The EGM requistioned to remove the WPBSA board has taken a farcical turn with the news that Ali Carter, one of the seven players who signed the original motion, has withdrawn his support.
Carter has written to the governing body to request his name is removed from the list of those calling for change.
This is a huge blow to his own manager, 110sport's Lee Doyle, who is leading the attempt to depose WPBSA chairman Jason Ferguson and his board of directors.
Doyle, whose bid to prevent Barry Hearn seizing control of snooker failed in June, wants to replace them with himself, Nigel Bond and Jim McMahon, who was voted off less than a year ago.
But the EGM is now clearly discredited. If Carter doesn't even believe in it any more, why should any of the players whose support is being courted?