By John Lowe, Mar 6 2017 09:56AM
My "Let's Play Darts for Macmillan nurses Tour " is proving to be a great success, after 3 shows we have a running total of over £4,000.00, on Saturday night at the Bull in Whitwell we raised £1,200.00 and everyone enjoyed doing so, these nights have become fun nights, everyone joining in, the dart players all wearing their Macmillan Dart shirts, playing with Macmillan Flights, the standard of play is also good, I am enjoying the challenge and more so helping such a great voluntary cause Macmillan Cancer Support. The pics tell the story.
By John Lowe, Mar 6 2017 09:42AM
The first flat race of the season takes place at Doncaster Race course on the 1st of April, The Lincoln Meeting, I will be taking part in the Evans Halshow Citroen Sponsored 9 Dart Challenge, taking on all comers in between races, anyone beating me will have the chance to go on and win tickets for the Betway Premier League of Darts, I will be in the Grandstand Hall from 1-30pm, come along and have a go, who know's you may do it, in fact you can, you have a good advantage, I only throw 6 darts to your 9, if you total more than me, you are through.
By John Lowe, Feb 21 2017 12:42PM
SWX Club in Bristol will host a Legends show on the 24th June 2017, and it promises to be a real party, the darts will start at 6pm followed by music and dancing until the early hours, it's quite a while since I played Bristol, so looking forward to meeting with some old friends, buy your tickets now to get the reduced rate, and don't forget your darts, you may need them.
By John Lowe, Feb 19 2017 11:08AM
My "Let's Play Darts for McMillan Nurses Tour" resumes today at The Malta Inn Harpenden, after the initial date in December at Offlay Club, when £1,118-00 was raised by 65 people, we took a break for the festive season and a Holiday, now we start again with a series of 6 events over the next few months, McMillan Nurses are a voulantary organisation that give 24 hour care to Cancer Sufferes, they do a magnificent job, and the UK would be a lot worse off without them, I have not been surprised at the support this tour is receiving, but have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the people who attend the exhibitions, my fellow professionals are also contributing, Cliff Lazarenko, Eric Bristow, Keith Deller, Dennis Priestly and Bob Anderson have all commited to joining me at venue's in the future, Unicorn Products have made the McMillan Dart Flight, and every penny from the sales will go to the charity, The Holiday Inn Markyate are providing rooms, also The Bell at Codicote, FFS are a main sponsor, and many others have commited, DIY SOS TV Star Billy Byrne is making a special appearance at Digswell, this will certainly add to the success of the show, and Big Dave Talliss is giving his time to MC the shows Free, the journey begins today at The Malta, and there is no limit to the number of exhibitions we will arrange, we do have a special day on the 28th of August, when we will swap the darts for Golf Clubs, 30 teams will take part in my charity Golf classic at The Chesterfield Golf Club in Derbyshire, this will be sponsored by NOVA TOURS and I am sure we will raise considerable funds for McMillan, I will keep you updated with our progress, if you would like to join us by way of booking an exhibition, then contact me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By John Lowe, Feb 15 2017 09:09AM
I took delivery of my Unicorn Smartboard this week, and I have to say it's a superb product, I have an Eclipse HD2 Traditional Board in my office, the Board used in all PDC Tournaments on Telivision, the clearest Dart Board in production today, my game has improved in recent months and I would like to think that's down to me, but in all honesty it is down to the modern board which does have larger target area's down to the razer thin wires, the Smartboard was never intended to replace the HD2, it is a Board made to bring social Darts back for everyone, it compliments any surrounding with it's striking colours, and the beauty of it is, you do not have to write down the scores, you connect the board to your tablet/phone by an App, sellect the game you want to play, and off you go, you can play a variety of games, all you have to remember is to press the smartbutton with your dart after each players turn, you can use any darts, any weight, and the board is smart enough to tell you when to turn it. For the first time in many long years I have put a Dart Board in my living area, albeit the Bar, it's almost finished, but I could not resist showing you the progress
By John Lowe, Feb 10 2017 09:11AM
Week 2 of the Premier League in nottingham produced plenty of legs for the spectators, no less than 53, Lewis beat Chisnall 7-2 and looks to be in good form, although he says he is not playing well, Chisnall is pointless after 2 weeks, Wade and Taylor drew 6-6, a fair result in a even match, Anderson beat Klaasen 7-3, Wright lost to Van Gerwen 7-3, and it could have been 7-0 but for 3 missed darts by Gerwen, but credit to Wright for pulling back from a near whitewash to take 3 legs, Huybrects drew 6-6 with Barney in game that saw each player swop the lead a few times, a draw was a fair result.
Everyone knows I do not like draw's and think they should not happen, they make the matches dull, flat, and meaningless, one more leg would make all the difference to the match, and all the difference to the spectators who pay good money to see a winner.
Photograph: Van Gerwen takes out 170.
By John Lowe, Feb 9 2017 12:35PM
When my good friend Gary Ewington asked if I would join with him and raise funds for the McMillan Nurses, I had no hesitation saying yes, Gary has been a cancer patient for a few years, he has had countless operations, many sleepless nights not knowing what tomorrow may bring, he recognises the support McMillan give to people like him, and he want's to give something back, so here we are, the first show will be at the Malta Inn Harpendon on the 19th Fabruary, then we maove on to the Bull, Knebworth RBL and the Swan, all on the poster, we will launch the McMillan Dart Flight, made exculsively by Unicorn all proceeds will go to the charity, we have FFC on board, and Holiday Inn, but we have plenty of room for more affiliate sponsors, so if you would like to join us in our efforst to raise much needed funds, either by booking a show at your outlet, or providing raffle and auction prizes, a meal for four, a coach trip, a four ball at your golf club, a holiday, anything and everything will be appriceiated, then contact me at: email@example.com
By John Lowe, Jan 3 2017 08:33AM
Michael Van Gerwen was crowned William Hill World Darts Champion at Ally Pally last night, the final between Van Gerwen and the defending Champion Gary Anderson proved all it had been billed up to be, sets racked up quickly from 2 players with almost identical throwing speed, maximums came like rainfall, 42 of them, 22 going to Anderson, the first 4 sets shared before Van Gerwen opened a 4 set lead, Anderson pulled a set back making it 6-3, the 10th set was level at 2 legs each, but when the chance came to MVG to add the most pretigious title of all to the 25 he had already won in 2016 he did not make any mistake, taking out 85 on the centre Bull. As finals go this will be ranked one if not the best, both players reaching height's not thought possible a few years ago, a wonderful advertisment for our sport from 2 exceptional players.
Photograph: Michael Van Gerwen lifts the trophy he so desperately wanted, Champion of the World.
9 Dart Game
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
30 year anniversary 9 dart interview
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.
John Explains his darts set up
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.
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.
John's Tips from the Top
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John talks to Tungsten Tales and explains his practise routine before a match and why he does it his way.
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The next generation of players begins now.
30 seconds of John Lowe
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.
John Lowe's Sporting Heros
A quick fire 30 seconds of John Lowe
John's in depth career interview
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
6 perfect bulls
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 Lowe - The Throw 1978-2008
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.