The good news is GOPB is growing! However, it has grown so quickly, the ratings committee wants to meet the demand of our 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 & 3.5 recreational players. GOPB has chosen to do this with the DUPR rating system. This rating system will enable members, recreational and competitive, to achieve a rating or validate an existing rating through a system that recognizes their ability when playing games against others.
Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating. All players, regardless of their age, gender, location, or skill, are rated on the same scale between 2.000-8.000 based on their game results.
DUPR is free and everyone can have a rating. GOPB players will have to play at least 15 games (1-11,1-15, or 1-21) before your DUPR rating will be listed as your club rating. If your rating has an * that means you have fewer than 15 matches recorded in DUPR. That is if the DUPR rating is higher than your current club rating. If you have played in a Pickleball tournament you may have a DUPR rating and can claim your account on mydupr.com
You will need to participate in DUPR rating events. They will be held at several different facilities in Oklahoma City and Edmond. You can play in a tournament that reports their scores to DUPR or you can report your scores of a game you play, if all 4 players are DUPR members and agree to report the scores before the game is played.
No, if you are happy with your current club rating and you aren’t interested in improving that rating to play in higher level club activities or courts; we will use your present club rating. Anytime you want to participate in one of the DUPR events you are welcome if you have a DUPR account. Also, if you are going to play in any tournaments in the future, some may be using DUPR ratings.
DUPR is a modified Elo algorithm that uses a player’s last 30 (singles) or 60 (doubles) eligible games. The algorithm considers three factors:
No, the DUPR events will be announced ahead of time, and you will be invited based on your club rating to participate or not.
Yes, skill level-based events (Open skill-level play, Court divisions, Round Robins, Shootouts, etc.) will still be organized by your Club Rating. If you want to play on a higher-level court, your rating must increase through DUPR games to earn that privilege.
Yes, they will go up and down depending on your performance in DUPR and or tournament play.
Your UTPR is 3.5.
Your WPR is 3.5.
Your USSP is No Rating.
Your current club is 3.5
Updated ratings on your Profile page will show the following.
Highest is DUPR, so we make your club rating a 4.50.
Then your actual DUPR rating is posted as 4.7
All the others stay the same.
If your DUPR was showing 4.75 - 4.99 your club rating would be 4.75
We are happy to help any facility learn how to put on a DUPR event. We would ask that facility to actively promote the membership of GOPB to participate in the events. KICKINGBIRD and SANTA FE will be participating.
Yes, if all players in the game(s) agree, and have a DUPR account, this can be done.
That’s okay! You can still have a provisional rating (shown with an asterisk*) and once you or the other players play against someone who does have a DUPR, you will become reliably rated (with15 games). This is called “connectivity”.
Your DUPR becomes reliable based on your connectivity to other players in
the DUPR system and the recency of your results. That means the more you play with different DUPR players and keep playing in DUPR games your rating is more reliable.
No, we will be using DUPR and tournament play going forward.
Members will receive a notice through an email from GOPB that a DUPR RR, Shootouts or other events at your skill level will be held on a certain day. Pre-registration may be required on some of these events.
Make sure you read this document regarding when and how the ratings are changed before you address questions or discrepancies to Mary Williams at 405-202-5373.
The ratings’ committee has been working hard entering & updating ratings (1/4/23) from DUPR, UTPR, WPR, USSP & the Club rating.
Thank you, Mary Williams and Don Stanek, for your hard work.