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By John Lowe, Dec 13 2014 10:52AM

Looks like I stirred the pot a little yesterday when I questioned how USA representative at this years World Championships was selected, I like a little flutter on first round matches in particular and it would be silly if I did not check out who players I have not come across before have been performing, most are easy to trace through their country of origin organisations, the American Darts Organisation one of the largest would surely supply all for their player: Scott Kircher, I searched through all 1015 listed players in their rankings, top was Leonard Gates with 1312 points followed by Tom Sayer, Larry Butler and Jim Widmayer, it seemed like the list was never ending, I went through it twice thinking I had missed Scott somewhere but no, he wasn't in the list, so how did he manage to secure a place in the biggest darts event in the world under the banner of the USA? I put feelers out on twitter and Dartsunderground and it was not long before answers came flooding in, Scott had been selected to play by his sponsor Dartslive (owned by Sega) his criteria for selection was he had won the 2013 Championship on the soft tip board, I also learned that Dartslive and the PDC have some kind of associated link to promote the sport albeit they are not in the least the same discipline, It would appear Paul Lim received the same invitation to appear in the Worlds last year from Dartslive and he would have been playing no doubt this year if he hadn'd decided to move home to Singapore who he now represents, all interesting reading I thought. What intrigued me most was who is representing the USA at the championship ? it appears no one, they do not have a qualifying tournament with the PDC, that really shocked me after all those years of the NAO and the Dessert Classic run by the PDC in Las Vegas apparently all in vain and lost to soft tip, of course I ruffled a few feathers with my thoughts one guy saying I had nothing better to do with my time these days and I did question myself, had I made a mistake in asking such a simple straighforward question, it took me all of 30 seconds to decide I was right and justifiably so and more so why hadn't someone else asked the question ? of course it is the PDC's right to find their qualifying players for the tournament, this I did not question, it was my curiousity derived from wanting to place a little bet on the outcome of a match that uncovered the facts, did I like what I found ? NO I didn't I thought all players taking part in the World Championship qualified using the same dart board, the same throwing distence and the same discipine, I am sure Scott Kircher is a fine steel tip player and I wish him well, as for my little flutter, I will wait until the first round proper begins.

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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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About John Lowe

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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.

John Explains his darts set up
  • 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's Tips from the Top

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.

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30 seconds of John Lowe

A quick fire 30 seconds of John Lowe

John Lowe's Sporting Heros

John talks about his sporting heros

John's in depth career interview

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.

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John was Unicorns first World champion

John Lowe - The Throw 1978-2008

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.