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By John Lowe, Dec 22 2013 11:58AM

The list of top players out of the Ladbroke.com World championship is growing rapidly, the latest of the elite in the sport, the reigning champion Phil Taylor and now Andy Hamilton. Specualtion among the bookmakers is now favouring MVG to lift the title, the tipsters on SKY TV have not enjoyed a good event either, those left in the event all know this their chnce to pick up the biggest prize in the sport, not only the magnificent trophy, but a life changing amount of money, and a place in the Premier League of Darts, some of the players have experienced winning the world title, non more so that Ritchie Burnett, who dumped Andy Hamilton out in the last 32 with a powerful display, it may be 11 years since he won the title, but he know's what it will take to win again, of course MVG, Lewis and Barney are all eager to toe the oche and reach the final stages, for us the viewers it is one of the most interesting championships for a long time, we are all going with our favourite player/s left in, I like the look of Lewis, his smooth throwing against Dennis Smith was quite superb, and he appears to have slowed down a little giving him time to consider all options, will he be able to keep it up when the real prsure is on ? we can only wait and see. There are some very interesting matches ahead, and more heartache for many, it's game on at Ally Pally.

By John Lowe, Dec 17 2013 10:25AM

Shocks at Ally Pally and the Ladbrokes.com World Championships, well, not really, the truth is the top established players like Jenkins, Beaten and Baxter do not like the short first round format, they know they cannot let their concentration slip for a moment, even when a set in front, I winced when watching Baxter, he did not look as if he was enjoying being on the stage let alone playing in the Worlds biggest event, it was a shock to see him struggle and going out 3-0. Beaten looked visibly shocked when South African, Devon Peterson came from a set down to win the match 3 sets to 1, I can only think Jenkins defeat was as big a shock to him as us, especially after hitting a 9 dart leg. I have left Chissnell out of this line up of first round casualty's mainly because I honestly beleive he did deserve to win his match, his scoring was immpresive to say the least, 11 maximums, but a couple of missed doubles may prove to be a disaster, not only out of the world championship but maybe not in the Premier League. We still have quite a way to go in the first round and more surprises may await, the one thing that will be in the minds of contending players, these matches are there to be won, thy will never have a better chance to pull off the big win, especially with the first round format of best of 5 sets, first to 3 legs per set.

By John Lowe, Dec 7 2013 09:19AM

Anyone wishing to buy a signed copy of my Autobiography "Old Stoneface" must order before the 12th of December, I will not be able to guarantee delivery for christmas if ordered after that date, all detailf for payment and postage are on the poster, please make sure you leave your mailing address when making payment.

By John Lowe, Dec 7 2013 09:19AM

Anyone wishing to buy a signed copy of my Autobiography "Old Stoneface" must order before the 12th of December, I will not be able to guarantee delivery for christmas if ordered after that date, all detailf for payment and postage are on the poster, please make sure you leave your mailing address when making payment.

By John Lowe, Dec 2 2013 09:14AM

The Banner held high in the crowd said it all "I was there when Taylor lost" a rare sight indeed, Michael Van Gerwen made one of the best comebacks (if you can say 6-3 down a comeback) in the sport, the truth is Taylor only managed to win one more leg in the match, losing 11-7. It has been said many times, to beat Taylor you have to take out every finish on offer, and that's exactly what MVG did, the final match averages read: MVG 102-45 Taylor 102-64, so nothing in it there, the statistic that was more telling. MVG break of throw 3, Taylor break of throw 1, those two extra breaks turned a 3 leg deficit into a 4 leg win, a great win for MVG. Next event later this month, The Ladbroke.com World Championship from Ally Pally, I wonder if the guy with the banner will hold it up again, or will it be back in the attic for a while? a fascinating thought that keeps us all watching.

By John Lowe, Dec 1 2013 09:13AM

What a difference a few legs can make ! The Players championship came alight last night at Butlins, Minehead, and I am sure it was all down to the longer best of 17 leg format, no losing player could say they lost because they didn't have time to defend a lead. Match of the round Lewis v MVG, at 6-3 to Lewis I was thinking he would not let this one go, but MVG had other thoughts, stepped up a gear and produced 6 legs of quality darts, Lewis was gracious in defeat applauding MVG for a supper come back, these two players really do entertain us with their darts ability, I hope the ranking table changes soon so we can see them both progress into the semi finals before they have to meet, the averages for the match Lewis 104 MVG 107, only Taylor beating them by a small margin 107-85 in his win over Wright, Wes Newton was very impressive against Beaten, throwing in a more relaxed style that produced 5 x 180 in a very convincing win, todays top eight are: MVG V Newton. White V Hamilton. Anderson V Pipe. Barney V Taylor. One last statistic: Yesterday produced 43 Maximums over 106 legs of darts.

By John Lowe, Nov 30 2013 09:39AM

The Players Championship at Butlins, Minehead started yesterday in what can only be described as Fast, the no tie break format meant some matches seemed to terminate sooner than finish knowing the better player had won by two legs, Wade, Kellett and Jones became victims to the format, just one dart at the bullseye before the match to decide who would throw first. Hamilton provided the first round excitement, 501 down to Part and he wins 5 in a row, Taylor defeated Nicholson 6-2 in a encounter that is becoming increasingly one sided, MVG wins 601 against Jamie Lewis in what seemed like seconds, and Thornton had the top average of the round 104 showing his consistency. The second round matches have throw out some tasty pairings indeed, MVG V Lewis, Thornton V Barney and Klassen V Anderson, the pick for me, the best of 17 legs format will mean the players can relax a little when going behind, but they will still treat it a race to 9 legs, which could mean in the Klassen/Anderson match 30 mins at the most.

By John Lowe, Nov 27 2013 03:34PM

"Old Stoneface" my autobiography in paperback, with a new updated chapter, limited number available, Christmas orders must be made before December 11th. Orders in Uk and Ireland £10, International £12, all books signed by myself with any message you may want, Pay direct to jloweprodart@aol.com at Paypal.

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.

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About John Lowe

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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

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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.

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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 Explains his darts set up
  • 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's Tips from the Top

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.

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The next generation of players begins now.

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Beware of imitations, this is the John Lowe

World Champion Darts in Tungsten Titanium

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30 seconds of John Lowe

A quick fire 30 seconds of John Lowe

John Lowe's Sporting Heros

John talks about his sporting heros

John's in depth career interview

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.

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John was Unicorns first World champion

John Lowe - The Throw 1978-2008

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.