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.