By John Lowe, Jun 7 2015 12:21PM
Dutch Darts Masters 2015
Evenementenhal, Venray, Netherlands
Sunday June 7
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm BST)
David Pallett 5-6 Jamie Caven
Ian White 3-6 Kim Huybrechts
Nathan Aspinall v Justin Pipe
Michael Smith v Josh Payne
Kyle Anderson v Steve Beaton
Brendan Dolan v Terry Jenkins
Simon Whitlock v Mervyn King
Michael van Gerwen v Dave Chisnall
Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm BST)
Jamie Caven v Kim Huybrechts
Aspinall/Pipe v Smith/Payne
Anderson/Beaton v Dolan/Jenkins
Whitlock/King v van Gerwen/Chisnall
Some interesting matches on finals day of the Dutch Darts Masters, Caven and Huybrechts already through, can Kyle Anderson break through to the late stages of a big event, can Jenkins shake off his tag of of always the bridesmaid, will Chisnall derail the world number one Michael Van Gerwen, all matches are best of 11 legs, tournament purse: £115,000.
By John Lowe, Jun 3 2015 07:05AM
Off to Grantham today, it's the Turkey Golf Day and guess what's for dinner ? no, not Chicken, been doing this event for donkey's years, a very special day of raising money for The Peter Alliss Wheelchair Foundation and after the golf we present the chairs which are specially chosen to suite the persons needs receiving it, and yes, it's Turkey for dinner !! This photograph was a presentation a few years ago. A few well know faces, Peter Alliss, Freddie Trueman, Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Henry Cooper, Tony Knowles, Willie Thorne, and next to myself the World Snooker Champion 2015 Stuart Bingham.
By John Lowe, May 31 2015 07:47AM
"Old Stoneface" the poster designed by Brian Gibson.
By John Lowe, May 31 2015 07:43AM
Saturday the 6th June will be challenge "Old Stoneface" in Ross on Wye, everyone welcome details on the poster.
By John Lowe, May 31 2015 07:36AM
The Unicorn Challenge Tour set up for players who did not qualify for the Pro-Tour enkoyed a double header at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan yesterday, the first event of the day with 170 players taking part was won by 2 times Lakeside semi-finalist Jan Dekker who whitewashed Kurt Parry 5-0 to pick up the winners check for £2,000. In the second event of the day it was Matt Clark who defeated Richie Corner 5-2 in the final, Dekker made good progress to complete the days double loosing out to Clark in the semi-final.
By John Lowe, May 30 2015 07:07AM
Michael Van Gerwen made it three Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters wins in a row when he beat Phil Taylor 11-8 in the final, early in the day MVG played Adrain Lewis in a superb semi-final, both players scored heavily and both missed doubles throughout the match, non more so that Lewis's miss at D16 to go 2 legs clear at 8-7, Lewis did take the match to 10-9 but had to watch MVG hit a 174 and then D20 to seal his place in the final.
Phil Taylor played Gary Anderson in his semi-final, Anderson just did not turn up losing 7 legs in a row when 1-1, at 9-3 to Taylor you could say there was no way back and the inevitable happened, Taylor winning 11-3.
The final see-sawed between the two players, there was a lot of drama and tension in the first 16 legs, missed doubles from both players but in particular Taylor who could have opened a 3 leg lead, sadly for Taylor missed doubles proved to be very costly when he missed tops to make it 10-9 and with one leg needed to retain the title MVG finished it off in clinical fashion and becomes the only winner of the Dubai Masters since it's inception in 2013.
The Mercedes CLA 250 Sport on offer to the player who could hit the perfect 9 dart game remained on it's stand.
Photograph: MVG retains his Dubai Master.
By John Lowe, May 29 2015 08:36AM
The Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters started in fine form for Adrian Lewis and Stephen Bunting who luanched he event with a superb match that could have gone either way, the match was level all the way and at 9-8 bunting missed the Bull, D8 and D4 to win the match, Lewis steps in and hits D8 to take the game to a decider, Lews hits his 5th maximum and D8 to snatch victory a disappointed Bunting who recorded 11 maximums.
Gary Anderson and James Wade continued where Lewis and Bunting left off with another high scoring game, only 1 leg seperated the pair until it reached 9-8 to Anderson who took out 147 to seal a 10-8 victory.
Phil Taylor was looking to record his first win ever in Dubai against Peter Wright and he did so in style, Wright hung on to Taylor until the 8th leg when it was all square, it was 6 legs before he won another and not enough to worry Taylor who hit D16 to win 10-5.
Top of the bill was the Dutch pairing of MVG and Barney, this was another thriller for the Dubai crowd, at 8-8 it was begining to look like anyones match, both players missing doubles and breaking each others throw, but it was MVG who managed to cross the line first winning 10-8 and keeping his unbeaten run in Dubai alive.
The semi-finals will be the best of 21 legs:
Anderson V Taylor
Van Gerwen V Barnaveldt
The final will also be best of 21 legs.
Photograph: The world's tallest building Burj Khalifa in Dubai, taken by myself last year.
By John Lowe, May 28 2015 11:21AM
The inaugural Rugby Am Darts Dazzler will take place at the Frontier Club Batley, 16 players from Rugby League will competer with 8 seasoned darts professionals in a Pro-Am event, all proceeds will go to Rugby Grass Root Organising Bodies, the draw for the 16 matches is:
John Walton and Leon Pryce Hull FC V v Dennis Priestly and Scott Murrell - Halifax
Keith Deller and Luke Gale Castleford v Daryl Fitton and Jamis Jones - Buchanen
Bobby Geore and Danny Duston v Wayne Mardle and Earl Crabtree Huddersfield
John Lowe and Alex Rowe- Batley v Ted Hankey and Wayne Goodwin - Dewsbury
John Walton and Chev Walker v Dennis Priestly and Darren Dazzler Milburn
Keith Deller and Jordan Coultate v Daryl Fitton and Danny McGuire - Leeds
Bobby George and Eddie Battye v Wayne Mardle and Danny Kirmond
John Lowe and James Donaldson v Ted Hankey and Danny Maun - Hunslet.
The whole night will be filmed for rugby Am and Sky News will be in attendance.
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.