James Wade

The Machine
  • PDC World Ranking 4
  • Televised titles 10
  • Non-Televised PDC Titles 27
  • Televised Nine-Dart Finishes 3
  • Walk-On Music The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
  • Date of Birth April 06 1983
  • Darts Used
    20g Unicorn
  • Home Town Aldershot

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The sport's most successful left-hander, James has spent 15 years at the top level of the sport and has won televised titles across three decades.

Having started out as a highly-rated teenager, Wade joined the PDC circuit in 2004 and took just over two years to reach his first televised final at the 2006 World Matchplay.

Wade also landed three nine-dart finishes on the PDC circuit in 2006, 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 World Grand Prix for a second time in 2010 and the Masters in 2014, when he produced a remarkable comeback from 9-2 down to defeat Mervyn King 11-10.

In October 2018 Wade ended his four-year wait for a televised PDC title by lifting the European Championship, and just a week later lifted his second televised title in the space of seven days, crediting both victories to new-born son Arthur James Wade.

Runs to the final of the European Championship and Grand Slam of Darts followed in 2020, before Wade picked up a third UK Open triumph at the 2021 tournament, defeating Luke Humphries in the final in Milton Keynes.

Player Stats

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World Matchplay 2007
World Grand Prix 2007, 2010
UK Open  2008, 2011, 2021
Premier League 2009
The Masters 2014
European Championship 2018
World Series of Darts Finals 2018
European Darts Matchplay 2016
Gibraltar Darts Trophy 2014
Players Championship 2008 (x3), 2009 (x2), 2010, 2011 (x2), 2014, 2015 (x2), 2019 (x5), 2020
UK Open Qualfier 2007 (x3), 2009, 2010
Championship League Darts 2010
Irish Masters 2005
Vauxhall 128 Pro Classic 2006
  Most Recent Best Performance
2021 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 Semi Final - 2009, 2012, 2013
2021 UK OPEN Winner Winner - 2008, 2011, 2021
2021 WORLD MATCHPLAY Last 32 Winner - 2007
2020 WORLD GRAND PRIX Last 32 Winner - 2007, 2010
2020 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP Runner Up Winner - 2018
2020 GRAND SLAM OF DARTS Runner Up Runner Up - 2010, 2016, 2020
2020 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Last 64 Semi Final - 2008
  Most Recent Best Performance
2021 THE MASTERS Quarter Final Winner - 2014
2021 PREMIER LEAGUE 6th Winner - 2009
2021 WORLD CUP OF DARTS  Semi Final Semi Final - 2021
2021 NORDIC DARTS MASTERS -  
2020 WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS Semi Final Winner - 2018
TOURNAMENT WIN UK Open (March 2021) beat Luke Humphries 11-5
FINAL Players Championship 7 (March 2021) lost to Jonny Clayton 8-5
SEMI FINAL Players Championship 23 (August 2021) lost to Jonny Clayton 7-2
QUARTER FINAL Players Championship 23 (August 2021) beat Luke Humphries 6-3
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 lost to Stephen Bunting 4-2
THE MASTERS Quarter Final lost to Jonny Clayton 10-9
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Quarter Final lost to Jonny Clayton 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Last 64 lost to Martin Thomas 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Last 16 lost to Ian White 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Last 16 lost to Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-2
UK OPEN Winner beat Luke Humphries 11-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 Last 128 lost to Martin Atkins 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 Quarter Final lost to Brendan Dolan 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 Runner Up lost to Jonny Clayton 8-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 Last 32 lost to Martin Atkins 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 -  
PREMIER LEAGUE 6th  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 Quarter Final lost to Joe Cullen 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 Last 32 lost to Mervyn King 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 15 Last 128 lost to Boris Krcmar 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 17 Last 64 lost to Chris Dobey 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 18 Last 32 lost to Vincent van der Voort 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 19 Last 32 lost to Luke Humphries 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 20 Semi Final lost to Peter Wright 7-2
WORLD MATCHPLAY Last 32 lost to Luke Humphries 10-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 21 Last 64 lost to Mike de Decker 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 22 Last 32 lost to Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 23 Semi Final lost to Jonny Clayton 7-2
HUNGARIAN DARTS TROPHY Last 16 lost to Luke Humphries 6-2
WORLD CUP OF DARTS Semi Final (Dave Chisnall) lost to Austria 2-0
NORDIC DARTS MASTERS -  
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 lost to Steve Beaton 4-2
THE MASTERS Last 16 lost to Nathan Aspinall 10-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Last 128 lost to Steve Brown 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Last 16 lost to Gabriel Clemens 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Last 64 lost to Darren Webster 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Last 16 lost to Danny Noppert 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 Last 64 lost to Niels Zonneveld 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 Quarter Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-2
BELGIAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Last 16 lost to Nathan Aspinall 6-4
UK OPEN Last 16 lost to Michael van Gerwen 10-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 Semi Final lost to Brendan Dolan 7-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 Runner Up lost to Ian White 8-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 (SS1) Last 32 lost to Jamie Hughes 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 (SS2) Last 16 lost to Nathan Aspinall 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 (SS3) Last 16 lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 (SS4) Winner beat Rob Cross 8-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 (SS5) Quarter Final lost to Gerwyn Price 6-1
WORLD MATCHPLAY Last 16 lost to Gary Anderson 11-8
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 (AS1) Last 64 lost to Adrian Gray 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 15 (AS2) Last 32 lost to Stephen Bunting 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 (AS3) Last 32 lost to Nick Kenny 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 17 (AS4) Last 16 lost to Derk Telnekes 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 18 (AS5) Quarter Final lost to Gerwyn Price 6-5
WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS Semi Final lost to Rob Cross 11-7
GERMAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Quarter Final lost to Mervyn King 6-2
WORLD GRAND PRIX Last 32 lost to Mervyn King 2-0
PREMIER LEAGUE -  
EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Last 16 lost to Nathan Aspinall 6-2
INTERNATIONAL DARTS OPEN Quarter Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-3
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP Runner Up lost to Peter Wright 11-4
WORLD CUP OF DARTS -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 19 (WS1) Last 32 lost to Toni Alcinas 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 20 (WS2) Last 32 lost to Vincent van der Voort 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 21 (WS3) Last 64 lost to William O'Connor 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 22 (WS4) -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 23 (WS5) Last 64 lost to Andy Boulton 6-5
GRAND SLAM OF DARTS Runner Up lost to Jose de Sousa 16-12
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Last 64 lost to Niels Zonneveld 6-3
