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

1Dave Hesselberth3294.42 wfdf.201507 (745.40) wfdf.201307 (726.31) usopen.201407 (675.69) usopen.201607 (596.13) virginia.201404 (550.89)
2Conrad Damon3279.5 wfdf.201507 (745.40) wfdf.201307 (678.91) usopen.201407 (675.69) usopen.201607 (596.13) virginia.201304 (583.37)
3Harvey Brandt2908.72 wfdf.201307 (726.31) wfdf.201507 (697.14) virginia.201504 (531.31) usopen.201407 (505.82) arizona.201210 (448.14)
4Rick LeBeau2875.63 wfdf.201507 (697.14) virginia.201704 (617.26) usopen.201407 (614.33) usopen.201607 (503.94) arizona.201310 (442.96)
5Sam Kaye2716.96 virginia.201304 (583.37) virginia.201504 (572.94) virginia.201404 (550.89) usopen.201407 (505.82) usopen.201607 (503.94)
6Stefan Karlsson2682.51 wfdf.201307 (612.61) wfdf.201507 (612.35) sweden.201707 (493.46) sweden.201607 (493.46) sweden.201307 (470.63)
6Thomas Palmer2682.51 wfdf.201307 (612.61) wfdf.201507 (612.35) sweden.201707 (493.46) sweden.201607 (493.46) sweden.201307 (470.63)
8Scott Zimmerman2627.53 usopen.201407 (614.33) wfdf.201507 (572.80) tallahassee.201603 (509.35) eastcoast.201209 (467.03) virginia.201304 (464.02)
9Cody Kirkland2616.29 virginia.201304 (645.13) virginia.201704 (617.26) eastcoast.201209 (543.59) eastcoast.201309 (416.38) arizona.201210 (393.93)
10Chris Horn2585.74 virginia.201304 (645.13) virginia.201504 (531.31) usopen.201407 (505.82) virginia.201404 (483.01) virginia.201604 (420.47)
11Jim Elsner2546.68 virginia.201604 (565.83) virginia.201304 (558.45) wfdf.201507 (533.53) usopen.201407 (456.44) virginia.201504 (432.43)
12Johan Eriksson2511.89 wfdf.201307 (571.79) wfdf.201507 (533.53) swedisc.201208 (487.21) sweden.201307 (462.00) swehost.201209 (457.36)
13Dieter Johansson2477.39 wfdf.201507 (612.35) swedisc.201208 (525.62) wfdf.201307 (461.93) sweden.201407 (448.41) sweden.201707 (429.08)
14Niclas Bergehamn2455.56 wfdf.201507 (612.35) swedisc.201208 (525.62) wfdf.201307 (461.93) sweden.201407 (448.41) sweden.201307 (407.25)
15Thomas Lindell2395.53 wfdf.201307 (571.79) swedisc.201208 (487.21) sweden.201307 (462.00) swehost.201209 (457.36) sweuppsala.201306 (417.17)
16Anders Johnsson2391.85 wfdf.201507 (590.32) wfdf.201307 (532.67) swesommar.201506 (434.14) swesommar.201308 (424.83) sweden.201407 (409.89)
17Stefan Palm2325.12 wfdf.201307 (582.15) swedisc.201208 (498.66) wfdf.201507 (492.53) sweden.201705 (387.90) sweden.201407 (363.88)
17Johan Josjo2325.12 wfdf.201307 (582.15) swedisc.201208 (498.66) wfdf.201507 (492.53) sweden.201705 (387.90) sweden.201407 (363.88)
19Tomas Burvall2303.5 wfdf.201307 (678.91) sweden.201607 (460.62) wfdf.201507 (411.26) sweden.201707 (390.74) swedisc.201208 (361.97)
20Jack Cooksey2297.64 virginia.201304 (532.69) wfdf.201507 (460.86) usopen.201607 (443.69) wfdf.201307 (435.74) eastcoast.201609 (424.66)
21Mathias Franzen2265.3 wfdf.201507 (590.32) swesommar.201506 (434.14) swesommar.201308 (424.83) sweden.201407 (409.89) swehost.201609 (406.12)
