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James Wade
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Wade in 2019
Personal information
Full name James Martin Wade
Nickname "The Machine"
Born 6 April 1983 (1983-04-06) (age 38)
Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Home town Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Darts information
Playing darts since 1997
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Laterality Left-handed
Walk-on music "The Boys Are Back In Town" by Thin Lizzy
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2001–2004
PDC 2004–
Current world ranking 4 Steady (8 July 2021)
BDO majors – best performances
World Ch'ship Last 16: 2004
World Masters Last 16: 2002, 2003
World Darts Trophy Last 16: 2003
Int. Darts League Quarter Final: 2004, 2007
Finder Masters Quarter Final: 2002
PDC premier events – best performances
World Ch'ship Semi Final: 2009, 2012, 2013
World Matchplay Winner (1): 2007
World Grand Prix Winner (2): 2007, 2010
Grand Slam Runner Up: 2010, 2016, 2020
Premier League Winner (1): 2009
Ch'ship League Winner (1): 2010
Desert Classic Runner Up: 2008
European Ch'ship Winner (1): 2018
UK Open Winner (3): 2008, 2011, 2021
Players Ch'ship Finals Semi Final: 2009
Masters Winner (1): 2014
Champions League Semi Final: 2016
World Series Finals Winner (1): 2018
Other tournament wins
Jocky Wilson Cup – (Team event) 2009
Bournemouth Men's Singles 2010
Bournemouth Open 2010
Cosham Xmas Open 2003
Irish Masters 2005
Swiss Open 2002
Vauxhall Autumn Open 2006

European Tour Events

Gibraltar Darts Trophy 2014
European Darts Matchplay 2016

Players Championships

Players Championship (BAR) 2015, 2019 (x4)
Players Championship (CRA) 2014
Players Championship (EMI) 2009
Players Championship (GER) 2011
Players Championship (GIB) 2008
Players Championship (HOL) 2008, 2010
Players Championship (MK) 2020
Players Championship (NUL) 2009
Players Championship (SCO) 2008
Players Championship (SPA) 2011
Players Championship (WIG) 2015, 2019

UK Open Regionals/Qualifiers

Regional Final (NWE) 2007, 2009
Regional Final (SCO) 2007
Regional Final (WAL) 2007
UK Open Qualifier 2010
Other achievements
2006 PDC Young Player of the Year

2006 Three Nine dart finishes during a calendar year (a record)
2007 PDC Player of the Year
2008 PDC Player of the Year and PDPA Players' Player of the Year
2008 First player to beat Phil Taylor in the Premier League
2008 First televised nine-dart finish
2014 Second player ever to hit a double-start nine-dart finish at the World Grand Prix

2014 Together with Robert Thornton the first players to both hit nine dart finishes in the same match

James Martin Wade (born 6 April 1983) is an English professional darts player, currently playing in the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC). He became the youngest player to win a major PDC title, when he won the 2007 World Matchplay at the age of 24. This record has since been broken by Michael van Gerwen. Wade has won ten PDC majors, third in the all-time list behind Phil Taylor and van Gerwen.

Wade has also won the World Grand Prix in 2007 and 2010, the UK Open in 2008, 2011 and 2021, the Premier League in 2009, the Championship League in 2010, the Masters in 2014, the European Championship and the World Series of Darts Finals in 2018. Wade has had a career-high ranking of second in the PDC Order of Merit. He has yet to win the PDC World Darts Championship, with the semi finals being his best result.

Wade started his career in the British Darts Organisation (BDO) in 2001 before joining the Professional Dart Corporation (PDC) in 2004. His best performance in a major BDO tournament came at the International Darts League in 2004 and 2007, reaching the quarter finals on both occasions.

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