The first day of the PDC Summer Series was completed on Wednesday with Michael van Gerwen taking the honours but a race to another tournament continues in the form of the World Matchplay.

Taking place at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes for the first time ever, players are fighting for ranking money to qualify for the showpiece event.

Only one change to the 32-player line-up occurred though after the first day of the PDC Summer Series. Ricky Evans with a run to the Last 16 went into the final ProTour position going £250 more than Kim Huybrechts.

Vincent van der Voort and Ryan Searle also tightened their grip further on their place in the event. While for the likes of John Henderson and Luke Humphries, first round exits saw their hopes diminished slightly.

Another day of PDC Summer Series action begins shortly and all eyes will not only be on the event itself but the race to the World Matchplay. View the current standings below:

* Prize money in the tables is in units of £1,000. Source: Dartsranking.com

PDC Order of Merit (top 16 qualifies)

Rk Name Prize Money
1 Michael van Gerwen 1515.75
2 Peter Wright 912
3 Gerwyn Price 796.5
4 Rob Cross 540.25
5 Michael Smith 517
6 Nathan Aspinall 468.25
7 Daryl Gurney 442
8 Gary Anderson 431.75
9 James Wade 405.75
10 Dave Chisnall 374.75
11 Ian White 352.25
12 Mensur Suljovic 313.75
13 Adrian Lewis 247.75
14 Simon Whitlock 245.25
15 Krzysztof Ratajski 245
16 Glen Durrant 242.75
17 Stephen Bunting 227.75
18 Joe Cullen 223
19 Jonny Clayton 219.5
20 Chris Dobey 218.75
21 Jeffrey de Zwaan 211.25

Pro Tour Order of Merit (top 16 qualifies)

Rk Name Prize Money
1 Joe Cullen 54.75
2 Brendan Dolan 38
3 Danny Noppert 33.5
4 Jose de Sousa 31
5 Jermaine Wattimena 29
6 Gabriel Clemens 27.25
7 Jonny Clayton 25.25
8 Jeffrey de Zwaan 25
9 Jamie Hughes 24.25
10 Justin Pipe 24
11 Steve Beaton 23
12 Vincent van der Voort 22.25
13 Keegan Brown 22.25
14 Dimitri Van den Bergh 22
15 Ryan Searle 20
16 Ricky Evans 19.5
17 Kim Huybrechts 19.25
18 Steve West 19
19 John Henderson 17.75
20 Luke Humphries 17.5
21 Stephen Bunting 17
22 Ron Meulenkamp 15.75
23 Mervyn King 15.5
24 William O’Connor 15.25
25 Ryan Joyce 15.25
26 Ross Smith 14
27 Devon Petersen 13.75
28 Mickey Mansell 13
29 Dirk van Duijvenbode 13
30 Steve Lennon 12
31 Chris Dobey 11.75
32 Luke Woodhouse 11.75
33 Rowby-John Rodriguez 11.5
34 Josh Payne 11.5
35 Joe Murnan 11.5
36 Andy Boulton 11.25
37 Darren Webster 11
38 Maik Kuivenhoven 11
39 Conan Whitehead 10.5
40 Cristo Reyes 10.5
41 James Wilson 10.25
42 Martin Schindler 10.25
43 Richard North 10
44 Kyle Anderson 10
45 Max Hopp 9.75
46 Jelle Klaasen 9.5
47 Benito van de Pas 9
48 Jeff Smith 9
49 Harry Ward 8.75
50 Gavin Carlin 8.5
51 Matthew Edgar 8.5
52 Darius Labanauskas 8.5
53 Derk Telnekes 8.25
54 Madars Razma 8
55 Christian Bunse 8
56 Kirk Shepherd 7.5
57 Matt Clark 7.5
58 Geert Nentjes 7.5
59 Mark McGeeney 7.5
60 Martijn Kleermaker 7
61 Simon Stevenson 7
62 Jason Lowe 6.5
63 Niels Zonneveld 6.5
64 Ted Evetts 6.5
65 Adrian Gray 6.5
66 Reece Robinson 6.5
67 Robert Thornton 6
68 Toni Alcinas 5.5
69 Carl Wilkinson 5.5
70 Mike van Duivenbode 5.5
71 Andy Hamilton 5
72 Kai Fan Leung 5
73 Mike De Decker 5
74 Scott Baker 4.5
75 David Pallett 4.5
76 Jan Dekker 4.25
77 Steve Brown 4
78 Scott Mitchell 4
79 Scott Waites 4
80 Damon Heta 4
81 Jamie Lewis 4
82 Nick Kenny 4
83 Marko Kantele 4
84 Barrie Bates 4
85 Robert Collins 3.5
86 Wayne Jones 3.5
87 Jonathan Worsley 3.5
88 John Michael 3.5
89 Eddie Lovely 3
90 Vincent van der Meer 3
91 William Borland 3
92 Alan Tabern 3
93 Karel Sedlacek 3
94 Ciaran Teehan 3
95 Gary Blades 3
96 Darren Penhall 3
97 Adam Hunt 3
98 Wesley Harms 3
99 Yordi Meeuwisse 3
100 Ryan Meikle 2.5
101 Michael Barnard 2.5
102 Callan Rydz 2
103 Andrew Gilding 2
104 Jesus Noguera 2
105 Lisa Ashton 2
106 Ronny Huybrechts 2
107 Wesley Plaisier 2
108 Peter Jacques 2
109 Daniel Larsson 2
110 Boris Krcmar 1.5
111 Harald Leitinger 1.5
112 Ryan Murray 1.5
113 Arjan Konterman 1
114 Matthew Dennant 1
115 Carl Hamilton 1
116 Dom Taylor 1
117 Scott Taylor 1
118 Adam Huckvale 1
119 Benjamin Pratnemer 1
120 Geert De Vos 1
121 Jeffrey van Egdom 1
122 Ryan Harrington 1
123 Jitse Van der Wal 1
124 James Hubbard 0.5
125 Krzysztof Kciuk 0.5
126 Connor Scutt 0.5
127 Diogo Portela 0.5
128 Graham Usher 0.5
129 Brian Raman 0.5
130 Steffen Siepmann 0.5
131 Martin Atkins (Wigan) 0.5
132 Nathan Derry 0.5
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Author: Samuel Gill