Michael van Gerwen was unseeded at a PDC tournament for the first time in six years last weekend. It did not stop ‘Mighty Mike’ from winning the Auckland Darts Masters on Sunday.

Van Gerwen earned twelve points for the World Series ranking. The 29-year-old Dutchman brought his point total to 23 and climbed from the sixth place to the first place. Reigning world champion Rob Cross has one point less than the world number one.

Gary Anderson, winner of the US Darts Masters, is third with 21 points. Peter Wright completes the top-4 with twenty points. ‘Snakebite’ lost four times in the semi-final of a World Series-tournament this year.

In 2018, events will take place in Germany, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Auckland, Melbourne and Brisbane. The top eight players from the final rankings below qualifying for the season-ending World Series of Darts Finals.

The winner of each World Series event receives twelve points, while the runner-up will be awarded with eight points. First round losers get one point, while quarter-finalists (three) and semi-finalists (five) points also receive points for the ranking table.

Pos Player Total
1 Michael van Gerwen 23
2 Rob Cross 22
3 Gary Anderson 21
4 Peter Wright 20
5 Michael Smith 16
6 Mensur Suljovic 12
7 Raymond van Barneveld 11
8 James Wade 8
8= Dimitri Van den Bergh 8
10 Daryl Gurney 6
11 Simon Whitlock 5
12 Gerwyn Price 4
13 Dawson Murschell 3
13= Jamie Lewis 3
13= Kyle Anderson 3
13= Mark McGrath 3
13= Royden Lam 3
18= Max Hopp 1
18= Martin Schindler 1
18= Gabriel Clemens 1
18= Robert Marijanovic 1
18= Dragutin Horvat 1
18= Stefan Stoyke 1
18= Nico Cruz 1
18= Manfred Bilderl 1
18= Dave Cameron 1
18= DJ Sayre 1
18= Jeff Smith 1
18= Danny Lauby 1
18= Ross Snook 1
18= John Norman Jnr 1
18= Joseph Huffman 1
18= Seigo Asada 1
18= Lourence Ilagan 1
18= Yuanjun Liu 1
18= Chengan Liu 1
18= Xiaochen Zong 1
18= Lihao Wen 1
18= Hailong Chen 1
18= Cody Harris 1
18= Warren Parry 1
18= Haupai Puha 1
18= Ben Robb 1
18= Tahuna Irwin 1
18= John Hurring 1
18= Tim Pusey 1

 

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Author: Pieter