Townsend booked its place in the Bob Vise final by defeating Welwyn Garden City by 3 rinks to 1. First to finish was a victorious Alan Charran, by 21-13. The pairs, Mike Doherty and Peter Thomson, won by 18 -15, which meant that the home team only needed one more victory to progress. This was duly delivered by Peter Armstrong's rink, of Bob Padget, Andy Scarborough, and Roger Potter who won by 5 shots after a closely fought tie.
As part of their Centenary celebrations, six rinks of Townsend bowlers, along with their guests, went on an awayday to Marlow, another club one hundred years old this year. This was the second trip of the season, following on from the very successful match against the Royal Household at Windsor, last month. The coach left the club in St Albans in sufficient time to allow for a few hours sightseeing before the afternoon's match, which was a tightly fought affair with Marlow only pulling away to win in the final few ends. Top rink for Townsend was Fred Mulberry, Barbara Williams, Neil Grimson and Alan Charran, who won by 29 -8.
Townsend were invited to compete along with Sawbridgeworth and Braintree, in a Tripartite Tournament to commemorate the centenary of the three clubs. Despite 50mph gusts of wind Townsend succeded in winning the Trophy by a margin of 10 shots. The Top rink comprised Rena Williamson, Dave Ricketts, Bob Padget and Gordon Williamson, who missed their second Hot Shot of the past week by a matter of inches.
Both Townsend rinks competed in the quarter finals of the District Fours and both duly qualified for the semis. The rink of Mike Doherty, Neil Grimson, Les Perkins and Alan Charran won a closely contested match against Harperbury by 20-18, and that of Bob Lawrie, Roger Potter, Peter Thomson and Peter Armstrong defeated opposition from Harpenden by 25 -11.
Peter Thomson also booked his place in the St Albans and District singles final, at the expense of opposition from Harperbury, winning by 21-12.