"Maybe it's time I applied myself a little bit more": Former World Champion Scott Mitchell set for Q-School return

Scott Mitchell failed to qualify for the PDC World Darts Championship and as a result is set to head to Q-School in January to aim to regain his Tour Card.

Mitchell, a former BDO World Champion believes that like others he can kick into gear if he rejoins the tour after having his opening two years.

"I would like to go back and get it [card] again because even the top players didn't crack the tour after two years," he said to BBC Radio Solent.

"Some of them have been there four or five years before they became regulars on the TV. I feel the first two years I've had have been a nice honeymoon, but I would like to give it another go."

But being a farmer full time, it is a different decision to make and for Mitchell, he is glad he gets the choice to either rejoin the PDC or play WDF, ADC or MODUS Super Series.

"It's difficult to compete with full time pro's when you're still working. It's not a five day a week job, we're farming 24/7.

"This [darts] is a glorified hobby for me. But maybe it's time I applied myself a little bit more, I don't know, but I have enjoyed every second of the tour and it's been a great two years of my life."

"We do everything together and we're very much about having family discussions about the important things, and darts is one of them.

"I have options but I have to weigh up what's best for me and what's best for the farm. I'm not really that good at saying what's best but my family know me very well, and they know what suits me.

"Now that the BDO has gone the amateur side, away from the PDC, has come alive and there are varying organisations and tournaments I can play in.

"I do some commentary as well and there is also the World Seniors Tour, which I qualify for now.

"I still play for Dorset and my daughter plays in the women's team too and I absolutely love it. That's one thing that won't change, until they tell me that they don't want me anymore - we just have to sit down and discuss where my future plans lie."

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