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2017 KC Area Schedule

02/18: AGM (N. Kansas City)
04/21: KC AC Invitational (AC)
04/22: KC AC Invitational (AC)
04/23: KC AC Invitational (AC)
05/06: Lee’s Summit T-Bone (9WS)
06/02: Sunflower Wickets Benefit (GC)
07/08: Missouri Open (9WS)
07/21: States Shield KS v MO (GC)
07/22: States Shield KS v MO (GC)
07/22: States Shield IL v WI (GC)
07/29: KC Open: Pro (9WS)
07/30: KC Open: Gold-Silver (9WS)
08/19: States Shield Championship (GC)
09/15: MCA 6B Championship (9W)
09/16: MCA 9WS Championship (9WS)
09/22: USCA 9W Nationals (9W)
09/23: USCA 9W Nationals (9W)
09/24: USCA 9W Nationals (9W)
11/10: 2017 President’s Awards/Town Hall

2018
01/28: 2018 MCA Annual General Meeting (East)

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Wednesday
Aug162017

2017 States Shield Championship Schedule

Three MCA players will be participating in this Saturday's Croquet Network States Shield Championship final as Missouri will take on the visiting Wisconsin team at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. From the MCA, Matt Smith, Steve Jackson and Billy Bob Breeden will represent Missouri.

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Wednesday
Aug162017

2017 USCA 9 Wicket Nationals Set

The 2017 USCA National 9 Wicket Championship hosted by Kactus Creek Croquet Club will be held at English Landing Park in downtown Parkville, Missouri, September 22-24, 2017. The event will have a Championship Flight and a First Flight Singles and Doubles. The maximum number of entries is 24. The tournament will use standard USCA 9 Wicket Rules with options 1,1b,2,3,4,5,6,8.

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Tuesday
Aug012017

2017 KC Open: Griffith Clinches Pro 9WS

With the dust settling on a big weekend of action at the Kansas City Open held at the Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri, the numbers all add up to a three-peat for Matt Griffith in the MCA Nine Wicket Series as he now leads the overall race by more than the 96 points that will be available at the MCA Championship in September.

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Sunday
Jul302017

2017 KC Open Gold: Jackson's Perfect Day 

The MCA Gold Division took to the court for the second half of the Kansas City Open this morning at 8:30 a.m. Five rounds later, Steve Jackson stood tall as the winner as he went 5-0 and won three straight on the King of the Mountain (KOM) court. The 10-player format on two courts acted like a Swiss while awarding more points each round for the winners v winners games. By round three, that created a KOM court that awarded six points per win and a secondary court that offered three points per win. Players that took a loss in the early rounds had a path back to the top of the mountain.

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Saturday
Jul292017

2017 KC Open: Early Pro Report

PARKVILLE, MO -- Matt Griffith took the 2017 Kansas City Open Pro Division title with a tight 19-17 win over Billy Bob Breeden at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. Griffith has now won three of the four Kansas City Open Pro titles and a record seven MCA Pro titles. Griffith advanced to the final after a 23-16 win over Dylan Goodwin. Breeden made it to the final after winning 24-22 thriller over Greg Adams in the semifinals.

Tomorrow the action resumes as the Gold players will hit the courts at 8:30 a.m. look to gain slots in the final eight for the MCA Gold Championship in September. 

Wednesday
Jul262017

2017 Kansas City Open: Schedules

PARKVILLE, MO -- The 2017 Kansas City Open is set to roll out this weekend with 20 players lined out for battle at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. The Pro Division will start the action with at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Nine players will play in three blocks of three with six players advancing to the afternoon knockout. Matt Griffith, Dylan Goodwin and Billy Bob Breeden will all receive the early morning byes and have 9:45 a.m. starts. All players are asked to be on hand 30 minutes prior to their first game.

PRO SCHEDULE (SATURDAY): challonge.com/2017KCpro

The combo Gold and Silver Division will begin play on Sunday morning and have an 8:30 a.m. start. The combo division will try a new King of the Mountain (KOM) format that will guarantee all players at least two games in Gold and should provide good opportunities for players looking to qualify for the MCA Gold Championship and for players competing for the top spot. Full details on the format will be posted later this week, but the opening matchups are listed below.

