13 virginia.201304 (563.26) usopen.201607 (450.12) wfdf.201507 (403.33) virginia.201404 (376.27) virginia.201204 (361.15)
21Randy Aiu2135.99 virginia.201204 (602.69) tallahassee.201603 (438.28) arizona.201310 (368.69) virginia.201604 (364.59) tallahassee.201703 (361.74)
22Mike Prost2108.79 tallahassee.201703 (530.07) virginia.201604 (429.92) eastcoast.201209 (393.96) virginia.201304 (379.87) tallahassee.201603 (374.97)
23Mathias Franzen2077.42 wfdf.201507 (548.71) swesommar.201506 (396.76) swesommar.201308 (390.12) swehost.201609 (374.95) sweden.201407 (366.88)
24Tomas Burvall2072.11 wfdf.201307 (631.82) sweden.201607 (412.70) wfdf.201507 (366.40) swehost.201309 (334.12) swedisc.201208 (327.07)
25Stefan Palm2068.91 wfdf.201307 (543.87) wfdf.201507 (446.35) swedisc.201208 (446.27) sweden.201407 (319.69) sweuppsala.201306 (312.73)
25Johan Josjo2068.91 wfdf.201307 (543.87) wfdf.201507 (446.35) swedisc.201208 (446.27) sweden.201407 (319.69) sweuppsala.201306 (312.73)
27Hank Bass2049.36
28Fredrik Celinder1904.8
29John Elsner1781.78
30Arthur Coddington1740.25
31Jonathan Brandtberg1698.8
32Randy Lahm1678.68
33Richard Paschal1607.12
34Thomas Cole1513.21
35Ron Vingerelli1438.71
36Peter Andrews1393.4
37Jay Koonts1370.9
38Mike Beckmann1355.39
39Nathan Joswiak1332.35
40John Kirkland1329.77
41Sebastian Brandtberg1266.42
42Sten Hermodsson1213.02
43Cade Loving1203.68
44Thomas Jonasson1195.35
45Mikael Zewgren1151.24
46Gus Webb1068.72
47Jon Freedman1011.86
48Stefan Andersson1009.72
49Blair Paulsen966.81
50Tim Mackey940.6
51Peter Henriksson910.59
51Jonas Bengtsson910.59
53Stewart Hubbs863.37
54Bill Wright861.69
55Carlton Howard839.73
56Jonas Karlsson821.73
57Jeff Shelton817.73
58Jasun Burdick813.81
59Chuck Richard775.37
60Jeff Woessner747.55
61Jon Cohn728.38
62Mitchell Minford699.06
63Paul Brenner676.8
64Jake Gauthier658.99
65Robert McLeod637.11
66Juliana Korver633.97
67Eric Olsen616.77
68Fredrik Gustavsson593.52
69Beth Verish574.47
70Aksel Finborud569.06
70Sune Wentzel569.06
72Tom McMullen553.54
73Fredrik Bodell540.2
74Mattias Hultqvist517.4
75Jim Herrick507.49
76Ray Trevino486.41
77Jim Gaarder478.1
78Eric Wootten469.76
79Hunter Wootten452.89
80Anton Kappling452.11
81Ryan Olsen431.39
82Cotter Michaels421.21
83Greg Korth405.51
84Stephanie Chan390.42
85Scott Stokely362.23
86Scott Schmucker356.41
87Tony Pellicane354.74
88Jens Velasquez351.5
89Rick Williams336.71
90Dan Roddick318.82
91Lori Daniels287.04
92Curtis Progl274.47
93Spencer Herrick264.95
94Nils von Segebaden264.36
95Jordan Huston216.88
96Joakim Arveskar215.38
97Toddy Brodeur215.19
97Jeff O'Brien215.19
99Ashton Lewis196.9
100Doug Korns194.09
101Thomas Olsson193.56
102Doug Kantor183.8
103Andy Lemann182.45
104Charles Robshaw181.63
