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2018 Midwest Area Schedule

01/27: 2018 MCA Annual General Meeting (East)
07/16: Shield: OKC Central Quad (GC)
07/17: 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 = 9WS Tournaments

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Wednesday
Mar162011

Central Missouri Open Date Change

WARRENSBURG, MO -- Matt Smith has announced that the UCM Open will move up to Saturday, April 9. The event will be played in Warrensburg, Missouri and the formate is double golf croquet. The original date for the event was April 23.

Contact: Contact: Matt Smith (croquet1@charter.net) / UCM Croquet webpage

Monday
Mar072011

New President for the MCA

INDEPENDENCE, MO -- At the February 26 MCA annual meeting, Matt Smith from Warrensburg took over the reigns as the new president of the Missouri Croquet Association. Greg Adams from Parkville previously served for two years as president.

In other news from the meeting, Ron Millican expressed concerns about growth for the MCA. It was noted that the new college club at Central Missouri that Smith was spearheading was showing early signs of success. Matt Griffith indicated that he had two new players at Kactus Creek through an intro to croquet class at the club. Dylan Goodwin is trying to establish a nine-wicket club in the Johnson County (KS) area of Kansas City.

Griffith also indicated that first flight would add singles play for the USCA Nine-Wicket Nationals Tournament in September, which is another step toward reaching out to developing players in the area.

The MCA also considered the purchase of a second clock at the Kactus Creek Croquet Club, but no decision was made.

Sunday
Feb272011

2011 MCA Schedule Expands

04/09 -- Central Missouri University Open (GC) / Warrensburg, MO
Contact: Matt Smith (croquet1@charter.net) / UCM Croquet webpage

05/26-30 -- USCA Midwest Regional (US) / Tulsa Croquet Club, Tulsa, OK
Contact: Erica Sherman (561-478-0760) (tournamentusca@aol.com)

06/04 -- Sunflower Wickets Benefit (GC) / Mahaffie Farmstead, Olathe, KS
Contact: Visit the Sunflower Wickets webpage

06/18 -- Lee's Summit Open (9W) / Lee's Summit, MO
Contact: Ron Millican (rdmillican@kcenvelope.com)

07/02 -- Kactus Creek Fun Day (GC) / Kactus Creek Croquet Club, Parkville, MO
Contact: Matt Griffith (kccroquet@kc.rr.com) / kactuscreek.com

07/09 -- KCCC 1st Flt (US)/ Kactus Creek Croquet Club, Parkville, MO
Contact: Matt Griffith (kccroquet@kc.rr.com) / kactuscreek.com

07/16 -- KCCC Champ Flt (US) / Kactus Creek Croquet Club, Parkville, MO
Contact: Matt Griffith (kccroquet@kc.rr.com) / kactuscreek.com

09/16-18 -- USCA Nine Wicket Nationals (9W) / Mid-America Sports Complex, Shawnee, KS
Contact: Matt Griffith (kccroquet@kc.rr.com) / kactuscreek.com

Monday
Jan312011

2011 Early Tourney Dates

There are a few Midwestern Region Tourney dates floating around:

Mar 18-20 / Arkadelphia 9W Tournament / Arkadelphia, Arkansas
May 26-30 / USCA Midwestern Regionals (US) / Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jun 4 / Sunflower Wickets Benefit / Olathe, Kansas
Sep 16-18 / USCA Nine-Wicket Nationals / Shawnee, Kansas

Thursday
Sep232010

Grand Prix Standings for Local Players of the USCA 

Rank    Name                     Hcap   Singles    Doubles    Total

733      Debbie Breeden      13        4              2              6

620      Jodi Adams              12       20             2            22

545      Deborah Millican      16       24             16          40

464      Ron Millican               9        44             39          83

302      Greg Adams              7       150          150          300

301     Donald Brooks           5        275           25          300

247     Dylan Goodwin          7         422           38          460

125     Billy Bob Breeden    3.5        966          448         1414

81       Matthew Griffith        2          952         1624        2576

29       Matthew B. Smith   0.5        4452         1904        6356

Friday
Sep172010

Nine Wicket National Championship 

SHAWNEE, KS -- Sunday wrapped up the 9W Singles & Doubles Championship.

George Cochran defeated Bill Martin in Singles Championship 28-20 and Matt Smith & Nick Zink defeated Matt Baird and Jeff Caldwell in Doubles Championship 32-25.

