TOP TWO TO PLAY FINAL
By John Lowe, Jan 2 2017 08:42AM
Gary Anderson will play Michael Van Gerwen in tonight's final of the William Hill World Championship at Ally Pally, Yesterdays semi-finlas saw Anderson beat Peter Wright 6-3, the match was level at 3 sets each, then anderson set off on a run of 8 straight legs to seal the match and a place in the final.
The Second semi-final between Raymond Van Barnaveldt and Michael Van Gerwen was at times breathtaking, Barney took the first set 3-0 with finishes of 107, 131, and 96, Gerwen leveled, Barney took the 3rd set hitting his 6th maximum, again Gerwen leveled, and did not drop another set even though Barney had a losing average of 109.34 a record on TV, Van Gerwen also set a new winning record of 114.05, he hit 15 maximums to Barney's 14, it was a match for the history books, it was not good, it was magnificent in every possible way, commentator John Part summed it up when he said " I trust people watching who do not know darts, will not think a game so difficult to play is this easy".
Tonight the World's Top two players will play the final, and what a final we have in prospect, Gerwen desperately trying to add the title he so badly want's, Anderson bidding to win it for the third straight year.
Photograph: Van Gerwen offers his hand at the end of the match to his fellow countryman Raymond Van Barnaveldt.
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.