Scott Mitchell was born on June 5, 1970. He is an English professional dart player. He won a number of tournaments, including several that were televised on Eurosport, namely Top of Ghent in Belgium and the Jersey Open. In addition to being part of the England team that won the WDF European Cup, where Mitchell won the decisive stage in the final, Mitchell won the prestigious British Open. He also reached the quarterfinals of the Winmau World Masters. After missing four darts, he lost 3–2 to Glen Durrant, whom Mitchell beat in the final of the Jersey Open. Although Mitchell has played darts competitively from a young age, Scott has had other sporting interests that fitted in with his dart life. He has represented his secondary school in both basketball and football. On reaching 18 years old, Scott applied for his Amateur MotorCycling Association racing licence, and raced motocross competitively for the Christchurch and district A.M.C.A. club from 1988–1995. On retiring from motocross, Scott went back to football, Mitchell still works full time on the family farm in rural Dorset and as a freelance landscape gardener.
He is 50 years old.
His nick name is Scotty Dog.
He is famous as an English professional dart player
Before leaving his mark on the BDO, Mitchell qualified for the 2007 UK Open, winning his first round match 8–4 against Brian Cathcart before losing in the second round to 2006 Lakeside world champion Jelle Klaasen. Mitchell won the England Classic and the Swiss Open in 2009, which helped him qualify for the 2010 BDO World Championship as 14th place. However, he lost in the first round 3-2 to Daryl Gurney of Northern Ireland. Mitchell retained his Swiss Open title in 2010 and also won the Center Parcs Masters, and qualified for the 2011 BDO World Championship as the 15th seed, yet was defeated in the first round 3-0 by Dutch qualifier Jan Dekker. Mitchell was defeated again in the first round at Lakeside in 2012, losing to defending champion Martin Adams who won the match 3-0. A year later, Mitchell was drawn to playing with Mark Barilli in a game that guaranteed the winner would reach the second round in the fourth time he asked, while the loser would have lost his first four games in the world championship. After losing 2-1 and surviving darts in the fourth set that would have seen Barilli throw for the match, Mitchell won 3-2 and was visibly emotional on stage afterward. In the next round, Mitchell was defeated by Robbie Green 4–1.
2014 – Breakthrough year
Mitchell started 2014 at Lakeside again reaching the second round for the second consecutive year by beating Paul Hogan 3–2 in the first round. He was defeated by second seed James Wilson 4–2. 2014 was a great success for Mitchell. He won a number of tournaments, including several that were televised on Eurosport, namely Top of Ghent in Belgium and the Jersey Open. In addition to being part of the England team that won the WDF European Cup, where Mitchell won the decisive stage in the final, Mitchell won the prestigious British Open. He also reached the quarterfinals of the Winmau World Masters. After missing four darts, he lost 3–2 to Glen Durrant, whom Mitchell beat in the final of the Jersey Open final.
2015 – World Champion
Mitchell’s form in 2014 saw him enter the top four in the world and ultimately culminated in him winning the 2015 World Championship.  He defeated Tony O’Shea on a leg of sudden death after going two sets each and 5 –5 in legs. Mitchell then met Geert De Vos from Belgium in the last 16, it was a close match in the first four sets, two each with Mitchell taking the fifth set. With the score 2–1 at the legs in the sixth set, De Vos lost the double 5 to stay alive in the game and Mitchell hit the double 20 to beat De Vos 4–2 and advance to the last 8. Brian Dawson was Mitchell’s opponent in the quarterfinals, “Scotty Dog” won 5–2. Mitchell defeated Jeff Smith 6-0 in the semifinal. In the final, Mitchell played three-time winner Martin Adams, winning 7–6 with a significant 158 checkout to break the shot in the deciding set. As a result of winning the tournament, Mitchell reached number one on the Men’s BDO ranking.
He will be competing for a tour card at the 2020 Q School.
Although Mitchell has played darts competitively from an early age, Scott has had other sporting interests that fit into his life with darts. He has represented his high school in basketball and soccer. Upon reaching the age of 18, Scott applied for his amateur motorcycle association racing license and competitively raced motocross for Christchurch and the A.M.C.A. club from 1988-1995. Upon retiring from motocross, Scott returned to football, playing for his local Burley FC teams, but primarily for the Badgers, Bransgore FC, from 1995–2006, winning the most improved player in 2002, and later becoming the team manager. It was after that that Scott’s dart race began to take off, and soccer had to take a “back seat.” Support your local side, A.F.C. Bournemouth.
Mitchell still works full time on the family farm in rural Dorset and as a freelance gardener. He has been married to Sharon (born 1969) since 1991 and together they have two children, their daughter Katie (born 1993) and their son Samuel (born 1997). He is also a fan of the Poole Pirates speedway team, and has his logo on the left sleeve.
World Championship Performances
BDO 2010: 1st Round (lost to Daryl Gurney 2–3)
2011: 1st Round (lost to Jan Dekker 0–3)
2012: 1st Round (lost to Martin Adams 0–3)
2013: 2nd Round (lost to Robbie Green 1–4)
2014: 2nd Round (lost to James Wilson 2–4)
2015: Winner (beat Martin Adams 7–6)
2016: Quarter Final (lost to Richard Veenstra 3–5)
2017: 2nd Round (lost to Geert De Vos 2–4)
2018: 2nd Round (lost to Andy Baetens 2-4)
2019: Quarter Final (lost to Jim Williams 3–5)
2020: Semi Final (lost to Wayne Warren 3–6)