The 35th Annual Bill Ryan and Al Bersanti Memorial Handball Tournament starts at the Elks on Friday.
Seven-time champion Brett Badovinac has won the last five years. He has also won two of the last three Montana State Opens Singles Championships, including last April’s tournament in Butte.
Other entries include last year’s runner-up Les Seago from Emigrant and reigning age group state champions Mike Meyer and Tom Morris of Billings. Other former state champions in the field include Dan Bersanti and Mike Hitchcock of Butte.
Opening round schedule
Friday 6 p.m. — Tom Morris, Billings vs. Tom Madrazo, Butte; John Larson, East Helena vs. Todd Timboe, Seeley Lake
Friday 7 p.m. — Marcus Madrazo, Butte vs. Mike Meyer, Billings; Dan Bersanti, Butte vs. Skyler Criscuolo, Butte
Saturday 10 a.m. — Brett Badovinac vs. Morris or T. Madrazo; Mike Hitchcock vs. Larson or Timboe
Saturday 11:15 a.m. — Don Foley, Butte vs. M. Madrazo or Meyer; Les Seago, Emigrant vs. Bersanti or Criscuolo