Former snooker world champion Neil Robertson drives to wrong town, forfeits qualifier

Neil Robertson had a nightmare after he drove to the wrong place and had to forfeit his qualifier. Photo by Nigel Roddis/PA Images via Getty Images

Former world champion Neil Robertson had a moment to forget after he had to forfeit his World Open qualifier Friday, after driving to the wrong town.

Robertson was due to play against Ian Burns in a World Open qualifier at the Barnsley Metrodome in South Yorkshire.

But he set his sat-nav car system to take him to the village of Barnsley in Gloucestershire which is 170 miles away.

By the time Robertson realised he made an error, it was too late and he called to withdraw from the competition.

This is not the first time that Robertson has encountered travel difficulties as he lost his passport ahead of the 2011 German Masters.

He also had to withdraw from the Riga Masters in Latvia in July after a cancelled flight left him stranded at Luton airport.