Joining me here today at Tungsten Stories is The newly crowned Lakeside World Champion ‘Scotty Dog’ Scott Mitchell The champ from Bournemouth,Dorset has over 15 Tournament wins in the BDO.
Thank you for joining us at Tungsten Stories Scott first of all we must congratulate you on achieving your Dream and becoming Lakeside World Champion
TS: First we must ask where does the ‘Dog’ come from in your name ‘Scotty Dog’ and your walk ons with a dog etc ?
SM: “Two different answers, my mum would call me Scotty Dog when I was in trouble at home as a kid an it came back when playing superleague, I hit a 180, team mate shouted “good darts Scotty Dog” an it stuck.
The dog idea came from Dutchman Gerrard who is organiser of Zuiderduin Masters a TV tournament in Holland. He offered his real dog to walk out with. I declined an we came up with fluffy dog idea ”
TS: So,Scott how has your life changed since becoming World Champion ?
SM: ” I have become more recognisable in public, I have more exhibitions too (dates still available), but players do seem to play better than usual against me in ranking comps an my tax bill is sizeably bigger. My dad does now have a newer tractor though”
TS: would you ever move to the PDC in the near future ?
SM: “Really asked a lot this one, answer is we all have a price for everything in life, so the answer is never say never”
TS: You are a big Bournemouth FC fan, How have the football world reacted to you being world champ ?
SM: “Bournemouth have been great, taken me out on the pitch, Iv had couple VIP evenings there. Had interview in newspaper about being star fan an I know a couple of the current an Ex players now. Little know fact my county managers son is one of the kit men at AFC Bournemouth”
TS: Do you feel the standard in the BDO is improving ?
SM: “Doesn’t need me to answer that but Yes I know it is. Glen Durrant winning Welsh open yesterday with 106 average in the final shows that”
TS: What do you like to do in your spare time away from darts ?
SM: “I watch a lot of Speedway with my team being Dorset’s Poole Pirates. I’m thinking about going back to golf too”
TS: Who is the Best opponent you have ever faced ?
SM: “Phil Taylor an he was very helpful an nice to me after the match too”
TS: What is your favourite Darting Venue you have played at and why?
SM:”Lakeside by a mile, the history an now being a part of that now definitely favourite”
TS: What are your Targets for this year ?
SM: “To get BDO World Championship Trophy to as many people as I can, try to enjoy being World Champion as best I can which not always easy with pressure that comes with it”
TS: Have you any advice for kids or anyone just starting the game ?
SM: “Don’t give up on the game, it won’t give up on you”
Many thanks to Scott for joining us for this Interview and wish him the best of luck in the future that’s all from Tungsten stories..