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By John Lowe, Jan 14 2016 12:12PM

Four Hundred players from around the world are competing at the PDC Qualifying School in Wigan over 4 days, each day the last 4 players will recieve tour cards, they will be joined by other players fron the QSchool order of merit at the end of the 4 days, the extra incentive that has without doubt brought so many players to enter is the £10 Million pound on offer on the PDC circuit this year. Some notable names who have entered are Peter Manley, Kirk Shepherd, and Mark Dudbridge, all former World champion finalist's, Mark Walsh, Barrie Bates and Colin Osborne who have competed on the circuit for a few years are also trying to regain their full tour card, the competition will be furious over the best of 9 leg matches, play starts at 9am and finishes each day at 11pm. After the first day's play Colin Lloyd former World no1 announced that he has retired and will not play competitive darts again, such is the pressure of competing in today's world of professional darts, once a player drops out of the world's top 64 he must go to QSchool to reagin his card to compete on the full tour, in reality it is a statement that they have not been successful enough over the last 12 month period and whilst they would love to carry on competing on the full tour in the hope they may have a good run, it would be wrong to deny other players the chance to prove their capability, no doubt some of the players who have held cards in the past will qualify but it will not be easy, such is the competition and eagerness of all entries. I will bring news of the 4 days play when it's finished, for now good luck to all 400 players, play your best and enjoy the experience.

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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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About John Lowe

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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.

John Explains his darts set up
  • 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's Tips from the Top

John talks to Tungsten Tales and explains his practise routine before a match and why he does it his way.


More Unicorn YouTube inveriews to follow, to view recent interviews click the buttons above, to visit the Unicorn main page for all product news and product viewing click the Unicorn logo at the top of the page.

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30 seconds of John Lowe

A quick fire 30 seconds of John Lowe

John Lowe's Sporting Heros

John talks about his sporting heros

John's in depth career interview

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.

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John was Unicorns first World champion

John Lowe - The Throw 1978-2008

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.