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World Darts Championship 2021/22 qualification update | Ten places remain

Jamie Shaw in World Darts Championship 10 Nov 2021
The Alexandra Palace awaits (credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

The field of players for the 2021/22 PDC World Darts Championship is close to being finalised, with just ten qualification places left up for grabs.

The William Hill World Championship will return to London’s Alexandra Palace from December 15, 2021 to January 3, 2022.

The sport’s most prestigious event will see 96 of the world’s leading players competing for £2.5 million in prize money and the Sid Waddell Trophy.

The top 32 players from the PDC Order of Merit will be joined by the next highest 32 players from the ProTour Order of Merit, plus a further 32 International Qualifiers.

Toyokazu Shibata, Nitin Kumar and Fabian Schmutzler were the latest players to secure International Qualifier spots last weekend, with Shibata and Kumar winning qualifying events in Japan and India respectively, while 16-year-old German sensation Schmutzler enjoyed a remarkable weekend on the European Development Tour.

The total of confirmed International Qualifiers now stands at 22, meaning only ten further places are available.

Lisa Ashton, Fallon Sherrock, Matt Campbell, Diogo Portela, Jim Williams and Boris Koltsov are among the other notable confirmed International Qualifiers.

The 32 ProTour qualifiers were finalised following Players Championship 30 last week, with Adam Hunt occupying the 32nd and final spot.

Non Tour Card holders Chas Barstow, Rowby-John Rodriguez and Rusty-Jake Rodriguez are also among the ProTour qualifiers, as well as debutants Lewy Williams, Florian Hempel and Jason Heaver.

The top 32 seeds remain subject to change, with the Grand Slam and Players Championship Finals still to come before the main event at Ally Pally.

The date and time of the draw for the 2021/22 World Darts Championship is yet to be confirmed, but is expected to be on Monday November 29.


World Darts Championship 2021/22 provisional field – Correct at Nov 10

PDC Order of Merit seeds (Top 32)

1. Gerwyn Price
2. Peter Wright
3. Michael van Gerwen
4. Dimitri Van den Bergh
5. James Wade
6. Gary Anderson
7. José de Sousa
8. Jonny Clayton
9. Nathan Aspinall
10. Michael Smith
11. Rob Cross
12. Krzysztof Ratajski
13. Joe Cullen
14. Dave Chisnall
15. Stephen Bunting
16. Dirk van Duijvenbode
17. Danny Noppert
18. Simon Whitlock
19. Luke Humphries
20. Mervyn King
21. Glen Durrant
22. Ryan Searle
23. Daryl Gurney
24. Gabriel Clemens
25. Ian White
26. Devon Petersen
27. Brendan Dolan
28. Mensur Suljović
29. Vincent van der Voort
30. Chris Dobey
31. Damon Heta
32. Kim Huybrechts

ProTour Order of Merit qualifiers

1. Callan Rydz
2. Ross Smith
3. Raymond van Barneveld
4. Ryan Joyce
5. Adrian Lewis
6. Scott Mitchell
7. Alan Soutar
8. Martijn Kleermaker
9. Darius Labanauskas
10. Ritchie Edhouse
11. Luke Woodhouse
12. Jamie Hughes
13. Maik Kuivenhoven
14. Rowby-John Rodriguez
15. Steve Beaton
16. William O’Connor
17. Jeff Smith
18. Ricky Evans
19. Keane Barry
20. Jason Heaver
21. William Borland
22. Ron Meulenkamp
23. Steve Lennon
24. Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
25. Lewy Williams
26. Florian Hempel
27. Jermaine Wattimena
28. Joe Murnan
29. Ryan Meikle
30. Chas Barstow
31. Ted Evetts
32. Adam Hunt

International Qualifiers

Lisa Ashton – Women’s Series OoM runner-up
Bradley Brooks – PDC UK Development Tour
Matt Campbell – PDC EU Challenge Tour
Lourence Ilagan – PDC Asia Philippines Qualifier
Boris Koltsov – EADC Qualifier
Nitin Kumar – Indian Qualifier
Daniel Larsson – PDCNB Order of Merit
Danny Lauby Jr. – CDC USA Tour
Charles Losper – African Qualifier
John Norman Jnr – CDC Canada Tour
Diogo Portela – Central/South America Qualifier
Madars Razma – PDCNB Order of Merit
Ben Robb – DPNZ Qualifier
Martin Schindler – PDC Europe Super League
Fabian Schmutzler – PDC Europe Development Tour
Fallon Sherrock – Women’s Series OoM leader
Toyokazu Shibata – Asian Tour Qualifier – Japan
KY Smith – Oceanic Masters Winner
Raymond Smith – DPA Qualifier
Lihao Wen – PDC China Champion
Jim Williams – PDC UK Challenge Tour
Yuki Yamada – PDJ Qualifier
TBD – West Europe Qualifier
TBD – East Europe Qualifier
TBD – Asian Tour Qualifier – Hong Kong
TBD – Asian Tour Qualifier – Singapore
TBD – South-West Europe Qualifier
TBD – South-East Europe Qualifier
TBD – CDC Continental Cup
TBD – World Youth Champion
TBD – PDPA Qualifier
TBD – PDPA Qualifier