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 Damon3529.67 wfdf.201507 (771.62) usopen.201206 (732.07) usopen.201407 (702.05) wfdf.201307 (682.28) virginia.201204 (641.65)
2Dave Hesselberth3463.69 wfdf.201507 (771.62) wfdf.201307 (743.85) usopen.201407 (702.05) usopen.201607 (629.47) usopen.201206 (616.70)
3Cody Kirkland3159.84 usopen.201206 (732.07) virginia.201304 (672.52) eastcoast.201109 (627.89) wcddc.201111 (587.56) eastcoast.201209 (539.80)
4Harvey Brandt3129.87 wfdf.201307 (743.85) wfdf.201507 (712.03) eastcoast.201109 (627.89) virginia.201504 (546.05) usopen.201407 (500.05)
5Rick LeBeau3056.6 wfdf.201507 (712.03) usopen.201407 (639.11) usopen.201206 (616.70) virginia.201204 (556.37) usopen.201607 (532.39)
6Sam Kaye2801.84 virginia.201504 (594.04) virginia.201304 (590.24) virginia.201404 (580.40) usopen.201607 (532.39) virginia.201604 (504.77)
7Chris Horn2664.75 virginia.201304 (672.52) virginia.201504 (546.05) usopen.201407 (500.05) virginia.201404 (494.07) usopen.201206 (452.06)
8Dieter Johansson2645.79 wfdf.201507 (612.32) eastcoast.201109 (548.84) swedisc.201208 (514.78) virginia.201204 (510.60) wfdf.201307 (459.25)
9Stefan Karlsson2629.91 wfdf.201507 (612.32) wfdf.201307 (608.08) sweden.201607 (479.00) sweden.201307 (478.38) sweden.201507 (452.13)
9Thomas Palmer2629.91 wfdf.201507 (612.32) wfdf.201307 (608.08) sweden.201607 (479.00) sweden.201307 (478.38) sweden.201507 (452.13)
11Scott Zimmerman2598.97 usopen.201407 (639.11) wfdf.201507 (553.54) tallahassee.201603 (516.98) virginia.201304 (455.36) eastcoast.201209 (433.98)
12Jim Elsner2546.61 virginia.201604 (587.27) virginia.201304 (569.00) wfdf.201507 (513.40) usopen.201407 (439.06) virginia.201504 (437.88)
13Johan Eriksson2486.54 wfdf.201307 (569.85) wfdf.201507 (513.40) swedisc.201208 (476.76) sweden.201307 (466.34) swehost.201209 (460.19)
14Niclas Bergehamn2442.32 wfdf.201507 (612.32) swedisc.201208 (514.78) wfdf.201307 (459.25) sweden.201407 (446.96) sweden.201307 (409.01)
15Thomas Lindell2401.09 wfdf.201307 (569.85) swedisc.201208 (476.76) sweden.201307 (466.34) swehost.201209 (460.19) swehost.201109 (427.95)
16Anders Johnsson2376.74 wfdf.201507 (582.61) wfdf.201307 (534.30) swesommar.201506 (433.12) swesommar.201308 (430.78) sweden.201407 (395.93)
17Drew Preiss2339.74 virginia.201304 (552.70) virginia.201204 (510.60) usopen.201407 (500.05) virginia.201504 (437.88) virginia.201404 (338.51)
18Jack Cooksey2318.46 virginia.201304 (552.70) usopen.201607 (457.98) usopen.201206 (452.06) wfdf.201507 (432.81) wfdf.201307 (422.91)
19Dave Taylor2247.4 wfdf.201507 (553.54) virginia.201204 (510.60) usopen.201407 (420.06) virginia.201504 (389.26) virginia.201604 (373.94)
20Tomas Burvall2242.74 wfdf.201307 (682.28) sweden.201607 (453.02) wfdf.201507 (393.10) swehost.201309 (366.02) swedisc.201208 (348.32)
21Stefan Palm2240.12 wfdf.201307 (583.49) swedisc.201208 (492.51) wfdf.201507 (476.74) sweden.201407 (345.26) sweden.201507 (342.12)
21Johan Josjo2240.12 wfdf.201307 (583.49) swedisc.201208 (492.51) wfdf.201507 (476.74) sweden.201407 (345.26) sweden.201507 (342.12)
