A first round match of the major singles was played at Bowral Bowling Club on March 7. Greg Taylor defeated Kevin Stafford 31-19. The first ten ends was subject to very good bowls with the scores 8-8. From then on Taylor shot to a 18-10 lead after 17 ends. This got Stafford back in action and he closed the gap to trail by one shot 18-17 after 20 ends.
Neville Tanner and Bill Dodwell defeated Colin Stone and Bob Kennett 15-12. John Cummins, M. Homewood and Glen Giese defeated Graham Hunt, Harold Wall and Eric Willacy 20-16. Bill Donnelly and Carl Spilker defeated Kel Limbrick and Don Coleman 21-15. B. Well and Brian Porter defeated John Lewis and Barry Werfel 24-9.
John Fleming and Owen Williams defeated Brian Bailey and David Chambers 22-13. Jim Starkey and Bob Edwards defeated Bill Pope and Dan Ticehurst 35-15. Walter Gibb and Clive Neutze defeated Merv Johnstone and Peter Morales 23-20.