ANDERSON IS KING AT THE PALACE.
By John Lowe, Jan 5 2015 10:21AM
Gary Anderson won his first world championship at Alexandra Palace last night beating Phil Taylor by 7 sets to 6 in what we all expected would be a great final and they did not disappoint, Anderson went into a 3-1 lead only to see Taylor pull back to level at 3-3, Taylor then went into the lead for the first time in the 7th set, Anderson wins the 8th and then the most dramatic of things happened, Anderson threw his first 2 darts into the treble 20 and was looking to open with a maximum 180 but his 3rd dart hit the other 2 and knocked them out, the anticipated 180 became zero, both players looked stunned, not something that happens if ever, Taylor responds by hitting a maximum of his own and takes out double 16 to take the leg, Anderson looked to have put the lost throw behind him and hits a 180 of his own but he was clearly not thinking straight and hit the big 18 when going for 1, Taylor steps in again and takes the leg, the 3rd leg was crucial to both players and this time it was Taylor who mised 2 doubles and Anderson is back in it, Anderson is now focused and throws an 11 dart leg to level the set, then takes out 64 in the deciding leg and with it the set. Anderson takes the 10th set and breaks the Taylor throw, now he is throwing for the match. Taylor is having non of it and storms back to take the set 3-0 and is clearly thinking of taking the match all the way to the last and deciding set, it's a struggle but he does manage to take that 12th set by 3 legs to 2. Anderson as the throw in the last set and takes the first leg with a 72 out shot, Taylor misses 2 at double 16 to lose the second and then Anderson leaves 130 in the third for victory, he decides to go out in style treble 20 single 20 and clips the wire of the centre Bullseye, he does return to take out the 25 and become Champion of the World.
A massive well done to Gary Anderson, my choice since the start of the tournament and before, he threw class darts from round one and never relented, his double throwing was the best of any player all through, and equal well done to Phil Taylor to reach the final after winning it 16 times is in itself an amazing achievement but the way he fought back never giving up was a testament to his character, SKY TV and the PDC did an amazing organising job and the dedicated Dart Gold Channel was a huge success, now it's on to the next event, The Premier League, 10 players competing over 14 weeks on prime time SKY Sports, we will soon know who the 10 players are, one thing we know for sure Gary Anderson will be the first name in the list.
Now I am off to collect my own winnings, thank you Gary.
John Lowe. three times champion of the world in three seperate decades, the 70's, the 80's and the 90's, the first player in the history of the sport to achieve the perfect game of 501 on Television, in 1984, winning £102,000, winner of over 1000 titles world wide, simply: The Legend of Darts.
About John Lowe
Mr Maximums: Cliff Thorburn the first player to do a 147 Snooker clearance on TV and myself the first person to do the 9 dart 501 on TV
John appeared on ITV's Amazing Greys in 2014 he had to hit as many targets as possible in 30 seconds, all the targets where different heights and lengths, if the competitor beat John he would win £10,000, John won by a margin of 9.
One of John's favourite charity's is The Variety Club of Great Britain who raise many thousands of pounds by organising golf days around the country, the aim is to buy Mini Coaches for Children, in the picture John is at St Piere Chepstow and the Coach in view is about to be present to a School in Birmingham.
John talks to Matthew Rankin Unicorns Player Liaison Manager about his current darts set up and how important it is to have balanced darts, click the button above to see the whole interview
Royal Palm is John's favourite resort in Tenerife situated in Los Cristianos, it has everything you could ask for to make your stay enjoyable, immaculate in every way, all English TV and Satelite channels, quite, secure, close to excellent restaurants and friendly Bars, for a full tour of Royal Palm click the photograph above. Make sure you inform the Manager Neil I sent you, it makes a difference.
Unicorns YouTube Channel and all the interviews with John, click the buttons to view.
John talks to Tungsten Tales and explains his practise routine before a match and why he does it his way.
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The next generation of players begins now.
Beware of imitations, this is the John Lowe
World Champion Darts in Tungsten Titanium
also available in Tungsten, note the 21 grm
model has 7 grove rings.
A quick fire 30 seconds of John Lowe
John talks about his sporting heros
John talks to Unicorn about his amazing career
The moment in history that changed the sport and
the life of John Lowe forever: 13/10/1984
The Dart designed by John Lowe developed and produced by Unicorn to win over 1000 titles world wide - copied and used by others to win countless major titles - this is where the Evolution started.
John was Unicorns first World champion
The Throw of a World Champion
John is credited by many professionals in the sport including
Phil Taylor to have the perfect throwing action, this video shows John's action from 1978 through 2008, the only thing that changes is the speed of throw and John decides that when knowing who his opponent will be, for full detail record on your mobile and slow down to see all movements.