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By John Lowe, Dec 31 2014 09:44AM

Adrian Lewis hit a perfect 9 dart leg at Ally Pally to win the first set in his match against Barney, many thought that would determine the outcome of the match which for Lewis went terribly wrong. Barney leveled at 1-1 again at 2-2 and yet again at 3-3, the deciding set was tense Lewis taking the first leg, then fell away to let Barney take the next 3 legs and the victory, Lewis will look back on this match as the one he hit a 9 dart leg then gave the match away, which he certainly did, Barney will thank, as he did on stage his lucky stars.

Dean winstanley battled from 2-0 down against Vincent van der Voort and at one stage looked like he was taking control of the match, the sixth set was for his taking but he missed tops and Van der Voort took out double 10 to move him into the top 8.

Phil Taylor said he would stop Kim Huybrechts jummping around on the stage, well he did but it took him 7 sets do it and with Huybrechts sitting on 36 to win the match he had to take out double 10 to stay alive and take the match to the 7th set, this was when form deserted Huybrechts and Taylors experience came into play, Taylor won the set 3-0 and booked a place in the quarter finals and a step nearer to gaining his 17th world crown.

Stephen Bunting did not need telling he had a game on his hands with Michael Smith, they have know each other for a long time, Bunting does not fear reputations and came out firing big scores, set 1, 2 and 3 went to Bunting with Smith labouring to find his form, Smith started to play like we know he can in the 4th set and with some magical finishing takes the set and the next, Bunting takes out 81 for a 12 darter in the first leg of the 6th set, Smith follows with a 161 out to level, then Bunting sets up double 8 with a 171 and his 8th maximum in the 4th leg to checkout on double 16 and take a great victory, both players averaged over 100 per throw and the match had 118 scores of 100 and over including 8 maximums from each player.

Photograph: Barney congratulates Lewis on his 9 dart game.

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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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