PDC Order of Merit following the 2021 World Matchplay

Dimitri van den Bergh has climbed to a career-high fifth in the PDC Order of Merit following the 2021 World Matchplay.

Van den Bergh fell narrowly short of retaining the Betfred World Matchplay title on his first visit to the Winter Gardens, going down 18-9 to Peter Wright in last Sunday’s final.

The Belgian ace, who had claimed the £150,000 top prize on his debut 12 months ago, began his title defence as world number eight, but has climbed a further three places as a result of a successive final appearance.

He is now less than £10,000 adrift of James Wade in fourth as he bids to break in to the automatic qualification places for next season’s Premier League.

Wright claimed the Phil Taylor trophy for the first time in ruthless fashion and has closed the gap on Gerwyn Price at the top of the PDC Order of Merit.

Wright is yet to secure the world number one spot but and is back to within £200,000 of Price, however the colourful Scot is defending his World Championship triumph from two years ago against his ranking come January.

The top four remain unchanged, while Dave Chisnall and Jose De Sousa have each climbed two places to seventh and eighth respectively.

Michael Smith, who was World Matchplay runner-up in 2019, drops two places to ninth, while Rob Cross – who beat Smith in that final – has slipped seven places to 12th as a result of his shock Second Round defeat to Callan Rydz last week.

Krzysztof Ratajski’s run to a first PDC major Semi-Final sees him climb two places to 11th, while Joe Cullen and Jonny Clayton also rise two places apiece.

Glen Durrant, a semi-finalist in Blackpool two years ago, was beaten in Round One on his return and has consequently dropped three places to 15th amid a concerning slump in form.

Daryl Gurney’s First Round defeat to Ian White has seen him drop out of the world’s top 16, with White leapfrogging the two-time major winner.

Luke Humphries, who enjoyed a prolific First Round win over James Wade on his Matchplay debut, is up four places to 27th, with Brendan Dolan and Jermaine Wattimena also climbing two places despite their First Round exits.

Rydz came into the event as the lowest ranked player in the field, and his impressive debut run to the Quarter-Finals has seen him surge eight places to world number 46.

Adrian Lewis drops three places to 31st after failing to qualify for the World Matchplay for the first time since 2004.

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PDC Order of Merit following the World Matchplay

