July 2013

James Wade came out on top in an incredible quarter-final clash against Simon Whitlock to set up a World Matchplay semi-final with Phil Taylor in Blackpool.

Wade edged the Australian ace 18-16 in a tie-break after a sensational display of darts from both players on Thursday evening.

The pair both averaged just shy of 100 in a marvellous match, which saw the lead change hands seven times. more

JAMES WADE 13 – 9 Gary Anderson

James Wade moved into the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay with a late surge against Gary Anderson, taking eight of the last nine legs to seal a 13-9 victory late on Tuesday night.

‘The Machine’ had trailed 8-5 before taking seven legs on the spin at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. He will now face Simon Whitlock on Thursday. more

JAMES WADE 10 – 8 John Part

James Wade won through to the second round of the World Matchplay after seeing off John Part in Blackpool.

‘The Machine’, who won the tournament in 2007, triumphed 10-8 in an exciting encounter at the Winter Gardens.

And Wade, who has also reached the final on four other occasions, admitted he was pleased to progress. more

JAMES WADE 6 – 2 Mark Webster

James Wade moved into round two of the European Championship with an opening night victory over Mark Webster on Thursday.

The seven-time PDC major title winner won the first three legs to stamp his authority on the game and his opponent couldn’t find a way back. more