Champions Ashford Hill Ramblers got off to a good start with a 9-1 victory over Thatcham Lions with maximums from Sam Ricks and John Goodyer and a double from Phil Davenport . Eddie Haines getting Lions only success
Kintbury Titan went one better with a 10-0 win against Thatcham Jeffernauts Ray Powell Tom Whatmore and Nat Richardson all unbeaten
In the meantime Runners Up last season Thatcham A were beaten by newly promoted Thatcham Scorpions by 7-3 Both new signing Lee Calcot and Simon Barter both won all three both beating Richard Rosinski in the fifth set.
Thatcham C were convincing winners over Thatcham Choppers defeating them by 8-2 Colin Price and Bao Tuyen.Ly both won twice losing only to Choppers Jeremy Skelton but Skelton in turn lost to Jeff Caddy who had a maximum for the winners
Thatcham Scavengers also made a good start winning 8-2 at Inkpen Insufferables with Bob Lynch getting three and Dean Mustill and Spence Harvey getting a brace each .Rohit Sengurta had a fine double for Insufferables only losing to Lynch in the decider.
Woolton Hill Wolverines were also 8-2 winners over Thatcham Spartans with triples from Simon Sonsino and Jonathan Hopson in some close fought matches.
Three from John McLarty and two from George Wilson saw AWE Fission beating Kintbury Cobras 7-3 with Ian Wu scoring twice for Cobra's
Unfortunately Thatcham Dragons could only field two players and suffered at the hands of Thatcham Hawks for whom Dave Norman Christine Milne and Arthur Smith won all the remaining games making it a 10-0 scoreline
Thatcham Tornadoes and Thatcham Spitfires had a real battle with Spitfires four times taking the lead only for Tornados to level with only the last two matches going in Spitfires favor to give them a 6-4 win John Panting winning three and Ben Haines two for the victors and Michael Sopp getting two for the losers.
Woolton Hill Racketeeers and Kintbury Dynamos were locked at 5-5 with Dynamos Tom Kelly the star with a treble whilst Racketeers Panos Stemitsiotis and Robert Cox both had two wins each for Racketeers