Main Professional Category
1. Hugo Capelato, Brazil
2. Madison Seguin, Canada
3. Edward Lyon, United Kingdom
4. Chimwemwe Chipidza, Zimbabwe
5. Michael Moses Dodi, Italy
6. Kofi Koomson, Ghana
7. Emily Teede, Australia
8. Keagan Girdlestone, New Zealand
9. Ivan Doan, Ukraine
10. Rafael Ferenc, Poland
11. Claire Price, Australia
12. Emily McKendry, Australia
13. João Carlos Maciel, Brazil
14. Kiše Wallace, Northern Mariana Islands
15. Catherine Reid, United Kingdom
16. Talin Agon, Australia
17. Victoria Hopkins, Australia
18. Michaela Short, United Kingdom
19. Stephen Walker, Australia
20. Al Gibson, Australia
21. Julian Nelson, Canada
22. Anumodu Paul, Australia
23. Rylan Nilsson, Canada
24. Steve Ng'ang'a, Kenya
25. Jessica Buchanan, Canada
26. Christopher Beck, United Kingdom
27. James Elmes, United Kingdom
28. tabitha Rickard, Australia
29. Anais Andresen , Germany
30. Jay Jay Jegathesan, Australia
31. Bernie Goodman, Israel
32. Toyin Sebastien Ajimati, Canada
33. Kate Jirelle, Australia
34. Helena Maier, Brazil
35. Alex Rajan-Iyer, United Kingdom
36. Adriana Papana, Italy
37. Deborah Dominguez, Spain
38. ALYX SHEPHERD, United States
39. John Brownlie, Taiwan
40. Todd Witham, Canada
41. Joanna Decc, Canada
42. Gary Boulter, Australia
43. Aaron Scully, Australia
44. Daniel Bristol, Canada
45. Shmuel Goldstein, Israel
46. Shavone Monique, United States
47. Sarah Leatherbarrow, United Kingdom
48. Chen Tang, China
49. Martin McMorrow, United Kingdom
50. Ryan Rossiter-Buckley, Australia
51. Sohaila Charnalia, India
52. Luke Styles, Australia
53. Carmen Lysiak, Australia
54. Mike Wheeler, Australia
55. Ron Arthurs, Australia
56. Morris Mwangi , Kenya
57. Erin Adele Clark, Taiwan
58. Tinarie Van Wyk Loots, South Africa
59. Magalie R-Bazinet, Canada
60. Jasmine Reid, United States
61. Michelle Brass, Australia
62. Alicia Blasingame, United States
63. Laura Daniella Bucci, Australia
64. Lenah Simbauni, Kenya
65. Karan Sharma, United Arab Emirates
66. Nathan Kennedy, Australia
67. Kelsie McDonald, Australia
68. Will Kostopoulos, Australia
69. Danetto, Austria
70. Jayne Giordanella, Malta
71. Helen Lauren, United Kingdom
72. Faeron Wheeler, South Africa
73. Anna Vivus, Australia
74. Victoria Darbro, Australia
75. Tyler Jenkins, Australia
76. Mick Young, Australia
77. Amber Doig-Thorne, United Kingdom
78. Stephanie Hazle Lyle, Jamaica
79. Sara Anifowose, Italy
80. Nadia Larina, Greece
81. Shafin Azim, Hong Kong
82. Aleq Bey, United States
83. Michael Wakefield, United States
84. Roze Elisa, Netherlands
85. Racheal Tse, United Kingdom
86. Mark Simpson, Portugal
87. Aditya Putcha, Australia
88. Bonnie Waack, Argentina
89. Deepa Pushpanathan, Singapore
90. Nikhil Mittal, United Arab Emirates
91. Jenni Quinn, United Kingdom
92. Helen McKenzie Ross, Australia
93. Chanika Desilva, Sri Lanka
94. Jonathan Vanderzon, Canada
95. Shandra Apondi, Kenya
96. James Longshore, Romania
97. Chad Emslie, South Africa
98. Bel Alarcon, Spain
99. Kristina Pongpairoj, Thailand
100. Anna McMahon, Australia
Main Amateur Category
1. Liz Creevey, Australia
11. Dave McDevitt, United States
21. Lelong Hu, Australia
30. Karina Vodicka, Australia
1. Eveline Benedict, Australia
2. Gary Boulter, Australia
3. Ruth Berkoff, United Kingdom
4. Sara Anifowose, Italy
5. Tracey Collis, France
6. Shandra Apondi, Kenya
7. Felicity Burke, Australia
