THIRTY ONE YEARS AGO TODAY
By John Lowe, Oct 13 2015 09:32AM
It was around 2-45pm, the Fulcrom Centre in Slough was packed, it was the MFI World Matchplay Darts quarter final, the match between Keith Deller and myself had not been going long, both of us were in fine form and I expected a tough match from Keith, I had settled in and was feeling good with my throw and the throw itself, I was looking for the chance to break the throw and take a lead, I didn't have any other thoughts in my mind, then a little magic happened, my first dart landed in the T20 the second followed by it's side and the third hit the same target "One Hundred and Eighty" rang out from Freddy Williams our caller, my second throw was identical and another "One Hundred and Eighty" echoed around the Fulcrum, it was now I thought of all the times I had prepared for this moment I was left with 141, my turn came and I started with the first dart right in the T17 leaving 90, my second dart in the T18, leaving D18, the third and most important left my hand and before it hit the target my arm was raised in celebration, the first ever 9 dart game of 501 on Television had been achieved, the whole audience stood and appluaded for what seemed like hours, it is 31 years ago today and I remember it like it was yesterday, it was a life changing moment for John Lowe and a history making day for the Sport of Darts, to watch click on the 9 dart link.
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.
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.
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.