How will Pro Tour events 7+8 affect the order of merit?

The stars of the PDC are in Barnsley this weekend for Players Championship events 7 and 8 of the 2020 PDC Pro Tour. As you know from previous articles these events affect the order of merit standings and the Pro Tour order of merit.

In order to see what players need to defend on the PDC Order of Merit we look back at the events from 2018 as this is made up of all prize money earned on the PDC tour over a rolling 2 year period.

For the Pro Tour order of merit we take a look at the results from 2019 as this ranking is made up from the events on a 12 month rolling cycle. For full explanations of both orders of merit visit their pages where you can find all information.

How will Pro Tour events 7+8 affect the order of merit?

Taking a look at the tables below we can see that the player who has the most on the line for the main pdc order of merit is Mickey Mansell. Despite having suffered a first round exit in event 7 in 2018 Mickey won event 8 and therefore is defending 10k on the order of merit this weekend. The 10k he is defending represents over 13% of his total prize money and two early exits could see him drop around 10 spots on the order of merit to around 60th.

On the Pro Tour order of merit we see that Adrian Lewis is defending the most of all players this weekend. A second round exit in event 7 in 2019 was followed up by Aidy winning event 8 and as such he is defending 10.5k of his 67,5k (15,5%) on this ranking. Early exits this weekend could see Adrian drop from his current pro tour ranking of 13th to 20th or lower.

What are Team Darts Mad players Matthew Edgar, Maik Kuivenhoven and Vincent van der Meer defending?

Matthew is the only player needing to defend prize money on the order of merit but with early exits back in 2018 he is only defending 500 pounds this weekend.

On the pro tour order of merit Matthew is defending 1000 pounds having exited both corresponding events in the 2nd round last year. Vincent and Maik both failed to cash in events 7 and 8 last year. For both ranking lists this weekend is a great chance for #TeamDartsMad to bank so money and jump a few places on the rankings.

Prize money to be defended for the PDC Order of Merit:

