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How the rating system works

Credits

Many people have been contributed to the creation of the ranking system. However, special thanks are due to:

Gerben Dirksen, for having the idea, devising the original formula, writing the first program to calculate ratings, administering it for most of the first year, and providing useful advice and mathematical assistance ever since.

Graham Hazel, without whose software none of it would have been possible.

Chris Dixon, for sorting out the problem with serving that had been causing anguish for five years.

Stephen Frechette and Aashish Welling, for giving us a brand-new web-based version of the software in 2020.

Steve Altus, David Beer, Lew Stansby, Neil Trentham and Giles Woodruff, for providing advice and comments on the ranking system.

Barbu Heroes

Monthly winners, 2024

January: Geoff Hampson

February: Mark Tynkov

March: Dana Berkowitz

Annual winners, 2003-23

2023 ladder: Ben Kristensen

2022 ladder: Mike Rice

2021 ladder: Steven De Donder

2020 ladder: Steven De Donder

2019 ladder: Steven De Donder

2018 ladder: Mark Tynkov

2017 ladder: Doron Limor

2016 ladder: Neil Trentham

2016 “Zester”: Dan Hoffenberg

2015 ladder: Alessio Isaia

2015 “Zester”: Dan Hoffenberg

2014 ladder: Doron Limor

2014 “Zester”: Dean Pokorny

2013 ladder: Ben Handley-Pritchard

2013 “Zester”: Ben Handley-Pritchard

2012 ladder: Ben Handley   -Pritchard

2012 “Zester”: Ben Handley-Pritchard

2011 ladder: Fabio Lo Presti

2011 “Zester”: Willie Whitaker

2011 “Apple core”: Steve Altus

2010 ladder: Steve Altus

2010 “Zester”: Andrew Garnett

2010 “Apple core”: Steve Altus

2009 ladder: Mike Rice

2009 “Zester”: Doron Limor

2009 “Apple core”: Michael Wilkinson

2008 ladder: John Therkelsen

2008 “Zester”: Ben Handley-Pritchard

2008 “Apple core”: Fabio Lo Presti

2007 ladder: Mike Rice

2007 “Zester”: Martin Garvey

2007 “Apple core”: Tony Nunn

2006 ladder: Francesco Mazzadi

2006 “Zester”: Martin Garvey

2006 “Apple core”: David Grainger

2005 ladder: Jérome Rombaut

2005 “Zester”: Martin Garvey

2005 “Apple core”: Jérome Rombaut

2004 ladder: Joel Wooldridge

2004 “Zester”: Neil Trentham

2004 “Apple core”: Joel Wooldridge

2003 ladder: JoAnna Stansby

Zester ladder, 2024

Best 10 scores. Minimum games to qualify: 10.
Pos Name Average of best 10 Score 1 Score 2 Score 3 Score 4 Score 5 Score 6 Score 7 Score 8 Score 9 Score 10
1Tsahi Maimon361.2 467 427 424 352 351 329 326 322 313 301
2Beppe Mistretta343.0 413 374 365 345 340 337 321 321 311 303
3Marco Prestini341.4 435 426 375 360 323 319 312 301 286 277
4Steven De Donder334.2 404 380 368 367 362 313 304 301 278 265
5Fabio Quai327.3 406 367 348 332 319 317 305 301 295 283
6Jaron Marcus310.8 388 364 353 339 321 292 272 271 257 251
7Geoff Hampson310.3 381 374 322 321 297 289 284 284 278 273
8Stav Dan303.7 498 324 320 313 310 307 306 267 198 194
