Darts world rankings

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Darts World Rankings are 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 organisation 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]

Main article: PDC Order of Merit

The Professional Darts Corporation's Ranking is based on The Amount Of Prize•Money Won Over The Past Two Years.

  • As of January, 03rd. 2016 following The William Hill World Darts Championship [1]
  • A live (unofficial) version of the Order of Merit is available on

DartsDatabase.co.uk Darts Database. During a Tournament, this table subtracts The Prize Money that was earned Two Years earlier and adds The Minimum Prize Money The Player will receive based on The Current Status Of The Tournament. The Prize column contains a + if The Player is still in The Race To Win The Tournament.

Rank Player Money Rank Player Money Rank Player Money
1 Steady Netherlands Michael van Gerwen £1,074,000 17 Steady England Mervyn King £211,000 33 Steady Scotland John Henderson £89,750
2 Steady Scotland Gary Anderson £888,750 18 Steady Australia Simon Whitlock £191,000 34 Steady Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney £83,750
3 Steady England Adrian Lewis £495,250 19 Steady Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan £186,750 35 Increase2 England Alan Norris £83,500
4 Steady England Phil Taylor £481,500 20 Steady Austria Mensur Suljović £168,000 36 Decrease1 England Keegan Brown £81,500
5 Increase1 England James Wade £353,250 21 Steady England Justin Pipe £150,250 37 Decrease1 England Darren Webster £78,750
6 Decrease1 Scotland Peter Wright £349,250 22 Steady Netherlands Benito van de Pas £145,500 38 Steady Netherlands Christian Kist £76,250
7 Steady Scotland Robert Thornton £338,000 23 Steady England Jamie Caven £136,000 39 Increase1 Australia Kyle Anderson £66,500
8 Steady England Michael Smith £301,250 24 Steady England Steve Beaton £123,250 40 Decrease1 Belgium Ronny Huybrechts £65,250
9 Steady Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld £260,500 25 Increase1 Wales Mark Webster £120,750 41 Steady Austria Rowby-John Rodriguez £63,000
10 Steady England Dave Chisnall £238,250 26 Decrease1 England Andrew Gilding £119,250 42 Increase2 England David Pallett £59,250
11 Steady England Terry Jenkins £231,500 27 Steady England Andy Hamilton £103,000 43 Steady England Andy Smith £57,500
12 Steady England Ian White £231,500 28 Steady England Dean Winstanley £102,750 44 Decrease2 England Ronnie Baxter £56,250
13 Steady Netherlands Jelle Klaasen £225,500 29 Steady England Wes Newton £102,250 45 Increase1 Spain Cristo Reyes £53,750
14 Steady Netherlands Vincent van der Voort £222,250 30 Steady Wales Jamie Lewis £102,000 46 Decrease1 Germany Max Hopp £53,250
15 Steady Belgium Kim Huybrechts £222,250 31 Steady England Kevin Painter £94,000 47 Steady England Joe Murnan £51,750
16 Steady England Stephen Bunting £211,500 32 Steady Wales Gerwyn Price £93,250 48 Steady England Joe Cullen £48,250

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. 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 recognised 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:

Tournament category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128
WDF Major tournaments 180 120 100 60 30 15 8 4
WDF Category One tournaments 150 100 80 48 24 12 6
WDF Category Two tournaments 120 80 60 36 18 9 4
WDF Category Three tournaments 90 60 40 24 12 6 3
WDF Major international tournaments 180 120 100 60 30 15 8 4
WDF international tournaments 150 100 80 48 24 12 6