Position Name Total Prize Money
1 Gerwyn Price £1,294,000
2 Peter Wright £1,112,250
3 Michael van Gerwen £982,750
4 James Wade £464,750
5 Dimitri Van den Bergh £455,750
6 Gary Anderson £429,750
7 Dave Chisnall £386,750
8 Jose de Sousa £365,500
9 Michael Smith £358,750
10 Nathan Aspinall £342,000
11 Krzysztof Ratajski £336,750
12 Rob Cross £320,500
13 Joe Cullen £296,500
14 Jonny Clayton £273,250
15 Glen Durrant £269,000
16 Ian White £261,500
17 Daryl Gurney £261,500
18 Stephen Bunting £245,250
19 Simon Whitlock £227,750
20 Mervyn King £226,500
21 Dirk van Duijvenbode £217,000
22 Mensur Suljovic £215,500
23 Danny Noppert £207,500
24 Chris Dobey £196,500
25 Gabriel Clemens £193,500
26 Devon Petersen £191,500
27 Luke Humphries £184,750
28 Brendan Dolan £181,750
29 Vincent van der Voort £178,000
30 Jermaine Wattimena £167,750
31 Adrian Lewis £164,750
32 Jeffrey de Zwaan £164,250
33 Ricky Evans £149,500
34 Ryan Searle £147,500
35 Jamie Hughes £141,750
36 Kim Huybrechts £124,750
37 William O’Connor £122,750
38 Ross Smith £120,000
39 Darius Labanauskas £115,000
40 Steve Beaton £109,750
41 Damon Heta £105,500
42 Ryan Joyce £104,000
43 Keegan Brown £95,500
44 John Henderson £90,000
45 Max Hopp £88,750
46 Callan Rydz £87,500
47 Steve West £83,500
48 Luke Woodhouse £81,250
49 Steve Lennon £77,000
50 Ron Meulenkamp £72,250
51 Andy Boulton £66,750
52 Darren Webster £66,000
53 Madars Razma £65,750
54 Jason Lowe £61,000
55 Adam Hunt £61,000
56 Justin Pipe £59,000
57 Mickey Mansell £56,500
58 Martijn Kleermaker £56,000
59 Jelle Klaasen £52,250
60 Maik Kuivenhoven £51,500
61 Matthew Edgar £47,500
62 Jeff Smith £45,000
63 Scott Waites £42,500
64 Josh Payne £42,000
65 James Wilson £36,750
66 Ryan Murray £36,250
67 Ted Evetts £35,750
68 Karel Sedlacek £35,000
69 Wayne Jones £32,000
70 Mark McGeeney £31,000
71 Andy Hamilton £30,000
72 Ryan Meikle £29,000
73 Derk Telnekes £29,000
74 Nick Kenny £28,500
75 Mike De Decker £28,500
76 Boris Krcmar £27,500
77 Cristo Reyes £27,500
78 William Borland £22,500
79 Lisa Ashton £22,000
80 Alan Soutar £21,250
81 Bradley Brooks £21,000
82 Raymond van Barneveld £20,500
83 Scott Mitchell £20,000
84 Alan Tabern £19,250
85 Ciaran Teehan £18,500
86 Krzysztof Kciuk £18,250
87 Kai Fan Leung £18,000
88 Peter Jacques £18,000
89 Jesus Noguera £15,250
90 Rowby-John Rodriguez £15,000
91 Martin Schindler £14,500
92 Chas Barstow £13,500
93 Steve Brown £13,500
94 Martin Atkins £13,000
95 Daniel Larsson £12,000
96 Ritchie Edhouse £11,500
97 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £10,000
98 Aaron Beeney £10,000
99 Eddie Lovely £9,000
100 Jason Heaver £9,000
101 Gary Blades £8,500
102 Gordon Mathers £8,500
103 Niels Zonneveld £8,250
104 Robert Thornton £8,000
105 John Brown £8,000
106 Kevin Doets £7,500
107 Keane Barry £7,500
108 Lewis Williams £7,500
109 Luc Peters £7,000
110 Geert De Vos £6,500
111 Joe Murnan £6,000
112 Zoran Lerchbacher £5,500
113 Steffen Siepmann £5,500
114 Jack Main £5,000
115 Boris Koltsov £5,000
116 Jon Worsley £5,000
117 Berry van Peer £5,000
118 Kirk Shepherd £4,500
119 John Michael £4,250
120 David Evans £4,000
121 Geert Nentjes £4,000
122 Peter Hudson £4,000
123 Martin Thomas £4,000
124 Andrew Gilding £4,000
125 Gino Vos £4,000
126 Harald Leitinger £4,000
127 Darren Penhall £4,000
128 Wesley Harms £4,000
129 Florian Hempel £3,500
130 Danny Baggish £3,500
131 Martin Lukeman £3,500
132 Michael Rasztovits £3,500
133 Jose Justicia £3,000
134 Christian Kist £3,000
135 Jake Jones £2,500
136 Sebastian Bialecki £2,500
137 Adam Gawlas £2,000
138 Ryan de Vreede £2,000
139 Kevin McDine £2,000
140 Benito van de Pas £2,000
141 Vincent van der Meer £2,000
142 Jim McEwan £1,500
143 Lukas Wenig £1,500
144 Sean Fisher £1,000
145 Lorenzo Pronk £1,000
146 Pero Ljubic £1,000
147 Robert Marijanovic £1,000
148 Mike Warburton £1,000
149 Gavin Carlin £1,000
150 Brett Claydon £1,000
151 Jim Williams £1,000
152 Rhys Griffin £1,000
153 Scott Taylor £1,000
154 Michael Unterbuchner £1,000
155 Davy Proosten £500
156 Patrick van den Boogaard £500
157 Michal Smejda £500
158 Scott Williams £500

PDC Order of Merit following PDC Super Series 3 in Niedernhausen

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

PDC Order of Merit following the 2021 UK Open: Wade reclaims top four spot

James Wade has climbed to fourth in the PDC Order of Merit after picking up his third UK Open title on Sunday.

Having initially won the UK Open in 2008 and 2011, Wade ended a ten-year wait for his hat-trick by denying Luke Humphries his first major title with a dominant display in the final.

Wade’s success sees him join Phil Taylor in winning televised PDC titles across three decades and means he becomes only the third player in PDC history to enter double figures of televised trophies.

He also regains a spot in the world’s top four as a result, leapfrogging former World Champion Rob Cross in the Order of Merit.

Prize money from the 2019 UK Open was deducted following last week’s PDC Super Series, though there have been a number of significant movers following the season’s first ranked major.

Former World Youth Champion Humphries enjoyed a magnificent run to his first senior televised final and has subsequently climbed eight places to 33rd in the PDC Order of Merit.

Devon Petersen, who reached the Quarter-Finals of the UK Open for the first time since 2015, moves up two places to 30th as he continues his impressive progress.

Chris Dobey is up two places to 22nd after a resurgent run to the Last 16 – where he was eventually beaten by world number one Gerwyn Price.

Steve Beaton and William O’Connor have dropped two places to 35th and 37th respectively, while Daryl Gurney leapfrogs 2019 UK Open champion Nathan Aspinall into tenth position.

