Alarm clock for the Phear Park president!

Phear Park Open Day 2014 - the first wood Phear Park Open Day 2014 - the first wood

Thursday, April 24, 2014
10:23 AM

Phear Park Bowling Club’s season got off to a less than propitious start when the President was locked out of his own club, writes Lawrie Harries.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

To rub salt into the wound the first day of the season is usually known as President’s Day!

The official explanation is he got the starting time wrong, but the strong suspicion is he dropped off to sleep for 20 minutes after a heavy lunch. To spare the officer’s blushes the president will remain anonymous.

After much banging on doors and arm waving the president was ushered into the club. However, it was all too late for the traditional start-of-season photograph and too late to be included in a team on the green!

Given the long holiday weekend the turn out was excellent with a welcome sprinkling of new members, some of whom were experienced bowlers.

An enjoyable afternoon wound down with a glass of wine.

At the end of these occasions it is the practice to manipulate the score cards so that the president‘s rink is favourably placed.

Manipulator-in-chief this season is club captain Peter Burch who was initially perplexed over who should be declared the afternoon’s winners when the president’s name was missing from the cards.

Mr Burch resolved his dilemma by resorting to an unusual solution by declaring the winners to be the triple with the best score.

That meant victory for the trio of Brian Halsey, David Dowden and Dave Martin (skip).

At the end of the afternoon members chipped in to buy the president an alarm clock which will be set 30 minutes ahead of British standard time.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.


We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?


Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Photo Orders
Letters
Competitions
Subscriptions
Follow us on Facebook
View or book a notice

Join our newsletter

Local Search 24 – East Devon
Looking for a:

Location:

Search radius:

Exmouth's trusted business directory