PDC Order of Merit following the 2022 World Matchplay | Price regains world number one spot

Gerwyn Price has returned to the top of the PDC Order of Merit following his run to the final of the 2022 World Matchplay.

Price had been ousted from the world number one spot by reigning World Champion Peter Wright in March, but has returned to the summit of the rankings just four months later.

The Welshman enjoyed a memorable run to the final at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool last week – where he was narrowly denied glory by Michael van Gerwen.

Price, who landed his fourth televised nine-darter of the year en route to the final, picked up £100,000 in prize money to move above Wright – who saw his title defence ended at the Quarter-Final stage.

Price is now just over £56,000 clear of ‘Snakebite’ on the two-year money list but will crucially look to defend the £500,000 he picked up courtesy of his maiden World Championship triumph in January 2021.

Meanwhile, Van Gerwen regained the world number three spot after claiming his third World Matchplay title to follow on from last month’s Premier League crown.

The Dutch star ended a six-year wait for the Phil Taylor Trophy with a timely late surge in the final, scooping a record £200,000 in prize money.

Van Gerwen leapfrogs world finalist Michael Smith, while James Wade remains in fifth and Jose de Sousa climbs one place to sixth after reaching the Quarter-Finals.

World Grand Prix champion Jonny Clayton is also up one to seventh, above Gary Anderson – who drops two places to eighth following his First Round exit in Blackpool.

Despite a superb run to the Semi-Finals, Dimitri van den Bergh drops five places to 14th after failing to fully defend his title-winning tally from two years ago.

Dirk van Duijvenbode, who enjoyed a personal best run to the Quarter-Finals, climbs two places to 12th, while UK Open champion Danny Noppert moves into the world’s top ten for the first time in his career.

Nathan Aspinall, who was denied by MVG in a Quarter-Final thriller, regains a place in the elite top 16, with Krzysztof Ratajski falling two places to 18th.

World Cup winner Simon Whitlock drops two places to 27th after failing to qualify for this year’s Matchplay, while Chris Dobey moves up three places to 28th despite squandering a huge lead against Rob Cross in Round One.

Vincent van der Voort, who narrowly missed out on qualification, drops three places to 31st, with 2020 semi-finalist Glen Durrant tumbling nine places to 42nd after also failing to secure a return to the famous Winter Gardens stage.

Martin Schindler and Madars Razma both climb two places following their debut appearances in Blackpool, with Martin Lukeman and Andrew Gilding rising six places and each into the top 64.

Rowby-John Rodriguez, who defeated Clayton in Round One, also climbs six places to 67th just six months after regaining a Tour Card at Qualifying School.

Keegan Brown falls eight places to 69th, while former World Champion Steve Beaton is also under threat of losing his Tour Card at the end of the season after slipping four places to 60th.

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PDC Order of Merit following the 2022 World Matchplay

Position Name Prize Money
1 Gerwyn Price £1,272,750
2 Peter Wright £1,216,500
3 Michael van Gerwen £830,000
4 Michael Smith £610,750
5 James Wade £569,500
6 Jose de Sousa £479,750
7 Jonny Clayton £450,500
8 Gary Anderson £418,250
9 Rob Cross £412,500
10 Danny Noppert £411,500
11 Luke Humphries £381,250
12 Dirk van Duijvenbode £365,250
13 Joe Cullen £363,000
14 Dimitri Van den Bergh £347,000
15 Dave Chisnall £330,000
16 Nathan Aspinall £327,250
17 Ryan Searle £319,500
18 Krzysztof Ratajski £306,500
19 Damon Heta £279,250
20 Stephen Bunting £257,500
21 Mervyn King £255,000
22 Gabriel Clemens £228,250
23 Brendan Dolan £225,250
24 Daryl Gurney £224,750
25 Callan Rydz £220,750
26 Devon Petersen £199,250
27 Simon Whitlock £191,250
28 Chris Dobey £181,250
29 Ian White £181,250
30 Mensur Suljovic £179,250
31 Vincent van der Voort £173,500
32 Ross Smith £158,250
33 Kim Huybrechts £157,750
34 William O’Connor £135,500
35 Adrian Lewis £122,250
36 Ryan Joyce £120,250
37 Ricky Evans £118,000
38 Jermaine Wattimena £117,250
39 Martijn Kleermaker £114,000
40 Madars Razma £112,000
41 Martin Schindler £106,750
42 Glen Durrant £102,250
43 Jamie Hughes £98,250
44 Darius Labanauskas £94,750
45 Steve Lennon £89,750
46 Adam Hunt £89,250
47 Keane Barry £85,750
48 Luke Woodhouse £83,750
49 Alan Soutar £83,500
50 Jeffrey de Zwaan £78,500
51 Ron Meulenkamp £76,250
52 Maik Kuivenhoven £76,250
53 Raymond van Barneveld £75,250
54 Jason Lowe £75,250
55 Ryan Meikle £74,250
56 Boris Krcmar £71,250
57 Ritchie Edhouse £71,000
58 Andy Boulton £68,750
59 Florian Hempel £65,000
60 Steve Beaton £64,000
61 Andrew Gilding £63,750
62 Martin Lukeman £63,750
63 Steve West £60,750
64 Mike De Decker £60,500
65 Jeff Smith £59,250
66 Max Hopp £58,000
67 Rowby-John Rodriguez £55,750
68 William Borland £54,250
69 Keegan Brown £53,750
70 John Henderson £53,500
71 Joe Murnan £50,750
72 Scott Mitchell £48,500
73 Lewy Williams £48,000
74 Adam Gawlas £40,000
75 Jason Heaver £39,500
76 Niels Zonneveld £34,000
77 Scott Williams £32,750
78 Boris Koltsov £31,750
79 Gordon Mathers £30,250
80 Jim Williams £29,500
81 Geert Nentjes £28,500
82 Josh Rock £27,250
83 Danny Jansen £26,750
84 Peter Hudson £23,250
85 Matt Campbell £23,000
86 Scott Waites £21,750
87 Eddie Lovely £21,000
88 Cameron Menzies £20,500
89 Karel Sedlacek £20,250
90 John O’Shea £20,250
91 Berry van Peer £19,750
92 Mickey Mansell £19,000
93 John Michael £19,000
94 Kevin Doets £17,000
95 Sebastian Bialecki £16,500
96 Jon Worsley £16,250
97 Geert De Vos £16,000
98 Mario Vandenbogaerde £15,500
99 Nathan Rafferty £15,250
100 Krzysztof Kciuk £14,750
101 Danny Baggish £14,750
102 Jack Main £14,500
103 Jose Justicia £14,000
104 Brett Claydon £14,000
105 Brian Raman £12,750
106 Connor Scutt £12,750
107 Lee Evans £12,000
108 Radek Szaganski £11,750
109 Wesley Plaisier £11,000
110 Lukas Wenig £10,750
111 Zoran Lerchbacher £10,750
112 James Wilson £10,500
113 Luc Peters £9,000
114 John Brown £8,750
115 Jamie Clark £8,250
116 Jimmy Hendriks £8,250
117 Tony Martinez £7,750
118 Richie Burnett £7,750
119 Shaun Wilkinson £7,750
120 Damian Mol £7,750
121 George Killington £7,750
122 David Evans £7,500
123 Ricardo Pietreczko £7,250
124 Kevin Burness £7,250
125 Ross Montgomery £7,000
126 Ted Evetts £7,000
127 Stephen Burton £7,000
128 Jake Jones £7,000
129 Robert Owen £6,000
130 Jelle Klaasen £6,000
131 Nick Fullwell £5,750
132 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £5,750
133 Danny van Trijp £5,250
134 Bradley Brooks £4,750
135 Matthew Edgar £4,250
136 Gary Blades £4,250
137 Michael Unterbuchner £4,250
138 Pete Burgoyne £4,000
139 Johan Engstrom £4,000
140 Dragutin Horvat £4,000
141 Daniel Larsson £4,000
142 Niko Springer £4,000
143 Darren Webster £3,500
144 Jules van Dongen £3,500
145 Scott Marsh £3,250
146 Darren Penhall £3,250
147 Thibault Tricole £3,000
148 Stefan Bellmont £3,000
149 Dennis Nilsson £3,000
150 Nico Kurz £3,000
151 Graham Hall £2,750
152 Steve Haggerty £2,250
153 Stu Wilson £2,250
154 Vitezslav Sedlak £2,000
155 Patrik Gosnak £2,000
156 Vladimir Andersen £2,000
157 Fabian Schmutzler £2,000
158 Jim McEwan £2,000
159 Jim Moston £1,500
160 Colin Osborne £1,500
161 Nathan Girvan £1,250
162 Owen Roelofs £1,250
163 Arjan Konterman £1,000
164 Rene Eidams £1,000
165 Dennie Olde Kalter £1,000
166 Filip Sebesta £1,000
167 Martijn Dragt £1,000
168 Miloslav Navratil £1,000
169 Ondrej Plsek £1,000
170 Dietmar Burger £1,000
171 Michael Rasztovits £1,000
172 Rainer Sturm £1,000
173 Thomas Junghans £1,000
174 Gian van Veen £1,000
175 Marko Kantele £1,000
176 Danny Lauby £1,000
177 Kenny Neyens £1,000
178 Ryan Harrington £1,000
179 David Schlichting £1,000
180 Janos Vegso £1,000
181 Wayne Jones £1,000
182 Jeremy van der Winkel £750
183 Gavin Carlin £750
184 Jacques Labre £750
185 Leighton Bennett £750
186 Steven Noster £750
187 Carlo van Peer £750

