Darts world rankings

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Darts World Rankings is a system designed to determine a list of the best darts players in the world based on their performances in tournaments. However, in 1993, a group of former world champions and other high-profile players separated from the British Darts Organisation, meaning there are now two major governing bodies.

Each organization has its own players, and each has its own ranking system. The ranking systems are used to arrange tournament seedings, which are so arranged, that the number one player in the world will not face the number two player until the final of a tournament, providing they both reach that final.

PDC World Rankings[edit]

The Professional Darts Corporation's Ranking is based on the amount of prize money won in ranking tournaments over the past two years.

PDC Order of Merit as of 25 October 2020.[1]
Rank Change Player Earnings
1 Steady Netherlands Michael van Gerwen £1,428,750
2 Steady Wales Gerwyn Price £887,500
3 Steady Scotland Peter Wright £864,000
4 Steady England Michael Smith £547,250
5 Steady England Rob Cross £528,000
6 Steady England Nathan Aspinall £497,750
7 Steady Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney £419,750
8 Increase 1 Scotland Gary Anderson £386,750
9 Increase 1 England Dave Chisnall £371,750
10 Increase 1 Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh £347,750
11 Decrease 3 England James Wade £329,000
12 Steady England Ian White £324,250
13 Steady England Glen Durrant £315,250
14 Steady Poland Krzysztof Ratajski £276,500
15 Increase 1 Austria Mensur Suljović £265,750
16 Increase 4 England Joe Cullen £237,000
17 Increase 1 Wales Jonny Clayton £231,250
18 Increase 1 England Chris Dobey £228,000
19 Decrease 2 England Adrian Lewis £225,500
20 Decrease 5 Australia Simon Whitlock £222,500
21 Steady England Stephen Bunting £210,250
22 Steady Netherlands Danny Noppert £204,750
23 Increase 1 Netherlands Jeffrey de Zwaan £196,250
24 Decrease 1 England Mervyn King £194,250
25 Steady Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena £184,750
26 Increase 2 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort £168,250
27 Increase 2 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan £165,000
28 Decrease 2 England Steve Beaton £162,750
29 Increase 1 England Keegan Brown £158,250
30 Decrease 3 England Ricky Evans £158,000
31 Steady England Jamie Hughes £157,750
32 Increase 1 Germany Gabriel Clemens £150,750

WDF World Rankings[edit]

The rankings are based on a cumulative points system, calculated on a rolling one-year basis. When a tournament is played, the previous year's results are removed from the rankings and the new tournament scores are used. This list is used to determine seeds for some of the WDF Opens. The World Darts Federation ranking system is designed to provide a measure of the global activities of darts players in every WDF recognized darts event. It used to be very similar to the BDO system but was revised in January 2007 to include categories by country and by events, and the distribution of ranking points reflect the levels of prize money on offer and the numbers of entries in a tournament. Players gain points in six different levels of categorized events and prize money and at the end of the season the leading players receive monetary bonus rewards from the WDF.[2]

Current points distribution[edit]

Points are currently awarded as follows:[3]

Tournament category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64
WDF Platinum tournaments 270 167 103 64 39 26 13
WDF Gold tournaments 180 111 68 43 26 17 9
WDF Silver tournaments 90 56 34 21 13 9
WDF Bronze tournaments 45 28 17 11 6