State handball tournament starts Friday in Butte

State handball tournament starts Friday in Butte

The Montana State Singles Handball Tournament starts Friday at the Elks in Butte.

The open divisions features four time champion Chance Wachholz of Kalispell and past champion Brett Badovinac of Butte. Other former state champions in the field include Butte’s Mike Hitchcock and Dan Bersanti, Billings’ Tom Morris and Mike Meyer, and Missoula’s Steve Maier and Dave Montelius.

Opening Round Schedule:

Open
First Round
Friday 6:15 p.m. — Skyler Criscuolo, Butte vs. Nate Guza, Missoula; Eric Aschim, Missoula vs. Manny Mendoza, Chubbock, Idaho.

Friday 7:30 p.m. — Cole Salo, Butte vs. Eric Schmidt, Missoula; John Chapman, Frenchtown vs. Marcus Madrazo, Butte

Quarterfinals
Saturday 11 a.m. — Brett Badovinac, Butte vs. Criscuolo/Guza winner; Steve Maier, Missoula vs. Salo/Schmidt winner; Don Foley, Butte vs. Aschim/Mendoza winner; Chance Wachholz, Kalispell vs. Chapman/Madrazo winner

Golden Master (50+)
Friday 6:15 p.m. — Steve Maier, Missoula vs. Nick White, Bozeman

Friday 7:30 p.m. — Dave Montelius, Missoula vs. Todd Timboe, Great Falls

Saturday 9 a.m. — Don Schmidt, Missoula vs. Todd Timboe, Great Falls; Kirk Johnson, Missoula vs. Nick White, Bozeman

Super Golden Masters (60+)
First round
Friday 7:30 p.m. — Tom Madrazo, Butte vs. Rick Jones, Bozeman

Quarterfinals
Saturday 10:15 a.m. — Mike Hitchcock, Butte vs. Sam Anderson, Emigrant; Dan Adams, Helena vs. Dan Bersanti, Butte; Mike Meyer, Billings vs. Scott Salo, Butte; John Larson, East Helena vs. Madrazo/Jones winner.

Diamond Masters
Friday 5 p.m. — Tom Morris, Billings vs. Wally Page, Florence; Monk Semansky, Highwood vs. Sandy Gagnon, Bozeman

B Division
Friday 6:15 p.m. — Dawson Huff, Butte vs. Chris Lombardi, Missoula

Friday 8:45 p.m. — Eric Schmidt, Missoula vs. Luke Alford

Saturday 9 a.m. — Eric Schmidt, Missoula vs. Chris Lombardi, Missoula; Dawson Huff, Butte vs. Matt Piazzola, Butte



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