SIMON WHITLOCK and Michael Smith were the only two top 16 players to move up the PDC Order of Merit after the Czech Darts Open in Prague last weekend.

Whitlock's run to his third European Tour semi-final in less than a year sees him move up to 11th on the main Order of Merit ahead of Danish Darts Open Champion Dave Chisnall, who was absent in Prague.

Despite suffering defeat to Corey Cadby in the second round, Michael Smith still moved above Peter Wright into fifth ahead of the Betfred World Matchplay.

Semi-finalist Keegan Brown was joined by Steve West, Jermaine Wattimena and Chris Dobey in being the other top 32 players to improve their Order of Merit ranking following the ninth European Tour event of 2019.

The top eight players on the PDC Order of Merit as of July 28 will qualify for September's Champions League of Darts.

Meanwhile, the top 32 players on the European Tour Order of Merit as of September 29 will qualify for October's Unibet European Championship.

Following the first seven European Tour events of the year, Glen Durrant and Raymond van Barneveld remain among the players on course to star in Gottingen.

Czech Darts Open winner Jamie Hughes fired himself up to fifth on the European Tour Order of Merit, putting him in line to make his European Championship debut at The Lokhalle.

The PDC stars will next get the chance to improve their standings at Players Championships 19-20 across July 16-17 in Barnsley, with action broadcast on video.pdc.tv.

See below the PDC Main Order of Merit and European Tour Order of Merit as of July 2, 2019.

PDC Order of Merit (PDC)

European Tour Order of Merit (PDC)