Carlisle (Austins) got the South Tyne league under way with a good win against Corbridge (Monarchs).
George Glover drew his game on board 1, while Bill Burgess, John Lydon and Bill Hardwick all won their games on the other boards.
Carlisle 2 lost against Penrith 2 in the Whitaker Cup.
Phil Walters and Ian Mackay lost on boards 1 & 2, Bill Burgess won on board 3 and Alan Little drew his game on board 4.
The B Team had a good win against Keswick B, consisting of wins by Alan Hiatt and James Ovens, and drawn games by Ian Mackay and Dave Willey.
The A team continued their quest for a hat trick of title wins with a clean sweep against the C team, although it was closer than the result suggests.
Robin Moss, Stavros Karampatos, Steve Barnes and Paul Rivers all won against Mike Byrne, Bill Henderson, Bill Burgess and John Lydon respectively.
The C team suffered a heavy defeat away to Keswick A.
Dave Willey drew his game, Alan Hiatt and Alan Little lost theirs and a Board 4 was defaulted.
All 3 Carlisle teams were in Cumbria League action today.
The A team had a winning start to begin their defence of their crown.
They won a tight game against Keswick. Robin Moss, Stavros Karampatos and Bill Henderson all drew their games, and Captain Paul Rivers won his game to clinch the match.
The B team had a very bad result with Phil Walters, Alan Hiatt, Dave Willey and James Ovens all losing against Penrith A.
The C team also took a serious beating against Barrow with George Glover, Mike Byrne and Alan Little losing their games, while Bill Burgess drew his.
John Lydon’s Carlisle 1 team won the Whitaker Cup match against Penrith 1.
Dave Siddall on Board 1 drew against Dave McMath
Alan Hiatt on Board 2 lost against Eggert
John Lydon on Board 3 won against Andy McAtear
Dave Willey on Board 4 won against Gerry Rowan
Carlisle B got their season of to a great start win a 5.5 0.5 win against a strong Maryport side.
Dave Siddall, Phil Walters and Ian Mackay won on the top 3 boards against very good opponents.
Alan Hiatt drew his game.