It isn't supposed to be the British way to crow about achievements but I have at last received that much longed for distinction of everyone in snooker: a mention in Michael Holt's diary on worldsnooker.com.
His scurrilous allegation that I forgot to bring home his shoes from the 1999 China International in Shanghai after he had left therm in his room is, of course, entirely true.
In my defence, I had imbibed well but not wisely at the post final reception and this important mission slipped out of my mind.
I hope Holty has got over this trauma and, indeed, bought some new shoes.
His diary is here: http://www.worldsnooker.com/news_editorial-18449.htm