This season was a bit of a disaster for me personally. Back in the summer I was 8:2 up on my best friend Mark having had a great run of form during the spring & early summer.

However, in the later half of the year my form deserted me just at the same time as he found his.

This culminated with him winning eight straight matches on the bounce and taking the 2012 Gilroy/Taylor Tour 8:10.

I could try and make excuses about being busy at work, not making enough time to practice etc etc, but that would all be “horse”. He just played better than me for those eight games.

Roll on 2013′s competition.