Graeme Dott is the latest snooker player to suffer a mishap with his cue.
In fact, it was more than a mishap. The cue is broken beyond repair.
It was damaged - no surprise here - at an airport. Dott had used the cue to win the 2006 World Championship.
Then again, perhaps a new start is what the Glaswegian needs. He has endured a disappointing couple of seasons - in which he suffered from depression and broke his arm - and is now out of the top 16.
Dott has always been a fighter and I'm sure he'll be giving it everything with his new cue. Its first test comes in the new Pro Challenge Series, which starts tomorrow.