Synonyms to first round

alpha, A, beginning, blast-off, breaking-in, commencement, creation, cutting edge, dawn, dawning, edge, establishment, first, first blush, first glance, first impression, first inning, first lap, first move, first sight, first stage, first step, flying start, foundation, fresh start, gambit, genesis, initial, initiative, institution, jump-off, kick-off, le premier pas, leading edge, new departure, oncoming, onset, opening, opening move, origin, origination, outbreak, outset, outstart, prime, primitiveness, primitivity, running start, send-off, setout, setting in motion, setting-up, square one, start, start-off, starting point, take-off, warming-up, initiat