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The race to the 2022 Betfred World Matchplay | Qualification set to culminate in Barnsley

Jamie Shaw in World Matchplay 07 Jul 2022
32 of the sport’s top stars will head to The Winter Gardens (Photo by Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

The race to secure places in the 2022 Betfred World Matchplay culminates with a quartet of Players Championship events in Barnsley.

Following Players Championship 18-21, which take place from July 8-11, the top 16 players from the Main Order of Merit will join the next 16 highest ranked players from the ProTour Order of Merit in the World Matchplay.

The star-studded 32-player field will battle it out for a record £800,000 prize fund at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool from July 16-24.

As it stands, Martin Schindler, Martin Lukeman and Madars Razma are in line to make their debuts in the prestigious major via the ProTour Order of Merit.

Krzysztof Ratajski and Dave Chisnall are looking to retain their places in the top 16 in order to be seeded, with Ryan Searle and Nathan Aspinall vying to overtake them.

Ross Smith occupies the 16th and final ProTour qualification place going into the decisive batch of floor events, leading Ricky Evans by virtue of the countback rule.

Adrian Lewis, the 2013 runner-up, will be looking to consolidate his place in the event, having failed to qualify last year.

Andrew Gilding is seeking a first Matchplay appearance since 2015, while Rowby-John Rodriguez’ sensational run to the European Matchplay final last weekend has moved him within £500 of the provisional qualification places.

Irish youngster Keane Barry is also vying to secure a debut at the Winter Gardens, alongside veteran campaigners Vincent van der Voort and Simon Whitlock.

Recent ProTour event winner Scott Williams is less than £3,000 adrift of the qualification places as he looks to defy the odds as a non Tour Card holder.

Players competing in Players Championships 18-21 who are not listed below can still qualify via the ProTour Order of Merit.

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Main PDC Order of Merit (Top 16 qualify as seeds)

Rank Name Prize Money
1 Peter Wright £1,194,500
2 Gerwyn Price £1,181,250
3 Michael van Gerwen £645,000
4 Michael Smith £641,000
5 James Wade £565,000
6 Gary Anderson £477,500
7 Jose de Sousa £458,250
8 Dimitri Van den Bergh £443,000
9 Jonny Clayton £439,500
10 Rob Cross £406,250
11 Luke Humphries £362,250
12 Danny Noppert £361,750
13 Joe Cullen £360,250
14 Dirk van Duijvenbode £323,250
15 Dave Chisnall £314,000
16 Krzysztof Ratajski £311,250
17 Ryan Searle £304,000
18 Nathan Aspinall £296,250
19 Damon Heta £260,750
20 Mervyn King £253,000

ProTour Order of Merit (Top 16 qualify)

Rank Name Prize Money
1 Damon Heta £95,750
2 Ryan Searle £87,500
3 Nathan Aspinall £84,750
4 Martin Schindler £56,250
5 Callan Rydz £53,000
6 Daryl Gurney £49,500
7 Stephen Bunting £47,250
8 Martin Lukeman £45,500
9 Kim Huybrechts £44,250
10 Chris Dobey £43,500
11 Brendan Dolan £43,500
12 Madars Razma £43,250
13 Gabriel Clemens £42,250
14 Andrew Gilding £36,000
15 Adrian Lewis £34,750
16 Ross Smith £34,000
17 Ricky Evans £34,000
18 Rowby-John Rodriguez £33,500
19 Keane Barry £32,750
20 Vincent van der Voort £32,000
21 Simon Whitlock £31,500
22 Scott Williams £31,250
23 Ritchie Edhouse £29,500
24 Mensur Suljovic £28,250
25 Mervyn King £28,000
26 Jim Williams £26,000
27 Adam Gawlas £26,000
28 Josh Rock £25,750
29 Ryan Meikle £24,750
30 Ryan Joyce £24,750
31 Danny Jansen £24,500
32 Martijn Kleermaker £23,750
33 Luke Woodhouse £23,500
34 Florian Hempel £23,000
35 Raymond van Barneveld £22,750
36 Ian White £22,000
37 Joe Murnan £21,750
38 Alan Soutar £21,750
39 Jamie Hughes £20,750
40 Keegan Brown £20,000

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