8. Emily Teede, Australia
9. Remi Webster, Australia
10. Brako Siemens, Ghana
11. Fatuma Balinda, Uganda
12. Helene Aderhold, Austria
13. Mark Ghosn, Philippines
14. Hermann Corcher, Ivory Coast
15. Todd Witham, Canada
16. Enrico Bresciani, Italy
17. Mike Wheeler, Australia
18. Otto Szabo, Canada
19. Rose Traynor-Boyland, Australia
20. Christopher Beck, United Kingdom
21. Mars Lipowski, United Kingdom
22. Ziga Poromon, Canada
23. Jay Jay Jegathesan, Australia
24. Aimee Butler, Australia
25. Heidi C. Nielsen, Denmark
26. James Reiser, Australia
27. Sue Pearson, United Kingdom
28. Scott Murray, Canada
29. Tyler Jenkins, Australia
30. Eleanor May Blackburn, United Kingdom
31. Joanna Decc, Canada
32. Roman Aegir, Iceland
33. Laurent Pitre, Canada
34. Meaghan Duncan, Canada
35. Olga Safronova, Ukraine
36. Sylvia Wanja, Kenya
37. Brenden Lovett, Australia
38. Kana Billy, Kenya
39. Alexa Evans, Australia
40. Chetan Garg, India
41. Bernie Goodman, Israel
42. Chimwemwe Chipidza, Zimbabwe
43. Stephen Walker, Australia
44. Rosalind Adler , United Kingdom
45. Jhonu Alicia, United States
46. Jelani Nanayakkara , Canada
47. Terry Munyeria, Kenya
48. Altara Michelle, United States
49. Agustina Minetti, Argentina
50. Taylor Musa, Australia
51. Isabelle Bidal, Canada
52. Bryony Reynolds, United Kingdom
53. Eugenio Krilov, Italy
54. Henriette Laursen, United Kingdom
55. James Elmes, United Kingdom
56. Agathe Camp, Australia
57. Amber Doig-Thorne, United Kingdom
58. Marit Brink, Netherlands
59. Mick Rowe, United Kingdom
60. Rolando Jr Antonio, Philippines
61. Gabriella Enriocco, United Kingdom
62. Kapilthev Kanapathipillai, Sri Lanka
63. Mick Young, Australia
63. Nelmarie Janse van Rensburg, South Africa
65. Cami Calasich, Bolivia
66. Siddharth Nagpurkar, Australia
67. Saaj Raja, United Kingdom
68. Hugo Capelato, Brazil
69. Kelvin Wong, New Zealand
70. Abhishek Bhovar, Australia
71. David John Clark, Australia
72. Imke du Toit, South Africa
73. Dave McDevitt, United States
74. Kim R2, South Africa
75. Ashleigh Lawrence, Australia
76. Alexandra Burton, Australia
76. Elizabeth Webb, Australia
76. Maddy Stolk, Australia
79. Jorge Manila, Philippines
80. Shirley Tan Boon Geok, Malaysia
1. Maeve Cox, Australia
2. Olivia Mae Fuller, Australia
26. Zia Hartzer , South Africa
51. Sitara S, India
76. Mohau Modiko, South Africa
1. Baeyen Hoffman, Canada
2. Raameen Khakwani, Pakistan
26. Shanaya Birmhan, Canada
51. Charis Bateman , Australia
76. Joseph Waldow, Australia
77. Maya Rose Perry, Canada
78. Anna Surodina, Cyprus
79. Edward Harding, South Africa
80. Abdul Wahab Fahad, Pakistan
80. Liana De Alwis, Sri Lanka
82. Olivia Welthagen, South Africa
83. Sabaoon Huma , Pakistan
84. Zoey Williasi, Zimbabwe
85. Alexandra Schuldes, Canada
1. Louise Chapman, Australia
21. Ron Arthurs, Australia
41. Barbara Nyambura, Kenya
61. Kayleigh Miles, United Kingdom
For the data nerds – how the Rankings work
Any competitor who makes it to the Regional Finals or the Global Finals receives Ranking Points. These are based first on the proportion of judges' points received, then the proportion of viewer points received.
Points earned from previous years are carried over, but become lower in value. This rewards performers who regularly do well at the Games, while preventing competitors who have ranked well on only one occasion from remaining in the Rankings forever.
