The 2019 PDC Development Tour season ends this weekend, with a lot at stake.

The four Development Tour events played across November 2-3 in Wigan carry a collective prize fund of £40,000. That money could turn dreams into reality for select members of the PDC’s top young talent.

Two players will earn a place at the PDC World Championship at the Alexandra Palace in December. Looking at the top of the Development Tour Order of Merit, it’s not such a straightforward occasion. The waters are muddied by the fact that a lot of the top echelon have already qualified.

Ted Evetts, the runaway Order of Merit leader, has booked his Ally Pally spot. Luke Humphries has too, as has Ryan Meikle. Callan Rydz and Keane Barry will make their World Championship debuts in December. Jeffrey de Zwaan – who misses the weekend’s play due to participation in the World Series of Darts Finals – need not worry.

All of that leaves the door open wide for Geert Nentjes. This time last year, the Dutchman had to excel on the last Development Tour weekend to come out of left field and claim a spot. It’s a little more comfortable for Nentjes in 2019. Having earned £8,000 across the campaign, the two-time event winner is second in the standings.

He’ll be hoping for another crack at the World Championship, after last year’s effort ended with a first round whitewash defeat to Nathan Aspinall.

At the other end of the spectrum, Shane McGuirk is on the cusp of something special. The Irishman, fifth in the Development Tour Order of Merit at the moment, currently occupies the second World Championship qualifying spot.

Nathan Rafferty, one spot below McGuirk, is in the chasing pack. Ciaran Teehan is another of the Irish contingent in with a shout. Bradley Brooks and Andrew Davidson also look like they have a good chance. Corey Cadby is there or thereabouts, though we don’t know if he’ll be in Wigan; he hasn’t got a reputation for attending important dates.

Given that any event winner will scoop up £2,000, the outlook could change massively across the weekend.

