John Parrott's 10-6 defeat to Anda Zhang in the Betfred.com World Championship qualifiers this afternoon seems likely to herald the end of his professional career.
Parrott won the title at the Crucible in 1991 - a few months before his Chinese opponent was born.
But he will now struggle to remain in the top 64 and thus keep his place on the pro circuit after 27 years.
By my reckoning, if Jimmy White wins his match tonight then Parrott will be pushed down to 65th on the list.
This would be a considerable irony as it was White who the Liverpudlian beat 18-11 to win the title 19 years ago.
JP has long since become better known for his media work, in particular as a pundit alongside Steve Davis on the BBC's snooker coverage.
He hasn't been a title contender in over a decade but I'd imagine he'll still be sad if this is to be the end.