WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP 2025 QUALIFYING RACE: HOW DO THINGS STAND AT THE MOMENT?

WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP 2025 QUALIFYING RACE: HOW DO THINGS STAND AT THE MOMENT?

The new darts season is now almost at the halfway mark. A good time to take a closer look at the qualifying race for the 2025 World Darts Championship. The field of participants for the World Darts Championship consists of the top-32 of the world rankings, the top-32 of the Pro Tour Order of Merit and 32 international qualifiers.

 

There is a good chance Luke Humphries will lead the seedings at the upcoming World Darts Championship. ‘Cool Hand Luke’ has built a huge lead over the likes of Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen after winning four majors from October through early January. Luke Littler has already moved up to the fourteenth spot in the provisional world rankings. That means that all the results that will still be dropped from the regular world rankings in the coming months have already been removed from the ranking. With a few more good results, there is a good chance that Littler will be among the top-10 seeded players at Alexandra Palace.

 

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That is not currently the case for Peter Wright, who has virtually dropped to 12th place. He has been surpassed by the likes of Stephen Bunting and Dimitri van den Bergh.

 

Through the Pro Tour Order of Merit, 32 players are also invited. On this ranking, Ritchie Edhouse is in an excellent position. The Englishman already earned 39,500 pounds through the Pro Tour tournaments in the first months of 2024.

 

Every year there are always some famous and big names that miss the boat. Currently, Kim Huybrechts, Simon Whitlock, Steve Beaton, Mensur Suljovic, Mervyn King and Vincent van der Voort are outside the qualifying spots for the World Darts Championship.

 

 

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PDC Order of Merit

Rank – Name – Prize money (in units of £1,000)

 

1 Luke Humphries 1336.25

 

2 Michael Smith 783

 

3 Michael van Gerwen 624

 

4 Rob Cross 478.75

 

5 Gerwyn Price 439

 

6 Jonny Clayton 414

 

7 Damon Heta 400.5

 

8 Nathan Aspinall 399

 

9 Dave Chisnall 398.5

 

10 Dimitri Van den Bergh 388.5

 

11 Stephen Bunting 373.75

 

12 Peter Wright 357.5

 

13 Chris Dobey 349.75

 

14 Luke Littler 331.5

 

15 Danny Noppert 331

 

16 Gary Anderson 328

 

17 Josh Rock 326

 

18 Joe Cullen 316.25

 

19 Andrew Gilding 315

 

20 Ryan Searle 312.75

 

21 James Wade 295.5

 

22 Martin Schindler 278

 

23 Ross Smith 269.75

 

24 Brendan Dolan 266.5

 

25 Gabriel Clemens 266.25

 

26 Dirk van Duijvenbode 254.25

 

27 Daryl Gurney 244.75

 

28 Krzysztof Ratajski 232.75

 

29 Raymond van Barneveld 204.75

 

30 Gian van Veen 202

 

31 Ricardo Pietreczko 191.75

 

32 Luke Woodhouse 180.25

 

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33 Scott Williams 170.25

 

34 Jose de Sousa 164.75

 

35 Ryan Joyce 162.75

 

36 Mike De Decker 141.25

 

37 Kim Huybrechts 125.5

 

38 Ricky Evans 116.25

 

39 Callan Rydz 115

 

40 Ritchie Edhouse 114.5

 

41 Jermaine Wattimena 107.25

 

42 Jim Williams 107

 

43 Madars Razma 106

 

44 Richard Veenstra 102

 

45 Martin Lukeman 98

 

46 Cameron Menzies 96.75

 

47 William O’Connor 90.5

 

48 Kevin Doets 86.25

 

49 Steve Beaton 81.25

 

50 Keane Barry 79.75

 

51 Mickey Mansell 78.25

 

52 Simon Whitlock 77.75

 

53 Matt Campbell 76

 

54 Niels Zonneveld 74.75

 

55 Alan Soutar 74.75

 

