Townsend were well represented at the District Finals at Potters Bar, and started off the day's programme with a most unusual occurrence, as two teams from the same club competed against one another for the Fours title. In the end, the rink of Bob Lawrie, Roger Potter, Peter Thomson and Peter Armstrong managed to win, against the rink of Mike Docherty, Neil Grimson, Andy Scarborough and Les Perkins.
Thomson and Armstrong combined again, along with Jane Dixon and Rena Williamson, to defeat a very resilient Harperbury squad in the Mixed Fours, and enable Townsend to lift the Stockman -Winser trophy for the first time in 13 years. The winners got off to a superb start with a score of seven on the first end and were never bettered throughout the match, although their opponents competed to the very end.
Doherty and Perkins were called into action again, this time along with Ian Williams in the Triples. They battled hard against a very strong Welwyn and District squad but came off second best.
Thomson, in what was fast becoming a very long day, got off to a strong start against Harpenden's Nick Muir, in the Singles final, but his opponent's almost uncanny accuracy was to win through in the end.
Townsend's President, Clyde Martindill, and his "first lady," Bernadette, attended throughout in their capacity as supporters, mentors and official photographers, before rushing off at the end of proceedings to the maternity ward to welcome their new grandaughter who was (conveniently) born just as play ended!.
In the final special fixture of Townsend's centenary year, London Welsh were welcomed for a six rink match. The game was played in tremendous spirit and ended up level on rinks at three each. The visitors however, won by 11 shots overall, despite the success of Townsend's top rink, of Tony Leach, Ian Forster, Ian Williams and Andy Scarborough.