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After two great days of darts, James was runner-up in Shanghai Masters. On the final day, James won a thriller against double world champion Gary Anderson. The game went to a final leg showdown, and it was James who kicked off with back to back 180s to seal the match. In the semi-final, James would have to play the 16 times champion of the world Phil Taylor, and it was the machine who outscored Taylor to win 8-6.
Match Stats
James Wade 8-6 Phil Taylor
24 100+ 18
13 140+ 10
0 170+ 0
5 180 3
98.79 Average 95.13
101 High Finish 138
3 Breaks of Throw 2
8/25 – 32% Checkout % 6/17 – 35%

In the final James just fell short as Michael turned on the style with a 138 finish in the opening leg. James replied with an 116 finish of his own, but couldn’t peg Michael back. MvG won the final 8-3


Match Stats
James Wade 3-8 Michael van Gerwen
19 100+ 14
9 140+ 10
0 170+ 1
1 180 1
94.69 Average 100.54
116 High Finish 138
1 Breaks of Throw 3
3/7 – 43% Checkout % 8/20 – 40%

James would like to thank all the fans for their incredible support and to all his sponsors.

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James is through to the semi-finals of the Auckland Masters after stunning world number one Michael van Gerwen. James was simply sensational this evening averaging 107.45 in a 10 -6 victory. The Machine raced into a 4-1 lead, with a combination of devastating scoring and cynical double hitting. The world number one never looked like reeling James in, as the Machine kept his tempo and composure. This is one of James best performances in the last few years, and will stand him well for the rest of the Auckland Masters and the rest of the year.

James will now play Raymond in the semi-final tomorrow. He would also like to thank his sponsors for their continued support, and of course all of his fans for all their well wishes.

Match Stats

Average – 107.45
180s – 6
140 – 16
100 – 17
Highest Finish- 130
Doubles 9/16, 56.25%


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James kept his playoff hopes alive, after drawing with world champion Gary Anderson. In a thrilling game on the south coast, James battled back from 6-3 behind to snatch a point at the BIC in Bournemouth. The first seven leg all went with the throw as Gary lead 4-3. In the eight leg James missed a dart at double 12 form a 141 finish, but Gary punished him to break the throw and lead 5-3. Gary then held throw to lead 6-3 and looked set to take all the points, but the Machine had other plans! James held throw to reduce the lead to 6-4, the Machine then broke the world champion to put the game back on throw. In a final tense leg, both players missed darts at double, but it was James who held his nerve to take a point.

Next week the Premier League goes to Birmingham, where James will be looking to get into the top four.
James would like to thank all his fans for their well wishes, and the crowd in the BIC were amazing. Also, James would like to thank his sponsors for their continued support.

Match Stats

Average – 99.71
180s -2
140 – 10
100 – 21
High Finish – 78
Check outs 6/13 46.15 %

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James lost in a thrilling game against Adrian Lewis in Belfast. The Machine lost 7-5, in a match that had just about everything. James had won the opening leg before Lewis ran into a 4-1 lead. James wasn’t finished as he ran off four legs of his own, with finishes of 101 and 121 giving him the lead. The Adrian produced a fantastic nine-dart finish to level at 5-5, he then broke to lead 6-5. In the final leg, James wired the bull for a 161 finish, but Lewis took the leg to win 7-5.

James would like to thank the fans as they were amazing tonight, and to all his sponsors for their continued support.

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Match Stats

Average – 95.95
140- 9
100 – 19
High Finish – 121
Check Outs – 5/9 55.56%

It was a mixed night for The Machine in Sheffield, as James won one and lost one in the steel city. James played Raymond Van Barneveld, in a game that was settled by just one break of throw. The pair were locked at 4-4 until The Machine ran off three legs on the spin, including a 13 dart leg to break the Dutchman’s throw. It was James finishing that again stood out hitting 7/11 goes at a double.
In James second game of the night, he faces the 16 times champion of the world Phil Taylor. In a cagey first few legs Taylor went into a 4-1 lead, James then git a foothold in the game and got to within two legs of Taylor at 6-4. Taylor won the match 7-4, but only after James weird double 10 for a 140 finish.


