SPANISH DELIGHT AT THE PALACE
By John Lowe, Dec 29 2014 09:26AM
The one thing this event produces year after year is maximum scores, yesterdays play produced 66 in total and to go with them drama of the highest quality, Cristo Reyes the Spanish plaer from Tenerife who caused a major upset when he beat Wes Newton the no 13 seed in the first round was at it again, this time his opponent was The Artist Kevin Painter, it took Reyes a while to find his form and at 3-1 down in sets he looked sure to be catching his flight back to the Reef, but Reyes held his nerve and found the doubles required to take the match to 3-3, he then produced a spell of magic hitting 2 maximums in the first leg of the set to break Painters throw, then took out 44 and 72 to seal another great victory.
Hamilton won the first set in his match with Australian Kyle Anderson, then Anderson took the next 2 sets and looked strong and comfortable in front of a packed Ally Pally, Hamilton had to call on his vast experience to win this one and sure enough he did 4-2.
Kim Huybrechts beat Ian white 4-3 in a repeat match of their meeting at the Palace last year, White wining that one.
Dean Winstanley and Darren Webster produced a great match for us TV viewers, it was like watching a drama unfold never sure what the outcome would be, Winstanley wins set 1 and 2, Webster wins the next 3, all of them going to 3-2 in legs that could have been reversed, Winstanley fights back to win the 6th set
and then held his nerve and produced the darts needed to make the victory his with 101 and 79 checkouts
Winstanley was quite emotional in his post match interview, and Webster had the right to feel a little let down.
Phil Taylor was not at his best beating Mark Webster 4-0 but he didn't have to be, his average of 101-92 was all down to clinical finishing, that is the most important factor to any player and Taylor has it by the bucket load.
Adrian Lewis and Keegan Brown, the Unicorn world youth champion produced even more drama, Brown wins the first set 1-3 with a 124 checkout on the Bull, Lewis wins the next with an 11 dart leg, Brown takes the lead at 2-1, then the next 3 sets all go 3-2 to Lewis and the victory, this match could so easily have been reversed, Lewis did hit some great finishes but Keegan never gave up, on this performance he will be a fine player for many years to come.
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.
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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.