State Champions
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Missoula Handball
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2014 State Singles
2014 State Singles
Billings - April 13, 2014
Bozeman’s Jeremy Morton defeated eight time champion Justin Balkenbush of Billings to win the Montana State Singles Open Division Sunday at the YMCA in Billings. It is Morton’s second title. He also won in 2004.
Butte’s Brett Badovinac captured the Masters (40+) division by defeating defending champion Moe Johnson of Missoula in a rematch of last year’s final.
Dan Scilley of Luther won the Golden Master (50+) by injury default over Butte’s Dan Bersanti. It was Scilley’s 10th state age group title and 26th state title overall including doubles. Only Paul Wachholz has more with 35.
Billing’s Mike Meyer defeated Garth Kallevig of Sidney to capture his second title in the Super Golden Masters (60+) division.
Tom Morris of Billings defeated Missoula’s Wally Page in the Diamond Masters (70+) to win his eighth age group singles title.
Missoula’s Brad Chumrau captured the B division in a round robin format and EJ Panetta of Sheridan Wyoming captured the A division, which is the consolation of the Open division. Complete Results:
Quarterfinals: Chance Wachholz (Kalispell) d. Conor Salo (Butte); Jeremy Morton (Bozeman) d. Jared Wierson (Missoula) 21-9, 21-8; Justin Balkenbush (Billings) d. EJ Panetta (Sheridan, WY) 21-12, 21-6; Pete Svennungsen (Spokane, WA) d. Todd Williamson (Bozeman) 21-3, 21-10
Semifinals: Morton d. Wachholz 21-14, 21-13; Balkenbush d. Svennungsen 21-14, 21-6
Third: Svennugsen d. Wahholz by forfeit
Finals: Morton d. Balkenbush
Masters (40+)
Quarterfinals: Moe Johnson (Missoula) d. Todd Williamson (Bozeman) 21-6, 21-2; Brian Hamilton (Sheridan, WY) d. Steve Maier (Missoula) 21-11, 21-12; Don Foley (Butte) d. Alex Fox (Bozeman) 10-21, 21-7, 11-3; Brett Badovinac (Butte) d. Nick White (Bozeman) 21-13, 21-5
Semifinals: Johnson d. Hamilton 12-21, 21-16, 11-7; Badovinac d. Foley 21-16, 21-8
Third: Hamilton d. Foley 21-9, 21-13
Final: Badovinac d. Johnson 21-19, 21-3
Golden Masters (50+)
First Round: Craig Canfield (Billings) d. Scott Salo (Butte) 21-9, 11-21, 11-6; Jay Stender (Sheridan, WY) d. Bob Meyer (Billings) 21-11, 21-11; Dan Bersanti (Butte) d. Steve Birrell (Bozeman) 21-8, 21-12; Dan Scilley (Luther) d. Jessie Egan (Missoula) 21-2, 21-3; Mike Hitchcock (Butte) d. Nick White (Bozeman) 21-10, 21-9; Frank Cikan (Bozeman) d. Wayne Moller (Billings) 21-18, 21-7; Steve Maier (Missoula) d. Mike Starcevich (Powell, WY) 21-2, 21-2
Quarterfinals: David Montelius (Missoula) d. Canfield 21-20, 21-3; Bersanti d. Stender 14-21, 21-18, 11-9; Scilley d. Hitchcock 21-19, 21-3; Cikan d. Maier 3-21, 21-18, 11-8
Semifinals: Bersanti d. Montelius 13-21, 21-20, 11-5; Scilley d. Cikan 21-11, 21-8
Third: Montelius d. Cikan by forfeit
Final: Scilley d. Bersanti by injury default
Super Golden Masters (60+)
Quarterfinals: Garth Kallevig (Sidney) d. John Larson (Helena) 12-21, 21-6, 11-8; Rick Harrington (Missoula) d. Frank Cikan (Bozeman); Rock Svennungsen (Shelby) d. Dick Fox (Billings) 21-16, 21-14; Mike Meyer (Billings) d. Kendal Kallevig (Sidney) 21-4, 21-6
Semifinals: Kallevig d. Harrington 12-21, 21-11, 11-2; Meyer d. Svennungsen 21-6, 21-16
Third: Rock Svennungsen d. Harrington by injury default
Finals: Meyer d. Kallevig
Diamond Masters (70+)
Quarterfinals: Wally Page (Missoula) d. Phil Kulbeck (Missoula) 11-21, 21-13, 11-2; Russ Whitten (Red Lodge) d. Emil Erhardt (Billings) 16-21, 21-15, 11-0; Sandy Gagnon (Bozeman) d. Tom Kelly (Billings) 21-2, 21-8; Tom Morris (Billings) d. Mike Mosolf (Dillon) 21-2, 21-12
Semifinals: Page d. Whitten 21-10, 21-9; Morris d. Gagnon 21-5, 21-4
Third: Gagnon d. Whitten 21-11, 21-10
Finals: Morris d. Page
B Division
Round Robin: Brad Chumrau (Missoula) d. Brandon Penrose (Billings) 21-5, 21-12; Penrose d. Skylar Criscuolo (Butte) 16-21, 21-16, 11-7; Chumrau d. Criscuolo 21-5, 21-5; Jessie Eagen (Missoula) d. Penrose 21-15, 21-15; Eagen d. Criscuolo 21-16, 9-21, 11-4; Chumrau d. Eagen
1st – Chumrau
2nd – Eagen
3rd – Penrose
A Division
Semifinals: Jared Wierson (Missoula) d. Conor Salo (Butte) 21-17, 21-12; EJ Panetta (Sheridan) d. Todd Williamson 21-2, 21-2
Third: Williamson d. Salo
Final: Panetta d. Wierson
Masters Consolation
Semifinals: Maier d. Williamson 21-6, 21-5; Fox d. White 16-21, 21-8, 11-9
Third: White d. Williamson
Final: Fox d. Maier
Golden Masters Consolation 1
Quarterfinals: Meyer d. Birrell 21-14, 21-18; White d. Eagen forfeit; Moller d. Starcevich
Semifinals: Salo d. Meyer 21-10, 21-10; White d. Moller 21-14, 21-12
Final: Salo d. White
Golden Masters Consolation 2
Semifinal: Starcevich d. Eagen
Final: Birrell d. Starcevich
Golden Masters Consolation 3
Semifinals: Stender d. Canfield 8-21, 21-14, 11-7; Maier d. Hithcock 21-6, 21-16
Final: Maier d. Stender
Super Golden Consolation
Semifinals: Larson d. Cikan 21-12, 21-16; Fox d. Kallevig 21-8, 21-9
Third: Kalevig d. Cikan by forfeit
Final: Larson d. Fox
Diamond Masters Consolation
Semifinals: Erhardt d. Kulbeck 21-6, 21-7; Kelly d. Mosolf 21-11, 21-8
Third: Kulbeck d. Mosolf
Final: Erhardt d. Kelly