Jonny Clayton admits that winning the BetVictor World Cup of Darts for Wales against rivals England was a "dream come true" as he tasted glory in a televised event for the first time.
Clayton partnered Gerwyn Price to the World Cup title in Salzburg on Sunday night, with the pair justifying their tag as the pre-tournament favourites across a memorable weekend.
They overcame Australia and Germany in Sunday's final stages to reach the decider, but it was defeat against traditional rivals England which left Clayton beaming with pride.
"It's excellent - this means the world," said the Pontyberem thrower. "We're proud Welshmen and to beat England in the final as well, we're very proud.
"The old Wales-England rivalry is massive in any sport you play, so to win that against England is a dream come true. It's a phenomenal feeling."
Clayton's team-mate Price, the world number three, showed his quality with four Singles victories across the weekend as they made amends for Wales' defeats in two previous World Cup finals.
"I was coming into the tournament with the best player in the world and I just wanted to try and play to my ability," he added.
"I struggled in the first couple of days but came good at the end, so I'm chuffed to bits.
"I had the number three in the world next to me and it made my job a little bit easier because he was brilliant. I take my hat off to him, he's absolute class."
Clayton has also now qualified for the BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts in Coventry from November 16-23, but added: "I wasn't thinking of the Grand Slam, it's just a massive plus.
"We were here to do a job this weekend, of winning this trophy and everything else comes as a plus to it. I'm a happy man."