Origin

The Japanese Othello Association is using a similar system where victories in one of the main tournaments are rewarded the most. Seven players are 9 DAN, which means they have at least won 9 major tournaments: WOC, Meijin, All Japan or Ouza-sen. The players are: Hideshi Tamenori, Suekuni Makoto, Takeshi Murakami, Masaki Takizawa, Kazuhiro Sakaguchi, Yusuke Takanashi and Kazuki Okamoto.

How to calculate?

In Belgium we are using a progressive system:

DAN-ranking

All Belgian tournaments since 1992, played on Belgian soil have been taken into account to calculate the DAN ranking. The latest update occured after the ReuzeSpelPlezier Othello Open (June 2019). Tom Schotte (since Ghent Easter Tournament - March 2016) is the only player who has 7 DAN. There are eleven 6 DAN players. Since 1992 no less than 479 different players competed Belgian tournaments.

Players Country DAN
SCHOTTE Tom BEL 7
VAN DEN BIGGELAAR Nicky NLD 6.19
REUNES Nick BEL 6.14
DE GRAAF Jan C. NLD 6.14
KORTENDIJK Albert NLD 6.1
HOBO Roel NLD 6.09
FRANSEN Martin NLD 6.06
VAES Dimitri BEL 6.05
DE WAEL Jeroen BEL 6.01
KASHIWABARA Takuji FRA 6
PEPERKAMP Marcel BEL 6
DE BOER Rosalinde NLD 6
SNEEK Marcel NLD 5.19
PRASEPTYO Linda NLD 5.17
MAY Michael BEL 5.17
HELMES Sido NLD 5.16
VAN DAMME Brecht BEL 5.16
TASTET Marc FRA 5.15
CORDY Alexandre FRA 5.14
VIVIANI Alberto ITA 5.11
LEADER Imre GBR 5.1
HELMES Jiska NLD 5.08
DOLEZAL Vladislav CZE 5.05
DAIX Alain BEL 5.04
ANDRIANI Bintsa FRA 5.04
DE BOER Akke-lien NLD 5.04
LEVY-ABEGNOLI Thierry FRA 5.03
BERG Matthias DEU 5.03
ALARD Serge BEL 5.03
NICOLET Stephane FRA 5.02
CASPARD Emmanuel FRA 5.02
TURNER Ian GBR 5.01
VAN DEN BERG Erwin NLD 5.01
SHAMAN David USA 5
BRIGHTWELL Graham GBR 5
LECAT Renaud BEL 5
DELAUNAY Arnaud FRA 5
NICHOLLS Frédéric BEL 4.12
BARRE Sebastien FRA 4.12
PENLOUP Dominique FRA 4.11
DELFANTE Eric BEL 4.11
AUZENDE Frederic FRA 4.1
KRACZYK Roman POL 4.09
STEENTOFT Benkt SWE 4.08
HERBEUVAL Olivier BEL 4.08
HOEHNE Andreas DEU 4.07
MARGARIT Eric FRA 4.06
VUYE Cedric BEL 4.06
VAN DE MOORTEL Frauke BEL 4.06
BERNER Johan SWE 4.05
VAN LANGENDONCKT Michel BEL 4.04
AUBROECK Patrick NLD 4.04
JUIGNER Arthur FRA 4.03
DOIGNIE Fabrice BEL 4.03
MARCONI Francesco ITA 4.03
ORTIZ George AUS 4.03
LUND JENSEN Erik DK 4.02
MONNOM Olivier BEL 4.02
ORTEGAT Virginie BEL 4.02
HOETJES Tim NLD 4.02
HIDAYAT Romy RI 4.02