Peter Jacques, who regained his Tour Card at Qualifying School in January, embarked on a terrific run to the Last 16 and has climbed nine places to 80th.

Martijn Kleermaker is up five places to 64th after also reaching the Last 16 in Milton Keynes, having missed the recent World Championship due to a positive Covid test.

Alan Soutar’s storming start to life as a Tour Card holder continued with a run to the Last 16 on his UK Open debut, and the Scot is up a further eight places to 85th in the rankings.

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PDC Order of Merit following the 2021 UK Open

Position Name Total Prize Money
1 Gerwyn Price £1,293,500
2 Michael van Gerwen £1,044,500
3 Peter Wright £1,018,250
4 James Wade £524,250
5 Rob Cross £474,750
6 Dave Chisnall £433,250
7 Gary Anderson £424,750
8 Michael Smith £401,000
9 Dimitri Van den Bergh £375,250
10 Daryl Gurney £359,750
11 Nathan Aspinall £358,500
12 Ian White £353,000
13 Glen Durrant £344,500
14 Krzysztof Ratajski £329,250
15 Jose de Sousa £322,750
16 Joe Cullen £302,500
17 Jonny Clayton £281,000
18 Stephen Bunting £278,000
19 Simon Whitlock £267,000
20 Mensur Suljovic £257,000
21 Mervyn King £253,250
22 Chris Dobey £210,500
23 Danny Noppert £209,250
24 Jeffrey de Zwaan £207,000
25 Adrian Lewis £205,000
26 Vincent van der Voort £190,500
27 Jermaine Wattimena £189,750
28 Gabriel Clemens £187,750
29 Jamie Hughes £184,250
30 Devon Petersen £183,750
31 Dirk van Duijvenbode £177,750
32 Ricky Evans £176,500
33 Luke Humphries £155,500
34 Brendan Dolan £147,750
35 Steve Beaton £143,000
36 Keegan Brown £138,750
37 William O’Connor £138,000
38 Ryan Searle £133,500
39 Kim Huybrechts £130,250
40 Max Hopp £122,750
41 Darius Labanauskas £121,250
42 John Henderson £114,500
43 Ross Smith £107,500
44 Ryan Joyce £100,750
45 Darren Webster £94,500
46 Steve West £92,000
47 Luke Woodhouse £82,500
48 Damon Heta £81,750
49 Justin Pipe £81,250
50 Ron Meulenkamp £80,500
51 Steve Lennon £77,000
52 Andy Boulton £71,250
53 Madars Razma £70,250
54 Mickey Mansell £60,500
55 Jelle Klaasen £60,500
56 Callan Rydz £54,500
57 Adam Hunt £54,500
58 Matthew Edgar £51,000
59 Jason Lowe £50,000
60 Josh Payne £49,000
61 Ted Evetts £49,000
62 James Wilson £44,250
63 Mark McGeeney £44,000
64 Martijn Kleermaker £40,750
65 Maik Kuivenhoven £40,500
66 Cristo Reyes £40,000
67 Scott Waites £38,500
68 Jeff Smith £36,000
69 Ryan Murray £33,250
70 Karel Sedlacek £30,500
71 Wayne Jones £30,500
72 Derk Telnekes £27,000
73 Andy Hamilton £26,500
74 Nick Kenny £25,500
75 Mike De Decker £23,500
76 Ryan Meikle £20,500
77 Boris Krcmar £20,500
78 Lisa Ashton £19,500
79 Bradley Brooks £16,000
80 Peter Jacques £15,000
81 Ciaran Teehan £15,000
82 William Borland £14,500
83 Kai Fan Leung £14,000
84 Alan Tabern £12,500
85 Alan Soutar £12,250
86 Daniel Larsson £12,000
87 Jesus Noguera £11,750
88 Raymond van Barneveld £11,000
89 Krzysztof Kciuk £9,750
90 Martin Atkins £8,500
91 Steve Brown £8,000
92 John Brown £6,500
93 Gary Blades £6,000
94 Steffen Siepmann £5,500
95 Rowby-John Rodriguez £4,000
96 Eddie Lovely £4,000
97 Keane Barry £4,000
98 Harald Leitinger £4,000
99 Darren Penhall £4,000
100 Wesley Harms £4,000
101 Chas Barstow £3,500
102 Martin Schindler £3,000
103 Scott Mitchell £3,000
104 Aaron Beeney £3,000
105 Jon Worsley £3,000
106 Peter Hudson £2,500
107 Gordon Mathers £2,500
108 John Michael £2,250
109 David Evans £2,000
110 Sebastian Bialecki £2,000
111 Jack Main £2,000
112 Jake Jones £2,000
113 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £2,000
114 Martin Thomas £2,000
115 Kirk Shepherd £2,000
116 Luc Peters £1,500
117 Lewis Williams £1,500
118 Andrew Gilding £1,000
119 Gino Vos £1,000
120 Jim Williams £1,000
121 Kevin Doets £1,000
122 Rhys Griffin £1,000
123 Scott Taylor £1,000
124 Michael Rasztovits £1,000
125 Berry van Peer £1,000
126 Ritchie Edhouse £1,000
127 Geert Nentjes £1,000
128 Michael Unterbuchner £1,000
129 Geert De Vos £500
130 Martin Lukeman £500
131 Danny Baggish £500
132 Joe Murnan £500
133 Lorenzo Pronk £500
134 Zoran Lerchbacher £500
135 Adam Gawlas £500
136 Boris Koltsov £500
137 Brett Claydon £500

