Race to Minehead: Martin Schindler moves into provisional qualifying places for the 2019 Players Championship Finals with four events to go

Martin Schindler has moved into the provisional field for the 2019 Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals with four events to go before the cut-off.

The German thrower, 23, lost 6-4 to Jonathan Worsley in the first round of Players Championship 25, on Saturday, but responded with a run to the last 16 the following day.

Schindler claimed wins over Darren Webster (6-4), Stephen Bunting (6-4) and Nathan Aspinall (6-4), before bowing out to Steve West 6-3 in the last 16 of Players Championship 26.

Sunday’s run was enough to push Schindler into the qualifying places for Minehead. He started the weekend in 66th spot, but is now joint-61st, alongside Devon Petersen. Ted Evetts, who started the weekend in the final qualifying spot in 64th, has dropped to joint-65th.

Daryl Gurney, the world number three, picked up his first floor title of 2019, beating Nathan Aspinall 8-5 in the final of Players Championship 25. The reigning Players Championship Finals champion climbed from 29th to 16th on the latest Order of Merit for Minehead.

Mensur Suljovic defied a nine-dart finish from Ian White to win Sunday’s final 8-7, and has risen from 41st to 18th on the newest Players Championship Order of Merit.

With only four events left to go before the 64-player field is finalised, Gary AndersonDarren Webster and Jamie Lewis are the only three players in the top 32 of the world currently set to miss out.

The Players Championship series resumes next week with Events 27 and 28 in Dublin between October 4-5.

Players Championship Order of Merit (Top 64 qualify) (after 26 of 30 events)

Position Name Prize Money
1 James Wade £59,500
2 Glen Durrant £49,500
3 Dave Chisnall £46,500
4 Krzysztof Ratajski £46,000
5 Gerwyn Price £44,500
5 Ian White £44,500
7 Peter Wright £41,750
8 Nathan Aspinall £39,000
9 Jonny Clayton £37,750
10 Jermaine Wattimena £36,750
11 Michael Smith £36,250
12 Jeffrey de Zwaan £34,250
13 Adrian Lewis £32,000
14 Jose de Sousa £31,750
15 Michael van Gerwen £30,000
16 Daryl Gurney £29,500
17 John Henderson £27,250
18 Mensur Suljovic £27,000
19 Gabriel Clemens £26,750
19 Harry Ward £26,750
21 Dimitri Van den Bergh £25,750
22 Danny Noppert £25,000
23 Joe Cullen £24,750
23 Justin Pipe £24,750
25 Ron Meulenkamp £24,500
26 Vincent van der Voort £22,750
27 Max Hopp £21,250
27 William O’Connor £21,250
29 Chris Dobey £20,500
30 Ricky Evans £20,000
31 Steve Beaton £19,250
32 Andy Boulton £18,750
33 Jelle Klaasen £18,250
33 Kyle Anderson £18,250
35 Darius Labanauskas £18,000
35 Keegan Brown £18,000
37 Steve West £17,750
38 Mervyn King £17,250
39 Brendan Dolan £17,000
40 Ross Smith £16,750
40 Ryan Searle £16,750
42 Rob Cross £16,250
43 Arron Monk £15,750
43 Cristo Reyes £15,750
45 Stephen Bunting £15,500
46 Mark McGeeney £15,000
46 Raymond van Barneveld £15,000
46 Ryan Joyce £15,000
49 Luke Humphries £14,750
50 Luke Woodhouse £14,250
50 Matthew Edgar £14,250
52 Josh Payne £14,000
53 James Richardson £13,250
53 James Wilson £13,250
55 Kim Huybrechts £13,000
56 Jamie Hughes £12,750
56 Ryan Meikle £12,750
58 Alan Tabern £12,000
58 Scott Baker £12,000
58 Simon Whitlock £12,000
61 Devon Petersen £11,750
61 Martin Schindler £11,750
63 Jan Dekker £11,500
64 Mickey Mansell £11,250
65 Steve Lennon £11,000
65 Ted Evetts £11,000
67 Conan Whitehead £10,500
68 Adrian Gray £10,000
68 Robert Thornton £10,000
70 Bradley Brooks £9,750
70 Christian Kist £9,750
70 Gavin Carlin £9,750
73 Toni Alcinas £9,500
74 Madars Razma £9,000
74 Ritchie Edhouse £9,000
74 Rowby-John Rodriguez £9,000
74 Tytus Kanik £9,000
78 Dirk van Duijvenbode £8,500
78 Geert Nentjes £8,500
80 Darren Webster £8,000
80 Mark Webster £8,000
80 Marko Kantele £8,000
80 Matt Clark £8,000
80 Nathan Rafferty £8,000
80 Peter Hudson £8,000
86 Gary Anderson £7,750
87 Benito van de Pas £7,500
87 Joe Murnan £7,500
89 Jose Justicia £7,250
90 Alan Norris £7,000
90 Mario Robbe £7,000
90 Stephen Burton £7,000
93 Boris Koltsov £6,750
94 Adam Hunt £6,500
94 Christian Bunse £6,500
94 John Michael £6,500
94 Mark Dudbridge £6,500
94 Simon Stevenson £6,500
94 Vincent van der Meer £6,500
94 Yordi Meeuwisse £6,500
94 Zoran Lerchbacher £6,500
102 Carl Wilkinson £6,000
102 David Pallett £6,000
102 Davy Van Baelen £6,000
102 Jamie Lewis £6,000
102 Jonathan Worsley £6,000
102 Ronny Huybrechts £6,000
108 Ryan Harrington £5,500
109 Scott Taylor £5,250
110 Barrie Bates £5,000
110 Corey Cadby £5,000
110 Kirk Shepherd £5,000
110 Maik Kuivenhoven £5,000
110 Reece Robinson £5,000
110 Robert Owen £5,000
110 Wayne Jones £5,000
117 Mike van Duivenbode £4,500
117 Niels Zonneveld £4,500
117 Robert MarIjanovic £4,500
120 Cody Harris £4,000
120 Dave Prins £4,000
120 Mark Wilson £4,000
120 Nathan Derry £4,000
120 Richard North £4,000
125 Callan Rydz £3,750
126 Andrew Gilding £3,000
126 Eddie Dootson £3,000
126 Gary Eastwood £3,000
126 George Killington £3,000
126 Jamie Bain £3,000
126 Kevin Burness £3,000
126 Vincent Kamphuis £3,000
133 Berry van Peer £2,500
133 Diogo Portela £2,500
135 Mick Todd £2,000
135 Terry Temple £2,000
137 Andy Jenkins £1,500
137 Shaun Carroll £1,500
139 Dawson Murschell £1,000
139 John Goldie £1,000
139 Justin Smith £1,000
139 Kyle McKinstry £1,000
139 Michael Barnard £1,000
139 Mike De Decker £1,000
139 Tony Newell £1,000
139 Wessel Nijman £1,000
147 Danny van Trijp £500
147 Martin Atkins (Leeds) £500
147 Patrick van den Boogaard £500

Picture: Kais Bodensieck/PDC Europe

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