Townsend Bowls Club, to celebrate their centenary, were invited to play a match against the Royal Household at Windsor. The coach left the club at 8am to allow bowlers and guests some time to explore the Castle and other sights before a six rink match was held in the Castle grounds. In the end Townsend won by 5 rinks to 1 and by 121 shots to 91. A couple of the Townsend bowlers' wives had an afternoon to remember as the Queen, who was watching nearby, chatted to them and wished then well.
In the Quarter finals of the Top 10 Townsend were drawn against a Garston team, consisting of eight County Middleton Cup players and a junior international. The match started well enough, with Peter Thomson winning his singles by 21-10 against the international, and the fours of Bob Padget, Mike Cowell, Roger Potter and Peter Armstrong holding an early lead. It proved, however, to be a false dawn as the pairs and the triples both fell to heavy defeats and the fours were overhauled with a couple of ends to go.
In the Quarter finals of the Stockman-Winser mixed fours tournament Townsend's team, of Rena Williamson, Jane Dixon, Thomson and Alan Charran entertained a rink from Hemel and came away 27 -13 winners, the match having been conceded with a couple of ends still to play.
In the District Fours, the Townsend rink of Bob Lawrie, Roger Potter, Thomson and Peter Armstrong visited Potters Bar and after a very close game, won by 18 shots to 16.