MAXIMUMS AT THE MATCHPLAY
By John Lowe, Jul 24 2015 07:28AM
The first quarter finals of the World Matchplay in Blackpool produced a barrage of Maximums, 34 in total, the first match between Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price went to Wright 16-7, ex Rugby Player turned Dart Player Price could not find the form that knocked Adrian Lewis out in the previous round, he was visibly struggling against a very confident Wright who had a finishing average of 48%, both players hit 6 Maximums to the delight of the packed audience.
The second match between Michael Van Gerwen and Ian Wright was a thriller in every sense, White went into a 3-0 lead and extended it to 1-6, MVG stepped up a gear knowing if he didn't he would be on his way out of the tournament, the match leveled at 8-8, White set of again and opened a 2 leg lead 10-8, MVG responded and leveled once more 10-10, with his sights set on a semi-final place MVG takes the lead going 2 legs clear 12-10, White pulls him back and levels at 12-12, the audience are on their feet at this time, at 14-13 to MVG white misses D18 for a 108 checkout Gerwen hits D16 to move one leg away from victory, the saga didn't end there White surprisingly missed 7 darts at the double to level once more, MVG hits D20 and the match however close was his, this was a match worthy of the final, a total of 121 scores of 100 and over including 22 Maximums and 10 breaks of throw, a match to rank with any that has gone before.
Photograph: MVG wins one of the best matches ever played in the World Matchplay.
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.