Name Nationality Total PC 7 2018 PC 8 2018
Adrian Lewis England £12,000 £6,000 £6,000
Michael Smith England £10,500 £10,000 £500
Mickey Mansell Northern Ireland £10,000 R1 £10,000
James Wilson England £4,500 £2,250 £2,250
Max Hopp Germany £3,750 £2,250 £1,500
Dave Chisnall England £3,500 £3,000 £500
Gerwyn Price Wales £3,250 £1,000 £2,250
Ryan Joyce England £3,000 £1,500 £1,500
Robert Thornton Scotland £3,000 £1,500 £1,500
Simon Whitlock Australia £3,000 R1 £3,000
Josh Payne England £3,000 R1 £3,000
Jeffrey de Zwaan Netherlands £3,000 £3,000 R1
Stephen Bunting England £2,750 £2,250 £500
Jamie Lewis Wales £2,500 £1,000 £1,500
Toni Alcinas Spain £2,250 R1 £2,250
John Henderson Scotland £2,250 £2,250 R1
Ricky Evans England £2,000 £500 £1,500
Kyle Anderson Australia £2,000 £1,500 £500
Cristo Reyes Spain £2,000 £1,500 £500
Peter Wright Scotland £2,000 £1,500 £500
Daryl Gurney Northern Ireland £2,000 £1,500 £500
Gary Anderson Scotland £1,500 £500 £1,000
Nathan Aspinall England £1,500 £1,500 R1
Keegan Brown England £1,500 R1 £1,500
James Wade England £1,500 £1,000 £500
Gabriel Clemens Germany £1,500 £1,000 £500
Chris Dobey England £1,500 £1,500 R1
Justin Pipe England £1,500 £500 £1,000
Devon Petersen South Africa £1,500 £500 £1,000
Ian White England £1,000 £500 £500
Danny Noppert Netherlands £1,000 R1 £1,000
Steve West England £1,000 R1 £1,000
Darren Webster England £1,000 £1,000 R1
Kim Huybrechts Belgium £1,000 £1,000 R1
Benito van de Pas Netherlands £1,000 £500 £500
Luke Humphries England £1,000 R1 £1,000
Jan Dekker Netherlands £1,000 £1,000 R1
Ron Meulenkamp Netherlands £1,000 £1,000 R1
Jermaine Wattimena Netherlands £1,000 £1,000 R1
Rob Cross England £1,000 £1,000 £0
Steve Beaton England £1,000 R1 £1,000
Vincent van der Voort Netherlands £1,000 £500 £500
Steve Lennon Ireland £1,000 £500 £500
Joe Cullen England £1,000 R1 £1,000
Luke Woodhouse England £500 £500 R1
Dimitri Van den Bergh Belgium £500 R1 £500
Ross Smith England £500 £500 R1
Jonny Clayton Wales £500 £500 R1
Ryan Searle England £500 £500 R1
Martin Schindler Germany £500 R1 £500
Matthew Edgar England £500 R1 £500
Michael van Gerwen Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
Simon Stevenson England £0 R1 R1
Ryan Meikle England £0 No entry No entry
Kirk Shepherd England £0 No entry No entry
Bradley Brooks England £0 No entry No entry
Jonathan Worsley Wales £0 No entry No entry
Mervyn King England £0 R1 R1
Mensur Suljovic Austria £0 No entry No entry
Wayne Jones England £0 No entry No entry
Michael Barnard England £0 No entry No entry
Jelle Klaasen Netherlands £0 R1 R1
Dirk van Duijvenbode Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
William O’Connor Ireland £0 No entry No entry
Madars Razma Latvia £0 No entry No entry
Geert Nentjes Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
Derk Telnekes Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
Martijn Kleermaker Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
Krzysztof Kciuk Poland £0 No entry No entry
Darius Labanauskas Lithuania £0 No entry No entry
Brendan Dolan Northern Ireland £0 R1 R1
Krzysztof Ratajski Poland £0 No entry No entry
Jose de Sousa Portugal £0 No entry No entry
Ciaran Teehan Ireland £0 No entry No entry
Boris Krcmar Croatia £0 No entry No entry
Ryan Murray Scotland £0 No entry No entry
Alan Tabern England £0 No entry No entry
Rowby-John Rodriguez Austria £0 No entry No entry
Peter Jacques England £0 No entry No entry
Martin Atkins England £0 No entry No entry
Glen Durrant England £0 No entry No entry
Jamie Hughes England £0 No entry No entry
Richard North England £0 R1 R1
Harry Ward England £0 No entry No entry
Ted Evetts England £0 No entry No entry
Mark McGeeney England £0 No entry No entry
Adam Hunt England £0 No entry No entry
Andy Boulton England £0 No entry No entry
Callan Rydz England £0 No entry No entry
Scott Baker England £0 No entry No entry
Gavin Carlin Northern Ireland £0 No entry No entry
Marko Kantele Finland £0 No entry No entry
Damon Heta Australia £0 No entry No entry
Joe Murnan England £0 No entry No entry
Conan Whitehead England £0 No entry No entry
Reece Robinson England £0 No entry No entry
Matt Clark England £0 No entry No entry
Christian Bunse Germany £0 No entry No entry
Adrian Gray England £0 No entry No entry
David Pallett England £0 No entry No entry
Yordi Meeuwisse Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
Carl Wilkinson England £0 No entry No entry
Mike De Decker Belgium £0 No entry No entry
Vincent van der Meer Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
Maik Kuivenhoven Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
Niels Zonneveld Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
John Michael Greece £0 No entry No entry
Nathan Derry England £0 No entry No entry
Barrie Bates Wales £0 No entry No entry
Mike van Duivenbode Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
Steffen Siepmann Germany £0 No entry No entry
Daniel Larsson Sweden £0 No entry No entry
William Borland Scotland £0 No entry No entry
Andy Hamilton England £0 No entry No entry
Jesus Noguera Spain £0 No entry No entry
Harald Leitinger Austria £0 No entry No entry
Jason Lowe England £0 No entry No entry
Gary Blades England £0 No entry No entry
Kai-Fan Leung Hong Kong £0 No entry No entry
Karel Sedlacek Czech Republic £0 No entry No entry
Jeff Smith Canada £0 No entry No entry
Aaron Beeney England £0 No entry No entry
Nick Kenny Wales £0 No entry No entry
Scott Waites England £0 No entry No entry
Wesley Harms Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
Steve Brown England £0 No entry No entry
Darren Penhall Australia £0 No entry No entry
Lisa Ashton England £0 No entry No entry

Prize money to be defended for the Pro Tour Order of Merit:

