Swiss NLA season opened with a defeat for the actual champion – Kadetten Schaffhausen. They were unable to parry strong home team Wacker Thun in the first round of the Swiss championship. Despite reinforcing with Manuel Liniger from the Bundesliga, Kadetten had to concede a 29-25 defeat. Vice-champs Pfadi Winterthur took an away win against Kriens with 27:23.
Scores: St Gallen 26-25 Gossau, Stafa 25-31 Bern, Thun 29-25 Kadetten, Kriens 23-27 Pfadi Winterthur, Suhr 23-27 Zurich