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2017-18 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)
07/29: KC Open (9WS)
07/30: KC Open (9WS)
09/16: MCA 6B Championship (9W)
09/17: MCA 9WS Championship (9WS)
11/10: 2017 President’s Awards/Town Hall
01/28: 2018 MCA Annual General Meeting (East)

 

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Tuesday
May232017

Two Volunteers Needed for Sunflower Wickets Benefit on June 2

The MCA seeks two more volunteers to supervise games at the Sunflower Wickets Croquet Tournament in Olathe in the afternoon of Friday, June 2.

The tournament is a benefit for the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm in Olathe, and MCA has supported it with equipment, officiating and tournament administration for many years.

The golf croquet games run from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Sunflower Wickets will be held at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS 66061.

Email Dylan if you are able to volunteer.

Read more information about Sunflower Wickets.

Tuesday
May092017

Millican Smashes the Pro Ceiling

The MCA Pro Division now has a female player listed on the page of title champions. Deborah Millican worked through the long grass of the Lee's Summit T-Bone Tournament held this past Saturday at Howard Park in Lee's Summit to finish with a 25-9 win over Billy Bob Breeden to claim her first Pro title. It's a wonderful moment for the MCA and for croquet in general as the sport has always been marketed as gender and age equal. Scroll through that list of champions and you'll see the MCA is well represented across all demographics.

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Monday
May082017

Gabe Gets Gold at 2017 Lee’s Summit T-Bone Croquet Tournament

Gabe Airrington took his success at the Lee’s Summit T-Bone Croquet Tournament to the next level on Saturday.

Returning to Howard Park, the site of his first tournament victory in the Silver Division in 2015, Airrington went undefeated in combined Gold/Silver Division block play in the morning and knocked out the four and two seeds to take first place in the Gold playoff in the afternoon. His block wins over the eventual Silver Division finalists, Eddie Mondt and Wanda Jackson, and his triumphs in the Gold Division proved he belongs in the Gold group in 2017 after a dominant 2016 in the Silver Division.

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Monday
May082017

Mondt is the Man

Eddie Mondt overcame a slow start to his day to capture the Silver Division championship at the Lee’s Summit T-Bone Tournament. With nine players in the combined Gold and Silver divisions starting the day in group play, Mondt found himself in what might retroactively be named the Group of Death. This group featured the eventual Gold playoff winner in Gabe Airrington and the two silver finalists with Mondt and Wanda Jackson.

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Thursday
May042017

2017 LSTB Blocks and Game Times

The 2017 Lee's Summit T-Bone Tournament line-ups are set and ready to roll for an 8:30 a.m. start on Saturday. The Pro Division has eight players and will have two blocks for morning play. All players will advance to the eight-player knockout. All Pro players have an 8:30 a.m. game.

The Gold and Silver Divisions will combine and nine players will compete in three blocks. The top finisher in each block will advance to take the top three seeds in the five-player Gold knockout. Gross points will determine which of the two second place finishers will advance to the knockout for the 4/5 play-in game. The remaining four players will compete in a four-player Silver knockout.

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Tuesday
May022017

Lee’s Summit T-Bone Croquet Tournament Registration Deadline Tuesday

Last call! This evening at 6 p.m. is the deadline to enter to play in the Lee’s Summit T-Bone Croquet Tournament this Saturday, May 6, at Howard Park. Learn about how the divisions are shaping up, how you can help on site on Saturday morning and about one significant rule change for 2017.

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Monday
May012017

Reminder: Jersey Pickup at Pinstripes

If you are interested in picking up your jersey at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pinstripes, please email kccroquetclub@gmail.com so we can reserve the right amount of space. You may also pay tournament and membership fees and sign waivers there.

Members may also pick up their MCA jerseys on site the morning of the Lee’s Summit T-Bone Croquet Tournament. If you cannot attend either jersey pickup or the Lee's Summit T-Bone Croquet Tournament, your jersey will be mailed to you.

Pinstripes is located in the Prairiefire shopping center on the southwest corner of Nall Avenue and 135th Street in Overland Park.

Friday
Apr282017

Four Days Until Lee’s Summit T-Bone Croquet Tournament Deadline

Remember to sign up for the Lee’s Summit T-Bone Croquet Tournament, which fires up the Midwest Croquet Association Nine Wicket Series for 2017 on Saturday, May 6.

Register by Tuesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. Email MCA president Dylan Goodwin at kccroquetclub@gmail.com, or visit the Facebook event page to reserve your spot. Please indicate your preferred division.

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Thursday
Apr272017

Jersey Pickup: Tuesday Night at Pinstripes

MCA members who joined at the premium membership level for 2017 may pick up their jerseys at Pinstripes in Overland Park at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Breeden Collects Another KC AC Title

The Kactus Creek AC Invitational sponsored by CroquetNetwork.com was originally scheduled for Tulsa, Oklahoma, but with minimal interest the event shifted gears and switched to the Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. On relatively short notice, five players chose to join the fray and battle it out April 21-23, 2017. The reward for these brave AC warriors was Friday start in "November-like" conditions, but the event saw improving weather each day.

PHOTO GALLERY | RESULTS

The first two days were a round-robin that eliminated one player to set up a four-player knockout on Sunday. Matt Griffith worked through the block with a 4-0 record to take the top seed in the knockout. There he advanced with a 26-2 semifinal win over Ron Millican, who still needs some convincing on the merits of AC. Billy Bob Breeden took down Dylan Goodwin 24-4 with ease in the other semifinal. That set up what proved to be an interesting final between Griffith and Breeden.

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