Position Name Prize Money
1 Ted Evetts £12,400
2 Geert Nentjes £8,000
3 Luke Humphries £6,100
4 Ryan Meikle £5,450
5 Shane McGuirk £4,800
6 Nathan Rafferty £4,350
7 Callan Rydz £4,150
8 Jeffrey De Zwaan £3,950
9 Ciaran Teehan £3,800
10 Keane Barry £3,600
11 Bradley Brooks £2,950
12 Andrew Davidson £2,850
13 Corey Cadby £2,800
14 Greg Ritchie £2,650
15 William Borland £2,500
16 Harry Ward £2,350
17 Justin Smith £2,050
18 Owen Roelofs £2,000
19 Nathan Girvan £1,950
20 Danny van Trijp £1,900
21 Mike De Decker £1,850
22 Jarred Cole £1,800
23 Lewis Pride £1,700
24 Wessel Nijman £1,600
25 Kevin Doets £1,500
26 Jack Main £1,500
27 Justin van Tergouw £1,350
28 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £1,350
29 Aiden Cope £1,350
30 George Killington £1,350
31 Christian Bunse £1,300
32 Mike van Duivenbode £1,300
33 Niels Zonneveld £1,250
34 Joe Davis £1,200
35 Keelan Kay £1,200
36 Thomas Lovely £1,050
37 Roman Benecky £1,000
38 Tom Lonsdale £1,000
39 Callum Matthews £950
40 Jacob Gwynne £900
41 Ben Cheeseman £900
42 Bradley Clark £900
43 Berry van Peer £850
44 Jurjen van der Velde £850
45 Hywel Manuel £850
46 Marvin van Velzen £850
47 Connor Arberry £850
48 Benjamin Smith £850
49 Andy Kent £850
50 Patrick van den Boogaard £850
51 Carl Batchelor £850
52 Matthew Holbrook £850
53 Dom Taylor £800
54 Seppe Giebens £800
55 Rhys Griffin £800
56 Owen Maiden £750
57 Adam Gawlas £650
58 Danny Key £650
59 Lennon Cradock £650
60 Dylan Powell £650
61 Henk Snijder £650
62 Kieran Brignell £600
63 Connor Scutt £600
64 Tommy Lishman £600
65 Stephen Rosney £550
66 Ben West £550
67 Wesley van Trijp £550
68 Kieran Spurdle £500
69 David Carr £500
70 Bradley Coltman £500
71 Reece Colley £500
72 Luke Humphreys £500
73 Jim Moston £500
74 Liam Gallagher £500
75 Joshua Richardson £500
76 Joshua Burksfield £500
77 Charlie Symons £500
78 George Gardner £500
79 Ole Holtkamp £450
80 Daan Bastiaansen £450
81 Sebastian Pohl £450
82 James Beeton £450
83 Killian Heffernan £450
84 Jack Neary £450
85 Callum Wilson £450
86 Scott Hope £450
87 Keanu van Velzen £400
88 Levy Frauenfelder £400
89 Connor Pickett £400
90 Maikel Verberk £400
91 Dan Read £400
92 Fred Box £400
93 Alex Jacques £400
94 Martin Schindler £350
95 John Brown £350
96 Conor Mayes £350
97 Logan Crooks £350
98 Bradley Halls £350
99 Dawson Murschell £350
100 Thomas Cromwell £300
101 Marc Legant £300
102 Damian Mol £300
103 Franz Roetzsch £300
104 Philipp Hagemann £300
105 Lewis Gurney £300
106 Luke Colwill £300
107 Liam Waddingham £300
108 James Thompson £300
109 Adam Paxton £300
110 Nico Schlund £300
111 Brian Raman £300
112 Zak Cross £300
113 Gergely Lakatos £250
114 Mattia Pinelli £250
115 Jaikob Selby-Rivas £250
116 Brad Phillips £250
117 Bertus Herks £250
118 Jack Sargeant £250
119 Matt Smith £250
120 Björn Ole Blohm £200
121 Sven Hesse £200
122 Alessio Marconi £200
123 Aaron Ayres £200
124 Billy Warriner £200
125 Robbie Lickiss £200
126 Reece Pauling £200
127 Aaron Holdstock £200
128 Scott Jackson £200
129 Josh Habgood £200
130 Owen Emmett-Bowden £200
131 Derk Telnekes £200
132 Nico Blum £150
133 Alexander Rolf £150
134 Viggo van der Kuijl £150
135 Nathan Boon £150
136 Jakob Kelly £150
137 Gian van Veen £150
138 Robin Beger £150
139 Cameron Doyle £150
140 Tadhg Carroll £150
141 Daniel Kirton £150
142 Szabolcs Nemeth £150
143 Justin Hewitt £150
144 George Lynch £150
145 Kieran Peek £150
146 Lloyd Walker £150
147 Declan Cox £150
148 Luke Rutter £150
149 Michael Poole £150
150 Aaron Castagnette £150
151 Lewis McGuigan £150
152 Cameron Anderson £150
153 Ben Chance £150
154 Sam Cromwell £150
155 Jack Vincent £150
156 Daniel Thomas £150
157 Rob Hewson £150
158 Nicolai Rasmussen £150
159 Ross Gilder Jnr £150
160 Joost Geurts £100
161 Joshua Hermann £100
162 Danny Jantowski £100
163 Maximilian Johansen £100
164 Kevin Knopf £100
165 Vilem Sedivy £100
166 Jordan Boyce £100
167 Lars Fransen £100
168 Chester Gardner £100
169 Oliver King £100
170 Andrew Cass £100
171 Freddie Francis £100
172 Finn Kalsbeek £100
173 George Collumb Jnr £100
174 Shaun Lovett £100
175 Kieran Harris £100
176 Dan Wilson £100
177 Henry Reddin £100
178 David Johnson £100
179 Callum Loose £100
180 Daniel Jensen £100
181 Rihards Slisans £100
182 Sam Gibbons £100
183 Kallum Graham £100
184 Jack Kerr £100
185 Josh Church £100
186 Josh McCarthy £100
187 Jamie Cassidy £100
188 Anthony Cunnane £100
189 Sven Groen £100
190 Liam Hill £100
191 Rhys Julian £100
192 Fredi Gsellmann £100
193 Aron Boroczi £50
194 Troy Brown £50
195 Jake Carter £50
196 Kevin Grebe £50
197 Tom Heldt £50
198 Rene Hwizda £50
199 Jerry Kaldenberg £50
200 Marcus Kirchmann £50
201 Amos Menghini £50
202 Jonas Michlenz £50
203 Dominik Neumeister £50
204 Martijn Piree £50
205 Aaron Russell £50
206 Sara Schliemann £50
207 Joshua Sinkovits £50
208 Niko Springer £50
209 Marcel Teders £50
210 Niklas Thunemann £50
211 Egor Tvorogov £50
212 Marvin Wehder £50
213 Atli Bjarnason £50
214 Declan Hooley £50
215 Thomas King £50
216 Hampus Norrstrom £50
217 Josie Paterson £50
218 Mike de Kruijff £50
219 Lucas Richards £50
220 Frankie Dean £50
221 Robert Adnams £50
222 Adam Howard £50
223 Nico Krause £50
224 Jack Dickinson £50
225 David Luke Leonard £50
226 Keith O’Neill £50
227 Jamie Peetoom £50
228 Mikey Rees £50
229 Jordan Singh £50
230 Kai Haddock £50
231 Jordan Inglut £50
232 Samuel Kapur £50
233 Daniel Castle £50
234 Declan Fishwick £50
235 Rory Jolly £50
236 Louis Whitehouse £50
237 Hendrik Eggermann £50
238 Jonathan Schuette £50
239 Viktor Tingstrom £50
240 Rex Cole £50
241 Liam Gordon £50
242 Morgan Smith £50
243 Ben Cloake £50
244 Jacob Cooksey £50
245 Joshua Jenkins £50
246 Andrew Kilburn £50
247 Danny Kronenberg £50
248 Padraig Balfe £50
249 Llew Bevan £50
250 Jason Blackford £50
251 Graham Cummings £50
252 Neil Dodd £50
253 Ashley Presley £50
254 Kevin Troppmann £50
255 Jordan Ward £50
256 Terry Webb £50
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Author: Ed McCosh