PDC Order of Merit following the 2022 UK Open | Wright becomes world number one

Peter Wright has become PDC world number one for the first time in his career following the 2022 UK Open in Minehead.

Wright, the reigning World Champion and World Matchplay winner, has ended Gerwyn Price’s 14-month reign at the top of the PDC Order of Merit.

Price needed to reach the final of the UK Open and better Wright’s run in order to maintain top spot, but his Quarter-Final defeat to Michael Smith saw the crowning of a new world number one.

Wright, who lost out to William O’Connor in the Last 16 in Minehead, becomes the 11th different number one since the formation of the WDC/PDC in 1992.

The colourful Scot holds a slender £21,000 lead over Price on the Order of Merit and the pair are expected to become embroiled in a tussle for top spot throughout the season, before the Welshman heads to Ally Pally to defend his £500,000 winner’s prize money from 2021.

A significant weekend of change at the top end of the world rankings also saw Michael van Gerwen drop two places to fifth – his lowest position in a decade.

Van Gerwen was initially leapfrogged by James Wade – who moves up to third, before Smith’s run to the final saw him climb into fourth spot.

Meanwhile, Danny Noppert’s fairy-tale triumph sees him climb seven places to 12th, entering the world’s top 16 for the second time after picking up his first PDC major ranking title.

Noppert becomes the second highest ranked Dutchman and is now in pole position to partner MVG at the World Cup of Darts for the second time.

Noppert’s rise means former UK Open champion Nathan Aspinall drops out of the world’s top 16, falling two places to 17th.

Damon Heta’s run to the Quarter-Finals in Minehead sees him climb four places to 23rd, moving above Simon Whitlock to become the highest ranked Australian in the PDC.

O’Connor, who reached his first major ranking Semi-Final at the weekend, is up three places to 34th, while fellow Irishman Keane Barry surges 14 places to 52nd after also reaching his first televised ranking Semi-Final.

Croatia’s Boris Krcmar is up six places to 53rd after reaching the Last 16, while Andy Boulton and Steve West drop four and five places to 57th and 60th respectively.

Martin Schinder climbs back into the world’s top 64 at the expense of Max Hopp and Mike De Decker, while Sebastian Bialecki’s dream run to the Quarter-Finals sees him enter the PDC Order of Merit as world number 81 despite not holding a Tour Card.

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PDC Order of Merit following the 2022 UK Open