22Drew Preiss2263.27 virginia.201304 (532.69) usopen.201407 (505.82) eastcoast.201609 (471.81) virginia.201504 (432.43) virginia.201404 (320.52)
23Mark Horn2190.7 virginia.201304 (558.45) wfdf.201507 (460.86) usopen.201607 (443.69) virginia.201404 (369.91) usopen.201407 (357.79)
24Dave Taylor2171.08 wfdf.201507 (572.80) usopen.201407 (443.19) virginia.201504 (397.10) virginia.201604 (388.54) virginia.201304 (369.45)
25Fredrik Celinder2157.26 wfdf.201307 (532.67) sweden.201607 (460.62) wfdf.201507 (411.26) sweden.201707 (390.74) swedisc.201208 (361.97)
26Mike Prost2133.98
27Hank Bass2020.09
28Jonathan Brandtberg1985.9
29Arthur Coddington1984.39
30Randy Aiu1838.49
31John Elsner1761.98
32Randy Lahm1707.15
33Richard Paschal1681.17
34Thomas Cole1585.45
35Mike Beckmann1486.01
36Jay Koonts1459.05
37Thomas Jonasson1401.75
38Nathan Joswiak1393.89
39Sebastian Brandtberg1390.52
40Peter Andrews1363.08
41Sten Hermodsson1349.48
42Mikael Zewgren1333.99
43Ron Vingerelli1249.66
44Cade Loving1195.17
45Gus Webb1120.16
46Stefan Andersson1111.21
47John Kirkland1055.11
48Peter Henriksson1002.55
48Jonas Bengtsson1002.55
50Tim Mackey990.65
51Jonas Karlsson916.21
52Jeff Shelton889.27
53Jon Freedman809.13
54Jasun Burdick796.57
55Blair Paulsen722.38
56Mitchell Minford705.06
57Robert McLeod687.35
58Stewart Hubbs679.91
59Anton Kappling678.83
60Fredrik Gustavsson656.5
61Mattias Hultqvist656.17
62Juliana Korver623.03
63Aksel Finborud612.61
63Sune Wentzel612.61
65Chuck Richard591.73
66Fredrik Bodell577.94
67Beth Verish560.64
68Tom McMullen544.55
69Jake Gauthier542.95
70Eric Olsen522.74
71Jon Cohn505.27
72Jeff Woessner497.57
73Paul Brenner453.91
74Bill Wright447.33
75Hunter Wootten429.08
76Cotter Michaels411.55
77Ryan Olsen405.79
78Greg Korth396.14
79Stephanie Chan384.84
80Jim Gaarder374.92
81Jens Velasquez368.03
82Scott Stokely358.73
83Eric Wootten357.1
84Carlton Howard352.84
85Scott Schmucker348.42
86Nils von Segebaden333.43
87Rick Williams317
88Ray Trevino303.51
89Lori Daniels284.61
90Curtis Progl271.54
91Spencer Herrick261.48
91Jim Herrick261.48
93Joakim Arveskar232.51
94Doug Korns222.64
95Toddy Brodeur218.61
95Jeff O'Brien218.61
97Jordan Huston210.14
98Thomas Olsson208.01
99Doug Kantor198.59
100Andy Lemann181.55
101Tobias Cole177.5
102Charles Robshaw172.72
103Ivan Radulovic166.68
104Gerry Geare156.45
105Kristian Andersson146.22
106Paul Thompson145.72
107Sten Sturefelt139.17
108Martin Sillen133.27
108Conny Lindell133.27
110David Myers123.32
111Dave Bolyard120.9
112Graham Katz118.23
113Tony Pellicane113.63
114Chris Voigt107.84
115Ashton Lewis97.82
116Ian Phillips97.41
117Evan Walbridge94.92
118Leo Rohr92.74
119Mikael Hansson91.77
120Kevin Tiernan90.99
121Johan Stensmar89.61
122Trey Hamlet86.78
123Dan Roddick85.32
124Jeff Korns80.89
125Rico Schneider77.51
126Dave Steger76.47
127Martin Nygren74.43
128John Schiller74.2
129Scott Stagg74.15
130Glen Todd70.93
131Diana Elsner70.73
132Par Persson66.66
133Jack Stanton66.43
134Kurt Karlsson64.51
135Glen Whitlock60.2
136Eric Prather57.7
137Kirk Yoo56.86
138David Wiggins53.5
139Tobias Danielsson52.65
