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SHOOT OUT AT THE SLAM

By John Lowe, Nov 16 2016 08:33AM

The final 16 places are now complete for the knockout stage of the Grand Slam at Wolves, in group B Gerwyn Price qualified with 4 points and a better leg winning total of +4, that left Robert Thornton and Dimitri Van den Bergh level on 4 points each and the same legs average, this produced the first 9 dart shoot out, Thorton came out the winner with a score of 345 to Bergh's 340, meaning Thornton would go through to the last 16 on a difference of just 5 points, probably the closest winning margin in any dart match in a major event.

Thornton will now go on to play reigning champion Michael Van Gerwen in the knockout stage, local Wolves player Jamie Hughs topped group G when James Wade lost 5-3 to Dave Chisnall, meaning Wade came second on leg difference,Chisnall was already eliminated.

Barney won group F with 3 wins out of 3, Danny Noppert second, Wright topped group C with Canada's Jeff Smith second, Whitlock eliminated.

Now the matches go to the best of 19 legs with no return for the loser.

Gerwyn Price v Brendan Dolan

Phil Taylor v Jeff Smith

Michael Van Gerwen v Robert Thornton

Peter Wright v Daryl Fitton

Jamie Hughs v Chris Dobey

Benito Van de Pas v James Wade

Gary anderson v Danny Noppart

Raymond Van Barnaveldt v Glen Durrant

Photograph: Robert Thornton wins the 9 dart shoot out.

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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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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.

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