YORKSHIRE county player Craig Gant picked up £140 as winner of the Dearne & Don Merit at New Mill.
He beat D Mallinson 21-7 in the final, the first 12 ends being shared for Gant to lead 8-6.
In the next 12 ends it was all Gant as he dropped only one point after bowling a straight mark from the bottom of the green to the top – bowling very close to run out a comfortable winner.
Three of the opening matches were easy wins, but Mallinson had a huge battle with S Marshall before winning through 21-17.
The semi-finals were again one-sided.
In his speech, Gant thanked the sponsor, A Hufton, the greenkeeper for providing such an excellent surface and the league officials for running the competition.
There are rounds of the Spen Masters on both Saturday and Sunday.
Latest qualifiers in the competion, sponsored by P & I Hopkins Butchers, are Chris Slater (Wales) and Chris Mordue (Brighouse).
On Saturday, the draw is: Dan Williams (Shropshire) v Andy Mailer (Sheffield), Steve Curbishley (Wrexham) v Roy Nicholson (Halifax), Callum Wraight (Shropshire) v Joe Thorpe (Meersbrook), Allan Thompson (Mirfield) v Richard Jackson (Sheffield), Andrew Sykes (Mirfield) v Daniel Jones (Wrexham), Mick Crawshaw (Sheffield) v Richard Goddard (Shropshire), Richard Atkin (Meersbrook) v Andrew Judson (Shropshire), Gareth Nicholson (Halifax) v Graham Hickey (Halifax).
Sunday’s draw is – 10.30am: Gareth Foster (Rhyll) v Bob Whitfield (Brighouse), Nigel Cranston (Leeds) v David Jackson (Macclesfield), Jonathan Welsby (Warrington) v Richard Stockdale (Bradford), Jack Summers (Bradford) v Kieren Smith (Leeds). 1.30pm: Andy Wike (Huddersfield) v Duncan Reeves (Littlemoor), Ashley Daykin (Huddersfield) v Joseph Cranston (Leeds), Dean Scarth (Batley) v Andrew Farmer (Sheffield), James Wilcox (Leeds) v Jason Jones (Rhyll).