140Henrik Wahlman52
141Jay Pontier49.33
142Oscar Grundstrom48.57
142Mats Grundstrom48.57
144Magnus Ellstrom47.79
145Bethany Sanchez42.92
146Fredrik Hermodsson40.89
147Bob Cooksey39.98
148Ze Luis38.43
149Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani34.22
150Greg Marter33.84
151Rui Pires32.41
152Gohar Mossavar Rahmani31.62
153Jonathan27.72
153Dan Lustiger27.72
155Markus Hein27.66
156Joakim Kilby27.21
156Frida Hogberg27.21
158Niklas Niva27.12
158Alexander Xu27.12
160John Collins22.73
161Bill Benish21.71
162Dean Porter21.51
163Phillipp Ludwig21.15
164Dan Bogan20.59
165Mattias Sandkvist20.29
166Shahid Islam19.32
167Larry Hinkle16.82
168Brad Allison16.56
169Mikael Svensson16.44
169Thomas Svensson16.44
171Jon Kilroy16.07
172Robert Stasi15.83
172Josh Fortney15.83
174Ryan Peterson15.43
175Ian Kitchens14.84
176Getty Freeman14.56
177Brad Wendt14.44
177Don Cain14.44
179Tobi Burzan14.42
179Jan Schreck14.42
181Daniel O'Neill14.15
181Riley O'Neill14.15
183Robert Cinquini13.87
184Philip Meerkopf13.71
185Anton Lindh13.69
185Maurice Cinquini13.69
187Albin Lindblad13.34
187Fabian Lindblad13.34
189Michael Conger13.22
190Emil Rikner13.11
191Takuemi Iwama12.97
191Yuta Saito12.97
193Jan Sorensen12.54
193Petri Isola12.54
195Tony Tomasino12.26
196Par Assargard12.19
196Michael Hu12.19
198Jan Bass11.62
199Andy White11.13
200Jason Snapp10.27
201Ethan Lahm8.75
201Randy Lahm Jr8.75
203Chris MacLeod8.61
204Roger Cansler8.16
204James Proctor8.16
206Sam Poole7.89
207Joe Essman7.61
207Charlie Burke7.61
209Carl Richmond7.55
210Sandy Castleden7.52
211Leonard Muise7.5
212Marc Pestotnik6.51
213Robert Buzasy6.29
214Robert Leonard6.25
215Anthony Newberry6.19
216John Laughlin5.53
216Josh Walton5.53
218David Kieke5.45
219Steve Manning5.42
220Bianca Strunz5.19
220Kolja Hanemann5.19
220Freddy Finner5.19
223Dave Michels4.56
224Chris Edwards4.54
224Jim Palmeri4.54
226Simon Hesselgren4.49
226Jonathan Dybbroe4.49
228Patrick O'Connor3.82
229Naved Hasnain3.73
230Jaden Schneider3.69
231Peter Cinquini3.68
232Jake Schultz3.34
232Mike Lofton3.34
234Torsten Baus3.25
235Geech Sorenson3.07
236Mike Norris2.86
237Anneli Andre2.6
238Craig Osgood2.44
239Steve Rieck2.32
239Dave Zouzounis2.32
241Ryan Hornickel2.23
242Ralph Cowan2.22
243Joe Harper2.07
243Tom Voight2.07
245Kevin Parkhurst1.52
245Noah Parker1.52
247Chris Ballard1.4
248Terry Gallops1.39
248Greg Maxwell1.39
250Dave Johnson1.14
251Drew Magee1.11
252Neil Castleden1.01
252Karen Wendt1.01
254Sean Ballard0.85
255Seth Smith0.63
256Chris Yeoman0.38
257Carrie Miller0.18
258Eduardo Suero0.12
258Mark Susi0.12
258John Titcomb0.12
261Daniel Svensson0.1
261Tyler Todd0.1
261Keys Pattie0.1
261Paul Hobson0.1
261Craig Gangloff0.1
261Susie Horn0.1
261Larry Imperiale0.1
261Austin Bartenstein0.1
261Henrik Ryden0.1
261Wayne Biever0.1
271Stefan Sorne0.09
271Thomas Noetzel0.09
271Kalon Self0.09
271David Thuresson0.09
271Mikael Lund0.09
271Shaggy Larsson0.09
271Wendy Chan0.09
271Raimo Kallio0.09
271Christoffer Haydt0.09
271Rick Rysso0.09
271Christian Lennqvist0.09