Position Name Prize Money
1 Peter Wright £1,190,250
2 Gerwyn Price £1,169,000
3 James Wade £571,000
4 Michael Smith £569,750
5 Michael van Gerwen £550,250
6 Gary Anderson £472,500
7 Jose de Sousa £435,500
8 Jonny Clayton £411,750
9 Dimitri Van den Bergh £411,250
10 Rob Cross £347,000
11 Joe Cullen £336,500
12 Danny Noppert £325,500
13 Krzysztof Ratajski £297,000
14 Dave Chisnall £294,250
15 Dirk van Duijvenbode £268,250
16 Ryan Searle £262,750
17 Nathan Aspinall £260,500
18 Mervyn King £238,250
19 Luke Humphries £238,000
20 Stephen Bunting £220,750
21 Gabriel Clemens £206,750
22 Daryl Gurney £204,500
23 Damon Heta £202,000
24 Simon Whitlock £199,250
25 Brendan Dolan £198,500
26 Devon Petersen £194,000
27 Ian White £190,500
28 Mensur Suljovic £185,750
29 Callan Rydz £182,250
30 Vincent van der Voort £180,000
31 Glen Durrant £160,500
32 Chris Dobey £150,250
33 Ross Smith £140,250
34 William O’Connor £127,500
35 Ryan Joyce £126,750
36 Kim Huybrechts £126,500
37 Jermaine Wattimena £115,750
38 Ricky Evans £106,000
39 Martijn Kleermaker £101,500
40 Adrian Lewis £100,000
41 Jamie Hughes £96,250
42 Adam Hunt £86,000
43 Darius Labanauskas £84,500
44 Steve Lennon £80,250
45 Jason Lowe £78,000
46 Madars Razma £75,250
47 Jeffrey de Zwaan £75,250
48 Luke Woodhouse £73,000
49 Alan Soutar £71,500
50 Maik Kuivenhoven £68,250
51 Ron Meulenkamp £68,000
52 Keane Barry £67,250
53 Boris Krcmar £62,000
54 Steve Beaton £61,750
55 Ryan Meikle £58,000
56 Raymond van Barneveld £58,000
57 Andy Boulton £57,500
58 William Borland £56,250
59 Jeff Smith £55,500
60 Steve West £54,250
61 Keegan Brown £54,000
62 Florian Hempel £53,500
63 Martin Schindler £53,000
64 Ritchie Edhouse £52,000
65 Max Hopp £50,500
66 Mike De Decker £49,750
67 John Henderson £44,750
68 Lewy Williams £41,750
69 Scott Mitchell £39,500
70 Joe Murnan £38,750
71 Jason Heaver £35,750
72 Adam Gawlas £23,250
73 Boris Koltsov £23,000
74 Niels Zonneveld £21,750
75 Gordon Mathers £21,500
76 Martin Lukeman £15,750
77 Eddie Lovely £14,250
78 Peter Hudson £14,250
79 John Michael £14,250
80 Geert Nentjes £13,500
81 Sebastian Bialecki £12,500
82 Geert De Vos £11,250
83 Danny Baggish £9,750
84 Andrew Gilding £9,500
85 Berry van Peer £9,000
86 Jon Worsley £8,500
87 Jack Main £8,500
88 John Brown £8,000
89 Connor Scutt £7,000
90 Zoran Lerchbacher £7,000
91 Brian Raman £6,000
92 Lee Evans £6,000
93 David Evans £6,000
94 Brett Claydon £5,750
95 Krzysztof Kciuk £5,500
96 Kevin Doets £5,000
97 Scott Waites £4,750
98 Scott Williams £4,750
99 Jake Jones £4,250
100 Jim Williams £4,000
101 Cameron Menzies £4,000
102 Danny Jansen £3,750
103 Stephen Burton £3,750
104 George Killington £3,250
105 Niko Springer £3,000
106 John O’Shea £3,000
107 Ross Montgomery £3,000
108 Radek Szaganski £2,750
109 Jamie Clark £2,750
110 Luc Peters £2,500
111 Damian Mol £2,250
112 Jose Justicia £2,250
113 Mario Vandenbogaerde £2,250
114 Rowby-John Rodriguez £2,250
115 Graham Hall £2,000
116 Jelle Klaasen £2,000
117 Fabian Schmutzler £2,000
118 Nico Kurz £2,000
119 Jim McEwan £2,000
120 Jimmy Hendriks £2,000
121 Richie Burnett £2,000
122 Ted Evetts £1,750
123 Darren Webster £1,500
124 Nathan Rafferty £1,500
125 Ricardo Pietreczko £1,500
126 Michael Unterbuchner £1,500
127 Danny Lauby £1,000
128 Kenny Neyens £1,000
129 Lukas Wenig £1,000
130 Ryan Harrington £1,000
131 Danny van Trijp £1,000
132 David Schlichting £1,000
133 Dennis Nilsson £1,000
134 Dragutin Horvat £1,000
135 Janos Vegso £1,000
136 Wayne Jones £1,000
137 Bradley Brooks £750
138 Jules van Dongen £750
139 Matt Campbell £750
140 Steve Haggerty £750
141 Tony Martinez £750
142 Nick Fullwell £750
143 Stu Wilson £750
144 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £750

PDC Order of Merit following the 2022 International Darts Open

Gerwyn Price remains top of the PDC Order of Merit following his victory at the 2022 International Darts Open in Riesa.

Price has held down the world number one spot since becoming World Champion for the first time in January 2021, making him only the tenth player to top the PDC rankings.

Price, who landed two nine-darters on his way to winning Night Three of the Premier League in Belfast a fortnight ago, carried that prolific form into the season’s first European Tour event at the weekend, picking up the International Open title for the third time.

The Welshman defeated Peter Wright in the final, ensuring he remains marginally ahead of the reigning World Champion on the Order of Merit going into this weekend’s UK Open.

Price heads to Minehead knowing he must reach the final if he is to have any chance to maintaining the number one spot, or if Wright reaches the Semi-Finals, ‘The Ice Man’ must win the title.

Meanwhile, Michael van Gerwen faces a battle to retain the number three spot and must reach at least the Semi-Final stage of the UK Open if he is to avoid being leapfrogged by defending champion James Wade.

The top 16 remains unchanged following the International Open, with Players Championship Finals runner-up Ryan Searle occupying 16th spot.

Daryl Gurney, currently ranked world number 21, is defending £20,000 of Semi-Final prize money from the 2020 UK Open.

Simon Whitlock, Ian White, Damon Heta and Vincent van der Voort each climbed one place following the weekend’s event in Riesa, while Mensur Suljovic dropped two to 28th.

Ritchie Edhouse climbs three places to 62nd, while Welsh youngster Lewy Williams is up two places to 68th.

PDC newcomer Brian Raman is up 11 places to 93rd after reaching the Last 16 on his European Tour debut, while non Tour Card holder Niko Springer picked up £3,000 after also reaching the Third Round.

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PDC Order of Merit following the 2022 International Open

Position Name Prize Money
1 Gerwyn Price £1,196,500
2 Peter Wright £1,190,250
3 Michael van Gerwen £646,250
4 James Wade £566,000
5 Michael Smith £533,750
6 Gary Anderson £478,000
7 Jose de Sousa £432,500
8 Jonny Clayton £424,250
9 Dimitri Van den Bergh £419,750
10 Rob Cross £357,500
11 Joe Cullen £338,500
12 Krzysztof Ratajski £297,000
13 Dave Chisnall £292,250
14 Dirk van Duijvenbode £264,750
15 Nathan Aspinall £260,500
16 Ryan Searle £257,250
17 Mervyn King £238,250
18 Luke Humphries £238,000
19 Danny Noppert £227,500
20 Stephen Bunting £224,250
21 Daryl Gurney £222,500
22 Gabriel Clemens £210,250
23 Simon Whitlock £199,250
24 Brendan Dolan £198,500
25 Devon Petersen £191,000
26 Ian White £190,500
27 Damon Heta £189,500
28 Mensur Suljovic £185,750
29 Vincent van der Voort £178,000
30 Callan Rydz £175,750
31 Glen Durrant £160,500
32 Chris Dobey £155,750
33 Ross Smith £140,250
34 Kim Huybrechts £128,500
35 Ryan Joyce £126,750
36 Jermaine Wattimena £115,750
37 William O’Connor £111,500
38 Jamie Hughes £104,750
39 Ricky Evans £102,500
40 Martijn Kleermaker £100,500
41 Adrian Lewis £100,000
42 Adam Hunt £85,000
43 Darius Labanauskas £83,500
44 Jason Lowe £81,000
45 Steve Lennon £79,250
46 Jeffrey de Zwaan £76,250
47 Madars Razma £75,250
48 Luke Woodhouse £72,000
49 Alan Soutar £70,500
50 Maik Kuivenhoven £67,250
51 Ron Meulenkamp £65,000
52 Steve Beaton £62,750
53 Andy Boulton £59,500
54 Raymond van Barneveld £57,000
55 Steve West £56,250
56 William Borland £56,250
57 Ryan Meikle £56,000
58 Keegan Brown £55,000
59 Boris Krcmar £54,500
60 Jeff Smith £54,500
61 Florian Hempel £51,500
62 Ritchie Edhouse £50,000
63 Mike De Decker £49,750
64 Max Hopp £49,500
65 Martin Schindler £49,000
66 Keane Barry £47,250
67 John Henderson £45,750
68 Lewy Williams £41,750
69 Scott Mitchell £39,500
70 Joe Murnan £38,750
71 Jason Heaver £33,750
72 Boris Koltsov £23,000
73 Gordon Mathers £21,500
74 Adam Gawlas £21,250
75 Niels Zonneveld £17,750
76 Eddie Lovely £14,250
77 Peter Hudson £14,250
78 John Michael £14,250
79 Martin Lukeman £13,750
80 Geert De Vos £11,250
81 Andrew Gilding £9,500
82 Geert Nentjes £9,500
83 Danny Baggish £8,750
84 Jon Worsley £8,500
85 Jack Main £8,500
86 Berry van Peer £8,000
87 John Brown £8,000
88 Connor Scutt £6,000
89 Lee Evans £6,000
90 David Evans £6,000
91 Zoran Lerchbacher £6,000
92 Brett Claydon £5,750
93 Brian Raman £5,000
94 Kevin Doets £5,000
95 Scott Williams £4,750
96 Jake Jones £4,250
97 Cameron Menzies £4,000
98 Stephen Burton £3,750
99 Krzysztof Kciuk £3,500
100 George Killington £3,250
101 Niko Springer £3,000
102 Jamie Clark £2,750
103 Radek Szaganski £2,750
104 Danny Jansen £2,750
105 Mario Vandenbogaerde £2,250
106 Nico Kurz £2,000
107 Jim McEwan £2,000
108 Jimmy Hendriks £2,000
109 John O’Shea £2,000
110 Ross Montgomery £2,000
111 Jim Williams £2,000
112 Richie Burnett £2,000
113 Darren Webster £1,500
114 Nathan Rafferty £1,500
115 Ricardo Pietreczko £1,500
116 Luc Peters £1,500
117 Michael Unterbuchner £1,500
118 Damian Mol £1,250
119 Jose Justicia £1,250
120 Rowby-John Rodriguez £1,250
121 Danny van Trijp £1,000
122 David Schlichting £1,000
123 Dennis Nilsson £1,000
124 Dragutin Horvat £1,000
125 Fabian Schmutzler £1,000
126 Janos Vegso £1,000
127 Wayne Jones £1,000
128 Bradley Brooks £750
129 Jules van Dongen £750
130 Matt Campbell £750
131 Steve Haggerty £750
132 Tony Martinez £750
133 Nick Fullwell £750
134 Scott Waites £750
135 Stu Wilson £750
136 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £750
137 Ted Evetts £750