These Rankings only show the Top 100 in any category. Those outside of the Top 100 can see their Ranking on the WMG Member Portal.
If you have a low ranking on the board, you're still one of the top-ranked actors in the world! If you think you are a better actor than someone on the Rankings then you'd better sign up and show them how it's done!
Q. Why have Rankings?
To recognise performers who've done well at World Monologue Games, especially over time.
WMG Rankings reward a combination of performance (how well you did in the judges' and viewers' votes), currency (how recently you've made your achievement) and consistency (how well you've ranked over the last few years).
Q. How do you calculate the Rankings?
A. It's complicated! These Rankings take into consideration whether or not you reached the Regionals or Globals, the % of judges points you obtained, the % of viewer votes you obtained, the number of performers in your show VS the number of performers in other shows in your category (for the Regionals), and how well you've ranked over the previous two years. Essentially:
Q. Is the Main Amateur category ranked differently to other categories?
A. Yes! The Main Amateur category only includes the current year's performers.
If you make the Main Amateur Globals, you can only enter the Main Professional category in future. Therefore, whoever makes it to the Global Finals in the Main Amateur category in Year 1 will always be in the Main Professional category in Year 2. It doesn't make sense to keep previous years' performers in the Rankings for Main Amateur.
Q. What happens when a performer progresses to a new category?
A. If a performer moves from Tigers > Youth, Youth > Adult or Main Amateur > Main Professional, they do NOT carry any of their points with them. These are new, tougher categories and performers have to battle their way up again.
A performer's Ranking in their previous category will not be automatically removed. If a Youth performer becomes an adult, their Youth Ranking will reduce over the next 3 years just like someone who stops participating in the event. While this might seem a bit strange, there's two good reasons we do this: 1) it's not fair that a performer who turns 18 gets penalised while a performer who's only 15 gets to stay in the Rankings even though neither of them participated, and 2) we don't know performers' exact ages, so we don't always know when a performer is no longer eligible to be in their current category. We don't want to take some performers out of the Rankings because they turn 18 when others stay in the Rankings at 18 because we don't know their age or birthday.
Q. What did you consider when developing the Rankings?
A. We looked at a wide range of variables and scenarios. Certain considerations seemed like great ideas, but turned out to be genuinely terrible ideas when we crunched the numbers on them! We looked at over 100 specific cases when we first developed the Rankings system and modelled a number of potential future scenarios (e.g. "what would happen if John Smith came 5th next year then 40th the year after?"). We continued to refine the calculations until we landed on something which was fair and reasonable for the most scenarios. Our core team happen to be made up of two data analysts!
Q. This page shows the overall Rankings. Do you release the Rankings specific to each year?
A. No. Only the overall Rankings. However, you can see what the overall Rankings were for each of our previous seasons on the History page.
Q. I'm one of the performers. Will you tell me what position I came in the Globals/Regionals?
A. No. Sorry. We have chosen not to disclose this information. From having run competitive creative events for more than a decade, our Founder has learned that full disclosure of judging data often leads to bitchiness and less community spirit. We already provide a lot of information, with Rankings and winner announcements, but keep it at that.
Q. What if I ask nicely?
A. I appreciate your manners, but the answer will always be no.
Q. How come I was ranked well last year and I'm not ranked so well this year even though I made the Regionals/Globals?
A. Although you made the Regionals/Globals, there were scores of very talented performers in the event and they've done better with the judges/viewers than you have this year.
Q. X performer and I both made the Regionals/Globals and X's rank went up while mine went down. What's going on?
A. There are scenarios where two performers who had similar ranks last year and reached the same stage of the event this year had their rankings change in different directions. For example, both were ranked well last year, both made the Regionals this year, one went up and one went down. This is quite simply because X performer did better with the judges/viewers this year. Two performers in the Regionals could still have Ranked 40 spaces apart this year, e.g. one came 22nd and the other came 62nd.
Q. I didn't rank as well as I thought I would. How can I improve my ranking?
A. The two things you can do to rank higher are A) reach the Regionals or Globals, and B) do so over several consecutive years. The Rankings look at your last three years at the Games, with most of your points coming from the most recent season.
Q. I'm not even ranked. What's going on?
A. We include up to 100 people in each category, and we have two years of performers to consider. Not everyone is in the top 100 for their category. If you participated and made the Regionals in the last three years, you can see your current Ranking on your Member Portal.
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