Jimmy White suffered his latest disappointment with a 9-4 defeat by Finland's Robin Hull at the UK Championship qualifiers in Prestatyn.
White is ranked 51 in the world
White, 44, lost nine of the last 10 frames and has still failed to qualify for a ranking event this season.
"I really struggled today after a good start," said White. "I let my lead slip and I'm very disappointed.
"Robin punished me and he deserved to win. My form has been good in patches. I have to keep plugging away."