PDC PRO TOUR 1+2

The PDC Pro Tour gets underway again with PDC Pro Tour 1+2 in Barnsley this Saturday and Sunday. With the Masters being a non-ranking event this weekend is the first in which we could start to see movement in the world rankings and Pro Tour order of merit.

For those players who gained the tour cards at Q-School 2018 it will be the first weekend where they are defending prize money for their rankings. This will be a significant change for them as instead of adding to their tally they could actually lose out and start to drop down the ranking.

PDC Pro Tour 1+2 in Barnsley

This first weekend sees the 128 face off in a double header of tournaments each carrying 75000 pounds in prize money, with a cool 10000 on offer for the winner of each event.

Prize money is added to the world ranking with the prize money earned by each player at the same event in 2018 being wiped off of the rankings. 2018 saw Michael van Gerwen win both Pro Tour 1 and Pro Tour 2 and as such he is defending 20000 pounds as these results both get replaced.

The world ranking isn’t the only thing that is at stake however. The Pro tour order of merit is a 12 month rolling ranking with the 2019 pro tours 1+2 having gone the way of MvG (1) and Dave Chisnall (2).

The Pro Tour order of merit is of critical importance to many players as it can get them into many big tournaments without being in the top 32 of the world ranking as follows:

William Hill World Darts Championship – leading 32 players (outside top 32 of main PDC OOM)

Betfred World Matchplay – leading 16 players (outside of top 16 of main PDC OOM)

BoyleSports World Grand Prix – leading 16 players (outside of top 16 of main PDC OOM)

The ProTour Order of Merit is also used to determine the seeding for European Tour and Players Championship events

In addition to the above tournaments, players in top 64 of the Pro Tour order of merit qualify for The Ladbrokes Player Championship Final which has a massive 500,000 pounds in prize money on offer.

Just how important all of this is can be found in our in house pro Matthew Edgar’s video on keeping your PDC tour card

How will this weekend’s results affect your favorite player? Below is the prize money won by all 128 tour card holders at the same event back in 2019. Obviously the players that have just got their tour card this year are not affected but the figures in each column are what is at stake for the others.

As an example, Kyle Anderson has chosen to skip the first weekend’s action and will therefore be dropping the 2750 pounds he needed to defend.

Name Total PC 1 2019 PC 2 2019
Michael van Gerwen £12,250 £10,000 £2,250
Dave Chisnall £10,500 £500 £10,000
Jermaine Wattimena £7,000 £6,000 £1,000
Glen Durrant £6,000 £0 £6,000
Jonny Clayton £5,250 £2,250 £3,000
Joe Cullen £4,500 £1,500 £3,000
Peter Wright £3,500 £3,000 £500
James Wade £3,250 £1,000 £2,250
Ryan Searle £3,250 £1,000 £2,250
Scott Baker £3,000 £3,000 £0
John Henderson £2,750 £500 £2,250
Kyle Anderson £2,750 £2,250 £500
Ian White £2,500 £1,500 £1,000
Jeffrey de Zwaan £2,500 £1,500 £1,000
Steve Lennon £2,500 £1,000 £1,500
Michael Smith £2,250 £2,250 £0
Harry Ward £2,250 £2,250 £0
Rob Cross £2,000 £500 £1,500
Daryl Gurney £2,000 £1,000 £1,000
Krzysztof Ratajski £2,000 £500 £1,500
Alan Tabern £2,000 £500 £1,500
Chris Dobey £1,500 £0 £1,500
Steve West £1,500 £0 £1,500
Vincent van der Voort £1,500 £500 £1,000
Kim Huybrechts £1,500 £0 £1,500
Ryan Joyce £1,500 £500 £1,000
Josh Payne £1,500 £1,000 £500
Jelle Klaasen £1,500 £1,000 £500
Darius Labanauskas £1,500 £1,000 £500
Jan Dekker £1,500 £1,000 £500
Mickey Mansell £1,500 £1,000 £500
Robert Thornton £1,500 £0 £1,500
Gavin Carlin £1,500 £1,000 £500
John Michael £1,500 £1,000 £500
Gerwyn Price £1,000 £500 £500
Stephen Bunting £1,000 £1,000 £0
Mervyn King £1,000 £500 £500
Ricky Evans £1,000 £1,000 £0
Brendan Dolan £1,000 £0 £1,000
Luke Humphries £1,000 £500 £500
Ron Meulenkamp £1,000 £0 £1,000
Devon Petersen £1,000 £0 £1,000
Simon Stevenson £1,000 £0 £1,000
Rowby-John Rodriguez £1,000 £0 £1,000
Geert Nentjes £1,000 £0 £1,000
Matt Clark £1,000 £500 £500
Carl Wilkinson £1,000 £500 £500
Maik Kuivenhoven £1,000 £500 £500
Jonathan Worsley £1,000 £500 £500
Nathan Aspinall £500 £500 £0
Keegan Brown £500 £0 £500
William O’Connor £500 £0 £500
James Wilson £500 £500 £0
Gabriel Clemens £500 £500 £0
Cristo Reyes £500 £500 £0
Jamie Lewis £500 £0 £500
Matthew Edgar £500 £500 £0
Ryan Meikle £500 £500 £0
Ted Evetts £500 £500 £0
Mark McGeeney £500 £0 £500
Andy Boulton £500 £0 £500
Marko Kantele £500 £500 £0
Joe Murnan £500 £0 £500
Conan Whitehead £500 £0 £500
Kirk Shepherd £500 £0 £500
Reece Robinson £500 £500 £0
Christian Bunse £500 £0 £500
Yordi Meeuwisse £500 £0 £500
Nathan Derry £500 £0 £500
Barrie Bates £500 £500 £0
Gary Anderson £0
Mensur Suljovic £0
Adrian Lewis £0
Simon Whitlock £0 £0 £0
Max Hopp £0
Steve Beaton £0 £0 £0
Darren Webster £0
Danny Noppert £0 £0 £0
Dimitri Van den Bergh £0 £0 £0
Jamie Hughes £0
Ross Smith £0 £0 £0
Martin Schindler £0 £0 £0
Richard North £0 £0 £0
Benito van de Pas £0 £0 £0
Justin Pipe £0 £0 £0
Luke Woodhouse £0 £0 £0
Jose de Sousa £0 £0 £0
Toni Alcinas £0 £0 £0
Wayne Jones £0 £0 £0
Adam Hunt £0 £0 £0
Dirk van Duijvenbode £0 £0 £0
Madars Razma £0 £0 £0
Callan Rydz £0
Bradley Brooks £0 £0 £0
Ciaran Teehan £0
Damon Heta £0
Adrian Gray £0 £0 £0
David Pallett £0 £0 £0
Mike De Decker £0
Vincent van der Meer £0 £0 £0
Niels Zonneveld £0
Mike van Duivenbode £0 £0 £0
Steffen Siepmann £0
Krzysztof Kciuk £0
Daniel Larsson £0
William Borland £0
Michael Barnard £0 £0 £0
Andy Hamilton £0 £0 £0
Jesus Noguera £0
Harald Leitinger £0
Jason Lowe £0
Gary Blades £0
Kai-Fan Leung £0
Karel Sedlacek £0
Jeff Smith £0
Aaron Beeney £0
Nick Kenny £0
Scott Waites £0
Wesley Harms £0
Derk Telnekes £0
Martijn Kleermaker £0
Boris Krcmar £0
Ryan Murray £0
Peter Jacques £0
Martin Atkins £0
Steve Brown £0
Darren Penhall £0
Lisa Ashton £0

Information for table provided by Bas Engelen of Premium Dart Data

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