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

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

 

PDC Order of Merit following the Autumn Series: Heta and De Sousa among big movers

Damon Heta has climbed 36 places in the PDC Order of Merit following a landmark Autumn Series campaign, while Jose De Sousa has also made further inroads.

Heta, the reigning Brisbane Masters champion, picked up his first PDC ranking title in Event Two of the Autumn Series in Niederhausen before reaching the Quarter-Finals the following day.

The Australian ace racked up £13,250 in total across the five days, finishing fourth on the Autumn Series Order of Merit and securing a place in November’s Grand Slam.

Heta is now up to a career-high 80th on the main PDC Order of Merit, with only the power to add over the next 15 months, having secured his Tour Card at the beginning of this year.

Portugal’s De Sousa continues to go from strength-to-strength and has climbed a further six places to 43rd after picking up £8,000 in prize money during the Autumn Series.

In the top 16, World Matchplay champion Dimitri van den Bergh is up one place to eleventh, leapfrogging Ian White, while Krzysztof Ratajski has climbed above Mensur Suljovic into 14th.

Chris Dobey has risen one place to 18th, with Mervyn King up two places to 25th and World Youth Champion Luke Humphries having climbed three places to enter the world’s top 32 for the first time.

Darren Webster drops three places to 35th, with James Wilson falling four places to 46th and Kyle Anderson slipping to 48th after missing the Autumn Series.

Devon Petersen, who enjoyed a superb run to a final and hit a nine-darter in a blistering week of form, climbs one place to 51st.

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PDC Order of Merit following the Autumn Series

