The first of three rounds of the 2005 Ronnies ran from September 4 through 24. Submitted games had to be comply with the "24-Hour" creation guidelines, as well as incorporating two (and only two) of the specific words: Suburb, Hatred, Girlfriend, or Rat.
There were thirty-four entries resulting in:
- Four "High" Ronnies
- Three "Low" Ronnies
- Six Honorable Mentions
- One Disqualification
Ron Edward's own game, It Was a Mutual Decision was crafted for this round but was not considered in the rankings.