PDC Order of Merit following the 2021 Players Championship Finals

Ryan Searle has moved into the top 16 on the PDC Order of Merit for the first time following his landmark run to the final of the Players Championship Finals in Minehead.

Searle broke new ground by reaching his first major ranking final last weekend, narrowly losing out to Peter Wright in an epic last-leg shoot-out.

The 34-year-old Devonian went into the season’s penultimate ranking event as world number 22 but will head to Alexandra Palace for the World Championship as world number 15.

Searle’s success means Dirk van Duijvenbode drops back out of the elite top 16, with Stephen Bunting dropping into 16th spot.

The top 14 in the PDC Order of Merit remains unchanged, though Wright’s second major televised title of the year has seen him close the gap on world number one Gerwyn Price to just £65,000.

Had Wright defeated Price in the Grand Slam final a fortnight ago before going on to triumph in Minehead, he would have become world number one for the first time going into the World Championship.

Wright, however, is now defending £500,000 against his ranking from his World Championship win two years ago.

Simon Whitlock has dropped two places to 20th following his First Round defeat to Searle last weekend, while Glen Durrant’s failure to qualify for the event has led to him falling a further three places to 24th.

Brendan Dolan’s run to a first major ranking Semi-Final since 2012 has seen him surge five places to 23rd.

Raymond van Barneveld remains upwardly mobile and has climbed a further six places to 68th ahead of his return to Ally Pally in December.

Martin Schindler is also up six places to 69th, with Ryan Meikle rising five places to 71st.

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PDC Order of Merit following the Players Championship Finals

Position Name Prize Money
1 Gerwyn Price £1,256,750
2 Peter Wright £1,191,500
3 Michael van Gerwen £831,750
4 James Wade £489,750
5 Dimitri Van den Bergh £443,750
6 Gary Anderson £422,500
7 Jose de Sousa £412,250
8 Jonny Clayton £405,250
9 Michael Smith £355,750
10 Nathan Aspinall £350,000
11 Rob Cross £337,000
12 Krzysztof Ratajski £320,250
13 Joe Cullen £303,750
14 Dave Chisnall £288,000
15 Ryan Searle £251,250
16 Stephen Bunting £244,250
17 Dirk van Duijvenbode £236,750
18 Danny Noppert £233,750
19 Luke Humphries £224,500
20 Simon Whitlock £219,750
21 Mervyn King £216,250
22 Daryl Gurney £213,250
23 Brendan Dolan £206,000
24 Glen Durrant £204,500
25 Gabriel Clemens £200,750
26 Mensur Suljovic £192,000
27 Ian White £190,000
28 Devon Petersen £188,000
29 Vincent van der Voort £168,000
30 Chris Dobey £156,500
31 Damon Heta £152,250
32 Kim Huybrechts £133,000
33 Darius Labanauskas £128,500
34 Ross Smith £126,750
35 Adrian Lewis £126,750
36 Callan Rydz £125,250
37 Jermaine Wattimena £123,750
38 Ryan Joyce £120,500
39 Jeffrey de Zwaan £117,750
40 Ricky Evans £113,000
41 Jamie Hughes £111,250
42 William O’Connor £101,250
43 Steve Beaton £90,000
44 Luke Woodhouse £81,250
45 John Henderson £73,750
46 Steve West £73,500
47 Max Hopp £73,000
48 Adam Hunt £72,500
49 Madars Razma £70,750
50 Martijn Kleermaker £70,500
51 Keegan Brown £70,000
52 Steve Lennon £67,500
53 Jason Lowe £65,500
54 Andy Boulton £64,000
55 Ron Meulenkamp £64,000
56 Maik Kuivenhoven £55,750
57 Mickey Mansell £52,000
58 Jeff Smith £51,500
59 Jelle Klaasen £51,000
60 Darren Webster £48,000
61 Scott Waites £46,500
62 Matthew Edgar £44,750
63 Justin Pipe £44,000
64 Boris Krcmar £42,500
65 William Borland £42,000
66 Karel Sedlacek £40,500
67 Ryan Murray £40,250
68 Raymond van Barneveld £38,500
69 Martin Schindler £38,000
70 Mike De Decker £38,000
71 Ryan Meikle £37,750
72 Bradley Brooks £36,000
73 Wayne Jones £35,500
74 Josh Payne £35,000
75 Ted Evetts £34,750
76 Andy Hamilton £34,000
77 Alan Soutar £32,000
78 Nick Kenny £32,000
79 Rowby-John Rodriguez £31,500
80 Ritchie Edhouse £30,250
81 Scott Mitchell £30,000
82 Derk Telnekes £30,000
83 Lisa Ashton £28,000
84 James Wilson £25,500
85 Keane Barry £25,250
86 Alan Tabern £25,250
87 Florian Hempel £24,000
88 Mark McGeeney £22,500
89 Peter Jacques £21,500
90 Ciaran Teehan £21,500
91 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £21,000
92 Kai Fan Leung £20,500
93 Lewis Williams £20,250
94 Fallon Sherrock £20,000
95 Joe Murnan £20,000
96 Krzysztof Kciuk £19,250
97 Steve Brown £18,250
98 Jason Heaver £17,500
99 Adam Gawlas £17,500
100 Cristo Reyes £17,500
101 Chas Barstow £17,000
102 Jesus Noguera £16,750
103 Kevin Doets £16,000
104 Martin Atkins £15,000
105 Daniel Larsson £12,500
106 Eddie Lovely £11,500
107 Niels Zonneveld £10,750
108 Aaron Beeney £10,500
109 Gordon Mathers £10,500
110 Nathan Rafferty £10,000
111 Geert De Vos £10,000
112 Martin Lukeman £9,500
113 Robert Thornton £9,000
114 Gary Blades £9,000
115 Adam Smith-Neale £9,000
116 Jim Williams £8,500
117 Danny Baggish £8,000
118 Andrew Gilding £8,000
119 Boris Koltsov £8,000
120 Geert Nentjes £8,000
121 Luc Peters £8,000
122 John Brown £8,000
123 Martin Thomas £7,500
124 Jack Main £7,000
125 John Michael £6,750
126 Jon Worsley £6,500
127 Jim McEwan £6,000
128 Peter Hudson £6,000
129 David Evans £6,000
130 Berry van Peer £6,000
131 Zoran Lerchbacher £6,000
132 Steffen Siepmann £5,500
133 Jose Justicia £5,000
134 Brett Claydon £5,000
135 Harald Leitinger £5,000
136 Kirk Shepherd £4,500
137 Joe Davis £4,000
138 Matt Campbell £4,000
139 Michael Rasztovits £4,000
140 Gino Vos £4,000
141 Darren Penhall £4,000
142 Wesley Harms £4,000
143 Gavin Carlin £3,500
144 Jake Jones £3,500
145 Sean Fisher £3,000
146 Christian Kist £3,000
147 Ryan de Vreede £2,500
148 Kevin McDine £2,500
149 Lukas Wenig £2,500
150 Sebastian Bialecki £2,500
151 Andreas Harrysson £2,000
152 Kenny Neyens £2,000
153 Richard Veenstra £2,000
154 Benito van de Pas £2,000
155 Vincent van der Meer £2,000
156 Carl Wilkinson £1,500
157 Michael Unterbuchner £1,500
158 Scott Williams £1,000
159 Davy Proosten £1,000
160 Craig Galliano £1,000
161 Dyson Parody £1,000
162 Justin Broton £1,000
163 Justin Hewitt £1,000
164 Patrik Kovacs £1,000
165 Gabor Jagicza £1,000
166 Janos Vegso £1,000
167 Johan Engstrom £1,000
168 Jozsef Rucska £1,000
169 Peter Strbik £1,000
170 Thomas Lovely £1,000
171 Shane McGuirk £1,000
172 Lorenzo Pronk £1,000
173 Pero Ljubic £1,000
174 Robert Marijanovic £1,000
175 Mike Warburton £1,000
176 Rhys Griffin £1,000
177 Scott Taylor £1,000
178 Patrick van den Boogaard £500
179 Michal Smejda £500

