December 8, 2013
Bozeman’s Jeremy Morton defeated Butte’s Brett Badovinac 21-10, 21-9 to win the open division of the 29th Annual Bill Ryan and Al Bersanti Memorial Handball Tournament at the Butte Elks. It is the second time Morton has won the tournament.
Butte’s Dan Bersanti defeated East Helena’s John Larson to defend his title in the Golden Masters Division, for players fifty and over. It was a rematch of last year’s final.
Blake Cassagranda of Butte won the B Division by virtue a three way tiebreaker. He won more games than Eric Bahr and Dawson Huff who also finished with at two wins and one loss record.
Sean Sandau defeated Jared Wierson Sunday in a Missoula grudge match.
First Round: Sean Sandau, Missoula d. Marcus Madrazo, Butte
Quarterfinals: Brett Badovinac, Butte d. Sandau; Don Foley, Butte d. Les Seago, Emigrant; Moe Johnson, Missoula d. David Starcevich, Butte; Jeremy Morton, Bozeman d. Jared Wierson, Missoula
Semifinals: Badovinac d. Foley 21-7-21-6; Morton d. Johnson 21-11, 21-9
Third: Johnson d. Foley 21-9, 21-19
Final: Morton d. Badovinac 21-10, 21-9
Golden Masters (50+)
First Round: Tom Morris, Billings d. Randy Jolliffe, Lolo; Rich Hawe, Butte d. Nick White, Bozeman; Dave Montelius, Missoula d. Mike Starcevich, Powell, WY; Mike Hitchcock, Butte d. Sandy Gagnon, Bozeman; Kirk Johnson, Missoula d. Rock Svennungsen, Shelby; Scott Salo, Butte d. Tom Madrazo, Butte
Quarterfinals: Dan Bersanti, Butte d. Morris; Hawe d. Montelius; Hitchcock d. Johnson; John Larsen, East Helena d. Salo
Quarterfinals: Bersanti d. Hawe; Larson d. Hitchcock
Final: Bersanti d. Larson 21-13, 21-17
B Division (Round Robin)
Dawson Huff, Butte d. Blake Cassagranda, Butte 2-1; Eric Bahr, Butte d. Kevin L’Heaureux, Butte 2-1; Cassagranda d. Bahr 2-0; Huff d. L’Heaureux 2-0; Cassagranda d. L’Heaureux 2-0; Bahr d. Huff 2-0
1st – Cassagranda (most games won)
2nd – Bahr
3rd – Huff
Golden Masters Consolation 1
Quarterfinals: Nick White d. Mike Starcevich; Rock Svennungsen d. Sandy Gagnon
Semifinals: White d. Randy Jolliffe; Tom Madrazo d. Svennungsen
Final: White d. Madrazo
Golden Masters Consolation 2
Semifinals: Dave Montelius d. Tom Morris; Kirk Johnson d. Scott Salo
Final: Johnson d. Montelius
A Division (Open Consolation)
Quarterfinal: Jared Wierson d. Marcus Madrazo
Semifinals: Les Seago d. Sean Sandau; David Starcevich d. Wierson
Third: Sandau d. Wierson
Final: Seago d. Starcevich