April 10, 2017
Approximately one year ago today, we posted player ratings for the first time, using tournament match results from N. America. While the ratings updates were periodic, in the background we were continually tweaking and refining the code behind both the ratings as well as the user interface. Not only were we intent on making the ratings as accurate and objective as possible, but it was also very important to us that players understood how their rating was determined and that it made sense.
The last day of match result data that we were able to use was 1/20/17, signaling the end of the beta test phase. Over two months have now passed, and considering all of the time and energy that went into this creation (we realized that it needed an identity, and we took to calling our proprietary ratings engine “Deep Green)” we wanted to share the final player ratings from the beta test.
The ratings for all five categories (MXD, WD, MD, WS, MS) are now live on our site. These ratings are based on tournament data spanning from November 1, 2015 through January 20, 2017 – a total of almost 15 months.
Please take a look and let us know what you think. And be sure to tell your friends – we always love seeing chatter in the forums and on social media to make your voices heard!
And what’s next? Deep Green is ready to get back to work for you! For the past six months, we’ve been working hard on our “club ratings tool”, and we are wrapping up beta testing for three organizations (two clubs and one regional federation). Click the link below for information on how you and your group (club, league, clique, association, etc.) can access this tool now.