Humphries tops Development Tour rankings for second successive year as Evetts regains Tour Card

Jamie Shaw in PDC Darts News 5 Nov 2018
Humphries denies Van den Bergh on the countback rule (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Luke Humphries finished top of the PDC Development Tour Order of Merit for the second successive year, while Ted Evetts secured a coveted two-year Tour Card following the final event of the season.

Humphries, 23, picked up two Development Tour titles in another impressive campaign which saw him reach a further two Semi-Finals.

The PDC Tour Card holder, who featured in last year's World Championship and this year's UK Open, ended the campaign on £8,000 at the top of the ranking list, finishing above Dimitri van den Bergh by virtue of the countback rule.

Van den Bergh, the reigning World Youth Champion, claimed the Development Tour 19 title on Sunday with a 5-3 victory over Geert Nentjes in the final.

The success was the Belgian's 11th Development Tour title and marked an ideal preparation for the defence of his World Youth Championship title in Wigan on Monday.

Event 20 saw Evetts edge out Christian Bunse 5-4 in the final to finish in third spot and regain a PDC Tour Card, with both Van den Bergh and Humphries already on the main circuit.

The victory also secured Evetts a place in the 2018/19 William Hill World Championship alongside Nentjes - who will make his debut at Alexandra Palace after finishing in fourth position.

The top 73 players on the Development Tour Order of Merit qualify for the World Youth Championship alongside 21 international representatives.

This has now been extended to 77 after Rusty-Jake Rodriguez and Bradley Brooks have already qualified for the event via the JDC Order of Merit, Dawson Murschell claimed his place through the North American Championship and New Zealand qualifier Tahuna Irwin withdrew following travel difficulties.

The top 32 players from the Development Tour Order of Merit are seeded for the group stage, with the eventual finalists battling it out for the £10,000 top prize at Butlins Minehead on November 25.

PDC Development Tour Order of Merit (Top 75 only)


1 Luke Humphries £8,000
1 Dimitri Van den Bergh £8,000
3 Ted Evetts £7,800
4 Geert Nentjes £6,350
5 Martin Schindler £5,950
6 George Killington £5,300
7 Rowby-John Rodriguez £5,200
8 Ryan Meikle £4,450
9 Niels Zonneveld £4,400
10 Christian Bunse £4,350
11 Jarred Cole £4,150
12 Nathan Rafferty £3,750
13 Berry van Peer £3,650
14 Kenny Neyens £3,400
15 Rob Hewson £3,300
15 Wessel Nijman £3,300
17 Bradley Brooks £3,000
18 Jimmy Hendriks £2,800
18 Dawson Murschell £2,800
20 George Gardner £2,650
21 Bradley Kirk £2,400
21 Justin van Tergouw £2,400
23 Mike De Decker £2,350
23 Rhys Griffin £2,350
25 Tommy Wilson £2,250
26 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £2,100
26 Lee Budgen £2,100
28 Rhys Hayden £2,050
29 Brian Raman £2,000
29 Scott Dale £2,000
29 Melvin de Fijter £2,000
29 Joe Davis £2,000
33 William Borland £1,900
33 Josh McCarthy £1,900
35 Callan Rydz £1,800
36 Harry Ward £1,750
37 Danny Van Trijp £1,700
37 Jordan Boyce £1,700
39 Jeffrey de Zwaan £1,650
40 Tom Lonsdale £1,600
41 Shane McGuirk £1,500
41 Lewis Pride £1,500
41 Greg Ritchie £1,500
44 Mike van Duivenbode £1,350
45 Kevin Doets £1,250
45 Nico Blum £1,250
47 Patrick van den Boogaard £1,200
48 Dean Finn £1,150
49 Callum Loose £1,050
50 John Brown £1,000
50 Sven Groen £1,000
50 Mark Baxter £1,000
50 Maikel Verberk £1,000
54 Thomas Lovely £950
54 Carl Batchelor £950
56 Justin Smith £900
57 Hendrik Eggermann £850
57 Jaikob Selby-Rivas £850
59 Dylan Powell £800
60 Scott Jackson £750
60 Christopher Haensch £750
60 Jakob Kelly £750
63 Fred Box £700
64 Jack Male £650
64 Nico Schlund £650
64 Adam Paxton £650
64 Danny Key £650
68 Conor Mayes £600
68 Keelan Kay £600
68 Sebastian Pohl £600
68 Jack Vincent £600
68 Adam Watson £600
68 Andrew Davidson £600
68 Declan Cox £600
75 Jack Main £550
75 Aaron Holdstock £550
75 Callum Matthews £550


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Humphries tops Development Tour rankings for second successive year as Evetts regains Tour Card

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