Ryan/Bersanti handball starts Friday

The 29th Annual Bill Ryan and Al Bersanti Memorial Handball Tournament starts Friday at the Elks.

Former champions Brett Badovinac of Butte and Jeremy Morton of Bozeman lead the Open Division field, which also features reigning State Masters (40-plus) champion Moe Johnson of Missoula.

Butte’s Dan Bersanti is back to defend his title in the golden masters division for players 50 and over. He will face tough competition in a field that includes reigning state golden masters champion Dave Montelius of Missoula.

Opening round schedule:

Open Division
7 p.m. — Marcus Madrazo, Butte vs. Sean Sandau, Missoula
10 a.m. — Brett Badovinac, Butte vs. Madrazo/Sandau winner; Don Foley, Butte vs. Les Seago, Bozeman
11:15 a.m. — Moe Johnson, Missoula vs. David Starcevich, Butte; Jared Wierson, Missoula vs. Jeremy Morton, Bozeman

Golden Masters

4 p.m. — Tom Madrazo, Butte vs. Scott Salo, Butte
6 p.m. — Rich Hawe, Butte vs. Nick White, Bozeman; Mike Starcevich, Powell, WY vs. Dave Montelius, Missoula; Mike Hitchcock, Butte vs. Sandy Gagnon, Bozeman
7 p.m. — Tom Morris, Billings vs. Randy Jolliffe, Lolo
8 p.m. — Kirk Johnson, Missoula vs. Rock Svennungsen, Shelby
11:15 a.m. — Dan Bersanti, Butte vs. Morris/Jolliffe winner
12:30 p.m. — John Larson, East Helena vs. Madrazo/Salo winner

B Division
7 p.m. — Blake Cassagranda, Butte vs. Dawson Huff, Butte
8 p.m. — Kevin L’Heaureux , Butte vs. Eric Bahr, Butte

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