The World Stage 3 In France
By John Lowe, May 23 2013 11:46AM
The World Soft Tip Championship, stage 3, will be played in La Rochelle, Southern France, on the weekend of June 15 and 16, the organisers are claiming The World, to be the largest prize money event in the sport of darts, for you who do not know what soft tip darts is, this is a brief description, the darts are exactly the same as Steel Pointed darts, except the point is made of plastic, the darts board is also plastic, with holes in all segments, the player throws the dart, it enters one of the holes, and the dot matrix system forms a contact that selects the area hit, and deducts the score from the total of the game being played, this means markers and callers are not required, above the electronic machine housing the board is a video screen, should a player score 180, or 3 Bull's Eye's, the video will show fireworks erupting, or something spectacular that will show the audience that the player has scored one of the maximum scores available, the diference between standard dart boards and electronic ones, you have to pay to play Soft Tip, the machine takes coins, like any arcade machine, this can, and is in most cases used to fund the prize money, or the trophies presented to the participants, in the World Soft Tip Championship, the money is considerable, the first prize in France is £9000, I have long been a supporter of soft tip, my reasoning, it brings players into the sport, a lot of people will not play darts because they cannot subtract the scores, with soft tip, you do not have to do that, I have been invited to play in the France Championship, engagements permiting, I may accept.
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.