Most Recent Results
February 6, 2022 – Ryan/Bersanti Memorial
Brett Badovinac captured his seventh consecutive Open Division title in the Bill Ryan and Al Bersanti Memorial Handball tournament over the weekend at the Elks. Badovinac defeated Bozeman’s Evin Groves 21-14, 21-5 in the final. It is his ninth title in the tournament.
Mike Hitchcock defended his title in the Super Golden Masters Division for players 60 and over. He defeated Rick Edwards of Belgrade by injury default in the final.
Missoula’s Henry O’Brien defeated Marcus Madrazo 21-15, 21-12 to win the A Division.
Twenty-two players competed in the tournament, which hadn’t been held since December 2019 due to COVID.
Opening Round – Sean Sandau, Missoula d. Marcus Madrazo, Butte; Austin Meyers, Bozeman d. Dawson Huff, Butte; Sam Sottosanti, Butte d. Nick Piazzola, Butte; Don Foley, Butte d. Skyler Criscuolo; Evin Groves, Bozeman d. Henry O’Brien, Missoula
Quarterfinals – Brett Badovinac, Butte d. Sandau; Sottosanti d. Meyers 21-5, 21-10; Groves d. Foley 21-13, 21-5;Spencer Larsen, Billings d. Les Seago, Bozeman 21-17, 21-12
Semifinals – Badovinac d. Sottosanti 21-13, 21-6; Groves d. Larsen 21-18, 21-9
Third – Sottosanti d. Larsen 17-21, 21-14, 11-8
Final – Badovinac d. Groves 21-14, ,21-5
Super Golden Masters (60+)
Opening Round – Scott Salo, Butte d. Eric Howe, Divide
Quarterfinals – Mike Hitchcock, Butte d. Steve Birrell, Bozeman; John Larson, East Helena d. Tom Madrazo, Butte
Rick Edward, Belgrade d. Todd Timboe, Seeley Lake; Mike Meyer, Billings d. Salo 21-6, 21-8
Semifinals – Hitchcock d. Larson 21-14, 21-8; Edwards d. Meyer 21-9, 21-3
Third – Meyer d. Larson
Final – Hitchcock d. Edwards by injury default
Quarterfinals – Dawson Huff, Butte d. Nick Piazzola; Henry O’Brien, Missoula d. Eric Howe, Divide
Semifinals – Marcus Madrazo, Butte d. Huff 21-17, 21-14; O’Brien d. Skyler Criscuolo, Butte
Fifth – Howe d. Piazzola
Final – O’Brien d. Madrazo 21-15, 21-12
Semifinals – Austin Meyers, Bozeman d. Sean Sandau, Missoula; Don Foley, Butte d. Les Seago, Emigrant by default
Finals – Foley d. Meyers 6-21, 21-16, 11-6
Super Golden Consolation
Semifinals – Tom Madrazo, Butte d. Steve Birrell, Bozeman; Todd Timboe, Seeley Lake d. Scott Salo, Butte
Third – Salo d. Birrell
Final – Madrazo d. Timboe 21-16, 21-19
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