December 3, 2017 – Butte
Brett Badovinac found himself in familiar territory Sunday.
The Butte handball player won the 33rd Annual Bill Ryan/Al Bersanti Memorial Tournament at the Elks. Badovinac beat Don Foley 20-21, 21-17, 11-2 in the championship match to win the tournament for the fourth straight year.
The title was the sixth overall for Badovinac, the reigning state champion. He beat Foley in the Open Division championship match the last three years.
Cole Salo of Butte used a tiebreaker to beat Les Seago of Emigrant for third place.
Butte’s Mike Hitchcock won the 60-plus Super Gold Masters Division title. After going 3-0 in round robin to win his pool, Hitchcock beat John Larson of East Helena 21-15, 21-16 in Sunday’s championship match.
Scott Salo of Butte claimed third place after his Sunday competitor, Butte native Rick Harrington of Missoula, forfeited because of injury.
Nick White, Bozeman, def. Marcus Madrazo, Butte, 20-21, 21-16, 11-5; Sam Sandau, Missoula, def. Dawson Huff, Butte.
Brett Badovinac, Butte, def. White 21-4, 21-17; Les Seago, Emigrant, def. Moe Johnson, Missoula, 21-20, 11-20, 11-9; Cole Salo, Butte, def. Sandau 21-15, 18-21, 11-10; Don Foley, Butte, def. Kent Scott, Lander, Wyoming, 21-14, 13-21, 11-5.
Badovinac def. Seago 21-15, 21-6; Foley def. Salo 21-15, 21-20.
Badovinac def. Foley 20-21, 21-17, 11-2
Salo def. Seago
Jonston def. Huff; Scott def. Madrazo.
Johnson def. White; Scott def. Sandau.
Johnson def. Scott
Super Gold Masters
John Larson, East Helena, def. Wally Page, Florence, 21-8, 21-3; Rick Harrington, Missoula, def. Tom Madrazo, Butte, 21-17, 21-11; Larson def. Madrazo 21-20, 21-19; Page def. Harrington 21-17, 18-21, 11-7; Larson def. Harrington by forfeit; Madrazo def. Page 21-18, 21-10
Scott Salo, Butte, def. Sandy Gagnon, Bozeman, 21-16, 21-14. Mike Hitchcok, Butte, def. Randy Jolliffe, Lolo; Salo def. Jolliffe; Hitchcock def. Gagnon; Hitchcock def. Salo 21-18, 2-13; Jolliffe def Gagnon.
Hitchcock def. Larson 21-15, 21-6
Salo def. Harrington injury default
Madrazo def. Jolliffe
Page def. Gagnon 21-7, 11-21, 11-9