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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

2019
01/26: 2018 MCA Annual General Meeting (South)

BOLD = MCA Tournaments

Administration

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
Friday
Jun302017

Missouri Open: Not on the Lineup? Sign Up!

Updated on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:47PM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

Updated on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 9:06AM by Registered CommenterMCA Website Admin

The following players have entered to compete in the 2017 Missouri Open at Eagles' Landing Golf Course in Belton, Mo., on Saturday, July 8.

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Wednesday
Jun282017

Reminder: Sign up for the Missouri Open by June 30

On Saturday, July 8, beautiful Belton is the place to be for the Missouri Open, the second tournament of the 2017 MCA Nine Wicket Series.

Sign up by Friday, June 30. Email kccroquetclub@gmail.com, mark that you are "going" on the Facebook event page or RSVP on Croquet Nation.

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Wednesday
Jun212017

Missouri Open Lands in Belton on July 8

The 2017 Midwest Croquet Association Nine Wicket Series resumes with the Missouri Open on July 8 at Eagles' Landing Golf Course in Belton, Mo.

Registration is open through June 30.

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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.