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By John Lowe, Jun 25 2015 09:01AM

For anyone who thinks dart playing is not a respected money earning profession then take a look at the story of the stats below, Michael Van Gerwen needs just £7,250 to reach the magic one Million mark, the top 8 players are around or above a quarter of a Million and 16th place player justin Pipe is on £191,250, all earned within the PDC 2 year ranking system, the prize fund goes down to the top 100 where Chris Dobey has £5,250, the incentive for players to reach the top have never been more encouraging, it may take quite a time for anyone to overtake Michael Van Gerwen at the top but when we take a look at the World Youth Champion of a year ago Keegan Brown and look how he has progressed in such a short time amassing £46,250 in prize money, changes at the top of the ladder are only a matter of time, it is not just earning the ranking money and sitting there comfortable knowing you are thousands of pound clear, it is when the two year period ends and money earned outside of that period is deducted, if you are not performing well at that time an inevitable drop down the table becomes a relaity, it's a challenge for the guys looking up and making their way up but it can be duanting for the players who know it's only a matter of time before they will be going down, a good system, but can be short term for some and the need to look after the finances they have is more than important.

Pos Name Prize Money

1 van Gerwen, Michael £992,750

2 Taylor, Phil £605,250

3 Anderson, Gary £584,000

4 Lewis, Adrian £433,000

5 Wright, Peter £365,250

6 Wade, James £291,250

7 Chisnall, Dave £248,250

8 Whitlock, Simon £248,000

9 Thornton, Robert £220,500

10 White, Ian £213,500

11 Dolan, Brendan £212,250

12 King, Mervyn £211,000

13 Jenkins, Terry £200,750

14 Smith, Michael £196,500

15 van Barneveld, Raymond £192,750

16 Pipe, Justin £191,250

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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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The next generation of players begins now.

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Beware of imitations, this is the John Lowe

World Champion Darts in Tungsten Titanium

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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.