Dave Wilson -- uncle to snooker player Kyren Wilson -- has said the prospect of returning to China could be the catalyst his nephew needs to rediscover his form.
The Kettering sharpshooter has struggled since making it to the quarter-finals of the Northern Ireland Open in November. He won't be at the next week's German Masters after blowing a 4-0 lead in against unheralded John Astley in qualifying, and he struggled to get going on his Masters debut against Ding Junhui earlier this month.
But while he wasn't at his best in eliminating Michael Georgiou in their China Open qualifier in Preston today, his uncle told BBC Radio Lancashire it'll be a different story once the tournament gets to Beijing.
"Kyren's always flourished playing abroad," Mr Wilson said. "I know he's gutted he didn't qualify for Berlin, because the Tempodrom is a cracking venue. But he's feeling good, and he told me after beating Michael [Georgiou] he's already looking forward to China.
"He made the quarter-finals last year, and of course the biggest win of his career was in Shanghai. Some players don't like travelling, but, as seafaring people, us Wilsons take it in our stride.
"I think that's why he always plays so well out foreign."