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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 RankingsEdit

The Professional Darts Corporation's Ranking is based on the amount of prize money won over the past two years.

PDC Order of Merit as of 12 October 2019, following the World Grand Prix.[1]

Rank Player Earnings
1   Michael van Gerwen £1,670,750
2   Rob Cross £928,750
3   Gary Anderson £546,500
4   Michael Smith £538,500
5   Daryl Gurney £468,250
6   Gerwyn Price £465,500
7   Peter Wright £448,500
8   James Wade £426,750
9   Mensur Suljovic £387,000
10   Ian White £370,500
11   Dave Chisnall £367,500
12   Nathan Aspinall £330,250
13   Jonny Clayton £277,500
14   Simon Whitlock £276,250
15   Joe Cullen £247,750
16   Adrian Lewis £246,000
17   Stephen Bunting £233,500
18   Darren Webster £225,750
19   Jermaine Wattimena £222,750
20   Mervyn King £208,500
21   Krzysztof Ratajski £201,000
22   Steve Beaton £196,750
23   Chris Dobey £189,000
24   Max Hopp £188,000
25   Keegan Brown £179,250
26   Jeffrey de Zwaan £178,250
27   Steve West £177,750
28   John Henderson £172,750
29   Dimitri Van den Bergh £163,750
30   Glen Durrant £159,500
31   Danny Noppert £156,500
32   Jamie Lewis £156,250

WDF World RankingsEdit

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 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 distributionEdit

Points are currently awarded as follows:[3]

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