James Wade, the third most successful player in the history of the PDC, has made it a double reaching a semi-final for the second time this month in the Darts Masters currently taking place in Australia.
James secured his place in this weekend’s semi-final of the Perth Darts Masters with an average of 101.05 and five 180’s during the game which concluded with his 10-5 win over Michael Smith.
“It’s always hard playing a friend and Michael is certainly a friend. I have my critics and I know I bite sometimes when I shouldn’t but it is nice to answer them every now and again,” said James.
“I know how good I am and I know what I do wrong at times. There’s only a handful of players who have won what I’ve won but there are players more dedicated than others these days. If I was the most dedicated player, would I be the best in the World? Possibly.”
James will play Gary Anderson in the semi-finals in Perth following Gary’s 10-5 win over Simon Whitlock.
James Wade has reached the semi-finals of the Auckland Darts masters after defeating Daryl Gurney 10-7.
“That was a bit of the old James Wade magic, important checkouts and some solid scoring,” said James.
“Daryl’s disappointed with how he played there but he’s got a massive future and has loads of chances to win tournaments in the future.”
James will play Kyle Anderson in the semi-final on Sunday 13th August – the final day at the Auckland Darts Masters after Kyle beat Simon Whitlock 10-9
I’m sure many of you will have already seen, due to the slight changes on James’ shirts. We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with WeWantAnyCar. The great news is that both James and Sammi will be brand ambassadors for WeWantAnyCar for 2017, and we hope long into the future. This news is an excellent way to start 2017 for Team Wade, and both James and Sammi would like to thank Nigel Fletcher, Managing Director of WeWantAnyCar for the opportunity to be brand ambassadors.
2017 looks set to be a fantastic year, and our partnership with WeWantAnyCar is exciting times for everyone. Across the year we have some very special things planned with Nigel and the team, we think all the Team Wade fans will love some of the opportunities coming in 2017. You will have the chance to meet and greet James and Sammi, along with the opportunities to watch James play in some of the biggest arenas in darts.
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James moved into the quarterfinals of the World Championships, as he beat Michael Smith by four sets to three. James came back from the edge of defeat, having trailed Smith 2-0 and 3-1 at Ally Pally. James showed why he has won seven PDC majors, showing true grit to get the better of Smith. James had missed two darts to make it 2-2 in sets, as Smith punished a rare mistake from the Machine. From that moment James went through the gears taking the next three sets with some fantastic darts.
Average – 94.01
100+ – 42
140+ – 23
High Chceckout – 121
Checkout Percentage – 41.18%
James will now Peter Wright in the Quarterfinal #TeamWade
James moved into the last 16 of the World Championships with a 4-1 win over Steve Beaton. The first three sets James was well over the 107 average, as the former Lakeside didn’t have any answers. Beaton won the fourth set 3-2 as the set went on throw. The final set of the match saw James wrapped up the match by three legs to one
“I’m very happy with the way I played this afternoon, my game is in a great place at the moment and can’t wait for the next match. Huge thank you to all the fans; the atmosphere was fantastic in here today.”
Average – 99.39
100+ – 31
140+ – 20
180s – 5
Highest Checkout – 104
Checkout percentage – 50%
James is back in action this afternoon against Michael Smith.
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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James is now the proud owner of a Guinness World Record, for the most inner and outer bullseyes in one minute. James set the record on the 23rd of September at the Motorpoint Arena, the Machine hit 15 in just 60 seconds. The top 8 of the PDC all attempt the record, but it was James who set the World Record.
After James said “It’s a great honour to set a Guinness World Record, a moment that I’m very proud of”
James reached the semi-final of the HappyBet European Darts Trophy at the weekend. James was forced to miss the precious Euro Tour event, as he recovered from a virus picked up in Australia. On Saturday James had to dig deep against Justin Pipe, and that’s what the Machine did. James won a deciding leg to take the match 6-5.
On a busy final day, it was Andy Jenkins first for James, as the world number 6 saw off Jenkins 6-3. In the quarter-finals, it was Michael Smith up next for James, and this was a huge game as Michael is only just behind James in the world rankings. James was cool calm and collected like normal. All 11 legs went with the throw as James won 6-5, putting further space between him and Smith in the rankings.
In the semi-final, James would lose out to Mensur Suljovic 6-3. Overall it was a fantastic weekend for James, after being taken ill in Australia. James will be back in Germany this weekend, for the final in this treble header of European Tour events. So remember folks all over the weekend its #TeamWade
James had a mixed run at this weekend European Open in Dusseldorf. First up James would play Andy Boulton in the second round. In a tight match James would edge out Boulton 6-5, and head into Sunday’s final day to play Jelle Klaasen. In a scrappy game from both players, it was Jelle who won the game 6-3. James had his chances but just wasn’t the Machines day.
James will be at the weekend’s Pro Tour Barnsley, before heading to Australia for the next leg of the World Series. James will be playing in the Sydney and Perth Masters.