James played in the Unibet European Championships at Hasselt at the weekend. James reached the semi-final before narrowly losing out to Michael van Gerwen. James was handed the toughest first round game, as he had to play world champion, Gary Anderson. James was in stunning form as he beat Anderson 6-0, this result gave James the springboard for the rest of the weekend. In the last sixteen James would play the German number one Max Hopp, the Machine never gave the youngster a chance as the world number 6 was too strong for the young German running out 10-3 winner.
The final day of the European Championship James was first on against a very much inform James Wilson. Our James found himself 4-2 behind before a five leg blitz saw him race into a 7-4 lead, which included ton plus finishes of 106 and a breathtaking 161. James would go on to win the match 10-7. In the semi-final, James would lose out to MvG, but taking seven legs off the world number one was the most anyone managed all weekend.
Following his run this weekend James is back up to world number 6 after he dropped down to world number 7. James will be back in action this weekend in Glasgow for the World Series Finals, where he will play either Benito van de Pass or Michael Smith.
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James is now the proud owner of a Guinness World Record, for the most inner and outer bullseyes in one minute. James set the record on the 23rd of September at the Motorpoint Arena, the Machine hit 15 in just 60 seconds. The top 8 of the PDC all attempt the record, but it was James who set the World Record.
After James said “It’s a great honour to set a Guinness World Record, a moment that I’m very proud of”
James reached the semi-final of the HappyBet European Darts Trophy at the weekend. James was forced to miss the precious Euro Tour event, as he recovered from a virus picked up in Australia. On Saturday James had to dig deep against Justin Pipe, and that’s what the Machine did. James won a deciding leg to take the match 6-5.
On a busy final day, it was Andy Jenkins first for James, as the world number 6 saw off Jenkins 6-3. In the quarter-finals, it was Michael Smith up next for James, and this was a huge game as Michael is only just behind James in the world rankings. James was cool calm and collected like normal. All 11 legs went with the throw as James won 6-5, putting further space between him and Smith in the rankings.
In the semi-final, James would lose out to Mensur Suljovic 6-3. Overall it was a fantastic weekend for James, after being taken ill in Australia. James will be back in Germany this weekend, for the final in this treble header of European Tour events. So remember folks all over the weekend its #TeamWade
James had a mixed run at this weekend European Open in Dusseldorf. First up James would play Andy Boulton in the second round. In a tight match James would edge out Boulton 6-5, and head into Sunday’s final day to play Jelle Klaasen. In a scrappy game from both players, it was Jelle who won the game 6-3. James had his chances but just wasn’t the Machines day.
James will be at the weekend’s Pro Tour Barnsley, before heading to Australia for the next leg of the World Series. James will be playing in the Sydney and Perth Masters.
After two great days of darts, James was runner-up in Shanghai Masters. On the final day, James won a thriller against double world champion Gary Anderson. The game went to a final leg showdown, and it was James who kicked off with back to back 180s to seal the match. In the semi-final, James would have to play the 16 times champion of the world Phil Taylor, and it was the machine who outscored Taylor to win 8-6.
James Wade 8-6 Phil Taylor
24 100+ 18
13 140+ 10
0 170+ 0
5 180 3
98.79 Average 95.13
101 High Finish 138
3 Breaks of Throw 2
8/25 – 32% Checkout % 6/17 – 35%
In the final James just fell short as Michael turned on the style with a 138 finish in the opening leg. James replied with an 116 finish of his own, but couldn’t peg Michael back. MvG won the final 8-3
James Wade 3-8 Michael van Gerwen
19 100+ 14
9 140+ 10
0 170+ 1
1 180 1
94.69 Average 100.54
116 High Finish 138
1 Breaks of Throw 3
3/7 – 43% Checkout % 8/20 – 40%
James would like to thank all the fans for their incredible support and to all his sponsors.
James is through to the semi-finals of the Auckland Masters after stunning world number one Michael van Gerwen. James was simply sensational this evening averaging 107.45 in a 10 -6 victory. The Machine raced into a 4-1 lead, with a combination of devastating scoring and cynical double hitting. The world number one never looked like reeling James in, as the Machine kept his tempo and composure. This is one of James best performances in the last few years, and will stand him well for the rest of the Auckland Masters and the rest of the year.
James will now play Raymond in the semi-final tomorrow. He would also like to thank his sponsors for their continued support, and of course all of his fans for all their well wishes.
Average – 107.45
180s – 6
140 – 16
100 – 17
Highest Finish- 130
Doubles 9/16, 56.25%
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James kept his playoff hopes alive, after drawing with world champion Gary Anderson. In a thrilling game on the south coast, James battled back from 6-3 behind to snatch a point at the BIC in Bournemouth. The first seven leg all went with the throw as Gary lead 4-3. In the eight leg James missed a dart at double 12 form a 141 finish, but Gary punished him to break the throw and lead 5-3. Gary then held throw to lead 6-3 and looked set to take all the points, but the Machine had other plans! James held throw to reduce the lead to 6-4, the Machine then broke the world champion to put the game back on throw. In a final tense leg, both players missed darts at double, but it was James who held his nerve to take a point.
Next week the Premier League goes to Birmingham, where James will be looking to get into the top four.
James would like to thank all his fans for their well wishes, and the crowd in the BIC were amazing. Also, James would like to thank his sponsors for their continued support.
Average – 99.71
140 – 10
100 – 21
High Finish – 78
Check outs 6/13 46.15 %
James lost in a thrilling game against Adrian Lewis in Belfast. The Machine lost 7-5, in a match that had just about everything. James had won the opening leg before Lewis ran into a 4-1 lead. James wasn’t finished as he ran off four legs of his own, with finishes of 101 and 121 giving him the lead. The Adrian produced a fantastic nine-dart finish to level at 5-5, he then broke to lead 6-5. In the final leg, James wired the bull for a 161 finish, but Lewis took the leg to win 7-5.
James would like to thank the fans as they were amazing tonight, and to all his sponsors for their continued support.
Average – 95.95
100 – 19
High Finish – 121
Check Outs – 5/9 55.56%
It was a mixed night for The Machine in Sheffield, as James won one and lost one in the steel city. James played Raymond Van Barneveld, in a game that was settled by just one break of throw. The pair were locked at 4-4 until The Machine ran off three legs on the spin, including a 13 dart leg to break the Dutchman’s throw. It was James finishing that again stood out hitting 7/11 goes at a double.
In James second game of the night, he faces the 16 times champion of the world Phil Taylor. In a cagey first few legs Taylor went into a 4-1 lead, James then git a foothold in the game and got to within two legs of Taylor at 6-4. Taylor won the match 7-4, but only after James weird double 10 for a 140 finish.
100+ – 15
140+ – 14
170+ – 1
Average – 97.25
High Finish – 101
Checkouts – 7/11 64%
100+ – 21
140+ – 6
180 – 3
Average – 91.50
High Finish – 101
Checkouts – 4/13 31%
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James pick up a point against the double world champion, Gary Anderson on Judgement Night. James raced into a 4-1 lead with some pinpoint double shooting. Anderson power scored his way back to 4-4. The pair then traded legs, before Anderson broke to lead 6-5. James showed his class by breaking straight back with a 12 dart leg.
James is nicely placed in the table, only a point off the top four. Next week the Premier League heads to Sheffield where James will play Raymond.
Average – 95.18
140 – 8
180 – 3
High Finish – 86
Check outs 6/16 38%