December 2, 2018

Butte’s Brett Badovinac won the Open Division at the 34th Annual Bill Ryan and Al Bersanti Memorial Handball Tournament at the Elks in Butte. Badovinac defeated Les Seago of Emigrant 21-17, 10-21, 11-6 in the final match. It is Badovinac’s fifth consecutive title in the tournament and seventh overall.

Florence’s Wally Page defeated Joe Urbani of Bozeman for the Diamond Masters championship. Butte’s Matt Piazzola captured the A division and East Helena’s John Larson won the open consolation division.

Complete results:


Opening Round – Dylan Urbani, Bozeman d. Tom Madrazo, Butte; John Larson, East Helena d. Wally Page, Florence; Don Foley, Butte d. Joe Urbani, Bozeman; Les Seago, Emigrant d. Matt Piazzola, Butte; Dan Bersanti, Butte d. Dawson Huff, Butte

Quarterfinals – Brett Badovinac, Butte d. Dylan Urbani, Don Foley d. John Larson; Les Seago d. Tom Madrazo; Mike Hitchcock, Butte d. Marcus Madrazo

Semifinals – Badovinac d. Foley; Seago d. Hitchcock

3rd – Foley d. Hitchcock, injury default

1st – Badovinac d. Seago 17,(10),6

A Division (round robin)

1st – Matt Piazzola 3-0

2nd – Dawson Huff 2-1

3rd – Wally Page 1-2 (Diamond (70+) Champ)

4th – Joe Urbani 0-3

Open Consolation

Semifinals – John Larson d. Dylan Urbani; Marcus Madrazo d. Tom Madrazo

3rd– Urbani d. Marcus Madrazo

1st – Larson d. Marcus Madrazo