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: 5
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: .709,450
Mensur Suljovic; The Gentle   Austria(46)
PDC Ranking: 6; Red Dragon Ranking: 30
Vienna, Austria
Career earnings: .884,117
Dave Chisnall; Chizzy   England(37)
PDC Ranking: 7; Red Dragon Ranking: 18
“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...
Simon Whitlock; The Wizard   Australia(49)
PDC Ranking: 8; Red Dragon Ranking: 39
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: 10; Red Dragon Ranking: 11
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.
Raymond van Barneveld; Barney   Netherlands(51)
PDC Ranking: 12; Red Dragon Ranking: 48
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...
Gerwyn Price; The Iceman   Wales(33)
PDC Ranking: 11; Red Dragon Ranking: 14
Wales
Career earnings: .512,553
Ian White; Diamond   England(47)
PDC Ranking: 13; Red Dragon Ranking: 8
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,...
Kim Huybrechts; The Hurricane   Belgium(32)
PDC Ranking: 14; Red Dragon Ranking: 33
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: 15; Red Dragon Ranking: 72
England
Career earnings: .498,562
Darren Webster; Demolition Man   England(49)
PDC Ranking: 17; Red Dragon Ranking: 29
Norwich, England
Career earnings: .414,964
Joe Cullen; Rockstar   England(28)
PDC Ranking: 18; Red Dragon Ranking: 22
Bradford, England
Career earnings: .400,344

Outside Top 16

18Benito van de PasNetherlands£210,500
19Adrian LewisEngland£210,250
20Jelle KlaasenNetherlands£208,250
21Mervyn KingEngland£191,500
22Stephen BuntingEngland£191,000
23Steve BeatonEngland£183,500
24Johnny ClaytonWales£181,750
25Kyle AndersonAustralia£177,500
26Steve WestEngland£161,000
27John HendersonScotland£155,500
28Jamie LewisWales£154,500
29Robert ThorntonScotland£153,000
30James WilsonEngland£152,250
31Cristo ReyesSpain£148,500
32Justin PipeEngland£146,750
33Chris DobeyEngland£124,250
34Vincent van der VoortNetherlands£121,750
35Jermaine WattimenaNetherlands£120,250
36Dimitri van den BerghBelgium£114,500
37Brendan DolanNorthern Ireland£111,500
38Christian KistNetherlands£105,750
39Mark WebsterWales£98,750
40Max HoppGermany£91,750
41Jan DekkerNetherlands£89,250
42Ronny HuybrechtsBelgium£85,500
43James RichardsonEngland£84,750
44Terry JenkinsEngland£83,250
45Keegan BrownEngland£82,750
46Robbie GreenEngland£81,500
48Ron MeulenkampNetherlands£70,000
50Jamie CavenEngland£66,000
51Kevin PainterEngland£65,750
52Zoran LerchbacherAustria£57,000
53Josh PayneEngland£57,000
55Devon PetersenSouth Africa£53,500
56Willie O ConnorIreland£53,250
58Martin SchindlerGermany£52,500
59Antonio AlcinasSpain£52,000
60Ricky EvansEngland£49,000
61Rowby John RodriguezAustria£47,500
62Andrew GildingEngland£46,000
63Joe MurnanEngland£46,000
66Michael MansellNorthern Ireland£33,750
67Jeffrey de ZwaanNetherlands£33,500
69Darren JohnsonEngland£30,250
70Kirk ShepherdEngland£29,500
71Paul NicholsonAustralia£29,250
72Krzysztof RatajskiPoland£26,500
74Robert OwenWales£25,750
78Dave PallettEngland£22,250
79Jamie BainScotland£20,250
80Steve HineEngland£19,750
85John PartCanada£16,000
86Alan TabernEngland£16,000
89Michael BarnardEngland£13,750
91Matt EdgarEngland£13,250
93Wayne JonesEngland£12,750
94Nathan AspinallEngland£12,500
95Aden KirkEngland£11,750
96Paul RowleyEngland£10,750
100Maik LangendorfAustria£9,750
102Luke WoodhouseEngland£9,250
103Ronnie BaxterEngland£9,250
104Tytus KanikPoland£8,500
105Adam HuntEngland£7,250
106Robert MarijanovicCroatia£6,750
111Vincent KamphuisNetherlands£5,500
112Michael RasztovitsAustria£5,250
113Ryan HarringtonEngland£5,250
115Ross TwellEngland£5,000
116Dirk van DuijvenbodeNetherlands£5,000
119Prakash JiwaIndia£4,750
120Ross SmithEngland£4,250
123Arron MonkEngland£4,000
145Stuart KellettEngland£2,000
149Matt PadgettEngland£2,000
152Tony NewellEngland£1,750
157Mark DudbridgeEngland£1,750
160Alex RoyEngland£1,750
164Ricky WilliamsEngland£1,250
165Andy BoultonEngland£1,250
166Mark WalshEngland£1,250
168Mike de DeckerBelgium£1,250
171Mareno MichelsNetherlands£1,000
173Roxy James RodriguezAustria£1,000
177Lee EvansEngland£1,000
185Andy JenkinsEngland£1,000
186Michael RosenauerGermany£1,000
189Jim WalkerScotland£750
190Brett ClaydonEngland£750
201Terry TempleEngland£500
202Mark FrostEngland£500
203Dave LadleyEngland£500
205Barrie BatesWales£250
209Scott DaleEngland£250
211Eddie DootsonEngland£250
215Ryan de VreedeNetherlands£250
219Curtis HammondEngland£250
222Jay ForemanEngland£250
 
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