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 Damon3328.19 wfdf.201507 (739.07) usopen.201407 (680.66) wfdf.201707 (664.81) wfdf.201307 (637.56) virginia.201304 (606.09)
2Dave Hesselberth3313.41 wfdf.201507 (739.07) wfdf.201307 (702.10) usopen.201407 (680.66) usopen.201607 (602.76) virginia.201404 (588.82)
3Harvey Brandt3086.84 wfdf.201307 (702.10) wfdf.201707 (664.81) wfdf.201507 (658.33) virginia.201504 (548.67) usopen.201407 (512.93)
4Rick Lebeau3019.52 wfdf.201507 (658.33) virginia.201704 (638.91) usopen.201407 (634.02) wfdf.201707 (585.76) usopen.201607 (502.50)
5Sam Kaye2826.35 virginia.201304 (606.09) virginia.201504 (595.16) virginia.201404 (588.82) virginia.201604 (523.35) usopen.201407 (512.93)
6Chris Horn2681.29 virginia.201304 (670.98) virginia.201504 (548.67) virginia.201404 (517.51) usopen.201407 (512.93) virginia.201604 (431.20)
7Scott Zimmerman2652.74 usopen.201407 (634.02) wfdf.201507 (564.35) tallahassee.201603 (524.71) virginia.201304 (504.61) virginia.201504 (425.05)
8Jim Elsner2629.14 virginia.201304 (588.77) virginia.201604 (583.06) wfdf.201507 (527.77) usopen.201407 (477.89) virginia.201504 (451.65)
9Stefan Karlsson2611.78 wfdf.201307 (584.60) wfdf.201507 (579.91) sweden.201707 (488.34) sweden.201607 (488.34) sweden.201307 (470.59)
9Thomas Palmer2611.78 wfdf.201307 (584.60) wfdf.201507 (579.91) sweden.201707 (488.34) sweden.201607 (488.34) sweden.201307 (470.59)
11Drew Preiss2402.21 virginia.201304 (567.60) usopen.201407 (512.93) eastcoast.201609 (489.96) virginia.201504 (451.65) eastcoastkoc.201709 (380.07)
12Jack Cooksey2397.01 virginia.201304 (567.60) wfdf.201507 (472.78) usopen.201607 (456.77) eastcoast.201609 (450.87) wfdf.201307 (448.99)
13Johan Eriksson2396.38 wfdf.201307 (568.95) wfdf.201507 (527.77) sweden.201307 (456.58) wfdf.201707 (437.64) sweuppsala.201306 (405.44)
14Dieter Johansson2395.44 wfdf.201507 (579.91) wfdf.201707 (484.01) wfdf.201307 (468.69) sweden.201407 (435.33) sweden.201707 (427.50)
15Anders Johnsson2356.44 wfdf.201507 (569.39) wfdf.201307 (531.06) wfdf.201707 (437.64) swesommar.201506 (412.74) sweden.201507 (405.61)
16Arthur Coddington2356.07 wfdf.201707 (585.76) virginia.201704 (559.42) tallahassee.201703 (423.54) virginia.201404 (407.63) eastcoast.201509 (379.72)
17Mark Horn2332.78 virginia.201304 (588.77) wfdf.201507 (472.78) usopen.201607 (456.77) virginia.201404 (407.63) usopen.201407 (406.83)
18Tomas Burvall2311.26 wfdf.201307 (637.56) sweden.201607 (456.40) wfdf.201507 (426.00) wfdf.201707 (400.48) sweden.201707 (390.82)
19Niclas Bergehamn2282.76 wfdf.201507 (579.91) wfdf.201307 (468.69) sweden.201407 (435.33) sweden.201307 (405.10) sweden.201605 (393.73)
20Dave Taylor2271.66 wfdf.201507 (564.35) usopen.201407 (465.11) virginia.201504 (425.05) virginia.201304 (412.56) virginia.201604 (404.59)
21Mike Prost2207.03 tallahassee.201703 (529.08) virginia.201704 (432.15) virginia.201604 (431.20) virginia.201304 (423.74) tallahassee.201603 (390.86)
22Mathias Franzen2200.56 wfdf.201507 (569.39) swesommar.201506 (412.74) swehost.201609 (410.40) sweden.201507 (405.61) swestock.201505 (402.42)
23Stefan Palm2178.76 wfdf.201307 (580.41) wfdf.201507 (494.77) sweden.201705 (382.12) sweden.201507 (362.39) swestock.201505 (359.07)
