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 Damon3451.24 wfdf.201507 (736.45) usopen.201206 (717.12) usopen.201407 (701.74) wfdf.201307 (669.02) virginia.201204 (626.91)
2Dave Hesselberth3394.47 wfdf.201507 (736.45) wfdf.201307 (726.30) usopen.201407 (701.74) usopen.201607 (620.95) usopen.201206 (609.03)
3Rick LeBeau3029.84 wfdf.201507 (694.24) usopen.201407 (645.78) usopen.201206 (609.03) virginia.201204 (549.59) usopen.201607 (531.20)
4Harvey Brandt2951.69 wfdf.201307 (726.30) wfdf.201507 (694.24) virginia.201504 (554.00) usopen.201407 (513.04) arizona.201210 (464.11)
5Sam Kaye2809.7 virginia.201504 (596.51) virginia.201304 (588.43) virginia.201404 (580.52) usopen.201607 (531.20) usopen.201407 (513.04)
6Cody Kirkland2798.81 usopen.201206 (717.12) virginia.201304 (663.60) eastcoast.201209 (556.80) eastcoast.201309 (447.61) arizona.201210 (413.68)
7Chris Horn2672.86 virginia.201304 (663.60) virginia.201504 (554.00) usopen.201407 (513.04) virginia.201404 (505.31) virginia.201604 (436.91)
8Scott Zimmerman2628.02 usopen.201407 (645.78) wfdf.201507 (549.52) tallahassee.201603 (513.62) eastcoast.201209 (467.47) virginia.201304 (451.63)
9Jim Elsner2564.64 virginia.201604 (584.83) virginia.201304 (563.84) wfdf.201507 (508.92) usopen.201407 (460.47) virginia.201504 (446.58)
10Stefan Karlsson2562.04 wfdf.201507 (606.02) wfdf.201307 (601.42) sweden.201607 (460.99) sweden.201307 (460.04) sweden.201507 (433.57)
10Thomas Palmer2562.04 wfdf.201507 (606.02) wfdf.201307 (601.42) sweden.201607 (460.99) sweden.201307 (460.04) sweden.201507 (433.57)
12Dieter Johansson2496.31 wfdf.201507 (606.02) virginia.201204 (502.11) swedisc.201208 (497.60) wfdf.201307 (455.99) sweden.201407 (434.59)
13Drew Preiss2483.8 virginia.201304 (532.73) usopen.201407 (513.04) virginia.201204 (502.11) eastcoast.201609 (489.34) virginia.201504 (446.58)
14Johan Eriksson2411.83 wfdf.201307 (560.32) wfdf.201507 (508.92) swedisc.201208 (458.47) sweden.201307 (446.83) swehost.201209 (437.29)
15Niclas Bergehamn2386.53 wfdf.201507 (606.02) swedisc.201208 (497.60) wfdf.201307 (455.99) sweden.201407 (434.59) sweden.201307 (392.33)
16Anders Johnsson2319.61 wfdf.201507 (575.25) wfdf.201307 (524.40) swesommar.201506 (420.16) swesommar.201308 (412.38) sweden.201407 (387.42)
17Thomas Lindell2301.9 wfdf.201307 (560.32) swedisc.201208 (458.47) sweden.201307 (446.83) swehost.201209 (437.29) sweuppsala.201306 (398.99)
18Dave Taylor2296.19 wfdf.201507 (549.52) virginia.201204 (502.11) usopen.201407 (442.85) virginia.201504 (403.48) virginia.201604 (398.23)
19Jack Cooksey2282.91 virginia.201304 (532.73) usopen.201607 (463.41) eastcoast.201609 (436.34) wfdf.201507 (427.43) usopen.201206 (423.00)
20Mark Horn2222.36 virginia.201304 (563.84) usopen.201607 (463.41) wfdf.201507 (427.43) virginia.201404 (396.42) virginia.201204 (371.26)
21Tomas Burvall2197.25 wfdf.201307 (669.02) sweden.201607 (437.20) wfdf.201507 (389.44) swehost.201309 (353.98) swedisc.201208 (347.61)
22Mathias Franzen2192.56 wfdf.201507 (575.25) swesommar.201506 (420.16) swesommar.201308 (412.38) swehost.201609 (397.35) sweden.201407 (387.42)
