March 2018

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.