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2018 Midwest Area Schedule

01/27: 2018 MCA Annual General Meeting (East)
05/05: 2018 Lee's Summit T-Bone (9W)
06/16: Shield: OKC Central Quad (GC)
06/17: Shield: OKC Central Quad (GC)
08/18: Shield Championship-Milwaukee (GC)
08/19: Shield Championship-Milwaukee (GC)
09/15: MCA 9WS Championship (9WS)
11/16: 2017 MCA Awards

2019
01/26: 2018 MCA Annual General Meeting (South)

BOLD = MCA Tournaments

Administration

Wednesday
Apr182018

2018 MCA 9W Wiring Modification 

With the launch of the new wiring rule modification, the MCA Rules and Competition Committee (R&CC) wanted to clarify the need for the change to correct the current iteration of the wiring rule. The first diagram explains the reasoning behind the allowance of a wired ball to become ball in hand on a ball that has occupied a corner. Essentially, the current rule still made it simple for an experienced player to create a virtually un-hittable leave after a first break.

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Monday
Apr162018

2018 Nine Wicket Rules Available

The MCA Rules and Competition Committee has officially releases the 2018 Edition of the MCA Official Nine-Wicket Croquet Rulebook: Backyard Croquet Rules. The release comes after an extensive review of the working rulebook that had governed MCA play over the past few years.

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Sunday
Apr082018

Get Fired Up: Lee's Summit T-Bone Croquet Tournament Registration Now Open

LEEʼS SUMMIT, Mo.—On Saturday, May 5, the Midwest Croquet Association fires up the 2018 MCA Nine Wicket Series at the Leeʼs Summit T-Bone Croquet Tournament at Howard Park.

Tournament registration is open now. To sign up, contact tournament organizers Ron Millican (ashdebron@aol.com or 816-510-9395) and/or Greg Adams (816-516-3262), or visit the Facebook event page. Please indicate your preferred division — Pro, Gold or Silver.

DEADLINE FOR SIGN-UP: Monday, April 30, at 5 p.m.

Starting time: 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: Food and drinks are included with entry
Address: 3498 NE Independence Avenue, Leeʼs Summit, MO

Registration fees:
MCA members: $25
Nonmembers: $30

Membership:
Join the Midwest Croquet Association today. Or please arrive at the tournament early if you want to sign up for your 2018 MCA membership on site.

Sunday
Mar182018

2017 MCA President's Award Winners

The Midwest Croquet Association announced the 2017 President's Awards at the AGM on January 27, 2018. The following awards were presented. Congratulations to all of the winners.

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Sunday
Feb182018

AGM Highlights: Jackson is New President

The 2018 Midwest Croquet Association Annual General Meeting held at the eCafe in Overland Park, Kansas, on January 27, 2018, achieved the primay goal of transitioning to a new president. Steve Jackson from Kansas City has taken over the role from Dylan Goodwin who served for five years.

The transition was the central part of the meeting discussion and an interesting twist occurred as a new vice president position was created which Ellie Griffith taking that role. The idea is that adding another member will help with the workload for the president and also ensure of smooth succession in future years.

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Friday
Jan192018

2018 MCA AGM: Agenda Topics

The following topics are planned for 2018 Midwest Croquet Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on January 27, 2018. 

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Wednesday
Dec272017

2018 MCA AGM: Overland Park

The 2018 MCA Annual General Meeting for all 2017 members for will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the ecafe in Overland Park. The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at noon. eCafe is located at 10650 Roe Ave, Overland Park, KS 66207.

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Sunday
Nov122017

Postponed: 2017 MCA Awards

The MCA had hoped to start a stand-alone MCA Presidents' Awards event in 2017 and that was originally scheduled to be held November 10, 2017. The MCA is postponing the concept and looking for a launch in November of 2018. The 2017 MCA Presidents' Awards will be presented at the 2018 Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Details on the location and time for the event should be available later this month.

Sunday
Sep242017

Watson Gets Second Silver Championship Title

Through some tough scheduling and one missed event, 2015 MCA Silver Shield Champion Darin Watson came into the 2017 MCA Silver Championship at Loch Lloyd on Saturday, September 16, 2017, on the back the toughest stretch of his croquet career. In fact, with all Silver players being pushed up to Gold, he was 0-7 on the year including one loss in Silver from the Lee's Summit T-Bone Tournament.

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Thursday
Sep212017

Gold Championship: Jackson's Revenge

The 2017 MCA Gold Championship set up similar to the 2016 edition. Steve Jackson entered with a lead in the overall race in both years. While 2016 ended on a sour note, Jackson left no doubt in 2017 as he capped his 15-1 season with a pair of wins to claim his first Gold Series Championship and third straight Gold tournament title. 

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