FELDBORG Karsten DK 4.02
WETTERGREN Niklas SWE 4.02
VAN DE ZANDE Josbert NLD 4.02
DOUSSE Stephane CH 4.02
CANTAMESSA Alessandro BEL 4.02
VORACEK Miroslav CZE 4.01
PECZKOWSKI Pawel POL 4.01
REIJNDERS Ralph NLD 4.01
STANZIONE Pierluigi ITA 4.01
TAKANASHI Yusuke JAP 4.01
ANDRIANI Sandry FRA 4.01
LECAT Monique BEL 4.01
QUAZZO Claude FRA 4
BORASSI Michele ITA 4
ROERADE Jeroen NLD 4
DARCK Nancy BEL 3.8
JULIEN Serge BEL 3.8
ODEGARD Martin NOR 3.8
KJELLBERG Arvid SWE 3.8
VERSTUYFT Eline BEL 3.8
VAN DAMME Jan BEL 3.8
VALLUND Henrik DK 3.7
DELFANTE Christophe BEL 3.7
WU Katie HKG 3.7
VAN GIMST Anja NLD 3.7
TAKAHASHI Akihiro JPN 3.7
DE GREY Aubrey GBR 3.7
PUZZO Luigi ITA 3.7
TOMEI Robin NLD 3.6
AUNCHULEE Piyanat THA 3.6
SZYSZKO Lukasz POL 3.6
HUBBARD Geoff AUS 3.6
BLIJLEVEN Mireille NLD 3.6
VERSTUYFT Bart BEL 3.5
VAN SEGGELEN Trees NLD 3.5
ROGOSZ Magdalena POL 3.5
PIHLAJAPURO Lari FIN 3.5
MODELLATORE Tonya DEU 3.5
SUEKUNI Makoto JAP 3.5
CHIARULLI Giuseppe ITA 3.5
CAGLEY Leslie USA 3.5
DE LIT Pierre BEL 3.5
FRONMARK Marcus SWE 3.5
ILBRINK Jarl NLD 3.5
AFFATIGATO Carlo ITA 3.4
VERSTUYFT Jana BEL 3.4
JOHNSON Greg USA 3.4
MAMYTCHINKO Alexei BEL 3.4
DE GRAAF Corrie NLD 3.4
DEBRAY Dominique BEL 3.4
HANDEL Michael GBR 3.4
DAUBA Cedric FRA 3.4
DE GRAAF Wendy NLD 3.4
HORN Per DK 3.4
LI Chun Wan HKG 3.3
FU Jacky HKG 3.3
HAND David GBR 3.3
CLAASSEN Mathijs NLD 3.3
URASHIMA Mei JAP 3.3
PIAU Didier FRA 3.3
ALBRIGTSEN Vidar NOR 3.3
CUPIAL Milosz POL 3.3
VAN DIJK Marieke NLD 3.3
SUGAWARA Misa JPN 3.3
ROSSLER Daniel DEU 3.3
SCHOTTE Bram BEL 3.3
MEIJER Arnoud NLD 3.3
EVERTS Jeroen SWE 3.3
FUKUNAGA Kohachi JPN 3.2
SEKNADJE Jose FRA 3.2
VAN DAMME Frank Ivo BEL 3.2
HEMPIJIT Woramet THA 3.2
DI MATTEI Alessandro ITA 3.2
KAZIMIERCZUK Mariusz POL 3.2
KURITA Seiya JPN 3.2
LANG Yongzhi CHN 3.2
SCHMIDT Sebastian DEU 3.2
DOUDA Tomas CZE 3.2
DE VRIES Anouk NLD 3.2
TAKIZAWA Masaki JAP 3.2
HOOGHE Mieke BEL 3.2
OKAMOTO Kazuki JAP 3.2
LEONG Kit Chee SGP 3.2
HONGTHONG Anon THA 3.2
BARRASS Iain GBR 3.2
SEITS Roy NLD 3.2
FANG Randy USA 3.2
KUNIHIKO Tanida JAP 3.2
FEINSTEIN Joel GBR 3.2
BERNER Nils SWE 3.2
TSUCHIDA Daisuke JAP 3.2
DECOEYERE Eric FRA 3.2
DE GRAAF Jasmijn NLD 3.2
TASTET Rémi FRA 3.2
SAIZ Ruben ESP 3.2
SHIFMAN Ilya ISR 3.2
NOWAK Dominik POL 3.2
DEN HAAN Frank NLD 3.1
EKLUND Oscar SWE 3.1
FREDERIX Gijs BEL 3.1
RYBARIK Ivo CZE 3.1
SCHAAF Michael DEU 3.1