23Mathias Franzen2236.52 wfdf.201507 (582.61) swesommar.201506 (433.12) swesommar.201308 (430.78) sweden.201407 (395.93) sweden.201507 (394.08)
24Mark Horn2202.18 virginia.201304 (569.00) usopen.201607 (457.98) wfdf.201507 (432.81) virginia.201404 (374.11) virginia.201204 (368.28)
25Fredrik Celinder2065.98 wfdf.201307 (534.30) sweden.201607 (453.02) wfdf.201507 (393.10) swedisc.201208 (348.32) sweden.201307 (337.24)
26Randy Aiu2052.21
27John Kirkland2014.04
28Hank Bass1997.03
29Mike Prost1976.33
30John Elsner1811.72
31Jonathan Brandtberg1732.12
32Randy Lahm1676.96
33Sten Hermodsson1622.02
34Richard Paschal1569.75
35Thomas Cole1528.89
36Arthur Coddington1522.23
37Stefan Andersson1493.42
38Mike Beckmann1457.8
39Ron Vingerelli1433.95
40Carlton Howard1415.88
41Peter Andrews1343
42Nathan Joswiak1340.43
43Jon Freedman1303.49
44Thomas Jonasson1275.3
45Mikael Zewgren1237.28
46Cade Loving1221.16
47Gus Webb1120.35
48Sebastian Brandtberg1119.88
49Jason Koonts1076.01
50Jeff Woessner1048.63
51Blair Paulsen1040.07
52Stewart Hubbs1016.78
53Peter Henriksson976.31
53Jonas Bengtsson976.31
55Tim Mackey929.54
56Bill Wright847.07
57Jeff Shelton810.49
58Jasun Burdick799.29
59Chuck Richard784.12
60Fredrik Gustavsson783.84
61Jonas Karlsson734.08
62Jon Cohn694.83
63Mitchell Minford659.32
64Paul Brenner658.03
65Juliana Korver645.49
66Robert McLeod638.87
67Jake Gauthier612.77
68Aksel Finborud608.08
68Sune Wentzel608.08
70Beth Verish590.61
71Scott Schmucker562.75
72Fredrik Bodell556.75
73Tom McMullen535.08
74Eric Olsen522.95
75Mattias Hultqvist514.99
76Ray Trevino503.41
77Jim Herrick495.64
78Eric Wootten425.66
79Jim Gaarder421.78
80Hunter Wootten414.1
81Cotter Michaels397.84
82Greg Korth381.01
83Ryan Olsen373.9
84Tony Pellicane351.76
85Scott Stokely346.66
86Jens Velasquez334.94
87Stephanie Chan329.1
88Rick Williams329.08
89Dan Roddick312.45
90Anton Kappling295.07
91Lori Daniels286.47
92Nils von Segebaden260.38
93Curtis Progl254.92
94Spencer Herrick248.89
95Ashton Lewis246.4
96Joakim Arveskar240.82
97Jordan Huston223.97
98Toddy Brodeur198.25
98Jeff O'Brien198.25
100Doug Korns197.08
101Andy Lemann179.84
102Thomas Olsson173.26
103Ivan Radulovic167.57
104Gerry Geare166.51
105Martin Sillen162.31
105Conny Lindell162.31
107Tobias Cole158.43
108Per Jonsson156.69
109Jack Stanton146.88
110Charles Robshaw141.09
111Doug Kantor139.67
112Paul Thompson138.39
113David Myers125.01
114Dave Bolyard117.81
115Jeff Korns106.53
116Chris Voigt102.98
117Scott Stagg95.42
118Mikael Hansson88.15
119Leo Rohr82.35
120Glen Todd82.25
121Rico Schneider81.99
122Donnie Wallace78.38
123Sten Sturefelt76.06
124Trey Hamlet74.19
125Johan Stensmar72.36
126Martin Nygren68.9
127John Schiller68.48
128Daniel Carlquist67.63
128Johan Rabell67.63
130Kirk Yoo66.71
131David Wiggins63.21
132Glen Whitlock62.46
133Jay Pontier59.24
134Par Persson58.33
135Evan Walbridge55.9
136Tobias Danielsson55.71
137Graham Katz55.03
138Daniel O'Neill49.36
138James Wiseman49.36
140Eric Prather43.23
141Fredrik Hermodsson42.04
142Diana Elsner41.49
143Bethany Sanchez40.92
144Henrik Wahlman40.7
145Oscar Grundstrom40.56
