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PDC Order of Merit following the 2020 World Matchplay: Van den Bergh enters top 16

PDC Order of Merit following the 2020/21 World Darts Championship

Jamie Shaw in Order of Merit 05 Jan 2021
Price raises the Sid Waddell Trophy (Photo by Chris Dean/PDC)

Gerwyn Price has become the new world number one following his World Darts Championship triumph, ending Michael van Gerwen’s seven-year reign at the top of the PDC Order of Merit.

Price defeated rival Gary Anderson 7-3 in Sunday’s final at Alexandra Palace to claim his first world title, with the £500,000 top prize elevating him from third to first in the PDC Order of Merit.

Price became the tenth different PDC World Champion and the first to have achieved the feat as a product of Qualifying School, having earned his Tour Card in 2014 – just two weeks after Van Gerwen’s spell as world number one had begun.

He succeeds Peter Wright as World Champion and becomes the tenth different world number one in PDC history.

Van Gerwen, who had held down top spot since claiming his first world title in 2014, will start the new season more than £250,000 adrift of Price and just £23,000 clear of Wright in third.

Despite suffering a shock Second Round exit, 2018 World Champion Rob Cross climbs one place to fourth, securing an automatic spot in the 2021 Premier League.

Anderson had been projected to drop out of the world’s top 16 following the William Hill World Championship, but his run to a fifth world final has seen him climb five places to eighth.

Premier League finalist Nathan Aspinall is up one place to fifth, while Dave Chisnall – who whitewashed MVG 5-0 en route to the Semi-Finals at Ally Pally – moves up two places to sixth.

Michael Smith, a beaten world finalist two years ago, was knocked out by Jason Lowe in the Last 64 and has consequently dropped five places in the PDC Order of Merit to ninth.

Krzysztof Ratajski, who reached the Quarter-Finals at Ally Pally for the first time, is up one place to 14th, while Ian White drops two places to 12th.

Premier League champion Glen Durrant ends his first two-year stint as a PDC professional in 13th position, with World Matchplay champion Dimitri van den Bergh in tenth.

Stephen Bunting’s sensational run to the Semi-Finals has catapulted him nine places to 17th, less than £15,000 adrift of a return to the elite top 16.

Two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis, who was beaten in the Last 64 by America’s Danny Baggish, falls a further three places to 24th.

Gabriel Clemens, who knocked out defending champion Wright, and Ricky Evans – who was beaten by MVG in a thriller – both climb two places to 29th and 30th respectively.

Dirk van Duijvenbode, who enjoyed a superb run to the Quarter-Finals to continue his rapid rise, jumps a further eleven places to 32nd – a landmark achievement for the Dutch star.

Despite his sudden death defeat to Gerwyn Price, 2019 quarter-finalist Brendan Dolan drops four places and out of the top 32 to 34th.

Luke Humphries, who also reached the Last Eight two years ago but was beaten by Paul Lim in Round Two this year, drops eight places to 42nd.

Ryan Joyce, quarter-finalist on his debut two years ago, falls seven places to 44th, while Lithuania’s Darius Labanauskas is up three places to 43rd.

Andy Boulton is among the other sharp climbers as he moves up seven places to 51st, while Latvia’s Madars Razma is up eight places to 53rd.

Adam Hunt, who reached the Last 32 for the first time, surges up 17 places to 59th, while debutant Jason Lowe rockets 18 places to 63rd after his first year as a Tour Card holder.

Benito van de Pas, who failed to qualify for the tournament, is down 15 places to 70th, and Jamie Lewis also drops 15 places to 78th despite reaching Round Two and being beaten in a deciding set by eventual champion Price.

Jeff Smith, Ryan Murray and Scott Waites are up 14, 14 and 13 places respectively, while 2006 semi-finalist Wayne Jones climbs 15 places to 80th.

Lisa Ashton ends her first full season as a PDC Tour Card holder in 98th position, climbing eight places in the PDC Order of Merit after her First Round defeat to Adam Hunt.

