The situation regarding the PDC Summer Series and the subsequent rankings have been clarified with all 128 players still able to qualify for the World Matchplay.

Resuming with a series of five Players Championship events taking place at the Marshall Arena between July 8-12 in Milton Keynes, there will be £375,000 on offer with the field set to be confirmed for the World Matchplay.

The top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit will be seeded for the World Matchplay and as usual, they will be joined by 16 qualifiers from the one-year ProTour Order of Merit.

Glen Durrant will move into the World’s Top 16 ahead of the event with Krzysztof Ratajski also set for a seeding. Reigning champion Rob Cross will be fourth seed as he aims to defend his title.

In terms of debutants, Ryan Searle‘s Players Championship win earlier this season will potentially hand him a debut in the tournament, with the likes of Jose de Sousa and Gabriel Clemens also set for debuts after their emergence.

Stephen Bunting is one player who could miss out as was revealed last week if he can’t perform well in the Summer Series with the Order of Merit, his only way in and he currently sits 17th.

Simon Whitlock could also be in trouble with him well down on the ProTour Order of Merit and currently only 14th. There are a lot of players who could force their way in or lose their places with the Summer Series pivotal.

PDC Order of Merit (top 16 qualifies)

# Name Prize Money
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
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

PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit (top 16 qualifies)

# Name Prize Money
1 Joe Cullen £54.750
2 Brendan Dolan £37.500
3 Danny Noppert £31.250
4 Jose de Sousa £30.500
5 Jermaine Wattimena £29.000
6 Jeffrey de Zwaan £24.500
7 Jonny Clayton £24.250
8 Gabriel Clemens £24.250
9 Justin Pipe £23.500
10 Jamie Hughes £22.750
11 Keegan Brown £22.250
12 Dimitri Van den Bergh £22.000
13 Steve Beaton £21.500
14 Vincent van der Voort £21.250
15 Ryan Searle £19.000
16 Kim Huybrechts £18.750
17 Steve West £18.500
18 Ricky Evans £18.000
19 John Henderson £17.750
20 Luke Humphries £17.500
21 Ron Meulenkamp £15.750
22 Stephen Bunting £15.500
23 William O’Connor £15.250
24 Ryan Joyce £15.250
25 Mervyn King £15.000
26 Devon Petersen £13.250
27 Mickey Mansell £13.000
28 Dirk van Duijvenbode £13.000
29 Ross Smith £13.000
30 Steve Lennon £12.000
31 Luke Woodhouse £11.750
32 Chris Dobey £11.250

 

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Author: Samuel Gill