Bado wins fourth Ryan/Bersanti title

Brett Badovinac defeated Don Foley 21-7, 21-5 in the finals of the Open division of the 31st Annual Bill Ryan and Al Bersanti Handball Tournament Sunday at the Elks.

The victory marked Badovinac’s second straight Ryan/Bersanti title and his fourth overall.

In the Golden Masters division for players over 50, Rich Hawe defeated Dan Bersanti 21-17, 21-15 to win his second title in the tournament.

Sandy Gagnon of Bozeman defeated Florence’s Wally Page to win the Diamond Masters division for players over 70.

Quarterfinals – Brett Badovinac, Butte d. Andy White, Bozeman; Les Seago, Emigrant d. Sean Sandau, Missoula; Don Foley, Butte d. Jared Wierson, Missoula; Moe Johnson, Missoula d. David Starcevich, Wheatland, WY

Semifinal – Badovinac d. Seago 21-20, 21-10; Foley d. Johnson 21-9, 21-16

Finals – Badovinac d. Foley 21-7, 21-5

Golden Masters (50+)
First round – Tom Madrazo, Butte d. Brian Cohoe, British Columbia; John Larson, East Helena d. Steve Birrell, Bozeman; Rick Harrington, Missoula d. Sandy Gagnon, Bozeman; Mike Hitchcock, Butte d. Wally Page, Florence; Scott Salo, Butte d. Nick White, Bozeman; Dennis Stoner, Three Forks d. Rock Svennungsen, Shelby

Quarterfinals – Rich Hawe, Butte d. Madrazo; Harrington d. Larson; Hitchcock d. Salo; Dan Bersanti, Butte d. Stoner

Semifinals – Hawe d. Harrington 21-10, 21-11; Bersanti d. Hitchcock 21-16, 21-17

Third Place – Hitchcock d. Harrington by injury default

Finals – Hawe d. Bersanti 21-17, 21-15

Golden Masters A Consolation
Semifinals – Larson d. Madrazo; Salo d. Stoner

Third Place – Stoner d. Madrazo

Finals – Larson d. Salo

Golden Masters B Competition
Round Robin – Cohoe d. Birrell; Cohoe d. Gagnon; Birrell d. Gagnon; White d. Page, Svennungsen d. Page; Svennungsen d. White

Fifth Place (70+ Final) – Gagnon d. Page

Third Place – White d. Birrell

First Place – Svennungsen d. Cohoe

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