World Grand Prix Race: Six players provisionally set for double-in debuts

After a month without ranked darts since the behind closed doors World Matchplay, the PDC ProTour makes its German return this weekend with the Autumn Series in Niedernhausen.

Crucial ranking points towards the main PDC Order of Merit will be up for grabs, as well as both the Players Championship Finals and World Grand Prix qualification systems.

It feels like an eternity since Dimitri Van den Bergh lifted the Phil Taylor Trophy in Milton Keynes, but in doing so the Belgian rocketed himself up the rankings and into the seeded positions for October’s World Grand Prix.

The two-time world youth champion detrimentally affected former finalist Simon Whitlock’s hopes of an eleventh consecutive appearance, as the Australian dropped out of the top 16 and sits lower down the ProTour Order of Merit.

Nathan Aspinall will make just his second double-in appearance as the tentative sixth seed, while last year’s finalist Dave Chisnall currently lies in the tenth position.

Meanwhile, Portuguese sensation Jose de Sousa leads the way in the ProTour standings, and is amongst six players who stand in good stead of a World Grand Prix debut next month.

Ryan Joyce, Ryan Searle, Gabriel Clemens, Devon Petersen and Dirk van Duijvenbode could join the two-time PDC ranking event winner as debutants at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

The ProTour standings are closely knit and numerous changes to the provisional field could occur throughout the five tournaments as part of the Autumn Series.

WORLD GRAND PRIX RACE


Updated and correct as of 10/09/2020 following the World Matchplay

PDC Order of Merit
1 Michael van Gerwen £1510,250
2 Peter Wright £897,000
3 Gerwyn Price £781,250
4 Michael Smith £555,000
5 Rob Cross £539,000
6 Nathan Aspinall £476,000
7 Daryl Gurney £438,750
8 James Wade £421,500
9 Gary Anderson £388,250
10 Dave Chisnall £365,750
11 Dimitri Van den Bergh £335,750
12 Ian White £325,500
13 Glen Durrant £297,000
14 Krzysztof Ratajski £272,750
15 Mensur Suljovic £269,250
16 Adrian Lewis £249,250
—————————————————
17 Simon Whitlock £237,000
18 Chris Dobey £225,000
19 Jonny Clayton £221,750
20 Stephen Bunting £219,500
21 Joe Cullen £206,500
22 Danny Noppert £199,000
23 Jermaine Wattimena £195,000
24 Jeffrey de Zwaan £191,750
25 Mervyn King £186,250
26 Steve Beaton £182,750
27 Ricky Evans £177,750
28 Vincent van der Voort £166,250
29 Max Hopp £165,250
30 Keegan Brown £158,750
31 Brendan Dolan £157,500
32 John Henderson £143,500

ProTour Order of Merit
1 Jose de Sousa £29,000
2 Danny Noppert £29,000
3 Brendan Dolan £28,000
4 Ryan Joyce £21,000
5 Gabriel Clemens £19,500
6 Jermaine Wattimena £19,000
7 Ryan Searle £18,500
8 Jamie Hughes £17,500
9 Dirk van Duijvenbode £16,500
10 Stephen Bunting £16,250
11 Kim Huybrechts £15,750
12 Jeffrey de Zwaan £15,500
13 Devon Petersen £15,000
14 Chris Dobey £15,000
15 Joe Cullen £14,250
16 Steve Beaton £14,000
———————————————
17 Jeff Smith £13,500
18 Jonny Clayton £13,500
19 Martijn Kleermaker £12,750
20 Steve Lennon £12,500
21 Mervyn King £12,500
22 Mickey Mansell £11,750
23 Keegan Brown £11,750
24 Jason Lowe £11,500
25 Maik Kuivenhoven £11,500
26 Vincent van der Voort £11,500
27 John Henderson £11,250
28 Darren Webster £11,000
29 Steve West £10,500
30 Madars Razma £10,000
31 Ricky Evans £10,000
32 Luke Humphries £10,000

Those provisionally qualified via the PDC Order of Merit are exempt from the ProTour Order of Merit

Click here for the updated World Grand Prix Race in full via dartsrankings.com


(Featured Image: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

About The Author

Ben Hudd Ben is a dedicated sports writer and aspiring sports journalist, covering all aspects of darts for the ever-growing Darts Planet TV. He has a passion for sport, particularly darts, cricket and football.

You might be interested in

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

Darts Planet TV

FREE
VIEW