The Paul Hunter Classic match between Graeme Dott and Judd Trump had to be stopped repeatedly due to a snooker loving mouse.
The crowd in Furth, Germany were in hysterics when the mouse made his first appearance and due to his undoubted passion for watching the boys on the baize he just could not stay away.
Just as the two players seemed to settle back into the match, the mouse would make another appearance, scampering around the arena, and the referee was forced to just shrug his shoulders and say there was little he could do when they players asked for a solution.
The players had no option but the carry on with the mouse in the arena and Trump went on to win the match 4-2.
The mouse has not been seen since and Eurosport sources tell us he might have trotted off to the bar to drown his sorrows as he is a massive fan of Dott and was distraught by his exit.