Position Name Total Prize Money
1 Michael van Gerwen £1,527,000
2 Peter Wright £911,500
3 Gerwyn Price £805,500
4 Michael Smith £555,500
5 Rob Cross £543,000
6 Nathan Aspinall £483,750
7 Daryl Gurney £443,250
8 James Wade £427,750
9 Gary Anderson £388,250
10 Dave Chisnall £370,250
11 Dimitri Van den Bergh £339,250
12 Ian White £332,250
13 Glen Durrant £303,250
14 Krzysztof Ratajski £282,500
15 Mensur Suljovic £279,500
16 Adrian Lewis £249,750
17 Simon Whitlock £244,000
18 Chris Dobey £226,500
19 Jonny Clayton £224,750
20 Stephen Bunting £224,500
21 Joe Cullen £217,500
22 Danny Noppert £205,750
23 Jermaine Wattimena £199,500
24 Jeffrey de Zwaan £192,750
25 Mervyn King £189,250
26 Steve Beaton £184,750
27 Ricky Evans £181,250
28 Vincent van der Voort £169,250
29 Max Hopp £166,750
30 Keegan Brown £162,250
31 Brendan Dolan £161,000
32 Luke Humphries £147,000
33 Jamie Hughes £145,750
34 John Henderson £143,500
35 Darren Webster £141,500
36 Gabriel Clemens £139,250
37 William O’Connor £124,250
38 Kim Huybrechts £121,000
39 Ryan Searle £120,250
40 Ryan Joyce £119,000
41 Steve West £112,000
42 Ross Smith £101,500
43 Jose de Sousa £96,250
44 Steve Lennon £95,500
45 Josh Payne £95,000
46 James Wilson £93,500
47 Cristo Reyes £89,500
48 Kyle Anderson £87,250
49 Jelle Klaasen £86,000
49 Ron Meulenkamp £86,000
51 Devon Petersen £84,250
52 Darius Labanauskas £84,000
53 Justin Pipe £73,750
54 Benito van de Pas £72,500
55 Luke Woodhouse £64,000
56 Martin Schindler £62,500
57 Mickey Mansell £59,000
58 Matthew Edgar £55,250
59 Richard North £54,500
60 Jan Dekker £54,000
61 Harry Ward £53,750
62 Jamie Lewis £53,000
63 Ted Evetts £47,500
64 Andy Boulton £47,250
65 Robert Thornton £45,250
66 Toni Alcinas £44,500
67 Simon Stevenson £44,000
68 Mark McGeeney £43,500
69 Madars Razma £43,000
70 Rowby-John Rodriguez £34,000
71 Scott Baker £24,250
72 Dirk van Duijvenbode £23,000
72 Geert Nentjes £23,000
74 Joe Murnan £22,500
75 Gavin Carlin £21,750
76 Conan Whitehead £20,000
77 Kirk Shepherd £19,000
78 Maik Kuivenhoven £18,500
79 Marko Kantele £18,000
80 Damon Heta £17,250
81 Christian Bunse £17,000
82 Niels Zonneveld £16,500
83 Matt Clark £15,750
84 Reece Robinson £15,000
84 Jason Lowe £15,000
86 Martijn Kleermaker £13,750
87 Carl Wilkinson £13,000
87 Adrian Gray £13,000
89 Vincent van der Meer £12,500
89 Jeff Smith £12,500
91 John Michael £12,000
91 Yordi Meeuwisse £12,000
93 Derk Telnekes £11,500
93 David Pallett £11,500
95 Mike De Decker £10,500
96 William Borland £10,000
97 Scott Waites £9,500
97 Jonathan Worsley £9,500
99 Karel Sedlacek £9,000
99 Wayne Jones £9,000
99 Alan Tabern £9,000
99 Kai Fan Leung £9,000
103 Boris Krcmar £7,500
103 Callan Rydz £7,500
103 Scott Mitchell £7,500
103 Nathan Derry £7,500
103 Kyle McKinstry £7,500
103 Barrie Bates £7,500
109 Nick Kenny £7,000
109 Martin Atkins (Wigan) £7,000
109 Mike van Duivenbode £7,000
112 Ryan Murray £6,500
112 Ryan Meikle £6,500
112 Andy Hamilton £6,500
115 Adam Hunt £6,000
115 Lisa Ashton £6,000
115 Bradley Brooks £6,000
115 Robert Collins £6,000
119 Steve Brown £5,500
120 Jesus Noguera £5,250
121 Peter Jacques £5,000
121 Andrew Gilding £5,000
123 Gary Blades £4,500
124 Ciaran Teehan £4,000
124 Wesley Harms £4,000
126 Harald Leitinger £3,000
126 Eddie Lovely £3,000
126 Darren Penhall £3,000
129 Arjan Konterman £2,500
129 Daniel Larsson £2,500
129 Michael Barnard £2,500
132 Jitse van der Wal £2,000
132 Steffen Siepmann £2,000
132 Matthew Dennant £2,000
132 Lewis Williams £2,000
132 Rhys Hayden £2,000
132 Ronny Huybrechts £2,000
132 Wesley Plaisier £2,000
139 Brian Raman £1,500
139 Scott Taylor £1,500
139 Krzysztof Kciuk £1,500
139 Nathan Rafferty £1,500
143 Aaron Beeney £1,000
143 Graham Usher £1,000
143 Carl Hamilton £1,000
143 Dom Taylor £1,000
143 Adam Huckvale £1,000
143 Jason Askew £1,000
143 Kevin Doets £1,000
143 Stephen Burton £1,000
143 Benjamin Pratnemer £1,000
143 Geert De Vos £1,000
143 Jeffrey Van Egdom £1,000
143 Ryan Harrington £1,000
155 Justin Hood £500
155 Maikel Verberk £500
155 Cameron Menzies £500
155 James Hubbard £500
155 Connor Scutt £500
155 Diogo Portela £500

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

Dimitri van den Bergh has broken into the world’s top 16 for the first time following his sensational World Matchplay triumph.

Van den Bergh entered his debut Betfred World Matchplay campaign as world number 26, but a remarkable run to victory in Milton Keynes has seen him climb 14 places to a career-high 12th on the PDC Order of Merit.

The 26-year-old defeated Gary Anderson 18-10 in the final to became only the tenth different winner of the prestigious tournament since 1994 and the first Belgian to win a major PDC title.

As well as the £150,000 top prize which sees him soar into the elite top 16, ‘The Dream Maker’ is now also assured of a place in November’s Grand Slam of Darts.

Anderson, who was bidding to defend his title winning prize money from 2018, drops one place into ninth and is leapfrogged by James Wade.

Michael Smith, who reached the Semi-Finals in Milton Keynes, has moved above 2019 Matchplay champion Rob Cross into fourth, becoming England’s top-ranked player.

Glen Durrant, who embarked on a run to the Last Four for the second successive year, continued his rapid rise in his first 18 months as a Tour Card holder, moving into 13th position.

Despite a resurgent run to the Quarter-Finals, Adrian Lewis has dropped two places to 16th, while fellow quarter-finalist Simon Whitlock slips out of the top 16 into 17th.

