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Lewis Closes In On Taylor As New Rankings Released

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The PDC order of merit has been updated following the completion of the 2012 World Darts Championship.

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Newly crowned champion of the world Adrian Lewis cements his place as world number two and closes the gap on Phil Taylor to just over £100,000, having trailed by almost four times that amount earlier in the year.

Taylor's shock second round exit at the recent World Championship means he loses £190,000 from his previous total earned at 2010 event, while Lewis's £200,000 first prize which matches his amount last year, piles the pressure on The Power.

The most notable mover in the rankings is world finalist Andy Hamilton. The Hammer produced a number of magnificent performances to reach his first world final, but came up short against Jackpot on Monday night.

He picked up the biggest pay cheque of his career however, with the £100,000 rocketing him up to seventh in the world, having been outside the world's elite top 16 prior to the event.

Other notable climbers include Kim Huybrechts, who reached the Quarter-Finals on his debut at Ally Pally; the Belgian climbs 25 places to 44th, establishing himself as one of the top European stars on the tour.

He, along with Scott Rand, James Richardson and Dave Chisnall, will surely be among the contenders for best newcomer to the PDC at the annual awards dinner on January 3.

A number of big names have fallen down the list however, including five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld, Co Stompe and Ronnie Baxter, who drops out of the top 16.

James Wade, Gary Anderson and Simon Whitlock retain their places at number three, four and five respectively, as Wes Newton's rise continues; the Fleetwood ace now occupying sixth spot.

The top four players in the rankings will be joined by four wildcards in the 2012 Premier League. The lineup is expected to be confirmed on Wednesday.

The next televised event on the PDC calendar is the World Cup of Darts, to be played from February 3-5.

PDC Order of Merit - Top 64 following the 2012 World Championship

Previous Pos, Current Pos, Country, Prize Money
 
1 1 Taylor, Phil £665,100
2 2 Lewis, Adrian £558,800
3 3 Wade, James £383,700
4 4 Anderson, Gary £329,300
5 5 Whitlock, Simon £233,700
7 6 Newton, Wesley £215,400
17 7 Hamilton, Andy £212,900
6 8 Webster, Mark £183,400
8 9 Barneveld, Raymond van £168,300
9 10 Painter, Kevin £161,700
10 11 Jenkins, Terry £161,200
11 12 Walsh, Mark £154,500
14 13 Jones, Wayne £143,600
12 14 Voort, Vincent van der £140,700
15 15 Lloyd, Colin £136,300
16 16 King, Mervyn £132,000
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21 17 Nicholson, Paul £124,850
13 18 Baxter, Ronnie £121,100
18 19 Caven, Jamie £120,600
20 20 Smith, Andy £116,700
19 21 Ovens, Denis £114,100
25 22 Pipe, Justin £105,500
23 23 Osborne, Colin £102,700
28 24 Part, John £101,800
24 25 Tabern, Alan £96,300
22 26 Stompé, Co £88,000
26 27 Brown, Steve England £87,300
27 28 Dolan, Brendan £83,200
29 29 Wright, Peter £82,900
30 30 Beaton, Steve £79,800
34 31 Burnett, Richie £76,000
38 32 Chisnall,Dave £74,600
33 33 Hylton, Mark £72,900
31 34 Thornton, Robert £70,400
35 35 Klaasen, Jelle £69,200
40 36 Farmer, Steve £62,700
39 37 Gerwen, Michael van £60,700
32 38 Dudbridge, Mark £60,500
37 39 Priestley, Dennis £55,650
36 40 Bates, Barrie £53,300
43 41 Rand, Scott £52,000
44 42 Henderson,John £44,200
46 43 Heydon, Nigel £40,600
69 44 Huybrechts,Kim £39,100
42 45 Eccles, Tony £38,500
50 46 Smith, Dennis £36,500
49 47 Scholten, Roland £34,800
41 48 McDine, Kevin £30,700
52 49 Cullen, Joe £30,500
51 50 Suljovic, Mensur £30,300
59 51 Alcinas, Antonio £27,100
61 52 Smith, Michael £26,800
48 53 Maish, Steve £24,950
65 54 White, Ian £23,500
47 55 Hine, Steve £22,900
45 56 Shepherd, Kirk £22,100
55 57 O’Connor, William £21,700
57 58 Evans, Steven £21,600
57 58 Thompson, Chris £21,600
60 60 Ayres, Tony £21,000
85 61 Richardson,James £18,600
74 62 Caris, Magnus £18,300
54 63 Artut, Jyhan £18,200
53 64 Roy, Alex £18,000

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