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: 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...
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: 12
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Career earnings: .816,450
Mensur Suljovic; The Gentle   Austria(46)
PDC Ranking: 6; Red Dragon Ranking: 4
Vienna, Austria
Career earnings: .1,102,367
Simon Whitlock; The Wizard   Australia(49)
PDC Ranking: 7; Red Dragon Ranking: 17
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...
James Wade; The Machine   England(35)
PDC Ranking: 12; Red Dragon Ranking: 13
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.
Michael Smith; Bully Boy   England(28)
PDC Ranking: 9; Red Dragon Ranking: 5
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...
Gerwyn Price; The Iceman   Wales(33)
PDC Ranking: 11; Red Dragon Ranking: 10
Wales
Career earnings: .656,553
Dave Chisnall; Chizzy   England(38)
PDC Ranking: 8; Red Dragon Ranking: 21
“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.
Ian White; Diamond   England(48)
PDC Ranking: 10; Red Dragon Ranking: 6
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,...
Darren Webster; Demolition Man   England(50)
PDC Ranking: 13; Red Dragon Ranking: 24
Norwich, England
Career earnings: .491,964
Joe Cullen; Rockstar   England(29)
PDC Ranking: 15; Red Dragon Ranking: 29
Bradford, England
Career earnings: .478,844
Raymond van Barneveld; Barney   Netherlands(51)
PDC Ranking: 14; 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...
Adrian Lewis; Jackpot   England(33)
PDC Ranking: 16; Red Dragon Ranking: 14
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...
Johnny Clayton; The Ferret   Wales(44)
PDC Ranking: 19; Red Dragon Ranking: 23
Wales
Career earnings: .289,050

Outside Top 16

18Kim HuybrechtsBelgium£193,000
19Stephen BuntingEngland£191,750
20Mervyn KingEngland£189,250
21Steve BeatonEngland£187,250
22Jelle KlaasenNetherlands£178,250
23John HendersonScotland£174,250
24Steve WestEngland£174,250
25Alan NorrisEngland£169,750
26James WilsonEngland£157,500
27Kyle AndersonAustralia£153,750
28Jamie LewisWales£148,250
29Jermaine WattimenaNetherlands£143,500
30Benito van de PasNetherlands£140,250
31Cristo ReyesSpain£136,500
32Max HoppGermany£131,750
33Justin PipeEngland£126,500
34Robert ThorntonScotland£126,500
35Dimitri van den BerghBelgium£120,750
36Vincent van der VoortNetherlands£116,500
38Chris DobeyEngland£104,500
40Keegan BrownEngland£100,250
41Mark WebsterWales£96,750
42Christian KistNetherlands£92,500
43Jan DekkerNetherlands£92,250
44Ricky EvansEngland£85,750
45Brendan DolanNorthern Ireland£85,250
46Martin SchindlerGermany£83,000
47Ron MeulenkampNetherlands£82,500
48Jeffrey de ZwaanNetherlands£82,000
49Josh PayneEngland£77,750
50Ronny HuybrechtsBelgium£75,750
51Willie O ConnorIreland£74,500
52James RichardsonEngland£74,250
53Kevin PainterEngland£65,750
54Antonio AlcinasSpain£62,500
55Krzysztof RatajskiPoland£62,500
56Zoran LerchbacherAustria£61,000
58Robbie GreenEngland£54,750
61Andrew GildingEngland£54,500
64Paul NicholsonAustralia£45,750
65Michael MansellNorthern Ireland£45,500
66Terry JenkinsEngland£44,250
67Rowby John RodriguezAustria£43,000
68Jamie CavenEngland£42,500
69Devon PetersenSouth Africa£40,000
70Darren JohnsonEngland£39,750
71Joe MurnanEngland£37,250
73Kirk ShepherdEngland£31,500
74Robert OwenWales£30,750
79Nathan AspinallEngland£28,000
82Dave PallettEngland£24,250
83Michael BarnardEngland£23,750
84Jamie BainScotland£23,750
85Steve HineEngland£23,750
88Matt EdgarEngland£21,750
90Alan TabernEngland£19,000
91Wayne JonesEngland£18,750
92Ross SmithEngland£18,750
95Paul RowleyEngland£17,750
96Robert MarijanovicCroatia£17,750
97John PartCanada£16,000
99Luke WoodhouseEngland£14,250
102Maik LangendorfAustria£13,750
103Aden KirkEngland£13,750
104Andy BoultonEngland£13,750
106Adam HuntEngland£13,000
107Dirk van DuijvenbodeNetherlands£12,250
109Ronnie BaxterEngland£10,250
110Tytus KanikPoland£10,000
114Arron MonkEngland£8,500
116Michael RasztovitsAustria£8,250
123Ross TwellEngland£7,000
124Prakash JiwaIndia£6,750
125Ryan HarringtonEngland£6,750
129Vincent KamphuisNetherlands£6,500
140Tony NewellEngland£4,750
141Mike de DeckerBelgium£4,250
154Barrie BatesWales£3,250
155Mark DudbridgeEngland£3,250
158Matt PadgettEngland£3,000
162Terry TempleEngland£3,000
175Stuart KellettEngland£2,000
182Alex RoyEngland£1,750
184Ricky WilliamsEngland£1,250
185Eddie DootsonEngland£1,250
186Mark WalshEngland£1,250
188Lee EvansEngland£1,000
196Michael RosenauerGermany£1,000
199Andy JenkinsEngland£1,000
201Magnus CarisSweden£1,000
205Matthew DennantEngland£1,000
206Mareno MichelsNetherlands£1,000
211Antony LopezGibraltar£1,000
214Roxy James RodriguezAustria£1,000
221Jim WalkerScotland£750
222Brett ClaydonEngland£750
229Mark FrostEngland£500
230Dave LadleyEngland£500
232Scott DaleEngland£250
237Curtis HammondEngland£250
238Ryan de VreedeNetherlands£250
243Jay ForemanEngland£250
 
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