Following a weekend of impressive wins at the European Darts Trophy in Germany, Sunday night saw James reach his fourth PDC ranking final of the year. This time, there was a new member of #TeamWade supporting James – his son, Arthur James Wade, who James and his wife Samantha announced had been born earlier in the week.
It was clear that Arthur was his inspiration with the world left handed champion commenting during interviews “I have got someone to play for now”.
James’ impressive performance began on Saturday evening when he beat Toni Alcinas 6-4 seeing him safely into Sunday afternoon’s third round match against Darren Webster, where he secured his place in the quarter finals, winning 6-3.
There was no stopping Wadey in the Quarters against world champion Rob Cross, which again saw James win 6-3.
As evening play continued, it was Richard North who stepped up to the oche to face James in the Semi-Finals with James winning 7-4.
As the finals approached, for the second time this year in the European Tour, it was James to play against world number one Michael Van Gerwen.
As the match began, Wadey fans were treated to an early leg lead when he landed a 95 finish to take a 2-1 advantage. As play continued, a bullseye-19-bullseye finish saw MVG go 4-2 up swiftly followed by an 82 finish from James to narrow the gap to 4-3.
An overall victory wasn’t to be for James as Michael then proceeded to take four legs back to back which saw James lifting the runner-up trophy.
James will next be playing this weekend, October 20-21, in the Players Championship double-header at the Barnsley Metrodome which will be broadcast live on PDCTV, for more updates on this weekend’s championship, click here
Today yet again saw some outstanding performance from James as he took part in the Players Championship at The Barnsley Metrodome.
Our world-leading left hander began the day with a 6-2 win against John Part, followed by a 6-1 win against Kevin Burness.
Next to face James was Paul Rowley, with Wadey’s steady wins of the day continuing when he took the win 6-2 and then went on to beat Wayne Jones 6-0.
It was seven-time televised title winner Wadey’s nine-darter against Michael Smith that raised the roof in the quarter finals, securing him a place in the semi-finals against Daryl Gurney, who finally ended the day as runner up in the final against Peter Wright.
James will next be playing this weekend in the Dutch Darts Championship which takes place at MECC in Maastricht, Netherlands.
The draw bucket will be held on 6th September and James’ first Match will take place in Saturdays Round 2, which will be broadcast live on PDCTV, for more updates on this weekend’s championship, click here
James and Samantha Wade were among a host of famous faces today at the annual PDC Fishing Championship held at Gold Valley Lakes in Aldershot.
The invitation only competition, which is in its 6th year, is made up of 32 men and woman from the World of Sport, Television and Celebrity.
This important event raises thousands of pounds for charity to ensure the PDC’s chosen charities can continue their outstanding work.
For updates on the event go to: http://www.pdcfishing.co.uk/
#TeamWade who had travelled to Las Vegas to watch ‘The Machine’ live on stage in the William Hill U.S. Darts Masters at Mandalay Bay and the Wadey fans watching on ITV from the comfort of their sofas were not disappointed this weekend as James, threw some great darts all the way to the semi-finals.
Friday’s opening game saw James take the lead from Danny Lauby 6-5.
The Machine proved he still has what takes producing one of his most dominant displays on the World Series stage at the quarter-finals.
James took an initial 5-0 lead over Michael van Gerwen and went on to deliver a crucial 161 finish to beat the world number one with an 8-3 victory.
It was game on in the semi-finals against Gary Anderson with James leading 6-2 before Gary levelled the playing field and it was back to our famous left hander to take it to 7-6 up.
As Wadey narrowly missed a 140 checkout and victory, it was once again neck and neck 7-7 before Gary took the deciding leg.
It was all the way to the finals this weekend for James in this year’s European Darts Grand Prix held at the Glaspalast Sindelfingen Arena in Germany.
Play began for James on Friday evening, where he saw off Max Hopp 6-4.
Success continued for James on Saturday evening, where his 6-4 win against John Henderson secured his place in the third round.
There was no stopping Wadey, who was on top form as he beat World Champion Rob Cross 6-5.
A 6-3 win in the quarter finals against Simon Whitlock and semi-final success against Danny Noppert 7-3 meant it was Wade v’s van Gerwen in Sunday night’s final.
A similar picture from last weekend’s semi-finals in Wigan, the two world top players took to the stage once more. Fans were on the edge of their seats following a tense start and a game which saw some impressive darts from both players.
A magnificent 121 checkout on the bull from James brought fans to their feet, but it was Michael’s 161 finish that clinched the title.
It was all the way to the semi-finals again this weekend for James on the PDC ProTour Players Championship Nine at Wigan’s Robin Park Tennis Centre.
Once again #TeamWade had reason to celebrate as James led his fans to the semi-finals with some impressive wins along the way:
James Wade 6 | 1 Jason Cullen
James Wade 6 | 5 Zoran Lerchbacher
James Wade 6 | 4 Gerwyn Price
James Wade 6 | 4 Ryan Joyce
James Wade 6 | 3 Daryl Gurney
As the stage was set for the semi-final’s it was time for two of the worlds best players to come face to face as James and Michael van Gerwen stepped up to the oche.
After a close run battle in the early stages of the game, Michael tipped the lead to the final with a 6-4 win.
This Easter Weekend saw the winning pattern for James continue once again as the second round of the European Tour began in Munich.
James’s first match on Saturday evening saw a 6-2 win against Madars Razma and a 6-4 win against Jelle Klaasen on Easter Sunday.
Monday’s impressive third-round 6-1 game against Michael Smith led James to the evening’s quarter-finals where he went on to beat Max Hopp 6-3.
The competition continued into the evening, where once again it was Wade v’s Wright in the semi-finals which saw Peter secure his place in the final in the best of 13 legs match 7-3.
Six was the magic number for James this weekend in the first European Tour, which took place at the Ostermann Arena, Leverkusen, Germany.
James defeated his first four opponents winning six legs each time and securing his place in the semi-finals.
James’s first match on Friday saw him take a 6-3 win over Steve Beaton.
This was a pattern that was set to continue in Saturday’s match against Jelle Klaasen where again, James won 6-3.
Sunday afternoon’s round three saw James win against Michael Smith, 6-4 which led him through to the evening session where he was to meet Mervyn King in the Quarter-finals.
A 6-4 win for James saw him take his semi-final oche position against Peter Wright, who went on to win the best of 13 legs match 7-4.
James will next play Easter Weekend 30th March – 2nd April in the second European Tour, which will be taking place in Munich, Germany and broadcast live on PDC TV.
Following on from his success in February in the first two European Tour qualifying rounds, success continued for James today as he took the double to secure his place in rounds three and four of the Darts Open taking place in April in Germany and Austria respectively.
James, who is ranked number 10 in the PDC Order of Merit, and is a two-time winner of the Open, initially secured his place in the German Darts Open with a 6-4 win over John Bowles and then went on to firm up his place for the Austrian Darts Open with a win against Ricky Williams, again 6-4.
Butlin’s Minehead Resort was the place to be this weekend for all darts fans, which hosted this year’s Coral UK Open Finals.
Play began on Friday, with James Wade stepping up to the oche for his first match during the third-round evening session, which saw him take a 10-6 win over Simon Stevenson.
Play continued for James on Saturday afternoon which after an impressive match, saw him defeated by David Pallett 10-6.
James will next play in the European Tour UK Qualifying rounds Three and Four, taking place in The Barnsley Metrodome on March 9th.