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PDC Order of Merit following PDC Super Series 3 in Niedernhausen

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Dirk van Duijvenbode has continued his ascent up the PDC Order of Merit following the third batch of Players Championship events this season.

Van Duijvenbode claimed his first ProTour title at Players Championship 11 in Niedernhausen before finishing runner-up the following day.

The 2020 World Grand Prix finalist has subsequently climbed seven places in the main PDC Order of Merit to a career-high 24th and within sight of the Dutch number two spot for a World Cup place later this year.

Van Duijvenbode is all but guaranteed a place in July’s Betfred World Matchplay via the ProTour Order of Merit, as well as the Grand Prix and Players Championship Finals later in the year.

Jose De Sousa, who secured the Players Championship 9 title last week, is up four places from 15th to 11th, leapfrogging Daryl Gurney, Krzysztof Ratajski and Ian White.

Dimitri van den Bergh remains in ninth spot after picking up his first Players Championship title in the final event of the quartet but is now closing in on the elite top eight.

Two-time major champion Gurney has dropped four places to 11th to 15th, while Stoke ace White drops one place to 13th after a below-par campaign in Germany.

Rivals Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright continue to trade places, with ‘Snakebite’ climbing back above MVG into second spot despite opting out of PDC Super Series 3.

Jeffrey de Zwaan has dropped five places to 29th having skipped the recent ProTour quadruple-header, while a resurgent Jamie Hughes is up three places to 26th as he continues his recovery after recent surgery on his elbow.

Two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis, who was also absent in Niedernhausen, is now in danger of dropping out of the world’s top 32 this season after slipping a further six places to 31st.

Martijn Kleermaker, who enjoyed a superb run to his first PDC ranking final during Super Series 3, has climbed five places to 59th despite missing the World Championship in December due to a positive Covid test.

Former BDO World Champion Scott Mitchell, who secured his Tour Card at Q School earlier this year, has climbed a further five places to 86th in the PDC Order of Merit and is firmly on his way to securing a debut appearance at Alexandra Palace in December.

Aaron Beeney’s landmark run to a first ProTour Semi-Final has seen him break into the world’s top 100 for the first time and into the provisional qualification places for the World Championship.

Raymond van Barneveld, who reached the Quarter-Finals of Players Championship Ten, remains within £5,000 of the final provisional World Matchplay spot from the ProTour Order of Merit, which is currently occupied by Ryan Searle.

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PDC Order of Merit following Super Series 3

