LEAWOOD, KS -- The rescheduled 2016 MCA Six-Ball Championship Scheduled for today (Sunday, October 9) has been cancelled due to an inadequate number of entries. The MCA will look to bring the event back in 2017.
CLEVELAND, MO -- The MCA has announced that Bill Berg has agreed to host the 2016 MCA Six-Ball Croquet Championship on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Cleveland Croquet Club. The original event was scheduled for September 16, 2016 at Markey Park in advance of the MCA Championships, but steady rains that day delayed court markup.'
The event is free for all full MCA members and is $10 for non-MCA members and will start at noon. Each player will be put into a qualifier with the top finishers advancing to a six-player final. Lunch will not be provided at the event.
If you would like to signup for the event, RSVP through the Kansas City Croquet Club Facebook Event Page or contact Dylan Goodwin at email@example.com. Deadline for sign-up is Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m.
BELTON, MO -- Finally, two of the MCA Nine Wicket Series races lived up to the hype and played out on the final Saturday of the season at Markey Park in Belton, Missouri on September 17, 2016. The GWM Pro Series race saw Matt Griffith come into the MCA Championship Saturday with a narrow 16-point lead over Greg Clouse. The MCA Gold Series was even closer with Steve Jackson clinging to a five-point lead over Jodi Adams. That set the stage for a dramatic finish to the 2016 season.
At the Pro level, there was an interesting twist in that the playoff bracket favored Clouse as Matt Smith slotted into the top half of the bracket as a five seed with a 9-1 record. That indicated Griffith would likely have to take on Smith in round two, while Clouse was set for a much easier path in the bottom half of the bracket.
Here's a quick look at the main results from yesterdays MCA Championship. Full report with photos will be posted when available.
Pro Points Race -- Matt Griffith took his second straight MCA Pro Nine Wicket Series with 427 points on the year to edge out Greg Clouse at 421.
MCA Pro Shield Championship -- Matt Smith 23, Greg Clouse 8
Gold Points Race -- Jodi Adams started the day from behind but maded up ground to claim the overall Gold Series title with 318 points. Steve Jackson was second on the year with 283 points.
MCA Gold Shield Championship -- Jodi Adams 24, S. Jason Cole 16
Silver Points Race -- Gabe Airrington mathematically claimed the overall Silver Points race once it was determined that the Silver bracket would only field six players. That meant challenger Justin Marciniak couldn't get the three games that would be required to even make a run at Airrington's lead. Due to his football career, Airrington was unable to play in the MCA Championship, but he is still the overall champ with 314 points. Marciniak finished with 272 points.
MCA Silver Shield Championship -- Justin Marciniak 14, Brevin Millican 12
The 2016 MCA Pro Division Championship is scheduled for an 12:00 p.m. start on September 17, 2016 at Markey Park in Belton, Missouri (615 W. Markey Road, Belton, MO 64012). The championship games should be start around 2:30 p.m. Playoff bracket with scheduled times:
The 2016 MCA Gold Division Championship is scheduled for a 10:45 a.m. start on September 17, 2016 at Markey Park in Belton, Missouri (615 W. Markey Road, Belton, MO 64012). Josh Reed and S. Jason Cole have the early game at 10:45 a.m. All other games start at 1:15 p.m. The championship games should be start around 2:30 p.m. Playoff bracket with scheduled times:
The 2016 MCA Silver Division Championship is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. start on September 17, 2016 at Markey Park in Belton, Missouri (615 W. Markey Road, Belton, MO 64012). Justin Marciniak and Brevin Millican have a bye in the first round. Playoff bracket with scheduled times:
Now in its second year, Madminton is Kansas City's most playful fundraiser and badminton tournament supporting Giving the Basics. Madminton will take place on Sunday, September 24th from 1 p.m.–7 p.m. at Theis Park, appropriately near the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kansas City’s famous shuttlecocks.