The South Tyne League got under way with a local derby between the Austins and Friars.
George Glover 1 Paul Rivers 0
Bill Burgess 1 Dave Willey 0
John Lydon 1 Alan Little 0
Carlisle Kings got their season going, but unfortunately it was a losing start against a strong Maryport team.
Ian Mackay drew on board 1, but Bill Burgess, Tom Bradford and Dave Willey lost their games.