WHO IS THE WORLD CHAMPION?
By John Lowe, Jan 13 2015 11:21AM
The question on many peoples minds: who is the world darts champion ? I have had many messages asking that question, many answering it before I did, we have enjoyed 3 weeks of championship darts in the UK and around the world, the first on SKY TV the Satelite pay to view company, the second on BBC the UK's national network and whilst it is said we do not pay to view that is not really correct, we do pay a yearly license fee. The PDC world championship was a huge success on SKY and the eventual winner Gary Anderson was ceratainly the best player throughout, his average was 100 plus for the whole event. The BDO Lakeside championship on BBC contained some good matches but we must own up to the fact it also contained some dreadful matches, one player only managed an average of 46 per 3 darts, the eventual champion Scott Mitchell did play well throughout and the final against veteran Wollfy Adams was very entertaining. So how do I answer your question above? The answer is quite simple, if you watched the championship on SKY TV then Anderson is your world champion, if you do not have SKY and instead only watched the BBC tournament then Mitchell is your world champion, it really is that simple, if like myself you are a dart player of some 40 years experience, in my case professional then your approach is slightly more considerate, you watch matches, validate the quality of both players and the result, study the averages not only the scoring averages but also the finishing averages, as the tournament unfolds and the winning line gets ever closer your favourite is established, you do not pick someone just because he or she is your favourite, you do so because you know he or she will and does have a better chance than the rest, the SKY championship produced the best 2 players in the final, my choice was Anderson before the tournament started and I had no reason at any time throughout to change my mind, he was simply superb, the BDO Lakeside tournament ended with 2 reputable players in the final, I could not pick a winner at the start of the final and for most of it Adams looked to be in with a great opportunity to add to his other wins, the last set however was Mitchells. So both events are over for another year, now there will be calls for Anderson to play Mitchell to decide who is the world champion, that for me would be wrong, would Mitchell have reached the final of the PDC event ? I think not, would Anderson have reached the final of the BDO Lakeside event, I feel sure he would, with that in mind I have to say my world champion and champion of the world is without any doubt Gary Anderson, but I am sure there will be many out there who do not agree and we will spend another 12 months with ours and their's world champion.
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.