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James reaches the final in the week that #TeamWade gets its newest member


Following a weekend of impressive wins at the European Darts Trophy in Germany, Sunday night saw James reach his fourth PDC ranking final of the year. This time, there was a new member of #TeamWade supporting James – his son, Arthur James Wade, who James and his wife Samantha announced had been born earlier in the week.

It was clear that Arthur was his inspiration with the world left handed champion commenting during interviews “I have got someone to play for now”.

James’ impressive performance began on Saturday evening when he beat Toni Alcinas 6-4 seeing him safely into Sunday afternoon’s third round match against Darren Webster, where he secured his place in the quarter finals, winning 6-3.

There was no stopping Wadey in the Quarters against world champion Rob Cross, which again saw James win 6-3.

As evening play continued, it was Richard North who stepped up to the oche to face James in the Semi-Finals with James winning 7-4.

As the finals approached, for the second time this year in the European Tour, it was James to play against world number one Michael Van Gerwen.

As the match began, Wadey fans were treated to an early leg lead when he landed a 95 finish to take a 2-1 advantage. As play continued, a bullseye-19-bullseye finish saw MVG go 4-2 up swiftly followed by an 82 finish from James to narrow the gap to 4-3.

An overall victory wasn’t to be for James as Michael then proceeded to take four legs back to back which saw James lifting the runner-up trophy.

James will next be playing this weekend, October 20-21, in the Players Championship double-header at the Barnsley Metrodome which will be broadcast live on PDCTV, for more updates on this weekend’s championship, click here


The Machine does it again… nine-darter takes the win against Michael Smith


Today yet again saw some outstanding performance from James as he took part in the Players Championship at The Barnsley Metrodome.

Our world-leading left hander began the day with a 6-2 win against John Part, followed by a 6-1 win against Kevin Burness.

Next to face James was Paul Rowley, with Wadey’s steady wins of the day continuing when he took the win 6-2 and then went on to beat Wayne Jones 6-0.

It was seven-time televised title winner Wadey’s nine-darter against Michael Smith that raised the roof in the quarter finals, securing him a place in the semi-finals against Daryl Gurney, who finally ended the day as runner up in the final against Peter Wright.

James will next be playing this weekend in the Dutch Darts Championship which takes place at MECC in Maastricht, Netherlands.

The draw bucket will be held on 6th September and James’ first Match will take place in Saturdays Round 2, which will be broadcast live on PDCTV, for more updates on this weekend’s championship, click here

The Wades put on their Waders for Charity


James and Samantha Wade were among a host of famous faces today at the annual PDC Fishing Championship held at Gold Valley Lakes in Aldershot.

The invitation only competition, which is in its 6th year, is made up of 32 men and woman from the World of Sport, Television and Celebrity.

This important event raises thousands of pounds for charity to ensure the PDC’s chosen charities can continue their outstanding work.

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