Race to Minehead: Jamie Hughes and James Wilson move into qualifying places with six events to go

Jamie Hughes and James Wilson have moved into qualifying spots for the Players Championship Finals, following this week’s mid-week Players Championship double header.

The 23rd and 24th events of this year’s Players Championship series took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, at the Barnsley Metrodome, with Jose de Sousa making history by winning Players Championship 23 to become the first Portuguese player to win a PDC tournament.

On Wednesday, James Wade claimed his fifth Players Championship title of 2019, with the £10,000 prize moving him further clear at the top of the Players Championship Order of Merit.

With only six Players Championship events left to go, the 64-player field for the Players Championship Finals, at Minehead, is taking shape.

Following the two mid-week events, there have been two changes to the provisional line-up, as Czech Darts Open champion Jamie Hughes and world number 29 James Wilson have replaced Adrian Gray and Christian Kist.

Gary Anderson, the world number four, is the only player from the top 16 currently outside the qualifying places. The 2014 Players Championship Finals winner is joint-102nd on £5,500.

The race to Minehead resumes next week with Players Championships 25 and 26 taking place in Barnsley on September 21-22.

Players Championship Order of Merit (after 24 of 30 events)

Position Name Prize Money
1 James Wade £59,500
2 Glen Durrant £48,000
3 Dave Chisnall £45,500
4 Krzysztof Ratajski £45,000
5 Gerwyn Price £42,500
6 Peter Wright £39,500
7 Jermaine Wattimena £36,750
8 Ian White £35,500
9 Jonny Clayton £34,750
10 Michael Smith £33,250
11 Jeffrey de Zwaan £32,250
12 Nathan Aspinall £32,000
13 Adrian Lewis £31,000
14 Jose de Sousa £30,250
15 Michael van Gerwen £30,000
16 Harry Ward £26,250
16 John Henderson £26,250
18 Dimitri Van den Bergh £25,250
18 Gabriel Clemens £25,250
20 Joe Cullen £23,750
21 Danny Noppert £23,500
22 Vincent van der Voort £22,250
23 Justin Pipe £22,000
23 Ron Meulenkamp £22,000
25 William O’Connor £20,750
26 Chris Dobey £20,500
27 Ricky Evans £20,000
28 Max Hopp £19,000
29 Daryl Gurney £18,500
30 Kyle Anderson £18,250
30 Steve Beaton £18,250
32 Darius Labanauskas £17,500
33 Ryan Searle £16,750
34 Brendan Dolan £16,500
35 Jelle Klaasen £16,250
36 Keegan Brown £15,500
37 Arron Monk £15,250
37 Mervyn King £15,250
39 Andy Boulton £15,000
39 Stephen Bunting £15,000
41 Mensur Suljovic £14,750
41 Rob Cross £14,750
43 Mark McGeeney £14,500
43 Ross Smith £14,500
45 Raymond van Barneveld £14,000
46 Steve West £13,750
47 Cristo Reyes £13,500
47 Josh Payne £13,500
49 Luke Humphries £13,250
49 Luke Woodhouse £13,250
51 Ryan Joyce £13,000
52 James Wilson £12,250
53 James Richardson £11,750
53 Jamie Hughes £11,750
53 Matthew Edgar £11,750
56 Alan Tabern £11,500
56 Jan Dekker £11,500
56 Kim Huybrechts £11,500
56 Scott Baker £11,500
56 Simon Whitlock £11,500
61 Devon Petersen £11,250
61 Mickey Mansell £11,250
61 Ryan Meikle £11,250
64 Ted Evetts £11,000
65 Steve Lennon £10,500
66 Martin Schindler £10,250
67 Adrian Gray £10,000
68 Bradley Brooks £9,750
68 Christian Kist £9,750
70 Gavin Carlin £9,250
71 Conan Whitehead £9,000
71 Robert Thornton £9,000
71 Rowby-John Rodriguez £9,000
71 Tytus Kanik £9,000
75 Madars Razma £8,500
75 Ritchie Edhouse £8,500
77 Darren Webster £8,000
77 Dirk van Duijvenbode £8,000
77 Marko Kantele £8,000
77 Nathan Rafferty £8,000
77 Peter Hudson £8,000
82 Benito van de Pas £7,500
82 Mark Webster £7,500
82 Matt Clark £7,500
82 Toni Alcinas £7,500
86 Joe Murnan £7,000
86 Mario Robbe £7,000
88 Christian Bunse £6,500
88 Mark Dudbridge £6,500
88 Vincent van der Meer £6,500
88 Yordi Meeuwisse £6,500
88 Zoran Lerchbacher £6,500
93 Boris Koltsov £6,250
93 Jose Justicia £6,250
95 Adam Hunt £6,000
95 Carl Wilkinson £6,000
95 David Pallett £6,000
95 Geert Nentjes £6,000
95 John Michael £6,000
95 Simon Stevenson £6,000
95 Stephen Burton £6,000
102 Alan Norris £5,500
102 Gary Anderson £5,500
102 Jamie Lewis £5,500
102 Jonathan Worsley £5,500
102 Ronny Huybrechts £5,500
107 Scott Taylor £5,250
108 Barrie Bates £5,000
108 Corey Cadby £5,000
108 Davy Van Baelen £5,000
108 Kirk Shepherd £5,000
108 Maik Kuivenhoven £5,000
108 Ryan Harrington £5,000
114 Reece Robinson £4,500
114 Robert MarIjanovic £4,500
114 Robert Owen £4,500
114 Wayne Jones £4,500
118 Dave Prins £4,000
118 Mark Wilson £4,000
118 Nathan Derry £4,000
118 Niels Zonneveld £4,000
122 Cody Harris £3,500
122 Richard North £3,500
124 Andrew Gilding £3,000
124 Eddie Dootson £3,000
124 George Killington £3,000
127 Diogo Portela £2,500
127 Jamie Bain £2,500
127 Mike van Duivenbode £2,500
127 Vincent Kamphuis £2,500
131 Callan Rydz £2,250
132 Gary Eastwood £2,000
132 Kevin Burness £2,000
132 Mick Todd £2,000
135 Berry van Peer £1,500
135 Shaun Carroll £1,500
135 Terry Temple £1,500
138 Dawson Murschell £1,000
138 John Goldie £1,000
138 Justin Smith £1,000
138 Michael Barnard £1,000
138 Mike De Decker £1,000
138 Wessel Nijman £1,000
144 Danny van Trijp £500
144 Martin Atkins (Leeds) £500
144 Patrick van den Boogaard £500
144 Tony Newell £500

Picture: Jonas Hunold/PDC Europe

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