The BDO world rankings have been updated, and it has led to unrest in some quarters.

Rankings in the men’s and women’s game have been affected this week by BDO World Trophy points coming off. Among those impacted is Jim Williams, who drops to third in the men’s rolling table. Richard Veenstra sits top, with Wesley Harms narrowly behind him. Lisa Ashton, meanwhile, extends her lead atop the women’s rankings.
World Trophy points aren’t the only ones to come off. The Bruges Open moving to September means that points earners from the May 2018 edition now see those points coming off.
Welsh ace Williams was clearly unhappy with the news. He took to Facebook to voice his displeasure, suggesting a slight against him by the BDO.
“So my prize for being top of the rankings has come through,” he opened, sarcastically.
“World Trophy points taken off without being able to defend them!”
Williams went on to say: “That’s 129 (ranking) points and not a thing I can do about it. Really gonna struggle to make grand slam once my ‘because your name starts with a J’ points come off!!!”

BDO Ranking (update May 29)

Rank Player Ranking Points
1 Richard Veenstra 371
2 Wesley Harms 367
3 Jim Williams 351
4 Michael Unterbuchner 322
5 Dave Parletti 315
6 Glen Durrant (moved to the PDC) 312
7 Scott Mitchell 309
8 Willem Mandigers 283
9 Mark McGeeney (moved to the PDC) 271
10 Gary Robson 267
11 Wayne Warren 261
12 Scott Waites 246
13 Martijn Kleermaker 244
14 Ross Montgomery 235
15 Ryan Hogarth 217
16 Nick Kenny 215
17 Mario Vandenbogaerde 213
18 Chris Landman 208
19 Kyle McKinstry 206
20 Adam Smith-Neale 197
21 Andy Hamilton 194
22 Paul Hogan 193
23 Scott Baker (moved to the PDC) 189
24 Wes Newton 182
25 Wouter Vaes 177
26 Martin Adams 176
27 Tony O’Shea 168
28  Conan Whitehead (moved to the PDC) 162
= Daniel Day 162
30 Justin Thompson 158
31 Aaron Turner 154
32 John Scott 151
33 Sebastian Steyer 150
34 Jeffrey van Egdom 149
35 Mark Layton 147
36 Martin Phillips 144
37 Derk Telnekes 143
= Jeffrey Sparidaans 143
39 Craig Venman 142
40 Adam Mould 136
41 Francis Carragher 132
= Gino Vos 132
43 Dean Reynolds 130
= Simon Stainton 130
45 Nick Fullwell 128
46 Roger Janssen 126
47 Gary Stafford 120
48 Dave Evans 116
49 James Hurrell 114
= Paul Brown 114
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Author: Ed McCosh