PDC Order of Merit update following PC11-12

Dimitri Van den Bergh (Kieran Cleeves/PDC)

Dimitri Van den Bergh has regained his place in the world's top eight after claiming the third Players Championship title of his career on Wednesday.

Van den Bergh - a winner of the UK Open in March - doubled his 2024 title tally with ProTour glory in Hildesheim, defeating Matt Campbell 8-3 in the Players Championship 12 decider to pocket the £15,000 top prize.

The Belgian also defeated German number one Martin Schindler, his fellow countryman Mike De Decker and Latvia's Madars Razma on his way to victory at Halle 39, which lifts him three places to seventh on the PDC Order of Merit.

Elsewhere, Daryl Gurney leapfrogged his compatriot Brendan Dolan into 27th position after advancing to his first PDC ranking final since 2019, defeating the veteran trio of Mervyn King, James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld in the process.

Gurney was beaten 8-7 by Alan Soutar in Tuesday's Players Championship 11 showpiece, and the Scottish star climbed three places to 41st on the PDC Order of Merit after celebrating his landmark first ranking triumph.

It was also a productive week for North American Darts Champion Campbell, who reclaimed his place in the world's top 50 following his run to Wednesday's final.

The Canadian put a torrid start to his ProTour season behind him in Hildesheim, defeating the likes of Ross Smith, Gian van Veen and Danny Noppert to rise from 51st to 47th on the Order of Merit.

The PDC Order of Merit comprises prize money won over a two-year period by players in PDC ranking events - click here to view the full PDC Order of Merit.

The PDC Order of Merit will next be open to change next weekend, when the NEO.bet European Darts Open takes place in Leverkusen from June 21-23 - watch live on PDCTV.

PDC Order of Merit update