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2018 Midwest Area Schedule

01/27: 2018 MCA Annual General Meeting (East)
05/05: 2018 Lee's Summit T-Bone (9WS)
06/16: Shield: OKC Central Quad (GC)
06/17: Shield: OKC Central Quad (GC)
07/28: KC Open (9WS)
08/18: Shield Championship-Milwaukee (GC)
08/19: Shield Championship-Milwaukee (GC)
09/15: MCA 9WS Championship (9WS)
11/16: 2017 MCA Awards

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

BOLD = MCA Tournaments



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


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.


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.


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.


Nine Wicket Nationals Sept. 17,18 & 19

USCA Nine Wicket Nationals Entry Form

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.

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 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.


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.



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.


Brad Clouse Wins 2010 Lee's Summit Tourney

Brad Clouse (click photo to see gallery)LEE'S SUMMIT, MO -- Twelve players braved a day of steady, cold rain at Hartman Park in Lee's Summit yesterday to kick off the 2010 MCA croquet season. Brad Clouse emerged as the first place winner of the Waterford Doubles nine-wicket event with a perfect 5-0 record.

Nick Zink claimed second place and Johnny Nichol grabbed third place, but the main story was one of survival. Umbrellas, rain suits and a change clothes were essential for the event as the rain never quit. The time limit games were shortened to 40 minutes after lunch to speed things along. Lunch was a big highlight as Ron and Debbie Millican funded a catered BBQ lunch that was fantastic and gave the players a chance to huddle near the heated food trays.

Despite the wet atmosphere, Hartman Park appeared to be a great facility for the event and players discussed the potential of hosting the event there again in 2011.

Link to Photo Gallery

Full Standings:

01. Brad Clouse
02. Nick Zink
03. Johnny Nichol
04. Matt Smith
05. Jason Johnson
06. Ron Millican
07. Jodi Adams
08. Greg Adams
09. Harvey Clouse
10. Greg Clouse
11. Dylan Goodwin
12. Debra Millican


2010 Mahaffie Sunflower Wickets

OLATHE, KS -- The Missouri Croquet Association provided equipment and referees for the First Annual Mahaffie Sunflower Wickets golf croquet fundraiser on Saturday morning in Olathe, Kansas. The event was held on four fields on the Mahaffie Farmstead and had 16 doubles teams battling in a single elimination event that was completed in two hours.

After the croquet tournamant, a champagne brunch was catered by delish Catering of Olathe. Engraved mallets were presented to the first through fourth place teams. It was reported that the event raised $4000 and appeared to be very popular with the participants.


1st -- Brady Small/Tim McKee

2nd -- Marge Vogt/Fred Sherman

3rd -- Brad Cornell/Matt Holstin

4th -- John Bacon/Bob Montgomery

Full Photo Gallery

2010 Sunflower Wickets action


Pelican Ridge Date Change

The Pelican Ridge Tournament date has been moved back to July 31.


Lee's Summit Tourney Registration

The Lee's Summit tournament is on Saturday, May 15th starting at 9 AM. To register, contact the Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation Department at 816-969-1500. Entry fee is just $15 and the format is 9W Cutthroat Croquet. Ron and Debbie Millican have graciously offered to provide lunch for all participants.

The tournament will be played Hartman Park in Lee's Summit, Missouri (just south of 3rd street and Pryor). It is a softball complex that they just completely revamped last year with new grading and newly seeded last year.