ILACQUA Gianluca ITA 3.1
SAMCHENKO Alexander RUS 3.1
VAN GIMST Ruud NLD 3.1
TAMAKI Suguru JAP 3.1
MITMEAN Charinee THA 3.1
ZEMELKA Jan SWE 3.1
PLOWMAN Guy GBR 3.1
LEMAIRE Philippe BEL 3.1
POLIAKOFF Pierre BEL 3.1
YUAN Ke CHN 3.1
STENBERG Veronica SWE 3.1
TANA Patcharaporn THA 3.1
LAURENT Raphael BEL 3.1
LILLA Kamil POL 3.1
JUHEM Philippe FRA 3.1
TAKIGAWA Mitsuaki JAP 3.1
MAKKONEN Olli FIN 3.1
EDMEAD Garry GBR 3.1
THIJS Wouter BEL 3.1
VAN DEN BRANDT Joke BEL 3.1
CALENDAR Hugo SWE 3.1
NELIS Bernard BEL 3
VAN HEERE Mark NLD 3
TVEDT Sverre NOR 3
VAN DAELE Kris BEL 3
BENOIT Serge FRA 3
LECAT Antoine BEL 3
SOKANKATE Duangkamol THA 3
SYACHIN Alexander RUS 3
LAURE Christelle BEL 3
FLOCKMAN Annie BEL 3
VERSTUYFT Jan BEL 3
LAM Maverick HKG 3
LECAT Florian BEL 3
AAGAARD-HANSEN Jens DK 3
HAMMERVIK Pal Tore Olsen NOR 3
GARDEBRINK Christian SWE 3
CAPELLE Stephane FRA 3
YANG Kelvin HKG 3
IN HET ZANDT Bas NLD 3
BUKA Michal POL 3
SAUFNAY Stephanie BEL 3
CECILLON Olivier FRA 3
LEE Chunae KOR 3
ROSE Joseph USA 3
ROSE Brian USA 3
VOLVERT Quentin BEL 3
FOSCHI Damiano ITA 3
RADZIVILOVSKY Pavel ISR 3
DORBECK Anne NLD 3
KER Ming Han SGP 3
TURUNEN Daniel SWE 3
SCHOTTE Sander BEL 3
LEMAIRE Daniel BEL 3
SCOGNAMOGLIO Paolo ITA 3
DECLERCK Frederik BEL 3
BONTE Jelle BEL 3
BARNABA Donato ITA 3
GOH Jun Jie Anthony SGP 3
VANHOUTTE Tine BEL 3
ROBERT Tatiana FRA 3
SANO Yoko JPN 3
SZYSZKO Krzysztof POL 3
HASSAN Ahmed EGY 3
ASPENRYD Henry SWE 3
JUIGNER Félix FRA 3
GRANDJEAN Laurent BEL 3
ELGER Marlis DEU 2.3
VECCHI Elisabetta ITA 2.3
SHIFMAN Leonid ISR 2.3
ROMANO Benedetto ITA 2.3
RICHENS Julian GBR 2.3
RIGNELL Daniel SWE 2.3
TOUCHEN Fouad DZA 2.3
QUINTIN Nans BEL 2.3
ZIEBA Arkadiusz POL 2.3
COLLAY Sophie FRA 2.3
VYAS Mehul IND 2.3
SOETENS Ruben BEL 2.3
SKOGEN Tor Birger NOR 2.3
VALLUND Torben DK 2.3
SURY Bartlomiej POL 2.3
BJORK Lisbeth SWE 2.3
BACH Gunnar DEU 2.3
RAZGONNIKOFF Alexandre BEL 2.3
YANAGI Michiko JAP 2.3
SAWALA Rita NOR 2.3
FASCE Paolo ITA 2.3
DAIROKUNO Mitsuru BRA 2.3
DEXTER Helen GBR 2.3
VANDENBOSSCHE Raphael BEL 2.3
KLATTEN Linda NLD 2.3
NUPRASERT Siwasan THA 2.3
CASTELLANO Giorgio ITA 2.3
DORBECK Anne NLD 2.3
BRACCHI Andre FRA 2.3
LITSAS Andreas GRC 2.3
DUPONT Frederic BEL 2.3
SANBERG ODSELL Caroline SWE 2.3
ARNOLD Roy GBR 2.3
DE FLOU Mathias BEL 2.3
PANAJARN Linsue THA 2.3
SLADEK Vitek CZE 2.3
LEFEBVRE Thierry FRA 2.3
BADSTED Palle DK 2.3
SCHERNO Dominique FRA 2.2
