Neil Robertson, the reigning world champion, has lost his passport according to an interview with Barry Hearn in the Guardian.
The Australian is due to play Anthony Hamilton in the German Masters in Berlin on Thursday night.
The news follows the withdrawal today of Ronnie O'Sullivan.
"What with Ronnie and a world champion who's lost his passport, what chance have you got?" said a clearly exasperated Hearn.
Assuming the details are correct, this is the latest in a long line of scrapes Robertson has got himself into.
Yes, these things happen but they have happened too regularly to Robertson.
I have some sympathy for Neil. He is a new father and he and his partner do not have parents living nearby to share the load.
I hope he makes it to Germany, but surely he needs to take a serious look at his preparation because eventually all this will cost not just him but the game as well.