Position Name Total Prize Money
1 Gerwyn Price £1,289,000
2 Peter Wright £1,010,500
3 Michael van Gerwen £972,000
4 James Wade £491,000
5 Rob Cross £452,500
6 Gary Anderson £424,250
7 Dave Chisnall £410,250
8 Michael Smith £407,500
9 Dimitri Van den Bergh £382,250
10 Nathan Aspinall £345,500
11 Jose de Sousa £334,000
12 Glen Durrant £330,500
13 Ian White £328,250
14 Krzysztof Ratajski £321,750
15 Daryl Gurney £317,000
16 Joe Cullen £292,250
17 Jonny Clayton £268,000
18 Stephen Bunting £264,000
19 Simon Whitlock £256,750
20 Mervyn King £248,500
21 Mensur Suljovic £246,000
22 Danny Noppert £210,000
23 Chris Dobey £204,000
24 Dirk van Duijvenbode £199,250
25 Devon Petersen £186,250
26 Jamie Hughes £185,000
27 Vincent van der Voort £183,750
28 Gabriel Clemens £183,250
29 Jeffrey de Zwaan £183,250
30 Jermaine Wattimena £180,750
31 Adrian Lewis £176,750
32 Brendan Dolan £166,000
33 Luke Humphries £164,000
34 Ricky Evans £160,500
35 Steve Beaton £134,750
36 Ryan Searle £134,000
37 William O’Connor £130,500
38 Kim Huybrechts £124,250
39 Keegan Brown £123,250
40 Darius Labanauskas £122,000
41 Max Hopp £113,250
42 John Henderson £106,000
43 Ross Smith £104,000
44 Ryan Joyce £101,250
45 Damon Heta £90,500
46 Steve West £86,500
47 Luke Woodhouse £82,500
48 Steve Lennon £80,000
49 Darren Webster £79,500
50 Ron Meulenkamp £79,250
51 Justin Pipe £70,000
52 Andy Boulton £69,250
53 Madars Razma £68,750
54 Adam Hunt £59,500
55 Mickey Mansell £57,500
56 Jason Lowe £57,000
57 Callan Rydz £56,500
58 Jelle Klaasen £55,250
59 Martijn Kleermaker £49,750
60 Matthew Edgar £49,000
61 Maik Kuivenhoven £44,500
62 Josh Payne £43,000
63 Jeff Smith £40,500
64 Scott Waites £40,500
65 Ted Evetts £37,500
66 James Wilson £37,250
67 Mark McGeeney £37,000
68 Ryan Murray £36,250
69 Karel Sedlacek £33,000
70 Wayne Jones £32,000
71 Cristo Reyes £32,000
72 Andy Hamilton £29,000
73 Derk Telnekes £28,500
74 Nick Kenny £27,500
75 Mike De Decker £26,500
76 Ryan Meikle £25,500
77 Boris Krcmar £22,500
78 Lisa Ashton £21,500
79 Alan Soutar £19,250
80 William Borland £18,500
81 Peter Jacques £17,500
82 Kai Fan Leung £17,500
83 Bradley Brooks £17,500
84 Ciaran Teehan £16,500
85 Alan Tabern £16,250
86 Scott Mitchell £14,250
87 Krzysztof Kciuk £14,250
88 Raymond van Barneveld £14,250
89 Rowby-John Rodriguez £12,500
90 Jesus Noguera £12,250
91 Daniel Larsson £12,000
92 Martin Atkins £10,500
93 Martin Schindler £9,500
94 Steve Brown £9,000
95 Aaron Beeney £8,500
96 Chas Barstow £7,250
97 Gordon Mathers £7,000
98 John Brown £7,000
99 Robert Thornton £6,500
100 Ritchie Edhouse £6,250
101 Jason Heaver £6,000
102 Gary Blades £6,000
103 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £5,500
104 Eddie Lovely £5,500
105 Steffen Siepmann £5,500
106 Berry van Peer £5,000
107 Lewis Williams £5,000
108 Keane Barry £5,000
109 Luc Peters £4,500
110 Boris Koltsov £4,000
111 Geert De Vos £4,000
112 Gino Vos £4,000
113 Jon Worsley £4,000
114 Kirk Shepherd £4,000
115 Harald Leitinger £4,000
116 Darren Penhall £4,000
117 Wesley Harms £4,000
118 John Michael £3,750
119 Zoran Lerchbacher £3,500
120 Joe Murnan £3,500
121 Peter Hudson £3,500
122 Niels Zonneveld £3,250
123 Christian Kist £3,000
124 Kevin Doets £3,000
125 Jack Main £3,000
126 Martin Thomas £3,000
127 Jose Justicia £2,500
128 Michael Rasztovits £2,500
129 Andrew Gilding £2,500
130 Sebastian Bialecki £2,500
131 David Evans £2,500
132 Benito van de Pas £2,000
133 Vincent van der Meer £2,000
134 Geert Nentjes £2,000
135 Danny Baggish £2,000
136 Jake Jones £2,000
137 Ryan de Vreede £1,500
138 Lukas Wenig £1,500
139 Martin Lukeman £1,500
140 Pero Ljubic £1,000
141 Robert Marijanovic £1,000
142 Mike Warburton £1,000
143 Adam Gawlas £1,000
144 Gavin Carlin £1,000
145 Brett Claydon £1,000
146 Jim Williams £1,000
147 Rhys Griffin £1,000
148 Scott Taylor £1,000
149 Michael Unterbuchner £1,000
150 Davy Proosten £500
151 Florian Hempel £500
152 Patrick van den Boogaard £500
153 Kevin McDine £500
154 Michal Smejda £500
155 Scott Williams £500
156 Lorenzo Pronk £500