NICK EICHER, HOST: A small oversight cost a former world champion snooker player big time!
Snooker, if you’re not familiar, is a game played on a pool table. It has its own set of rules.
One of them is that you have to show up in order to win.
Everything unraveled for Neil Robertson when he decided he’d drive to the Barnsley Metrodome for the World Open qualifier instead of stay nearby.
So the day came, he was in a hurry, and inadvertently typed the wrong Barnsley into his GPS.
As Robertson explained on Twitter, “When I realized there was a second Barnsley, it was too late to get to the other one.”
Needless to say, he had to forfeit and so he missed his shot at another title.
Now, something like this happened to him back in July, too. He missed a tournament after a flight cancellation left him stranded at an airport. Snookered again.
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