271Abouzar Hejdari0.09
271Raoul Judel0.09
271Henrik Hagman0.09
271Paul Rohrbaugh0.09
271David Ewald0.09
271Obaid Mirzai0.09
271Martin Bertilsson0.09
271Adam Perry0.09
290Isaac Cinquini0.08
290Andy Gabbard0.08
290Bill Dooley0.08
290Chris Pressley0.08
290Dan Ackerstein0.08

WOMEN

1Beth Verish930.43 usopen.201407 (371.81) wfdf.201507 (216.33) virginia.201604 (177.67) wfdf.201307 (108.44) usopen.201607 (56.18)
2Juliana Korver636.37 wfdf.201507 (216.33) virginia.201604 (177.67) usopen.201407 (131.67) usopen.201607 (56.18) virginia.201704 (54.52)
3Lori Daniels634.53 usopen.201607 (246.81) usopen.201407 (131.67) virginia.201304 (124.58) wfdf.201507 (93.29) virginia.201604 (38.18)
4Tita Ugalde573.54 usopen.201407 (371.81) wfdf.201307 (108.44) wfdf.201507 (93.29)
5Regina Olnils549.25 usopen.201407 (501.61) wfdf.201307 (47.64)
5Stina Burvall549.25 usopen.201407 (501.61) wfdf.201307 (47.64)
7Diana Elsner546.97 usopen.201407 (300.16) usopen.201607 (246.81)
8Stephanie Chan391.26 usopen.201407 (300.16) arizona.201210 (91.00) virginia.201604 (0.10)
9Mandy Carreiro347.86 virginia.201604 (135.26) virginia.201304 (124.58) usopen.201407 (88.02)
10Liz Herrick135.26 virginia.201604 (135.26)
11Bethany Sanchez129.05 virginia.201304 (90.77) virginia.201604 (38.18) virginia.201704 (0.10)
12Julien Carreiro88.02 usopen.201407 (88.02)
13Susie Horn47.98 usopen.201407 (47.76) usopen.201607 (0.12) arizona.201210 (0.10)
14Louie Cohn47.76 usopen.201407 (47.76)
15Gohar Mossavar Rahmani19.8 wfdf.201507 (19.68) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
15Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani19.8 wfdf.201507 (19.68) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
17Frida Hogberg19.68 wfdf.201507 (19.68)
17Anneli Andre19.68 wfdf.201507 (19.68)
19Maggie Johns4.11 virginia.201304 (4.11)
20Mindy Ahler0.24 usopen.201607 (0.12) usopen.201407 (0.12)
21Lisa Berman0.22 usopen.201407 (0.12) virginia.201704 (0.10)
22Sofia Grundstrom0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
22Malin Assargard0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
24Carrie Miller0.1 virginia.201604 (0.10)
24Su Strait0.1 virginia.201304 (0.10)

MIXED

1Juliana Korver69.95 arizona.201510 (69.95)
1Rick LeBeau69.95 arizona.201510 (69.95)
3Conrad Damon47.09 arizona.201210 (30.63) arizona.201510 (16.46)
4Arthur Coddington46.25 arizona.201510 (46.25)
4Beth Verish46.25 arizona.201510 (46.25)
6Lori Daniels30.63 arizona.201210 (30.63)
7Tita Ugalde16.46 arizona.201510 (16.46)
8Chris Horn13.92 arizona.201210 (13.92)
8Stephanie Chan13.92 arizona.201210 (13.92)
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 Korns76.1 wfdf.201507 (76.10)
1Tobias Cole76.1 wfdf.201507 (76.10)
3Simon Kappling42.1 wfdf.201507 (42.10)
3Anton Kappling42.1 wfdf.201507 (42.10)
5Albin Lindblad20.13 swehost.201209 (20.01) wfdf.201507 (0.12)
6Emanuel Karlsson20.01 swehost.201209 (20.01)
7Fabian Lindblad0.21 wfdf.201507 (0.12) swehost.201209 (0.09)
8Axel 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.