23Stefan Palm2186.67 wfdf.201307 (574.02) swedisc.201208 (472.21) wfdf.201507 (471.52) sweden.201407 (337.94) sweuppsala.201306 (330.98)
23Johan Josjo2186.67 wfdf.201307 (574.02) swedisc.201208 (472.21) wfdf.201507 (471.52) sweden.201407 (337.94) sweuppsala.201306 (330.98)
25Randy Aiu2065.76 virginia.201204 (626.91) tallahassee.201603 (433.47) arizona.201310 (385.31) virginia.201604 (374.44) virginia.201304 (245.63)
26Hank Bass2046.23
27Fredrik Celinder2018.63
28Mike Prost1924.04
29John Elsner1831.99
30Jonathan Brandtberg1798.69
31Randy Lahm1737.01
32Richard Paschal1644.65
33Arthur Coddington1623.05
34Thomas Cole1569.09
35Ron Vingerelli1446.84
36Mike Beckmann1434.27
37Jason Koonts1415.24
38John Kirkland1386.31
39Nathan Joswiak1376.22
40Peter Andrews1369.4
41Sebastian Brandtberg1342.22
42Sten Hermodsson1285.11
43Thomas Jonasson1256.78
44Cade Loving1213.35
45Mikael Zewgren1210.78
46Gus Webb1113.58
47Stefan Andersson1069.42
48Jon Freedman1053.51
49Blair Paulsen1006.68
50Tim Mackey965.31
51Peter Henriksson957.01
51Jonas Bengtsson957.01
53Stewart Hubbs886.34
54Bill Wright869.66
55Carlton Howard866.27
56Jonas Karlsson864.41
57Jeff Shelton845.89
58Jasun Burdick831.06
59Chuck Richard805.69
60Jeff Woessner756.91
61Jon Cohn744.1
62Mitchell Minford720.84
63Paul Brenner693.14
64Jake Gauthier671.63
65Robert McLeod661.39
66Juliana Korver656.04
67Eric Olsen634.36
68Fredrik Gustavsson625.47
69Aksel Finborud601.42
69Sune Wentzel601.42
71Beth Verish595.76
72Tom McMullen566.59
73Fredrik Bodell560.46
74Scott Schmucker549.99
75Mattias Hultqvist534.32
76Jim Herrick519.82
77Ray Trevino490.08
78Jim Gaarder480.77
79Anton Kappling479.08
80Eric Wootten476.97
81Hunter Wootten461.16
82Cotter Michaels438.62
83Ryan Olsen437.33
84Greg Korth422.42
85Stephanie Chan404.19
86Scott Stokely374.44
87Jens Velasquez367.71
88Tony Pellicane356.07
89Rick Williams346.01
90Dan Roddick315.57
91Lori Daniels298.77
92Curtis Progl279.32
93Spencer Herrick274.26
94Nils von Segebaden258.8
95Jordan Huston229.01
96Joakim Arveskar227.86
97Toddy Brodeur217.07
97Jeff O'Brien217.07
99Doug Korns197.14
100Ashton Lewis191.42
101Doug Kantor187.5
102Andy Lemann180.22
103Tobias Cole180.19
104Thomas Olsson177.42
105Gerry Geare171.54
106Ivan Radulovic163.17
107Jack Stanton159.69
108Paul Thompson149.47
109Charles Robshaw147.71
110David Myers133.75
111Jeff Korns123.32
112Sten Sturefelt119.82
113Dave Bolyard119.14
114Martin Sillen114.69
114Conny Lindell114.69
116Chris Voigt111.04
117Leo Rohr100.81
118Glen Todd100.71
119Evan Walbridge95.18
120Mikael Hansson93.02
121Scott Stagg91.1
122Donnie Wallace89.47
123Graham Katz89.16
124Trey Hamlet84.9
125John Schiller80.97
126Rico Schneider79.8
127Johan Stensmar76.85
128Martin Nygren68.25
129Glen Whitlock65.42
130Par Persson59.29
131Kirk Yoo59.17
132Daniel O'Neill57.66
132James Wiseman57.66
134David Wiggins55.74
135Tobias Danielsson52.39
136Jay Pontier51.01
137Eric Prather47.15
138Henrik Wahlman46.61
139Bethany Sanchez46.25
140Magnus Ellstrom43.83
141Oscar Grundstrom42.46
141Mats Grundstrom42.46
143Bob Cooksey40.42
144Fredrik Hermodsson39.47
