Darts: The race to qualify for the 2021 Betfred World Matchplay
2021 UK Open winner James Wade after beating Luke Humphries 11-5 in the final. (Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

The World Matchplay is a showcase event held at the magnificent Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

It is the next major tournament on the PDC calendar and one that could see the return of fans in the UK which means it will be a focal point in the coming months.

  • Who is currently on course to qualify?

Of course, newly crowned World Champion and Number One Gerwyn Price sits at the top of the ‘Order of Merit’. Peter Wright will provisionally join him as World Number Three, hot on the heels of current World Number Two Michael van Gerwen

Some way back is James Wade, Rob Cross and Dave Chisnall, who are all chasing down a top three spot.

(Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)
(Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)
  • Pro Tour ‘Order of Merit’

In terms of the ProTour ‘Order of Merit’, Jonny Clayton and Devon Peterson currently lead the way with the former just outside the PDC ‘Order of Merit’ top 16.

If Clayton has another few good runs on the ProTour, he could qualify outright through the ‘Order of Merit’ while Damon Heta, Mensur Sulijović and Danny Noppert round up the top five.

Darius Labanauskas currently sits just inside the top sixteen alongside William O’Connor, Brendan Dolan, and Dirk van Duijvenbode.

But for the likes of veterans Steve Beaton and Adrian Lewis, they look to both be missing out with Beaton not even in the top 32.

Whilst the return of Raymond van Barneveld sees him conditionally sat just outside of the top 32 after winning his first ProTour event since 2013. If the Dutchman can manage to acclaim another victory, he will likely be assured of a return to the prestigious Winter Gardens.

  • 2021 World Matchplay race

Prize money in the tables below includes money acclaimed at the UK Open.

Position

Name

Total Prize Money

1

Gerwyn Price

£1,293,500

2

Michael van Gerwen

£1,044,500

3

Peter Wright

£1,018,250

4

James Wade

£524,250

5

Rob Cross

£474,750

6

Dave Chisnall

£433,250

7

Gary Anderson

£424,750

8

Michael Smith

£401,000

9

Dimitri Van den Bergh

£375,250

10

Daryl Gurney

£359,750

11

Nathan Aspinall

£358,500

12

Ian White

£353,000

13

Glen Durrant

£344,500

14

Krzysztof Ratajski

£329,250

15

Jose de Sousa

£322,750

16

Joe Cullen

£302,500

17

Jonny Clayton

£281,000

18

Stephen Bunting

£278,000

19

Simon Whitlock

£267,000

20

Mensur Suljovic

£257,000

21

Mervyn King

£253,250

22

Chris Dobey

£210,500

23

Danny Noppert

£209,250

24

Jeffrey de Zwaan

£207,000

25

Adrian Lewis

£205,000

26

Vincent van der Voort

£190,500

27

Jermaine Wattimena

£189,750

28

Gabriel Clemens

£187,750

29

Jamie Hughes

£184,250

30

Devon Petersen

£183,750

31

Dirk van Duijvenbode

£177,750

32

Ricky Evans

£176,500

33

Luke Humphries

£155,500

34

Brendan Dolan

£147,750

35

Steve Beaton

£143,000

36

Keegan Brown

£138,750

37

William O’Connor

£138,000

38

Ryan Searle

£133,500

39

Kim Huybrechts

£130,250

40

Max Hopp

£122,750

41

Darius Labanauskas

£121,250

42

John Henderson

£114,500

43

Ross Smith

£107,500

44

Ryan Joyce

£100,750

45

Darren Webster

£94,500

46

Steve West

£92,000

47

Luke Woodhouse

£82,500

48

Damon Heta

£81,750

49

Justin Pipe

£81,250

50

Ron Meulenkamp

£80,500

51

Steve Lennon

£77,000

52

Andy Boulton

£71,250

53

Madars Razma

£70,250

54

Mickey Mansell

£60,500

55

Jelle Klaasen

£60,500

56

Callan Rydz

£54,500

57

Adam Hunt

£54,500

58

Matthew Edgar

£51,000

59

Jason Lowe

£50,000

60

Josh Payne

£49,000

61

Ted Evetts

£49,000

62

James Wilson

£44,250

63

Mark McGeeney

£44,000

64

Martijn Kleermaker

£40,750

65

Maik Kuivenhoven

£40,500

66

Cristo Reyes

£40,000

67

Scott Waites

£38,500

68

Jeff Smith

£36,000

69

Ryan Murray

£33,250

70

Karel Sedlacek

£30,500

71

Wayne Jones

£30,500

72

Derk Telnekes

£27,000

73

Andy Hamilton

£26,500

74

Nick Kenny

£25,500

75

Mike De Decker

£23,500

76

Ryan Meikle

£20,500

77

Boris Krcmar

£20,500

78

Lisa Ashton

£19,500

79

Bradley Brooks

£16,000

80

Peter Jacques

£15,000

81

Ciaran Teehan

£15,000

82

William Borland

£14,500

83

Kai Fan Leung

£14,000

84

Alan Tabern

£12,500

85

Alan Soutar

£12,250

86

Daniel Larsson

£12,000

87

Jesus Noguera

£11,750

88

Raymond van Barneveld

£11,000

89

Krzysztof Kciuk

£9,750

90

Martin Atkins

£8,500

91

Steve Brown

£8,000

92

John Brown

£6,500

93

Gary Blades

£6,000

94

Steffen Siepmann

£5,500

95

Rowby-John Rodriguez

£4,000

96

Eddie Lovely

£4,000

97

Keane Barry

£4,000

98

Harald Leitinger

£4,000

99

Darren Penhall

£4,000

100

Wesley Harms

£4,000

101

Chas Barstow

£3,500

102

Martin Schindler

£3,000

103

Scott Mitchell

£3,000

104

Aaron Beeney

£3,000

105

Jon Worsley

£3,000

106

Peter Hudson

£2,500

107

Gordon Mathers

£2,500

108

John Michael

£2,250

109

David Evans

£2,000

110

Sebastian Bialecki

£2,000

111

Jack Main

£2,000

112

Jake Jones

£2,000

113

Rusty-Jake Rodriguez

£2,000

114

Martin Thomas

£2,000

115

Kirk Shepherd

£2,000

116

Luc Peters

£1,500

117

Lewis Williams

£1,500

118

Andrew Gilding

£1,000

119

Gino Vos

£1,000

120

Jim Williams

£1,000

121

Kevin Doets

£1,000

122

Rhys Griffin

£1,000

123

Scott Taylor

£1,000

124

Michael Rasztovits

£1,000

125

Berry van Peer

£1,000

126

Ritchie Edhouse

£1,000

127

Geert Nentjes

£1,000

128

Michael Unterbuchner

£1,000

129

Geert De Vos

£500

130

Martin Lukeman

£500

131

Danny Baggish

£500

132

Joe Murnan

£500

133

Lorenzo Pronk

£500

134

Zoran Lerchbacher

£500

135

Adam Gawlas

£500

136

Boris Koltsov

£500

137

Brett Claydon

£500

 

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