Pinner’s snooker star, Martin Gould, has crashed out of the Betway UK Championship in the second round.
He went down 6-4 against former world champion Stuart Bingham in the last 64.
Gould has had a tough start to the winter having already suffered disappointing results in two other tournaments.
Those defeats, in the English Open and the Champion of Champions event, left the Pinner ace questioning his love for the sport and the defeat to Bingham won’t have helped that sinking feeling.
However, he did at least register one success in the UK Championship having beaten Alfred Burden in the opening round by six frames to four.
That success also earned Gould a prize of £6,500.
Gould had sparked fears recently that he was on the verge of stepping away from the game.
Speaking after his defeat in the English Open, Gould said: “There isn’t really anything good to take out of that game.
“I’m pretty sure half the tour knows what I can do but at the moment I feel like a player ranked as low as 80.
“I’m just going to put the cue away, go home and reassess how I feel in the morning.”