UNICORN CHALLENGE TOUR 2015
By John Lowe, Mar 22 2015 08:56AM
The Unicorn Challenge Tour for PDC associate members is proving to be a big success, over 200 players that cannot take part in the full tour in 2015 will have 16 events around the country throughout the year, the first 2 events held in wigan yesterday was won by Kirk Sheperd a former PDC World Finalist, and Colin Fowler, the prize fund in both events was £10,000, £2,000 going to the winner. The PDC are once again proving their intention to take the sport forward in coming years by providing the opportunity for so many players to compete and progress to the full tour, Unicorn are now official sponsors of the Challege tour, the Youth tour and the official dart board provider to the PDC, their commitment to the sport can only be admired and appreciated by us all. Two years ago I did champion for the Challenge tour to be set up after receiving many messages from players who did not qualify for the full tour, their dismay at going to Q School and missing out on a tour card was made worse by the ban imposed on any players who did take part, this ment they could not compete in BDO or PDC events on a regular basis, I must point out the BDO have since lifted the ban allowing BDO players to compete for their PDC Tour card and still play within the BDO framework, yes, common sense is at last prevailing, the structuring of the PDC now very strongly resembles the R&A of Golf, they have the main tour, the challenge tour and another tour for aspiring players trying to climb the laddder, the one thing they have that I feel sure would be beneficial to the PDC is the Open Amateur Event, many of the worlds foremost and must successful golfers have won the Amateur title along the way to greatness, another addition to the PDC list of organising events, I hope so.
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.