Bado wins fifth straight Ryan/Bersanti title

Bado wins fifth straight Ryan/Bersanti title
Brett Badovinac, right, and Les Seago pose for a photo after Badovinac beat Seago in a tiebreaker in the Sunday’s championship match of the Bill Ryan and Al Bersanti Memorial Handball Tournament at the Elks. (Courtesy photo)

Butte’s Brett Badovinac won the Open Division at the Bill Ryan and Al Bersanti Memorial Handball Tournament Sunday at the Elks.

Badovinac defeated Les Seago of Emigrant 21-17, 10-21, 11-6 in the final match. This marks 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

Third-place: Foley d. Hitchcock, injury default

Championship: Badovinac d. Seago 21-17, 10-21,11-6

A Division (round robin)
1. Matt Piazzola 3-0
2. Dawson Huff 2-1
3. Wally Page 1-2 (Diamond (70+) Champ)
4. Joe Urbani 0-3

Open Consolation
Semifinals: John Larson d. Dylan Urbani; Marcus Madrazo d. Tom Madrazo

Third place: Urbani d. Marcus Madrazo

Championship: Larson d. Marcus Madrazo

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