 

PDC Order of Merit following the 2021 Grand Slam of Darts

Fallon Sherrock has entered the top 100 in the PDC Order of Merit following her run to the Quarter-Finals of the 2021 Grand Slam of Darts.

Sherrock became the first female to progress from the Group Stage in the 14-year history of the Grand Slam and went on to reach the Quarter-Finals – where her ground-breaking run was eventually ended by Peter Wright.

Women’s Series Order of Merit winner Sherrock secured £20,000 in prize money from her exploits in Wolverhampton, sending her straight in to number 93 on the main Order of Merit.

Sherrock, who won two matches on her PDC World Championship debut in 2019, returns to Alexandra Palace in December needing a minimum of three wins in order to secure a one-year Tour Card via the top 64.

Elsewhere, Gerwyn Price’s third Grand Slam title in the space of four years sees him cement the world number one spot and guarantee top seeding for his World Championship title defence which starts next month.

Wright, the 2020 World Champion who is defending £500,000 at Ally Pally this year, remains the world number two, ahead of rival Michael van Gerwen.

Michael Smith has leapfrogged Nathan Aspinall into ninth position following his resurgent run to the Semi-Finals at the Aldersley Leisure Village.

Dave Chisnall drops two places to 14th after failing to qualify for the Grand Slam, with Krzysztof Ratajski and Joe Cullen each moving up one place.

Dirk van Duijvenbode has moved back above Dutch compatriot Danny Noppert into 16th spot by a margin of just £500 heading into this week’s Players Championship Finals.

Luke Humphries continues his rapid rise this season by climbing five places to a career-high 19th, while Ryan Searle rises a further three places to 22nd.

Ian White, who failed to make the Grand Slam, drops eight places to 26th, with Mensur Suljovic climbing three places to 25th.

Adrian Lewis, Grand Slam quarter-finalist two years ago, falls a further four places to 35th after failing to qualify for this year’s event.

Raymond van Barneveld, who regained his Tour Card at the beginning of the season, rises a further five places to 74th, while World Youth Champion Bradley Brooks surges 11 places to 69th after reaching the Last 16 on his Grand Slam debut.

Boris Krcmar has entered the world’s top 64 for the first time at the expense of Karel Sedlacek.

Rowby-John Rodriguez is up 15 places to 80th after his run to the Last 16 in Wolverhampton, while his younger brother Rusty-Jake Rodriguez climbs six places to 96th after a Group Stage exit on debut.

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PDC Order of Merit following the 2021 Grand Slam of Darts