24Johan Josjo2177.84 wfdf.201307 (580.41) wfdf.201507 (494.77) sweden.201705 (382.12) sweden.201507 (362.39) sweden.201407 (358.15)
25Fredrik Celinder2139.14 wfdf.201307 (531.06) sweden.201607 (456.40) wfdf.201507 (426.00) sweden.201707 (390.82) sweden.201307 (334.86)
26Hank Bass2134.39
27Jonathan Brandtberg2097.27
28Thomas Lindell2082.97
29Cody Kirkland1982.3
30Randy Lahm1981.76
31John Elsner1933.43
32Randy Aiu1926.88
33Richard Paschal1838.43
34Jay Koonts1757.32
35Thomas Cole1745.48
36Nathan Joswiak1675.08
37Peter Andrews1654
38Mikael Zewgren1639.92
38Thomas Jonasson1639.92
40Sebastian Brandtberg1607.63
41Mike Beckmann1427.96
42Cade Loving1371.93
43Sten Hermodsson1349.5
44Gus Webb1233.16
45Anton Kappling1226.12
46Ron Vingerelli1167.24
47Tim Mackey1132.42
48Mitchell Minford1125.01
49Stefan Andersson1114.43
50Jonas Karlsson1112.08
51Jeff Shelton1091.52
52Peter Henriksson993.03
52Jonas Bengtsson993.03
54Jon Freedman894.41
55Jasun Burdick887.54
56Blair Paulsen811.87
57Juliana Korver792.63
58Robert McLeod775.34
59Stewart Hubbs746.83
60Mattias Hultqvist693.42
61John Kirkland693.03
62Fredrik Bodell688.22
63Fredrik Gustavsson672.5
64Chuck Richard640.45
65Beth Verish623.57
66Eric Olsen606.24
67Cotter Michaels590.94
68Jon Cohn587.88
69Aksel Finborud584.6
69Sune Wentzel584.6
71Eric Prather583.96
72Tom McMullen575.18
73Paul Brenner525.12
74Hunter Wootten515.54
75Bill Wright505.88
76Ryan Olsen483.82
77Jim Gaarder470.44
78Stephanie Chan443.06
79Greg Korth434.19
80Jens Velasquez428.85
81Eric Wootten399.16
82Rick Williams384.14
83Scott Stokely383.13
84Tobias Cole378.26
85Nils von Segebaden354.27
86Scott Schmucker351.96
87Jeff Woessner346.27
88Lori Daniels325.95
89Spencer Herrick318
89Jim Herrick318
91Doug Korns313.35
92Thomas Olsson295.96
93Doug Kantor272.85
94Jordan Huston252.81
95Toddy Brodeur249.44
95Jeff O'Brien249.44
97Sten Sturefelt240.71
98Maurice Cinquini239.2
99Joakim Arveskar224.24
100Graham Katz213.56
101Charles Robshaw199.23
102Ray Trevino195.67
103Paul Thompson195.28
104Kristian Andersson186.69
105Andy Lemann185.48
106Gerry Geare176.96
107Ivan Radulovic170
108Jake Gauthier149.41
109Chris Voigt147.62
110Peter Albers146.31
111David Myers145.25
112Dave Bolyard130.33
113Anton Lindh127.37
114Ian Phillips122.74
115Jeff Korns121.78
116Jan Muller121.76
117Trey Hamlet120.8
118Leonard Muise113.7
119Evan Walbridge113.05
120Mikael Hansson105.19
121Leo Rohr102.76
122Dave Steger101.72
123Johan Stensmar94.1
124Diana Elsner93.12
125Kevin Tiernan93.04
126Dan Roddick90.62
127John Schiller89.94
128Scott Stagg81.98
129Daniel Carlquist81.48
129Johan Rabell81.48
131Glen Whitlock80.77
132Glen Todd77.01
133Martin Nygren73.63
134Par Persson70.89
135Jack Stanton70.82
136Rico Schneider70.67
137Kurt Karlsson70.28
138Johan Olsson63.21
139Nils Drescher61.92
140Henrik Wahlman60.41
141Magnus Ellstrom58.8
142Oscar Grundstrom52.61
142Mats Grundstrom52.61
144Tobias Danielsson49.1
145Ze Luis47.14
146Michiel van de Leur44.66
146Hans Krens44.66
148Bethany Sanchez43.59
149Emil Rikner41.71
150Simon Hesselgren40.67
150Jonathan Dybbroe40.67
152Fredrik Hermodsson37.6
153Rui Pires36.77
154Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani36
155Bob Cooksey34.24
156Gohar Mossavar Rahmani33.56
157Greg Marter32.96
158Rick Moody32.83
