James beat the five times champion of the world Raymond Van Barneveld, in a thrilling game in Nottingham. The Machine raced into a 4-1 lead with some three figure finishing, included 121 on the bull. Raymond battled back and got the scoreline to within one leg, but James checked out 82 to seal a 7-5 win. After James had told Skysports “Really happy to have won, I should have got the job done sooner but pleased to have won.”
James would like to thank all his sponsors for their continued support, and to all the fans the arena was electric this evening.
Average – 100.50
180 – 3
140 – 12
High Finish – 121
Checkouts 7/11 63.64%
James now heads to Barnsley for the Pro Tour this weekend.
James bounced from disappointment in Aberdeen, with a vintage preference against Dave Chisnall in Exeter. Dave took the opening leg, but James held his throw with a 121 finish. The pair then held throw to be locked at 2-2. In the 5th leg, a stunning 161 from James broke the Chizzy throw. James powered into a 6-3 with some big scoring, with his average well over the 100. An 180 in the final leg put James in the driving seat, as he sealed the match winning 7-4.
After James said,” I’m happy, very happy with that.” “The 161 was key, think that hurt Dave. Playing a close friend is always hard but it’s what we have to do.”
James now heads to Minehead for the UK Open this weekend.
After James thanked his sponsors for their continued support, and all the fan for their kind words.
Average – 102.25
140s – 9
180s – 3
High Finish – 161
Checkouts – 7/16 43.75%
See you all tomorrow. #TeamWade