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By John Lowe, Jun 10 2013 07:17AM

Phil Taylor won his 5th UK Open Title in Bolton last night, proving to many, he is not past his best, beating Andy Hamilton in the final 11-4 with a average of 106, proved he is still right there with the best, Hamilton was a little fortunate to be in the final, Barney missing with 6 darts to go through to play Taylor was his good fortune, but that is what this tournament is all about, the FA Cup of Darts.

By John Lowe, Jun 9 2013 08:08AM

On my way to the Morpeth Comrades Club on Friday night, I called at the Joiners Arms, to have a practise, I was more than delighted when I stood on the Oche, and found to the left of me, this great photograph and tribute to my good friend, Sid Waddell, Sid sadly passed away last year after a long battle with cancer, and it is really nice to see the people of Morpeth, a town not far away from Sid's birthplace, Ashington, have recognised the value Sid made to the people of Northumberland, I thought I had to share it with you.

By John Lowe, Jun 1 2013 07:23AM

Members of the Mitford and District Mens League, will receive their end of season awards on Friday the 7th of June, from the Three Times Champion of the World, John Lowe, the night will start with John playing against 8 members over games of 501, then it will be the 180 awards presentation, only a few years ago this would not take longer than 3 minutes, but now the shout of 180eeeeeee can be heard at most league nights around the country, there are so many to present, it will act as a break for John before he resumes with the next 8 matches of exhibition challenge play, John will then present the main awards, tickets are available from the Morpeth Comrades Club, at £6 each, non league members are welcome to attend.

By John Lowe, May 23 2013 11:46AM

The World Soft Tip Championship, stage 3, will be played in La Rochelle, Southern France, on the weekend of June 15 and 16, the organisers are claiming The World, to be the largest prize money event in the sport of darts, for you who do not know what soft tip darts is, this is a brief description, the darts are exactly the same as Steel Pointed darts, except the point is made of plastic, the darts board is also plastic, with holes in all segments, the player throws the dart, it enters one of the holes, and the dot matrix system forms a contact that selects the area hit, and deducts the score from the total of the game being played, this means markers and callers are not required, above the electronic machine housing the board is a video screen, should a player score 180, or 3 Bull's Eye's, the video will show fireworks erupting, or something spectacular that will show the audience that the player has scored one of the maximum scores available, the diference between standard dart boards and electronic ones, you have to pay to play Soft Tip, the machine takes coins, like any arcade machine, this can, and is in most cases used to fund the prize money, or the trophies presented to the participants, in the World Soft Tip Championship, the money is considerable, the first prize in France is £9000, I have long been a supporter of soft tip, my reasoning, it brings players into the sport, a lot of people will not play darts because they cannot subtract the scores, with soft tip, you do not have to do that, I have been invited to play in the France Championship, engagements permiting, I may accept.

By John Lowe, May 20 2013 09:50AM

Michael Van Gerwen is on fire ! after winning the Premier League title on Thursday, MVG jetted off to Germany for the European Darts Open, he continued his run of fine form, reaching the final in quick time, where he defeated Simon Whitlock by 6 legs to 2, now everyone is asking, is this the end of Taylors supremacy ? is MVG the next force to be reckoned with ? he has won 8 titles in 2013, and was runner up in the World Championship, many believe he should have won that, after being 4-1 up, he has won over $700.000 this year so far, he fears no one, and more than anything he has learned how to get the job done, now his confidence is sky high, and the sky is his for the taking, with the British Open, World Matchplay, and the Grand Prix, coming up, who would bet against MVG adding more trophies to his collection, not me.

By John Lowe, May 20 2013 07:06AM

Michael Van Gerwen wins the Premier League Championship, MVG beat Phil the Power Taylor in a final that will go down, one of the best, MVG had come from from 5-2 down to beat Taylor, and he did so in style, winning 6 legs in a row, Taylor made a real fight of it at this point, and kept within one leg of MVG till the 17th leg, at 9-8, Taylor left 40 after 12 darts, only to have to watch MVG take out 132, with a centre bull finish, and claim his first major PDC title, in the semi finals, Taylor beat Barney, and MVG beat Wade.

By John Lowe, May 13 2013 02:24PM

If you are thinking of staging your end of year presentation, and would like to include a exhibition, I am taking bookings from July onward, presentations can be great nights, but sometimes only for the winners, the rest of the league members, who without their participation throught the season, the league would not exist, it can be a boring event, but if you include a exhibition for one hour, and let the players who have not won anything take part, you will have a night that keeps everyone happy, I am always available to discuss your night, offer my help to arrange formats, even provide a entertainer for the end of night knees up, provide you with poster/flyers for your members, and even design and print your tickets, a fully inclusive service, and of course your team members have the chance to hace their photograph with a 3 times Champion of the World, and the first player to acheive the perfect 9 dart game on TV, now is the time to think about arranging your special night, contact me at jloweprodart@aol.com and together we can put a night together that will be remembered for many years.

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

also available in Tungsten, note the 21 grm

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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.