RACE TO THE MATCHPLAY: All eyes on Barnsley this weekend for final events before cut-off

The race to the BetVictor World Matchplay reaches its conclusion with the final events before the cut-off taking place at the Barnsley Metrodome this weekend.

A Players Championship double-header, offering a combined £150,000 in prize money, will be held on Saturday and Sunday and will be the final events before the cut-off for qualification for this year’s World Matchplay.

Following this weekend’s double-header, the top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit along with the top 16 non-qualified players from the Pro Tour Order of Merit will qualify for the major event.

With two £10,000 first prizes up for grabs this weekend there could be some movement in the top 16 on the PDC Order of Merit, while Simon Whitlock in 16th spot could still be overhauled by Daryl Gurney, Gerwyn Price or Alan Norris.

The quartet would all be among the Pro Tour Order of Merit qualifiers regardless of their position in the main Order of Merit, along with rising star Rob Cross, who is currently one of six players set to make their debuts at the World Matchplay.

Cristo Reyes, James Wilson, Steve West, Christian Kist and Chris Dobey are also in line to make their debuts, but Justin Pipe, Jonny Clayton, Ronny Huybrechts and Vincent van der Voort also sit just outside the provisional qualifying places.

The listed Order of Merit tables have no prize money to be removed from, meaning earnings won in Barnsley will be added to the totals below.

Provisional PDC Order of Merit (Only top 16 qualify) 

Pos  Player Prize Money
1 Michael van Gerwen £1,748,250
2 Gary Anderson £759,000
3 Peter Wright £688,750
4 Adrian Lewis £388,000
5 Dave Chisnall £364,500
6 James Wade £360,500
7 Mensur Suljovic £347,500
8 Phil Taylor £321,250
9 Raymond van Barneveld £319,500
10 Jelle Klaasen £314,750
11 Michael Smith £312,750
12 Kim Huybrechts £286,750
13 Ian White £281,750
14 Robert Thornton £276,750
15 Benito van de Pas £264,750
16 Simon Whitlock £250,500
17 Daryl Gurney £241,500
18 Gerwyn Price £238,000
19 Alan Norris £235,000

Provisional PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit (Excluding players already in the top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit) (Only top 16 qualify) 

Pos  Player Prize Money
1 Daryl Gurney £78,250
2 Alan Norris £76,500
3 Rob Cross £60,750
4 Gerwyn Price £60,750
5 Joe Cullen £60,250
6 Mervyn King £59,500
7 Cristo Reyes £57,500
8 Stephen Bunting £51,000
9 James Wilson £41,750
10 Steve West £41,250
11 Steve Beaton £39,500
12 Kyle Anderson £36,000
13 John Henderson £35,750
14 Christian Kist £35,500
15 Darren Webster £33,250
16 Chris Dobey £32,750
17 Justin Pipe £31,500
= Jonny Clayton £31,500
19 Ronny Huybrechts £31,250
20 Vincent van der Voort £30,250

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