By John Lowe, Jun 22 2015 08:02AM
Benito van de Pas became the first player to beat Michael Van Gerwen in European competition this year when he knocked him out of the International Darts Open in Riesa Germany, Benito carried on his winning run to the final where he lost to Michael Smith by 6 legs to 3. This was Smith's second win on the PDC Tour and he picked up £25,000 for his brilliant effort.
Photograph: Smith on the left and Benito van de Pas.
By John Lowe, Jun 20 2015 08:26AM
Just seven days to go to the inaugural Bet Vision Norwich Charity Darts Masters at the Norwich F.C. Ground, the four players taking part are: Eric Bristow, Keith Deller, Peter Manley and myself, the event is being organised and run by Lord Russell Baker of little Moulton who donates much of his time to helping charitable organisations within Norfolk, the ones who will benefit from this event are:
East Anglia Childrens Hospices.
Star Thorowers Cancer Care.
Norfolk Cummunity Foundation.
Grant-Giving Scheme for local Communities.
Norfolk Accident Rescue Services.
The draw for the big event of the night has been made:
Eric Bristow v Keith Deller John Lowe v Peter Manley
Paul Booth will be host presenter and Master of Ceromonies and John Fowler will be the official Referee.
If you want to be a part of this great event and maybe play against one of the Legends, you can, there are still some tickets available, details on the poster, don't forget to bring your darts ! join us on the 27th at Norwich F.C. and enjoy a night to remember and be proud you are helping such worthy causes.
By John Lowe, Jun 16 2015 07:04AM
England duo Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis beat Scotland's Gary anderson and Peter Wright to win the bwin World Cup of Darts in Germany, the final produced the match everyone had been waiting for, high scoring, high finishing and anything but predictable, Taylor defeated Wright in the first singles match 4-0 with an average of 113. Anderson responds for Scotland beating Lewis 4-1 with another ton plus average, the pairs match that followed went all the way and it was left to Taylor to take out 101 in the deciding 7th leg to take england into the lead. Taylor then faced Anderson in the singles round and it was the Scotsman who pulled out all the stops to win 4-1 and level the score at 2-2, match 4 was Lewis v Wright, Lewis hit top form to take the match 4-1 and give England a 3-2 victory and the World Cup for the 3rd time in 4 years.
Photograph: England celebrate their win in Germany.
By John Lowe, Jun 14 2015 07:41AM
Some interesting news from David Brook in Thailand, he writes.................
Did you know August 2015 has 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays, this happens only once every 823 years and the Chinese say it is very very lucky they call it "Silver Pockets Full" maybe it will bring a little luck your way.
By John Lowe, Jun 14 2015 07:37AM
The bwin World Cup of Darts continued with expected wins for England, Scotland, Netherlands, Australia, Belgium and Germany, all winning their matches 2-0, the only match to go to the deciding doubles stage was between Hong Kong and the Republic of Ireland, many would say it was the most exciting match of the tournament so far, the event will come to a conclusion today, the quarter final matches being played this afternoon: Belgium v Australia, Scotland v Hong Kong, England v Germany, Northern Ireland v Netherlands, maybe we will see the competition become more intense with the doubles coming into play, so far it has been a cake walk for the top teams, so much so they could have stayed out until the top 8 stage letting the other Nations play off to decide who would face them, just a thought from a arm chair viewer.
Photograph: Germany celebrate victory over Austria.
By John Lowe, Jun 13 2015 07:08AM
The bwin World Cup (I prefer to call it the World pairs) a description easier to understand the format and the boundries available, started in Eissporthalle, Germany yesterday and there wasn't any surprises, Spain, Japan,England and Germany all whitewashed their opponents 5-0, Austria beat the Czech Republic 5-2, Gibralter beat Italy 5-1 Australia beat Russia 5-1 and Belgium beat Philappines 5-2, if I don't sound very enthusiastic I am sure you will understand, I am not, I don't understand why the PDC need this event, it will inevitably be the same players reaching the finals we have seen for weeks and weeks on our TV screens. Day two produced a little more excitment when Hong Kong put Wales out 5-3, Canada lost to New Zealand 4-5, Sweden went out to Hungary 5-2 and South Africa beat Finland 5-4, the Republic of Ireland whitewashed Poland 5-0 and Scotland's duo Gary Anderson and Peter Wright pulled no surprises when they put America out 5-2. The holders of the Cup representing the Netherlands Michael Van Gerwen and Raymong Van Barnaveldt remarkably droped 2 legs in their 5-2 win over Thailand, the second round starts today and should throw up a couple of decent matches Northern Ireland v New Zealand, Belgium v Spain come to mind but it will mainly be a procession of the top teams to the next round.
Photograph: Hong Kong celebrate beating Wales.
By John Lowe, Jun 10 2015 06:56AM
This was done in a TV event in the 80's at Yorkshire TV in Leeds, still the only time back to back maximum Bull shots in the history of the sport.
Paste in your browser and take a look.
By John Lowe, Jun 8 2015 07:02AM
Michael Van Gerwen made it 4 successive PDC European Tour event wins in 2015 when he won the Dutch Darts Masters last night, after beating Dave Chisnall to reach the quarter finals, things then became a little tougher, a close 6-5 win against Mervyn king followed by a semi-final win against Terry Jenkins with the same score, Justin Pipe was waiting in the final after wins against Josh Payne and Jamie Caven, the final however was a one sided affair MVG was in a ruthless mood and Pipe had no answer, 6 legs and it was over and Van Gerwen had won his second straight Dutch Masters Title in front of 5,000 adoring fans.
The question everyone is asking in world darts, who can stop MVG, will he carry on and dominate the sport like Taylor did for so long? at the moment he is clearly enjoying his darts, playing in every event possible, the more he beats players and wins titles the more fear will replace respect from his opponents making him even harder to beat, it is going to be interesting to see how many more titles he can make his own before the end of 2015.
Photograph: MVG consoles Justin Pipe after his 6-0 win.
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
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.
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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.