PDC Order of Merit

The Order of Merit is the official Ranking system of the PDC. It is based on tournament earnings over a period of the past two seasons. The Order of Merit was first introduced in 2007. The ranking system is used for the seeding and/or qualification of players in the Premier events with the exception of the UK Open. From 2009 until 2013, Phil Taylor was the number one ranked player. Since 2014 however, Michael van Gerwen leads the Order of Merit.



The main advantage of using the Order of Merit lies in the fact that when a player has a bad year, his qualifying rights don't diminish right away. However it also takes new players and players that dropped from the rankings longer to earn a top spot. The PDC Order of Merit ranking system thus benefits consistency during the major tournaments such as the World Championship, Premier League and Open tournaments.
 

PDC Order of Merit Top 16

The Top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit are automatically qualified for all PDC Major tournaments
 
Peter Wright; Snake Bite   Scotland(51)
PDC Ranking: 2; Red Dragon Ranking: 3
Scotsman Peter Wright always makes a colourfull appearance at the oche due to his wild hair style and eccentric clothes. Nevertheless, Wright or “Snakebite” has been in the top of the PDC for quite some years, although he almost never wins a...
Michael van Gerwen; Mighty Mike   Netherlands(32)
PDC Ranking: 1; Red Dragon Ranking: 2
Michael van Gerwen is a professional darts player from the Netherlands, currently playingh in the PDC. In 2014 Might Mike became the youngest to player ever to win the World Championships. After this win he was also ranked number one in the...
Gerwyn Price; The Iceman   Wales(36)
PDC Ranking: 3; Red Dragon Ranking: 1
Wales
Career earnings: .1,497,803
Dimitri van den Bergh; The Dreammaker   Belgium(27)
PDC Ranking: 28; Red Dragon Ranking: 28
Belgium
Career earnings: .591,804
Nathan Aspinall   England(30)
PDC Ranking: 6; Red Dragon Ranking: 4
England
Career earnings: .607,925
Michael Smith; Bully Boy   England(30)
PDC Ranking: 5; Red Dragon Ranking: 8
Michael Smith's rise to fame came quickly when he beat Phil Taylor in a second round match of the 2014 World Championship. He finished in style with bull's eye for a 128 finish. Right after this match inexperienced Smith lost to Peter...
Gary Anderson; The Flying Scotsman   Scotland(50)
PDC Ranking: 8; Red Dragon Ranking: 7
Gary Anderson is a Scottish darts player who reached and won the finals of the PDC world championship 2015 beating Phil Taylor (7 sets to 6). After a successful carreer in the BDO, Anderson switched to the PDC in 2009. Soon the “Flying Scotsman”...
Dave Chisnall; Chizzy   England(41)
PDC Ranking: 11; Red Dragon Ranking: 45
“Chizzy” is one of the few players that has beaten Phil Taylor pre-2012. He knocked out the Power in the 2012 PDC world championship. Howver Chisnall lost to Andy Hamilton in the very next round.
Daryl Gurney; SuperChin   Northern Ireland(35)
PDC Ranking: 7; Red Dragon Ranking: 12
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Career earnings: .1,359,200
Krzysztof Ratajski   Poland(44)
PDC Ranking: 18; Red Dragon Ranking: 6
Skarzysko-Kamienna, Poland
Career earnings: .424,105
Ian White; Diamond   England(51)
PDC Ranking: 10; Red Dragon Ranking: 5
Ian White switched sides in 2010. Ever Since White has been a consistent force amongst the top players of the PDC. Although he has not won a PDC Major tournament yet, White won the Antwerp Open, Denmark Open and the English National Championship,...
James Wade; The Machine   England(38)
PDC Ranking: 9; Red Dragon Ranking: 9
James Wade “The Machine” switched from the BDO to the PDC in 2004. Ever since, Wade has won the World Match Play (2007), The World Grand Prix (2007,2010), the Premier League in 2009, the UK Open in 2008 and 2011 and The Masters in 2014.
Chris Dobey; Hollywood   England(31)
PDC Ranking: 20; Red Dragon Ranking: 38
Bedlington, England
Career earnings: .384,750
Adrian Lewis; Jackpot   England(36)
PDC Ranking: 13; Red Dragon Ranking: 24
Adrian Lewis (nickname: Jackpot) is a well decorated darts player from Stoke-on-Trent, England. Lewis made his PDC tv debut in 2004 during the UK Open. In 2011 Lewis became world champion by beating Gary Anderson in the finals (7-5). During...
Mensur Suljovic; The Gentle   Austria(49)
PDC Ranking: 12; Red Dragon Ranking: 25
Vienna, Austria
Career earnings: .1,418,867
Jeffrey de Zwaan; The Black Cobra   Netherlands(25)
PDC Ranking: 21; Red Dragon Ranking: 39
Netherlands
Career earnings: .348,294

Outside Top 16

19Simon WhitlockAustralia£95,000
20Stephen BuntingEngland£94,250
22Jonny ClaytonWales£90,000
23Vincent van der VoortNetherlands£84,000
24Ricky EvansEngland£80,000
25Mervyn KingEngland£76,500
26Steve BeatonEngland£76,500
27Jermaine WattimenaNetherlands£74,500
30Joe CullenEngland£70,250
31Brendan DolanNorthern Ireland£68,000
34Keegan BrownEngland£58,250
35Kim HuybrechtsBelgium£57,750
36Willie O ConnorIreland£54,750
37John HendersonScotland£54,250
38Darren WebsterEngland£53,000
42Max HoppGermany£43,250
43Luke WoodhouseEngland£40,750
44Justin PipeEngland£39,250
45Ross SmithEngland£36,000
46Jelle KlaasenNetherlands£35,500
47Steve WestEngland£35,000
49Ron MeulenkampNetherlands£27,500
50Josh PayneEngland£26,500
51Cristo ReyesSpain£26,000
52Devon PetersenSouth Africa£24,500
54Andy BoultonEngland£23,250
55Benito van de PasNetherlands£23,000
57Michael MansellNorthern Ireland£22,750
59Matt EdgarEngland£21,000
60Dirk van DuijvenbodeNetherlands£20,500
61James WilsonEngland£20,000
62Kyle AndersonAustralia£19,000
63Jan DekkerNetherlands£18,500
64Robert ThorntonScotland£18,000
66Martin SchindlerGermany£16,500
69Rowby John RodriguezAustria£13,000
73Joe MurnanEngland£10,000
77Mike de DeckerBelgium£9,000
79Alan TabernEngland£8,500
80Conan WhiteheadEngland£8,500
83Wayne JonesEngland£8,000
90Jamie LewisWales£6,000
92Andy HamiltonEngland£6,000
93Matt ClarkEngland£6,000
96Steve BrownEngland£5,500
97Antonio AlcinasSpain£5,500
99Kirk ShepherdEngland£5,000
104John MichaelGreece£4,500
110Jonathan WorsleyWales£4,000
114Andrew GildingEngland£3,500
119Dave PallettEngland£3,000
120Adam HuntEngland£3,000
124Barrie BatesWales£2,500
127Ronny HuybrechtsBelgium£2,000
128Matthew DennantEngland£2,000
137Michael BarnardEngland£1,500
138Adrian GrayEngland£1,500
142Ryan HarringtonEngland£1,000
152Nathan DerryEngland£500
156James HubbardEngland£500
 
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