October 2013

James Wade is joining forces with tyre manufacturing giants KENDA after the prestigious company agreed a sponsorship deal with ‘The Machine’.

Founded in 1962, Kenda is one of the world’s leading tyre and tube manufacture for automotive, motorcycle, ATV, bicycle, lawn care equipment, trailer, and agricultural vehicles. With factories all over the world, the company is able to provide quality products to suit a wide variety of applications.

Wade, a car mechanic by trade and currently ranked in the top six in the world, was seen proudly sporting the KENDA logo on his shirt during his run to the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix in Dublin, which was broadcast live on SKY Sports and on various platforms worldwide. more

James Wade has shared his experience of living with Bipolar in a booklet released by the charity Bipolar UK, who are celeberating 30 years of providing support for the condition.

Seven-time PDC major title winner Wade, who wore a patch bearing Bipolar UK’s logo during in his first round win at the World Grand Prix on Monday, is one of 30 people to share their inspiring stories in the leaflet produced for National Bipolar Awareness Day. more

JAMES WADE 3 – 2 Simon Whitlock

James Wade moved into the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix in Dublin after defeating Simon Whitlock in a thrilling match on Friday evening.

The two-time winner of the double-start tournament took out a brilliant 101 finish to win a last leg decider, edging an exciting encounter to progress to the last four.

Wade continues his pursuit of an eighth major title when he meets Phil Taylor in the semi-finals on Saturday.


JAMES WADE 3 – 2 Connie Finnan

James Wade fought off the challenge of Ireland’s Connie Finnan to book his place in the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix in Dublin on Wednesday evening.

Wade, a two-time winner of the double-start event, won a deciding set to set up a last eight clash with Simon Whitlock.


JAMES WADE 2-1 Steve Beaton

James Wade claimed a deciding leg victory over Steve Beaton on the opening night of the World Grand Prix in Dublin on Monday evening.

‘The Machine’, a two-time champion of the famous double-start tournament, held his nerve to see off Beaton, who missed a dart to win a tense last leg.


Two-time World Grand Prix winner James Wade has set his sights on completing a hat-trick of Dublin victories and ending his two-year wait for another televised triumph.

Wade, who has amassed seven PDC major titles to date, wants to repeat the form that saw him win the unique tournament, which requires players to start and finish each leg by hitting a double, in 2007 and 2010. more