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 16 lost to Ryan Joyce 4-3
THE MASTERS Runner Up lost to Michael van Gerwen 11-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Last 32 lost to Kyle Anderson 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Quarter Final lost to Dave Chisnall 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Last 128 lost to William O'Connor 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Last 32 lost to Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 Quarter Final lost to Dave Chisnall 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 -  
UK OPEN Last 16 lost to Ross Smith 10-7
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 Last 64 lost to Arron Monk 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 Last 32 lost to Vincent van der Voort 6-4
EUROPEAN DARTS OPEN Quarter Final lost to Mensur Suljovic 6-2
GERMAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Last 16 lost to Darren Webster 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 Winner beat Michael Smith 8-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 Last 128 lost to Jose Justicia 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 Winner beat Michael Smith 8-6
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 Winner beat Jeffrey de Zwaan 8-5
GERMAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Last 32 lost to Kim Huybrechts 6-5
GERMAN DARTS OPEN Last 16 lost to Nathan Aspinall 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 -  
AUSTRIAN DARTS OPEN Semi Final lost to Ian White 7-4
EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Last 32 (withdrew)
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 15 Last 64 lost to Kyle Anderson 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 -  
PREMIER LEAGUE Semi Final lost to Rob Cross 10-5
DUTCH DARTS MASTERS Last 32 (withdrew)
WORLD CUP OF DARTS -  
DANISH DARTS OPEN Last 16 lost to Jonny Clayton 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 17 Last 128 lost to Luke Humphries 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 18 Winner beat Jose De Sousa 8-5
CZECH DARTS OPEN Last 32 lost to Mervyn King 6-2
U.S. DARTS MASTERS -  
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS Semi Final lost to Peter Wright 8-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 19 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 20 -  
WORLD MATCHPLAY Quarter Final lost to Glen Durrant 16-7
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 21 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 22 -  
BRISBANE DARTS MASTERS Last 16 lost to Damon Heta 6-5
MELBOURNE DARTS MASTERS Last 16 lost to Damon Heta 6-1
NEW ZEALAND DARTS MASTERS Semi Final lost to Raymond van Barneveld 8-5
AUSTRIAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP -  
EUROPEAN DARTS MATCHPLAY Semi Final lost to Joe Cullen 7-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 23 Last 32 lost to John Henderson 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 24 Winner beat Dave Chisnall 8-6
INTERNATIONAL DARTS OPEN -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 25 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 26 -  
GIBRALTAR DARTS TROPHY Quarter Final lost to Dave Chisnall 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 27 Last 64 lost to Mark McGeeney 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 28 Quarter Final lost to Gerwyn Price 6-2
WORLD GRAND PRIX Last 16 lost to Mervyn King 3-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 29 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 30 -  
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS Group Stage (3rd)  
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 lost to Jonny Clayton 6-0
WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS Last 16 lost to Jonny Clayton 6-5
GRAND SLAM OF DARTS Last 16 lost to Adrian Lewis 10-9
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Last 16 lost to Michael van Gerwen 10-6
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 64 lost to Keegan Brown 3-2
THE MASTERS Quarter Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 10-2
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 1 Last 64 lost to Robert Owen 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 2 Last 16 lost to Mervyn King 6-3
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3 Last 128 lost to Mick McGowan 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 4 Quarter Final lost to Gary Anderson 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 5 Last 32 lost to Martin Schindler 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 6 Last 64 lost to Nathan Aspinall 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Runner Up lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Last 128 lost to Michael Barnard 6-4
UK OPEN Last 32 lost to David Pallett 10-6
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Last 128 lost to Ricky Evans 6-0
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Last 128 lost to Jeffrey de Graaf 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 Semi Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 Last 16 lost to Ian White 6-1
EUROPEAN DARTS OPEN Semi Final lost to Peter Wright 7-4
GERMAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Semi Final lost to Peter Wright 7-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 Last 32 lost to Kyle Anderson 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 Last 64 lost to Danny Noppert 6-4
GERMAN DARTS OPEN Last 32 lost to Mervyn King 6-3
AUSTRIAN DARTS OPEN Last 16 lost to Jonny Clayton 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 Semi Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 Last 16 lost to Gabriel Clemens 6-2
EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Runner Up lost to Michael van Gerwen 8-3
DUTCH DARTS MASTERS Last 48 lost to Cristo Reyes 6-3
PREMIER LEAGUE -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 Last 128 lost to Richie Burnett 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 Last 16 lost to Jonny Clayton 6-4
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS -  
WORLD CUP OF DARTS -  
GIBRALTAR DARTS TROPHY Last 16 lost to Adrian Lewis 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 Last 64 lost to Jeffrey de Graaf 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 Last 128 lost to Jason Lowe 6-2
DANISH DARTS OPEN Last 16 lost to Joe Cullen 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 15 Runner Up lost to Mervyn King 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 Last 32 lost to Michael Barnard 6-3
EUROPEAN DARTS MATCHPLAY -  
U.S. DARTS MASTERS Semi Final lost to Gary Anderson 8-7
SHANGHAI DARTS MASTERS Quarter Final lost to Rob Cross 8-3
WORLD MATCHPLAY Last 16 lost to Simon Whitlock 11-7
AUCKLAND DARTS MASTERS -  
MELBOURNE DARTS MASTERS -  
BRISBANE DARTS MASTERS -  
GERMAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 lost to Robert Thornton 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 17 Semi Final lost to Daryl Gurney 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 18 Last 64 lost to Brendan Dolan 6-3
DUTCH DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 lost to Ritchie Edhouse 6-4
INTERNATIONAL DARTS OPEN -  
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 19 Last 128 lost to Dawson Murschell 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 20 Last 64 lost to Paul Nicholson 6-5
WORLD GRAND PRIX Last 32 lost to Mensur Suljovic 2-0
EUROPEAN DARTS TROPHY Runner Up lost to Michael van Gerwen 8-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 21 Last 128 lost to Zoran Lerchbacher 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 22 Quarter Final lost to Adrian Lewis 6-4
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP Winner beat Simon Whitlock 11-8
WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS Winner beat Michael Smith 11-10
GRAND SLAM OF DARTS Last 16 lost to Michael Unterbuchner 10-6
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Last 16 lost to Chris Dobey 10-9

