“Now I’ve got to come to terms with it and make sure I don’t change. I can’t afford to be too arrogant about it.
“I need to push on. This is where is starts now and I hope to compete with the best players in the world.”
Scott described the reaction to his sensational triumph from friends and Perthshire people as “unbelievable”.
“When I potted the final ball I couldn’t answer any messages because my phone had almost melted it was so full,” he laughed.
“There were over 200 texts, and the number of people who have contacted me on Facebook and ‘liked’ it is amazing.
“It’s been a good feeling but I need to tell myself that I’m still the same person and that I can’t afford to be too cocky.”
A black ball finish to the crucial 10th frame saw Scott close out the final in dramatic fashion.
“When that black ball went in it was incredible,” he said.
“It felt like all the hard work had paid off. I was so nervous and twitching all over the place.
“I came top of my group of five so I was the top seed out of 16 groups going into the knockout phase.
“The pressure was on, because usually the number one seed doesn’t win it in tournaments like that.”
But he revealed that he didn’t have a chance to celebrate at the Baltic venue.
“I had to leave half an hour after the final because it took four hours on a bus to get to the airport and I had to fly out at 11pm,” said Scott.
“I just got packed then left, but I wasn’t really bothered I felt so good.
“Since then I’ve just been resting. I’ve been absolutely shattered.
“Now I need to get things sorted out with World Snooker regarding my membership and a tournament entry pack.
“The first event for me will be the first UK Players Tour Championship at Gloucester on July 18.”