NOT SO MIGHTY MIKE
By John Lowe, Dec 19 2015 08:34AM
Mighty Michael Van Gerwen was given the shock of his darting life by Rene Eidams at Ally Pally last night, after winning the first 2 sets 3-0 and looking like he was going to be on his Christmas break in a few minutes, everything changed, Eidams staged an amazing come back winning 6 of the next 7 legs and taking the match to the last set, and he wasn't done there, they traded legs until it was 2-2 and at that point the tie break came into force, one player had to win by 2 legs clear, MVG knew he was on the verge of going out and the vast audience at the Palace sensed something specially was happening, well, it wasn't special by MVG's standards but he produced 2 solid legs to scramble over the finishing line no doubt thanking his lucky stars.
Kyle Anderson played superb against Brendon Dolan beating him 3-0. David Pallett was not in any awe of KimHuybrechts and matched him dart for dart, saving the best for last going out on 121 to win the match.
Christian Kist put Justin Pipe out 3-0 in a match that was one sided to say the least, Pipe just didn't turn up, a surprise for someone who always gives a good account.
John Henderson went out to Darren Webster 3-1, Mark Webster continued his run of form against Mick McGowan winning 3-0.
But the night belonged to Michael Van Gerwen who had to dig deep into his reserves to beat the young German player Rene Eidams.
Photograph: MVG shows the look of a man greatful to get his match over.
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.