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Last Updated: Thursday, 24 April, 2003, 17:44 GMT 18:44 UK
Bad Boys: Quinten Hann

Although both Eddie Charlton and Quinten Hann are two of Australia's most famous snooker exports, that is where the similarity ends.

Quinten Hann

Whereas Charlton played the game in the traditional manner, Hann has always had his own take.

There is no doubting Hann's talent, having reached the final in a number of top events back in Australia.

But unfortunately, on more than one occasion the ladies' man has produced moments of madness on the green baize.

He was once known to have conceded a frame with 13 reds on the table.

At the 2000 Grand Prix, he smashed the pack aimlessly in each of the last three frames as he went down to a 5-0 defeat by Ronnie O'Sullivan.

The following month, sporting peroxide blonde hair, he played shoeless at the UK Championship having broken a toe doing a parachute jump.

And at the 2002 World Championship, he smashed the balls from the break-off, again, against Paul Hunter - an action which led former player Dennis Taylor to state that Hann "bordered on ungentlemanly conduct".

The Australian won his contest against Hunter, but in the next round was knocked out by Stephen Lee - although Hann was more than happy to attempt his unique break-off again.

Lee was left bemused after the match as to why Hann played the way he did.

The Australian however shrugged off all the criticism fired at him.

"I come away about 10 weeks a year and earn about 60 grand. I'm blessed."

Bad Boy rating: 7/10

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