James has gone out of the Unibet Masters this afternoon losing 10-5 against World Champion Gary Anderson, Anderson was nothing short of unplayable in the first 5 legs averaging 121 at the break, after the break James came back to win the session 4-1 to cut Anderson’s lead to 6-4 but in the final session Gary powered home to victory.
James would like to thank the fans for the great support over the weekend and is now looking forward to the start of the Premier league in Leeds on Thursday night where he plays Stephen Bunting live on SkySports
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James remains on course to defend the title he won last year and booked his place in the last 8 of the Unibet Masters with a 10-3 victory over Mervyn King in a repeat of last years final, this time out James started a lot stronger and never let Mervyn settle as he ran into a 5-0 lead, after the break legs were shared until a stunning 138 finish in the 9th leg from the machine put the tie to bed.
Tomorrow James will play the current PDC World Champion Gary Anderson live on ITV4
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Thursday night The Dorchester was the host for the annual PDC awards dinner, the PDC top stars were all in attendance hoping to be winning one of the awards for their hard work through the year.
James Wade was honoured to pick up the award for PDC televised performance of the year at the annual PDC awards dinner.
The award was for his remarkable comeback from 9-2 down against Mervyn King, to take the Unibet masters title with a stunning 11-10 win to lift his eighth PDC major title.
You can find a full list of winners from the night here
The Machine will start his defence of the Unibet masters title on the 31st January live on ITV4 against the man he beat to win the title last time out. James will be hoping to get 2015 off to a winning start before the start of the Premier League.
James Wade will make a welcome return to the Premier League after the 2014 Masters Champion was confirmed in the ten man field for this year’s tournament.
Wade, a former winner of the prestigious tournament, missed out on selection last year but his fantastic form, which also included a run to the World Grand Prix final and a sensational nine-darter in Dublin, has seen him earn a place on the 16-week roadshow.
‘The Machine’ will be joined by the current top four players in the PDC Order of Merit – Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis – and a further five wildcard picks, which are made up of Peter Wright, Dave Chisnall, Raymond van Barneveld and newcomers Stephen Bunting and Kim Huybrechts.
The tournament kicks off in Leeds at the First Direct Arena on Thursday February 5.
James Wade made a strong start to his 2015 World Darts Championship bid with a deserved victory against Jamie Lewis on Sunday night.
Sixth seed Wade, a three-time semi-finalist, defeated the Welsh youngster by three sets to one at London’s Alexandra Palace to move into the second round. more
James Wade missed out on a place in the Grand Slam of Darts quarter-finals after narrowly losing an exciting clash with Stephen Bunting on Thursday in Wolverhampton.
Four ton-plus finishes, including a 170 and a 164, were not enough for Wade to stop the reigning Lakeside Champion claiming a 10-8 victory in their last 16 tie. more
James Wade progressed to the knockout stages of the Grand Slam of Darts after an excellent victory over Tony O’Shea on Tuesday evening.
Wade averaged just shy of 100 in a 5-1 defeat of three-time Lakeside World Championship finalist O’Shea in their decisive Group G match in Wolverhampton. more
James Wade became The Masters champion after an incredible day of darts in Edinburgh on Sunday, when he defeated Adrian Lewis, Phil Taylor and Mervyn King to take glory.
Wade produced a sensational comeback from being 9-2 down against King in a dramatic final to clinch his eighth major PDC title – a triumph which he sealed with a fabulous 135 finish. more