James Wade celebrated his 36th birthday in style as ‘The Machine’ claimed his first Players Championship title since 2015 on Saturday evening.

The Aldershot ace booked a convincing 8-2 victory over Michael Smith in the final to win his first event of the season in Barnsley. Wade hit a 98 average, two 12-darters and two ton plus finishes en route to a victory over ‘Bullyboy’.
Corey Cadby made his long awaited return on the PDC circuit on Saturday afternoon. The former World Youth Champion lost in the second round to Vincent van der Voort.
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Players Championship 9

Final

98.0Wade, James82Smith, Michael84.1

Semi-Finals

107.3Smith, Michael75West, Steve105.2
93.4Wade, James76Baker, Scott93.5

Quarter-Finals

91.6Smith, Michael64White, Ian90.6
95.7West, Steve65Beaton, Steve88.3
99.5Wade, James65Lewis, Adrian103.3
93.4Baker, Scott65De Sousa, Jose94.1

Last 16

97.5White, Ian64Searle, Ryan92.3
102.5Smith, Michael65Chisnall, Dave104.5
100.7West, Steve65Aspinall, Nathan95.3
92.7Beaton, Steve62Smith, Ross89.2
102.0Lewis, Adrian65Noppert, Danny102.4
103.5Wade, James63Monk, Arron92.1
92.2Baker, Scott65Hopp, Max91.1
95.6De Sousa, Jose62Huybrechts, Kim87.8
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Author: Pieter