MVG THE MILLION POUND MAN
By John Lowe, Jul 29 2015 08:45AM
What a long way we have come since those dark days of 1994, when we didn't know if the game we all loved would ever be the same, of course I relate to the world of professional darts and not the game played by millions in our pubs and club, darts for the professional was in melt down, we had just 2 tournaments of any value, the World Masters and the Embassy World Championship, we did what we had to do and left the only organising body of that time, we tried to look to the future but it was far from clear, now some 20 year on and our justifications are above question, the PDC Order of Merit published after the World Matchplay show how successful the Profesional Darts Council have become and how the member players have reaped the rewards, Michael Van Gerwen goes over the 1 Million pound mark and Ronny Huybrechts down in 40th place earns £50,000, the earnings are from tournaments over a 2 year period, when the anniversary of an event comes along money is deducted or increased depending on the players performance, Golf has used this system for many years and in particular for picking Ryder Cup players, it's not perfect, but that's for another time, let's celebrate the success.
1 Michael van Gerwen £1,059,750
2 Gary Anderson £585,500
3 Phil Taylor £510,250
4 Peter Wright £384,000
5 Adrian Lewis £339,500
6 James Wade £325,750
7 Dave Chisnall £246,250
8 Robert Thornton £239,000
9 Ian White £231,000
10 Simon Whitlock £226,500
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.
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.
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.