Manchester - View Point
By John Lowe, Mar 15 2013 10:18AM
Well, my thoughts about last nights PL, and the crowd (not all of them I add) really stoked up a few fires, Facebook, and Twitter messages coming well into the night, I like most of you, sat at home and watched, but I did get reports from the venue, and they where not nice, I admire the way the PDC and SKY carried on with the production, it would have been disastrous to stop, and for the record, many years ago at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham, I was playing Cliff Lazarenko in the final of the BDO Dry Blackthorn Cider tournament, it was live on ITV, and there was 2000 people present, Blackthorn put the Cider on at just 50p per pint, a recipe for disaster, and it all kicked off half way through the final, Tony Green was the Caller, and he wanted to stop the match, both me and Cliff though it better to play on, keeping the TV Camera's on the match, and not the crowd, who where going at it big time, it worked, security managed to control the trouble, and when we finished the final it was all over, so you see guys, it does not matter who the organisers are, the problem will always be Alcohol, and the minority who let's face it cannot handle it, to top it all, bring two sets of football fans from the same City together in a confined space, and you have the right mix for mayhem, darts fans do not need segregating, sadly football fans do, and are, I just hope the guys who orchestrated last nights disturbance, have been photographed, and will be refused permission to any remaining, or future PL events, we can all keep quite, pretend it is not a problem, or we can face up to the fact, and do something about it, if nothing is seen to be done, I fear for the future, and the saftey of the real fans, who will begin to stay away.
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.