Former world snooker champion Neil Robertson had to forfeit his World Open qualifier after driving to the wrong Barnsley.
The Australian snooker star, who lives in Cambridge, accidentally set his GPS for the village of Barnsley in Gloucestershire instead of the Barnsley Metrodome in the Yorkshire town.
By the time he realized his error, it was too late as he was 170 miles away from the actual venue. Robertson called to withdraw, sending Ian Burns through.
“Hopefully I’ll be able to either play or complete a match this season,” said Robertson on social media.
When I realised there was a 2nd Barnsley it was too late to get to the other one🥴 Hopefully I’ll be able to either play or complete a match this season😢 pic.twitter.com/dmRezQfBvH
— Neil Robertson (@nr147) October 4, 2019
This isn’t the first time of bad luck for Robertson as he also had to withdraw from the Riga Masters in July 2019 after a cancelled flight.
When asked on Twitter how he had forgotten the location, Robertson replied: “A friend always drives me to qualifiers but he selfishly entered a Challenge Tour event this weekend.”