145Mats Grundstrom40.56
147Brad Allison39.08
148Greg Marter37.01
149Tony Tomasino36.11
150Bob Cooksey35.23
151Jonathan30.3
151Dan Lustiger30.3
153Kevin Tiernan29.24
154Ze Luis28.81
155Dean Porter28.47
156Raimo Kallio24.65
157Dan Bogan24.46
158Phillipp Ludwig23.21
158Markus Hein23.21
160Shahid Islam22.66
161Rui Pires21.82
162Evan Walridge21.67
163Steve Dugan20.31
163Tom Kennedy20.31
165Mattias Sandqvist19.79
166Ryan Peterson18.25
167Steve Dodge18.16
167Tom Coffin18.16
169Josh Boyd17.81
170Kurt Karlsson17.23
171Brad Wendt17.09
172Jeff Freeman16.24
173Tobi Burzan15.83
173Jan Schreck15.83
175Michael Conger15.34
176Mikael Svensson15
176Thomas Svensson15
178Jon Kilroy14.11
179Jason Snapp13.54
180Andy White13.17
181Curran McCrory12.89
182Jan Bass12.75
183Robert Leonard12.52
184Albin Lindblad12.25
184Fabian Lindblad12.25
186Chris MacLeod11.7
187Roger Cansler9.37
187James Proctor9.37
189Carl Richmond8.93
190Dan Lambeth Jr8.88
191Dave Steger7.84
192Robert Buzasy7.27
193Don Cain6.99
194Tyler Todd6.93
195Jared Todd6.83
196Patrick O’Connor6.52
197Ian Phillips6.5
198Todd Walton6.46
198Pat Todd6.46
200David Kieke6.45
201John Laughlin6.35
201Josh Walton6.35
203Mike Kolesar6.16
204Mike Norris6.03
205Drew Magee5.78
206Bianca Strunz5.7
206Kolja Hanemann5.7
206Freddy Finner5.7
209Anthony Newberry5.51
210Randy Lahm Jr5.45
211Dave Michels5.4
212Craig Osgood5.39
213Ethan Lahm5.33
214Chris Edwards5.16
214Jim Palmeri5.16
216Joakim Kilby5.07
216Frida Hogberg5.07
218John Collins4.94
218Sam Poole4.94
220Leonard Muise4.68
221Joe Essman4.61
221Charlie Burke4.61
223Jaden Schneider4.38
224Anton Lindh4.33
225Jake Schultz3.84
225Mike Lofton3.84
227Maurice Cinquini3.77
228Geech Sorenson3.65
229Torsten Baus3.56
230Takuemi Iwama3.52
230Yuta Saito3.52
232Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani3.29
233Jan Sorensen3.01
233Petri Isola3.01
233Anneli Andre3.01
236Ryan Hornickel2.64
237Par Assargard2.59
237Michael Hu2.59
239Steve Rieck2.5
239Dave Zouzounis2.5
241Tom Voight2.45
242Joe Harper2.3
243Naved Hosnain2.28
244Marc Petsotnik2.23
244Makki Hein2.23
246Kevin Parkhurst1.74
246Noah Parker1.74
248Greg Maxwell1.66
249Chris Ballard1.56
250Terry Gallops1.54
251Davis Johnson1.34
252Karen Wendt1.2
253Sean Ballard0.94
254Seth Smith0.66
255Chris Yeoman0.43
256Gohar Mossavar Rahmani0.28
257Carrie Miller0.18
258Etham Lahm0.12
258Eduardo Suero0.12
258Mark Susi0.12
258John Titcomb0.12
262Phil Cappa0.1
262Daniel Svensson0.1
262Alan Koechlein0.1
262Paul Hobson0.1
262Craig Gangloff0.1
262Susie Horn0.1
262Henrik Ryden0.1
262Dale Crawford0.1
262Johans Stensmar0.1
262Richard Koechlein0.1
262Wayne Biever0.1
273Wendy Chang0.09
273Stefan Sorne0.09
273Thomas Noetzel0.09
273Kalon Self0.09
273Libby O'Neill0.09
273Mikael Lund0.09
273Shaggy Larsson0.09
273Wendy Chan0.09
273Christoffer Haydt0.09
273Rick Rysso0.09
273Jonathan Dybbroe0.09
273Raoul Judel0.09
273Henrik Hagman0.09
273Paul Rohrbaugh0.09
273Johan Olsson0.09
273David Ewald0.09
273Simon Hasselgren0.09
273Adam Perry0.09
291Andy Gabbard0.08
291Bill Dooley0.08
291Chris Pressley0.08
291Dan Ackerstein0.08