159Daniel O'Neill32.62
160Dean Porter32.56
161Hampus Colbrand32.5
161Fredrik Brotte32.5
163Lars Vinberg30.76
164Marvin Brandau30.29
164Fabian Senger30.29
166Joakim Kilby29.65
166Frida Hogberg29.65
168Niklas Niva29.47
168Alexander Xu29.47
170Robert Cinquini28.81
171Kun Hu28.66
172Albin Lindblad27.17
172Fabian Lindblad27.17
174Jonathan26.99
174Dan Lustiger26.99
176Markus Hein26.56
177Getty Freeman26.16
178Martin Bertilsson25.79
179Bill Benish25.65
180Shahid Islam24.13
181Jon Kilroy24
182Michael Conger23.23
183Carl Artursson22.86
183Adam Dybbroe22.86
183Mattias Sandkvist22.86
186John Collins22.59
187Martin Sillen21.46
187Conny Lindell21.46
189Phillipp Ludwig20.61
190Dan Bogan18.98
191Malte Berghall18.3
191Joscha Heinze18.3
193Larry Hinkle17.14
194Robert Stasi16.24
194Josh Fortney16.24
196Yung Kai Liang15.97
197Mikael Svensson15.37
197Thomas Svensson15.37
199Ian Kitchens15.34
200Takuemi Iwama15.17
200Yuta Saito15.17
202Jan Soerensen14.78
202Petri Isola14.78
204Ryan Peterson14.23
205Tobi Burzan14.05
205Jan Schreck14.05
207Brad Wendt13.3
208Don Cain13.2
209Riley O'Neill12.96
210Par Assargard12.69
211Philip Meerkopf12.56
212Drew Magee11.88
213Brad Allison11.58
214Jan Bass11.32
215Andy White10.26
216Marc Pestotnik9.69
217Tony Tomasino9.65
218Anthony Newberry8.78
219Christian Kudrisch8.32
219Martin Flick8.32
221Ethan Lahm8.05
221Randy Lahm Jr8.05
223Jason Snapp7.73
224Roger Cansler7.7
224James Proctor7.7
226Sam Poole7.25
227Joe Essman7
227Charlie Burke7
229Carl Richmond6.96
230Sandy Castleden6.81
231Chris MacLeod6.13
232Craig Osgood5.93
233Robert Buzasy5.91
234John Laughlin5.22
234Josh Walton5.22
236Bianca Strunz5.06
236Kolja Hanemann5.06
236Freddy Finner5.06
239David Kieke5.01
240Steve Manning4.91
241Dave Michels4.21
242Chris Edwards4.12
242Jim Palmeri4.12
244Cormac Finn O'Brien3.74
245Patrick O'Connor3.69
245Jay Pontier3.69
247Naved Hasnain3.42
248Jaden Schneider3.4
249Peter Cinquini3.33
250Jake Schultz3.16
250Mike Lofton3.16
250Torsten Baus3.16
253Geech Sorenson2.8
254Mike Norris2.77
255Anneli Andre2.44
256Steve Rieck2.11
256Dave Zouzounis2.11
258Ryan Hornickel2.05
259Ralph Cowan2.01
260Joe Harper1.99
261Tom Voight1.91
262Derek Robins1.7
262Charlie Mead1.7
264Kevin Parkhurst1.44
264Noah Parker1.44
266Chris Ballard1.35
267Greg Maxwell1.27
268Dave Johnson1.06
269Karen Wendt0.93
270Neil Castleden0.92
271Sean Ballard0.82
272Chris Yeoman0.37
273Carrie Miller0.18
274Rick Murphy0.12
274Eduardo Suero0.12
274Mark Susi0.12
274John Titcomb0.12
274Shaun Lewis0.12
279Daniel Svensson0.1
279Tyler Todd0.1
279Keys Pattie0.1
279Paul Hobson0.1
279Craig Gangloff0.1
279Susie Horn0.1
279Larry Imperiale0.1
279Austin Bartenstein0.1
279Henrik Ryden0.1
279Wayne Biever0.1
289Stefan Sorne0.09
289Thomas Noetzel0.09
289Kalon Self0.09
289David Thuresson0.09
289Mikael Lund0.09
289Shaggy Larsson0.09
289Wendy Chan0.09
289Raimo Kallio0.09
289Mark Puttmann0.09
289Christoffer Haydt0.09
289Heiko Surmann0.09
289Rick Rysso0.09
289Christian Lennqvist0.09
289Abouzar Hejdari0.09
289Per Fallgren0.09
289Henrik Hagman0.09
289Raoul Judel0.09
289David Ewald0.09
289Obaid Mirzai0.09
289Craig Anderson0.09
289Adam Perry0.09
310Isaac Cinquini0.08
310Andy Gabbard0.08
310Bill Dooley0.08
310Chris Pressley0.08
310Dan Ackerstein0.08

