The 2016 MCA Nine-Wicket Series continues to find ways to reach back to the 2013 season. During that historic first season, Paul Miller took both the inaugural MCA Championship tournament and GWM Pro Points Race, but since then had only been able to play in a few MCA events. His return this year netted his first tourney win since 2013 as he took down Billy Bob Breeden 32-18 in Sunday's Kansas City Open Pro Division final at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. That little nod to the 2013 season follows the only other tournament winner from that first year, Greg Clouse, also picking up his first MCA win since 2013 at the Missouri Open held earlier in July.
PRO DIVISION: Paul Miller 32, Billy Bob Breeden 18
GOLD DIVISION: Josh Reed 23, Jodi Adams 21
PARKVILLE, MO -- Justin Marciniak survived a long day to snatch the Kansas City Open Silver Division title from Gabe Airrington with a 12-6 win in the title game held at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri this afternoon.
Start times for all 10 players in the Silver-Bronze Division for the 2016 Kansas City Open at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri are below.
Times and block assignments for the Pro Division for the 2016 Kansas City Open at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri are below. The top two seeds from each block move into the Pro Playoff. Block winners will be seeded 1-4 by season points total. Second place block finishers will be seeded 5-8 by season points total.
PARKVILLE, MO -- The deadline for 2016 Kansas City Open to be held July 30-31, 2016 at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri is today (7/25) at 6:00 p.m. For more details on the event see the information page.
To reserve your spot in the event, email email@example.com or visit the KC Open Silver-Bronze Facebook event page or the KC Open Pro-Gold Facebook event page. Please indicate your preferred division if you email.
Current commitments (updates will be made here):
PRO - SUNDAY, JULY 31
Billy Bob Breeden
Robert Fournier (7/25)
Paul Miller (7/25)
Matt Smith (7/25)
GOLD - SUNDAY, JULY 31
Steve Jackson (7/25)
SILVER/BRONZE - SATURDAY, JULY 30
Shari Cullinan (7/25)
Wanda Jackson (7/25)
Annika Jackson (7/27)
Added Robert Fournier, Paul Miller, Matt Smith, Steve Jackson, Shari Cullinan, Wanda Jackson
Annika Jackson added to Silver-Bronze 7/27. Request made 7/25.
The 2016 Kansas City Open will be held July 30-31, 2016 at the Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. This will be the third edition of the KC Open and the format calls for the Silver and Bronze Division to play on Saturday with the Pro and Gold Divisions playing in the marquis slot on Sunday. Start times for both days are projected to be 8:30 a.m., but that could be adjusted if entries exceed expectations.
When the MCA Nine-Wicket Series launched in May of 2013 with the Stilwell Open, Greg Clouse was there. He took that first title with an 18-16 win over Dylan Goodwin in the final. Since then Clouse made many appearances in MCA 9WS finals, but had to settle for runner-up status each time.
BELTON, MO -- The 2016 Missouri Open rolled out on schedule yesterday morning at Eagles' Landing Golf Course in Belton, Missouri. A full report and photos will be posted in the near future, but here are your winners across the four divisions:
PRO DIVISION: Greg Clouse 19, Greg Adams 15
GOLD DIVISION: Steve Jackson 19, Nathan Oberg 18
SILVER DIVISION: Gabe Airrington 21, Josh Reed 18
BRONZE DIVISION: Brevin Millican 21, Cade Millican 6