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.
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
Semifinals – John Larson d. Dylan Urbani; Marcus Madrazo d. Tom Madrazo
3rd– Urbani d. Marcus Madrazo
1st – Larson d. Marcus Madrazo