James started his Uk Open out on stage 4 on Friday evening where the 2 time Uk Open champion took on Joe Murnan, the machine wasting no time in getting the job done and booking his place in the draw for round 4 with a 9- 3 win, in the live televised James drew young  emerging ace Nathan Aspinall.

James was back on the main stage on Saturday afternoon as the machine  continued his bid to complete a hat-trick in the event with a fine 9-4 win over Nathan Aspinall, the youngster  shared the game’s opening eight legs, but paid for missing a dart at double seven to break Wade’s throw in the next as the left-hander edged 5-4 up on tops before hitting the same bed to break and lead 6-4.

In round four James was drawn against Andrew Gilding on stage 2, in the early legs James missed darts as doubles and this would prove costly has he trailed 4-1 at the break, Gilding came back after the break and raced into an 8 -3 lead but James should his class and fighting spirit and broke the Gilding throw and got the match back to 8-6 before Gilding held throw to knock James out of this years Uk Open, after James thanked the fans for their excellent support like normal.

James will be back in action this Thursday night in the Betway Premier League where he plays Raymond Van Barneveld in Nottingham