WOMEN

1Beth Verish1318.78 usopen.201407 (354.06) wfdf.201707 (349.98) wfdf.201507 (274.47) wfdf.201307 (174.11) virginia.201604 (166.16)
2Juliana Korver954.1 wfdf.201707 (349.98) wfdf.201507 (274.47) virginia.201604 (166.16) usopen.201407 (113.38) virginia.201704 (50.11)
3Lori Daniels854.29 usopen.201607 (247.62) wfdf.201707 (221.42) wfdf.201507 (146.59) virginia.201304 (125.28) usopen.201407 (113.38)
4Regina Olnils690.48 usopen.201407 (486.27) wfdf.201707 (125.76) wfdf.201307 (78.45)
4Stina Burvall690.48 usopen.201407 (486.27) wfdf.201707 (125.76) wfdf.201307 (78.45)
6Tita Ugalde674.76 usopen.201407 (354.06) wfdf.201307 (174.11) wfdf.201507 (146.59)
7Diana Elsner546.75 usopen.201407 (299.13) usopen.201607 (247.62)
8Mandy Carreiro324.33 virginia.201604 (126.69) virginia.201304 (125.28) usopen.201407 (72.36)
9Stephanie Chan299.23 usopen.201407 (299.13) virginia.201604 (0.10)
10Niloofar Mossavar Rahmani239.62 wfdf.201707 (221.42) wfdf.201507 (18.08) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
11Liz Herrick126.69 virginia.201604 (126.69)
12Bethany Sanchez120.11 virginia.201304 (94.08) virginia.201604 (25.93) virginia.201704 (0.10)
13Yu Han Wang94.34 wfdf.201707 (94.34)
13I Chi Lin94.34 wfdf.201707 (94.34)
15Julien Carreiro72.36 usopen.201407 (72.36)
16Frida Hogberg62.36 wfdf.201707 (44.28) wfdf.201507 (18.08)
16Anneli Andre62.36 wfdf.201707 (44.28) wfdf.201507 (18.08)
18Susie Horn43.82 usopen.201407 (43.70) usopen.201607 (0.12)
19Louie Cohn43.7 usopen.201407 (43.70)
20Gohar Mossavar Rahmani18.32 wfdf.201507 (18.08) wfdf.201707 (0.12) wfdf.201307 (0.12)
21Maggie Johns4.03 virginia.201304 (4.03)
22Mindy Ahler0.24 usopen.201607 (0.12) usopen.201407 (0.12)
23Lisa Berman0.22 usopen.201407 (0.12) virginia.201704 (0.10)
24Natalie Niva0.12 wfdf.201707 (0.12)
24Sofia Grundstrom0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
24Malin Assargard0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
27Carrie Miller0.1
27Su Strait0.1

MIXED

1Juliana Korver54.87 arizona.201510 (54.87)
1Rick Lebeau54.87 arizona.201510 (54.87)
3Arthur Coddington33.16 arizona.201510 (33.16)
3Beth Verish33.16 arizona.201510 (33.16)
5Conrad Damon15.07 arizona.201510 (15.07)
5Tita Ugalde15.07 arizona.201510 (15.07)
7Jon Freedman0.1 arizona.201510 (0.10)
7Carrie Miller0.1 arizona.201510 (0.10)

JUNIOR

1Simon Hesselgren127.47 wfdf.201707 (127.47)
1Jonathan Dybbroe127.47 wfdf.201707 (127.47)
3Ethan Lahm82.23 wfdf.201707 (82.23)
3Randy Lahm Jr82.23 wfdf.201707 (82.23)
5Jeff Korns57.29 wfdf.201507 (57.29)
5Tobias Cole57.29 wfdf.201507 (57.29)
7Niklas Niva44.52 wfdf.201707 (44.52)
7Alexander Xu44.52 wfdf.201707 (44.52)
9Simon Kappling26.04 wfdf.201507 (26.04)
9Anton Kappling26.04 wfdf.201507 (26.04)
11Edvin Almqvist13.09 wfdf.201707 (13.09)
11Matilda Ringbom13.09 wfdf.201707 (13.09)
13Albin Lindblad0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
13Fabian Lindblad0.12 wfdf.201507 (0.12)
13Yung Kai Liang0.12 wfdf.201707 (0.12)

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.