145Diana Elsner39.1
146Kevin Tiernan36.14
147Greg Marter35.56
148Ze Luis31.44
149Jonathan29.11
149Dan Lustiger29.11
151Rui Pires24.85
152Steve Dodge24.35
152Tom Coffin24.35
154Steve Dugan23.44
154Tom Kennedy23.44
156Dean Porter22.99
157Dan Bogan22.87
158Mattias Sandqvist22.69
159Phillipp Ludwig22.3
159Markus Hein22.3
161Shahid Islam21.33
162Brad Allison17.43
163Josh Boyd17.4
164Jon Kilroy17.19
165Ryan Peterson17.14
166Curran McCrory16.42
167Kurt Karlsson16.13
168Brad Wendt16.04
169Jeff Freeman15.28
170Tobi Burzan15.21
170Jan Schreck15.21
172Albin Lindblad14.94
172Fabian Lindblad14.94
174Emil Rikner14.67
175Michael Conger14.4
176Mikael Svensson14.21
176Thomas Svensson14.21
178Tyler Todd13.73
179Jared Todd13.63
180Todd Walton13.27
180Pat Todd13.27
182Tony Tomasino12.95
183Philip Meerkopf12.83
184Andy White12.36
185Jan Bass12.25
186Dave Steger11.02
187Jason Snapp10.83
188Don Cain10.23
189Ian Phillips9.76
190Chris MacLeod9.07
191Roger Cansler8.87
191James Proctor8.87
193Randy Lahm Jr8.79
194Ethan Lahm8.67
195Anton Lindh8.39
196Carl Richmond8.38
197John Collins8.31
197Sam Poole8.31
199Joe Essman8
199Charlie Burke8
201Takuemi Iwama7.62
201Yuta Saito7.62
203Jan Sorensen7.14
203Petri Isola7.14
205Robert Buzasy6.87
206Par Assargard6.74
206Michael Hu6.74
208Robert Leonard6.51
209Marc Petsotnik6.41
209Makki Hein6.41
211David Kieke6.06
212John Laughlin6.02
212Josh Walton6.02
214Drew Magee5.69
215Bianca Strunz5.48
215Kolja Hanemann5.48
215Freddy Finner5.48
218Craig Osgood5.27
219Anthony Newberry5.25
220Dave Michels5.07
221Chris Edwards4.83
221Jim Palmeri4.83
223Joakim Kilby4.75
223Frida Hogberg4.75
225Leonard Muise4.45
226Jaden Schneider4.11
227Patrick O’Connor4.07
228Jake Schultz3.64
228Mike Lofton3.64
230Maurice Cinquini3.59
231Torsten Baus3.42
231Geech Sorenson3.42
233Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani3.12
234Mike Norris3.05
235Anneli Andre2.84
236Ryan Hornickel2.48
237Steve Rieck2.34
237Dave Zouzounis2.34
239Tom Voight2.3
240Joe Harper2.2
241Naved Hosnain2.15
242Kevin Parkhurst1.65
242Noah Parker1.65
244Greg Maxwell1.56
245Chris Ballard1.49
246Terry Gallops1.42
247Davis Johnson1.26
248Karen Wendt1.13
249Sean Ballard0.9
250Seth Smith0.65
251Chris Yeoman0.41
252Gohar Mossavar Rahmani0.28
253Carrie Miller0.18
254Etham Lahm0.12
254Eduardo Suero0.12
254Mark Susi0.12
254John Titcomb0.12
258Phil Cappa0.1
258Daniel Svensson0.1
258Alan Koechlein0.1
258Paul Hobson0.1
258Craig Gangloff0.1
258Susie Horn0.1
258Henrik Ryden0.1
258Dale Crawford0.1
258Johans Stensmar0.1
258Richard Koechlein0.1
258Wayne Biever0.1
269Wendy Chang0.09
269Stefan Sorne0.09
269Thomas Noetzel0.09
269Kalon Self0.09
269Libby O'Neill0.09
269David Thuresson0.09
269Mikael Lund0.09
269Shaggy Larsson0.09
269Wendy Chan0.09
269Raimo Kallio0.09
269Christoffer Haydt0.09
269Rick Rysso0.09
269Christian Lennqvist0.09
269Jonathan Dybbroe0.09
269Raoul Judel0.09
269Henrik Hagman0.09
269Paul Rohrbaugh0.09
269David Ewald0.09
269Martin Bertilsson0.09
269Simon Hasselgren0.09
269Adam Perry0.09
290Andy Gabbard0.08
290Bill Dooley0.08
290Chris Pressley0.08
290Dan Ackerstein0.08

