"OLD STONEFACE" AVAILABLE
By John Lowe, Oct 11 2015 08:32AM
"Old Stoneface" yes, that's me, not sure who gave me that name but more than probable one of my opponents I had just beaten and he had noticed I had not broken a smile or wrinkled my forehead throughout the match, concentration being top of my list of priorities, in the early days of TV they did not stay for the presentation so they misseed out on the big grin even a smile when I was presented with the winning trophy and the all important cheque, Stoneface was acceptable but Old was not really in 1980, I guess I have grown into it and now when I consider myself old-ish it's easy to accept. Today's top darts players earn a fantastic living from the sport, anyone in the top 60 will have at least £100,000 prize money creditied to their name, when you add sponsorship from as many as five allowed by the PDC the income starts to go up considerably and so the fee's charged for appearances also reflect on a players capable earnings, I know of two players who ask for £8,000 for a exhibition and some who have never won a major title asking for £2,000 plus, when you add the cost of a MC and staging the fee can be double. Darts is so popular now that people want to see their favourite players in person in their City or Town and that' can only be good for the sport, promoting it at all levels particularaly spectator level. I am still enjoying playing exhibitions, I still refer to them as challenges, I could not turn up at an exhibition and throw darts that would be humiliating to myself and the people watching, when that happens I would know it's time to dissapear gracefully, I expect to lose a match or two, the standard of today's players even at lower levels and with the throw given to them make that more than a possibility, but I am there to play, to compete and to offer the challenge of playing against a three times world champion, after the darts I have plenty of stories from Leighton Rees in the 70's to Phil Taylor in the present time, in fact over 40 years of life on the Oche and many stories off it, my night of darts that inculudes 16 matches of 501 followed by 20 minutes of my life on the microphone will not cost you thousands, I do not charge a set fee but one that is tailored to suit your location and the size of the venue, non to large non to small, Interested ? then contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org availability from January 2016 onward.
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.