105Tobias Cole178.01
106Gerry Geare163.85
107Jack Stanton161.73
108Ivan Radulovic153.56
109Paul Thompson142.68
110David Myers127.93
111Sten Sturefelt126.79
112Dave Bolyard122.44
113Jeff Korns121.34
114Martin Sillen108.25
114Conny Lindell108.25
116Chris Voigt106.31
117Leo Rohr97.64
118Glen Todd97.54
119Evan Walbridge96.33
120Don Wallace94.88
121Kevin Tiernan92.91
122Mikael Hansson88.7
123Graham Katz87.28
124Trey Hamlet83.22
125Johan Stensmar80.22
126John Schiller80.06
127Scott Stagg78.06
128Rico Schneider77.63
129Diana Elsner73.71
130Martin Nygren67.82
131Glen Whitlock62.21
132Par Persson61.01
133Kirk Yoo58.97
134Daniel O'Neill55.73
134James Wiseman55.73
136David Wiggins55.59
137Henrik Wahlman54.38
138Eric Prather53.7
139Jay Pontier50.87
140Tobias Danielsson49.37
141Bethany Sanchez46.19
142Magnus Ellstrom41.18
143Oscar Grundstrom41.01
143Mats Grundstrom41.01
145Bob Cooksey40.65
146Ze Luis40.17
147Fredrik Hermodsson37.14
148Greg Marter34.52
149Rui Pires33.94
150Markus Hein28.61
151Jonathan28.28
151Dan Lustiger28.28
153Steve Dodge25.48
153Tom Coffin25.48
155Steve Dugan23.12
155Tom Kennedy23.12
157Dean Porter21.92
158Phillipp Ludwig21.58
159Dan Bogan21.52
160Mattias Sandkvist21.27
161Shahid Islam20.12
162Brad Allison16.87
163Jon Kilroy16.83
164Curran McCrory16.45
165Ryan Peterson16.12
166Tyler Todd15.42
167Jared Todd15.32
168Kurt Karlsson15.12
169Brad Wendt15.09
170Todd Walton14.96
170Pat Todd14.96
172Tobi Burzan14.71
172Jan Schreck14.71
174Getty Freeman14.66
175Robert Cinquini14.56
176Philip Meerkopf14.53
177Anton Lindh14.39
178Albin Lindblad13.99
178Fabian Lindblad13.99
180Maurice Cinquini13.96
181Michael Conger13.79
182Emil Rikner13.75
183Takuemi Iwama13.66
183Yuta Saito13.66
185Mikael Svensson13.52
185Thomas Svensson13.52
187Jan Sorensen13.21
187Petri Isola13.21
189Par Assargard12.84
189Michael Hu12.84
191Tony Tomasino12.51
192Dave Steger12.1
193Jan Bass11.85
194Andy White11.63
195Don Cain11.34
196Ian Phillips10.91
197Jason Snapp10.48
198Ethan Lahm9.2
198Randy Lahm Jr9.2
200Chris MacLeod8.78
201John Collins8.73
201Sam Poole8.73
203Joe Essman8.44
203Charlie Burke8.44
203Roger Cansler8.44
203James Proctor8.44
207Sandy Castleden7.9
208Carl Richmond7.89
209Leonard Muise7.44
210Marc Petsotnik7.03
211Robert Buzasy6.52
212Anthony Newberry6.4
213Robert Leonard6.34
214John Laughlin5.72
214Josh Walton5.72
216Steve Manning5.7
217David Kieke5.69
218Bianca Strunz5.3
218Kolja Hanemann5.3
218Freddy Finner5.3
221Chris Edwards4.77
221Jim Palmeri4.77
221Dave Michels4.77
224Joakim Kilby4.45
224Frida Hogberg4.45
226Patrick O'Connor3.92
227Peter Cinquini3.87
228Jaden Schneider3.86
229Jake Schultz3.46
229Mike Lofton3.46
231Torsten Baus3.31
232Geech Sorenson3.21
233Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani2.98
