The Players Championship Order of Merit has been updated after the conclusion of the first four events in Barnsley and Wigan.

Nathan Aspinall who won on the first weekend is still top but only by £1,500. Ryan Searle has since forced himself into the reckoning after winning his maiden title this past weekend and he is second.

Other winners form the top four in Gary Anderson and Krzysztof Ratajski; with both adding only £2,000 to their rankings before or after their wins in the case of Anderson.

This is compared to Michael van Gerwen who sits on £10,750 in fifth with no win to his name so far. It remains to be seen though with MVG if he keeps playing in ProTour events in the next few weeks till he wins one and secures Minehead qualification especially with European Tour events beginning again.

ProTour stalwarts such as Ian White, World Champion Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis are all in the top ten; as is Gerwyn Price. Surprise names such as Maik Kuivenhoven and Dirk Van Duijvenbode all appear also in the top 15 after both having great weekends.

Rob Cross, Daryl Gurney and Dave Chisnall are further down though with Gurney in particular in 77th place after not having a great time of it, all three will hope to arrest that next weekend.

Click here for more information on the ProTour and the prize fund breakdown.

Players Championship Order of Merit after four events

1 Nathan Aspinall £13,500
2 Ryan Searle £12,500
3 Gary Anderson £12,000
4 Krzysztof Ratajski £12,000
5 Michael van Gerwen £10,750
6 Peter Wright £10,500
7 Jeff Smith £7,500
8 Ian White £7,500
9 Adrian Lewis £7,000
10 Gerwyn Price £7,000
11 Danny Noppert £6,750
12 Gabriel Clemens £6,250
13 Maik Kuivenhoven £6,000
14 Glen Durrant £5,750
15 Dirk van Duijvenbode £5,500
16 Ross Smith £5,250
17 Joe Cullen £5,000
18 Brendan Dolan £5,000
19 Jamie Hughes £4,750
20 Michael Smith £4,000
21 Steve Beaton £3,750
22 Mickey Mansell £3,750
23 Mensur Suljovic £3,750
24 Jeffrey De Zwaan £3,500
25 Nick Kenny £3,500
26 Darius Labanauskas £3,500
27 James Wade £3,500
28 Conan Whitehead £3,500
29 Stephen Bunting £3,000
30 Chris Dobey £2,750
31 Keegan Brown £2,500
32 Jonny Clayton £2,500
33 Jose De Sousa £2,500
34 Wesley Harms £2,500
35 Jason Lowe £2,500
36 Karel Sedlacek £2,500
37 Darren Webster £2,500
38 Simon Whitlock £2,500
39 Vincent van der Voort £2,500
40 Steve Brown £2,000
41 Matt Clark £2,000
42 Rob Cross £2,000
43 Ted Evetts £2,000
44 John Henderson £2,000
45 Adam Hunt £2,000
46 Wayne Jones £2,000
47 Ryan Joyce £2,000
48 Martijn Kleermaker £2,000
49 Daniel Larsson £2,000
50 John Michael £2,000
51 Joe Murnan £2,000
52 Kirk Shepherd £2,000
53 Scott Waites £2,000
54 Jermaine Wattimena £2,000
55 Steve West £2,000
56 Lisa Ashton £1,500
57 Dave Chisnall £1,500
58 Ryan Murray £1,500
59 Geert Nentjes £1,500
60 David Pallett £1,500
61 Josh Payne £1,500
62 Alan Tabern £1,500
63 Derk Telnekes £1,500
64 Luke Woodhouse £1,500
65 Niels Zonneveld £1,500
66 Mike van Duivenbode £1,500
67 Toni Alcinas £1,000
68 Scott Baker £1,000
69 Barrie Bates £1,000
70 Gary Blades £1,000
71 William Borland £1,000
72 Mike De Decker £1,000
73 Matthew Edgar £1,000
74 Ricky Evans £1,000
75 Andrew Gilding £1,000
76 Daryl Gurney £1,000
77 Max Hopp £1,000
78 Luke Humphries £1,000
79 Kim Huybrechts £1,000
80 Peter Jacques £1,000
81 Marko Kantele £1,000
82 Mervyn King £1,000
83 Harald Leitinger £1,000
84 Ryan Meikle £1,000
85 Scott Mitchell £1,000
86 William O’Connor £1,000
87 Madars Razma £1,000
88 Rowby-John Rodriguez £1,000
89 Martin Schindler £1,000
90 Ciaran Teehan £1,000
91 Robert Thornton £1,000
92 James Wilson £1,000
93 Martin Atkins (Wigan) £500
94 Michael Barnard £500
95 Andy Boulton £500
96 Christian Bunse £500
97 Gavin Carlin £500
98 Robert Collins £500
99 Matthew Dennant £500
100 Adrian Gray £500
101 Andy Hamilton £500
102 Damon Heta £500
103 Adam Huckvale £500
104 Jelle Klaasen £500
105 Boris Krcmar £500
106 Steve Lennon £500
107 Kai Fan Leung £500
108 Yordi Meeuwisse £500
109 Ron Meulenkamp £500
110 Jesus Noguera £500
111 Richard North £500
112 Darren Penhall £500
113 Justin Pipe £500
114 Reece Robinson £500
115 Simon Stevenson £500
116 Dimitri Van den Bergh £500
117 Harry Ward £500
118 Carl Wilkinson £500
119 Jonathan Worsley £500
120 Benito van de Pas

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Author: Samuel Gill