Originally posted by greenpawn34
I wonder who called?
Perhaps a friend telling him to turn off his mobile.
Stories about mobile phones going off in unusual circumstances are already circulating. My favourite is one about a team captain who was worried that one of his players hadn't arrived so he went outside to call him to see where he was, only to be told that the said player had just arrived via a different door and the captain's call had cost him the game!
Keiran Smallbone lost in the last round of the Kidlington Congress last year (? maybe the year before) when his girlfriend called him to see how he was getting on.
I was the captain of a team where one of my player's opponent's phone went off. He claimed the game but the league secretary decided to award him half a point and his opponent no points!
And here is a great one from Sean Terry of Oxford City Club from his Disinformator magazine, featuring local legend Kelly Riley (a man who was once arrested for being drunk in charge of a horse):
An ordinary night at the club. Wantage are playing City 3, and Kelly is on board 2 against Clive Walley. Univ 2 are playing City 2 on the other side of the room.
Kelly gets up from the table and heads to the door. His mobile phone goes off. Disconcerted, he hops to the other side of the door.
A moment’s silence; and his phone rings again. In rushes Kelly, to collect the phone… which has been in the coat jacket on his chair all the time.
The audience collapses.