Gary Anderson is the biggest mover in the newly updated Pro Tour Order of Merit.

The Flying Scotsman extended his unbeaten run to 22 matches in Barnsley at the weekend. First came victory in Players Championship 3 on Saturday. Anderson thrashed Rob Cross 6-0 in the last 16, and did the same to Peter Wright in the final. That all came after trailing 5-1 to Terry Jenkins in the first round. Sunday was much more straightforward. Only Cristo Reyes was able to take a match against Anderson beyond nine legs. The Scot powered past Jeffrey de Zwaan in the final. His fine showing is reflected in the new Pro Tour Order of Merit.

Thanks to the £20,000 picked up across two days in Barnsley, Anderson has shot up to ninth. Michael van Gerwen, the only other 2018 Players Championship winner, remains top. The Dutchman did not attend either of the weekend’s events. Wright sits second, followed by Michael Smith and Cross. De Zwaan and Saturday semi-finalist Jeffrey de Graaf both further their Pro Tour ambitions, adding a significant amount to their overall earnings. Benito van de Pas slips to 22nd in the Order of Merit. Big Ben once again struggled, compounding a miserable start to the year.

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Author: Edward McCosh