Mensur Suljovic and Krzysztof Ratajski both drop two places to 14th and 15th respectively, while Stephen Bunting and Joe Cullen both drop three places to 20th and 21st respectively.

Danny Noppert, who enjoyed an impressive First Round scalp of Gerwyn Price, is up two places to 22nd, becoming the new Dutch number two and putting himself in line for a debut in this year’s World Cup of Darts.

Jeffrey de Zwaan, who reached the Semi-Finals in Blackpool two years ago, is down three places to 24th after suffering a First Round exit at the hands of Durrant.

After failing to qualify for the World Matchplay, Mervyn King has dropped five places to 27th, while Vincent van der Voort’s superb run to the Quarter-Finals for the first time since 2009 sees him climb five places to 28th.

Darren Webster is down three places to 32nd after also failing to qualify, while Germany’s Gabriel Clemens climbs four places to 36th after reaching the Last 16 on debut.

Another debutant – Ryan Joyce – is also up three spots to 39th, having claimed his first PDC ranking title during the Summer Series earlier this month.

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PDC Order of Merit following the 2020 World Matchplay

Position Name Total Prize Money
1 Michael van Gerwen £1,535,250
2 Peter Wright £913,000
3 Gerwyn Price £809,000
4 Michael Smith £560,250
5 Rob Cross £545,750
6 Nathan Aspinall £486,000
7 Daryl Gurney £453,750
8 James Wade £425,000
9 Gary Anderson £390,750
10 Dave Chisnall £374,250
11 Ian White £357,500
12 Dimitri Van den Bergh £336,250
13 Glen Durrant £297,000
14 Mensur Suljovic £278,250
15 Krzysztof Ratajski £274,750
16 Adrian Lewis £262,750
17 Simon Whitlock £253,750
18 Jonny Clayton £226,250
19 Chris Dobey £223,500
19 Stephen Bunting £223,500
21 Joe Cullen £222,000
22 Danny Noppert £205,500
23 Jermaine Wattimena £196,500
24 Jeffrey de Zwaan £192,750
25 Steve Beaton £191,000
26 Ricky Evans £190,750
27 Mervyn King £189,250
28 Vincent van der Voort £170,250
29 Max Hopp £167,750
30 Keegan Brown £159,750
31 Brendan Dolan £158,500
32 Darren Webster £149,500
33 John Henderson £147,250
34 Jamie Hughes £143,250
34 Luke Humphries £143,250
36 Gabriel Clemens £140,250
37 Ryan Searle £128,250
38 William O’Connor £125,750
39 Ryan Joyce £121,500
40 Kim Huybrechts £120,250
41 Steve West £119,500
42 James Wilson £109,000
43 Ross Smith £102,500
44 Steve Lennon £99,250
45 Josh Payne £98,500
46 Kyle Anderson £95,750
47 Cristo Reyes £94,500
48 Ron Meulenkamp £92,000
49 Jose de Sousa £88,250
50 Jelle Klaasen £87,250
51 Darius Labanauskas £83,500
52 Devon Petersen £74,750
53 Justin Pipe £73,750
54 Benito van de Pas £72,000
55 Martin Schindler £68,250
56 Luke Woodhouse £64,500
57 Mickey Mansell £60,500
58 Jan Dekker £58,500
59 Richard North £57,000
60 Matthew Edgar £53,750
61 Jamie Lewis £53,500
62 Harry Ward £53,250
63 Robert Thornton £49,750
64 Toni Alcinas £47,500
65 Ted Evetts £46,000
66 Simon Stevenson £45,500
67 Andy Boulton £43,250
68 Mark McGeeney £43,000
69 Madars Razma £34,500
70 Rowby-John Rodriguez £31,500
71 Geert Nentjes £22,500
72 Scott Baker £22,250
73 Joe Murnan £22,000
74 Dirk van Duijvenbode £20,500
75 Gavin Carlin £20,250
76 Conan Whitehead £18,500
77 Maik Kuivenhoven £17,500
77 Marko Kantele £17,500
79 Kirk Shepherd £17,000
80 Christian Bunse £15,500
80 Niels Zonneveld £15,500
82 Jason Lowe £13,500
82 Matt Clark £13,500
84 Jeff Smith £12,500
84 Reece Robinson £12,500
86 Vincent van der Meer £12,000
87 Martijn Kleermaker £11,750
88 Adrian Gray £11,500
89 Carl Wilkinson £11,000
89 Yordi Meeuwisse £11,000
89 David Pallett £11,000
92 John Michael £10,500
93 Jonathan Worsley £9,500
94 Mike De Decker £9,000
95 Kai Fan Leung £8,500
95 Alan Tabern £8,500
97 Derk Telnekes £8,250
98 Wayne Jones £8,000
99 Nathan Derry £7,500
99 Kyle McKinstry £7,500
99 Barrie Bates £7,500
102 William Borland £7,000
102 Martin Atkins (Wigan) £7,000
102 Mike van Duivenbode £7,000
105 Scott Mitchell £6,000
105 Andy Hamilton £6,000
105 Scott Waites £6,000
108 Robert Collins £5,500
108 Steve Brown £5,500
110 Ryan Meikle £5,000
110 Callan Rydz £5,000
110 Karel Sedlacek £5,000
113 Bradley Brooks £4,000
113 Gary Blades £4,000
113 Ciaran Teehan £4,000
113 Damon Heta £4,000
113 Wesley Harms £4,000
113 Nick Kenny £4,000
119 Ryan Murray £3,500
119 Andrew Gilding £3,500
119 Peter Jacques £3,500
122 Eddie Lovely £3,000
122 Darren Penhall £3,000
122 Adam Hunt £3,000
125 Harald Leitinger £2,500
125 Boris Krcmar £2,500
125 Lisa Ashton £2,500
125 Michael Barnard £2,500
129 Matthew Dennant £2,000
129 Jesus Noguera £2,000
129 Lewis Williams £2,000
129 Rhys Hayden £2,000
129 Ronny Huybrechts £2,000
129 Wesley Plaisier £2,000
129 Daniel Larsson £2,000
136 Krzysztof Kciuk £1,500
136 Arjan Konterman £1,500
136 Nathan Rafferty £1,500
136 Steffen Siepmann £1,500
140 Carl Hamilton £1,000
140 Dom Taylor £1,000
140 Scott Taylor £1,000
140 Adam Huckvale £1,000
140 Jason Askew £1,000
140 Kevin Doets £1,000
140 Stephen Burton £1,000
140 Benjamin Pratnemer £1,000
140 Geert De Vos £1,000
140 Jeffrey Van Egdom £1,000
140 Ryan Harrington £1,000
140 Jitse van der Wal £1,000
152 Aaron Beeney £500
152 Cameron Menzies £500
152 James Hubbard £500
152 Connor Scutt £500
152 Diogo Portela £500
152 Graham Usher £500
152 Brian Raman £500

