Tuesday, 5 January 2010

DBMM 2009 Rankings

Before Christmas the lists were a buzz with a bit a to do about the way that DBMM ranking points are calculated.  It was all a bit “handbags at forty paces” and I didn’t really pay much attention to it other than to notice the volume of messages on various lists. 

This was until Dave Thompson re-jigged the rankings using a different scoring scheme.  This piqued my interest; as the founder of DBMM for the Befuddled I was worried in case my reputation was at stake.  I decided to delve a bit deeper.

My first port of call was the official 2009 rankings at www.dbmm.org.uk where I found I had an average score of 20.90 out of 100 which placed me:

  • 56th out of 134 in the World.
  • 37th out of 82 in the UK.

Next I looked at Dave’s adjusted rankings:

  • 42nd out of 76 in the UK.

So for 2009, I was somewhere in the middle; whichever way you work it out. 

This is a pleasant and somewhat surprising result. At the start of the year I never thought I’d do this well.  I’m now worried that my status as Befuddled is indeed under threat and the rankings have certainly set me thinking about what I’m going to do in 2010.

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