World Matchplay race latest after Super Series 4

Luke Humphries

Luke Humphries, Ryan Searle and Callan Rydz boosted hopes of making their Betfred World Matchplay debuts this year thanks to their results at PDC Super Series 4 in Milton Keynes this week.

The race to qualify for the 2021 Betfred World Matchplay resumed with four Players Championship events at the Marshall Arena from Monday to Thursday, with Jose de Sousa picking up a brace of titles along with Joe Cullen and Peter Wright picking up one each.

Humphries and Searle reached the finals of Players Championships 15 and 16 respectively to cement their places among the ProTour Order of Merit qualifiers, while Rydz was a semi-finalist at Players Championship 16.

Latvia's Madars Razma currently occupies the final ProTour Order of Merit qualification place, with the likes of Stephen Bunting, Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld among the chasing pack.

A further four events will take place at Super Series 5 from July 5-8, after which the 32-player field for the Betfred World Matchplay will be confirmed.

The top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit will be seeded for the Blackpool event, and will be joined by 16 qualifiers from the one-year ProTour Order of Merit.

The tables below show the latest standings in the race to the Betfred World Matchplay, displaying each player's minimum prize money by the qualification cut-off date (July 8).

Eight players are provisionally in line for debuts in the prestigious tournament, which will be held from July 17-25 at The Winter Gardens: Devon Petersen, Damon Heta, Dirk van Duijvenbode, Luke Humphries, Ross Smith, Callan Rydz, Ryan Searle and Madars Razma.

N.B. Players competing in PDC Super Series 5 but not listed on the ProTour Order or Merit below can still qualify via the ProTour Order of Merit.

Qualifying players will compete across nine days for the Phil Taylor Trophy and £700,000 in prize money.

Click here for all Betfred World Matchplay ticket information.

The tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, on PDCTV for Rest of the World Subscribers and through the PDC's worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and RTL7.

World Matchplay race latest