BDO rankings watch: Jim Williams returns to number one, Dave Parletti up to fifth, Welsh Open winner Martijn Kleermaker rises to 13th

Jim Williams has returned to number one in the BDO men’s rolling rankings after his run to the final of the Welsh Open on Sunday.

Williams was bidding to become only the ninth Welshman to win the Category A event, following in the footsteps of former world champions Leighton Rees, Richie Burnett and Mark Webster.

The 34-year-old narrowly missed out on the title, losing 6-5 to Martijn Kleermaker, of the Netherlands, in the final, but it was enough to see him move above the Dutch duo of Richard Veenstra and Wesley Harms and back to top spot in the rankings.

Dave Parletti also climbed the rankings at the weekend, rising up to fifth after winning the Welsh Classic, beating three-time world champion Martin Adams in the final.

That run for Adams did help him climb from 44th to 29th, as he looks to regain his spot at the BDO World Championship in 2020.

In-form Kleermaker, the Welsh Open champion, is up from 28th to 13th, while Gary Robson has replaced Wayne Warren in the top 10.

Rank Player Ranking Points
1 Jim Williams 378
2 Richard Veenstra 371
3 Wesley Harms 367
4 Michael Unterbuchner 322
5 Dave Parletti 315
6 Glen Durrant (switched to the PDC) 312
7 Scott Mitchell 309
8 Willem Mandigers 283
9 Gary Robson 272
10 Mark McGeeney (switched to the PDC) 271
11 Wayne Warren 261
12 Scott Waites 246
13 Martijn Kleermaker 244
14 Ross Montgomery 235
15 Mario Vandenbogaerde 234
16 Nick Kenny 218
17 Ryan Hogarth 217
18 Chris Landman 208
19 Kyle McKinstry 206
20 Adam Smith-Neale 197
= Scott Baker (switched to the PDC) 197
22 Andy Hamilton 194
23 Paul Hogan 193
24 Wes Newton 182
25 Conan Whitehead (switched to the PDC) 181
26 Daniel Day 180
27 Derk Telnekes 179
28 Wouter Vaes 177
29 Martin Adams 176
30 Tony O’Shea 171
31 Aaron Turner 161
32 Dean Reynolds 160
33 Justin Thompson 156
34 Jeffrey van Egdom 154
35 Mark Layton 147
36 John Scott 146
37 Sebastian Steyer 145
38 Jeffrey Sparidaans 143
39 Craig Venman 142
40 Martin Phillips 140
= Roger Janssen 140
42 Adam Mould 133
= Francis Carragher 133
44 Gino Vos 132
45 Nick Fullwell 128
46 Simon Stainton 122
47 Gary Stafford 120
48 James Hurrell 117
49 Dave Evans 116
= Jitse van der Wal 116

Picture: Evert Zomer

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