The Future of Darts
By John Lowe, Feb 26 2013 03:11PM
I am enjoying a tour of the Emerald Isle at this moment, a little sightseeing mixed with exhibition darts, the enthusiasm for darts in Ireland is right up there, not every pub has a dart board, so you have to Google the area you are in, and you have to remember there are a lot of pubs in Ireland, some catering for Music, some for Food, some just for a fine pint of Guinness, one thing is for sure, you will be made welcome, a Irish welcome, on Sunday night I was playing a exhibition at the Corner House, Dumdrum, Co Dublin, my night coincided with a 21st Birthday party, and the pub was rammed, the first match at the darts, was between two young guys, both a little over 3 feet tall, they played non stop for at least a hour, and I almost had to bribe them to let me have a prctise, when the time came for the match, they shook my hand and gave me the "we are going to beat you" look, they kicked off over one leg of 101, I was on the obligatory 501, well, we exchanged a few scores, I was creeping close to the finish, in fact 50 remained, centre Bull, or Cork, the youngsters had made their way to the Mad House, D1, it was their turn, and they didn't need more than one dart, staright into the middle of the target area, the crowd went mad, the guy's turned to me and offered out their hands, which I duly shook quite firmly, neither of these two youngsters could reach the board to retrieve their darts, they had to climb on to a stool, or rely on dad to get them, I had to tell you this story, and show you the two youngsters as they stood either side of me, on two stools, the future of darts ? we will have to wait and see.
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.