SCOTT Mitchell's Winmau World Masters campaign came to a swift end as he was beaten by old oche rival Tony O'Shea.

The Bransgore marksman was edged out 3-2 by 'Silverback' at The Spa, Bridlington.

That early exit followed a disappointing departure from the British Open at the same venue for Mitchell, who lost 3-2 to Richard Watson in his first game in the round of 512.

However, there was some solace for the 47-year-old as he claimed the Open pairs title alongside Ross Montgomery, the duo beating Tytus Kanik and Pawel Wonynka 3-1 in the final.

It was the second year in a row that the Dorset county star had claimed the crown.

Mitchell reached the last 32 of the British Classic thanks to 3-1 wins over Steve Richardson, Michael Meaney and Jack Neary and a 4-0 whitewash of Ian Jones.

However, 'Scotty Dog' then succumbed 4-1 to 2016 Lakeside finalist Jeff Smith.

Poole Pirates fan Mitchell has formally guaranteed his place in the cross-code Grand Slam in November, the £450,000 tournament where BDO players clash with the PDC's top talent in a Sky-televised showdown.

Among the other BDO qualifiers are reigning Lakeside champion Glen Durrant, Dutchman Danny Noppert and Australian Peter Machin.