MARGALIOT Michael ISR 2.2
SELBY Matthew GBR 2.2
YOSIFOVICH Danielle ISR 2.2
DE BEUKELAER Stijn BEL 2.2
LEE Mikael KOR 2.2
CUVIER Christian FRA 2.2
VAN PUYMBROEK Martine BEL 2.2
LEMAIRE Nathalie BEL 2.2
LECAT Maxime BEL 2.2
LEHMAN Serge BEL 2.2
MACALUSO Stefano BEL 2.2
LINDSTROM Eric USA 2.2
NICOLAS Caroline FRA 2.2
BISHOP Robert USA 2.2
VAN DER WAGT Ben NLD 2.2
MITSI Christina GRC 2.2
FONSECA NEVES Natascha NLD 2.2
DORSIMONT Guilain FRA 2.2
VELTMAN Anne NLD 2.2
MURAWSKI Stefan DEU 2.2
PARK Jonghyun KOR 2.2
VAN AUTREVE Evelyne BEL 2.2
MAKELBERGE Dries BEL 2.2
GREGERSEN Jonas Lindholt DK 2.2
TASTET Sophie FRA 2.2
DREESEN Gunner BEL 2.2
WEBER Gertrud DEU 2.2
ILITCH Juliette BEL 2.2
YE Liya CHN 2.2
EVRARD Jeremy BEL 2.1
REUNES Sigrid BEL 2.1
AUGUSTIJN Arjan NLD 2.1
MICHEL Dany BEL 2.1
VAN GIMST Simone NLD 2.1
STARKEY Helen GBR 2.1
VECCHI Maria Serena ITA 2.1
TJASSENS Dennis NLD 2.1
KATZMAN Sharon USA 2.1
D'HAEYER Sofie BEL 2.1
MUTTI Andrea ITA 2.1
BUYCK Lien BEL 2.1
MARCINIAK Bartosz POL 2.1
WELTY Chris USA 2.1
TURNER Alison GBR 2.1
BURVENICH Claude BEL 2.1
SHIFMAN Michael ISR 2.1
BRUYNINCKX Luc BEL 2.1
DELANOTE Marijn BEL 2.1
ZINCEKO Nikita CZE 2.1
TURNER Tanith BEL 2.1
VANGEENBERGHE Patrick BEL 2.1
GIGLIUCCI Chiara ITA 2.1
LECLERC Sylvie FRA 2.1
WARENDIEN Carole FRA 2.1
LUXHOJ STOVRING Pia DK 2.1
CANTAMESSA Pierre BEL 2.1
VERNEROVA Andrea SVK 2.1
DE HAAN Kees NLD 2.1
ZIEBA Grzegorz POL 2.1
MEULEMAN Karel BEL 2.1
RUBIO Celine FRA 2.1
ROOS Diederik NLD 2.1
LANNOY Claire BEL 2.1
LIGHTMAN Marie GBR 2.1
OUREGA Irène Gallo CIV 2.1
DUMOULIN Jozef BEL 2.1
BUDINO Ricardo ESP 2.1
GIANNINI Valentino ITA 2.1
OUREGA Loh Jeannot CIV 2.1
VAN LANDEGHEM Karen BEL 2.1
RUBELE Renzo ITA 2.1
MARCHAL Patrice BEL 2
REED Eric USA 2
COUTURIAUX Eric BEL 2
BENTOLILA Sarah FRA 2
BATREAU Maggy BEL 2
DEBORGGRAEF Benoit BEL 2
MATTHYS Benoit BEL 2
VOLVERT Christopher BEL 2
VAN DIJK Dirk NLD 2
DEMOOR Daphne BEL 2
THEUWISSEN Griet BEL 2
LANDRAIN Veronique BEL 2
DOHOGNE Yves BEL 2
JIANG Sha CHN 2
NIKOLAIDOU Vivia GRC 2
VAN DER VEKEN Lieve BEL 2
BATAILLE Patrick BEL 2
HUYGH Bernard BEL 2
DIEPENMAAT Jeroen NLD 2
STERCK Thierry BEL 2
LU Joan Hsiu BRA 2
VAN GILS Wendelien NLD 2
BLANVILLAIN Xavier BEL 2
DUBOIS D'AISCHE Yves BEL 2
KRASTEV Dimitar BGR 2
ACHTEN Hendrik BEL 2
DE GROOF Vera BEL 2
ROBINSON Steven GBR 2
VAN DORPE Niki BEL 2
BIARD Patricia NLD 2
