Darts star takes on local talent at Castleton pub

John Lowe meets landlady Yvonne Ferguson
John Lowe meets landlady Yvonne Ferguson

A former world champion darts player visited a Castleton pub to take on the local talent.

John Lowe, who is a three time World Professional Darts Championship winner, faced off against 16 different opponents at the Downe Arms.

Former world champion John Lowe takes aim at the Downe Arms

Former world champion John Lowe takes aim at the Downe Arms

Yvonne Ferguson, landlady of the village pub, said that the event had been a great success, and Lowe – known as Old Stone Face – had been a big hit with her punters.

“It was a brilliant night, the pub was rammed and John was very well received,” she added.

“John was great, and he commented that he had really enjoyed himself.”

The evening was organised to celebrate a title-winnning season for the Downe Arms’ darts team.

Sixteen matches took place, which were contested over three legs, with Lowe managing to see off the competition until he met Mick Cook, his very last opponent of the evening.

An ex-captain of the pub’s darts team and a founder member of the Danby and District Darts League, Cook secured a 2-1 success.

“Mick’s a very good player and it was nice for him to get a win right at the end of the night,”Ferguson added.

“It rounded off a fantastic evening.”