THE Bradford Closed Championships at Keighley Table Tennis Centre were a personal triumph for Shahriar Masoudi.

He swept all before him, carrying off three titles, with Embassy Police team-mate John Chew being his victim in two finals.

Masoudi came through a testing five-game semi-final in the men's singles against Phil Cawser (Dewsbury Tog), while Chew overcame Richard Aitken (Hermits).

Chew won the first game in the final and was two points from a 2-0 lead at 9-9 in the second – but Masoudi took the last two points to level at 1-1 and powered through the next two games 11-6 11-4 to take his first singles title.

The pair also contested the veterans' final, where Masoudi was a commanding winner in straight games. They then teamed up in the men's doubles and were 3-0 winners over Jonaton Caspi (Tog) and Richard Abrahams (Pudsey).

RESULTS – Consolation singles: winner Shamir Bose (Hermits), runner-up Les Baker (Pudsey). Handicap singles: winner Peter Holbrook (Hermits), runner-up Glen Ellis (Hermits). Ladies' singles: winner Zarnab Jamal (Hermits), runner-up Linda Sanderson (Pudsey).

* BRADFORD League action saw Hermits D end a run of 15 defeats in Division Two with a share of the points at Baildon A.

The home side led 4-3 as Ian Warner won three times and Chris Willey once.

Hermits took the last two singles, with Ellis gaining a key 15-13 fifth-game success over Peter Warner and Maurice Biott putting them 5-4 up against Willey.

But their victory hopes were dashed when the Warner boys took the doubles 3-0 to make the overall score 5-5.

Results – Division One: Pudsey A 2 Dewsbury Tog A 8, Highdale A 7 Embassy Police B 3, Highdale A 7 Yeadon A 3, Embassy Police A 7 Dewsbury Tog A 3, Embassy Police A 9 Hermits A 1. Division Two: Highdale B 8 Hermits B 2, Baildon A 5 Hermits D 5, Hermits C 6 Pudsey B 4, Hermits B 8 Fastbats 2. Division Three: Unity B 8 Hermits E 2, Rastrick 6 Pudsey B 4, Hermits E 9 Hermits G 1, Baildon C 2 Hermits F 8, Baildon B 6 Rastrick 4, Baildon B 7 Hermits G 3. Division Four: Hermits J 2 Hermits H 8, Hermits K 1 Baildon D 9, Hermits I 2 Baildon E 8.