'Jack Saraburi' fouls out at Crucible
SHEFFIELD, England - After lighting up the Crucible with his crowd-pleasing antics, jovial snooker player Dechawat Poomjaeng was left with a scowl on his face at the world championship after three straight misses.
- Published: 26/04/2013 at 06:23 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Dechawat, widely known by his nicknam Jack Saraburi, failed to hit a red ball three times in a row during his second-round match against Michael White. Under snooker's rules, three misses when a red can be hit leads to the frame being conceded.
It's only the third time a frame has been lost in such fashion at the championship.
Dechawat is making his first appearance at the Crucible and is causing quite a stir, hugging the MC, punching himself in the head after shots and applauding his own shots.
One rival said Dechawat wasn't "the full shilling."
Jack Saraburi misses a red for the third time and concedes the frame to Michael White during their World Championships at the Crucible, in Sheffield, England, on Thursday. (AP Photo)
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