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By John Lowe, Jul 7 2015 08:21AM

The World Matchplay will commence at the Winter Gardens on July 18th and finish on July 26th, Phil Taylor is bidding to win his 8th consequtive Matchplay Title, if that is not remarkable then his 15 wins in this event since it's introduction in 1994 most certainly is, the only other previous winner of the Match Play in the field is James Wade.

Full draw and bracket for the Match Play:

BetVictor World Matchplay

First Round Draw & Draw Bracket

Michael van Gerwen (1/12) v Benito van de Pas (7/1)

Justin Pipe (1/2) v Jamie Lewis (13/8)

Simon Whitlock (4/5) v Jelle Klaasen (Evs)

Ian White (5/4) v Stephen Bunting (8/13)

Peter Wright (4/7) v Kim Huybrechts (11/8)

Mervyn King (4/6) v Andrew Gilding (6/5)

Adrian Lewis (1/12) v Joe Murnan (7/1)

Michael Smith (2/7) v Gerwyn Price (11/4)

Phil Taylor (1/20) v John Henderson (9/1)

Raymond van Barneveld (1/5) v Andy Hamilton (7/2)

Dave Chisnall (2/7) v Jamie Caven (11/4)

Robert Thornton (8/11) v Keegan Brown (11/10)

James Wade (1/4) v Kyle Anderson (3/1)

Brendan Dolan (10/11) v Vincent van der Voort (10/11)

Gary Anderson (1/8) v Steve Beaton (5/1)

Terry Jenkins (4/11) v Mensur Suljovic (11/5)

Betting odds by Bet Victor.

Prize Fund:

Winner: £100,000

R/Up 50,000

S/F 27,000

Q/F 17,500

S/R 10,000

F/R 5,000

Total: £450,000

Full coverage will be on SKY Sports TV.

Photograph: Phil Taylor bidding for his 16th Match Play Title.

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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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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.

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the life of John Lowe forever: 13/10/1984

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