Position Name Total Prize Money
1 Gerwyn Price £1,246,750
2 Peter Wright £1,091,500
3 Michael van Gerwen £816,750
4 James Wade £479,750
5 Dimitri Van den Bergh £438,750
6 Gary Anderson £412,500
7 Jose de Sousa £397,250
8 Jonny Clayton £380,250
9 Michael Smith £350,750
10 Nathan Aspinall £345,000
11 Rob Cross £327,000
12 Krzysztof Ratajski £315,250
13 Joe Cullen £301,250
14 Dave Chisnall £285,500
15 Stephen Bunting £241,750
16 Dirk van Duijvenbode £234,250
17 Danny Noppert £223,750
18 Simon Whitlock £217,250
19 Luke Humphries £214,500
20 Mervyn King £213,750
21 Glen Durrant £204,500
22 Ryan Searle £201,250
23 Daryl Gurney £198,250
24 Gabriel Clemens £195,750
25 Mensur Suljovic £189,500
26 Ian White £187,500
27 Devon Petersen £185,500
28 Brendan Dolan £181,000
29 Chris Dobey £154,000
30 Vincent van der Voort £153,000
31 Damon Heta £142,250
32 Kim Huybrechts £130,500
33 Darius Labanauskas £123,500
34 Ross Smith £121,750
35 Adrian Lewis £121,750
36 Jermaine Wattimena £121,250
37 Callan Rydz £120,250
38 Jeffrey de Zwaan £117,750
39 Ryan Joyce £115,500
40 Jamie Hughes £111,250
41 Ricky Evans £110,500
42 William O’Connor £91,250
43 Steve Beaton £87,500
44 Luke Woodhouse £78,750
45 John Henderson £73,750
46 Steve West £73,500
47 Max Hopp £73,000
48 Adam Hunt £72,500
49 Keegan Brown £70,000
50 Madars Razma £68,250
51 Martijn Kleermaker £68,000
52 Steve Lennon £65,000
53 Jason Lowe £63,000
54 Ron Meulenkamp £61,500
55 Andy Boulton £59,000
56 Maik Kuivenhoven £53,250
57 Mickey Mansell £52,000
58 Jeff Smith £49,000
59 Jelle Klaasen £48,500
60 Darren Webster £48,000
61 Scott Waites £46,500
62 Matthew Edgar £44,750
63 Justin Pipe £44,000
64 Boris Krcmar £42,500
65 Karel Sedlacek £40,500
66 Ryan Murray £40,250
67 William Borland £39,500
68 Mike De Decker £38,000
69 Bradley Brooks £36,000
70 Wayne Jones £35,500
71 Josh Payne £35,000
72 Ted Evetts £34,750
73 Andy Hamilton £34,000
74 Raymond van Barneveld £33,500
75 Martin Schindler £33,000
76 Ryan Meikle £32,750
77 Nick Kenny £32,000
78 Derk Telnekes £30,000
79 Alan Soutar £29,500
80 Rowby-John Rodriguez £29,000
81 Lisa Ashton £28,000
82 James Wilson £25,500
83 Ritchie Edhouse £25,250
84 Scott Mitchell £25,000
85 Florian Hempel £24,000
86 Alan Tabern £22,750
87 Keane Barry £22,750
88 Mark McGeeney £22,500
89 Peter Jacques £21,500
90 Ciaran Teehan £21,500
91 Kai Fan Leung £20,500
92 Lewis Williams £20,250
93 Fallon Sherrock £20,000
94 Joe Murnan £20,000
95 Krzysztof Kciuk £19,250
96 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £18,500
97 Steve Brown £18,250
98 Adam Gawlas £17,500
99 Cristo Reyes £17,500
100 Jesus Noguera £16,750
101 Jason Heaver £15,000
102 Martin Atkins £15,000
103 Chas Barstow £14,500
104 Kevin Doets £13,500
105 Daniel Larsson £12,500
106 Eddie Lovely £11,500
107 Niels Zonneveld £10,750
108 Aaron Beeney £10,500
109 Gordon Mathers £10,500
110 Nathan Rafferty £10,000
111 Geert De Vos £10,000
112 Martin Lukeman £9,500
113 Robert Thornton £9,000
114 Gary Blades £9,000
115 Adam Smith-Neale £9,000
116 Jim Williams £8,500
117 Danny Baggish £8,000
118 Andrew Gilding £8,000
119 Boris Koltsov £8,000
120 Geert Nentjes £8,000
121 Luc Peters £8,000
122 John Brown £8,000
123 Martin Thomas £7,500
124 Jack Main £7,000
125 John Michael £6,750
126 Jon Worsley £6,500
127 Jim McEwan £6,000
128 Peter Hudson £6,000
129 David Evans £6,000
130 Berry van Peer £6,000
131 Zoran Lerchbacher £6,000
132 Steffen Siepmann £5,500
133 Brett Claydon £5,000
134 Jose Justicia £5,000
135 Harald Leitinger £5,000
136 Kirk Shepherd £4,500
137 Joe Davis £4,000
138 Matt Campbell £4,000
139 Michael Rasztovits £4,000
140 Gino Vos £4,000
141 Darren Penhall £4,000
142 Wesley Harms £4,000
143 Gavin Carlin £3,500
144 Jake Jones £3,500
145 Sean Fisher £3,000
146 Christian Kist £3,000
147 Ryan de Vreede £2,500
148 Kevin McDine £2,500
149 Lukas Wenig £2,500
150 Sebastian Bialecki £2,500
151 Andreas Harrysson £2,000
152 Kenny Neyens £2,000
153 Richard Veenstra £2,000
154 Benito van de Pas £2,000
155 Vincent van der Meer £2,000
156 Carl Wilkinson £1,500
157 Michael Unterbuchner £1,500
158 Scott Williams £1,000
159 Davy Proosten £1,000
160 Craig Galliano £1,000
161 Dyson Parody £1,000
162 Justin Broton £1,000
163 Justin Hewitt £1,000
164 Patrik Kovacs £1,000
165 Gabor Jagicza £1,000
166 Janos Vegso £1,000
167 Johan Engstrom £1,000
168 Jozsef Rucska £1,000
169 Peter Strbik £1,000
170 Thomas Lovely £1,000
171 Shane McGuirk £1,000
172 Lorenzo Pronk £1,000
173 Pero Ljubic £1,000
174 Robert Marijanovic £1,000
175 Mike Warburton £1,000
176 Rhys Griffin £1,000
177 Scott Taylor £1,000
178 Patrick van den Boogaard £500
179 Michal Smejda £500

 

PDC Order of Merit following the 2021 European Darts Championship

Rob Cross has retained his place in the world’s top 16 after securing a second European Championship title in Salzburg.

Cross, who initially triumphed in 2019, defeated Michael van Gerwen 11-8 in Sunday’s final to mark a sensational return to the winner’s circle.

Defending £100,000 against his ranking going into the tournament, Cross was in danger of dropping to as low as 24th in the PDC Order of Merit, but remarkably landed the £120,000 top prize to climb one place in the ranking list to eleventh.

With minimal prize money to defend between now and the end of the season, Cross appears well-poised to resume his quest for a return to the world’s top eight.

The top six remain unchanged following the European Championship, while Jose De Sousa climbs above Jonny Clayton into seventh after the Welshman’s failure to qualify for the event.

Nathan Aspinall, who enjoyed a superb run to the Semi-Finals before losing out to MVG in an epic last-leg decider, climbs two places to ninth, with Dave Chisnall dropping two places to 12th after failing to qualify.

Danny Noppert was one of the main movers over the weekend as he continued his fine run of form, following up a Semi-Final appearance at the recent World Grand Prix by reaching the Quarter-Finals in Salzburg.

Noppert has subsequently climbed a further six places to 16th, a landmark moment for the Dutchman as he enters the elite bracket for the first time.

Daryl Gurney, meanwhile, has tumbled a further seven places in the Order of Merit to 23rd after his failure to qualify for the European Championship.

Damon Heta, Darius Labanauskas and Kim Huybrechts have each climbed five places to 32nd, 33rd and 34th respectively.

Jeffrey de Zwaan drops five places to 37th, with Ross Smith down three places to 38th and Ricky Evans down five places to 39th.

William Borland’s debut run to the Last 16 sees him climb 12 places and into the world’s top 64 for the first time.

Germany’s Florian Hempel rises 16 places to 91st after also reaching the Last 16, while Czech teenager Adam Gawlas is up 19 places to 95th after also reaching Round Two on his debut.

