April 8, 2018 - Butte
Scott Moler of Bozeman captured the Open Division at the Montana State Singles Handball Championships at the Elks on Sunday. He defeated defending champion Brett Badovinac in the final.
Badovinac was crowned the Masters division champion by virtue being the highest finisher over 40. The open and masters divisions were combined. It is Badovinac’s fifth straight Masters title.
Livingston’s Rick Edwards defeated defending champion Mike Hitchcock of Butte in the Golden Masters division, for players 50 and over.
Jay Spooner of Fargo North Dakota defended his Super Golden Masters title, for players 60 and over, by defeating Butte’s Mike Hitchcock.
Billings’s Tom Morris captured the Diamond Masters division for players 70 and over. He won all four of his matches in the round robin format. It is Morris’s tenth state singles title.
Butte’s Skyler Criscoulo defeated Missoula’s Eric Schmidt to capture the B division title.
Bozeman brothers Joey and Dylan Urbani faced off for the A division title. Older brother Joey prevailed in two close.
Jared Wierson, Missoula, def. Dylan Urbani, Bozeman; Les Seago, Emigrant, def. Connor Salo, Glendive; Don Foley, Butte, def. Joey Urbani, Bozeman; Scottie Moler, Bozeman, def. Marcus Madrazo, Butte; Jay Spooner, Fargo, N.D., def. Randy Jolliffe, Lolo, 21-9, 21-13
Brett Badovinac, Butte, def. Wierson 21-12, 21-12; Seago def. Sean Sandau, Missoula, 21-10, 21-12; Moler def. Foley 21-7, 21-12; Moe Johnson, Missoula, def. Spooner 21-18, 21-3
Badovinac def. Seago 21-4, 16-21, 11-3; Moler def. Johnson 21-5, 21-1
Moler def. Badovinac 21-9, 21-2
Seago d. Johnson 4-21, 21-19, 11-3
Joey Urbani def. Madrazo 21-7, 21-5
Dylan Urbani def. Salo 21-11, 21-17; Joey Urbani def. Jolliffe (Injury default)
Joey Urbani def. Dylan Urbani 21-17, 21-19
Salo def. Jolliffe (Injury default)
Sandau def. Wierson 21-6, 21-14; Foley def. Spooner 21-18, 21-7
Foley def. Sandau 21-9, 21-16
Golden Masters (50 plus)
Kelly Scott, Lander, Wyo., def. Don Schmidt, Missoula, 21-11, 21-4; Jay Stender, Sheridan, Wyo., def. Nick White, Bozeman, 21-6, 21-16; Rick Edwards, Livingston, def. Joseph Lison, Rock Springs, Wyo., 21-8, 21-2
Mike Hitchcock, Butte, def. Scott; Edwards def. Stender
Edwards def. Hitchcock 21-9, 21-9
Scott def. Stender 21-7, 21-20
Golden Masters consolation
1st – Schmidt (2-0) def. White 21-12, 21-12; def. Lison 21-8, 21-8
2nd – White (1-1) def. Lison 21-12, 21-19
Super Golden Masters (60 plus)
Jay Spooner, Fargo, N.D., def. Tom Madrazo, Butte; Rich Hawe, Butte, def. Mike Meyer, Billings, 21-17, 20-21, 11-6; Mike Hitchcock, Butte, def. Craig Canfield, Billings; John Larson, East Helena, def. Scott Salo, Butte
Spooner def. Hawe; Hitchcock def. Larson
Spooner def. Hitchcock 21-12, 21-16
Larson def. Hawe by default
Super Golden Masters consolation
Madrazo def. Meyer: Canfield def. Salo
Madrazo def. Canfield
Meyer def. Salo
Diamond Masters (70 plus)
1st - Tom Morris, Billings (4-0), def. Gagnon 21-13, 21-4; def. Wally Page, Florence 21-9, 21-3; def. Lambert 21-10, 21-12; def. Semansky by injury default;
2nd – Sandy Gagnon, Bozeman (3-1) def. Lambert 20-21, 14-21, 11-7; def. Semansky by injury default; def. Page
3rd – Jim Lambert, Bigfork (2-2) def. Semansky by injury default
4th – Monky Semansky, Highwood (1-3) def. Page 21-8, 21-3
Eric Schmidt, Missoula, def. Kale Guldseth, Butte, 21-10, 17-21, 11-6; Skyler Criscuolo, Butte, def. Guldseth 21-5, 21-4; Criscuolo def. Eric Schmidt; Dawson Huff, Butte, def. Marcus Madrazo, Butte, 21-16, 21-11; Joseph Lison, Rock Springs, Wyo., def. Huff 21-12, 19-21, 11-2; Lison def. Madrazo.
Criscuolo def. Lison 21-14, 21-10
Schmidt def. Huff 21-15, 21-6