WSDC 2013 – Unofficial Team Standings


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL COMPILATION

We are still waiting for the pre-tournament rankings for WSDC 2013 as well as the draw to be announced, it seems that these are likely to be published sometime early next week. As a preview to that, here is an unofficial list showing how teams have performed in the last few years and where they are likely to stand in the pre-tournament ranking process.

This is calculated based on an average of the results of each country in the last three years including only the results for the initial 8 preliminary rounds. This means that teams which haven’t attended one of the last three WSDC tournaments won’t be adversely affected as a result. A similar system has been used in previous years although this is no guarantee that WSDC 2013 will also be ranked in a similar manner. The order of countries is first by the average number of wins, then average number of judges. In the few cases where this is insufficient to distinguish teams, I have gone with the team that has a higher number of wins and judges in the most recent WSDC tournament.

I am personally responsible for any errors and apologise in advanced. This list is not official and not 100% accurate, it is intended merely as a guide. Additionally, some teams may not be attending WSDC 2013, and others may be joining for the first time which will affect the actual pre-tournament rankings. I have refrained from putting the teams into the usual categories (A-H) given that this tournament is likely to be bigger than previous years and it is unclear until whether how may teams will be in each of the 8 categories.

This is the first time in recent years that England is not the toP ranked team. They are equal with Australia, but are topped on the basis of the WSDC 2012 results. Similarly, Lithuania jump China and Israel jumped the UAE on this basis. Interestingly, Scotland, defending Champions, are unlikely to be ranked an A team in any event unless some 70 teams turn-up.

On this basis, the likely standing of each team is:

  1. Australia, 7.33, 21.33
  2. England, 7.33, 21.33
  3. New Zealand, 7.33, 21.00
  4. Singapore, 7.00, 20.67
  5. Canada, 7.00, 19.33
  6. Greece, 6.67, 18.00
  7. South Africa, 6.33, 17.33
  8. Wales, 6.00, 19.00
  9. Scotland, 6.00, 18.00
  10. Netherlands, 6.00, 17.67
  11. South Korea, 5.67, 17.33
  12. India, 5.67, 15.00
  13. Pakistan, 5.33, 16.67
  14. Ireland, 5.33, 16.00
  15. Hong Kong, 5.33, 15.67
  16. Israel, 5.33, 15.67
  17. UAE, 5.33, 15.67
  18. Philippines, 5.33, 15.33
  19. Sri Lanka, 5.00, 14.00
  20. Estonia, 5.00, 13.33
  21. Malaysia, 5.00, 12.00
  22. Mexico, 4.67, 14.00
  23. Slovenia, 4.33, 14.00
  24. Thailand, 4.33, 12.33
  25. Bangladesh, 4.00, 14.33
  26. Swaziland, 4.00, 12.00
  27. Turkey, 4.00, 10.67
  28. Indonesia, 3.67, 12.00
  29. Germany, 3.67, 10.00
  30. Chile, 3.50, 12.00
  31. Lithuania, 3.33, 11.67
  32. China, 3.33, 11.67
  33. Romania, 3.33, 11.00
  34. USA, 3.33, 10.67
  35. Sudan, 3.00, 10.00
  36. Zimbabwe, 3.00, 10.00
  37. Argentina, 3.00, 9.67
  38. Czech Republic, 3.00, 9.00
  39. Peru, 3.00, 8.33
  40. Botswana, 3.00, 7.50
  41. Sweden, 2.67, 8.33
  42. Qatar, 2.67, 8.00
  43. Kuwait, 2.33, 8.00
  44. Slovakia, 2.33, 7.67
  45. Cyprus, 2.00, 7.00
  46. Barbados, 2.00, 7.00
  47. Bermuda, 2.00, 6.67
  48. Serbia, 2.00, 6.00
  49. Uganda, 2.00, 6.00
  50. Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2.00, 6.00
  51. Namibia, 1.50, 5.50
  52. Croatia, 1.50, 5.00
  53. Mongolia, 1.50, 4.00
  54. Bulgaria, 1.00, 6.00
  55. Denmark, 1.00, 5.00
  56. Lebanon, 1.00, 4.00
  57. Nigeria, 1.00, 3.00
  58. Montenegro, 1.00, 3.00
  59. Japan, 0.67, 2.67
  60. Nepal, 0.50, 1.50
  61. Moldova, 0.00, 2.00
  62. Palestine, 0.00, 1.00
  63. Poland, 0.00, 0.00
  64. Russia, 0.00, 0.00

Sudan and Zimbabwe, Cyprus and Barbados, Poland and Russia, and Serbia, Uganda and Bosnia and Herzegovina all have the exact same number of judges and wins over the last three years. Rankings would most likely have to depend on when they last attended WSDC.

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