Match Stats 

v RvB

100+ – 15

140+ – 14

170+ – 1

Average – 97.25

High Finish – 101

Checkouts – 7/11  64%


v Taylor

100+ – 21

140+ – 6

180 – 3

Average – 91.50

High Finish – 101

Checkouts – 4/13 31%


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James pick up a point against the double world champion, Gary Anderson on Judgement Night. James raced into a 4-1 lead with some pinpoint double shooting. Anderson power scored his way back to 4-4. The pair then traded legs, before Anderson broke to lead 6-5. James showed his class by breaking straight back with a 12 dart leg.


James is nicely placed in the table, only a point off the top four. Next week the Premier League heads to Sheffield where James will play Raymond.

Match Stats

Average – 95.18

100- 18

140 – 8

180 – 3

High Finish – 86

Check outs 6/16 38%

James beat the five times champion of the world Raymond Van Barneveld, in a thrilling game in Nottingham. The Machine raced into a 4-1 lead with some three figure finishing, included 121 on the bull. Raymond battled back and got the scoreline to within one leg, but James checked out 82 to seal a 7-5 win.  After James had told Skysports “Really happy to have won, I should have got the job done sooner but pleased to have won.”

James would like to thank all his sponsors for their continued support, and to all the fans the arena was electric this evening.

Match Stats

Average – 100.50

180 – 3

140 – 12

100 -14

High Finish – 121

Checkouts 7/11 63.64%


James now heads to Barnsley for the Pro Tour this weekend.





James bounced from disappointment in Aberdeen, with a vintage preference against Dave Chisnall in Exeter. Dave took the opening leg, but James held his throw with a 121 finish. The pair then held throw to be locked at 2-2. In the 5th leg, a stunning 161 from James broke the Chizzy throw. James powered into a 6-3 with some big scoring, with his average well over the 100. An 180 in the final leg put James in the driving seat, as he sealed the match winning 7-4.
After James said,” I’m happy, very happy with that.” “The 161 was key, think that hurt Dave. Playing a close friend is always hard but it’s what we have to do.”
James now heads to Minehead for the UK Open this weekend.

After James thanked his sponsors for their continued support, and all the fan for their kind words.

Match Stats
Average – 102.25
100s- 22
140s – 9
180s – 3
High Finish – 161
Checkouts – 7/16 43.75%
See you all tomorrow. #TeamWade



James lost a thrilling game in Aberdeen against Adrian Lewis. In a close game, Lewis won a restless last leg to win 7-5. In a high-quality game, we saw nine 180s with James hitting 5. James looked all set to move 5-3 in front until Lewis hit a 142 finish. The pair then shared the next two legs; Lewis then held throw to move 6-5 in front. Both players missed doubles in the final leg, but it was Lewis who got over the line.

James Match Stats
Average – 97.27
High Finish – 121
100s- 15
140- 10
180- 5
Doubles- 5/19 26.32%

Until next week #TeamWade


James had to play twice on night two of the 2016 Premier League, due to illness to Robert Thornton. First up James was in the first game of the evening, where he would play ‘BullyBoy’ Michael Smith. In a close game, the pair shared the first eight legs of the match. James edges in front 5-4, before securing an important break of throw on double ten. James went on to take maximum points with a 7-4, leaving him top of the table.

Match Stats

100+ x 19
140+ x 8
Average – 93.12
High Finish – 120
Checkouts 7/23 30%

In his second match of the night, James played Phil Taylor. The shoreline doesn’t reflect on the part James played in a great match. Phil took the first the opening two legs of the game before James took out 78 to get a foot in the game. Leg four was like a dagger in the heart for James, leaving just 41 after nine darts on the Taylor throw. The 16 times world champion took out 122 to break James’ heart. After that the game seemed to go Taylor’s way, James played brilliantly, but Taylor kept on taking out big numbers at big times. A 7-1 win for Taylor doesn’t reflect on how much James contributed to the match.

Match Stats
100+ x 9
140+ x 8
180 x 1
Average – 102.11
High Finish – 78
Checkouts 1/2 50%

James leaves Newcastle in the top 4 of the Premier League, as he heads for Dublin next week. James would like to thank all the fans for their amazing support, and kind words on social media. Also to his sponsors for their continued backing.