Badovinac six-peats at Ryan/Bersanti tourney

Badovinac six-peats at Ryan/Bersanti tourney
Butte's Brett Badovinac is shown in this Butte Sports file photo.

Brett Badovinac made it a perfect half dozen Sunday at the Elks.

The Butte handball player won the 35th Annual Bill Ryan and Al Bersanti Memorial Handball Tournament.

The win gives Badovinac, the reigning Montana state singles champion, his sixth straight title in the tournament. He has won the event eight times overall.

Badovinac beat Les Seago of Emigrant 21-16, 21-18 in the championship match. He topped Butte’s Mike Hitchcock in the semifinals on Saturday. Seago beat Don Foley of Butte in a tiebreaker in the other semifinal.

Foley beat Hitchcock to claim third place.

East Helena’s John Larson won the A division and Mike Myer of Billings won the open consolation.

Complete results:

Open Division
Opening Round — Tom Madrazo, Butte d. Tom Morris, Billings; Todd Timboe, Great Falls d. John Larson, East Helena; Mike Meyer, Billings d. Marcus Madrazo, Butte; Dan Bersanti, Butte d. Skyler Criscuolo, Butte

Quarterfinals — Brett Badovinac, Butte d. Tom Madrazo, Mike Hitchcock, Butte d. Timboe; Don Foley d. Mike Meyer; Less Seago, Emigrant d. Bersanti

Semifinals — Badovinac d. Hitchcock; Seago d. Foley 17-21, 21-4, 11-4

Third place — Foley d. Hitchcock 21-11, 21-14

Championship — Badovinac d. Seago 21-16, 21-18

A Division (round robin)

1 — John Larson 3-0
2 — Tom Morris 2-1
3 — Skyler Criscuolo 1-2
4 — Marcus Madrazo 0-3

Open Consolation
Semifinals — Tom Madrazo d. Todd Timboe; Mike Meyer d. Dan Bersanti

Third place — Timbo d. Bersanti, injury forfeit

Championship —  Meyer d. Madrazo

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