56 Florian Hempel 72.25

 

57 Boris Krcmar 70.75

 

58 Ian White 70.5

 

59 Mensur Suljovic 63.25

 

60 Adam Gawlas 62.25

 

61 Mervyn King 60

 

62 Jamie Hughes 60

 

63 Lee Evans 58.25

 

64 Ryan Meikle 56

 

65 Vincent van der Voort 54

 

66 Dylan Slevin 52

 

67 Rowby-John Rodriguez 44.25

 

68 Karel Sedlacek 41

 

69 Stephen Burton 41

 

70 Jeffrey De Zwaan 39.5

 

71 Maik Kuivenhoven 38.75

 

72 Daniel Klose 38.75

 

73 Keegan Brown 36.75

 

74 Arron Monk 32.75

 

75 Graham Hall 30.25

 

76 Jeffrey Sparidaans 28

 

77 Nick Kenny 26.75

 

78 Robert Owen 26

 

79 Pascal Rupprecht 24

 

80 Graham Usher 23.25

 

81 Jurjen van der Velde 22.75

 

82 Adrian Lewis 22.5

 

83 Jeffrey de Graaf 21.75

 

84 Dom Taylor 19.25

 

85 Josh Payne 19

 

86 Adam Smith-Neale 18.75

 

87 James Hurrell 18.25

 

88 Thibault Tricole 17.75

 

89 Ronny Huybrechts 17.75

 

90 Berry van Peer 17.5

 

91 Geert Nentjes 17

 

92 Andy Baetens 15.75

 

93 Owen Roelofs 15.5

 

94 Steve Lennon 14

 

95 Danny van Trijp 14

 

96 Chris Landman 13.75

 

97 Leighton Bennett 13.5

 

98 Wessel Nijman 13.5

 

99 Christian Perez 13.5

 

100 Robbie Knops 13.25

 

PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit

Rank – Name – Prize money (in units of £1,000)

 

1 Ritchie Edhouse 39.5

 

2 Jermaine Wattimena 27

 

3 Ryan Joyce 26

 

4 Mike De Decker 22.25

 

5 Cameron Menzies 22

 

6 Richard Veenstra 21.5

 

7 Callan Rydz 21

 

8 Niels Zonneveld 19.25

 

9 Kevin Doets 19.25

 

10 Scott Williams 17

 

11 Madars Razma 16

 

12 Dom Taylor 15.25

 

13 Karel Sedlacek 15

 

14 Martin Lukeman 14.5

 

15 William O’Connor 14.25

 

16 James Hurrell 14.25

 

17 Berry van Peer 13.5

 

18 Thibault Tricole 13.25

 

19 Ian White 13.25

 

20 Wessel Nijman 12

 

21 Andy Baetens 11.75

 

22 Mickey Mansell 11.5

 

23 Alan Soutar 11.25

 

24 Jose de Sousa 11

 

25 Graham Hall 10.75

 

26 Leighton Bennett 10.5

 

27 Daniel Klose 10.25

 

28 Ricky Evans 10.25

 

29 Steve Lennon 10

 

30 Stephen Burton 9.75

 

31 Lukas Wenig 9.75

 

32 Chris Landman 9.75

 

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33 Jeffrey De Zwaan 9.5

 

34 Ryan Meikle 9.25

 

35 Danny Jansen 9

 

36 Christian Perez 9

 

37 Jeffrey Sparidaans 9

 

38 Lee Evans 8.75

 

39 Arron Monk 8.75

 

40 Franz Roetzsch 8.5

 

41 Mensur Suljovic 8.5

 

42 Jim Williams 8

 

43 Radek Szaganski 7.75

 

44 Dylan Slevin 7.75

 

45 Maik Kuivenhoven 7.5

 

46 Patrick Geeraets 7.5

 

47 Nick Kenny 7.5

 

48 Danny Lauby 7.5

 

49 Mario Vandenbogaerde 7

 

50 Kim Huybrechts 7

 