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Sunday will wrap up the The 9W singles Championship between George Cochran & Bill Martin and the semi finals championship doubles. Matt Smith & Nick Zink vs Matt Griffith & Billy Bob Breeden & Matt Baird, Jeff Caldwell vs Geroge Cochran & Don Oakley

Todays winners for the 9W National First Flight Doubles was Greg Adams & Troy White over Ron & Deborah Millican. 

Billy Bob Breeden loses heartbreaker to Bill Martin in Semi-Finals 24-23. George Cochran wins over Nick Zink in Semi-Finals. George Cochran & Bill Martin will square off  tomorrow afternoon to decide who will be crowned 9W National Champion. Doubles competition will start tomorrow morning at 8 am sharpe.

Monday
Sep062010

Tulsa Fall Classic 

TULSA, OK -- Matt Smith Wins Tulsa Classic 15 - 9 over Matt Baird in Championship division. Matt Griffith also place 3rd in championship division. In the First Flight division Don Brooks took 2nd in singles & in Second Flight singles Jodi Adams took 2nd & Deborah Millican took 3rd place. In Championship Doubles action Matt Smith & Art Parsells took 2nd & Billy Bob Breeden & Matt Griffith took 3rd. In First Flight Doubles Greg Adams & Wendell Thompson took 2nd place. All in all Missouri players played very well.

Thursday
Aug052010

Nine Wicket Nationals Sept. 17,18 & 19

USCA Nine Wicket Nationals Entry Form

USCA NINE WICKET CHAMPIONSHIP
Singles and Doubles
September 17, 18, 19, 2010
Mid-America Sports Complex, 20000 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, KS

Entry Deadline: Sept 3, 2010
Dear 9-Wicket Player:

FRIDAY (one event only):
Championship Singles (1 vs 1, each person plays two balls).  Open to all skill levels, but be prepared to play against high level players.  Standard USCA Nine Wicket rules with options 1, 1A, 2, 3, 7, 9 & 10.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Championship Doubles (2 vs 2, each person plays one ball).  Open to all skill levels, but be prepared to play against high level teams.  Standard USCA Nine Wicket rules with options 1, 1A, 2, 3, 7, 9 & 10.

1st Flight Doubles (2 vs 2, each person plays one ball).  handicap 9 & higher and players without a handicap.
 Standard USCA Nine Wicket rules with options 1, 1A, 2, 3, 7, 9 & 10.

Sunday will be the playoffs for doubles.  Tournament will be over no later than 1:00 pm.

Play is limited to 30 in singles, 26 Championship doubles teams & 10 First Flight doubles teams. We expect a full tournament this year. Please don’t wait to the last minute to enter if you want to play.
Matt Griffith, Tournament Director Kactuscreek@yahoo.com. 816-665-6762

Entry to the tournament includes, lunches Friday and Saturday, Opening reception at Kactus Creek Croquet Club Friday evening.  A courtside participant’s dinner on Saturday is included with your entry fee, for non-playing guests the dinner fee is $20.00.

Wednesday
Jul072010

Midwest Regional Championships 2010

TULSA, OK -- Traveling to the Midwest Regional Championship Tournament held in Tulsa, Okahoma were Kactus Creek Croquet Club members Matt Griffith, Matt Smith, Billy Bob Breeden & Ron & Deborah Milligan. After enduring rain, heat & humidity but still able to enjoy themselves, Missouri players showed their expertise by bringing home several trophies. Matt Smith, Warrensburg won second place in the Championship Flight Division while Ron Milligan, Lee's Summit won second place in the Second Flight Division.

Winners in the doubles competition were 2nd place Championship Division, Matt Smith & Matt Griffith with Ron & Deborah Milligan winning second place in the Second Flight Division.

Click here for photos or go to the photo tag at top of page to see pictures of the Midwest Regional 2010.

 

Friday
Jun042010

MCA members visit Sarasota County Croquet Club


VENICE, FL -- Jodi and Greg Adams of Kansas City, Mo were at Venice, Florida this last weekend to visit the Sarasota County Croquet Club. The Adams' report everyone was very nice and welcoming.

The club was formed in 2000 and now has 160 members. The club has three regulation sized croquet courts, one of which is sometimes converted into two ½ sized courts to better accommodate beginners to the sport.

The SCCC is located in Venice Florida on property owned by the City of Venice and maintained by the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Department. The SCCC is the largest public facility dedicated to croquet in the United States.