PDC Order of Merit Update!

Nathan Aspinall has surged into the world’s top 16 for the first time in his career following his stunning UK Open success in Minehead, while five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld has slipped outside the world’s top 32 for the first time since 2006.

Aspinall claimed his first televised title in Minehead last weekend, taking out a majestic 170 checkout to wrap up an 11-5 victory over former world champion Rob Cross, which saw him trouser £100,000 in prize money and climb 17 places up the PDC Order of Merit into 16th position.

It’s been a meteoric rise for ‘The Asp’, who was ranked 74th in the world prior to the recent World Championship. Nevertheless, his semi-final showing at the Alexandra Palace has been the catalyst for his sensational emergence into the darting elite.

The top 13 remain unchanged following the UK Open, although Peter Wright suffered a £68,000 loss from his Order of Merit total following his fourth-round exit against fellow Premier League star Mensur Suljovic.

Wright memorably clinched UK Open glory two years ago – which remains his solitary major televised triumph. However, as a result he was defending £70,000 in prize money and his disappointing campaign leaves him just £16,250 ahead of world number four Daryl Gurney.

Two-time UK Open champion Van Barneveld and 2017 semi-finalist Alan Norris are the biggest fallers on the Order of Merit. Norris was beaten in round-four by eventual quarter-finalist Ross Smith, while Van Barneveld bowed out at the same stage against Simon Stevenson, who also reached the last eight.

Van Barneveld has subsequently slipped outside the world’s top 32 for the first time since 2006, while Norris has dropped seven places to 34th. They have been replaced by Aspinall and World Youth champion Dimitri Van den Bergh, who reached round-six before succumbing to Steve Beaton.

Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

PosNamePrize Money
1Gerwen, Michael van£1,616,250
2Cross, Rob£820,500
3Wright, Peter£573,250
4Anderson, Gary£557,000
5Gurney, Daryl£522,750
6Smith, Michael£508,000
7Price, Gerwyn£409,000
8Suljovic, Mensur£396,250
9Wade, James£339,000
10Whitlock, Simon£323,500
11Chisnall, Dave£290,250
12White, Ian£275,000
13Webster, Darren£250,000
14Clayton, Jonny£244,000
15Cullen, Joe£241,750
16Aspinall, Nathan£240,250
17Lewis, Adrian£237,000
18Bunting, Stephen£207,250
19King, Mervyn£200,250
20West, Steve£196,750
21Henderson, John£194,250
22Beaton, Steve£191,750
23Anderson, Kyle£182,250
24Huybrechts, Kim£173,000
25Wattimena, Jermaine£170,000
26Lewis, Jamie£168,250
27Wilson, James£167,250
28Klaasen, Jelle£153,000
29Hopp, Max£151,250
30Van den Bergh, Dimitri£147,750
31Reyes, Cristo£145,000
32Pas, Benito van de£142,750
33Barneveld, Raymond van£141,750
34Norris, Alan£139,750
35Lennon, Steve£137,750
36Brown, Keegan£132,250
37Dobey, Chris£131,500
38North, Richard£124,000
39Voort, Vincent van der£123,750
40Thornton, Robert£117,000
41Dolan, Brendan£114,750
42Zwaan, Jeffrey de£108,500
43Pipe, Justin£107,000
44Noppert, Danny£105,000
45Dekker, Jan£104,500
46Schindler, Martin£97,750
47Evans, Ricky£95,500
48Payne, Josh£93,500
49O’Connor, William£92,000
50Alcinas, Toni£91,750
51Ratajski, Krzysztof£90,500
52Joyce, Ryan£89,750
53Searle, Ryan£87,000
54Meulenkamp, Ron£82,000
55Humphries, Luke£75,250
56Richardson, James£74,250
57Webster, Mark£68,250
58Kist, Christian£67,500
59Clemens, Gabriel£67,250
60Petersen, Devon£63,500
61Mansell, Mickey£62,000
62Lerchbacher, Zoran£60,500
63Huybrechts, Ronny£58,250
64Cadby, Corey£54,500

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