Top score in the 1st round of the Open Knockout Cup was Jamie Barrett of Colliton Imps with 75 at the Spitfire Club, Crossways. The highest team score was 486 by Breakaways of Section A as they beat New Inn Chuckers of Section D by 52-pins at the Wool Britsh Legion. The highest hand was 86 by Colliton Imps in their clash with fellow Section A side Puddletown Wanderers at the Spitfire Club, with Imps coming out on top winning by 45-pins.
At the Colliton Club on alley one Colliton Spares and Essentials went to an extra hand after finishing level, both hitting 423, and it was the Section C side Colliton Spares that came out on top hitting 79 on their extra hand to win by 19-pins. Other notable wins saw Section C leaders Wareham Legionaires knock out Jolly Green Giants from Section A, the Wareham outfit won by 31-pins hitting 475 which is their highest home score of the season. Another Section C side that knocked out Section A opponents were Top Pins who beat Royal Oak Wanderers away at the Bloxworth Club by 26-pins hitting 398 on what is a difficult alley. Lastly Merrymen of Section D who are without a win all season beat Steamers of Section B by 13-pins on their Three Compasses alley.