I spoke to Jimmy White yesterday after he was disqualified from a match in the IPT World 8 Ball Pool Championship in Reno, Nevada because his tip did not meet the requirements laid out by the organisers.
Jimmy was using a phonelic tip on his break cue. At the players meeting before the tournament it was stated that players must only use leather tips.
However, Jimmy was delayed in Los Angeles and so couldn't attend. Therefore, his mistake was an innocent one.
It didn't make much difference in the end as he lost all his other matches in any case.
Ronnie O'Sullivan's last minute withdrawal is reportedly because he was suffering from an ear infection and was advised not to fly.
At the time of writing, Tony Drago was still going strong, as was Quinten Hann, banned from snooker for agreeing to throw a match for £50,000.
What a two fingers up to snooker it would be if he won the title.