As well as the bragging rights of winning in the PDC Summer Series and the Grand Slam of Darts spot also available, the Race to the World Matchplay will be concluded on Sunday night at the end of the five Players Championship events.

Ryan Joyce claimed the second event of the PDC Summer Series and as a result has put himself in position for a debut albeit of course not at the Winter Gardens but in Milton Keynes, the site of his first ranking title.

He has gone into eighth as a result of winning the 10th Players Championship event and looks good to make his debut. Ryan Searle has dropped out as a result with a big day ahead potentially for those around him.

Ricky Evans is £500 ahead and will have Dimitri van den Bergh in his sights who is currently around £1,500 ahead. Both Keegan Brown and Vincent van der Voort similarly are just after the £22,000 mark.

Kim Huybrechts is sat £750 behind Searle so will hope to make up some ground today to challenge Ricky Evans, the same can be said for Steve West, Luke Humphries and John Henderson.

As Thursday showed, anyone is mathematically able to qualify for the World Matchplay, could we yet see more shock names add themselves to the field?

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

PDC Order of Merit (top 16 qualifies)

Rank Name Prize Money
1 Michael van Gerwen 1516.75
2 Peter Wright 914.25
3 Gerwyn Price 797.5
4 Rob Cross 540.75
5 Michael Smith 517
6 Nathan Aspinall 471.25
7 Daryl Gurney 443
8 Gary Anderson 434.75
9 James Wade 407.25
10 Dave Chisnall 380.75
11 Ian White 352.75
12 Mensur Suljovic 314.25
13 Adrian Lewis 248.75
14 Krzysztof Ratajski 246
15 Simon Whitlock 245.25
16 Glen Durrant 245
17 Stephen Bunting 227.75
18 Joe Cullen 223.5
19 Jonny Clayton 221.75
20 Chris Dobey 219.75

Pro Tour Order of Merit (top 16 qualifies)

Rank Name Prize Money
1 Joe Cullen 55.25
2 Brendan Dolan 38.5
3 Danny Noppert 33.5
4 Jose de Sousa 31
5 Jermaine Wattimena 30.5
6 Gabriel Clemens 28.75
7 Jonny Clayton 27.5
8 Ryan Joyce 25.25
9 Jeffrey de Zwaan 25
10 Jamie Hughes 24.25
11 Justin Pipe 24
12 Steve Beaton 23
13 Vincent van der Voort 22.75
14 Keegan Brown 22.25
15 Dimitri Van den Bergh 22
16 Ricky Evans 20.5
17 Ryan Searle 20
18 Kim Huybrechts 19.25
19 Steve West 19
20 Luke Humphries 18
21 John Henderson 17.75
22 Stephen Bunting 17
23 Mervyn King 16
24 Ron Meulenkamp 15.75
25 William O’Connor 15.25
26 Devon Petersen 14.25
27 Mickey Mansell 14
28 Dirk van Duijvenbode 14
29 Ross Smith 14
30 Chris Dobey 12.75
31 Maik Kuivenhoven 12.5
32 Steve Lennon 12.5
33 Luke Woodhouse 12.25
34 Josh Payne 12
35 Andy Boulton 11.75
36 Rowby-John Rodriguez 11.5
37 Joe Murnan 11.5
38 James Wilson 11.25
39 Darren Webster 11
40 Martin Schindler 10.75
41 Richard North 10.5
42 Conan Whitehead 10.5
43 Cristo Reyes 10.5
44 Benito van de Pas 10
45 Jelle Klaasen 10
46 Kyle Anderson 10
47 Max Hopp 9.75
48 Madars Razma 9.5
49 Matthew Edgar 9.5
50 Jeff Smith 9.5
51 Martijn Kleermaker 9.25
52 Harry Ward 9.25
53 Christian Bunse 9
54 Gavin Carlin 8.5
55 Darius Labanauskas 8.5
56 Derk Telnekes 8.25
57 Jason Lowe 8
58 Niels Zonneveld 8
59 Kirk Shepherd 8
60 Matt Clark 8
61 Mark McGeeney 8
62 Simon Stevenson 7.5
63 Geert Nentjes 7.5
64 Ted Evetts 7
65 Adrian Gray 6.5
66 Reece Robinson 6.5
67 Mike van Duivenbode 6
68 Robert Thornton 6
69 Kai Fan Leung 5.5
70 Toni Alcinas 5.5
71 Carl Wilkinson 5.5
72 Jan Dekker 5.25
73 Andy Hamilton 5
74 Mike De Decker 5
75 Scott Mitchell 4.5
76 Jamie Lewis 4.5
77 Scott Baker 4.5
78 David Pallett 4.5
79 Ciaran Teehan 4
80 Jonathan Worsley 4
81 Steve Brown 4
82 Scott Waites 4
83 Damon Heta 4
84 Nick Kenny 4
85 Marko Kantele 4
86 Barrie Bates 4
87 Alan Tabern 3.5
88 Robert Collins 3.5
89 Wayne Jones 3.5
90 John Michael 3.5
91 Eddie Lovely 3
92 Vincent van der Meer 3
93 William Borland 3
94 Karel Sedlacek 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 Martin Atkins (Wigan) 2
103 Boris Krcmar 2
104 Ryan Murray 2
105 Callan Rydz 2
106 Andrew Gilding 2
107 Jesus Noguera 2
108 Lisa Ashton 2
109 Ronny Huybrechts 2
110 Wesley Plaisier 2
111 Peter Jacques 2
112 Daniel Larsson 2
113 Matthew Dennant 1.5
114 Harald Leitinger 1.5
115 Bradley Brooks 1
116 Arjan Konterman 1
117 Carl Hamilton 1
118 Dom Taylor 1
119 Scott Taylor 1
120 Adam Huckvale 1
121 Benjamin Pratnemer 1
122 Geert De Vos 1
123 Jeffrey van Egdom 1
124 Ryan Harrington 1
125 Jitse Van der Wal 1
126 James Hubbard 0.5
127 Krzysztof Kciuk 0.5
128 Connor Scutt 0.5
129 Diogo Portela 0.5
130 Graham Usher 0.5
131 Brian Raman 0.5
132 Steffen Siepmann 0.5
133 Nathan Derry 0.5
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Author: Samuel Gill