WORLD MATCHPLAY BLACKPOOL
By John Lowe, Jul 18 2016 07:16AM
The event reckoned by many to be the best darts event on the calendar is well underway in Blackpool, a Seaside Resort on the North West Coast of England, the leg format as apposed to sets, produces the best player from every match, it can also produce some embarrassing results.
Day one: The ever improving Kyle Anderson opened the days play with a 10-4 win over Vincent Van der Voort, Robert Thornton beat Josh Payne 10-7, the defending champion and world number 1 Michael Van Gerwen opened hid defence of the title with a whitewash of Jamie Caven 10-0, and a 105.85 average, the man means business, Dave Chisnall beat Benito Van de Pas 10-7.
Day Two: Mensur Siljovic beat Stephen Bunting in the days opener 10-8, Gerwyn Price beat Kim Huybrects 10-8, Terry The Bull Jenkins beat Justin Pipe 10-7 and Ian White knocked Daryl Gurney out 10-2.
The evening session produced the first major shock of the tournament, Mervyn King put highly fancied James Wade out 10-5,Adrian Lewis restored order defeating Mark Webster 10-6, World Champion Gary Anderson lost his first leg to Alan Noris, but he didn't lose another 10-1, Anderson looking good, last match of day 2, Peter Wright beat Joe Cullen 10-5.
Photograph: Gary Anderson.
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.