WITTING Sipke NLD 2
GILLET Aurore BEL 2
WARD Jan NLD 2
PELLE Dominique BEL 2
BEUSCART Corinne BEL 2
BULCKE Niene BEL 2
DELAHAYE Jean BEL 2
VAN DER AUWERA Bjorn BEL 2
VAN GIMST Thijs NLD 2
MARICHAEL Rinus BEL 2
VOLVERT Owen BEL 2
ANDRIEUX Marc FRA 2
OVION Jacques FRA 2
CODRON Bruno FRA 2
BONGERS Joris BEL 2
YABLONSKAYA Alena BLR 2
VIEVEEN Jos NLD 2
TURNER Kali GBR 2
VAN DER WAGT Jan NLD 2
MACALUSO Paolo BEL 2
JORION Bernard BEL 2
SCHOTTE Wout BEL 2
VAN DIJK Bart NLD 2
LECOCQ Christian BEL 2
CLAEYS Tony BEL 2
GERARD Francois BEL 2
SAUZEZ Ophelie BEL 2
DEMBINSKI Wito BEL 2
BIVER Jean-Marc BEL 1
CARCAGNOLO Nicolas FRA 1
BLANVILLAIN Xavier BEL 1
LANDRAIN Andre BEL 1
VAN DAELE Liese BEL 1
DE SMAELE Danielle BEL 1
HENRY Alain BEL 1
GOZDZIK Agata POL 1
BUYSSE Fleur BEL 1
HOENS Lieselotte BEL 1
HABRAKEN Nico BEL 1
TORRI Marie-Christine FRA 1
JENA Tuur BEL 1
BOUSARD Steven BEL 1
JANQUART Bert BEL 1
GOZDZIK Agata POL 1
POHJOINEN Petri FIN 1
DEMOOR Myrthe BEL 1
VAN DER LAAG Sjoerd NLD 1
PETERS Alian BEL 1
VERSTRAETE Ludo BEL 1
VAN PEER Vincent BEL 1
PORREZ Silke BEL 1
DECLERCK Eline BEL 1
RANICZKOWSKI Przemek POL 1
JACOBS Peter BEL 1
VECHTER Ivan BEL 1
CHARLIER Bruno BEL 1
VOLVERT Laurent BEL 1
JAMES Hayley GBR 1
VANDEPEUTE Alain BEL 1
IN HET ZANDT Paul NLD 1
AUROUSSEAU Benjamin BEL 1
BETIN Dominique FRA 1
MARICHAEL Aaron BEL 1
YOUENS Robyn GBR 1
REMUE Jan BEL 1
VANDIERENDONCK Bieke BEL 1
TREBINI Jolande NLD 1
SAELENS Jeroom BEL 1
SILVOSO Manuel BEL 1
GOZDZIK Agata POL 1
DECUPERE Joost BEL 1
TREBINI Romano NLD 1
JACOBS Kristoffel BEL 1
MONTJOIE Patrick BEL 1
BLUM Gerhard DEU 1
QUAIFE Sharon BEL 1
DE VRIES Jiske NLD 1
NUYTTENS Liesbeth BEL 1
BLANKENDAAL Judith NLD 1
SPRINGUEL Chantal BEL 0
DELGRANGE Anne-VIcky FRA 0
VECHTER Gerben BEL 0
VAN KEIRSBILCK Felipe BEL 0
RANICZKOWSKI Stanislaw POL 0
DUQUE Olivier BEL 0
HABRAKEN Jeroen BEL 0
DHONT Sandra BEL 0
HILDEN Jukka FIN 0
LECAT Nicolas BEL 0
PINTUS Raphael BEL 0
VOLVERT Corentin BEL 0
GREVIN Marie-Rose FRA 0
DE MOOR Sam BEL 0
COLAS Olivier BEL 0
VANNIER Luc BEL 0
OTTINGER Tilly BEL 0
JOOS LIEN BEL 0
GUILLAUME Mathieu BEL 0
DEWITTE Nicolas BEL 0
LIGHTMAN Albert GBR 0
CLAEYS Arthur BEL 0
PEETERS Ellen BEL 0
EECKHOUT Eddy BEL 0
KORTENDIJK Bauke NLD 0
LEENAERT Tom BEL 0
BUYSSE Zoe BEL 0
DONCKERS Stephanie BEL 0
STILLEN Kevin BEL 0
DEMOOR Yara BEL 0
JACQUES Christophe BEL 0
PENNINCKX Guy BEL 0