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.
Average – 100.50
180 – 3
140 – 12
High Finish – 121
Checkouts 7/11 63.64%
James now heads to Barnsley for the Pro Tour this weekend.