Michael Georgiou says he is determine to end his dreaded spell of losing in final frame deciders, writes Ziad Chaudry.

The 30-year-old from Forest Hill has lost in four final frame deciders this season, with the latest was a first round 4-3 exit against Scotland's Eden Sharav at BetVictor English Open last week at K2 Centre, Crawley.

Getting through the winning barrier is a major concern in Georgiou's snooker right now: "That's another decider that I lost," said the current world 53. "That's the fourth I've lost this season.

"Those one frames are like probably worth around 20,000 ranking points. You can add on or take away so there's something I need to start working on a bit more.

"I just need to keep going and getting the results. This and next season will be a real test for myself but I just need to work on these first round defeats."

Georgiou, who represents his parent's birthplace of Cyprus on world snooker tour, best run this season has been a second round appearance at Paul Hunter Classic in Fürth, Germany. However he says it's too early to assess his form this season.

"There are still a lot of tournaments to go so I don't want to keep replaying the same results I've had in the past before I go into another tournament," he continued. "All I've got to do is to keep going and keep working hard, keep practising and hopefully I can break through."

Georgiou will be in Daqing, China this Sunday (October 28) where he will play Scotland's world number 16 Stephen Maguire in the first round of OPPO International Championship.

"I've got now some time to prepare for China, that's my next focus then after that I move my focus to Champions of Champions which is an absolute honour to play in that."