Justin Pipe hauled himself into the final qualifying spot for the BetVictor World Matchplay with one event left to go before the cut-off after reaching the semi-finals of Players Championship 15 today.

The world number 28, who reached back-to-back quarter-finals in Blackpool in 2012 and 2013, produced his best performance of the season so far to get to the semi-finals in Barnsley on Saturday.

The £3,000 accrued was enough to see him climb into the last provisional qualifying spot for this year’s World Matchplay, knocking out Chris Dobey in the process, and he holds a £750 lead over both Dobey and Jonny Clayton heading into Players Championship 16 tomorrow.

The final three places in the 32-player field will be determined tomorrow, after Players Championship 15 winner Darren Webster, Steve West, Steve Beaton and Kyle Anderson all mathematically secured their spots today.

John Henderson, Christian Kist and Pipe currently occupy the final three places with one event to go before the cut-off, but Dobey and Clayton will be bidding to snatch their ranking with a good run tomorrow.

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 £313,750
12 Kim Huybrechts £287,750
13 Ian White £281,750
14 Robert Thornton £278,250
15 Benito van de Pas £264,750
16 Simon Whitlock £251,000
17 Daryl Gurney £247,500

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 £84,250
2 Alan Norris £78,750
3 Rob Cross £61,750
4 Joe Cullen £61,250
5 Mervyn King £61,000
6 Gerwyn Price £60,750
7 Cristo Reyes £57,500
8 Stephen Bunting £51,000
9 Darren Webster £43,250
10 James Wilson £41,750
= Steve West £41,750
12 Steve Beaton £40,500
13 Kyle Anderson £39,000
14 John Henderson £38,000
15 Christian Kist £35,500
16 Justin Pipe £34,500
17 Jonny Clayton £33,750
= Chris Dobey £33,750
19 Ronny Huybrechts £31,750
20 Dimitri van den Bergh £30,250
= Vincent van der Voort £30,250
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