WOMEN

1Beth Verish1316.05 usopen.201407 (420.59) usopen.201206 (285.71) wfdf.201507 (263.15) virginia.201604 (223.01) wfdf.201307 (123.59)
2Lori Daniels822.31 usopen.201607 (271.83) usopen.201407 (148.89) virginia.201304 (147.26) usopen.201206 (145.46) wfdf.201507 (108.87)
3Stephanie Chan730.3 usopen.201407 (322.10) usopen.201206 (285.71) arizona.201210 (122.39) virginia.201604 (0.10)
4Juliana Korver718.8 wfdf.201507 (263.15) virginia.201604 (223.01) usopen.201407 (148.89) usopen.201607 (83.75)
5Tita Ugalde653.17 usopen.201407 (420.59) wfdf.201307 (123.59) wfdf.201507 (108.87) usopen.201206 (0.12)
6Regina Olnils629.63 usopen.201407 (574.92) wfdf.201307 (54.71)
6Stina Burvall629.63 usopen.201407 (574.92) wfdf.201307 (54.71)
8Diana Elsner593.93 usopen.201407 (322.10) usopen.201607 (271.83)
9Bethany Sanchez436.09 usopen.201206 (145.46) virginia.201204 (128.28) virginia.201304 (105.67) virginia.201604 (56.68)
10Amanda Carreiro419.38 virginia.201604 (173.56) virginia.201304 (147.26) usopen.201407 (98.56)
11Liz Herrick173.56 virginia.201604 (173.56)
12Julien Carreiro98.56 usopen.201407 (98.56)
13Susie Horn40.18 usopen.201407 (33.95) virginia.201204 (5.89) usopen.201607 (0.12) usopen.201206 (0.12) arizona.201210 (0.10)
14Louie Cohn33.95 usopen.201407 (33.95)
15Gohar Mossavar Rahmani23.46 wfdf.201507 (23.34) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
15Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani23.46 wfdf.201507 (23.34) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
17Frida Hogberg23.34 wfdf.201507 (23.34)
17Anneli Andre23.34 wfdf.201507 (23.34)
19Maggie Johns12.64 virginia.201304 (12.64)
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 Richard23.55 usopen.201206 (23.55)
2Jake Gauthier10.71 usopen.201206 (10.71)
3Steve Dugan0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

GRANDMASTER

1Conrad Damon64.63 usopen.201206 (64.63)
2Dave Hesselberth53.86 usopen.201206 (53.86)
3John Elsner34.23 usopen.201206 (34.23)
3Jim Elsner34.23 usopen.201206 (34.23)
5Blair Paulsen26.8 usopen.201206 (26.80)
6Jon Freedman20.6 usopen.201206 (20.60)
7Tony Pellicane15.44 usopen.201206 (15.44)
8Bill Wright11.14 usopen.201206 (11.14)
9Randy Lahm7.55 usopen.201206 (7.55)
10Ron Vingerelli4.56 usopen.201206 (4.56)
11Arthur Coddington2.07 usopen.201206 (2.07)
12Thomas Cole0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

SENIORGRANDMASTER

1Rick LeBeau59.16 usopen.201206 (59.16)
2Harvey Brandt46.31 usopen.201206 (46.31)
3Mark Horn35.6 usopen.201206 (35.60)
4Jim Herrick26.68 usopen.201206 (26.68)
5Dan Roddick19.25 usopen.201206 (19.25)
6Jeff Shelton13.05 usopen.201206 (13.05)
7Rick Williams3.59 usopen.201206 (3.59)
7Jim Gaarder3.59 usopen.201206 (3.59)
9Tom Kennedy0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

LEGEND

1John Kirkland12.85 usopen.201206 (12.85)
2Doug Korns0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENGRANDMASTER

1Beth Verish39.91 usopen.201206 (39.91)
2Lori Daniels27.06 usopen.201206 (27.06)
3Tita Ugalde16.36 usopen.201206 (16.36)
4Erin Hart0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
4Su Strait0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENSENIORGRANDMASTER

1Bethany Sanchez12.85 usopen.201206 (12.85)
2Susie Horn0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

MIXED

1Conrad Damon209.27 wcddc.201111 (124.30) arizona.201210 (59.56) arizona.201510 (25.41)
2Beth Verish197.85 wcddc.201111 (124.30) arizona.201510 (73.55)
3Chris Horn119.31 wcddc.201111 (91.48) arizona.201210 (27.83)
4Juliana Korver111.81 arizona.201510 (111.81)
4Rick LeBeau111.81 arizona.201510 (111.81)
6Susie Horn91.58 wcddc.201111 (91.48) arizona.201210 (0.10)
7Lori Daniels79.38 arizona.201210 (59.56) wcddc.201111 (19.82)
8Harvey Brandt77.56 wcddc.201111 (77.56)
8Bethany Sanchez77.56 wcddc.201111 (77.56)
10Stephanie Chan75.19 wcddc.201111 (47.36) arizona.201210 (27.83)
11Arthur Coddington73.55 arizona.201510 (73.55)
12Jon Freedman47.46 wcddc.201111 (47.36) arizona.201510 (0.10)
13Tita Ugalde25.51 arizona.201510 (25.41) wcddc.201111 (0.10)
14Mark Horn19.92 wcddc.201111 (19.82) arizona.201210 (0.10)
15Ray Trevino0.1 wcddc.201111 (0.10)
15Carrie Miller0.1 arizona.201510 (0.10)

JUNIOR

1Jeff Korns136.11 wfdf.201507 (88.35) usopen.201206 (47.76)
2Tobias Cole88.47 wfdf.201507 (88.35) usopen.201206 (0.12)
3Simon Kappling48.01 wfdf.201507 (48.01)
3Anton Kappling48.01 wfdf.201507 (48.01)
5Albin Lindblad22.54 swehost.201209 (22.42) wfdf.201507 (0.12)
6Emanuel Karlsson22.42 swehost.201209 (22.42)
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.