John Lowe (born 21 July 1945) is a retired English darts player. Along with Eric Bristow and Jocky Wilson, he was known for dominating darts during the 1980s. He was world champion on three occasions, in 1979, 1987 and 1993. He was also a two-time winner of the Winmau World Masters and a two-time World Cup singles champion. In total, he won 15 BDO and WDF majors. He held the World No. 1 ranking on four occasions. In October 1984, he became the first player to hit a televised nine-dart finish. Lowe is one of only six players to have won the World Championship three or more times, and was the first person to win it in three separate decades; along with Phil Taylor, he remains one of only two players to achieve this. His record of 28 world championship appearances was broken by Taylor in 2018. Amidst growing dissatisfaction with the British Darts Organisation, Lowe was also one of sixteen players who in 1993 broke away to form their own governing body, the World Darts Council (now known as the Professional Darts Corporation).