Badovinac, Foley win state doubles handball title

Badovinac, Foley win state doubles handball title

BILLINGS — Butte handball players Brett Badovinac and Don Foley claimed the title in the Open Division of the 2018 Montana State Doubles Handball Tournament last weekend at the Billings YMCA.

The Butte duo won by virtue of a tiebreaker in the tournament that used a round-robin format. They finished with a 3-1 record, tying with the team of Missoula’s Sean Sandau and Emigrant’s Les Seago and the team of Livingston’s Rick Edwards and Bozeman’s Steve Birrell. The tiebreaker came down to most games won, with Badovinac and Foley winning seven games compared to six for the other two teams.

Jay Spooner and Dan Passolt of Fargo, North Dakota, took home two titles, winning both the Golden Masters (50 plus) and the Super Golden Masters (60 plus). Dan Scilley of Luther and Butte native Monk Semansky of Highwood won the Diamond Masters (70 plus).

Complete Results:

Open – Round Robin
1st – Brett Badovinac and Don Foley, Butte (3-1) (7-2) def. Edwards and Birrell 21-13, 21-11;  def. Urbani and Urbani 21-15, 21-10; def. Madrazo and Madrazo 21-10, 21-3

2nd – Rick Edwards, Livingston and Steve Birrell, Bozeman (3-1) (6-2) def. Sandau and Seago 21-19, 21-14; def. Urbani and Urbani 21-5, 21-12; def. Madrazo and Madrazo

3rd – Sean Sandau, Missoula and Les Seago, Emigrant (3-1) (6-3) def. Badovinac and Foley 14-21, 21-17, 11-8; def. Urbani and Urbani 21-5, 21-12; def. Madrazo and Madrazo 21-6, 21-14

4th – Joey Urbani and Dylan Urbani, Bozeman (1-3) def. Tom Madrazo and Marcus Madrazo, Butte 21-11, 21-12

Golden Masters (50+) – Round Robin
1st – Jay Spooner and Dan Passolt, Fargo, ND (4-0) def. Larson and Canfield 21-5, 21-3; def. Moller and Pomroy by forfeit; def. Johnston and Peters 21-5, 21-13; def. White and Howe 21-7, 21-3

2nd – John Larson, East Helena and Craig Canfield, Billings (3-1) def. Moller and Pomroy 21-19, 3-21, 11-9; def. Johnson and Peters 21-3, 21-10; def. White and Howe 21-10, 21-14

3rd – Wayne Moller and Steve Pomroy, Billings (2-2) def. Johnson and Peters 21-7, 8-21, 11-0; def. White and Howe 21-6, 21-12

4th – Kirk Johnson and Robin Peters, Missoula (1-3) def. Nick White, Bozeman and Eric Howe, Divide 18-21, 21-18, 11-2

Super Golden Masters (60+)
Quarterfinals – Dan Scilley, Luther and Mike Meyer, Billings def. Don French and Duncan McBain, Billings 21-4, 21-4; Scott Salo and Tom Madrazo, Butte def. Clay Breshears and Brent Voorhees, Billings; Jay Spooner and Dan Passolt, Fargo, ND def. Russ Whitten, Red Lodge and Ed Garding, Billings 21-1, 21-4; Garth Kallevig, Sidney and Rick Harrington, Missoula def. John Armstrong and Lowell Cooke, Billings 21-5, 21-5

Semifinals – Scilley and Meyer def. Salo and Madrazo 21-8, 21-6; Spooner and Passolt def. Kallevig and Harrington 21-7, 21-6

3rd – Kallevig and Harrington def. Salo and Madrazo 21-19, 21-17

Final – Spooner and Passolt der. Scilley and Spooner 21-18, 17-21, 11-3

Super Golden Consolation
Semifinals – Breshears and Voorhees def. French and McBain 10-21, 21-10, 11-5; Whitten and Garding def. Armstrong and Cook 19-21, 21-6, 11-4

3rd – Armstrong and Cook def. French and McBain 21-16, 21-20

Final – Whitten and Garding def. Breshears and Voorhees 21-16, 21-8

Diamond Masters (70+) – Round Robin
1st – Dan Scilley, Luther and Monk Semansky, Highwood (4-0) def. Morris and Whitten 21-14, 21-10; def. Fox and Warren 21-7, 21-18; def. Erhardt and Meyer 21-6, 21-10; def. Blackwell and Lyons 21-1, 21-2

2nd – Tom Morris, Billings and Russ Whitten, Red Lodge (3-1) def. Fox and Warren 3-21, 21-10, 11-5; def. Erhardt and Meyer 21-11, 21-13; def. Blackwell and Lyons 21-4, 21-4

3rd – Dick Fox, Billings and Carl Warren, Bozeman(2-2) def. Erhardt and Meyer 21-6, 21-10; def. Blakwell and Lyons 21-9, 21-5

4th – Emil Erhardt and Bob Meyer, Billings (1-3) def. Gene Blackwell and John Lyons, Billings

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