Darryl Gurney will be the fifth seed in this year’s PDC World Championship draw after winning the Player Championship in Minehead against Michael Van Gerwen. The draw will include two women for the very first time and will take place this afternoon once the final three qualifiers have taken place.
All you need to know
The draw includes the top 32 in the merit of order and the top 32 and the top 32 on the pro tour order of merit who aren’t already qualified. Two women and then rest of the world regional qualifiers. In total 96 players will compete for a total prize pot of £2.5m and £500k for the winner.
Reigning champion Rob Cross will be the second seed which means he’ll avoid Michael Van Gerwen and Gary Anderson until at least the final.
Raymond Van Barneveld will be in his penultimate championship as he plans to say goodbye after the 2019/20 tournament.
Raymond van Barneveld announces plans to retire following the 2019/20 World Darts Championship.
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) 19 November 2018
The draw includes five former winners (Van Gerwen, Anderson, Cross, Van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis) and the youth champion Dimitri Van Den Bergh.
28 nations are represented with three qualifiers left to come.
Who’s left to qualify?
Three players from the PDPA category are left to qualify. This is the professional darts players association and is open to the players remaining to qualify with a tour card.