Durrant and Ratajski enter world’s top 16 ahead of PDC Summer Series

Glen Durrant and Krzysztof Ratajski have broken in to the world’s top 16 for the first time ahead of the upcoming PDC Summer Series.

The first revision to the PDC Order of Merit since play was suspended in mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic has seen all prize money removed from the same period in 2018.

With both Durrant and Ratajski having not held a Tour Card in 2018, they have benefitted from others dropping around them.

Durrant, a three-time major semi-finalist in his debut season with the PDC, has climbed three places to 16th in the main Order of Merit, leapfrogging Jonny Clayton, Joe Cullen and Stephen Bunting.

Polish ace Ratajski, a six-time PDC ranking title winner, has also moved up three places, one ahead of Durrant by a margin of just £1,500.

Elsewhere, former UK Open champion Nathan Aspinall has climbed above Daryl Gurney into a career-high sixth spot, while Gary Anderson and Dave Chisnall are also up one place.

Former Players Championship Finals runner-up Jonny Clayton has fallen four places to 19th, while German number one Max Hopp has slipped five places to 28th, having seen his 2018 German Darts Open winner’s cheque removed from his tally.

Steve Beaton, Dimitri van den Bergh and Ricky Evans each climb two places, while Czech Open winner Jamie Hughes has climbed five places to 36th.

Jose De Sousa (52nd) and Devon Petersen (51st) are up seven and five places respectively, while Northern Ireland’s Mickey Mansell falls six places to 59th.

The PDC Summer Series, which is due to take place from July 8-12 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, will feature ranked Players Championship events on five consecutive days.

They will form the final events to count towards qualification for the Betfred World Matchplay, which will take place at the same venue later this month.

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PDC Order of Merit ahead of the Summer Series

