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By John Lowe, Dec 23 2014 08:41AM

We all know how well Michael Smith can perform especially on the treble 20 bed, well, last night he needed all his armoury to defeat seasoned world championship player Mensur Soljovic, it was one if not the best match of the tournament so far,

Smith won the battle of the maximums with 9 in the 20 legs played, but Soljovic outscored Smith in the ton plus table hitting 53 tons and over to Smiths 42, Suljovic also had the best average at 98-91 to Smiths 97-47 and he had the best checkout average 60% to Smiths 50%, so how did he lose 3 sets to 1 ? only those who watched this enthraling game will know, all 4 sets went 3-2, it was those extra maximums by Smith that brought him to the double at the crucial stage of three sets, Set 2 = 180 - 140 out, Set 3 = 180 - 68 out, Set 4 = 180 - 76 out on the bull, Smith won the match but it takes 2 good players to make a great match and Suljovic was quite superb.

I could have said at the begining I told you so, the bookmakers had the favourites and they got it right, maybe a little scare in the first match when Jammie Caven needed all 5 sets to go through 3-2 against Jason Hogg, but Barney made short work of baby faced Roby John Rodrigruez 3-0 taking out not 1 but 2 maximum finishes of 170, and Brendan Dolan cooly took out Nolan Arendse 3-0. But for me the night belonged to Mensur and Michael a match worthy of any World championship.

Barney takes out two maximum finishes of 170

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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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