Mitchell on potential second World Championship after Q-School triumph: "I said it since the last one"
It sees the former Lakeside World Champion become a fully fledged member of the PDC Tour after spending most of last season playing tour events due to the Challenge Tour.
'Scotty Dog' spurned his opportunity from a winning position to claim his Tour Card through that route but has changed that a few months on.
"It's a magic dream and it's a magic achievement for me. It's not very often that I'm chuffed with myself with any achievements and this one I really am because I did ask a lot of myself leaving it to the last day and it made me concentrate a lot but that still doesn't mean you're going to achieve it," said Mitchell to Online Darts.
When asked how it compares to his World Championship win, he sees it on par as his Lakeside triumph.
"With the World Championship, you go in knowing you've prepared yourself in the right way and you're ready so when you achieve that it feels massive. I didn't know how I was going to play with somebody being in front of me again and the guys who had the six days previous were at a massive advantage. As an achievement, of course it's as big."
He played Danny Baggish in the final of Day Four at Q-School and for 'Scotty Dog', while knowing he was through, he was glad he didn't know Baggish's status till after the match.
"Danny had his head on his hands after the game. I didn't have a clue till after the result and then as it happens it was the local lad who didn't get in (Chas Barstow). I think it was better to not know because knowing would have changed my game totally."
World Championship dreams
Mitchell now has his sights set on the World Championship and World Matchplay and pushing up the rankings so he can gain qualification for those events.
"To play in both World Championships and be one of those players is awe inspiring really, it's one of those things I've really wanted to do. I've been England captain and picked up a World Cup and then you're a World Champion and then you think there isn't going to be another one. Then I've been on the ProTour and had a few good games and think that was great but I wish I could do that again and now I've been and got a Tour Card. The good times keep coming so why shouldn't I qualify for Ally Pally or the Winter Gardens," he added.
But not only qualification, Mitchell sees himself as being World Champion again one day albeit in a different darting code.
"Yeah I do, I do. I said it since the last one. There's days where it just feels right and I've got to say I was pretty guilty of after winning the Lakeside, I was chasing that dream day again. I think sometimes when you've won something you go looking for that again and it took me a real long time to even win a circuit event."