After an exciting week of Darts in Wolverhampton, the Grand Slam has come to an end. Again James has done us all proud by reaching the final; sadly it wasn’t to be, and James would finish runner-up to Michael van Gerwen. Over the week James played some fantastic darts, no more so than beating world champions Gary Anderson in the semifinals.
James 5-3 James Wilson
James 5-3 Jamie Hughes
James 3-5 Dave Chisnall
James 10- Benito van de Pas
James 16 – 5 Chris Dobey
James 16- 14 Gary Anderson
James 8-16 Michael van Gerwen
James will next be appearing at the Player Champions finals at Minehead this weekend.
James played in the Unibet European Championships at Hasselt at the weekend. James reached the semi-final before narrowly losing out to Michael van Gerwen. James was handed the toughest first round game, as he had to play world champion, Gary Anderson. James was in stunning form as he beat Anderson 6-0, this result gave James the springboard for the rest of the weekend. In the last sixteen James would play the German number one Max Hopp, the Machine never gave the youngster a chance as the world number 6 was too strong for the young German running out 10-3 winner.
The final day of the European Championship James was first on against a very much inform James Wilson. Our James found himself 4-2 behind before a five leg blitz saw him race into a 7-4 lead, which included ton plus finishes of 106 and a breathtaking 161. James would go on to win the match 10-7. In the semi-final, James would lose out to MvG, but taking seven legs off the world number one was the most anyone managed all weekend.
Following his run this weekend James is back up to world number 6 after he dropped down to world number 7. James will be back in action this weekend in Glasgow for the World Series Finals, where he will play either Benito van de Pass or Michael Smith.
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