Name Nationality Total PC 7 2019 PC 8 2019
Adrian Lewis England £10,500 £500 £10,000
Dave Chisnall England £10,000 £10,000 R1
Daryl Gurney Northern Ireland £6,500 £6,000 £500
Vincent van der Voort Netherlands £4,500 £2,250 £2,250
Keegan Brown England £4,500 £1,500 £3,000
Jonny Clayton Wales £4,000 £1,000 £3,000
Mark McGeeney England £4,000 £3,000 £1,000
Gerwyn Price Wales £3,500 £3,000 £500
Andy Boulton England £2,750 £500 £2,250
Jermaine Wattimena Netherlands £2,750 £2,250 £500
Ron Meulenkamp Netherlands £2,750 £2,250 £500
Chris Dobey England £2,500 £1,500 £1,000
Harry Ward England £2,500 £1,000 £1,500
Cristo Reyes Spain £2,500 £1,000 £1,500
Ian White England £2,250 R1 £2,250
Ryan Searle England £2,250 £2,250 R1
Jan Dekker Netherlands £2,250 R1 £2,250
Glen Durrant England £2,000 £1,000 £1,000
Luke Woodhouse England £2,000 £500 £1,500
Krzysztof Ratajski Poland £2,000 £1,500 £500
Marko Kantele Finland £2,000 £1,000 £1,000
Rob Cross England £1,500 £1,500 £0
Mervyn King England £1,500 R1 £1,500
Jeffrey de Zwaan Netherlands £1,500 £1,500 R1
Jose de Sousa Portugal £1,500 £500 £1,000
James Wade England £1,500 £500 £1,000
Ryan Joyce England £1,500 £500 £1,000
Ricky Evans England £1,500 £1,500 R1
Ross Smith England £1,500 £1,500 R1
Martin Schindler Germany £1,500 R1 £1,500
Josh Payne England £1,500 £1,500 R1
Madars Razma Latvia £1,500 £500 £1,000
Conan Whitehead England £1,500 £500 £1,000
Dimitri Van den Bergh Belgium £1,000 R1 £1,000
John Henderson Scotland £1,000 R1 £1,000
Matthew Edgar England £1,000 £500 £500
Kim Huybrechts Belgium £1,000 £500 £500
Jamie Hughes England £1,000 £1,000 R1
Scott Baker England £1,000 £1,000 R1
Jamie Lewis Wales £1,000 £1,000 R1
Yordi Meeuwisse Netherlands £1,000 £1,000 R1
John Michael Greece £1,000 £1,000 R1
Joe Murnan England £1,000 £500 £500
Max Hopp Germany £1,000 £500 £500
Benito van de Pas Netherlands £1,000 R1 £1,000
Jelle Klaasen Netherlands £1,000 £1,000 R1
Stephen Bunting England £1,000 £1,000 R1
Geert Nentjes Netherlands £1,000 R1 £1,000
Simon Whitlock Australia £1,000 £500 £500
Steve West England £500 R1 £500
Nathan Aspinall England £500 £500 R1
Peter Wright Scotland £500 R1 £500
Gavin Carlin Northern Ireland £500 £500 R1
Michael Smith England £500 R1 £500
Darren Webster England £500 £500 R1
William O’Connor Ireland £500 R1 £500
Ted Evetts England £500 £500 R1
Steve Lennon Ireland £500 R1 £500
Brendan Dolan Northern Ireland £500 R1 £500
Luke Humphries England £500 £500 R1
Simon Stevenson England £500 R1 £500
Carl Wilkinson England £500 £500 R1
Devon Petersen South Africa £500 £500 R1
Rowby-John Rodriguez Austria £500 R1 £500
James Wilson England £500 R1 £500
Reece Robinson England £500 R1 £500
Christian Bunse Germany £500 R1 £500
Gary Anderson Scotland £500 £500 R1
Michael van Gerwen Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
Kyle Anderson Australia £0 R1 R1
Mensur Suljovic Austria £0 No entry No entry
Toni Alcinas Spain £0 R1 R1
Robert Thornton Scotland £0 R1 R1
Jonathan Worsley Wales £0 R1 R1
Nathan Derry England £0 R1 R1
Adrian Gray England £0 R1 R1
Joe Cullen England £0 R1 R1
Darius Labanauskas Lithuania £0 R1 R1
Barrie Bates Wales £0 R1 R1
Steve Beaton England £0 R1 R1
Danny Noppert Netherlands £0 R1 R1
Vincent van der Meer Netherlands £0 R1 R1
Mickey Mansell Northern Ireland £0 R1 R1
Kirk Shepherd England £0 R1 R1
Justin Pipe England £0 R1 R1
Niels Zonneveld Netherlands £0 R1 R1
Alan Tabern England £0 No entry No entry
Matt Clark England £0 R1 R1
Maik Kuivenhoven Netherlands £0 R1 R1
Gabriel Clemens Germany £0 R1 R1
Ryan Meikle England £0 No entry No entry
Richard North England £0 R1 R1
Wayne Jones England £0 No entry No entry
Adam Hunt England £0 No entry No entry
Dirk van Duijvenbode Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
Callan Rydz England £0 No entry No entry
Bradley Brooks England £0 No entry No entry
Ciaran Teehan Ireland £0 No entry No entry
Damon Heta Australia £0 No entry No entry
David Pallett England £0 R1 R1
Mike De Decker Belgium £0 No entry No entry
Mike van Duivenbode Netherlands £0 R1 R1
Steffen Siepmann Germany £0 No entry No entry
Krzysztof Kciuk Poland £0 No entry No entry
Daniel Larsson Sweden £0 No entry No entry
William Borland Scotland £0 No entry No entry
Michael Barnard England £0 R1 R1
Andy Hamilton England £0 No entry No entry
Jesus Noguera Spain £0 No entry No entry
Harald Leitinger Austria £0 No entry No entry
Jason Lowe England £0 No entry No entry
Gary Blades England £0 No entry No entry
Kai-Fan Leung Hong Kong £0 No entry No entry
Karel Sedlacek Czech Republic £0 No entry No entry
Jeff Smith Canada £0 No entry No entry
Aaron Beeney England £0 No entry No entry
Nick Kenny Wales £0 No entry No entry
Scott Waites England £0 No entry No entry
Wesley Harms Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
Derk Telnekes Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
Martijn Kleermaker Netherlands £0 No entry No entry
Boris Krcmar Croatia £0 No entry No entry
Ryan Murray Scotland £0 No entry No entry
Peter Jacques England £0 No entry No entry
Martin Atkins England £0 No entry No entry
Steve Brown England £0 No entry No entry
Darren Penhall Australia £0 No entry No entry
Lisa Ashton England £0 No entry No entry