A lawn bowls champion has sued his local club after he was banned for life for allegedly telling off a barmaid.
Alan Thomas Elliott copped a life ban from the Paradise Point Bowls Club on the Gold Coast after he allegedly told the worker to ‘p**s off’.
The 71-year-old first heard of his ban in an abrupt phone call with the club chairman on September 14 before receiving a formal notice in the mail.
Alan Thomas Elliott (left ) copped a life ban from Paradise Point Bowls Club on the Gold Coast
‘He offered no reasons as to the expulsion and he then hung up the telephone,’ Mr Elliott told Brisbane Supreme Court, as reported by Courier Mail.
The Labrador man was a member of the club for 18 months and applied to have his life ban overturned in court.
Mr Elliott has been playing bowls for 50 years and claims his reputation in the bowling world has been damaged by the allegations.
‘I am the first bowler in history to be expelled for life for not ordering a drink,’ he said.
Mr Elliott (pictured) sued the club for damages and believes he has done nothing wrong
‘I am very well known in the bowling world, and this allegation throws all my credibility out the window.’
The ban forced Mr Elliott to sit out the Bowls Queensland state titles and the ‘Champion of Champions’ event in October.
He believes he has not done anything wrong and should be reinstated as a member of the club.
‘I have never been afforded the right to defend myself nor have I been advised of any reasons for the expulsion or any change nor have I been given a right of hearing,’ Mr Elliott’s affidavit reads.
Mr Elliott’s case was adjourned on October 21, with all submissions on the matter to be presented by November 30.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Paradise Point Bowls Club for comment.
The 71-year-old lawn bowls champion allegedly told a bartender at the club (pictured) to ‘p**s off’