The World Matchplay race is close to its conclusion with the final day of action coming up in the PDC Summer Series which will dictate the field ahead of the draw which will take place on Sunday evening.

There are 21 players still with a chance of making it to the showpiece event which will begin next weekend in Milton Keynes, the current venue of the PDC Summer Series.

Ryan Searle needs a Last 16 at minimum, Kim Huybrechts needs to make the Quarter-Finals. While Stephen Bunting must make at least the Semi-Final.

Steve West, Luke Humphries and John Henderson will need a final to stand a chance, with the latter two facing off in the first round so at least one will fall by the wayside early on.

15 other players will need to win a title to get themselves in contention which means if we get a shock winner, they could yet find their way into the field.

Currently the players under threat include all from 11th-16th including Steve Beaton who could yet miss out on a 20th consecutive appearance in the tournament. He sits just ahead of Ricky Evans and three consecutive first round exits, a good day is needed today to see him through.

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

Top-16 PDC Order of Merit (Seeds can still change)

Rank Name Prize Money
1 Michael van Gerwen 1526.75
2 Peter Wright 918
3 Gerwyn Price 800
4 Rob Cross 546.75
5 Michael Smith 520.25
6 Nathan Aspinall 473.75
7 Daryl Gurney 448.25
8 Gary Anderson 435.25
9 James Wade 418.75
10 Dave Chisnall 381.75
11 Ian White 358
12 Mensur Suljovic 317.25
13 Krzysztof Ratajski 248.75
14 Adrian Lewis 248.75
15 Glen Durrant 246.5
16 Simon Whitlock 245.75

Pro Tour Order of Merit (top 16 qualifies)

Rk Name Prize Money
1 Joe Cullen 56.25
2 Brendan Dolan 39
3 Jose de Sousa 38.5
4 Danny Noppert 35.5
5 Jermaine Wattimena 33
6 Gabriel Clemens 29.25
7 Jonny Clayton 29
8 Jamie Hughes 26.5
9 Jeffrey de Zwaan 26
10 Ryan Joyce 25.75
11 Dimitri Van den Bergh 24.5
12 Justin Pipe 24
13 Vincent van der Voort 23.75
14 Keegan Brown 23.25
15 Steve Beaton 23
16 Ricky Evans 22.5
17 Ryan Searle 21.5
18 Kim Huybrechts 20.25
19 Stephen Bunting 19.75
20 Steve West 19
21 Luke Humphries 18.5
22 John Henderson 18.25
23 Devon Petersen 16.25
24 Ron Meulenkamp 16.25
25 Mervyn King 16
26 William O’Connor 15.75
27 Mickey Mansell 15.5
28 Chris Dobey 15
29 Dirk van Duijvenbode 15
30 Ross Smith 14.5
31 Steve Lennon 13.5
32 Darren Webster 13
33 Maik Kuivenhoven 13
34 James Wilson 12.75
35 Luke Woodhouse 12.75
36 Jeff Smith 12.5
37 Rowby-John Rodriguez 12.5
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Author: Samuel Gill