Wade wins quarter-final spot in Minehead

James Wade has reached his first 'Major' TV quarter-final since the World Championship.

The Unicorn man is through to the last eight at the Players Championship Finals. He produced a terrific display to win his all Unicorn last 16 clash with Ian White 10-6. 

Wade will take on the in-form Rob Cross in those quarter-finals on Sunday. 

"I am working very hard to put things right," he said. "I will keep proving people wrong and this was a good performance against a very good player."

After losing the opening two legs, Wade stepped up to the plate. He won six out of the next eight legs, hitting seven 180s along the way as he pushed his average over the 100 mark. 

White had no answer to this form from Wade, who raced away with the match. He missed two darts at 'tops' to win 10-5, but wrapped it up in the next leg as he took his 180 tally to nine.

Elsewhere on Saturday in Minehead, Chris Dobey was beaten 10-5 by Daryl Gurney in the last 16. However the Unicorn youngster has still taken another big step in his search for top form.

In the last 32, he edged out Robert Thornton in a last leg decider, while White beat John Henderson 6-5 as all 11 legs were won on throw. 

Wade won another all Unicorn clash in round two. He overcame Jamie Caven 6-4 after being 0-3 down. Caven also missed one dart to force a deciding leg.

Sunday Q/Finals (best of 19 legs):

Rob Cross v James Wade

Jonny Clayton v Steve Beaton

Daryl Gurney v Justin Pipe

Michael van Gerwen v Jan Dekker

Story from STUART PYKE at Butlin's in Minehead

Photo courtesy Lawrence Lustig / PDC