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 3 January 2023.[1]
Rank Change Player Earnings
1 Increase 3  Michael Smith £1,243,500
2 Steady  Peter Wright £1,144,500
3 Steady  Michael van Gerwen £1,050,750
4 Decrease 3  Gerwyn Price £726,750
5 Steady  Luke Humphries £526,000
6 Steady  Rob Cross £512,000
7 Steady  Jonny Clayton £482,750
8 Increase 1  Danny Noppert £449,750
9 Increase 1  Nathan Aspinall £441,500
10 Decrease 2  James Wade £440,000

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]

Current rankings[edit]

WDF Men's World Rankings as of 6 October 2022.[4]
Rank Change Player Points
1 Increase 1  James Hurrell 673
2 Decrease 1  Neil Duff 631
3 Steady  Luke Littler 599
4 Increase 3  Haupai Puha 559
5 Steady  Jelle Klaasen 545
6 Increase 2  Mark Barilli 491
7 Increase 3  Andy Baetens 482
8 New entry  Chris Landman 441
9 Steady  Raymond Smith 394
10 Increase 13  Ben Robb 394
WDF Women's World Rankings as of 5 September 2022.[5]
Rank Change Player Points
1 Increase 4  Beau Greaves 1641
2 Decrease 1  Deta Hedman 1190
3 Increase 9  Kirsty Hutchinson 784
4 Steady  Anca Zijlstra 710
5 Increase 9  Suzanne Smith 625
6 Steady  Anastasia Dobromyslova 594
7 Increase 17  Jo Clements 565
8 Decrease 6  Fallon Sherrock 560
9 Decrease 2  Lorraine Winstanley 508
10 Decrease 7  Aileen de Graaf 504

Previous World Number Ones (Men's, WDF)[edit]

The following is a list of players who ended the year ranked number one in the WDF.[6]

BDO rankings[edit]

The BDO Invitational Table relates only to registered playing members of the BDO, who comply with BDO and World Darts Federation (WDF) eligibility rules, including terms and conditions of the 1997 Tomlin Order.

The BDO awards points depending on a player's performances within each of its events and other BDO-recognised qualifying events. Forty-nine points are awarded to the champion of each of its three Major Events – The Lakeside World Professional Championship, The Bavaria World Darts Trophy and the Winmau World Masters and A+ events. Lower points are awarded for each round of the tournament reached. Other events are placed into Category A, B, C, and D based on the prize pool and number of payouts, with points for placings slowly decreasing.[15] Only the best 12 placings are added for a player's ranking.

Current points distribution[edit]

Points are currently awarded as follows:

Tournament category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128
BDO Major tournaments 49 42 35 28 21 14 7 4
BDO Category A+ tournaments 49 42 35 28 21 14 7 4
BDO Category A tournaments 35 30 25 20 15 10 5
BDO Category B tournaments 24 20 16 12 8 4
BDO Category C tournaments 18 15 12 9 6
BDO Category D tournaments 14 12 10 8 6

Final rankings[edit]

Following a cease in tournaments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BDO stopped publishing rankings on 18 March 2020. The BDO having entered liquidation in September of that year, what follows are the final published rankings by the organisation.

Final BDO Men's World Rankings as of 18 March 2020.[16]
Rank Player Points
1  Jim Williams 381
2  Wesley Harms 357
3  Wayne Warren 329
4  Nick Kenny 307
5  Michael Warburton 306
6  Richard Veenstra 261
7  Dave Parletti 259
8  Martijn Kleermaker 253
9  David Evans 250
10  Mario Vandenbogaerde 247
BDO Women's World Rankings as of 18 March 2020.[17]
Rank Player Points
1  Lisa Ashton 431
2  Beau Greaves 415
3  Fallon Sherrock 406
4  Anastasia Dobromyslova 359
5  Lorraine Winstanley 348
6  Aileen de Graaf 336
7  Mikuru Suzuki 329
8  Deta Hedman 321
9  Laura Turner 307
10  Maria O'Brien 274

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "PDC Order of Merit". PDPA. 3 January 2023. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  2. ^ "WDF World Rankings Systems: 2013 Monetary Awards". WDF. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  3. ^ "WDF Rules". WDF. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  4. ^ "WDF Men's Rankings Table". WDF. 6 October 2022. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  5. ^ "WDF Women's Rankings Table". WDF. 5 September 2022. Retrieved 5 September 2022.
  6. ^ WDF Roll of Honour (previous world number ones) Archived 10 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "WDF Monetary Awards: Wolfie & Deta top the 2010 rankings : World Darts Federation". Dartswdf.com. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  8. ^ "WDF Monetary Awards: Scott & Deta Top The 2011 Rankings : World Darts Federation". Dartswdf.com. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  9. ^ "WDF Awards 2012 : World Darts Federation". Dartswdf.com. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  10. ^ "WDF World Rankings Systems: 2013 Monetary Awards : World Darts Federation". Dartswdf.com. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  11. ^ "WDF World Rankings Systems: 2014 Monetary Awards : World Darts Federation". Dartswdf.com. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  12. ^ "WDF World Rankings Systems: 2015 Monetary Awards". Dartswdf.com. 13 December 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  13. ^ "WDF World Rankings Systems 2016 – Monetary Awards". Dartswdf.com. 17 December 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  14. ^ "WDF World Rankings Systems 2017 – Monetary Awards". Dartswdf.com. 24 December 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Handbook and BDO documentation: Section J – Invitation Tables Men's 2013/14" (PDF). BDO. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  16. ^ "BDO Men's Rankings Table". BDO. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  17. ^ "BDO Women's Rankings Table". BDO. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.

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