Tom Ford says winning his second professional career title will do wonders for his self-belief.
The Leicester cueman beat UK champion Judd Trump and former world champion Graeme Dott on his way to reaching the final of the PTC11 event in Sheffield.
And he continued his impressive form in the final, edging out Martin Gould 4-3.
"To beat the likes of Trump and Dott gives me a lot of confidence to go on and do well in the big tournaments," said, Ford, 28.
Ford won PTC3 [Players' Tour Championship] last year but admitted he failed to build on that success.
"Maybe last year I relaxed too much after winning the PTC, so this time I want to get my head down and keep going," he added.
"I'm too far away from the top 16 to get in there this season, but I can get into the low 20s."
"No disrespect to the players I beat to win a PTC event last year, but I count this one as a much better victory because of the players I've beaten."
Gould won the first frame on the black before world number 31 Ford took the next two with breaks of 66 and 60.
Gould levelled at 2-2 and then led 3-2 with a fine break of 127
But Ford dominated the sixth frame to level the match and came from 41-8 down to win the decider with a calm 66 clearance.