 

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 (ET) 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
WORLD MATCHPLAY Last 32 lost to Darren Webster 13-11
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 17 Last 64 lost to Ted Evetts 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 18 Last 16 lost to Alan Norris 6-2
AUCKLAND DARTS MASTERS Semi Final lost to Kyle Anderson 11-4
MELBOURNE DARTS MASTERS Quarter Final lost to Simon Whitlock 10-9
PERTH DARTS MASTERS Semi Final lost to Gary Anderson 11-9
DUTCH DARTS MASTERS -  
GERMAN DARTS GRAND PRIX -  
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS -  
INTERNATIONAL DARTS OPEN -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 19 Last 16 lost to Rob Cross 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 20 Last 64 lost to Keegan Brown 6-5
WORLD GRAND PRIX Last 32 lost to Steve West 2-0
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 21 Last 16 lost to Keegan Brown 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 22 Last 128 lost to Richie Burnett 6-1
EUROPEAN DARTS TROPHY Last 48 lost to Nathan Aspinall 6-1
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS (WS) Semi Final lost to Phil Taylor 11-7
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP -  
WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS Semi Final lost to Gary Anderson 11-5
GRAND SLAM OF DARTS Last 16 lost to Daryl Gurney 10-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Quarter Final lost to Rob Cross 10-6

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