PDC Challenge Tour Order of Merit 2019: Edhouse takes early lead

Jamie Shaw in PDC Darts News 28 Jan 2019
Ritchie 'Madhouse' Edhouse celebrates (credit:PDC Europe)

Ritchie Edhouse leads the way at the top of the Challenge Tour Order of Merit following the first four events of the season.

Edhouse claimed his second career Challenge Tour title at Event Three in Wigan on Sunday, scooping the £2,000 top prize, while also reaching the Quarter-Finals of Event One.

Russia's Boris Koltsov took glory in Event Four from a field of almost 300 players thanks to a 5-4 victory over Dave Prins in the final and finds himself in second spot.

Koltsov is level on £2,250 with fellow 2018/19 World Championship qualifier Stephen Burton - who took victory in Event Two - having narrowly missed out on a Tour Card at Qualifying School a week ago.

Shaun Carroll marked his first Challenge Tour appearance since March 2017 by securing the Event One title after a 5-1 rout of Patrick Lynskey in the final.

Former UK Open semi-finalist Andrew Gilding, who averaged 114 in victory over Stuart Kellett along the way, reached the Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals and takes up tenth spot.

Former PDC World finalist Andy Hamilton made a bright start to his campaign after his Lakeside and Q School disappointment, reaching the Quarter-Finals of Event Three, as well as two Last 16s.

The winner of the Challenge Tour Order of Merit following Event 20 will book their place in the 2019/20 William Hill World Championship, while the top two will secure a two-year PDC Tour Card and players placed third to eighth will gain free entry to 2020 Qualifying School.



Challenge Tour Order of Merit (Top 32)

PositionPlayerPrize Money
1Ritchie Edhouse£2,600
2Boris Koltsov£2,250
3Stephen Burton£2,250
4Shaun Carroll£2,000
5Dave Prins£1,300
6Nathan Rafferty£1,300
7Mick Todd£1,100
8Patrick Lynskey£1,050
9Scott Taylor£1,000
10Andrew Gilding£800
11Jason Askew£800
12Andy Hamilton£750
13Diogo Portela£750
14Jason Wilson£600
15Ricky Williams£600
16Brett Claydon£550
17Dennis Nilsson£550
18Darren Herewini£500
19Dave Ladley£500
20Martin Atkins (Leeds)£500
21Danny van Trijp£400
22Darren Johnson£400
23Jeffrey de Graaf£400
24Wesley Plaisier£400
25William Borland£400
26Chris Quantock£350
27Cody Harris£350
28Dafydd Edwards£350
29Jesus Noguera£350
30Michael Rasztovits£350
31Stu Wilson£350
32Andrew Foster£300


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