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PDC Order of Merit following the 2021 European Championship

Position Name Prize Money
1 Gerwyn Price £1,296,750
2 Peter Wright £1,089,500
3 Michael van Gerwen £916,000
4 James Wade £456,000
5 Dimitri Van den Bergh £438,250
6 Gary Anderson £422,500
7 Jose de Sousa £381,500
8 Jonny Clayton £355,000
9 Nathan Aspinall £341,250
10 Michael Smith £323,500
11 Rob Cross £305,750
12 Dave Chisnall £303,500
13 Krzysztof Ratajski £294,750
14 Joe Cullen £286,750
15 Stephen Bunting £247,250
16 Danny Noppert £230,500
17 Dirk van Duijvenbode £223,000
18 Ian White £220,000
19 Simon Whitlock £219,750
20 Mervyn King £217,000
21 Glen Durrant £214,500
22 Luke Humphries £206,000
23 Daryl Gurney £205,250
24 Gabriel Clemens £200,500
25 Devon Petersen £187,500
26 Brendan Dolan £186,750
27 Ryan Searle £185,750
28 Mensur Suljovic £182,000
29 Chris Dobey £156,000
30 Vincent van der Voort £152,750
31 Adrian Lewis £138,250
32 Damon Heta £135,000
33 Darius Labanauskas £124,500
34 Kim Huybrechts £123,000
35 Jermaine Wattimena £120,750
36 Jamie Hughes £120,250
37 Jeffrey De Zwaan £118,750
38 Ross Smith £116,750
39 Ricky Evans £110,500
40 William O’Connor £108,750
41 Callan Rydz £104,750
42 Ryan Joyce £98,000
43 Steve Beaton £88,500
44 Luke Woodhouse £80,000
45 Max Hopp £76,500
46 John Henderson £75,250
47 Steve Lennon £74,500
48 Steve West £73,500
49 Keegan Brown £72,000
50 Adam Hunt £70,000
51 Martijn Kleermaker £66,500
52 Madars Razma £62,250
53 Ron Meulenkamp £62,000
54 Jason Lowe £61,000
55 Andy Boulton £60,000
56 Darren Webster £56,000
57 Mickey Mansell £51,250
58 Maik Kuivenhoven £49,000
59 Jelle Klaasen £47,250
60 Justin Pipe £46,500
61 Jeff Smith £45,000
62 Matthew Edgar £44,000
62 Scott Waites £44,000
64 William Borland £38,000
65 Ryan Murray £37,750
66 Boris Krcmar £37,500
67 Ted Evetts £36,750
68 Karel Sedlacek £36,500
68 Josh Payne £36,500
70 Wayne Jones £33,500
71 Andy Hamilton £32,000
72 James Wilson £29,500
72 Mike De Decker £29,500
74 Ryan Meikle £29,000
74 Derk Telnekes £29,000
76 Nick Kenny £28,500
77 Alan Soutar £25,250
78 Mark McGeeney £24,500
79 Bradley Brooks £23,500
80 Raymond van Barneveld £22,500
81 Scott Mitchell £22,000
81 Lisa Ashton £22,000
83 Ritchie Edhouse £21,750
84 Martin Schindler £21,000
85 Ciaran Teehan £20,000
85 Cristo Reyes £20,000
87 Keane Barry £19,750
88 Lewis Williams £19,250
88 Alan Tabern £19,250
90 Kai Fan Leung £19,000
91 Florian Hempel £18,500
91 Joe Murnan £18,500
91 Peter Jacques £18,500
94 Krzysztof Kciuk £18,250
95 Adam Gawlas £17,000
96 Rowby-John Rodriguez £16,500
97 Jesus Noguera £15,750
98 Martin Atkins £13,500
98 Chas Barstow £13,500
98 Steve Brown £13,500
101 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £12,500
101 Daniel Larsson £12,500
103 Gordon Mathers £10,000
103 Eddie Lovely £10,000
103 Jason Heaver £10,000
103 Aaron Beeney £10,000
107 Niels Zonneveld £9,250
108 Adam Smith-Neale £9,000
108 Kevin Doets £9,000
110 Geert De Vos £8,500
110 Gary Blades £8,500
112 Martin Lukeman £8,000
112 Robert Thornton £8,000
112 John Brown £8,000
115 Luc Peters £7,500
116 Geert Nentjes £7,000
116 Boris Koltsov £7,000
118 John Michael £6,750
119 Zoran Lerchbacher £6,000
119 Andrew Gilding £6,000
121 Jon Worsley £5,500
121 Jack Main £5,500
121 Steffen Siepmann £5,500
124 Harald Leitinger £5,000
124 David Evans £5,000
124 Berry van Peer £5,000
127 Martin Thomas £4,500
127 Peter Hudson £4,500
127 Kirk Shepherd £4,500
130 Danny Baggish £4,000
130 Michael Rasztovits £4,000
130 Gino Vos £4,000
130 Darren Penhall £4,000
130 Wesley Harms £4,000
135 Jake Jones £3,500
135 Jose Justicia £3,500
137 Jim McEwan £3,000
137 Christian Kist £3,000
139 Kevin McDine £2,500
139 Sean Fisher £2,500
139 Lukas Wenig £2,500
139 Sebastian Bialecki £2,500
143 Andreas Harrysson £2,000
143 Kenny Neyens £2,000
143 Richard Veenstra £2,000
143 Ryan De Vreede £2,000
143 Benito van de Pas £2,000
143 Vincent Van der Meer £2,000
149 Patrik Kovacs £1,000
149 Craig Galliano £1,000
149 Dyson Parody £1,000
149 Justin Hewitt £1,000
149 Justin Broton £1,000
149 Janos Vegso £1,000
149 Thomas Lovely £1,000
149 Jozsef Rucska £1,000
149 Peter Strbik £1,000
149 Johan Engstrom £1,000
149 Gabor Jagicza £1,000
149 Shane McGuirk £1,000
149 Lorenzo Pronk £1,000
149 Pero Ljubic £1,000
149 Robert Marijanovic £1,000
149 Mike Warburton £1,000
149 Gavin Carlin £1,000
149 Brett Claydon £1,000
149 Jim Williams £1,000
149 Scott Taylor £1,000
149 Rhys Griffin £1,000
149 Michael Unterbuchner £1,000
171 Davy Proosten £500
171 Patrick van den Boogaard £500
171 Michal Smejda £500
171 Scott Williams £500

PDC Order of Merit following the 2021 World Grand Prix

Jonny Clayton has climbed to a career-high seventh in the PDC Order of Merit after his memorable triumph at the World Grand Prix.

Clayton, who won the Masters and Premier League titles earlier this year, secured his first PDC major ranking title at the double-start event in Leicester with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Gerwyn Price in the final.

The £110,000 top prize sees Welsh star Clayton surge seven places to seventh in the updated PDC Order of Merit, having started the year ranked outside the world’s top 16.

Price, who fell short of retaining the Grand Prix crown, remains the runaway leader at the top of the rankings ahead of Peter Wright – who is defending £500,000 in prize money at Ally Pally this year.

Michael van Gerwen remains world number three despite a shock First Round exit to Danny Noppert in Leicester last week, with Noppert rising to 22nd after his run to the Semi-Finals.

Dave Chisnall, who finished runner-up in the 2019 World Grand Prix, has dropped two places to tenth after a Quarter-Final defeat to Price, while Daryl Gurney is back into the world’s top 16 despite a First Round exit at the hands of Stephen Bunting.

Bunting, who enjoyed a fine run to the Semi-Finals, climbs one place to 15th, while Dirk van Duijvenbode is up two spots to 19th despite suffering another First Round exit.

