THE Vale's seniors pairs better-ball open was contested by 114 players from 29 clubs but dominated by home aces.

Vernon Banner and Keith Lloyd won with 45 points with 44 scored by Ken Vincent and John Eastoe in second and Nigel Smith and Andy Struthers in third.

Winners in the visitors' category with 43 were Roger Cottel and Rob Finley from Gaudet Luce, Kevin Russell from Druids Heath and Trevor Pinneghar from Walsall and Fred Butler from Coventry Hearsall and Alan Butler from Abbey Park.

Nearest the pin on the 18th in two was Vincent from The Vale and closest on the fifth was Paul Woodward from Ravenmeadow and Perdiswell Park.

Belinda Whitehead and Jill Millward collected £520 for The Vale captains' joint charities via a raffle.