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James Wade booked his place in the last 16 of the Grand Slam of Darts with a game to spare after defeating Gary Anderson 5-3 on Sunday.

The former finalist, who had overcome another Scotsman in Peter Wright in his opening match, hit finishes of 120 and 100 in another clinical victory.

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JAMES WADE 5 – 2 Peter Wright

Former Grand Slam of Darts finalist James Wade kicked off his title bid with a couple of big finishes as he claimed an impressive victory against Scotland’s Peter Wright on Saturday.

Wade fired in checkouts of 130 and 160 in the opening two legs as he made a sensational start to the tournament in Wolverhampton, going on to claim a 5-2 win in his Group B match. more

James Wade is joining forces with tyre manufacturing giants KENDA after the prestigious company agreed a sponsorship deal with ‘The Machine’.

Founded in 1962, Kenda is one of the world’s leading tyre and tube manufacture for automotive, motorcycle, ATV, bicycle, lawn care equipment, trailer, and agricultural vehicles. With factories all over the world, the company is able to provide quality products to suit a wide variety of applications.

Wade, a car mechanic by trade and currently ranked in the top six in the world, was seen proudly sporting the KENDA logo on his shirt during his run to the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix in Dublin, which was broadcast live on SKY Sports and on various platforms worldwide. more

James Wade has shared his experience of living with Bipolar in a booklet released by the charity Bipolar UK, who are celeberating 30 years of providing support for the condition.

Seven-time PDC major title winner Wade, who wore a patch bearing Bipolar UK’s logo during in his first round win at the World Grand Prix on Monday, is one of 30 people to share their inspiring stories in the leaflet produced for National Bipolar Awareness Day. more

JAMES WADE 3 – 2 Simon Whitlock

James Wade moved into the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix in Dublin after defeating Simon Whitlock in a thrilling match on Friday evening.

The two-time winner of the double-start tournament took out a brilliant 101 finish to win a last leg decider, edging an exciting encounter to progress to the last four.

Wade continues his pursuit of an eighth major title when he meets Phil Taylor in the semi-finals on Saturday.

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JAMES WADE 3 – 2 Connie Finnan

James Wade fought off the challenge of Ireland’s Connie Finnan to book his place in the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix in Dublin on Wednesday evening.

Wade, a two-time winner of the double-start event, won a deciding set to set up a last eight clash with Simon Whitlock.

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JAMES WADE 2-1 Steve Beaton

James Wade claimed a deciding leg victory over Steve Beaton on the opening night of the World Grand Prix in Dublin on Monday evening.

‘The Machine’, a two-time champion of the famous double-start tournament, held his nerve to see off Beaton, who missed a dart to win a tense last leg.

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Two-time World Grand Prix winner James Wade has set his sights on completing a hat-trick of Dublin victories and ending his two-year wait for another televised triumph.

Wade, who has amassed seven PDC major titles to date, wants to repeat the form that saw him win the unique tournament, which requires players to start and finish each leg by hitting a double, in 2007 and 2010. more

James Wade will compete for the title of ‘champion of champions’ when four of the world’s greatest darts players lock horns in an exclusive event at the Guildford Spectrum in October.

The venue is set to hold its first ever professional darts event when Wade, Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld and Dennis Priestley appear in ‘A Night of Champions’ on Friday 18 October. more

The PDC’s second most successful player James Wade has agreed a new three-year-deal with leading darts manufacturers Unicorn.

The announcement follows Wade’s recent runs to the semi-finals of the World Championship, Premier League and World Matchplay.

And the seven-time major title winner hopes that the extension of his fruitful partnership with the big name in darts will help him continue his success. more