234Mike Norris2.93
235Anneli Andre2.7
236Craig Osgood2.48
237Steve Rieck2.44
237Dave Zouzounis2.44
239Ralph Cowan2.34
240Ryan Hornickel2.33
241Tom Voight2.17
242Joe Harper2.12
243Naved Hasnain2.03
244Kevin Parkhurst1.57
244Noah Parker1.57
246Greg Maxwell1.46
247Chris Ballard1.44
248Terry Gallops1.4
249Dave Johnson1.19
250Drew Magee1.13
251Neil Castleden1.06
251Karen Wendt1.06
253Sean Ballard0.87
254Seth Smith0.64
255Chris Yeoman0.39
256Gohar Mossavar Rahmani0.28
257Carrie Miller0.18
258Eduardo Suero0.12
258Mark Susi0.12
258John Titcomb0.12
261Phil Cappa0.1
261Daniel Svensson0.1
261Alan Koechlein0.1
261Paul Hobson0.1
261Craig Gangloff0.1
261Susie Horn0.1
261Larry Imperiale0.1
261Henrik Ryden0.1
261Dale Crawford0.1
261Richard Koechlein0.1
261Wayne Biever0.1
272Stefan Sorne0.09
272Thomas Noetzel0.09
272Kalon Self0.09
272David Thuresson0.09
272Mikael Lund0.09
272Shaggy Larsson0.09
272Wendy Chan0.09
272Raimo Kallio0.09
272Christoffer Haydt0.09
272Rick Rysso0.09
272Christian Lennqvist0.09
272Jonathan Dybbroe0.09
272Raoul Judel0.09
272Henrik Hagman0.09
272Paul Rohrbaugh0.09
272David Ewald0.09
272Martin Bertilsson0.09
272Simon Hasselgren0.09
272Adam Perry0.09
291Isaac Cinquini0.08
291Andy Gabbard0.08
291Bill Dooley0.08
291Chris Pressley0.08
291Dan Ackerstein0.08

WOMEN

1Beth Verish1192.78 usopen.201407 (378.49) usopen.201206 (262.87) wfdf.201507 (236.59) virginia.201604 (202.89) wfdf.201307 (111.94)
2Lori Daniels743.65 usopen.201607 (242.83) usopen.201407 (134.85) usopen.201206 (134.79) virginia.201304 (134.13) wfdf.201507 (97.05)
3Stephanie Chan663.37 usopen.201407 (289.08) usopen.201206 (262.87) arizona.201210 (111.32) virginia.201604 (0.10)
4Juliana Korver650.66 wfdf.201507 (236.59) virginia.201604 (202.89) usopen.201407 (134.85) usopen.201607 (76.33)
5Tita Ugalde587.6 usopen.201407 (378.49) wfdf.201307 (111.94) wfdf.201507 (97.05) usopen.201206 (0.12)
6Regina Olnils566.33 usopen.201407 (517.03) wfdf.201307 (49.30)
6Stina Burvall566.33 usopen.201407 (517.03) wfdf.201307 (49.30)
8Diana Elsner531.91 usopen.201407 (289.08) usopen.201607 (242.83)
9Bethany Sanchez399.01 usopen.201206 (134.79) virginia.201204 (117.10) virginia.201304 (95.09) virginia.201604 (52.03)
10Mandy Carreiro382.52 virginia.201604 (158.77) virginia.201304 (134.13) usopen.201407 (89.62)
11Liz Herrick158.77 virginia.201604 (158.77)
12Julien Carreiro89.62 usopen.201407 (89.62)
13Susie Horn36.15 usopen.201407 (30.02) virginia.201204 (5.79) usopen.201607 (0.12) usopen.201206 (0.12) arizona.201210 (0.10)
14Louie Cohn30.02 usopen.201407 (30.02)
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)
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

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.