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PDC Order of Merit following 2020/21 World Darts Championship

Position Name Total Prize Money
1 Gerwyn Price £1,317,500
2 Michael van Gerwen £1,044,750
3 Peter Wright £1,021,000
4 Rob Cross £516,000
5 Nathan Aspinall £457,750
6 Dave Chisnall £440,750
7 James Wade £432,500
8 Gary Anderson £421,250
9 Michael Smith £416,750
10 Dimitri Van den Bergh £387,750
11 Daryl Gurney £358,500
11 Ian White £358,500
13 Glen Durrant £357,750
14 Krzysztof Ratajski £324,500
15 Jose de Sousa £314,250
16 Joe Cullen £291,500
17 Stephen Bunting £277,500
18 Jonny Clayton £263,000
19 Simon Whitlock £262,000
20 Mervyn King £258,250
21 Mensur Suljovic £257,250
22 Jeffrey de Zwaan £211,000
23 Chris Dobey £209,000
24 Adrian Lewis £208,750
25 Danny Noppert £207,250
26 Jermaine Wattimena £205,000
27 Jamie Hughes £188,750
28 Vincent van der Voort £188,000
29 Gabriel Clemens £185,000
30 Ricky Evans £181,000
31 Devon Petersen £170,750
32 Dirk van Duijvenbode £168,000
33 Steve Beaton £153,250
34 Brendan Dolan £143,250
35 Keegan Brown £142,250
36 William O’Connor £139,000
37 Ryan Searle £134,000
38 Kim Huybrechts £133,750
39 Max Hopp £123,750
40 John Henderson £123,500
41 Ross Smith £121,000
42 Luke Humphries £117,500
43 Darius Labanauskas £116,250
44 Ryan Joyce £103,750
45 Steve West £99,250
46 Darren Webster £96,000
47 Steve Lennon £85,000
48 Luke Woodhouse £84,000
49 Justin Pipe £80,250
50 Ron Meulenkamp £79,000
51 Andy Boulton £72,750
52 Damon Heta £72,250
53 Madars Razma £68,500
54 Mickey Mansell £65,000
55 Josh Payne £63,000
56 Jelle Klaasen £61,000
57 Harry Ward £54,750
58 Matthew Edgar £54,250
59 Adam Hunt £51,500
60 Kyle Anderson £49,250
61 Cristo Reyes £49,000
62 Ted Evetts £48,500
63 Jason Lowe £48,000
64 James Wilson £44,750
65 Mark McGeeney £44,000
66 Maik Kuivenhoven £41,000
67 Martin Schindler £40,500
68 Callan Rydz £38,000
69 Jan Dekker £37,500
70 Benito van de Pas £36,000
71 Rowby-John Rodriguez £35,000
72 Simon Stevenson £34,000
72 Robert Thornton £34,000
74 Martijn Kleermaker £33,250
75 Scott Waites £33,000
76 Ryan Murray £32,750
77 Jeff Smith £32,500
78 Jamie Lewis £31,500
79 Niels Zonneveld £31,000
80 Wayne Jones £30,500
81 Karel Sedlacek £28,000
82 Scott Baker £27,250
83 Derk Telnekes £25,500
83 Marko Kantele £25,500
85 Danny Baggish £25,000
86 Gavin Carlin £24,750
87 Andy Hamilton £24,000
87 Joe Murnan £24,000
89 Nick Kenny £23,000
89 Mike De Decker £23,000
89 Geert Nentjes £23,000
92 Conan Whitehead £22,750
93 Richard North £22,500
94 Kirk Shepherd £20,500
95 Boris Krcmar £20,000
96 Nico Kurz £19,000
96 Ryan Meikle £19,000
98 Lisa Ashton £18,500
98 Christian Bunse £18,500
100 Toni Alcinas £17,500