51 Simon Whitlock 6.75

 

52 Matthew Dennant 6.5

 

53 Jamie Hughes 6.5

 

54 Robert Owen 6.5

 

55 Jelle Klaasen 6

 

56 Owen Bates 5.75

 

57 Nathan Rafferty 5.75

 

58 Steve Beaton 5.5

 

59 Paul Krohne 5.5

 

60 Stefan Bellmont 5.5

 

61 Rowby-John Rodriguez 5.5

 

62 Brett Claydon 5.5

 

63 Haupai Puha 5

 

64 Robert Grundy 5

 

65 Adam Gawlas 5

 

66 Pascal Rupprecht 5

 

67 Florian Hempel 5

 

68 Mervyn King 4.75

 

69 Romeo Grbavac 4.75

 

70 Vincent van der Voort 4.5

 

71 Darren Beveridge 4.5

 

72 Adam Hunt 4.5

 

73 Connor Scutt 4.5

 

74 Oskar Lukasiak 4.5

 

75 Keane Barry 4

 

76 Ronny Huybrechts 4

 

77 George Killington 4

 

78 William Borland 4

 

79 Michele Turetta 4

 

80 Adam Smith-Neale 4

 

81 Michael Unterbuchner 3.75

 

82 Danny van Trijp 3.5

 

83 Rhys Griffin 3.5

 

84 Robbie Knops 3.5

 

85 Jitse Van der Wal 3.25

 

86 Keegan Brown 3

 

87 Benjamin Drue Giant 3

 

88 Owen Roelofs 3

 

89 Joshua Richardson 3

 

90 Niko Springer 2.5

 

91 Matthias Ehlers 2.5

 

92 Kevin Troppmann 2.5

 

93 Jan Dueckers 2.5

 

94 Marvin van Velzen 2.5

 

94 Moreno Blom 2.5

 

96 Moritz Hilger 2.5

 

96 Sebastian Bialecki 2.5

 

98 Richie Burnett 2.5

 

99 Darius Labanauskas 2.5

 

100 John Henderson 2.5

 

101 Graham Usher 2.5

 

102 Andreas Harrysson 2.5

 

103 Jules van Dongen 2

 

104 Geert Nentjes 2

 

104 Thomas Lovely 2

 

106 Boris Krcmar 2

 

107 Jurjen van der Velde 2

 

108 Matt Campbell 1.5

 

109 Lee Cocks 1.5

 

110 Dragutin Horvat 1.25

 

110 Max Hopp 1.25

 

112 Benjamin Pratnemer 1.25

 

112 Nico Blum 1.25

 

112 Nico Kurz 1.25

 

115 Christian Kist 1.25

 

115 Damian Mol 1.25

 

115 Jiri Brejcha 1.25

 

115 Teemu Harju 1.25

 

119 Christopher Toonders 1.25

 

119 Daniel Larsson 1.25

 

121 Christian Goedl 1.25

 

121 Dominik Haberl 1.25

 

121 Hannes Schnier 1.25

 

121 Zoran Lerchbacher 1.25

 

125 Arno Brand 1.25

 

125 Rene Eidams 1.25

 

127 Alexander Masek 1.25

 

127 Cor Dekker 1.25

 

127 Kai Gotthardt 1.25

 

127 Patrick Klingelhoefer 1.25

 

131 Oliver Mueller 1.25

 

131 Viktor Tingstrom 1.25

 

131 Vitezslav Sedlak 1.25

 

134 Born van Put 1.25

 

134 Geert De Vos 1.25

 

134 Jeroen Caron 1.25

 

134 Steven Strobbe 1.25

 

138 Josh Payne 1

 

138 Shane McGuirk 1

 

140 Adam Warner 1

 

140 Callum Goffin 1

 

140 Darryl Pilgrim 1

 

143 Aden Kirk 1

 

144 Tim Wolters 1

 

145 Wesley Plaisier 1

 

 

Gideon Canice

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