The race to qualify for this year’s World Grand Prix is hotting up, with just four events left before the cut-off on September 11.
The top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit on September 11 will be joined by the next 16 highest ranked players on the Pro Tour Order of Merit to make up the 32-player line-up for Dublin.
This weekend sees Players Championships 17 and 18 take place in Barnsley, and for some, it will be the last opportunity to earn some prize money towards trying to qualify for the major tournament.
Following this weekend’s Pro Tour double-header there will be two European Tour events held in early September, with the 32-player field for what will be the 20th staging of the World Grand Prix to be confirmed once both have been played.
As there have been no Pro Tour events held since the World Matchplay, the current Pro Tour Order of Merit is identical to the one which came after the cut-off for Blackpool, but the main Order of Merit has seen some changes.
Daryl Gurney has moved into the top 16 for the first time, with Simon Whitlock dropping out, and Alan Norris is on the verge of joining him as he looks to knock out Robert Thornton from 16th spot this weekend.
PDC Order of Merit (Only top 16 qualify) (as of July 31, 2017)
|1||Michael van Gerwen||£1,660,750|
|8||Raymond van Barneveld||£324,500|
|15||Benito van de Pas||£265,750|
PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit (Excluding players already in the top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit) (Only top 16 qualify) (as of July 31, 2017)
|20||Vincent van der Voort||£30,750|