GOLD-SILVER FIRST ROUND: 8:30 AM SUNDAY

CT / Seed - Player v Seed - Player
SE: 1 - Steve Jackson v 5 - Ellie Kemp
SW: 3 - Brevin Millican v 7 - Wanda Jackson
NE: 2 - Justin Marciniak v 6 - Josh Reed
NW: 4 - Gabe Airrington v 8 - Cade Millican

Byes: Di Berg, Darin Watson, Jim Ratzlaff (9:45 a.m. starts)

NOTES

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your first game
  • Address: 13312 NW 76th St, Parkville, MO 64152
  • All players should have at least 45 minutes for lunch
  • Lunch is not provided; however, Kactus Creek has a refrigerator and grill on site
  • Winners report/write down scores and both players should gather court equipment: balls, clips, timers and replace to the proper end of the court
  • Games are 60 minutes and each player has three timouts
  • The clock may be stopped interference for double-banked games in the final 10 minutes of the game
  • Entry fee is $20 for MCA members, $30 for non-MCA members [More information about membership]
  • Tournament manager is Dylan Goodwin -- kccroquetclub@gmail.com
Wednesday
Jul192017

2017 Kansas City Open: Nine Wicket Series Returns to Kactus Creek Croquet Club

Registration is open for the Kansas City Open nine-wicket croquet tournament to be held over two days at the end of July at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Mo.

The KC Open is the final regular-season tournament in the Midwest Croquet Association's Nine Wicket Series for 2017 and players' last chance to add to their points totals before the MCA Championship.

Please note: In 2017, the Pro Division takes its turn to play on Saturday — July 29. The lower divisions play on Sunday, July 30, this year. In 2016, the Pro Division played on the Sunday of KC Open weekend. Because of court availability, the divisions alternate days each successive year.

Sign up by Monday, July 24, at 6 p.m. Email kccroquetclub@gmail.com, or mark that you are "Going" on the Facebook event page.

Tournament entry fees are $20 for MCA members and $30 for nonmembers. [More information about membership.]

Lunch is not provided; however, Kactus Creek has a refrigerator and grill on site.

Wednesday
Jul122017

Last Turns Action Hero

After a day of battle at the 2017 Eagles' Landing Missouri Open, the MCA Pro Division title came down to a last turns run by Matt Smith as he claimed a tight 26-20 win over Matt Griffith on Saturday afternoon.

The event was held at Eagles's Landing Golf Course in Belton, Missouri and drew 17 of the MCA's best battling in Pro and Gold divisions half of the Gold players falling into a Silver Division playoff.

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Sunday
Jul092017

Early Results: 2017 Missouri Open

BELTON, MO -- The full report will be posted when available. Scores from the 2017 Missouri Open championship games follow:

Thursday
Jul062017

2017 Missouri Open Game Times

BELTON, MO -- The 2017 Eagles' Landing Missouri Open format is set with nine players competing in the Pro Division and seven competing in the combined Gold and Silver Division. All divisions start at 8:30 a.m. at Eagles' Landing Golf Course at 4200 Bong Ave, Belton, Missouri 64012. The following Pro players have byes for round one of the day and do not play until 9:45 a.m.

  • Matt Smith
  • Matt Griffith
  • Greg Clouse

The format for Pro is three blocks of three with the top two advancing from each block into a six-player knockout.

PRO SCHEDULE: challonge.com/17missouripro

Update (7/7, 1:15 p.m.): The format for Gold and Silver has changed due to a player withdrawal. Seven players are now competing in the combined division. The revised tournament structure is in development and subject to change; however, Gold and Silver are likely to break down this way:

Round one losses will send three players to the Silver Division, which will be a round robin.

Round one wins will send three players to join one additional player, who will have a round one bye, in the Gold Division bracket. The Gold Division will be a double-elimination bracket.

At this point, the most important thing for Gold and Silver players to know is that they all must be on site by 8 a.m. to register and get organized. Games will begin at 8:30.

GOLD/SILVER SCHEDULE: challonge.com/2017missourigoldsilver

NOTES:

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your first game
  • All players should have 45 minutes for lunch and the club house will be open
  • Coolers are not permitted at Eagles's Landing, but we will have a water jug
  • Entry fee is $20 for MCA members, $30 for non-MCA members