1 Michael van Gerwen £1,505,750
2 Peter Wright £906,000
3 Gerwyn Price £796,000
4 Rob Cross £538,750
5 Michael Smith £516,000
6 Nathan Aspinall £468,250
7 Daryl Gurney £442,000
8 Gary Anderson £431,750
9 James Wade £404,750
10 Dave Chisnall £372,500
11 Ian White £351,750
12 Mensur Suljovic £311,500
13 Adrian Lewis £247,750
14 Simon Whitlock £244,250
15 Krzysztof Ratajski £242,000
16 Glen Durrant £240,500
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17 Stephen Bunting £226,250
18 Joe Cullen £223,000
19 Jonny Clayton £218,500
20 Chris Dobey £218,250
21 Jeffrey De Zwaan £210,750
22 Mervyn King £195,250
23 Jermaine Wattimena £188,500
24 Steve Beaton £186,000
25 Danny Noppert £185,250
26 Dimitri Van den Bergh £183,750
27 Ricky Evans £176,250
28 Max Hopp £173,250
29 Darren Webster £162,500
30 Keegan Brown £155,250
31 John Henderson £151,500
32 Brendan Dolan £145,500
33 Vincent van der Voort £142,750
34 Luke Humphries £142,250
35 Kim Huybrechts £129,750
36 Jamie Hughes £128,500
37 Steve West £126,000
38 Ryan Searle £125,750
39 William O’Connor £124,750
40 Gabriel Clemens £120,250
41 James Wilson £112,500
42 Steve Lennon £104,250
43 Kyle Anderson £102,750
44 Ryan Joyce £100,500
44 Ross Smith £100,500
46 Josh Payne £97,500
47 Cristo Reyes £94,500
48 Jelle Klaasen £93,250
49 Ron Meulenkamp £91,000
50 Darius Labanauskas £82,500
51 Devon Petersen £68,750
51 Jose De Sousa £68,750
53 Benito van de Pas £68,500
54 Martin Schindler £67,250
55 Justin Pipe £63,250
56 Luke Woodhouse £63,000
57 Richard North £62,000
58 Jan Dekker £57,500
59 Mickey Mansell £56,500
60 Jamie Lewis £53,000
61 Harry Ward £51,750
62 Matthew Edgar £50,250
63 Toni Alcinas £47,500
64 Robert Thornton £47,250
65 Ted Evetts £45,500
66 Simon Stevenson £45,000
67 Mark McGeeney £41,500
68 Andy Boulton £41,250
69 Madars Razma £30,500
70 Rowby-John Rodriguez £29,500
71 Geert Nentjes £22,000
72 Joe Murnan £20,500
73 Scott Baker £19,000
74 Gavin Carlin £18,750
75 Conan Whitehead £18,500
76 Marko Kantele £17,500
77 Dirk van Duijvenbode £17,000
78 Kirk Shepherd £15,500
79 Maik Kuivenhoven £15,000
80 Christian Bunse £13,500
81 Niels Zonneveld £13,000
82 Matt Clark £12,000
83 Adrian Gray £11,500
83 Reece Robinson £11,500
85 Vincent Van der Meer £11,000
85 Yordi Meeuwisse £11,000
85 David Pallett £11,000
88 John Michael £10,500
89 Carl Wilkinson £10,000
90 Jason Lowe £9,000
90 Jonathan Worsley £9,000
92 Jeff Smith £8,500
93 Derk Telnekes £7,750
94 Kyle McKinstry £7,500
94 Barrie Bates £7,500
96 Nathan Derry £7,000
97 Alan Tabern £6,500
97 Mike van Duivenbode £6,500
99 Kai Fan Leung £6,000
99 Mike De Decker £6,000
99 Martijn Kleermaker £6,000
99 Scott Waites £6,000
103 Martin Atkins (Wigan) £4,500
103 William Borland £4,500
105 Andy Hamilton £4,000
105 Damon Heta £4,000
105 Wesley Harms £4,000
105 Scott Mitchell £4,000
105 Nick Kenny £4,000
110 Karel Sedlacek £3,500
111 Ciaran Teehan £3,000
111 Darren Penhall £3,000
111 Gary Blades £3,000
111 Wayne Jones £3,000
111 Adam Hunt £3,000
111 Steve Brown £3,000
117 Ryan Meikle £2,500
117 Michael Barnard £2,500
117 Robert Collins £2,500
120 Callan Rydz £2,000
120 Bradley Brooks £2,000
120 Ronny Huybrechts £2,000
120 Wesley Plaisier £2,000
120 Lewis Williams £2,000
120 Rhys Hayden £2,000
120 Andrew Gilding £2,000
120 Jesus Noguera £2,000
120 Lisa Ashton £2,000
120 Peter Jacques £2,000
120 Daniel Larsson £2,000
131 Steffen Siepmann £1,500
131 Eddie Lovely £1,500
131 Boris Krcmar £1,500
131 Harald Leitinger £1,500
131 Ryan Murray £1,500
136 Benjamin Pratnemer £1,000
136 Ryan Harrington £1,000
136 Scott Taylor £1,000
136 Stephen Burton £1,000
136 Nathan Rafferty £1,000
136 Jason Askew £1,000
136 Geert De Vos £1,000
136 Jeffrey Van Egdom £1,000
136 Dom Taylor £1,000
136 Kevin Doets £1,000
136 Carl Hamilton £1,000
136 Adam Huckvale £1,000
136 Jitse Van der Wal £1,000
149 Diogo Portela £500
149 Graham Usher £500
149 Arjan Konterman £500
149 Connor Scutt £500
149 Brian Raman £500
149 Matthew Dennant £500