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COUNTDOWN TO THE WORLD

By John Lowe, Dec 15 2015 07:30AM

In 3 days time the World's biggest darts tournament The William Hill Darts Championships run by the Professional Darts Council will begin, Alexandra Palace will be the host for the next 18 days, thousands of spectators will make the daily journey to the venue affectionately known Ally Pally, SKY Sport will cover the event live on their dedicated darts channel no 407. With over One and a Half Million pounds in prize money there will be no shortage of competition, the first round will be played before Christmas and the New Year, the Quarter Finals will be played on New Years Day, the Semi-Finals on Jan 2nd and the Grand final on Jan 3rd, Who will the Champion be at the end of the 18 days? will Gary Anderson retain the title he won this year? there is a lot of darts to be played before we find out, Anderson will play his first match on the opening night against the winner of the qualifier between Andy Boulton and Per Laursen, he will be pleased to get his campaign up and running right from the start, for Adrian Lewis it will be another 7 days before he makes that long walk to the Ally Pally stage, in the meantime he can only watch and wait and believe me that will not be easy, it can be frustrating trying to practice and at the same time monitoring the progress of others, just hoping you are at your best when your time to play comes along. Who do I think will be the eventual Champion? On present form I cannot see past Michael Van Gerwen but I am sure there are many players who will definitely disagree, there will be maximums galore, averages through the roof, maybe a couple of 9 dart games, and without doubt missed doubles that will reduce men to tears, in the words of Boxing MC Michael Buffer "Let's Get Ready To Rumble" and there will certainly be plenty of that I am sure.


Photograph: Gary Anderson celebrates winning the World Championship.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Throw of a World Champion

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