9Umberto Prestini302.1 440 346 311 307 297 291 275 260 249 245
10Zachary Grossack296.8 418 332 294 294 289 287 284 271 261 238
11Gianluca Lodato296.2 320 317 315 313 310 284 283 279 271 270
12Ben Kristensen292.9 417 410 302 296 296 270 264 239 230 205
13Patric Sierzega292.5 417 318 315 296 269 267 266 263 257 257
14Marco Novara290.8 365 317 310 303 294 283 272 258 253 253
15Mark Tynkov290.5 372 326 323 293 278 271 271 258 258 255
16Federico Bianchi288.8 454 312 302 295 285 273 253 248 238 228
17Dana Berkowitz285.0 435 356 342 340 276 266 252 205 189 189
18Rosalind Lin284.2 355 346 343 309 305 268 248 232 219 217
19Fabrizio Guttadauro280.9 450 323 315 294 282 254 236 223 222 210
20Gaetano Damiata278.1 388 303 289 284 271 266 262 248 238 232
21Stan Schenker266.6 344 331 322 274 258 233 228 227 227 222
22JoAnna Stansby266.0 318 299 294 271 266 264 248 247 229 224
23Jill Levin264.4 368 355 321 299 234 230 225 205 204 203
24Giorgio Caccia261.5 404 373 294 257 250 245 208 200 195 189
25Fabrizio Farnesi260.1 333 325 268 267 251 246 235 232 223 221
26Alessio Isaia252.6 379 321 304 275 264 212 211 209 189 162
27Maree Crawford233.1 289 263 241 240 236 225 219 218 201 199
28Alessandro Colombo232.8 295 250 248 231 230 221 219 216 210 208
29Michael Wilkinson232.3 338 319 316 229 219 195 181 178 176 172
30Jackie Smith221.4 288 277 243 236 229 221 216 175 171 158
31Chris Dixon209.2 272 262 261 250 208 190 176 162 158 153
32Matt Dobbs208.4 272 251 236 229 228 214 212 168 138 136
33Giorgio Peterlongo187.6 244 243 215 197 195 179 179 151 141 132
34Mira181.4 300 292 192 187 164 158 143 140 124 114
35Michael Yo181.2 295 246 219 176 166 161 145 143 137 124
36Sami Casanova169.7 261 250 184 182 178 173 144 135 101 89
37Raz Betzalel165.3 341 224 222 159 137 134 116 112 108 100
38Joan Clark163.4 277 245 184 170 156 138 133 116 115 100
39John Diamond162.8 238 224 201 189 152 151 127 118 117 111
40Ofir Rosenfeld146.5 287 269 187 163 125 115 106 76 74 63
41Migry Zur Campanile143.6 296 243 232 195 145 102 83 72 37 31
42Silvia Saccomanno143.2 249 234 160 132 130 128 113 99 97 90
43Giancarlo Rosselli142.6 277 254 220 157 102 101 85 82 75 73
44Ben Handley-Pritchard127.5 271 233 160 143 138 115 101 52 32 30
45Benoit Guiot100.3 361 205 167 143 106 57 31 9 -23 -53
46John McAllister98.8 267 242 195 177 117 47 19 -10 -31 -35
47Beryel Dorscht95.5 191 167 154 101 79 65 62 52 43 41
48Tamara Hoylaerts94.0 176 154 111 96 87 86 85 63 57 25
49Clovis Dehaye81.4 183 171 134 123 94 58 56 7 2 -14
50John Parsons79.7 214 195 142 125 121 117 -10 -20 -21 -66
51Nicole Gilmore38.8 263 155 140 100 68 30 -32 -90 -95 -151
52Jennifer Mourgues32.9 283 122 94 79 59 17 -20 -90 -103 -112
53Arm Pontecom27.8 231 177 174 153 -5 -24 -42 -101 -106 -179
54Dan Hoffenberg15.9 192 181 134 39 17 -5 -46 -50 -90 -213
55Sarina Chaiken-10.0 104 70 66 50 29 22 -80 -81 -111 -169
56Aharon Shaked-85.4 181 140 42 37 -60 -106 -233 -276 -276 -303

