By John Lowe, Feb 27 2013 02:11PM
Week four of the Premier League, will come from Exeter, and it may be the week when the league starts to show a hint of who will march forward, and who will struggling to keep up with the pace, so far Taylor and Van Gerwen have mainained their form, and at the other end of the table, Adrian Lewis has maintained his dissapointing form. This weeks matches are: Thornton v Anderson, the first all Scottish match, poor planing by the organisers, this should have been played in Aberdeen or Glasgow, second up: Hamilton v Van Gerwen, can the Hammer stop MVG in his ambition to be the champion at the end of the series ? next: Wade v Taylor, can Taylor establish his usual place at the head of the table, or will Wade, a former winner of the PL, hit top form and dim the Power? Newton v Lewis comes next, this will be I feel a niggly confrontation, Wade plays in his own comfort zone, and Lewis needs to shake it up, stop being bullied, and show why he won two world titles in a row, last match is:Barney v Whitlock, Barney was derailed last week by his fellow Dutchman, MVG, will he bounce back against a resilient Whitlock, who has lost two in a row? all questions, the answers will reveal tomorrow night, SKY TV 7pm.
By John Lowe, Feb 26 2013 03:11PM
I am enjoying a tour of the Emerald Isle at this moment, a little sightseeing mixed with exhibition darts, the enthusiasm for darts in Ireland is right up there, not every pub has a dart board, so you have to Google the area you are in, and you have to remember there are a lot of pubs in Ireland, some catering for Music, some for Food, some just for a fine pint of Guinness, one thing is for sure, you will be made welcome, a Irish welcome, on Sunday night I was playing a exhibition at the Corner House, Dumdrum, Co Dublin, my night coincided with a 21st Birthday party, and the pub was rammed, the first match at the darts, was between two young guys, both a little over 3 feet tall, they played non stop for at least a hour, and I almost had to bribe them to let me have a prctise, when the time came for the match, they shook my hand and gave me the "we are going to beat you" look, they kicked off over one leg of 101, I was on the obligatory 501, well, we exchanged a few scores, I was creeping close to the finish, in fact 50 remained, centre Bull, or Cork, the youngsters had made their way to the Mad House, D1, it was their turn, and they didn't need more than one dart, staright into the middle of the target area, the crowd went mad, the guy's turned to me and offered out their hands, which I duly shook quite firmly, neither of these two youngsters could reach the board to retrieve their darts, they had to climb on to a stool, or rely on dad to get them, I had to tell you this story, and show you the two youngsters as they stood either side of me, on two stools, the future of darts ? we will have to wait and see.
By John Lowe, Feb 22 2013 09:13AM
Phil The Power Taylor, cetainly turned up the power last night in his match against Simon Whitlock, he was in unstopable form, and raced to a 7-2 victory withe a 107 average, his best performance on the oche for some time, he also went one point clear at the top of the table, Michael Van Gerwen won the battle of the two Vans, beating his fellow Dutch Man, by 7 legs to 3, in his best match of the series, MVG averaged 104, and recorded two back to back 10 dart games, Hamiton defeated Anderson by 7 legs to 5, a match that could have gone either way, anderson failing once more to hit those illustrious doubles, Newton gained his first point, drawing with Thornton, and James Wade defeated Adrian Lewis, 7 legs to 4, Lewis is now rooted to the bottom of the table with no points, his form is now at worrying levels, his consistency being the problem, maximums are followed by low scores, he says it is only amatter of time before he bounces back, I wonder. Taylor said in his post match interview, "Premier Leagues are not won in the first three ar four weeks" but deep down he is very confident he will once again be in the show down at the end of the series.
By John Lowe, Feb 21 2013 06:26PM
Dave Clark the front man, host and pesentor for the PDC Premier League, cannot make tonights third week in Bournemouth, David Croft, 5 Live, and F1 commentator will stand in, David is a great supporter of darts, and know's the players very well, in his own words "I am looking forward to it, as the Vans collied on the Oche" priceless.
By John Lowe, Feb 20 2013 07:25PM
Week three of the Premier League will be at the BIC centre Bounemouth, and there are some very interesting matches in store, Wade v Lowis is the opener, both are looking for points, non more so than Lewis, at the moment his confidence is not at it's best, and a loss to Wade will mean he is rooted at the bottom of the league, Thornton is next up against Newton, this should be a good game, but Thornton is showing he has the game to compete at this level, Newton is yer to impress, Whitlock will play Taylor, and reports this week suggest he fancy's his chances very highly, this is just the talk to get Taylor playing his best, so far we have not seen that, will it be tomorrow? the match of the night is next, a mouth watering confrontation of the Dutch duo, Barney v Gerwen, Barney has been in top form so far, and his average is over the 100 mark for the first two weeks, Gerwen has let both his matches get away from him, will he have the same chance to win against Barney ? if he does, he had better take it, last up his Hamilton v Anderson, Anderson proved last week he has the game, and when those doubles go in, he can be unbeatable, we will have to wait and see what tomorrow brings.
By John Lowe, Feb 19 2013 03:50PM
I just love a new set of darts, and equaly so, a new golf driver, what are the similarities? well, I just put my new Taylor Made Retor R1 driver through it's paces on the course, it has so many adjustable equations, it took me 14 holes to get to the one that suits me, you can change the loft, the faceplate, and change the two weights, this is the first driver that offers so many lofts, it is possible, you may not have to buy another one in a lifetime, darts is not so complicated, but I do remember an American manufacturer making a dart that was adjustable, many years ago, it came in a wooden box specially made for all the parts, the barrel was totaly made of rings, from front to back, all of them fitted together, if you wanted to make the front of the dart heavier, you took out a ring and replaced it with a heavier one, likewise the back of the barrel, or even the middle, at the time it was thought a good idea, but the truth is it did not work, and it was expensive, if you want to adjust your dart today, you simply take a little off the point, or put a longer one in, replace the flights with pear shape, kite shape, and fit longer, shorter, or medium stems, if you want a heavier set you go to the next one in the range, all simple and not costly, a set of Unicorn John Lowe Golden Titanium would set you back around £44, a Retro R1 Driver would set you back around £350, who says darts is expensive to play ?
By John Lowe, Feb 18 2013 02:04PM
A few more dates for your diary, Friday 8th March: Crown and Anchor. Horsley. Newcastle upon Tyne, Tuesday 12th March. Saxon Inn, Calmore, Southampton. Friday 15th March. Lord Nelson. Stockton on Tees. Thursday 21st March. Crown Inn. Dewsbury. Friday 5th April. Horse and Groom. Consett. All shows are 8pm start, everyone welcome, bring your arrows, who know's you may get a game.
By John Lowe, Feb 17 2013 09:06AM
Four great nights with the Legends, click on the poster to copy, enlarge, save, find out if one of the nights is near you, only 60 tickets left at Workington.
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.