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(28)
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: 8
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: 5
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(31)
PDC Ranking: 5; Red Dragon Ranking: 12
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Career earnings: .614,200
Mensur Suljovic; The Gentle   Austria(46)
PDC Ranking: 6; Red Dragon Ranking: 67
Vienna, Austria
Career earnings: .830,617
Dave Chisnall; Chizzy   England(37)
PDC Ranking: 7; Red Dragon Ranking: 54
“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.
Simon Whitlock; The Wizard   Australia(49)
PDC Ranking: 8; Red Dragon Ranking: 47
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...
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(34)
PDC Ranking: 10; Red Dragon Ranking: 10
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.
Gerwyn Price; The Iceman   Wales(33)
PDC Ranking: 12; Red Dragon Ranking: 20
Career earnings: .458,303
Raymond van Barneveld; Barney   Netherlands(50)
PDC Ranking: 11; Red Dragon Ranking: 17
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...
Ian White; Diamond   England(47)
PDC Ranking: 13; Red Dragon Ranking: 13
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,...
Benito van de Pas; Big Ben   Netherlands(25)
PDC Ranking: 14; Red Dragon Ranking: 78
Career earnings: .472,346
Kim Huybrechts; The Hurricane   Belgium(32)
PDC Ranking: 15; Red Dragon Ranking: 14
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.
Alan Norris; Chuck   England(46)
PDC Ranking: 16; Red Dragon Ranking: 75
Career earnings: .489,062
Jelle Klaasen; The Cobra   Netherlands(33)
PDC Ranking: 17; Red Dragon Ranking: 55
Jelle Klaasen shocked the darts world in 2006 when he beat Raymond van Barneveld in the BDO World Championship final. Only one year later, after a dissapointing season, Klaasen switched to the PDC. Klaasen was formerly called “The Youn Matador”,...

Outside Top 16

18Darren WebsterEngland£214,750
19Joe CullenEngland£208,000
20Adrian LewisEngland£192,750
21Mervyn KingEngland£185,000
22Stephen BuntingEngland£183,250
23Steve BeatonEngland£180,000
24Kyle AndersonAustralia£175,500
25Robert ThorntonScotland£157,500
26Steve WestEngland£155,500
27John HendersonScotland£154,250
28Johnny ClaytonWales£152,250
29Cristo ReyesSpain£149,750
30Justin PipeEngland£149,500
31Jamie LewisWales£149,500
32James WilsonEngland£148,500
33Chris DobeyEngland£129,750
34Vincent van der VoortNetherlands£122,250
35Jermaine WattimenaNetherlands£113,750
36Brendan DolanNorthern Ireland£110,750
37Dimitri van den BerghBelgium£109,000
38Christian KistNetherlands£107,500
39Mark WebsterWales£102,500
40Robbie GreenEngland£90,500
41Terry JenkinsEngland£89,250
42Ronny HuybrechtsBelgium£89,000
43James RichardsonEngland£86,250
44Jan DekkerNetherlands£83,250
45Keegan BrownEngland£77,000
46Jamie CavenEngland£74,000
47Kevin PainterEngland£72,750
48Ron MeulenkampNetherlands£67,000
50Josh PayneEngland£65,750
51Max HoppGermany£65,250
52Devon PetersenSouth Africa£59,000
55Willie O ConnorIreland£54,250
56Zoran LerchbacherAustria£53,500
57Andrew GildingEngland£52,000
58Joe MurnanEngland£50,500
60Ricky EvansEngland£49,000
61Rowby John RodriguezAustria£48,500
62Martin SchindlerGermany£46,250
64Antonio AlcinasSpain£44,750
67Darren JohnsonEngland£26,750
69Kirk ShepherdEngland£24,000
71Paul NicholsonAustralia£22,750
72Robert OwenWales£22,750
73Dave PallettEngland£22,250
74Krzysztof RatajskiPoland£21,500
75Michael MansellNorthern Ireland£20,500
76Jamie BainScotland£19,750
77Jeffrey de ZwaanNetherlands£18,000
78Steve HineEngland£17,750
79John PartCanada£16,000
83Aden KirkEngland£10,250
84Matt EdgarEngland£10,250
87Paul RowleyEngland£8,750
91Nathan AspinallEngland£8,000
93Ronnie BaxterEngland£7,750
94Maik LangendorfAustria£7,750
96Michael BarnardEngland£6,750
102Wayne JonesEngland£5,250
103Ross TwellEngland£5,000
104Dirk van DuijvenbodeNetherlands£5,000
105Luke WoodhouseEngland£4,750
107Ryan HarringtonEngland£4,250
109Alan TabernEngland£4,000
112Vincent KamphuisNetherlands£4,000
113Tytus KanikPoland£3,500
115Michael RasztovitsAustria£3,250
117Robert MarijanovicCroatia£3,250
121Adam HuntEngland£2,750
126Prakash JiwaIndia£2,250
128Stuart KellettEngland£2,000
132Ross SmithEngland£1,750
133Alex RoyEngland£1,750
139Mark DudbridgeEngland£1,750
146Mark WalshEngland£1,250
149Tony NewellEngland£1,250
151Lee EvansEngland£1,000
152Andy JenkinsEngland£1,000
155Arron MonkEngland£1,000
157Brett ClaydonEngland£750
159Jim WalkerScotland£750
173Terry TempleEngland£500
174Mark FrostEngland£500
175Dave LadleyEngland£500
178Eddie DootsonEngland£250
180Ricky WilliamsEngland£250
183Scott DaleEngland£250
185Barrie BatesWales£250
190Andy BoultonEngland£250
191Ryan de VreedeNetherlands£250
196Curtis HammondEngland£250
197Jay ForemanEngland£250
203Mike de DeckerBelgium£250
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