Apple core ladder, 2024

Worst 10 scores. Minimum games to qualify: 25.
Pos Name Average of worst 10 Score 1 Score 2 Score 3 Score 4 Score 5 Score 6 Score 7 Score 8 Score 9 Score 10
-Ben Handley-Pritchard4.2 -330 -154 -85 30 32 52 101 115 138 143
-Dan Hoffenberg-25.3 -220 -213 -90 -50 -46 -5 17 39 134 181
1Ben Kristensen-38.0 -233 -95 -83 -66 -56 -30 -2 2 85 98
-Nicole Gilmore-42.7 -206 -191 -151 -95 -90 -32 30 68 100 140
-John McAllister-58.8 -118 -113 -102 -98 -63 -37 -35 -31 -10 19
-Sarina Chaiken-122.5 -218 -213 -206 -198 -169 -111 -81 -80 22 29
-John Parsons-127.6 -309 -238 -199 -139 -118 -87 -79 -66 -21 -20
2John Diamond-129.5 -292 -253 -133 -120 -119 -108 -79 -68 -66 -57
-Clovis Dehaye-133.3 -329 -235 -213 -208 -104 -92 -70 -70 -14 2
-Migry Zur Campanile-151.0 -408 -296 -223 -161 -152 -115 -66 -59 -28 -2
3Zachary Grossack-158.2 -240 -223 -222 -176 -150 -147 -134 -123 -90 -77
4Alessio Isaia-160.4 -312 -277 -271 -213 -141 -119 -91 -86 -62 -32
5Mark Tynkov-161.7 -281 -241 -209 -170 -158 -124 -121 -113 -100 -100
-Jennifer Mourgues-162.4 -471 -196 -182 -158 -153 -139 -112 -103 -90 -20
-Arm Pontecom-164.0 -315 -253 -236 -197 -187 -179 -106 -101 -42 -24
-Benoit Guiot-169.4 -360 -324 -222 -173 -150 -133 -107 -86 -74 -65
6Silvia Saccomanno-174.3 -320 -233 -211 -188 -169 -144 -144 -139 -112 -83
7Sami Casanova-185.3 -283 -253 -220 -217 -209 -148 -147 -141 -136 -99
8Matt Dobbs-186.9 -396 -343 -211 -204 -182 -149 -123 -106 -87 -68
9Dana Berkowitz-190.9 -257 -242 -227 -218 -205 -182 -156 -152 -146 -124
10Michael Wilkinson-201.9 -361 -261 -251 -247 -204 -185 -181 -125 -110 -94
11Steven De Donder-207.1 -274 -254 -218 -214 -203 -193 -193 -181 -175 -166
12Tamara Hoylaerts-209.2 -317 -315 -278 -239 -237 -201 -198 -136 -96 -75
13Joan Clark-217.5 -392 -361 -326 -266 -221 -141 -126 -118 -114 -110
14Stav Dan-220.6 -312 -272 -239 -230 -227 -224 -218 -193 -160 -131
15Giancarlo Rosselli-228.0 -502 -359 -272 -270 -181 -163 -156 -142 -122 -113
16Mira-255.6 -401 -369 -303 -243 -234 -215 -201 -200 -197 -193
17Fabrizio Guttadauro-257.9 -384 -341 -282 -256 -227 -225 -218 -217 -217 -212
18Geoff Hampson-260.2 -487 -406 -267 -223 -218 -215 -209 -204 -194 -179
19Rosalind Lin-262.5 -633 -258 -249 -234 -233 -218 -208 -205 -196 -191
20Gaetano Damiata-266.1 -360 -317 -294 -285 -252 -251 -241 -232 -221 -208
21Marco Novara-271.4 -394 -356 -284 -266 -264 -259 -228 -227 -226 -210
22Giorgio Caccia-276.3 -438 -340 -308 -254 -249 -247 -245 -243 -233 -206
23Ofir Rosenfeld-280.3 -637 -373 -329 -232 -231 -231 -205 -192 -188 -185
24Chris Dixon-293.0 -413 -403 -371 -343 -329 -286 -223 -219 -205 -138
-Aharon Shaked-295.3 -502 -439 -380 -378 -303 -276 -276 -233 -106 -60
25Beppe Mistretta-308.8 -352 -339 -325 -321 -320 -303 -288 -286 -277 -277
26Fabio Quai-310.5 -435 -366 -330 -320 -306 -299 -268 -263 -262 -256
27Fabrizio Farnesi-326.3 -443 -421 -370 -341 -315 -302 -298 -262 -261 -250
28Federico Bianchi-327.0 -496 -429 -416 -314 -308 -276 -267 -262 -252 -250
29Raz Betzalel-333.4 -441 -405 -397 -335 -334 -333 -292 -287 -273 -237
30Giorgio Peterlongo-335.4 -521 -383 -335 -333 -326 -314 -300 -289 -277 -276
31Patric Sierzega-335.5 -453 -389 -368 -366 -347 -299 -293 -290 -286 -264
32Stan Schenker-336.1 -407 -398 -392 -391 -334 -318 -291 -279 -276 -275
33Gianluca Lodato-340.0 -424 -402 -371 -360 -345 -312 -309 -304 -296 -277
34Marco Prestini-341.0 -387 -377 -370 -363 -348 -336 -331 -305 -304 -289
35Alessandro Colombo-341.0 -418 -411 -391 -339 -332 -331 -319 -301 -286 -282
36Jaron Marcus-345.6 -484 -468 -411 -373 -356 -284 -276 -274 -273 -257
37Jill Levin-347.7 -468 -461 -355 -350 -335 -313 -309 -304 -298 -284
38JoAnna Stansby-348.1 -519 -391 -391 -378 -367 -364 -288 -283 -251 -249
39Maree Crawford-385.1 -470 -443 -415 -405 -399 -383 -366 -341 -333 -296
40Jackie Smith-394.8 -578 -551 -490 -414 -388 -359 -316 -288 -283 -281
41Umberto Prestini-431.9 -659 -518 -439 -434 -420 -392 -385 -377 -361 -334
42Tsahi Maimon-438.3 -581 -570 -492 -486 -461 -378 -371 -351 -347 -346
43Beryel Dorscht-446.7 -601 -580 -535 -475 -443 -383 -367 -366 -362 -355
44Michael Yo-479.9 -696 -595 -591 -570 -420 -416 -403 -378 -370 -360