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 17 October 2021.[1]
Rank Change Player Earnings
1 Steady  Gerwyn Price £1,296,750
2 Steady  Peter Wright £1,089,500
3 Steady  Michael van Gerwen £916,000
4 Steady  James Wade £456,000
5 Steady  Dimitri Van den Bergh £438,250
6 Steady  Gary Anderson £422,500
7 Increase 1  José de Sousa £381,500
8 Decrease 1  Jonny Clayton £355,000
9 Increase 2  Nathan Aspinall £341,250
10 Decrease 1  Michael Smith £323,500
11 Increase 1  Rob Cross £305,750
12 Decrease 2  Dave Chisnall £303,500
13 Steady  Krzysztof Ratajski £294,750
14 Steady  Joe Cullen £286,750
15 Steady  Stephen Bunting £247,250
16 Increase 6  Danny Noppert £230,500
17 Increase 2  Dirk van Duijvenbode £223,000
18 Decrease 1  Ian White £220,000
19 Decrease 1  Simon Whitlock £219,750
20 Increase 1  Mervyn King £217,000
21 Decrease 1  Glen Durrant £214,500
22 Increase 1  Luke Humphries £206,000
23 Decrease 7  Daryl Gurney £205,250
24 Steady  Gabriel Clemens £200,500
25 Steady  Devon Petersen £187,500
26 Steady  Brendan Dolan £186,750
27 Steady  Ryan Searle £185,750
28 Increase 1  Mensur Suljović £182,000
29 Increase 1  Chris Dobey £156,000
30 Decrease 2  Vincent van der Voort £152,750
31 Steady  Adrian Lewis £138,250
32 Increase 5  Damon Heta £135,000

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 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