James Wade and Stephen Bunting draw 6-6 on the opening night of the Betway Premier League, the match swung one way then the other with both players braking throw early on, James then broke to lead 6-4 but Stephen broke back as the two players had to settle for a point each.
James finshed with an average of 95.56 with a high finish of 101 and a check out percentage of 46.15.
Next week the Premier League moves on to Bournemouth next Thursday where james will play Kim Huybrechts in the 4th game of the night.
Thursday night The Dorchester was the host for the annual PDC awards dinner, the PDC top stars were all in attendance hoping to be winning one of the awards for their hard work through the year.
James Wade was honoured to pick up the award for PDC televised performance of the year at the annual PDC awards dinner.
The award was for his remarkable comeback from 9-2 down against Mervyn King, to take the Unibet masters title with a stunning 11-10 win to lift his eighth PDC major title.
You can find a full list of winners from the night here
The Machine will start his defence of the Unibet masters title on the 31st January live on ITV4 against the man he beat to win the title last time out. James will be hoping to get 2015 off to a winning start before the start of the Premier League.
James Wade missed out on a place in the Grand Slam of Darts quarter-finals after narrowly losing an exciting clash with Stephen Bunting on Thursday in Wolverhampton.
Four ton-plus finishes, including a 170 and a 164, were not enough for Wade to stop the reigning Lakeside Champion claiming a 10-8 victory in their last 16 tie. more
James Wade progressed to the knockout stages of the Grand Slam of Darts after an excellent victory over Tony O’Shea on Tuesday evening.
Wade averaged just shy of 100 in a 5-1 defeat of three-time Lakeside World Championship finalist O’Shea in their decisive Group G match in Wolverhampton. more
JAMES WADE 13 – 2 Richie Burnett
James Wade’s trademark finishing earned him a place in the last eight of the Bet Victor World Matchplay as he coasted past Richie Burnett on Tuesday.
Wade, the fifth seed for the title, triumphed 13-2 at the Winter Gardens thanks to an incredible collection of mid-range checkouts.
And the former champion set his sights on clinching the top prize once again. more
James Wade sealed his place in round two of the Bet Victor World Matchplay by defeating Andy Smith in Blackpool.
The former champion coasted into a 6-1 lead before eventually triumphing 10-5 at the Winter Gardens on Saturday.
The world number six will take on Brendan Dolan or Richie Burnett in the last 16. more
Wade, who has won seven PDC majors, earned his first tournament victory since 2011 with a 6-4 success in the decider. more
‘The Machine’ will be sporting the Bet Victor logo on his shirt throughout the biggest tournament in the sport after entering a new sponsorship deal. more
James Wade moved into the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam with a comfortable victory over Paul Nicholson on Thursday evening.
‘The Machine’ dropped just one leg as he grabbed his fourth win of the week, following a perfect record in the group stage, sealing the second round success with a stunning 125 checkout.