101 Reece Robinson £16,500
102 Matt Clark £16,250
103 Diogo Portela £15,500
103 Bradley Brooks £15,500
105 Cameron Caroliseen £15,000
105 Edward Foulkes £15,000
105 Paul Lim £15,000
108 William Borland £14,500
109 John Michael £14,000
110 Carl Wilkinson £13,500
111 Adrian Gray £13,000
112 Vincent van der Meer £12,500
113 Daniel Larsson £12,000
113 Ciaran Teehan £12,000
113 David Pallett £12,000
113 Yordi Meeuwisse £12,000
117 David Evans £11,500
117 Keane Barry £11,500
119 Kai Fan Leung £11,000
119 Alan Tabern £11,000
121 Jonathan Worsley £10,500
122 Jesus Noguera £9,750
123 Scott Mitchell £8,500
124 Steve Brown £8,000
125 Amit Gilitwala £7,500
125 Chengan Liu £7,500
125 Danny Lauby £7,500
125 Deta Hedman £7,500
125 Di Zhuang £7,500
125 Dmitriy Gorbunov £7,500
125 Gordon Mathers £7,500
125 Haupai Puha £7,500
125 James Bailey £7,500
125 Lourence Ilagan £7,500
125 Matt Campbell £7,500
125 Toru Suzuki £7,500
125 Barrie Bates £7,500
125 Kyle McKinstry £7,500
125 Nathan Derry £7,500
140 Krzysztof Kciuk £7,250
141 Martin Atkins (Wigan) £7,000
141 Mike van Duivenbode £7,000
143 Peter Jacques £6,500
143 Robert Collins £6,500
145 Gary Blades £5,000
145 Andrew Gilding £5,000
147 Scott Taylor £4,500
148 Adam Gawlas £4,000
148 Matthew Dennant £4,000
148 Franz Roetzsch £4,000
148 Steffen Siepmann £4,000
148 Darren Penhall £4,000
148 Wesley Harms £4,000
154 Ritchie Edhouse £3,500
154 Harald Leitinger £3,500
156 Jitse van der Wal £3,000
156 Robert Marijanovic £3,000
156 Ronny Huybrechts £3,000
156 Eddie Lovely £3,000
160 Jim Willaims £2,500
160 Arjan Konterman £2,500
160 Michael Barnard £2,500
163 Aaron Beeney £2,000
163 Kevin Doets £2,000
163 Andreas Harrysson £2,000
163 Michael Unterbuchner £2,000
163 Ricardo Pietreczko £2,000
163 Dragutin Horvat £2,000
163 Lukas Wenig £2,000
163 Lewis Williams £2,000
163 Rhys Hayden £2,000
163 Wesley Plaisier £2,000
173 Brian Raman £1,500
173 Nathan Rafferty £1,500
175 Arsen Ballaj £1,000
175 Mario Vandenbogaerde £1,000
175 Michael Rosenauer £1,000
175 Philipp Hagemann £1,000
175 Scott Marsh £1,000
175 Sebastian Pohl £1,000
175 Simeon Heinz £1,000
175 Tytus Kanik £1,000
175 Kai Gotthardt £1,000
175 Markus Buffler £1,000
175 Mindaugas Barauskas £1,000
175 Pero Ljubic £1,000
175 Stefan Bellmont £1,000
175 Boris Koltsov £1,000
175 Cody Harris £1,000
175 Adam Huckvale £1,000
175 Benjamin Pratnemer £1,000
175 Carl Hamilton £1,000
175 Dom Taylor £1,000
175 Geert De Vos £1,000
175 Graham Usher £1,000
175 Jason Askew £1,000
175 Jeffrey Van Egdom £1,000
175 Ryan Harrington £1,000
175 Stephen Burton £1,000
200 Richie Burnett £500
200 Justin Hood £500
200 Cameron Menzies £500
200 Connor Scutt £500
200 James Hubbard £500
200 Maikel Verberk £500