Luke Humphries, the man responsible for knocking out Van Duijvenbode in Leicester, continues his rapid rise, climbing three places to a career-high 23rd.

Ryan Searle, who reached the Quarter-Finals, is also up three places to 27th, with Ross Smith climbing three places to 35th.

Meanwhile, Glen Durrant’s rapid descent continues as he drops five places to 20th following a First Round exit to Jose De Sousa with an average of just 58.

Chris Dobey reached the Semi-Finals in Dublin two years ago, but his failure to qualify this time around has seen him spiral seven places to 30th.

Martijn Kleermaker, who was beaten in Round One by Mervyn King on his Grand Prix debut, climbs six places to 50th, while Lithuania’s Darius Labanauskas moves up two places to 38th after reaching the Last 16.

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PDC Order of Merit following the World Grand Prix

Position Name Total Prize Money
1 Gerwyn Price £1,342,000
2 Peter Wright £1,102,500
3 Michael van Gerwen £862,000
4 James Wade £452,000
5 Dimitri Van den Bergh £444,750
6 Gary Anderson £422,500
7 Jonny Clayton £368,750
8 Jose de Sousa £363,000
9 Michael Smith £352,500
10 Dave Chisnall £326,250
11 Nathan Aspinall £319,250
12 Rob Cross £305,750
13 Krzysztof Ratajski £303,000
14 Joe Cullen £267,000
15 Stephen Bunting £259,750
16 Daryl Gurney £238,750
17 Ian White £233,000
18 Simon Whitlock £225,750
19 Dirk van Duijvenbode £223,000
20 Glen Durrant £221,500
21 Mervyn King £218,500
22 Danny Noppert £214,000
23 Luke Humphries £197,500
24 Gabriel Clemens £196,000
25 Devon Petersen £189,500
26 Brendan Dolan £186,750
27 Ryan Searle £176,250
28 Vincent van der Voort £173,250
29 Mensur Suljovic £168,000
30 Chris Dobey £167,500
31 Adrian Lewis £145,250
32 Jeffrey de Zwaan £141,250
33 Jermaine Wattimena £133,000
34 Ricky Evans £130,500
35 Ross Smith £127,750
36 Jamie Hughes £126,750
37 Damon Heta £125,000
38 Darius Labanauskas £125,000
39 Kim Huybrechts £118,000
40 William O’Connor £114,750
41 Callan Rydz £98,750
42 Ryan Joyce £98,000
43 Steve Beaton £96,500
44 Luke Woodhouse £80,000
45 Keegan Brown £79,500
46 Max Hopp £78,500
47 John Henderson £76,750
48 Steve Lennon £75,500
49 Steve West £75,000
50 Martijn Kleermaker £66,500
51 Ron Meulenkamp £65,000
52 Adam Hunt £64,000
53 Darren Webster £63,500
54 Madars Razma £63,250
55 Andy Boulton £61,000
56 Jason Lowe £61,000
57 Mickey Mansell £51,250
58 Maik Kuivenhoven £50,000
59 Jelle Klaasen £48,250
60 Justin Pipe £46,500
61 Jeff Smith £45,000
62 Matthew Edgar £44,000
63 Scott Waites £44,000
64 Ryan Murray £37,750
65 Josh Payne £37,500
66 Ted Evetts £36,750
67 Karel Sedlacek £36,500
68 Wayne Jones £33,500
69 Andy Hamilton £32,000
70 Boris Krcmar £31,500
71 James Wilson £29,500
72 Mike De Decker £29,500
73 Ryan Meikle £29,000
74 Derk Telnekes £29,000
75 Nick Kenny £28,500
76 William Borland £28,000
77 Mark McGeeney £26,000
78 Alan Soutar £25,250
79 Bradley Brooks £23,500
80 Raymond van Barneveld £22,500
81 Scott Mitchell £22,000
82 Lisa Ashton £22,000
83 Martin Schindler £21,000
84 Cristo Reyes £21,000
85 Ciaran Teehan £20,000
86 Alan Tabern £19,250
87 Kai Fan Leung £19,000
88 Peter Jacques £18,500
89 Krzysztof Kciuk £18,250
90 Rowby-John Rodriguez £16,500
91 Ritchie Edhouse £15,750
92 Jesus Noguera £15,750
93 Keane Barry £13,750
94 Martin Atkins £13,500
95 Chas Barstow £13,500
96 Steve Brown £13,500
97 Lewis Williams £13,250
98 Joe Murnan £12,500
99 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £12,500
100 Daniel Larsson £12,500
101 Gordon Mathers £10,000
102 Eddie Lovely £10,000
103 Jason Heaver £10,000
104 Aaron Beeney £10,000
105 Niels Zonneveld £9,250
106 Kevin Doets £9,000
107 Florian Hempel £8,500
108 Geert De Vos £8,500
109 Gary Blades £8,500
110 Martin Lukeman £8,000
111 Robert Thornton £8,000
112 John Brown £8,000
113 Luc Peters £7,500
114 Adam Gawlas £7,000
115 Geert Nentjes £7,000
116 Boris Koltsov £7,000
117 John Michael £6,750
118 Zoran Lerchbacher £6,000
119 Andrew Gilding £6,000
120 Jon Worsley £5,500
121 Jack Main £5,500
122 Steffen Siepmann £5,500
123 Harald Leitinger £5,000
124 David Evans £5,000
125 Berry van Peer £5,000
126 Martin Thomas £4,500
127 Peter Hudson £4,500
128 Kirk Shepherd £4,500
129 Danny Baggish £4,000
130 Michael Rasztovits £4,000
131 Gino Vos £4,000
132 Darren Penhall £4,000
133 Wesley Harms £4,000
134 Jake Jones £3,500
135 Jose Justicia £3,500
136 Adam Smith-Neale £3,000
137 Jim McEwan £3,000
138 Christian Kist £3,000
139 Kevin McDine £2,500
140 Sean Fisher £2,500
141 Lukas Wenig £2,500
142 Sebastian Bialecki £2,500
143 Andreas Harrysson £2,000
144 Kenny Neyens £2,000
145 Richard Veenstra £2,000
146 Ryan de Vreede £2,000
147 Benito van de Pas £2,000
148 Vincent van der Meer £2,000
149 Craig Galliano £1,000
150 Dyson Parody £1,000
151 Justin Broton £1,000
152 Justin Hewitt £1,000
153 Patrik Kovacs £1,000
154 Gabor Jagicza £1,000
155 Janos Vegso £1,000
156 Johan Engstrom £1,000
157 Jozsef Rucska £1,000
158 Peter Strbik £1,000
159 Thomas Lovely £1,000
160 Shane McGuirk £1,000
161 Lorenzo Pronk £1,000
162 Pero Ljubic £1,000
163 Robert Marijanovic £1,000
164 Mike Warburton £1,000
165 Gavin Carlin £1,000
166 Brett Claydon £1,000
167 Jim Williams £1,000
168 Rhys Griffin £1,000
169 Scott Taylor £1,000
170 Michael Unterbuchner £1,000
171 Davy Proosten £500
172 Patrick van den Boogaard £500
173 Michal Smejda £500
174 Scott Williams £500

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