JUBILANT Scott Mitchell reeled off a string of notable wins en route to Welsh Open success before admitting he was finding form at the right time.

The Bransgore thrower beat four players in the top 10 of the British Darts Organisation rankings at Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park in North Wales.

Having already disposed of Richard Hosey, Neville Quinton, Chris Harrison, Daniel Ayres and Nathan Perry, Mitchell sunk top-10 sharpshooters Martin Phillips, Martin Adams, Scott Waites and rankings leader Glen Durrant.

It was a huge confidence boost for the 45-year-old ahead of the Dave-televised World Trophy, due to take place in Manchester next weekend.

Mitchell told the Daily Echo: “It’s always good to win an open tournament and I think the Dutch, the British and the Welsh are probably the hardest ones to win.

“I was very pleased to beat the players that have been in form of late.

“In the final I did what I usually do, go 5-3 up and give a couple of legs away and set up a nail-biter – that’s the only way I know how to do it!

“A nice 13-dart leg against the darts won it for me so I was pleased with that.”

Mitchell moved up to second in the BDO rankings as a result of his tournament win.

The Dorset ace, who has been drawn against Scotland skipper Ross Montgomery in the World Trophy, added: “It’s nice to have a bit of form going into that.

“I’ve never actually beaten Ross Montgomery. He usually beats me by the odd leg and, hopefully, this time I can go one better.

“It’s not usual for me to have a good bit of form at this time of year. Usually I’m busy on the farm and working so it is a big bonus for me.”