JAMES WADE dedicated his Unibet European Championship title to his newly-born son Arthur after ending his four-year wait for a televised PDC title.
Wade defeated Simon Whitlock 11-8 in a gripping final in Dortmund to finally add a ninth televised honour to his impressive CV having survived missed match darts in both his quarter-final win over Gerwyn Price and a dramatic semi-final against German favourite Max Hopp.
Having clinched the title and the £100,000 top prize just 13 days after becoming a father for the first time to son Arthur James, an emotional Wade spoke of his added-motivation for success as he reflected on his triumph.
“I’ve won TV titles before and I’ve never made the most of it, but tonight was special - this one is for Arthur," said Wade.
"I'm actually emotional about this - it's an amazing feeling and I'm going to enjoy this win.
"I've gone through some tough times but this is for Arthur. I've won TV titles before and never made the most of it, but I'm buzzing.
"It's not often that I am lost for words but I am after this. I've shown that I'm dangerous and everyone needs to watch out.
"Today I went into every game battling. I’ve been a lucky boy but perhaps that makes up for some of the misfortune I’ve had in recent years, and it’s a step in the right direction."
Wade will return to action at this weekend's bwin World Series of Darts Finals, which begin on Friday November 2 in Vienna, Austria.
The tournament will be broadcast live on ITV4 and through the PDC's worldwide broadcast partners, as well as through PDCTV-HD for Rest of the World Subscribers.
For tickets, visit www.pdc-europe.tv/tickets.