What a great weekend for James this weekend in Barnsley in the first Player Championships of 2015. On the Saturday James got all the way to the final, in a tight final world champion Gary Anderson beat James 6-5 in a match that went all the way, on his road to the final the machine beat Mark Cox, Mark Forst, Kevin Thomas, Dean Winstanley, in the quarter-finals he overcame Magnus Caris in a last leg decider, James played Ian White in the semi-final and again had to go to the 11th leg to to book his place in the final.
James came into the Sunday full of confidence after getting to the final on the Saturday, James got off to a great start by beating Jay Foreman 6-3 then Mensur Suljovic 6-4 to reach the last 16, James then had to face Kevin Thomas who he had beaten the day before and gain the machine came out on top winning 6-5, the quarter-final James steamed past Gerwyn Price 6-2 the semi-final was a tight game with one break of throw enough to get past Michael Smith 6-4. The final James took on Peter Wright and halfway through Wright looked in control leading 4-2 but the machine wasn’t finished and forced the last leg shootout which he took to seal a fantastic weekend.
James would like to thank all his sponsors for their continued support and all the fans kind words on Twitter over the weekend #TeamWade
James will be back in action this Thursday night in the betway Premier League in Glasgow where he will play Adrian Lewis
James met the defending champion Raymond Van Barneveld in Nottingham and the machine heaped more pressure on the 5 times world champion who now finds himself in the bottom 2, James was in control from the start and found his range very early with normal service on this favored tops and tens put him 5 legs clear. Barney won back to back legs to bring the score back to 6-3 but James got the job done to round off a great 7-3 win to keep his playoff hopes well and truly alive. James finished with a 97.84 match average 46.67% on the double hitting 12x 100s, 12x 140s and 1×180.
James would like to thank all the fans for their great support yet again as the machine now heads Barnsley this weekend for the first players championship of 2015 before heading to Glasgow for the Premier league next Thursday
Latest League Table
|After Week Six||P||W||D||L||Legs +/-||Pts|
|Michael van Gerwen||6||4||2||0||+15||10|
|Raymond van Barneveld||6||1||1||4||-11||3|
James started his Uk Open out on stage 4 on Friday evening where the 2 time Uk Open champion took on Joe Murnan, the machine wasting no time in getting the job done and booking his place in the draw for round 4 with a 9- 3 win, in the live televised James drew young emerging ace Nathan Aspinall.
James was back on the main stage on Saturday afternoon as the machine continued his bid to complete a hat-trick in the event with a fine 9-4 win over Nathan Aspinall, the youngster shared the game’s opening eight legs, but paid for missing a dart at double seven to break Wade’s throw in the next as the left-hander edged 5-4 up on tops before hitting the same bed to break and lead 6-4.
In round four James was drawn against Andrew Gilding on stage 2, in the early legs James missed darts as doubles and this would prove costly has he trailed 4-1 at the break, Gilding came back after the break and raced into an 8 -3 lead but James should his class and fighting spirit and broke the Gilding throw and got the match back to 8-6 before Gilding held throw to knock James out of this years Uk Open, after James thanked the fans for their excellent support like normal.
James will be back in action this Thursday night in the Betway Premier League where he plays Raymond Van Barneveld in Nottingham
James narrowly lost 7-5 to Phil Taylor in Exeter tonight, in a close one break of throw was the difference with both players averaging over 100 James finishing with a 104.42 and was 5/8 on the doubles tonight, James broke the Taylor throw early with a great 121 finish but the power came roaring back with an 11 dart leg.
Although James lost his performance was pleasing and with the Uk Open starting tomorrow he will take a lot of heart from tonight as he looks to add to his major collection this weekend.
|James Wade||5-7||Phil Taylor|
|1||Breaks of Throw||2|
|5/8 – 63%||Checkout %||7/11 – 64%|
James lost his unbeaten recored in this years Betway Premier League losing 7-4 to world Champion Gary Anderson, James lead 3-2 but some power scoring from Anderson got him back into the game.
James will look back a few missed double but the Machine will be back strong next week as he plays Phil Taylor in Exeter, Once again James would like to thank you all for the support #TeamWade
|Gary Anderson||7-4||James Wade|
|2||Breaks of Throw||1|
|7/20 – 35%||Checkout %||4/8 – 50%|
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James remains unbeaten in this years Betway Premier League after drawing 6-6 with Dave Chisnall at the Echo arena in Liverpool, both players will feel they should have won this match but will also be pleased they didn’t lose. In 12 legs of darts we saw 34 tons 18 140s and 4 180s was a great show of scoring from both, James had a 30% on the doubles tonight.
James is now in the play-off places after week 3 in Liverpool and he will be looking to stay there and book his place at finals night . Next week James will Play World Champion Gary Anderson in Belfast
|James Wade||6-6||Dave Chisnall|
|2||Breaks of Throw||2|
|6/20 – 30%||Checkout %||6/22 – 27%|
James crashes out of the German Master losing 6-4 to Vincent Van Der Voort this afternoon, missed doubles cost the machine missing 6 clear darts in the first leg of the match and finishing with a 26.67% on the checkouts. James still averaged 95 even with the doubles letting him down this afternoon.
James wishes his friend Vincent all the best for the rest of the tournament, James will be back in action this coming Thursday in Liverpool in the Betway Premier League
James moves into the third round of the German Masters with a 6-3 over Terry Jenkins, the Machine followed up Thursdays great performance in the Premier League with yet another good performance to continue a good start to 2015, he got the better of the Bull with a 99.95 average with 3 180s and 8 140s and get again James finishing was good with a check out percentage of 37.5%
Jame will be back in action tomorrow afternoon as he looks to add the German Masters to his long list of PDC titles
James remains unbeaten in this years Betway Premier League after beating Kim Huybrechts 7-2 at the BIC in Bournemouth, James was in control from the outset and raced into a 3-0 lead, Kim then got a leg on the board but the Machine then won the next 3 legs to guarantee at least a point, Kim then held throw then James held throw to take the match.
James was his brilliant best on tops and tens to have a huge 70% on the doubles hitting 7 from 10 and an impressive 104.09 3 dart average, next week we move on to Liverpool where James will play Dave Chisnall.
James said after “ I would like to thank the crowd they were brilliant, i love come here it’s a special place to play, and i loving being back in the Premier League this year”