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
 
Michael van Gerwen; Mighty Mike   Netherlands(29)
PDC Ranking: 1; Red Dragon Ranking: 1
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...
Peter Wright; Snake Bite   Scotland(48)
PDC Ranking: 2; Red Dragon Ranking: 4
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...
Gary Anderson; The Flying Scotsman   Scotland(47)
PDC Ranking: 4; Red Dragon Ranking: 2
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”...
Daryl Gurney; SuperChin   Northern Ireland(32)
PDC Ranking: 5; Red Dragon Ranking: 17
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Career earnings: .737,950
Mensur Suljovic; The Gentle   Austria(46)
PDC Ranking: 6; Red Dragon Ranking: 8
Vienna, Austria
Career earnings: .946,117
Simon Whitlock; The Wizard   Australia(49)
PDC Ranking: 7; Red Dragon Ranking: 20
Long haired, goatie and the eyes of a maniac, professional darter Simon Whitlock from Australia is a remarkable appearance at the oche. During his long carreer Whitlock has made the switch from BDO to the PDC a few times. He has been very succesfull...
Dave Chisnall; Chizzy   England(37)
PDC Ranking: 8; Red Dragon Ranking: 22
“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.
Michael Smith; Bully Boy   England(27)
PDC Ranking: 9; Red Dragon Ranking: 3
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...
James Wade; The Machine   England(35)
PDC Ranking: 10; 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.
Ian White; Diamond   England(47)
PDC Ranking: 11; 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,...
Gerwyn Price; The Iceman   Wales(33)
PDC Ranking: 12; Red Dragon Ranking: 15
Wales
Career earnings: .541,803
Raymond van Barneveld; Barney   Netherlands(51)
PDC Ranking: 13; Red Dragon Ranking: 25
After winning four World Championships in the BDO, Raymond van Barneveld switched to the PDC. Immediately he won the 2007 PDC championship by beating Phil Taylor in the finals. Still this match (7-6 in sets) is one of the most memorable matches...
Darren Webster; Demolition Man   England(50)
PDC Ranking: 14; Red Dragon Ranking: 23
Norwich, England
Career earnings: .439,464
Kim Huybrechts; The Hurricane   Belgium(32)
PDC Ranking: 15; Red Dragon Ranking: 34
Kim Huybrechts is a belgian darter currently playing in the PDC. His brother Ronny also plays in the PDC. After a short carreer in the BDO, Huybrechts signed with the Professional Darts Corporation during the 2011 season.
Adrian Lewis; Jackpot   England(33)
PDC Ranking: 16; Red Dragon Ranking: 10
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...
Alan Norris; Chuck   England(46)
PDC Ranking: 17; Red Dragon Ranking: 114
England
Career earnings: .500,062

Outside Top 16

18Joe CullenEngland£222,500
19Jelle KlaasenNetherlands£212,250
20Benito van de PasNetherlands£207,750
21Mervyn KingEngland£206,500
22Stephen BuntingEngland£201,000
23Johnny ClaytonWales£191,750
24Steve BeatonEngland£182,000
25Steve WestEngland£173,500
26Kyle AndersonAustralia£171,250
27John HendersonScotland£160,500
28Robert ThorntonScotland£157,500
29Jamie LewisWales£156,500
30James WilsonEngland£155,750
31Cristo ReyesSpain£151,500
32Justin PipeEngland£150,250
33Chris DobeyEngland£131,750
34Jermaine WattimenaNetherlands£130,250
35Vincent van der VoortNetherlands£124,750
36Brendan DolanNorthern Ireland£122,250
37Dimitri van den BerghBelgium£116,250
38Christian KistNetherlands£105,250
39Mark WebsterWales£103,250
40Max HoppGermany£100,250
41Jan DekkerNetherlands£89,750
42Keegan BrownEngland£87,750
43James RichardsonEngland£84,750
44Ronny HuybrechtsBelgium£84,750
45Terry JenkinsEngland£79,750
47Robbie GreenEngland£78,250
49Ron MeulenkampNetherlands£68,500
50Josh PayneEngland£67,500
51Kevin PainterEngland£67,250
52Willie O ConnorIreland£65,250
53Jamie CavenEngland£63,000
54Zoran LerchbacherAustria£59,500
55Martin SchindlerGermany£58,500
56Ricky EvansEngland£57,000
58Antonio AlcinasSpain£56,500
60Devon PetersenSouth Africa£53,500
62Rowby John RodriguezAustria£48,000
63Andrew GildingEngland£45,000
64Joe MurnanEngland£42,750
66Michael MansellNorthern Ireland£39,000
67Paul NicholsonAustralia£38,250
68Jeffrey de ZwaanNetherlands£36,500
69Darren JohnsonEngland£32,750
71Kirk ShepherdEngland£30,000
73Robert OwenWales£28,750
74Krzysztof RatajskiPoland£28,500
79Dave PallettEngland£22,750
81Jamie BainScotland£21,250
82Michael BarnardEngland£21,250
83Steve HineEngland£20,750
87Alan TabernEngland£17,500
89John PartCanada£16,000
91Paul RowleyEngland£15,750
93Nathan AspinallEngland£15,000
94Matt EdgarEngland£14,750
96Wayne JonesEngland£13,750
97Aden KirkEngland£13,250
99Maik LangendorfAustria£11,750
100Robert MarijanovicCroatia£11,750
101Luke WoodhouseEngland£11,750
103Adam HuntEngland£11,000
104Andy BoultonEngland£10,250
105Ronnie BaxterEngland£10,250
106Dirk van DuijvenbodeNetherlands£9,750
108Tytus KanikPoland£9,000
110Ross SmithEngland£8,750
112Prakash JiwaIndia£6,750
113Ross TwellEngland£6,500
123Vincent KamphuisNetherlands£5,500
126Ryan HarringtonEngland£5,250
127Michael RasztovitsAustria£5,250
129Arron MonkEngland£5,000
133Mike de DeckerBelgium£4,250
144Matt PadgettEngland£3,000
146Mark DudbridgeEngland£2,750
156Tony NewellEngland£2,250
162Stuart KellettEngland£2,000
170Alex RoyEngland£1,750
172Barrie BatesWales£1,250
173Ricky WilliamsEngland£1,250
174Mark WalshEngland£1,250
179Lee EvansEngland£1,000
186Andy JenkinsEngland£1,000
187Michael RosenauerGermany£1,000
191Mareno MichelsNetherlands£1,000
195Antony LopezGibraltar£1,000
197Roxy James RodriguezAustria£1,000
201Brett ClaydonEngland£750
203Jim WalkerScotland£750
206Eddie DootsonEngland£750
211Terry TempleEngland£500
212Mark FrostEngland£500
213Dave LadleyEngland£500
218Scott DaleEngland£250
222Curtis HammondEngland£250
225Ryan de VreedeNetherlands£250
231Jay ForemanEngland£250
 
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