WOMEN

1Beth Verish1250.25 usopen.201407 (398.29) usopen.201206 (273.32) wfdf.201507 (249.06) virginia.201604 (212.24) wfdf.201307 (117.34)
2Lori Daniels780.41 usopen.201607 (256.56) usopen.201407 (141.40) virginia.201304 (140.22) usopen.201206 (139.60) wfdf.201507 (102.63)
3Stephanie Chan694.53 usopen.201407 (304.64) usopen.201206 (273.32) arizona.201210 (116.47) virginia.201604 (0.10)
4Juliana Korver682.48 wfdf.201507 (249.06) virginia.201604 (212.24) usopen.201407 (141.40) usopen.201607 (79.78)
5Tita Ugalde618.38 usopen.201407 (398.29) wfdf.201307 (117.34) wfdf.201507 (102.63) usopen.201206 (0.12)
6Regina Olnils596.08 usopen.201407 (544.25) wfdf.201307 (51.83)
6Stina Burvall596.08 usopen.201407 (544.25) wfdf.201307 (51.83)
8Diana Elsner561.2 usopen.201407 (304.64) usopen.201607 (256.56)
9Bethany Sanchez416.12 usopen.201206 (139.60) virginia.201204 (122.29) virginia.201304 (100.06) virginia.201604 (54.17)
10Amanda Carreiro399.6 virginia.201604 (165.60) virginia.201304 (140.22) usopen.201407 (93.78)
11Liz Herrick165.6 virginia.201604 (165.60)
12Julien Carreiro93.78 usopen.201407 (93.78)
13Susie Horn38.05 usopen.201407 (31.90) virginia.201204 (5.81) usopen.201607 (0.12) usopen.201206 (0.12) arizona.201210 (0.10)
14Louie Cohn31.9 usopen.201407 (31.90)
15Gohar Mossavar Rahmani22.02 wfdf.201507 (21.90) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
15Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani22.02 wfdf.201507 (21.90) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
17Frida Hogberg21.9 wfdf.201507 (21.90)
17Anneli Andre21.9 wfdf.201507 (21.90)
19Maggie Johns12.34 virginia.201304 (12.34)
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 Richard23.15 usopen.201206 (23.15)
2Jake Gauthier10.52 usopen.201206 (10.52)
3Steve Dugan0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

GRANDMASTER

1Conrad Damon63.52 usopen.201206 (63.52)
2Dave Hesselberth52.93 usopen.201206 (52.93)
3John Elsner33.64 usopen.201206 (33.64)
3Jim Elsner33.64 usopen.201206 (33.64)
5Blair Paulsen26.34 usopen.201206 (26.34)
6Jon Freedman20.25 usopen.201206 (20.25)
7Tony Pellicane15.17 usopen.201206 (15.17)
8Bill Wright10.95 usopen.201206 (10.95)
9Randy Lahm7.42 usopen.201206 (7.42)
10Ron Vingerelli4.49 usopen.201206 (4.49)
11Arthur Coddington2.04 usopen.201206 (2.04)
12Thomas Cole0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

SENIORGRANDMASTER

1Rick LeBeau58.13 usopen.201206 (58.13)
2Harvey Brandt45.51 usopen.201206 (45.51)
3Mark Horn34.99 usopen.201206 (34.99)
4Jim Herrick26.22 usopen.201206 (26.22)
5Dan Roddick18.91 usopen.201206 (18.91)
6Jeff Shelton12.82 usopen.201206 (12.82)
7Rick Williams3.52 usopen.201206 (3.52)
7Jim Gaarder3.52 usopen.201206 (3.52)
9Tom Kennedy0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

LEGEND

1John Kirkland12.63 usopen.201206 (12.63)
2Doug Korns0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENGRANDMASTER

1Beth Verish39.22 usopen.201206 (39.22)
2Lori Daniels26.59 usopen.201206 (26.59)
3Tita Ugalde16.07 usopen.201206 (16.07)
4Erin Hart0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)
4Su Strait0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

WOMENSENIORGRANDMASTER

1Bethany Sanchez12.63 usopen.201206 (12.63)
2Susie Horn0.12 usopen.201206 (0.12)

MIXED

1Juliana Korver77.17 arizona.201510 (77.17)
1Rick LeBeau77.17 arizona.201510 (77.17)
3Arthur Coddington50.71 arizona.201510 (50.71)
3Beth Verish50.71 arizona.201510 (50.71)
5Conrad Damon49.79 arizona.201210 (31.41) arizona.201510 (18.38)
6Lori Daniels31.41 arizona.201210 (31.41)
7Tita Ugalde18.38 arizona.201510 (18.38)
8Chris Horn14.28 arizona.201210 (14.28)
8Stephanie Chan14.28 arizona.201210 (14.28)
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 Korns129.28 wfdf.201507 (83.43) usopen.201206 (45.85)
2Tobias Cole83.55 wfdf.201507 (83.43) usopen.201206 (0.12)
3Simon Kappling45.59 wfdf.201507 (45.59)
3Anton Kappling45.59 wfdf.201507 (45.59)
5Albin Lindblad21.53 swehost.201209 (21.41) wfdf.201507 (0.12)
6Emanuel Karlsson21.41 swehost.201209 (21.41)
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.