James Wade

James Wade

The Machine
ENGLAND
  • World ranking 5
  • Televised titles 7
  • Non-Televised PDC Titles 20
  • Televised nine dart finishes 2

THE sport's most successful left-hander, James has enjoyed a fine decade at the top level to establish himself amongst the darts' top stars.

Having initially emerged as a teenage mechanic, Wade joined the PDC circuit in 2004 and became a full-time professional two years later, with the decision paying dividends as he reached his first televised final at the 2006 World Matchplay.

Wade also landed three nine-dart finishes on the PDC circuit in 2006 to show his superb ability, but made his major breakthrough the following year by winning both the World Matchplay and World Grand Prix titles.

He has since won the UK Open in 2008 and 2011, the Premier League in 2009, the internet-streamed Championship League Darts and a second World Grand Prix in 2010 and the 2014 Masters title, when he produced a remarkable comeback from 9-2 down to defeat Mervyn King 11-10.

Alongside his televised successes, Wade has been the runner-up in five World Matchplays, both the Premier League and Grand Slam of Darts on two occasions and in the Las Vegas Desert Classic and World Grand Prix.

The left-hander has hit televised nine-dart finishes at the 2008 Grand Slam of Darts and in the 2014 World Grand Prix - when both he and Robert Thornton achieved double-start nine-dart finishes in a historic contest - while he was on the receiving end of Phil Taylor's unprecedented two nine-darters during the 2010 Premier League final.

World Matchplay 2007
World Grand Prix 2007, 2010
Premier League 2009
UK Open  2008, 2011
The Masters 2014
Gibraltar Darts Trophy 2014
European Darts Matchplay 2016
Players Championship 2008 (x3), 2009 (x2), 2010, 2011 (x2), 2014, 2015 (x2)
UK Open Qualfier 2007 (x3), 2009, 2010
Championship League Darts 2010
Irish Masters 2005
Vauxhall 128 Pro Classic 2006
  Most Recent Best Performance 
2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Quarter Final Semi Final - 2009, 2012, 2013
2017 UK OPEN Last 64 Winner - 2008, 2011
2016 WORLD MATCHPLAY Last 32 Winner - 2007
2016 WORLD GRAND PRIX Last 32 Winner - 2007, 2010
2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP Semi Final Semi Final - 2009, 2016
2016 GRAND SLAM OF DARTS Runner Up Runner Up - 2010, 2016
2016 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Last 32 Semi Final - 2009 
2017 THE MASTERS Last 16 Winner - 2014
2017 PREMIER LEAGUE 7th Winner - 2009
2017 DUBAI MASTERS Quarter Final Semi Final - 2013
2017 WORLD CUP OF DARTS  - Last 16 - 2010
2017 SHANGHAI MASTERS Semi Final Runner Up - 2016
2017 U.S. MASTERS Last 16 Last 16 - 2017
2016 AUCKLAND MASTERS Semi Final Semi Final - 2015, 2016
2016 SYDNEY MASTERS Last 16 Semi Final - 2014
2016 PERTH MASTERS Quarter Final Runner Up - 2015
2016 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS Semi Final Semi Final - 2016
2016 WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS Last 16 Quarter Final - 2015
TOURNAMENT WIN European Darts Matchplay (May 2016) beat Dave Chisnall 6-5
FINAL UK Open Qualifier 6 (February 2017) lost to Peter Wright 6-3
SEMI FINAL Shanghai Darts Masters (July 2017) lost to Michael van Gerwen 8-3
QUARTER FINAL Shanghai Darts Masters (July 2017) beat Peter Wright 8-5
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Quarter Final lost to Peter Wright 5-3
THE MASTERS Last 16 lost to Robert Thornton 10-9
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 1 Last 32 lost to Peter Wright 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 2 Last 16 lost to Dave Chisnall 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3 Last 16 lost to Michael Smith 6-3
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 4 Last 64 lost to Christian Kist 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 5 Last 128 lost to Rob Cross 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 6 Runner Up lost to Peter Wright 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Semi Final lost to Peter Jacques 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Quarter Final lost to Peter Wright 6-5
UK OPEN Last 64 lost to Adrian Lewis 10-8
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Last 32 lost to Mervyn King 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Last 16 lost to Ian White 6-3
GERMAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 lost to Darren Johnson 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 Last 128 lost to Richard North 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 Last 16 lost to Kim Huybrechts 6-0
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 Semi Final lost to Daryl Gurney 6-4
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS Semi Final lost to Jelle Klaasen 6-3
GERMAN DARTS OPEN -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 Last 64 lost to John Bowles 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 Last 128 lost to Ted Evetts 6-5
EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Last 32 lost to Mark Webster 6-5
GIBRALTAR DARTS TROPHY Last 32 lost to Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-5
PREMIER LEAGUE 7th  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 Last 128 lost to Ryan Searle 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 Last 32 lost to Rob Cross 6-2
DUBAI DARTS MASTERS Quarter Final lost to Gerwyn Price 10-9
WORLD CUP OF DARTS -  
EUROPEAN DARTS MATCHPLAY Last 32 lost to Kyle Anderson 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 Last 128 lost to Jermaine Wattimena 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 Last 32 lost to Richard North 6-5
AUSTRIAN DARTS OPEN -  
EUROPEAN DARTS OPEN Last 32 lost to Dave Chisnall 6-2
SHANGHAI DARTS MASTERS Semi Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 8-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 15 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 -  
U.S. DARTS MASTERS Last 16 lost to Dawson Murschell 6-5