Six was the magic number for James this weekend in the first European Tour, which took place at the Ostermann Arena, Leverkusen, Germany.

James defeated his first four opponents winning six legs each time and securing his place in the semi-finals.

James’s first match on Friday saw him take a 6-3 win over Steve Beaton.

This was a pattern that was set to continue in Saturday’s match against Jelle Klaasen where again, James won 6-3.

Sunday afternoon’s round three saw James win against Michael Smith, 6-4 which led him through to the evening session where he was to meet Mervyn King in the Quarter-finals.

A 6-4 win for James saw him take his semi-final oche position against Peter Wright, who went on to win the best of 13 legs match 7-4.

James will next play Easter Weekend 30th March – 2nd April in the second European Tour, which will be taking place in Munich, Germany and broadcast live on PDC TV.